UPFRONT | CONTENTS
Issue 32 December 2008 www.homesworldwide.co.uk
The Top End, p24
Coffs Harbour, p38
INSIDE, YOU’LL FIND…
Above: T wentieth Century Fox
globetrotter The no-frills way to see the best sights on a shoestring budget
family Family-friendly places to go if you have the kids in tow
indulgence Treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime, no expense spared
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08 BIG PICTURE 10 BUDGET TRAVELLER 12 LETTERS 14 TRAVEL NEWS 18 STOPOVER: KYOTO 20 WHAT’S ON DOWN UNDER 53 HOLIDAY CLINIC 54 REVIEWS 66 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 73 EXPAT DIARY 108 AUSTRALIA MAP 114 NEW ZEALAND MAP 116 NEXT MONTH 121 BACK ISSUES 122 ICON: KANGAROO
ON THE COVER You too can sample life on the ranch, just like Nicole!
Photo: El Questro Homestead 3846
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24 LIVE THE MOVIE We head to the Northern Territory’s Top End to relive the drama and stunning locations of Baz Luhrmann’s epic new fi lm – Australia!
culture & cuisine
60 ART DECO NAPIER Mingle with fl appers and dandies, cruise in vintage cars and dance to Jazz Age tunes. We go all Gatsby in New Zealand’s Napier
38 COFFS HARBOUR With its high mountain backdrop, sandy beaches, and lush rainforests, Coffs Harbour has abundant natural attractions
46 UNSUNG ISLANDS Forget Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, there’s thousands of other little-known gems just waiting to be explored
68 WINE Fruity and complex, Rosé wine from Down Under can sure pack a punch!
70 FOOD NEWS Taste your way through the Antipodes with these tantalising gastronomic treats
55 RUGBY The age-old rivalry between Australia and NZ is alive and well on the rugby fi eld
moving down under
73 EXPAT DIARY The whimsical wonders of Aussie wildlife
75 MIGRATION UPDATE The latest news on what’s happening with migration, jobs and property
79 EXPERT ADVICE Our panel of experts handle even your toughest emigration questions
83 REAL ESCAPES: HOBART The Bailey family enjoy outdoor pursuits and an inexpensive lifestyle in Tassie
86 REAL ESCAPES: ADELAIDE Family fun, rugby and Christmas on the beach – it’s a dream life for the Killick family – they tell us how they made the move!
92 REGIONAL VISAS How a regional visa paved the way to a new life in Adelaide for Miguel Syjuco
96 STUDY IN AUSTRALIA Your guide to studying in Oz, plus our pick of the best vocational courses
100 PROPERTY Countryside idylls to help you live the dream!
103 WORKING DOWN UNDER The jobs, training and skills you need
106 RELOCATION CHECKLIST Step-by-step chart to making a fresh start
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