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UPFRONT | CONTENTS

34 54 Issue 39 July 2009 www.getmedownunder.com

Redlands, p96

Remarkables, p54

INSIDE, YOU’LL FIND… 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

New South Wales, p34

Melbourne, p91

Launceston, p24

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regulars 8 BIG PICTURE 10 STOPOVER: SINGAPORE 12 TRAVEL NEWS 16 BUDGET TRAVELLER 18 WHAT’S ON

DOWN UNDER 20 GET ME DOWN UNDER 22 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 81 EXPAT DIARY 116 AUSTRALIA MAP 122 NEW ZEALAND MAP 126 NEXT MONTH 130 ICON: PAUA

ON THE COVER Find your paradise in Lizard Island, in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Photo: Tourism Queensland

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44 62 68 discovery 24 LAUNCESTON History, culture and friendly locals, not to mention its dazzling natural wonders – why Tasmania’s second city is a real treat

cuisine & culture 62 AUSSIE SOAPS Xav Judd selects some of his favourite Aussie soaps and dramas – look out for some familiar favourites...

34 NEW SOUTH WALES A road trip to remember, exploring the unspoilt beauty of NSW’s southern coast

44 TOP 10 YHAS Quirky and luxurious budget accommodation Down Under

54 REMARKABLES Hiking in the beautiful wilderness of Mount Remarkable National Park

68 HONEY Its sweet, sticky and very good for you – fi nd out more about why honey from Australia and New Zealand is world-class

75 FOOD NEWS Taste your way through the Antipodes with these tasty gastronomic treats, and hot eateries to visit Down Under

Wo r t h £ 1 , 000

The holiday of a lifetime in Australia and New Zealand SEE PAGE 52

moving down under 81 EXPAT DIARY Expats thoughts on life Down Under

83 MIGRATION UPDATE Round-up of the latest migration news

87 EXPERT ADVICE Our panel of experts handle your tough emigration questions

91 REAL ESCAPES:

MELBOURNE Why sunny Melbourne makes life so much better for the Williams family

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QUEENSLAND The year-round sun of Queensland has led to an outdoor lifestyle for the Hare family

100 MIGRATION DIARY Emma Shaw recalls her migration journey

104 REMOVALS How you can take the stress out of moving to the other side of the world

108 DIVORCE Severing the ties in a relationship but want to move Down Under? Follow these tips...

111 WORKING DOWN UNDER The jobs, training and skills you need

114 RELOCATION CHECKLIST Step-by-step chart to making a fresh start

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