It is February already – over halfway through it even – which means we’re nearing the season that is our favourite time of year for the outdoors and some time spent camping. Autumn brings days still warm enough to swim in rivers, oceans and lakes, along with nights cool enough to light a fire, cook some food to smoky perfection with it, and snuggle up overnight in a cosy abode.
Sometimes all you need in the world is a little nook. A space to relax, walk from a swim to a meal – and back again, and a spot to sit around for a read, a laugh, or a chat. When it comes to escapes in this sunny country, Arthur Bay on Magnetic Island knows all about that quiet nook. Tropical and unspoilt, Arthur Bay is home to just one place to stay, The Beach House – big
Down the very south end of our glorious country, tucked into its own little nook of Victoria, lies the Mornington Peninsula. Home to a great host of nature lovers, campers and folks who like to escape any city-based madness, and Jessie and Scott Curtis-Griffiths are two of them. Having started Happy Glamper in the area after importing their first Airstream for their event hire business Airstream Dreams, Jessie and Scott have set up a genius way to explore
Off the coast of NSW is a quiet island that we could keep coming back to, again, and again, and again. Actually, maybe we ought to just not leave. Lord Howe Island is just a skip, hop and an ocean away from the east coast. More specifically it’s 600 km and a two-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. The small island, made of volcanic rock that juts from the Pacific Ocean, feels as though it’s in the middle of
Hi there, welcome to The Slowpoke. We’re a new online journal covering all things to do with living life slowly, sustainably, beautifully and simply. Here we’ll be featuring interviews with local Australian makers, growers, educators and change-makers – people who are doing things authentically and sustainably within all realms of life, from food, gardens, homes, wellbeing, travel, style and community. From the folks who are teaching permaculture to those who are making compassionate, healthy and real homemade food. We