Jenny Hewett

Freelance travel and lifestyle writer | Specialist copywriter | Former Time Out journalist.
Member of ASTW (Australian Society of Travel Writers). Based between Sydney and Bali. 


Where to Go and What to Do in Cairns—A T+L Guide to Australia's Newest It Spot

“YIKES, THEY’RE NOT PUTTING YOU in the inlet, are they?! That’s croc country,” jokes my cabbie when I tell him my drop-off address near the pier. Despite his levity, he’s deadly (err) serious, but I still can’t help but laugh along with him. A land of super-sized coral and toothy prehistoric reptiles, Cairns, in the region of Queensland known as Tropical Far North, is one of those destinations that you tell your friends about and they think you’re pulling their leg.

Why Tasmania Is the Perfect Pandemic Destination

OVER RECENT YEARS, Tasmania has been setting the bar high for quirky, cool and less mainstream stays and experiences. Want to brush a Highland cow in the Huon Valley, or glamp in a geodome among vineyards? Farm stay Highland Getaway and the Tamar Valley’s Domescapes will, respectively, see your weird wishes come true. The island state, Australia’s southernmost, is also a strong advocate for climate change and earlier this year announced plans to become a carbon neutral destination by 2025. Thou

Australia's best destination doppelgangers

“Holiday here this year,” they said. And so we did, like our lives depended on it. Aussies never do things by halves, and the past year spent exploring our own backyard is testament to our enthusiasm for travel in all its forms. In fact, we’ve been so gung-ho to see Australia that we’re quickly booking out our favourite destinations, and hire cars are either becoming scarce or sweary expensive in high-interest places.
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