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Top 5 Things to do in Ballina

Loved for its relaxed seaside atmosphere, Ballina is known as the social and commercial hub of the far north coast region of New South Wales. Located on the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina has a rich naval and maritime history with the modern touches of today’s world. The main coastal town just 200kms south of Brisbane and 750kms north of Sydney, offers something for everyone. Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival  The Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival is a free festival held over the
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Riccarton Attractions

Riccarton is a bustling city suburb located on the western side of Christchurch. Well known for its great selection of eateries, this busy thoroughfare is not only a great place to dine, but makes an excellent base from which to explore the famous Canterbury Region of New Zealand’s South Island. Let’s take a closer look at some of the premier attractions in and around Riccarton, including a quick look at Riccarton accommodation. Cafés and Restaurants Riccarton is known as one of the Canterbury R
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Glebe Markets

The Glebe Markets are one of Sydney’s most established and well known Saturday markets. From 10am to 4pm every Saturday, over 150 stalls are set up with many enticing goodies on offer. Make sure you wear some comfortable shoes and leave enough time to wander the stalls full of vintage and boutique clothes, hand crafted jewellery and a variety of food options. If you’d like to know more about the stall holders check online at Glebe Markets with detailed information on location, and what’s on offe
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Napier, Art Deco Capital

New Zealand’s Art Deco Capital, Napier, is a premier location to experience beautifully-preserved 1930s architecture, and to enjoy historical tours, shopping and events on a world-class scale. Located in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island, and an easy one-hour flight from Auckland or Wellington, Napier is a popular holiday destination. In 1931 the Hawke’s Bay earthquake levelled much of Napier. Many of its buildings were replaced throughout the 1930s and it is often said that t
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Northern Rivers Markets

The Northern Rivers Region, from Ballina to Tweed Heads on the north coast of New South Wales is filled with markets held every weekend as well as weekday Farmers Markets. It’s a great place to meet the growers, shop where the locals shop, sample home grown produce and buy unique handcrafted gifts. Here are some of the locals’ favourite markets. Byron Farmers Markets One of the most popular markets is the Byron Farmers Markets held every Thursday morning from 8am at Butler Street Reserve. There
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Fieldays 2016

Fieldays, in Hamilton, is the largest agribusiness expo in the Southern Hemisphere – a huge, four day agricultural show jam-packed with activities, seminars, competitions and displays, for professional farmers and families alike. Families will love visiting the Heritage Village. Take a wander through New Zealand’s agricultural history preserved beautifully in the schoolhouse, church, hospital and jail. Enjoy activities, puzzles and challenges and be sure to catch the vintage tractor parade
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Mackay Mountain Marathon

Each year, the Mackay Mountain Marathon attracts mountain bike riders from all over the country to enjoy some competitive mountain biking through the stunning Eungella National Park. Three courses cater to riders of all ages and skills, and cover various terrains including bitumen, dirt track, fire trail and single track. The more challenging the track, the more dirt and fire trail the ride covers, with a few tougher hills thrown in for good measure. The non-competitive 15km Recreation Course is
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Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2016

The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show (ACCWS) began when local Murrumbateman region grape growers and winemakers wanted to showcase the unique wines produced in the cooler climates of Australia. Their vision was to provide an opportunity for small wineries to benchmark their wines against the best in Australia. Experts believe the slow ripening and accumulation of flavours promoted by cool conditions prior to harvest are why so many of Australia’s super-premium, world class wines come from
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Melbourne Street Art

For years the art emerging from Melbourne’s street scene has astonished and inspired many locals and travellers from afar. The rich urban city culture has become internationally recognised for their hidden masterpieces waiting to be discovered in laneways, alley ways and unsuspecting corners. Melbourne has recognised the importance of art in the community while also celebrating the difference between street art and graffiti within the streets. Melbourne’s Stance on Graffiti What is the differenc
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