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Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

A Good Good Friday Take one or more bicycles with riders Drive to regional town of Murwillumbah Separate bicycles from car rack Add picnic foods and water to bicycles Roll bicycles out of town Serve over southern hemisphere’s largest erosion caldera Soak in views of sacred mountain: Wollumbin Sprinkle with tastes of wild guavas Steep in conversations with locals at Tyalgum Spin pedals slowly to climb long hills Add passionfruit, limes and mandarins bought from roadside stalls… Read More

At latitude 28.0° S, longitude 153.4° E, Easter marks the last hurrah for summer. It seems not to matter whether Easter falls early or late, many see it as the last beach holiday, a close to swimming, sandy feet and salty hair. Yet with the water temperature dipping to 19°C in the depths of winter while the minimum atmospheric temperature averages 12°C, Easter doesn’t mark the end of beach time, swim time or… Read More

It’s rusted, oyster encrusted and it’s Currumbin’s hidden rail trail. Our use of highways and high speed trains has seen many old railway lines abandoned. Some old railway corridors have been re-purposed for walking, cycling and horse-riding. Known as rail trails, they transform a dilapidated piece of public infrastructure into a useful public asset. Why? Rail trails attract tourists, encourage active lifestyles, provide safe pathways free of vehicles and fumes, and they often serve as valuable habitat… Read More