Take in mountain views on Thredbo's gondola

Thredbos new gondola, one of several key developments. Picture: Supplied
Thredbos new gondola, one of several key developments. Picture: Supplied

Thredbo Resort, in southern NSW, has completed several key developments, including a Merritts gondola, claimed to be the only alpine gondola in Australia.

There is also a new car park, improvements to Dream Run including snowmaking, an expanded grooming fleet, and the continuation of sustainability measures.

The gondola investment will further enhance the resort, replacing the double chairlift and quadrupling capacity.

Visit www.thredbo.com.au.

Cruise the Murray River

Paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess is back cruising the Murray River with a new three-night cruise included in the schedule.

The seven-night 'Upper Murraylands Cruise' will also make a comeback in coming weeks.

The new 'long-weekend', three-night, 'Murray River Restart Cruise' travels upriver from the historic port of Mannum, discovering historic towns, Australian culture and the food and wine, and flora and fauna, of the picturesque Murray River.

Learn about Aboriginal history at the amazing Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve - one of Australia's most significant archaeological sites, and see the towering sandstone cliffs at Big Bend.

Onboard ,sample the delights of the Murray and Riverland regions with a structured tasting of delicious local produce and wines in the Sturt Dining Room.

Experience Kakadu

Kakadu is often mentioned as number one on the travel bucket-list for many Australians.

Kakadu is less than three hours' drive from Darwin, with fully-sealed roads making travel to and within Kakadu National Park easy, though 4WD vehicles are recommended to ensure visitors can enjoy the full Crocodile Dundee experience.

Ubirr is the rock formation in Kakadu National Park where Mick Dundee climbs to the top, points towards the horizon, and says "This is my backyard, and over there is the Never Never" while the movie camera pans across the flood plain.

Ubirr's rock-art galleries contain a remarkable panoramic sweep of history with drawings ranging from the thylacine to the arrival of Europeans.

The best time to visit is sunset, when a rich palette of colours lights up the rock outcrops and the vast Nadab Plain below.

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