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Sophie Mathewson

Local Favourites
17/02/2020

Local Favourites: Minako Fukui, Sidekick Cafe

Minako Fukui moved to Margaret River from Osaka 20 years ago and has never looked back. She was welcomed into the Settler’s fold early on, with the local tavern helping to develop Min’s bar skills and then barista duties at their offshoot café Sidekick. Min…
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Vanya Cullen Wines
Local Favourites
13/02/2020

Local Favourites: Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines

Vanya Cullen is a woman of superlatives. Best….most….highest achieving… if there’s an award to win, she’ll have it covered. Vanya recently collected the Halliday ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award and won the Australian Woman in Wine ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Award 2019. Sitting down with…
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Josh Whiteland Cape Cultural Tours
Local Favourites
10/02/2020

Local Favourites: Josh Whiteland, Cape Cultural Tours

Cultural Custodian and local Wadandi man Josh Whiteland spent his childhood growing up on the beaches of Busselton and Dunsborough, and camping along the Blackwood River during Marron season. Today, Josh runs Koomal Dreaming and Cape Cultural Tours, where he shares his passion for native…
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Arts & Wellbeing
28/01/2020

Busselton Takes Centre Stage in the New Feature Film GO!

Busselton has a long-standing connection to the film industry. Having hosted CinefestOZ Film Festival for over ten years and seen the likes of David Wenham, Sigrid Thornton, and Alex Dimitriades grace the red carpet, the regional town doesn’t shy from the limelight. And last week's…
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Tim Campbell Photographer
Local Favourites
26/01/2020

Local Favourites: Tim Campbell

Photographer, surfer, sailer, and rock-climber. You won’t find Tim Campbell indoors very often. A man of the elements, Tim’s explored most nooks and crannies of the region and isn’t precious about sharing his favourites. So take note, grab your camera, and book your next trip…
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Margarita Wallace Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Local Favourites
13/01/2020

Local Favourites: Margarita Wallace, Eagle Bay Brewing Co

Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a microbrewery, restaurant and vineyard with sweeping views over Geographe Bay and undulating valleys. The team work extremely hard, and it shows across the menu of great food, ciders and beers. But it’s the communal atmosphere lapping up the view…
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Nature & Environment
08/01/2020

Captured: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Images

Virginia Woolf once wrote that lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other. And there is no clearer representation of this than at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse site. It's the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia, standing on…
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Local Favourites Paul Sofias
Local Favourites
02/01/2020

Local Favourites: Paul Sofilas, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Paul wakes up at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse every day. Surrounded by the Southern and Indian Oceans, under the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia - this is the place that Paul calls home. Having grown up in the south west and then living away for…
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Active & Adventure
16/04/2019

School Holiday Inspiration: Discover the Region’s Underground Caves

Hidden beneath the blazing tarmac of Caves Road, below the karri and marri forests, and under the undulating Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, lies a winding labyrinth of underground tunnels and echoing caverns. It's a magical world for children to visit over the school holidays, and a treasure…
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Paul Sofilas
Active & AdventureNature & Environment
26/02/2019

Shining the Spotlight on Augusta’s Lighthouse Keeper

At a time when most of us are rushing into a new way of being - establishing new routines,  negotiating boundaries, and holding virtual conferencing with kids and dogs in the background (the mute button is a saving grace) -  there's one person who seems…
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