This tour over Central West NSW offers views into one of Australia's largest gold mines as well as the picturesque farms that make up the Central West food bowl. You will be amazed at how the gold mine pit seems to dwarf the giant mining equipment. Though from the air, even the gold mine seems small in comparison to the immense beauty of Mt Canobolas. After flying around Mt Canobolas itself—the highest point between Sydney and the Indian Ocean—your pilot will soar over the pretty town of Orange, home to grazing sheep and cattle, fruit orchards, forests, wineries and more.
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Today i got to wander around and do a walking tour of Mudgee - a small country town in rural New South Wales, Australia that's well known for it's honey and being a winery district. See you guys next Friday for a new adventure! === Let’s Be Mates! === BLOG: http://www.gdaymatejohn.wordpress.com SUBSCRIBE: http://youtube.com/gdaymatejohn FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gdaymatejohn TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gdaymatejohn INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gdaymatejohn === Goodies & Free Stuff! === AIRBNB: Get $45 Airbnb Credit here http://www.airbnb.com.au/c/johnt5821 UBER: Get $5 off your first Uber ride! https://www.uber.com/invite/johnt4229ue A little more about Mudgee from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudgee Mudgee /ˈmʌdʒi/ is a town in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. It is in the broad fertile Cudgegong River valley 261 kilometres north-west of Sydney. Mudgee is at the centre of the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area. At the 2011 census, Mudgee had a population of 9,830 people. The Mudgee district lies across the edge of the geological structure known as the Sydney Basin. Mudgee has developed as a wine producing region and is therefore dependent on wine manufacturing as a major part of its economy. It is also heavily dependent on several major mines in the surrounding area. Other rural produce includes cattle, sheep, wheat, alfalfa, olives, fruit, tomatoes, corn, honey, and dairy products. These, however, do not play as major a role as the mining industry. The Ulan coal mines are in the district. During the 19th century, the area was a major goldmining area and the district also produces marble, pottery clays, shale and dolomite. These mines have further potential to expand in the region, however they are also the topic of local environmental concerns. Tourism is also a growing industry based largely on the wineries. A laboratory was established in 1987 to test meat for pesticide residues. Local real estate, petrol and living costs skyrocketed since 2010 when the mining boom began to peak. This has rolled onto the local population, who have since had increased difficulty in living in the town. Hope you learnt something new folks look forward to catching you next Friday with a new adventure!
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The Cowra Wine Region covers an area of 1,250 sq km of the beautiful Lachlan Valley of New South Wales, including Cowra, Billimari and Canowindra. The region is defined by its warm days, cool nights and dry late summers -- perfect conditions for ripening wine grapes. The Cowra Region is home to over 40 vineyards from small boutiques to big industry players such as McGuigan and Cowra Estate. The fourteen vineyards featured on this site are all open for public wine tasting, mostly by appointment, and over 20 wine labels now bear the Cowra name. It is classic, flavoursome Chardonnay fruit that first established Cowra as a quality grape-growing region and its Chardonnay wines continue to shine today. Recent years have seen the region's enterprising vignerons producing some excellent wines from different varieties such as Sangiovese, Mourvedre and Tempranillo. Cowra's wine industry is now taking a leading role in the development of sustainable agriculture, with growers having signed onto the Cowra Sustainable Wine Partnership. Working with Cowra Shire Council and with the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, growers are improving their sustainability by using mulch and many other improved management techniques. To find out more information on the Cowra Wine Region, visit www.winesofcowra.com
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Gulf Station is located about an hour from Melbourne's CBD in the Yarra Valley. Gulf Station is one of the oldest and most intact timber farm complexes in Australia. Built in the 1850s, the historic homestead is the heart of Gulf Station. It is surrounded by many original outbuildings such as the barn, dairy, schoolhouse and butcher shop. Tania, from Do The Yarra Valley takes us on a quick tour on a recent family picnic day.
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Aurelia Metals Ltd (ASX:AMI) Managing Director & CEO, Jim Simpson, discusses the Hera-Nymagee Project, production, and exploration activity.
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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