Health re­treat made for men

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - NEWS QUEENSLAND -

GWINGANNA Life­style Re­treat, in the Gold Coast hin­ter­land, will host its first men’s re­treat this year.

The cus­tom-de­signed three-night pro­gram will run from Septem­ber 16-19 and fo­cus on men’s health is­sues and im­prov­ing over­all well­be­ing.

It will in­clude sem­i­nars from natur­opath Ni­cholas Smith, and cor­po­rate trainer Colin James will fo­cus on ar­eas such as stress, al­co­hol, ex­er­cise, nutrition and life­style dis­ease pre­ven­tion. Prices start from $ 1245, in­clud­ing or­ganic meals, a seafood bar­be­cue lunch, wine at evening meals and two spa treat­ments.

A less-known list

IF YOU think Africa’s Serengeti, Kuta in Bali and Machu Pic­chu in Peru are too touristy, take note – there are al­ter­na­tives.

Travel so­cial net­work­ing web­site gosaga. com has com­piled a list of the best off-the-beaten-track travel desti­na­tions.

South Luangwa, in Zam­bia, topped the list for its amaz­ing wildlife ex­pe­ri­ences.

The 9050sq km park is cen­tred on the Luangwa River and is one of the few na­tional parks that al­lows night sa­faris.

Chan­nel Is­land Na­tional Park, off the coast of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, also made the list for its re­mote is­lands and in­cred­i­ble sea-cave kayak­ing, while newly-re­dis­cov­ered In­can site Cho­que­quirao, in Peru, of­fers an al­ter­na­tive to Machu Pic­chu.

Bromo-Teng­ger-Se­meru Na­tional Park in Java, In­done­sia, also re­ceived a men­tion.

Highs of New Zealand

MOUN­TAINEER Mark Inglis ( pic­tured be­low) will be the spe­cial guest speaker at a New Zealand coach tour­ing expo tour­ing Aus­tralia next month.

The coura­geous Kiwi, who be­came the first dou­ble am­putee to reach the sum­mit of Mount Ever­est four years ago, will speak about his ex­pe­ri­ences at the Grand Pa­cific Tours expo.

The event will be held at the Mer­cure Bris­bane on Au­gust 2.

Peo­ple will be able to talk to tour op­er­a­tors about such things as a new overnight boat cruise in the Bay of Is­lands, the geo­ther­mal ac­tiv­ity and Maori cul­ture in Ro­torua, cruis­ing on Mil­ford Sound and the TranzAlpine Rail Jour­ney.

RSVPs are es­sen­tial as seats for the expo are limited.

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