Health retreat made for men
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.