Issue 12—October 2020

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 There are some  antique store  close to the Hunter area, with a few at East Maitland, Morpeth & many more nearer to Newcastle.

  Our final adventure was to the incredible Ladies Well & Mt Allyn lookout within the Chichester State Forest on route to the Barrington Tops

  Welcome to Spring and all its wonderful colours and perfumes, warm days and cool nights and many bees making honey in the sunshine.

  Talkies were the rage in Hollywood by now so the new Regent/Herbert’s Theatre was built to show these.

  Not far from Sydney, on the beautiful  Newcastle Beach, is a lovely hotel Noah’s on the Beach with an Art Deco dining area.


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  The Hunter Valley Region is famous for the many wineries but it is also a Foodies Paradise with lots of  fine dinning & quant little cafes every where to suit all tastes.

  Welcome to our 1st Anniversary Edition, We have an interesting line up of stories from the Hunter Valley and the surrounding area to show what there is on offer.  Granted that lots of people head there for the wine,  but there are many other things in & around the area to suit everyone’s tastes in entertainment , food or to satisfy their curiosity.

  There is the Aviation museum in Luskintyre where they restore Tiger Moth aircraft, & Cessnock Airport where you can take fight in a WW11 plane, some great little cafes, fantastic drives through forests,  cooling  swimming holes, $1million views, clear night skies away from the light pollution of cities for some astrophotography.

   There are some great  antique shops both small & huge for that treasure that you have been looking for.

  To top things off, the area is steeped in history with many old buildings and structures to show us what life was like back in the 19th century.

  For those who loved the movie & the book, we even found the Luskintyre Bridge that was used in the movie “Tomorrow when the war began”.

  We have some great news in that photos posted to Google Maps Local Guides from our magazine Going Places had been viewed 461,838 times. 

  It has been a strange year that many would rather forget but we must stay positive.

   We have grown  from 1500 hits for the first issue up to a staggering  11,222  for March & holding steady at 6500 for the subsequent months but dropping down in the last two months as we only had a token magazine due to the death of our incredible son in law.

  On the whole, not bad but there is room for plenty of development.  Hopefully we can improve on these figures  & continue to bring you stories of people & places in the new year.

  We have started introducing videos as well as photos & stories and will look at using more videos in future editions.

  Unfortunately we had some interesting people lined up for interviews but they had to cancel in the light of what has been happening globally  but we will endeavour to follow up on these so that you can read their incredible stories.

  To our loyal advertisers thank you for sticking with us, please visit their websites via our back page of the magazine so that you too can experience their great service & products. Unfortunately we have had 2 lovely sponsors pull out from future editions, one due to the hardships & pressures placed on her business and family by the Covid pandemic & the other for personal reasons. We wish these lovely people all the best and hope that their next adventure or chapter is just as exciting.


  Luskintyre Bridge was used in the filming of the popular movie “Tomorrow when the war began.” it is also the home to a Vintage Tiger Moth  Restoration business at the airfield.

  It was a choice of lunch OR skip lunch and go straight to dessert and coffee!  Soooo dessert for lunch at Sabor  it was!


  To top things off, the Hunter area is steeped in history with many old buildings and structures to show us what life was like back in the 19th century.

MOST VIEWED PHOTOS  submitted by our GOING  PLACES Magazine to Google Maps Local Guides.

Warrumbungle Observatory 197,074 times

Starship Cruises 51,215 times

Amigo’s Castle 48,435 times

The Honey shed. VICKI’S PHOTO 9,465 times

Bethany on High 16,190 TIMES

Going Places Promo Video Where we started12 months ago.