‘Gem mine’ tourism attraction Fantasy Land lay abandoned under Kalbarri cafe for decades

When Colleen Bubb first started working at a cafe in the West Australian tourist town of Kalbarri, she knew nothing of the treasures hidden beneath its floor. For under the cafe sat a long-forgotten “gem mine” tourist attraction – with thousands of semi-precious stones embedded in the walls. Later, when Mrs Bubb and her husband … Read more

Lake District farmland to be turned into tourism and holiday attraction

Plans have been given the green light to transform Lake District farmland into tourism and holiday use. The land is part of the agricultural farm complex known as ‘Cornhow’ and is located within the Buttermere Valley, in the Brackenthwaite area. The purpose of the proposed scheme is to help diversify the existing agricultural business and … Read more