Category: Oceania

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights – with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Feeling like some time away? Love to travel in luxury?  Then we’ve got just the news you’re waiting for! We’re pleased to announce a very exciting competition here on A Luxury Travel Blog – the opportunity to win a fantastic $5,000 worth of hotel nights at a hotel of your choice, anywhere in the world, courtesy of […]

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Top 5 things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown during the ski season is a vast and exciting playground. Ski fields like the popular Coronet Peak or The Remarkables offer challenging slopes for expert and beginner skiers and snowboarders alike, while dining in the town centre as your clothes dry off perfectly rounds off the day. But what do you do if your sense […]

Photograph of the week: Paddleboarding with sharks in Moorea

Photograph of the week: Paddleboarding with sharks in Moorea

The photographer pre-visualised this half under/half over image before arriving in French Polynesia. Having travelled there before he was captivated by the crystal clear waters and teeming sea life of the area but wanted to include a human element in the shot. His idea was simple, to showcase the growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding amongst […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat - the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

Top 5 airports in the world... for plane spotters

Top 5 airports in the world… for plane spotters

For some of us, the airport is only part of the travel experience because we’re forced to go through it. Aching to get on with your dream holiday, nothing can be worse than standing in a queue with thousands of other passengers to get your passport stamped. For others, an airport is an amazing example of […]

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Getting engaged is the most exciting, nerve wracking, and potentially important day of your life. For years to come (hopefully!), your story about the planning, thought process, and personal touches behind how and, perhaps more importantly, where you ‘popped the question’ will be told and retold on countless occasions. The pressure for a memorable and […]

Australia's top 5 luxury reef experiences

Australia’s top 5 luxury reef experiences

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s iconic attractions and for good reason, but this is not the only part of the country where you can experience the beautiful coral reefs and marine life that make the country so popular. Whether on your first of fifth visit to Australia you will always find a […]

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Food and travel are the two loves of our lives, and there’s nothing quite like the appetite to ignite that spark of wanderlust, from the incredible street food in Mexico’s bustling capital to uncovering the hidden local hotspots in Vietnam. So we’ve scoured the globe searching for our favourite culinary experiences, from truffle hunting in […]

5 of the best family friendly activities in Wellington, New Zealand

5 of the best family friendly activities in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is a vibrant and culturally rich city with much to discover. From divine dining to quirky art and decor, there’s so much to look forward to when you visit Wellington. While adults may be mesmerised by the lively aura of this metropolis, children, the tougher critics may need a little more convincing. To help […]

The Sydney top 10

The Sydney top 10

Sydney: one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Spanning over 4,750 square miles and with a growing population of 5 million, she is larger than you realized, more diverse than you imagined and more accessible than her peers. For those with 48 hours in the capital, the below will hold you in excellent […]

5 unmissables in New Zealand

5 unmissables in New Zealand

Forget the interminable operas of Richard Wagner, the cinematic Lord of the Rings cycle feels like it has gone on for ever. Mercifully the Tolkien-fest has reached its conclusion (the ones with furry feet and pointy ears won) so New Zealand can revert from being a cinematic backdrop – albeit a fabulously beautiful one – […]

Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Australia’s Northern Territory is the home of unique and adventurous experiences. A place that is known for its incredible natural beauty, vast and changeable landscapes and an unfathomably long history; the Northern Territory has everything you need for the trip of a lifetime. From wetland safari to desert exploration, here’s a list of our favourite […]

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Top 5 family friendly activities in Taupo

Synonymous with natural beauty, Taupo is home to the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere, which is around the size of Singapore. Unique attractions such Huka Falls and 10m tall Maori Rock Carvings makes Taupo an intriguing destination to explore. It has an impressive array of activities to accommodate any age group, below we […]

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand's South Island

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is a small country, but what is lacks in size it makes up for in stunning scenery, an incredible choice of activities and fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. While the North Island is home to cosmopolitan cities and is where you’re likely to experience Maori culture and geothermal activity, it’s the South Island that […]

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand's North Island

Top 5 luxury lodges on New Zealand’s North Island

A country famed for its rugged and varying landscapes, extreme sports and Maori heritage, New Zealand is also home to a vast array of welcoming accommodation options, where you can enjoy a touch of luxury coupled with wonderful Kiwi hospitality. Here are my top five luxury lodges on New Zealand’s North Island: Kauri Cliffs, Matauri […]

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Chances are that newly-weds would feel the love even if they spent their honeymoon in a caravan in a parking lot, but most tend to set their sights a little higher. Here are our top ten tips for the most romantic luxury destinations for post-wedded bliss, and without even a car park in sight. Sumba […]

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