Category: Oceania

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Pictured below is the 600-metre-long Hillier Lake that can be found in a densely wooded area of Middle Island in Western Australia – one of 100 or so small islands that make up the Archipelago of the Recherche. This vivid pink lake is something of a mystery and the only one of its kind in the […]

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is known as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. That being said, there is an array of options for those looking for an opulent experience. To help you plan a luxury trip to Tahiti and her islands, here are four of the destination’s top luxury experiences. Traditional Tahitian luxury: Le Meridien Tahiti […]

Christchurch, New Zealand - a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Two years after the 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand’s third biggest city of Christchurch killing 185 people, the city is in serious rebuild mode and ready again to welcome tourists. Having destroyed most of the CBD along with the beautiful historical stone buildings that Christchurch has previously been famous for, the earthquake wrecked serious damage […]

Luxury accommodation fit for man's best friend

Luxury accommodation fit for man’s best friend

Pets are a large part of many people’s lives and family, so leaving them while heading off on holiday can leave a guilty feeling with many owners’ concerned about how they’ll be looked after while they’re away. The good news for many pet owners is whilst you indulge in a luxury break, your pets can be […]

Australia's top 10 secrets

Australia’s top 10 secrets

The Australian travel magazine, Australian Traveller, has announced the 100 Best Travel Secrets of Australia in a special collectors’ edition of the magazine. The number one secret, Whites Beach in Byron Bay was one of the many stunning beaches to make the list. Several surprises made the top 10 – including Australia’s most expensive secret, Emirates […]

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten guest chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19 May 2013 with a line up of over […]

New diving tours on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia

New diving tours on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Swim with the largest fish in the world, the magnificent whale shark, with tours from the new Exmouth Diving Centre. From late March to July each year, Ningaloo Reef, a pristine reef system stretching over 260km, is one of the most reliable places to spot these gentle giants, which can grow up to 18m long. […]

Inspiration for your next trip to Australia

Inspiration for your next trip to Australia

There’s nothing like Australia. In every part of this vast continent you’ll find a wide range of unique experiences and attractions that are sure to deliver the most original and memorable holiday you’ve ever had. Explore 14 feature destinations to inspire your Australian holiday, courtesy of this video from Tourism Australia.

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

The top 3 biennial events not to miss in Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka is much more than just a pretty place. If you thought that all there is to do on your holiday in the Southern Lakes Region (other than visiting Hobbit locations) is bungy jumping or jet-boating, then you definitely need to think again. If you find yourself in the area when one of these […]

Interview with Ana Silva O'Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

With a degree in Business Studies and a Henley Business School MBA, Ana Silva O’Reilly developed her career in strategic marketing management as Marketing Director for Portugal, Spain and Turkey with global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. She is also a New York University alumni (NYU), having graduated from its Social Media Strategy […]

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

A two night guided gourmet walking tour off Tasmania

The Bruny island Long Weekend is a two night guided gourmet walking tour of one of Tasmania’s most beguiling and breathtaking off shore islands. Up to eight guests depart Hobart by catamaran, and return by seaplane, after spending three days exploring the island that is the size of Singapore with a human population of 600. Highlights include […]

The top 5 hotels in Sydney

The top 5 hotels in Sydney

Sydney is a stunning city built around the world’s most beautiful harbour. The iconic Sydney Opera House and world famous Bondi Beach are stand-out jewels in the middle of the city. However on the luxury hotel front we fall a little short of other capital cities around the world! Below is a list of the […]

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

The top 5 wine regions in Australia

Whilst Australia is portrayed as a nation of beer swillers, it is its wine industry that has boomed over the last 10 years, outselling French wines in British supermarkets and rising to become the seventh largest wine producer in the world. Due to its diverse geography and climate, the country produces a wide range of wines […]

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

Despite the doom and gloom about the global economy, the luxury travel industry still seems to be holding up well and luxury hotels and resorts continue to spring up around the world.  Here we’ve picked out 5 to look out for in 2013, from a gourmet retreat in Fiji through to a high rise hotel […]

Vintage glamour in Australia's sunniest capital

Vintage glamour in Australia’s sunniest capital

Head to Perth in Western Australia in 2013 to stay in the luxurious new Terrace Hotel. Set in a former Bishop’s residence in the city’s West End, the 1890s building has been converted to a five star boutique property with just 15 suites. Beautifully restored jarrah staircases, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, Victorian and Edwardian furnishings contrast with […]

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