Category: Oceania

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 […]

10 of the ultimate pit stops along Australia's east coast

10 of the ultimate pit stops along Australia’s east coast

Although it’s home to some of the most vibrant vacation spots on the planet, Australia can offer a lot more than barbies on Bondi and croc hunting in Queensland. The best way to cover a vast proportion of the country is by self-drive.  Not only does a car give you the freedom to stop where and when you like; you will […]

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia's Nitmiluk National Park

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia’s Nitmiluk National Park

A new luxury property, Cicada Lodge, opens its doors today. Situated in the Nitmiluk National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory, and overlooking Katherine River, this stylish 18 room lodge has panoramic views that guests can enjoy from their own private balcony. From AU$645 (approx. US $670 or £430) per person per night on a bed […]

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

Who says luxury is always lazy? Though adventure travel is most commonly associated with roughing it on the road, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 places in South America where you can get an adrenaline rush and also indulge in creature comforts… the best of both worlds! Amazon cruise The Amazon […]

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

The top 5 things to do when in Sydney

Sydney is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located on the south east coast of the Tasman Sea. The state capital of New South Wales offers some of the world’s best beaches, excellent shopping and exquisite dining experiences from around the world. Here are some of my favorite activities. Bondi Beach  Just twenty minutes from Sydney’s […]

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

3 amazing coastal drives not to miss

3 amazing coastal drives not to miss

If you’re used to sticking to the usual highways and commuter routes lined with dull scenery and horn-happy fellow commuters, taking on an amazing coastal drive as part of a relaxing holiday, can prove there’s still a driving thrill to be found amongst the beautiful scenery and sea air. Combining driving with a luxury holiday […]

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