Category: Oceania

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 […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

5 of the best luxury accommodation options for families

Just because you are travelling with your family, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury. From whole islands, that you can hire out all to yourself, to safari lodges which cater to even the youngest of guests, there are plenty of options available for you and your family. Here are 5 of the best […]

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, an hour from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, is a great place to base yourself to discover the excellent wines of Central Otago. Slated by British wine writer, Jancis Robinson, as one of the top five New World wine producing areas in the world, this region should be a definite […]

Top 10 places in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’ve ever fancied a romantic retreat away in Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific, then look no further. We’ve scoured the region and identified ten of the best places to stay. Whether you’re looking for somewhere where you can be pampered with spa treatments or a private motu in the middle of nowhere, you’ll […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Following the phenomenal popularity of our recent ‘top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s‘ round-up that we posted just a couple of weeks ago, we realised that there was a significant demand for this, and so have decided to come up with more ideas for you in this last minute round-up. With just days to […]

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

Interview with Jamie Loizou, Director of Sales & Marketing at Mundy Cruising

After graduating and spending a year backpacking, I decided to combine my love of travel and the opportunity to have a meaningful career and so embarked upon a life within the travel industry. For the last nine years I have been working for luxury cruise specialist Mundy Cruising, which specialises in deluxe ocean and river […]

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Bora Bora

This aerial shot is a view of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It was shot from a helicopter with the door taken off during an assignment there for National Geographic Traveler. The reef and the small islands, called motu that surround Bora Bora make for spectacular patterns in the water. James Michener called Bora Bora […]

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and […]

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

The 7 best things to do in Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand

If you have ever visited the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand then you will know that you are spoilt for choice for activities to do. Not only are there a myriad of adventure experiences to choose from, but there are also many more ‘sedate’ options for those that like to take life a little […]

Taking on Australia's Great Ocean Walk... in style

Taking on Australia’s Great Ocean Walk… in style

More than ever, nature-loving travellers are seeking spectacular get-away destinations that offer outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery, as well as luxurious accommodation and great food plus those special extras that make for a truly memorable experience. With this trend gaining momentum for some time now, some of the most picturesque locations around the world and […]

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

Suite of the week: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Suite of the week: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Suite name: Ultimate Beachfront Villa Accommodation Resort: Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Size of accommodation: 1,500 square feet Cost per night: $1,800 What makes it special: The size and attention to detail of the villas themselves, the absolute beachfront location on world famous Muri Lagoon, and the personal service all guests receive. Enjoy absolute beachfront […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

New Zealand's #1 ski destination

New Zealand’s #1 ski destination

Sitting down for breakfast you look out the window at the breath-taking landscape. A beautiful blue Lake Wanaka contrasted with snow-capped mountain peaks. Sunshine is streaming through the glass heating your body as you eat your breakfast. Locally sourced organics eggs, toast and freshly squeezed juice. It’s hard to believe its winter outside. Today is […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

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