Category: Oceania

Top 10 things to do in New Zealand

Top 10 things to do in New Zealand

One thing that will surprise you about New Zealand is how many things there are to do here. This country may be much smaller than neighbouring Australia, but with its cosmopolitan cities, rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, luxury destinations and adrenaline pumping adventures, it certainly delivers on fun, relaxation and beauty. 1. Trek the Routeburn Track […]

4 of the best luxury retreats in Australasia and SE Asia

4 of the best luxury retreats in Australasia and SE Asia

From resort spas to holistic retreats there seems to be an ever-growing number of luxury retreats around the world promising impressive results in a short amount of time. Whether you choose to be pampered and relaxed or invigorated and reconnected you can reap the many benefits of a week long stay at one of these […]

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

There’s nothing better than rolling over and waking up to a stunning view of our beautiful world. So we’ve searched far and wide for the rooms with some of the most incredible views imaginable, ranging from those only accessible by flying in by helicopter to sleeping outside in the African wilderness for 360 degrees of […]

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Ask people to draw up a bucket list of islands they would most like to visit and Zanzibar, Barbados,, Tahiti and Sri Lanka are the likeliest candidates to top the polls. Here, we look at a quartet of smaller, lesser know islands that offer an intriguing alternative to the A list and might well be […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Bell Gorge in Australia's rugged Kimberley

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Bell Gorge in Australia’s rugged Kimberley

The Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s great adventure journeys and is home to some spectacular landscapes. Remote and sparsely populated, this legendary road trip takes you through ancient lands, awesome gorges and incredibly beautiful waterfalls where you can swim in freshwater pools. The wildlife is abundant and the scenery is amazing. Spanning 660 […]

The long road home - 5 of the best self-drive routes in Australasia

The long road home – 5 of the best self-drive routes in Australasia

What could be more liberating than to hit the open road and be surrounded by extraordinary landscapes? A self-drive holiday in Australasia, by car or motorhome, is cost-effective, flexible and offers the chance to go at your own pace. Happily, the quality of the roads, the signposts and the style of driving of the locals […]

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

Seeking out danger is not everyone’s idea of a luxury vacation yet for many a week or two of bliss in a lovely hotel is prime time for a thrill or three, if only just to reaffirm just how much you enjoy the feel of a marble floor beneath your feet and a finely made […]

Top 4 glamping spots in New Zealand

Top 4 glamping spots in New Zealand

It’s one of the newest words in travel. Glamping, already well established in the UK is a comfortable and far more natural experience than staying in a conventional hotel, and has recently taken up residence in New Zealand. Forget roughing it under, glamping is more akin to the sort of tents you may find on […]

Top 10 places to see the stars

Top 10 places to see the stars

Minimal light pollution, meteors streaking across the sky and the glow of the Milky Way. The dark skies as nature intended are becoming rarer, but as soon as you step out of the luminous cities and into the wilderness, you won’t believe your eyes as you take in over 15,000 shimmering fireballs lighting up the […]

Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

This stunning shot of Sugarloaf Rock as seen from the Cape to Cape track shows the sun setting over the Indian Ocean in Australia’s South-West. The Cape to Cape track is an iconic Australian coastal walk in the world-renowned Margaret River region, which winds through beach, bush and the Boranup Karri forest. Thank you to […]

5 of the best family holiday destinations  for 'reconnecting with family'

5 of the best family holiday destinations for ‘reconnecting with family’

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Playing tennis, throwing a ball, endless battles of […]

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Whether it […]

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

How much would you usually pay for a cocktail? If you thought that £40.00 was a bit steep then you’re about to be amazed. The current world record for most expensive cocktail stands at $50,000. It was created in Moscow to commemorate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant and was only served once (so […]

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best… places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where […]

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

Hotels can no longer be defined only by the amenities they provide, it has become essential to have a theme,or a place with character which defines it. Business and casual travelers alike would prefer staying at a place with history, a back story or even something as simple as furniture which defines the place. With […]

6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

One of the most remarkable discoveries when travelling in Australia is not just the presence of luxurious hotels in towns and cities but how, even in the most faraway places, there’s no need to compromise on comfort. Here are just six examples of superb properties to be found in remote locations across Australia. Longitude 131° This […]

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