Category: Oceania

New Zealand's #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand takes place mainly during the winter months of July, August and September, with later September conditions more spring like. The most popular region to ski in New Zealand is the Southern Lakes district, which is home to the beautiful, picturesque, tranquil town of Wanaka. Wanaka is a cosy small […]

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

If there’s one style of accommodation that sets New Zealand on the very highest plateau of comfort, it’s its famous lodges, invariably owner-run and often found in stunning hideaway locations. Many have a historic pedigree, others having a more contemporary flair, but all offer ideal roosts for those planning to explore the country. Bridge & […]

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

From the moment I land in Queenstown, I’m hit with an overwhelming sense of excitement. Soaring white-capped mountains greet me as I step out of the plane. There is a majestic ambience blanketing Queenstown, it’s easy to see I’m going to have a good time here. While it’s not my first time in Queenstown, this […]

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Mount Cook, New Zealand

Although it’s been shrinking over the past 20 years, Mount Cook, otherwise known as Aoraki, is still New Zealand’s highest mountain. Surrounded by rugged lanscapes, lakes and even glaciers, it attracts walkers and climbers from all over the world. The weather conditions are extremely interchangeable in Mount Cook National Park, but that doesn’t stop people […]

The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao […]

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Kaikoura is a sleepy New Zealand seaside town, located two hours north of Christchurch. It is a popular stop among tourists when driving either north or south, down the east coast. Kaikoura has a lot to offer and is known for its spectacular whale watching, and very own seal colony. One beautiful location you just […]

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Cable Beach, Broome

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Cable Beach, Broome

Morning walkers stroll along Broome’s Cable Beach in Western Australia. One of Australia’s most iconic beaches, this 22 kilometre stretch of white sand is fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With a colourful past as a pearling town, Broome has a history and culture as vibrant as it’s landscape, and Broome is […]

Glamping in Australia's only biodiversity spot

Glamping in Australia’s only biodiversity spot

Experience Margaret River’s magnificent mountain bike trails and walking tracks, from a new eco-camp set amongst towering karri forest. Once a pine mill and then a budget accommodation, the Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat has had a $1.2 million upgrade, adding four new lodge rooms, three new forest cottages and safari tents as well as offering […]

Fiji - more than just beaches

Fiji – more than just beaches

Fiji has got to be one of the easiest to reach of the South Sea islands, with flights from Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand on Fiji Airways. Perfect for a honeymoon, or even to get married, Fiji is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful destinations on the planet for an utterly relaxing […]

Take a tour of the outback by private jet

Take a tour of the outback by private jet

A&K is launching the first private jet adventure into Western Australia’s most extraordinary landscapes including the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and Bungle Bungle range. This sort of itinerary has never been offered before with no more than 30 guests travelling in comfort and style over 13 days on a privately chartered Fokker F70LR aircraft. […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

If you thought the likes of London were expensive, then think again. The English capital doesn’t even make the top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Worldwide Cost of living survey. It looked at over 130 cities and based its findings on more than 400 different price indicators, only to find that Singapore deserved […]

Experience the waterfalls of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Experience the waterfalls of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Western Australia’s Kimberley region has seen a spectacular amount of rainfall this wet season. To appreciate the waterfalls at their most majestic, the Berkeley River Lodge has released its ‘waterfall package’ for March and April. The lodge is the region’s newest remote luxury lodge, and the package includes four-nights’ accommodation in a luxury villa, return […]

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

The best outdoor sporting events to combine with your trip to New Zealand

Everyone loves to kill two birds with one stone. It gives us a sense of achievement and sometimes even a slight amount of smugness! Given New Zealand’s distance from the rest of the world, it is the perfect place to combine pleasure with pain, and plan to compete in a sporting event while on holiday. […]

5 of the world's most remote destinations

5 of the world’s most remote destinations

Sometimes there are times in which you might wish to get away from it all… the stresses and woes of daily life. Seek out these remote destinations and you can be guaranteed to enjoy some peaceful solitude! Here are 5 of the world’s most remote places to lose yourself. Easter Island, Chile Surrounded by the […]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

Popular travel review site TripAdvisor has come out with the results of its annual Travellers’ Choice® awards. Among them are the awards for the best islands in the world. Wonder which ones made the top 10, according to the opionions of TripAdvisor readers? Then read on… 1. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes For the second year […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 3

The ultimate bucket list – part 3

Continuing from our previous instalment of the ultimate bucket list (see part 1 here and part 2 here), we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Swim in the Devil’s Swimming Pool Live life on the edge – quite literally – in […]

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