Category: Oceania

Top 5 literary locations

Top 5 literary locations

Art and travel have always had a special relationship, with one influencing the other for centuries. And now luxury travellers can truly ‘lose’ themselves in their favourite novel, film or play during their time away. Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit focused the world’s eyes on New Zealand as a key destination and, consequently lit the […]

Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand

Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand

It’s almost winter down in the southern hemisphere of the world, and that means the ski season is about to begin. New Zealand is a popular destination for the skier wanting to make some effortless powder turns, during July August and September. New Zealand has many ski regions, with arguably the most noted being the […]

The 10 most beautiful Pacific islands

The 10 most beautiful Pacific islands

With more than 20,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, visiting them all and then picking a favourite is not really an achievable aim. With some of the most beautiful sights on the planet residing on the Pacific Islands, being daunted by the sheer breadth of the islands could lead to you missing some truly awe-inspiring […]

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a […]

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

The Australian countryside is home to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife experiences. Parched, red desert sands stretch through the centre; the top end swelters beneath lush jungle canopies; and of course, the iconic coastline creates endless opportunities to surf and swim. It has all the ingredients to make up a […]

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. […]

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