Category: Oceania

ERMIS2 superyacht

ERMIS2 superyacht

A new 124-ft superyacht capable of speeds up to 60 knots is the latest creation from New Zealand yacht builder McMullen & Wing. Their ERMIS2 vessel is capable of speeds similar to small powerboats and is powered by three MTU16V 4000 M90 series engines, generating some 10,900 bhp. The superyacht offers true luxury also, with […]

Briton pays  £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

Briton pays £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

A 38 year old  British man living in Sydney, Australia, who sold his internet business Direct Connection for an undisclosed sum in 2000, has paid £50,000 to fly in seat 1A in the first class area of  next week’s  inaugural flight of the Airbus A380 between Singapore and Sydney. Julian Hayward won an  online ticket […]

Experience the world's most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

Experience the world’s most relaxed regatta from one of six exclusive Accor resorts

The 7th Annual Hawaiki Nui, the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races,  takes place from the 14th to 26th October 2007. It’s a chance to party with a passion, as sailing crews battle across the islands and, thanks to Accor’s six exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, you can to […]

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Auckland Seafood Festival 2007

Go  and enjoy two days of fun at this weekend’s Auckland Seafood Festival.   Did you know there are 100 edible species to be found in New Zealand waters?   Learn this and more, and share in some wonderful seafood from the Hauraki Gulf, an exciting street party, some first-class entertainment and a VIP lounge […]

KauriFest 2007

KauriFest 2007

From the  8th to 30th September,  the Northland Kauri Festival  will take place. The event celebrates and honours  the kauri tree, a New Zealand icon.    During the festival you can encounter some of the world’s largest remaining kauri trees  with Footprints Waipoua. Local guides will take you a mythological exploration of life in the […]

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

A Tahitian Escape package  from Accor French Polynesia offers guests an indulgent solution to the question of where to stay, with a three-island package. This specially-designed experience allows you to explore the different facets of French Polynesia. Created for romance, you’ll be showered with VIP extras and experiences for two. The package includes: 2 nights […]

InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Marvel at the five star InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort on Matira Point on the main island of Bora Bora.

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Boutique self-catering accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand

Why not live the ultimate dream and relax in this stunningly beautiful corner of the South Island of New Zealand? Situated on 60 acres of land designated as an area of “outstanding natural beauty”, Buchanan Lodge provides the perfect hideaway. It has the snow-capped peaks of the Buchanan mountain range on one side and the […]

Noosa Jazz Festival

Noosa Jazz Festival

The Noosa Jazz Festival on the Sunshine Coast in East Australia will shortly run from 30th August to 2nd September 2007.   Some 90 jazz sessions across a variety of indoor (mostly in Noosa restaurants) and outdoor venues will be held, and will cover a variety of different music styles, from modern to traditional.   […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury New York limo service from Limo Liner Western Australia’s finest: Western Tourism Awards Adventures in friendship and fine dining from Single Gourmet The place for luxury and style: Luxury Lane

Dosh all-polymer wallets

Dosh all-polymer wallets

Sydney-based Blue Sky Design Group have come out with some futuristic-looking wallets made of a semi-flexible, water-resistant polymer called Desmopan. These durable and stylish Dosh wallets  are also wear-resistant and chemical-resistant, and available in four distinct colours, including ‘charcoal’ and ‘red’.   Can be purchased online for AUD$49, excluding delivery and GST.

A chance to be on the first scheduled flights of the Airbus 380

A chance to be on the first scheduled flights of the Airbus 380

Although delays have put the Airbus 380 back a little, the first scheduled flights are guaranteed of the aircraft are guaranteed to be by Singapore Airlines, probably in October 2007, running  between Singapore  and Sydney.   And what’s more, the seats on those flights will be auctioned on eBay!   The airline, the fuel supplier […]

Stay in style at the Millennium Christchurch… and win!

Treat yourself to a luxury 5 star experience at the Millennium Hotel Christchurch, any Friday, Saturday or Sunday until 30th September 2007 and go into the draw to  win a trip for two to the Bay of Islands valued at $2,000! You can currently enjoy superior room accommodation with Cathedral Square views on their winter […]

Re-opening of Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas, Australia

Re-opening of Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas, Australia

Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas  re-opens today  after a multi-million dollar redevelopment.  The tropical North Queensland resort  features new spacious hotel rooms and apartments, ideal for business or leisure travel, a lagoon-style pool perfect for enjoying the sun, a modern restaurant and bar, serving sumptuous meals for all tastes, and extensive day spa facilities.

Fiji's first ever overwater bungalows

Fiji’s first ever overwater bungalows

It seems hard to believe that Fiji hasn’t yet cashed in on the ever-growing trend for overwater bungalows but apparently it hasn’t… until now, at least. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, an exclusive resort off the west coast of the island of Viti Levu,  has opened its doors to offer the first true overwater bungalow experience in […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Feel the difference at Vila Bicuda, Portugal Rainforest walks Aussie style  with On The Wallaby Luxury shopping like nowhere else: Shop West End Eat at Lisbon’s trendy Terreiro do Paco

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