Category: Oceania

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor. They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands […]

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Planète Bordeaux Cape Town (Arts & Culture) Vergelegen Florence (Accommodation) Castello di Meleto Mendoza (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Familia Zuccardi Melbourne (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Victorian Alps Winery Porto (Art & Culture) The […]

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Rooftop pool bar at the Heritage Auckland

Guests at Heritage Auckland can now escape to the rooftop Pool Bar for stunning summer sun and views across the harbour. Located adjacent to the hotel’s Health Club, you can relax with a tall exotic cocktail, order lunch poolside and lose yourself in the views. The new Pool Bar is open from 4-7pm on Fridays […]

2007 Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of […]

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

The Nature Conservancy is again teaming up with Abercrombie & Kent, to offer you the chance to get up close with nature — brown bears, flying foxes, pink dolphins and giant tortoises. Their 2008 series is very similar to this year’s with a few changes to locations. The 2008 journeys include Brazil’s Pantanal (18th-28th May); […]

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Enjoy the world’s greatest racing celebration over 50 glorious Spring days in Melbourne, Australia. Whether you come for the horses or the glamour, the jockeys or the fashion, you will love the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. This year’s carnival will be bigger and better than ever before. It is on now, and continues […]

It's all class - business class - with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane's Melbourne cup party

It’s all class – business class – with Emirates at Sofitel Brisbane’s Melbourne cup party

The spectacle of one of the world’s great horse races returns to Sofitel Brisbane this year with the running of the 2007 Melbourne Cup next month. On 6th November 2007, Sofitel Brisbane, in co-operation with Emirates Airline and Classic Hits 4KQ, will celebrate the great race with a party for punters, fashionistas and anyone […]

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. […]

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