Category: Oceania

The 3 best ways to experience snow and ice in New Zealand

The 3 best ways to experience snow and ice in New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its friendly people and stunning vistas, including magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks. Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand, as many of those snow-capped mountains are glaciers, which provide a constant beauty. So what should you do when you’re there?  Here are the three best ways […]

5 exciting city breaks

5 exciting city breaks

Beach holidays are great, but towards the end of the holiday they can start to lack excitement.  City breaks are therefore a perfect alternative – and often you can get your beach time too.  A city break means you can have it all! Ideal for those that need entertainment and want a trip that includes […]

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

A new handheld 3D mobile mapping system called ‘Zebedee’ has been developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). It uses a primary sensor (a 2D Hokuyo lidar scanner) on a simple spring mechanism (hence the name Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout) which measures the distances to surfaces in […]

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

Luxury Autumn: where to spend the Fall

With the last few days of the Summer upon us, my thoughts have turned towards the coming season. The British Autumn is a great time to visit a number of countries around the world, whether it’s for Fall colours or a more relaxed pace of travel. Here is my top pick of countries to visit in […]

Surfing in Australia

Surfing in Australia

It is hardly surprising that Australia has some of the best surfing beaches in the world. The beach is a massive draw card for Australians and visitors alike, and it’s not hard to understand why. Surfing is a natural adjunct to this beach obsession. Surrounded by the oceans and seas, an excellent climate and a […]

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

See Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles up close and personal

Bringing together some of the largest saltwater crocodiles in Australia and boasting the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End. Bring your bathers and “swim with the crocs”, jump on their “fishing for crocs” platform and smile for the camera while holding […]

The Australian hotel that has been entirely transformed into a work of art

The Australian hotel that has been entirely transformed into a work of art

Visitors to Adelaide in South Australia can now enjoy an unparalleled art gallery experience by sleeping in a hotel where each bedroom has been turned in to a art canvas. In an Australian first, the Majestic Minima Hotel Adelaide has undergone a transformation, which has seen the entire hotel become a work of art. All […]

Luxury resorts in Far North Queensland that will leave you speechless

Luxury resorts in Far North Queensland that will leave you speechless

Queensland, Australia has the fortune to be the host of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living creature and a recognized wonder of the natural world. It is also where the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage listed sight and the Whitsunday Islands, considered a sailing paradise, are also located. This is all bound by […]

Barossa Valley - a wine and food capital where it's all about the dirt!

Barossa Valley – a wine and food capital where it’s all about the dirt!

The Barossa Valley is renowned as one of Australia’s most prestigious wine and food destinations. It is also a virtual commune of passionate connoisseurs, devoted to their food and wine, all bound by the all important dirt. The Barossa Valley exudes history, culture and a sense of free spiritedness, in a totally distinctive environment. The […]

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

3 of the best ways to discover the Southern Lakes of New Zealand by air

There is no doubt that New Zealand is famous for it’s stunning scenery, and there is perhaps no better place to experience the breath-taking views than from the air. Perspective is everything, and you will be amazed at how vast and majestic the mountains, lakes and rivers appear from above. There are a number of […]

Melbourne - a smug little city

Melbourne – a smug little city

Melbourne is a suave and chic destination. It is also smug. Renowned for its food, bars, appreciation of art and culture, you can fully expect a memorable experience. There has been a long standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne, and many claim that is why Canberra, Australia’s capital city, was placed in the middle. Melbourne […]

Darwin Symphony Orchestra to perform at Ayers Rock

Darwin Symphony Orchestra to perform at Ayers Rock

Uluru (Ayers Rock) will take centre stage this October as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra will perform for the first time to this magnificent, iconic backdrop. Tickets are now on sale for this world-class concert series on 18th and 19th October 2013 with prices starting from AU$95 plus booking fee. The opening night presents Viva Verdi, an operatic […]

5 cultural tours you really should try in Sydney

5 cultural tours you really should try in Sydney

For many, the idea of a trip to Sydney is all about surf, sun and fun, and maybe a ferry ride under the Harbour Bridge or even a climb to the top, but there is also plenty of culture to take in. To learn about it from those in the know, take a guided tour through some […]

Our 5 favourite places for luxury local shopping in Sydney

Our 5 favourite places for luxury local shopping in Sydney

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without visiting the local shopping spots which specialize in luxury. Given the climate, strip shopping in Sydney is ideal all year round. Not only is it an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful boutiques Australia has to offer, but you will also be able to […]

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

5 great reasons to ski New Zealand this Winter

While the folks in the northern hemisphere are enjoying days of sunshine at and ice creams at the beach, winter has kicked off with a vengeance in the southern hemisphere. Here are five great reasons why you should trade in the sandals and sand for skis and snow and head south to New Zealand this […]

Recipe of the week: Queensland spanner crab, heirloom tomato and avocado

Recipe of the week: Queensland spanner crab, heirloom tomato and avocado

Queensland ceas spanner crab meat is light and sweet with a remarkably delicate texture. This is a great example of the incredible seafood available in Queensland. This is a simple dish, the crab served with the best quality heirloom tomatoes and avocado. The sharp tomato vinaigrette adds a little kick to the dish. In the […]

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