Category: Oceania

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

Photograph of the week: Paddle boarding through the Milford Sound

Photograph of the week: Paddle boarding through the Milford Sound

Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner. Described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the Ice Age and showcases beautiful cliffs, mountain peaks and waterfalls. The best way to […]

Australia's top 5 luxury lodges

Australia’s top 5 luxury lodges

While Australia is no stranger to luxurious accommodation options, some stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Here are five of my personal favourites from around the country, from iconic properties in the Great Barrier Reef, to lesser-visited but equally impressive lodges in Tasmania. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, the Blue Mountains 40 stunning […]

Win a Middle-earth experience with Air New Zealand

Win a Middle-earth experience with Air New Zealand

Take a look at this video that’s been put together by Air New Zealand. It shows that in Middle-earth, everyday tasks can reveal out of this world surprises and before you know it everything can turn… well, a bit Hobbit-shaped! Watch to be in with a chance to win tickets for two to the worldwide […]

5 of the best alternative places to unwind in South East Australia

5 of the best alternative places to unwind in South East Australia

South East Australia has some of the quirkiest coffee shops, scenic beaches and cultural communities in the whole of Australia. The region offers something for everyone – especially the quaint cafés and scenic surroundings that are perfect if want to unwind and explore. Here are my top 5 recommendations. Surry Hills, Sydney Surry Hills prides […]

The southern hemisphere's number one Warbird airshow - Warbirds Over Wanaka

The southern hemisphere’s number one Warbird airshow – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow is one of Wanaka’s major biennial events. It is a truly spectacular airshow featuring military fighter aircraft from the last 100 years, as well as modern jets from the present. Held over Easter weekend in April, the town of Wanaka New Zealand is almost always at capacity during this popular event. […]

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

With chalets filling up fast, and little availability left for Christmas and New Years in many of the popular mountain destinations, a city escape may just be the alternative winter holiday you’ve been looking for. With so many amazing short-term city apartment rentals available year round, you will not be hard-pressed to find a last […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Like a bit of ghoul with your glamour? Or perhaps you prefer your comfort with a side of creepy? Then you’ll love a stay in one of these reputedly haunted properties this Halloween season; luxurious by day, chilling by night… for some potentially spooky surprises, here are our top five suggestions. Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg, […]

An iconic Australian event: the Woodford Folk Festival

An iconic Australian event: the Woodford Folk Festival

Australia’s iconic annual event, the Woodford Folk Festival, held in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, is back for its 28th year with their most ambitious programme ever. This ‘festival of festivals’ will feature over 500 acts in 28 venues with 1,235 shows across six spectacular days and nights. Offering the […]

10 of the best beaches on the planet

10 of the best beaches on the planet

Whether you are looking for a private patch of perfect sand, the best seaside party or a beach you can even enjoy in the rain, our round-up of the best beaches on the planet has something for everyone. If you know of some great beaches too, then feel free to add them in the comments […]

The 3 best experiences to have from a helicopter in the South Island of New Zealand

The 3 best experiences to have from a helicopter in the South Island of New Zealand

Most people, when they hear of helicopter experiences in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand, automatically think of heli-skiing. There is no doubt that heli-skiing tops our list of things to do from a helicopter, but there is oh-so-much-more to experience from the air. Here are some ideas. For example, did you know that […]

Happy 40th Birthday, Sydney Opera House

Happy 40th Birthday, Sydney Opera House

The iconic Sydney Opera House is celebrating its 40th anniversary on 20th October this year. And believe me if anyone knows how to throw a party, then it is Sydney and indeed Australia as a whole. That is why the party will go for the entire month of October, and it is an open invitation […]

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