Category: Oceania

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up [...]

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

From skydiver to scubadiver… in seconds!

Tropical North Queensland challenged 20 unique filmmakers to head to Cairns and capture their ‘1 Day in Paradise in Tropical North Queensland‘, using only a GoPro camera. They each made a 2 minute film. At the time of writing, this one is the most popular and shows a guy skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef, [...]

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

Light, music and ideas come to Sydney Harbour

The 5th annual Vivid Sydney has officially opened with Sydney’s iconic Opera House illuminated in a stunning 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and world-class lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group. The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the harbour foreshore, live music [...]

5 beautiful hot springs from around the world

5 beautiful hot springs from around the world

Picture this: a cool summer evening, starry sky, achy feet from a long day of sightseeing and the buzzing feeling of a holiday high. A nighttime swim in an ordinary pool just isn’t cutting it for you, so why not go for something a little more au naturel? Uncover the secrets of a luxurious hot [...]

Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wanaka, New Zealand

Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, Wanaka, New Zealand

Whare Kea Lodge is set on the shores of a sparkling Alpine lake in the South Island of New Zealand. With stunning views overlooking the lake and mountain ranges behind, it truly is a haven that enables you to relax in style, with the knowledge that there is a world of adventure just outside your [...]

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Top 10 activities in South Australia

Not only is South Australia home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, it also offers a diverse range of activities. Whether exploring the ocean depths for leafy sea dragons, sharks or shipwrecks or cycling and trekking through the Outback, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are ten top suggestions: Swimming [...]

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

The 10th Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland, Australia

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten Guest Chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19th May 2013 with a line up of over 200 [...]

Auckland wins prestigious international cruise award

Auckland wins prestigious international cruise award

Auckland has been named Best Turnaround Destination by the world’s leading cruise line executives, capping off a record cruise season. The award from Britain’s Cruise Insight magazine is based on a survey of industry leaders and ranks Auckland as the ultimate destination to start or end a cruise. The city is credited for having the [...]

Paradise re-visited: Lord Howe Island, Australia

Paradise re-visited: Lord Howe Island, Australia

Just a two hour flight from Sydney is a truly unique travel destination for anyone to visit: Lord Howe Island. Visitor numbers are limited to 400 and there are just 300 or so islanders. Among the attractions are the world’s southernmost coral reef and, just south-east of the island, Ball’s Pyramid, the world’s tallest sea [...]

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Mysterious pink lake in Australia

Pictured below is the 600-metre-long Hillier Lake that can be found in a densely wooded area of Middle Island in Western Australia – one of 100 or so small islands that make up the Archipelago of the Recherche. This vivid pink lake is something of a mystery and the only one of its kind in the [...]

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

4 luxury experiences in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is known as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. That being said, there is an array of options for those looking for an opulent experience. To help you plan a luxury trip to Tahiti and her islands, here are four of the destination’s top luxury experiences. Traditional Tahitian luxury: Le Meridien Tahiti [...]

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand – a city and surroundings not to miss in 2013

Two years after the 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand’s third biggest city of Christchurch killing 185 people, the city is in serious rebuild mode and ready again to welcome tourists. Having destroyed most of the CBD along with the beautiful historical stone buildings that Christchurch has previously been famous for, the earthquake wrecked serious damage [...]

Luxury accommodation fit for man’s best friend

Luxury accommodation fit for man’s best friend

Pets are a large part of many people’s lives and family, so leaving them while heading off on holiday can leave a guilty feeling with many owners’ concerned about how they’ll be looked after while they’re away. The good news for many pet owners is whilst you indulge in a luxury break, your pets can be [...]

Australia’s top 10 secrets

Australia’s top 10 secrets

The Australian travel magazine, Australian Traveller, has announced the 100 Best Travel Secrets of Australia in a special collectors’ edition of the magazine. The number one secret, Whites Beach in Byron Bay was one of the many stunning beaches to make the list. Several surprises made the top 10 – including Australia’s most expensive secret, Emirates [...]

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

Noosa Food & Wine Festival, Queensland

This year sees Noosa celebrating its 10th annual Food & Wine Festival, and to mark the anniversary they have lined up ten guest chefs from the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra will open the event which runs from 16th to 19 May 2013 with a line up of over [...]

New diving tours on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia

New diving tours on the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Swim with the largest fish in the world, the magnificent whale shark, with tours from the new Exmouth Diving Centre. From late March to July each year, Ningaloo Reef, a pristine reef system stretching over 260km, is one of the most reliable places to spot these gentle giants, which can grow up to 18m long. [...]

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