Tag: "Australia"

10 of the ultimate pit stops along Australia's east coast

10 of the ultimate pit stops along Australia’s east coast

Although it’s home to some of the most vibrant vacation spots on the planet, Australia can offer a lot more than barbies on Bondi and croc hunting in Queensland. The best way to cover a vast proportion of the country is by self-drive.  Not only does a car give you the freedom to stop where and when you like; you will […]

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

3 of the most romantic wine hotels in South Australia

For those looking for romance in wine country, South Australia is a perfect destination. Rolling hills of lush vineyards and golden wheat, wildlife and luxury boutique hotels await you in this pristine destination. To help enhance your enchanting experience, here are three romantic wine hotels in South Australia. Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley Located on the […]

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year. While guests snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef or simply sink their feet into the island’s 24 powdery white beaches, Healy will be creating a specially designed Reveillon Christmas Eve Menu, a Christmas Day menu and a […]

An Australian first: hot air balloon flights launching from Uluru

An Australian first: hot air balloon flights launching from Uluru

For the first time ever, visitors to Ayers Rock – aka Uluru – will be able to enjoy one of the best views as dawn falls over Australia’s Red Centre. The service will begin in March 2012, courtesy of Outback Ballooning.  Flights will last around 30 minutes and pass over the Patji region just outside […]

Escaping to Australia's Heron Island just got easier

Escaping to Australia’s Heron Island just got easier

Virgin Australia’s new twice-daily service from Brisbane to Gladstone, Mondays to Fridays, allows visitors to Australia even easier access to the tropical paradise of Heron Island. Renowned for wonderful diving and snorkelling right off the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches, Heron Island is the perfect introduction to the delights of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with […]

3 other jewels of Australia besides the usual suspects

3 other jewels of Australia besides the usual suspects

When people think of holidays to Australia and tourist attractions or they tend to think of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour bridge, Ayers rock (Uluru) and the Great Barrier Reef. However there are many more stunning jewels in the land down under which are equally as impressive as the above mentioned landmarks. The […]

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Experience South Australia‘s vast vistas teeming with free roaming native Australian wildlife from the comfort of a luxury air safari, with three new tours available through luxury operator Chinta Air Tours. * Extended Outback Wildlife – see the varied wildlife of the Outback, including emus, kangaroos and native birds, staying in unique accommodation (4 days) […]

The greatest outdoor experience in the world?

The greatest outdoor experience in the world?

In the first ever Lonely Planet Awards to be announced this month, avid worldwide travellers voted swimming in the azure waters off Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Experience’. High on the list for snorkelers and scuba divers, Lizard Island’s crystal clear waters, fringing reefs and shallow coral […]

The Blackman to open in Melbourne, Victoria

The Blackman to open in Melbourne, Victoria

Due to open next month, The Blackman is the final instalment of the Art Series Hotels that have popped up in Melbourne over the past six months. Following in the footsteps of The Cullen Hotel (Adam Cullen) and The Olsen (John Olsen) which opened last month, The Blackman will offer an edgy, boutique interior and […]

Going Down Under: Christmas in July!

Going Down Under: Christmas in July!

If you’re in Australia and fancy a proper winter Yuletide celebration rather than the usual Christmas summer barbie, then why not enjoy Christmas in July? Visit Peppers Manor House, Southern Highlands (south of Sydney) on 3rd July 2010 for a spectacular Christmas feast. Accommodation is available, in addition to the five-course gourmet dinner at $95 […]

New luxurious Waterhouse Retreat in South Australia

New luxurious Waterhouse Retreat in South Australia

This stylish new retreat sleeps up to 10 people in absolute luxury. The property is set on five acres of secluded land nestled in the hinterland of Victor Harbor (officially no ‘u’). The Waterhouse property includes a 20 metre lap pool, a cinema room, a quality sound system, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, barbecue facilities […]