Category: Oceania

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Travel video of the week: The Stone Stockmen, Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy street art? Next time you’re in Melbourne, Australia, look up The Stone Stockmen. These living statues (or rather – living statue – since just one of them is real) delight and intrigue their audiences with shows that include stone props, slow motion, magic and crowd participation. Find him at Melbourne’s Burke Street Mall. If […]

8 of the best destinations for April and May

8 of the best destinations for April and May

There are some places where Spring is the best time of year to visit. Maybe the landscape is popping with color, maybe it’s the should seasons when few other travelers share the trails and towns. Perhaps the weather is near-ideal for being active outdoors. Sometimes it’s all of the above—a perfect triad. Whatever the reason, […]

Christmas in Australia – not all barbies, beer and beaches

Christmas in Australia – not all barbies, beer and beaches

I’m not entirely sure the Australians quite get Christmas, at least not the way the British do. There are very few decorations in the towns. No lights wound around lampposts, draped over trees or suspended across streets. No Christmas Markets where busy villages are pedestrianised for late night shopping, sweet mince pies and hot mulled […]

Top 6 luxury lodges in Australia

Top 6 luxury lodges in Australia

Known for its rust-red outback, ivory beaches, and culinary excellence, Australia’s quality of life is extraordinary, but what does it offer the luxury traveller? Plenty. Heralding a climate and landscape that covers the spectrum, the luxury traveller should demand an engaging sensory experience that takes advantage of Australia’s scenic beauty without foregoing the finer comforts. […]

The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

After packing away the decorations and preparing yourself to go back to work, it is easy to become deflated after Christmas. As the festive spirits slowly start to dissipate, you may be seeking another source of celebration. Why not perk yourself up by welcoming in the New Year in style? New Year’s Eve is a […]

Nugget Point - The Catlins Otago

5 reasons wellness is the next big tourism trend in New Zealand

New Zealand has been one of the world’s leading tourism destinations for several decades now; we have sold ourselves on our beauty, our 100% Pure brand, our exhilarating and world-leading adventure activities and in more recent years, our award-winning wine and food industries. We’ve mastered the art of reinvention, continually finding new and innovative ways […]

10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter

10 insider recommendations for an extra special luxury yacht charter

Luxury yacht charter is already a special experience; however, for that extra dash of pizzazz, for an extra special experience, let us share with you our “insider recommendations” of what to see and do for the following 10 great yacht charter cruising locations. The wreck of the RMS Rhone, Salt Island, British Virgin Islands It […]

Top 5 places to visit in the Barossa Valley

Top 5 places to visit in the Barossa Valley

Located just one hour north of Adelaide, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is heaven for those who have a passion for food, wine and luxury travel. Famous for producing some of the world’s best Shiraz Barossa is also home to the finest quality produce you can imagine. A warm welcome, beautiful scenery, world class arts culture […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

5 of the world's best destinations for a digital detox

5 of the world’s best destinations for a digital detox

Having mini computers in our pockets is one of the amazing things about the age in which we live. Information about anything is literally at our fingertips, and it’s never been easier to connect with friends and family. Not to mention, you can plan your travel adventures from wherever you are! But in this fast-paced […]

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

Discover where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

If you drive south from Port Douglas, Australia, hugging the coast on the Captain Cook Highway towards Cairns, you arrive at the Thala Beach Nature Reserve – where the World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. The Nature Reserve Hotel is located high on a private peninsular jutting out into the Coral Sea overlooking […]

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

Have you ever been on a multi-generational vacation? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, these are holidays that can be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike, and something that is not always easy to achieve. Finding a single travel experience that will keep a wide age range entertained can be a challenge, but here […]

19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Short stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This week I travelled to Sydney for just four nights to attend the seventh edition of Luxperience, a three and a half day luxury travel trade forum connecting many of the world’s most exclusive travel providers in the southern hemisphere. It was therefore an opportunity to network with a number of people within the industry […]

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

The best cruise around the Fiji islands

Neither of us had been on a cruise before, we had always been put off by the thousands of people disgorged onto a small town or island. So the concept of small ship cruising that would provide a more authentic, personal and less commercial experience was very appealing, particularly as it would allow us to […]

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

5 reasons why New Zealand could be the next food capital of the world

I admit when I arrived here in New Zealand more than 20 years ago, food was not something that impressed me or many people travelling from overseas. There was a time when the New Zealand dinner was based on a Sunday Roast with potatoes and wedge, sausages on a BBQ, or some fish and chips […]