Category: Australia

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Bell Gorge in Australia's rugged Kimberley

Photograph of the week: Sunset at Bell Gorge in Australia's rugged Kimberley

The Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s great adventure journeys and is home to some spectacular landscapes. Remote and sparsely populated, this legendary road trip takes you through ancient lands, awesome gorges and incredibly beautiful waterfalls where you can swim in freshwater pools. The wildlife is abundant and the scenery is amazing. Spanning 660
The long road home - 5 of the best self-drive routes in Australasia

The long road home - 5 of the best self-drive routes in Australasia

What could be more liberating than to hit the open road and be surrounded by extraordinary landscapes? A self-drive holiday in Australasia, by car or motorhome, is cost-effective, flexible and offers the chance to go at your own pace. Happily, the quality of the roads, the signposts and the style of driving of the locals
9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

Seeking out danger is not everyone’s idea of a luxury vacation yet for many a week or two of bliss in a lovely hotel is prime time for a thrill or three, if only just to reaffirm just how much you enjoy the feel of a marble floor beneath your feet and a finely made
Top 10 places to see the stars

Top 10 places to see the stars

Minimal light pollution, meteors streaking across the sky and the glow of the Milky Way. The dark skies as nature intended are becoming rarer, but as soon as you step out of the luminous cities and into the wilderness, you won’t believe your eyes as you take in over 15,000 shimmering fireballs lighting up the
Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

This stunning shot of Sugarloaf Rock as seen from the Cape to Cape track shows the sun setting over the Indian Ocean in Australia’s South-West. The Cape to Cape track is an iconic Australian coastal walk in the world-renowned Margaret River region, which winds through beach, bush and the Boranup Karri forest. Thank you to
5 of the best family holiday destinations  for 'reconnecting with family'

5 of the best family holiday destinations for 'reconnecting with family'

Traveling with my kids allows me the privilege of reliving my childhood – i can see things from a child’s perspective – I get to play like a kid with my kids, doing the things my Dad did with me. Jumping into pools. Diving off his shoulders. Playing tennis, throwing a ball, endless battles of
12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

12 luxury hotel openings to be excited about this year

Every year sees a great many new hotels open and 2014 is no different. The major hotel brands are reacting to the market and diversifying as it is no longer enough to offer one brand and one product. Hilton, Marriott and Starwood amongst many others have different brands to suit different market needs. Whether it
6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

How much would you usually pay for a cocktail? If you thought that £40.00 was a bit steep then you’re about to be amazed. The current world record for most expensive cocktail stands at $50,000. It was created in Moscow to commemorate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant and was only served once (so
6 of the best... places to sleep under the stars

6 of the best... places to sleep under the stars

Living in London, surrounded by artificial light at all hours, it is easy to forget the beauty of the stars above us. But Professor Brian Cox has been doing his best to inspire Britain to look at the night sky and newspapers are filled with stories of magnificent northern lights, leaving me to wonder where
6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

One of the most remarkable discoveries when travelling in Australia is not just the presence of luxurious hotels in towns and cities but how, even in the most faraway places, there’s no need to compromise on comfort. Here are just six examples of superb properties to be found in remote locations across Australia. Longitude 131° This
10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just
Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

Step back in time and discover the world's best kept secret beaches

There is nothing more satisfying than personally discovering hidden treasures of golden sand and crystal clear water. The simple pleasures of pristine beauty await those fortunate enough to research thoroughly enough, or travel far enough to find them. The thought of a day or more at the one of the best kept beaches rewards the
8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

8 of the best luxury experiences on the Gold Coast

Glitz and glamour reign supreme on the Gold Coast, Australia. Large-scale developments tower over the sparkling waters, creating a striking contrast and a visual spectacle. The Gold Coast is a hedonistic mix of high-rise buildings, exhilarating theme parks and glamorous bars. Heaving with tourists the area has become synonymous with fun and frivalry. The never-ending
3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

The Australian countryside is home to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife experiences. Parched, red desert sands stretch through the centre; the top end swelters beneath lush jungle canopies; and of course, the iconic coastline creates endless opportunities to surf and swim. It has all the ingredients to make up a
The 25 best beaches in the world

The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho lies on the fantasy archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, just a short flight from Sao
Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Cable Beach, Broome

Photograph of the week: Aerial view of Cable Beach, Broome

Morning walkers stroll along Broome’s Cable Beach in Western Australia. One of Australia’s most iconic beaches, this 22 kilometre stretch of white sand is fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With a colourful past as a pearling town, Broome has a history and culture as vibrant as it’s landscape, and Broome is