Category: Australia

What you shouldn't miss at Vivid Sydney 2022

What you shouldn't miss at Vivid Sydney 2022

Staged over 23 nights, the Vivid Sydney 2022 festival will deliver mesmerising art displays, 3D light projections, uplifting live music performances and deep-dive discussions from the world’s brightest minds. Plus, in a festival first, the renowned Light Walk will stretch continuously for 8km, linking the Sydney Opera House to Central Station with 47 installations and
Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travellers to Australia, following today’s announcement that Australia is reopening its borders to quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated travellers from 21st February 2022. The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November
A new boutique hotel at Sydney's Darling Harbour

A new boutique hotel at Sydney's Darling Harbour

Sydney has an exciting new boutique hotel built for travellers by travellers and inspired by the people, produce and past of its local neighbourhood, with the opening of Aiden Darling Harbour. This inaugural opening marks the debut of the Aiden by Best Western brand in Australasia within the BWH Hotel Group (BWH) portfolio representing a
Rare sighting off Lady Elliot Island, Queensland

Rare sighting off Lady Elliot Island, Queensland

Master Reef Guide and Marine Biologist, Jacinta Shackleton, has seen in the New Year in style with a once-in a-lifetime experience, coming face to face with a rare blanket octopus in waters off Lady Elliot Island on 6 January 2022. The blanket octopus is so-called because of the sheets of webbing between its arms which,
Explore the spectacular wine regions of Tasmania

Explore the spectacular wine regions of Tasmania

Are you a wine lover? Let’s explore the stunning wine-growing regions of Tasmania. Located on the southeast coast of Australia, Tasmania is the 26th largest island in the world. Named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, this beautiful part of the world is especially popular for nature lovers and hikers. But did you know that
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Doing good in 2022

Happy New Year! If 2021 was the year when travel got back on its feet, here’s to 2022 being the year that travel runs again. My encouragement to you is to remember the ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID – those communities dependent on tourism who have lost their livelihoods and become unable to provide for their
6 of Queensland’s most luxurious islands

6 of Queensland’s most luxurious islands

With 6973 kilometres of coastline, plenty of sunshine, pristine beaches and 1955 islands, Queensland is a pure paradise. Discover ancient rainforests, The Great Barrier Reef, colourful coastal towns, national parks, unique Australian wildlife and more. Featuring one of Australia’s warmest climates, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the beach vibes and explore Queensland’s
Australia's first Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart

Australia's first Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced the Australian debut of the brand. The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart will open next month, inviting travelers and explorers to Hobart on a transformative experience inspired by the unique local culture of Australia’s island state. Situated in the historic
10 ways to feel New South Wales

10 ways to feel New South Wales

The most memorable journeys are the ones that unfurl our world to reveal new views, connect us with our people and teach us something surprising – often about ourselves. And wherever you venture across New South Wales, you’ll find energising, life-affirming experiences to refresh your perspective. Here’s where to get started. Own your freedom There’s
10 Sydney locations to refresh your Insta feed

10 Sydney locations to refresh your Insta feed

With countless stunning views to take in and striking architecture, there are few destinations quite as photogenic as Sydney, a dreamy union of sand, surf, city and nature. From Bondi Beach to vantage points on Sydney Harbour, here are the ultimate spots to snap an Instagram-worthy shot around the city. Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach Sydney
Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival
Hidden gems in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park

Hidden gems in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park

If you love uncovering something new in a familiar destination, then this one’s for you. The spectacular Greater Blue Mountains National Park, located on Sydney’s doorstep, is brimming with hidden gems. Here’s some off-the-beaten track inspiration for when we can travel next. Enjoy village life If you venture west along the Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria is
7 of the best glamping options to try in New South Wales

7 of the best glamping options to try in New South Wales

Prefer not to leave the comforts of home behind when you go camping? Check out these picturesque glamping stays in NSW, from cosy winery escapes to safari-style bush luxury, and plan the ultimate camping trip for when travel opens again. Bubbletent Australia, Blue Mountains Stargazers and romantics will fall in love with these magical clear
10 ways to feel nostalgic in New South Wales

10 ways to feel nostalgic in New South Wales

Many of us are daydreaming about holidays gone by right now, and where we might go next. Recapture the nostalgic spirit of the good old days of warm weather trips including farm stays, milkshakes and fish and chips on the sand. Whether you want to revisit your favourite camping spot or explore the vintage stores in country towns, here are 10 memory-making travel ideas across Sydney and NSW. Order an ice-cream
Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Though swimming naked is still taboo in some countries, it is perfectly acceptable in many parts of the world to bare it all and enjoy a swim without fear of judgment. But where are the best countries for skinny dipping? New research from Outforia has revealed the world’s top 10 skinny dipping countries and France
5 places to find koalas in NSW

5 places to find koalas in NSW

From their fluffy ears to their paunchy pouches, koalas are one of the most adored critters on the planet – and around 20,000 of them are thought to call New South Wales home. Here’s where to find these endearing marsupials happily at home among the gum trees — and how you can help them stay that