Category: Australia

Coast in Sydney NSW

Coast in Sydney NSW

Situated on the roof terrace at Cockle Bay Wharf, Coast Restaurant is one of Sydney’s most awarded and popular restaurants. One of  Australia’s best Italian chefs, Stefano Manfredi, runs the show here. The spectacular dining room, recently designed by Hassell architects, and Frost design is inspired by Australian coastal living. With a beautiful outdoor terrace
Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

The nominees for the  Best Tourism Website 2006  category of The Webby Awards have been announced. Shortlisted are EarthCam, Great Australian Spaces, MadeinMTL.com, Select Italy and NewZealand.com/travel. The Webby Awards are given each year by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin
Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Mures Upper Deck seafood restaurant, Tasmania

Hobart’s premier seafood restaurant, Mures Upper Deck,  overlooks Constitution Dock and  is the only restaurant in Tassie that catches the majority of the fish it uses in its own boats, processes the catch in their own export standard fish factory, and hot and cold smokes their own fish. A must for any seafood lover visiting
3 nights for the price of 1 special offer with Stamford Hotels

3 nights for the price of 1 special offer with Stamford Hotels

With one of my email accounts I subscribe to a number of luxury hotel mailing lists, to keep abreast of some of the best offers that are out there.   Often these so-called offers don’t actually provide that much of an incentive or discount, but Stamford Hotels and Resorts are one exception who seem to
The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

G’day! Another top 10 from  Tablet Hotels  and this time I’m going Down Under… it appears that the Pacific Islands don’t really get a look in, though! Establishment Hotel – Sydney, Australia The Observatory Hotel – Sydney, Australia Hilton Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand The Hatton – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Park Hyatt Melbourne – Melbourne,
ezard in Melbourne

ezard in Melbourne

One of the most exciting restaurants in Melbourne, ezard is located in Flinders Lane at the base of the Adelphi Hotel. Teage Ezard – owner and chef – offers “Australian free-style cuisine” with the primary influences the cuisines of Asia, particularly China and Thailand. This restaurant offers a truly memorable wine and food experience that
Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

The Adelaide Cup is always a big event in Adelaide – attracting racing enthusiasts and party-goers from around Australia. Stamford Hotels and Resorts want you to celebrate the day in style.   Adelaide Cup comes early this year on 13th March 2006, so why not start celebrating early with a Champagne breakfast at TG’s Restaurant

3 Nights for the Price of 1 at Stamford Hotels and Resorts

Forget about chocolates, Stamford Hotels and Resorts has a real Easter treat for you, and it extends right throughout April – spend a blissful night in any of their 10 award-winning Australian and New Zealand properties and enjoy an extra two nights at no extra cost! From 1st April 1 through to 7th May 2006,
Lazy Daze Package with Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Lazy Daze Package with Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Need to escape after a long hot Australian summer?  Why not enjoy a relaxing autumn escape at Stamford Plaza Melbourne? Their Lazy Daze Package includes a three course candlelit dinner served in your room by your personal chef with theatrical flair, two Stamford house-coats personally embroidered with your names, an in-room 30 minute massage for
Sydney Opera House crisis

Sydney Opera House crisis

The planned interior refurbishment of Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the exterior 40 years ago, is allegedly  in crisis. Plans to excavate into Sydney Harbour and slice through a concrete beam holding the building’s shells together is estimated to cost AUS$700m – ten times the state government’s
Valentine's with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

Valentine's with Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Australia

At Stamford Hotels & Resorts they’re taking Valentine’s Day  a step further to provide a complete romantic experience with our Romance and Seduction Package. French Champagne on arrival, canapés, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a hand-drawn rose petal bath, and breakfast in bed for two is just the start with this special overnight package. Prices start from $299.
BLUE - Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney

BLUE - Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney

One of Sydney’s most popular hotels is now BLUE. Everything else about this charming boutique hotel though, remains the same. The simple, yet stunningly urban spaces, the acclaimed bar, the stylish lofts and stunning location in the heart of the finger wharf at Woolloomooloo. BLUE is now a part of one Asia’s finest and largest
Fine dining in Launceston, Tasmania

Fine dining in Launceston, Tasmania

If you’re seeking one of Tasmania’s best dining experiences, look no further than Fee & Me. The restaurant has accrued a number of awards over the years, including Gourmet Traveller Best Restaurant in Tasmania, Tucker Seabrook Best Wine List in Tasmania, and the Restaurant and Caterers Association Best Restaurant in Tasmania.
Valentine's dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Valentine's dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a fabulous dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort‘s Ocean Room. You will be treated to a gourmet 3 course meal (including selected beer, wine and Champagne) as the world-renowned performing artist  Rhonda Burchmore delivers a dazzling Valentine’s Day program especially for you. All for $165 per
Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

To really impress your  loved one this Valentine’s, take him or her Down Under to  Australia’s Chateau Yering, a Victorian estate set on 250 acres in the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne. Located in the heart of Australia’s wine country, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property, dating to 1854, awaits with dazzling sunsets, vineyards ready
Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The Australian Tourism Export Council has added its support for the Sydney Opera House with its bid to join UNESCO’s register of World Heritage-listed structures. As one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Opera House contributes millions of tourism dollars to Australia’s economy each year and is always on the ‘must see’ list of