Category: Australia

53rd Sydney Film Festival

This year’s Sydney Film Festival will be the 53rd of its kind, showcasing Australian, international and alternative films over a 2-week stretch (9th-25th June 2006). There’s something for everyone here and you don’t have to be a film fanatic  to enjoy it. Over 40 films will be shown at Sydney’s luxurious State Theatre and there
Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is planning a global eBay charity auction to benefit Care for Children on 7th June 2006. Shangri-La hotels have created 14 exclusive luxury travel experiences with a combined retail value of over US$100,000 for the 10-day online auction, which will end on 17th June. The auction packages will feature metropolitan destinations
HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global

Treat yourself with an Australian winter

Treat yourself  with an Australian  winter  by taking advantage of the special winter offers available at The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia, located 90 minutes from Sydney in the beautiful NSW Hunter Valley. Australia’s only purpose-built world-class health retreat is offering savings of 25% off regular rates until 31st August 2006.
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

The Golden Door Australia has opened one of the country’s largest and most luxurious day spas at the newly completed Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast. The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village offers guests a full range of massage and beauty services which will leave your mind, body and
Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York
Margaret River's premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Margaret River's premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Ron Roozen’s Place self-proclaims itself as “Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation” on its website.   Designed by a Sydney architect named Dale Jones-Evans, it certainly looks stunning and  every room has amazing views of the Indian Ocean. And it’s not everywhere that has an in-house masseuse or your own personal chef all call. Room rates
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