Category: Australia

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the
Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

Photograph of the week: Sydney Opera House during during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light

The Sydney Opera House is considered one of the milestones of 20th century architecture. Its multi-performance venues are the stages of more than a thousand spectacles each year, and its exteriors are also the ‘canvas’ of contemporary artists and performers, as seen here during the Vivid Sydney Festival of Light. Thank you to Paolo Evangelista
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6 of the best regional sporting events

Sport taps into a universal sense of passion and enthusiasm. With the excitement running up to the Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year, we looked into some of the more local sporting events that are worth a look – and might otherwise be missed. So here are six of the best regional sporting
10 things to do on Lord Howe Island

10 things to do on Lord Howe Island

Undiscovered and unspoiled by man for almost 7 million years, Lord Howe is a diamond amongst the rough seas of the pacific. The island with UNESCO world heritage status only allows 400 visitors at any time, so you should feel like a VIP the minute you step from the plane onto the narrow runway which
6 unknown Wonders of the World

6 unknown Wonders of the World

The world is full of amazing places and hidden wonders, some so beautiful, you’d be forgiven for thinking they actually don’t exist. The more familiar ‘wonders of the world’ dominate the mainstream articles, but there are a few gems slip under the radar, untouched by mass tourism, making them even more special. Here’s 6 unknown
Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Win a massive $5,000 worth of hotel nights - with no blackout dates or restrictions!

Feeling like some time away? Love to travel in luxury?  Then we’ve got just the news you’re waiting for! We’re pleased to announce a very exciting competition here on A Luxury Travel Blog – the opportunity to win a fantastic $5,000 worth of hotel nights at a hotel of your choice, anywhere in the world, courtesy of
Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Getting engaged is the most exciting, nerve wracking, and potentially important day of your life. For years to come (hopefully!), your story about the planning, thought process, and personal touches behind how and, perhaps more importantly, where you ‘popped the question’ will be told and retold on countless occasions. The pressure for a memorable and
Australia's top 5 luxury reef experiences

Australia's top 5 luxury reef experiences

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s iconic attractions and for good reason, but this is not the only part of the country where you can experience the beautiful coral reefs and marine life that make the country so popular. Whether on your first of fifth visit to Australia you will always find a
Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Food and travel are the two loves of our lives, and there’s nothing quite like the appetite to ignite that spark of wanderlust, from the incredible street food in Mexico’s bustling capital to uncovering the hidden local hotspots in Vietnam. So we’ve scoured the globe searching for our favourite culinary experiences, from truffle hunting in
The Sydney top 10

The Sydney top 10

Sydney: one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Spanning over 4,750 square miles and with a growing population of 5 million, she is larger than you realized, more diverse than you imagined and more accessible than her peers. For those with 48 hours in the capital, the below will hold you in excellent
Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Top 4 Northern Territory experiences

Australia’s Northern Territory is the home of unique and adventurous experiences. A place that is known for its incredible natural beauty, vast and changeable landscapes and an unfathomably long history; the Northern Territory has everything you need for the trip of a lifetime. From wetland safari to desert exploration, here’s a list of our favourite
5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

5 of the best luxury stays, worth each and every one of their 5 stars

True hotel luxury envelops you from first moment of contact – continuing in the myriad of subtle touches during your stay – all adding to a sum total worth every dollar. Many attempt to emulate. Certainly, bed linen thread count, furnishings and beautiful lobbies can be attained and in many instances equalled. However, getting the
4 Australian destinations to explore by private jet

4 Australian destinations to explore by private jet

When it comes to the greatest adventures on Earth, the land Down Under offers a heady array of sheer wonder, excitement and one of the best natural playgrounds in the world. Admire the majestic Sydney Opera House, snorkel the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the magic of the outback as you
5 luxurious travel experiences to enjoy with kids (keeping adults happy too)

5 luxurious travel experiences to enjoy with kids (keeping adults happy too)

When it comes to luxury travel with children there are two schools of thought. One camp might suggest leaving them at home while the grown-ups enjoy; another believes firmly that the travel seed planted early will cultivate offspring with curious, contributing outlooks. I have a foot either side – some experiences are best left to
A first-timer's guide to Southern Australia

A first-timer's guide to Southern Australia

Even with a month to play with, seeing the many marvels of Oz would be almost impossible. Fear not, our bite-sized southern Australia itinerary is designed to give you a big taste of Down Under in just two weeks. Such is the size of Australia, trying to join up the countless highlights can be exhausting.
Photograph of the week: Old jetty in Metung, Australia

Photograph of the week: Old jetty in Metung, Australia

Playing with perspective, symmetry and long exposure photography, this old jetty in Metung has been captured stretching out into the beautiful reflecting pond of Lake King on a calm Autumn evening. Metung is a small town located on the glorious Gippsland Lakes in Eastern Victoria. The lakes are one of Australia’s largest waterways and are