Category: Oceania

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gourmet experiences in New Zealand’s boutique wine town

Gone are the days when holidays were for just kicking back. Yes, we all love to wind down on a beach for a day or two with a good novel, but recent trends such as volunteer-tourism and educational-tourism have grown in popularity, showing that hands-on experiences are now a vacation must. And It’s not only […]

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

9 worldwide balloon rides to get you high

The silence of hot air balloon flight is almost indescribable. As you float at the whims of the breeze you meet with no resistance. The only occasional sounds which may wend their way on high is the barking of distant dogs – perhaps from some inbuilt and ancient defense mechanism. The earth takes on a […]

New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand has a name for itself as an adventurer’s paradise and the outdoor lifestyle of its locals translates well into the country’s tourism industry. With Auckland to host the America’s Cup in 2020, the islands are gearing up to welcome travellers from across the world, and luxury yachts in particular will find state-of-the-art amenities […]

New Zealand's 5 most delicious seafood choices

New Zealand’s 5 most delicious seafood choices

New Zealand goes beyond fish and chips on the beach or smoky barbeque meals when it comes to gastronomy. With a distinct Pacific-rim influence, our cuisine is something guaranteed to delight even the most sensitive of palettes, and indulgence is forgiven, because If sea-food is your thing, then New Zealand is your oyster. An extravaganza […]

Photo of the Week: Volcanic Crater, White Island, New Zealand

Photograph of the week: Volcanic crater, White Island, New Zealand

If staring into a red-hot bubbling abyss sounds like the adventure getaway of your dreams, look no further than White Island, New Zealand. Often referred to as the world’s most accessible active volcano, White Island is a living, breathing, roaring, hissing example of Nature at its most angry… A roiling mass of geothermal activity, steaming […]

Southern Ocean Lodge

Top 10 luxury hotel spas in Australia

Travelling all the way to Australia can be a big undertaking, especially if you’re coming from the other side of the world. If you think that you’ll need some time to recover from the inevitable jetlag, you might want to consider some downtime to restore your sense of health & wellbeing at one of the […]

New Zealand: a journey into flavours

New Zealand: a journey into flavours

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without visiting the multitude of exquisite sights that abound, from the long white beaches in the North to snow-capped mountains in the South Island. New Zealand is famous for the picturesque landscapes, for the dialed-up colours of nature and the multitude of sites to see. But a […]

Luxury family volunteer vacation Belize

Christmas is a time for giving (back)

The fast-approaching Christmas and Chanukah seasons are a special time, especially so for families. It is regarded as the time for giving, and it is even better to give-back. Travel and celebrate the essence of Christmas and Chanukah: give back and help those less fortunate on a festive family trip that changes lives… not just […]

Picadilly House

Top 10 private villas in Australia

Australia is home to some of the most spectacular destinations in the world. Think lush rainforests, pristine oceans, verdant hinterlands, spectacular wine and spa regions — there’s definitely plenty of reasons to choose Australia as your next holiday destination. Explore these fantastic locations while enjoying the many comforts of these stunning private villas across the […]

5 of the world's most thrilling adventure experiences

5 of the world’s most thrilling adventure experiences

Adventure runs thick in the veins of a special group of people. These are the adventurers, the thrill-seekers, the modern-day buccaneers who demand the surge of adrenalin only found at dizzying heights or breakneck speeds. Unlike others, these rush-junkies actively seek adventure in places and ways most of the rest of us will never understand. […]

Photo of the week: Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, Australia

Photograph of the week: Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wander to the very end of the 580-metre long Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria, and you will see, stretching into the distance, a mesmerising series of wooden pillars, emerging from the shimmering water in hypnotic lines. Mere wooden stumps to some, an Instagrammable photographic opportunity to others, for so many others these pillars represented […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

Connoisseur highlights: 5 tantalising experiences to try in New Zealand

While New Zealand provides many a guest an outstanding holiday, it also provides lovers of luxury, connoisseurs of distinction and individuals of impeccable taste an exquisite opportunity to blend the finer things in life. From fine dining, helicopter cruises, fly-fishing and inspired shopping to gorgeous blue oceans, sea-food cruises and delicious wines, you can do […]

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

With Autumn already here, and Winter just around the corner, we’re left with no choice but to accept the fact that the cold bitter days are approaching. While I don’t know many people that are big fans of the Winter, it’s hard not to appreciate the fun snow can bring. For those with families especially, […]

Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter

Luxury Christmas vacations: 5 amazing yachting destinations this Winter

If you’re making plans to celebrate Christmas and the New Year away from home then a luxury yacht charter in one of these five fantastic destinations could be exactly what you’re looking for: Not only do you have complete privacy on board and a personalised service, you can also choose a vessel with amenities to […]

Fiji meaningful luxury

Meaningful trips inspired by the Rugby World Cup

We are well into the Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time in an Asian nation – Japan. This year’s event is set to be the most openly contested ever – so hard to pick the winner, with at least 6 countries laying plausible claim to the title. Japan’s historic win over one of the […]