Category: Oceania

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

Although certainly a rather contentious subject, it is undoubted that everyone can appreciate the matchless beauty and colour of an unspoiled sunset. Similarly we all have our own favourite spots from which to warmly embrace the majesty of Earth’s astral ballet with the sun; sunsets are personal things, so whether it is from your kitchen
Top 15 experiences you shouldn't miss in Australia

Top 15 experiences you shouldn't miss in Australia

Australia has it all for the adrenalin-loaded adventure junkie. Australia is home to is the exotic Great Barrier Reef, golden beaches, crystal clear water, flora and fauna, wide open spaces, basalt plains studded with extinct volcanoes, scenic mountain ranges, rugged wilderness, surrounding tropical islands, extensive coastlines, vast rivers, and the oldest, deadliest rainforest in the
New luxury wildlife retreat opens in Australia's Northern Territory

New luxury wildlife retreat opens in Australia's Northern Territory

Located half-way between Darwin and dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, on the banks of the Mary River, a stylish new accommodation experience, Wildman Wilderness Lodge, opens its doors to visitors in April 2011. Offering guests world-class wildlife experiences, the new property comprises of 10 cabins (habitats) with fixed structures and 15 luxury safari
2011, the year of the Kiwi?

2011, the year of the Kiwi?

New Zealand has always been a favourite destination of mine. Whether you are looking for family orientated structure, romantic seclusion or exhilarating adventure, Aotearoa has consistently maintained its reputation as one of the world’s most versatile holiday locations. A melting pot of cultures, the country promises an experience unlike any other; with a proud South
Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles
Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa

Auckland: a land of variety

Learn about the stunning variety Auckland – situated on New Zealand’s North Island – has to offer with this promotional video from Tourism Auckland.

A non-cricket reason to visit the Gabba, Queensland

With The Ashes series not far off, the eyes of the cricketing world will soon be focussed on Australia. While it’s no secret to savvy Brisbanites, sporting tourists to Queensland’s Woolloongabba (known as the Gabba) may be bowled over to find a vibrant restaurant quarter has sprung up just a stone’s throw from the hallowed
4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

The UNESCO World Heritage list is a subject that can cause as much controversy as it can congratulations. Regardless of what your opinion of it may be, it is an undeniably influential global inventory which can transform the fortunes of some of the world’s most dramatic and significant natural and cultural locations. With this in
8 amazing coastal experiences in South Australia

8 amazing coastal experiences in South Australia

With more than 4,700 kilometres (or 2,900 miles) of beautiful, wilderness coastline and uncrowded, pristine beaches across South Australia, there are plenty of amazing marine experiences to be had both under, on top of and beside the sea. From swimming with sea lions and tuna, to shark cage diving and whale watching. Embark on one
The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh,
Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Luxury air safaris over South Australia

Experience South Australia‘s vast vistas teeming with free roaming native Australian wildlife from the comfort of a luxury air safari, with three new tours available through luxury operator Chinta Air Tours. * Extended Outback Wildlife – see the varied wildlife of the Outback, including emus, kangaroos and native birds, staying in unique accommodation (4 days)

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Tickets are now on sale for events at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which will be held from 4th to 14th March 2011. They have a seriously good line-up of chefs and winemakers, and the festival is set to be a gastronomic joyride. As well as masterclasses, demonstrations, dinners and other events, the festival
Top 10 island escapes

Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands.  The isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude.  According to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Dramatic CCTV footage of cruise ship in high seas

The P&O Cruises ship Pacific Sun hit a storm 400 miles off the north coast of New Zealand back in July 2008, an incident which saw 42 people hurt. The ship was carrying a total of 1,732 passengers and 671 crew as it travelled back to Auckland from the islands of Vanuatu. Dramatic internal CCTV footage

Ladies Golf Classic at Magenta Shores in New South Wales

You are invited to the inaugural Ladies Golf Classic at Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club, Magenta, New South Wales. The ladies-only event will be held on Friday 15th October 2010 and tickets cost $129 per person. To book: call Chantelle Veness (02) 4332 4411 or email [email protected] Book early as there is a limit of