Category: Oceania

Blue & Green Package at Peppers Anchorage

Is golf your pleasure? Peppers Anchorage invites you to saunter outside and be enticed by their Blue & Green Package, just two and a half hours drive from Sydney.  The package  includes 2 nights deluxe accommodation, full buffet breakfast each morning, and 3 days of golf (green fees only) at Pacific Dunes, Le Meilleur Horizons […]

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay is due to open next month and is celebrating with a special opening offer of 3 nights’ accommodation for the price of two. The resorts sets a new high-water mark for beach holiday sophistication, featuring six levels of deluxe accommodation and sweeping bay views to the World Heritage listed Fraser […]

Hawke's Bay 'Behind the Label' experience

Hawke’s Bay ‘Behind the Label’ experience

Greenhill The Lodge  is offering a  unique personal encounter with the wines and people of Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. As part of their ‘Behind the Label’ wine experience, you will get to meet the personalities behind some of the regions award-winning wines. The package includes two nights at Greenhill and use of all its […]

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

Renovation of The Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington

New Zealand’s Kingsgate Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington  is to undergo a NZD 10 million renovation, and will be transformed into a Copthorne Hotel. The waterfront property will be almost entirely re-fitted before taking on its new guise as the Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay. The hotel will remain part of Millennium Hotels and Resorts  which […]

Free flights to Turtle Island

Free flights to Turtle Island

This has to be one of the better deals I’ve seen for a while.   Book a 9-night stay for two people at Fiji’s Turtle Island and you could both be flying there from Los Angeles, for free.   The  free flights apply to  economy class but you can upgrade to business class for $2,879 […]

5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

5 nights for the price of 4 at Dolphin Island, Fiji

Ever dreamed of your own private island? Dolphin Island is designed for the ultimate in relaxation with just two bures and no other guests, yet only 10 minutes from the Fijian mainland. The nightly rate, including transfers, all meals and  a standard bar, is NZ $2900  (NZ $3700 for both bures), plus tax. And, for […]

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo: a modern cabin in the mountains

FortyTwo is a luxurious lakeside retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. A mixture of glass and concrete, these uniquely-designed three-level apartments combine the expertise of architects Mason and Wales with the interior design know-how of Jewell Cassells. Adding to the sense of space are floor tiles that continue from inside to outside, and balconies with views […]

New spa at Musket Cove Island Resort

New spa at Musket Cove Island Resort

The Mandara Spa opens at Musket Cove Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands this month. This four-star resort is easily accessible via a short Sun Air flight or a catamaran transfer from Denerau marina.  This beautiful resort  is located on Malolo Lailai island and offers you a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Early bird rates for Outrigger Beach Club Port Douglas

Early bird rates for Outrigger Beach Club Port Douglas

The long-anticipated, five-star  Outrigger Beach Club Port Douglas will open on 1st October 2006. As part of its opening promotion, the resort is offering exceptional rates to its earliest visitors. Enjoy 4 nights for the price of 3 from AU$418 per person in a luxurious spa suite,  or from  AU$518 and AU$684 per person in […]

It's not too late for the Ashes

It’s not too late for the Ashes

Probably the most anticipated cricket series ever will take place this winter in Australia.   The tickets for all the Test matches sold out within days of going on sale and flights to Australia are filling up fast. Kuoni Sport Abroad still have guaranteed tickets as part of the many Ashes cricket packages that they […]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]

Auckland Heritage Festival

The Auckland Heritage Festival gets underway today and will run until  24th September 2006. It is a celebration of the city’s unique heritage, a time to remember the days gone by and reflect on the rich and diverse history of Auckland city. Among the events there will be open days and guided tours of Blockhouse […]

Floriade and the Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Floriade and the Hyatt Hotel Canberra

See Canberra in its true colours during Floriade, Australia’s floral celebration of Spring. The theme this year is “Carnivale – The World on Show” and Hyatt Hotel Canberra is associating itself with the event by offering an accommodation package from $290.00 per couple during the celebration. It includes overnight accommodation in a luxurious Park Room, […]

Sydney Opera House guided tours

Sydney Opera House guided tours

Official tours of the Sydney Opera House are now being run at the famous Australian venue. The tours take begin every half hour between 9am and 5pm and take you on a journey through the extraordinary history and architecture of the building, and give you an overview of the Australian performing arts scene. Discounts are […]

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Three of Wellington’s most prestigious bars were awarded and celebrated at the recent New Zealand Bar Awards. Co-ordinated by Spanton Media, creators of Australian and NZ Bartender magazines, the awards are voted for and judged by local bar industry and international judges. The Matterhorn was awarded the coveted title of finest drinking establishment in New […]