Category: Oceania

BLUE - Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney

BLUE – Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney

One of Sydney’s most popular hotels is now BLUE. Everything else about this charming boutique hotel though, remains the same. The simple, yet stunningly urban spaces, the acclaimed bar, the stylish lofts and stunning location in the heart of the finger wharf at Woolloomooloo. BLUE is now a part of one Asia’s finest and largest […]

Fine dining in Launceston, Tasmania

Fine dining in Launceston, Tasmania

If you’re seeking one of Tasmania’s best dining experiences, look no further than Fee & Me. The restaurant has accrued a number of awards over the years, including Gourmet Traveller Best Restaurant in Tasmania, Tucker Seabrook Best Wine List in Tasmania, and the Restaurant and Caterers Association Best Restaurant in Tasmania.

Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006

It’s back again and even better. Today Queenstown Gardens will see Queenstown’s best chefs and wine makers come out to showcase their signature dishes and complimenting wines for the serious food and wine palettes as part of the Central Otago Wine and Food Festival 2006. To top the day off, local entertainment is played for […]

Valentine's dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Valentine’s dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort, Gold Coast

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a fabulous dinner show at Sea World Nara Resort‘s Ocean Room. You will be treated to a gourmet 3 course meal (including selected beer, wine and Champagne) as the world-renowned performing artist  Rhonda Burchmore delivers a dazzling Valentine’s Day program especially for you. All for $165 per […]

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro is the realization of a dream held by a young couple; a couple who decided to create a haven of luxurious relaxation and rejuvenation in New Zealand, a million miles from the pressure of city life. Takaro is a luxury wilderness lodge with only ten Element Chalet Suits. Each chalet has been designed by […]

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

To really impress your  loved one this Valentine’s, take him or her Down Under to  Australia’s Chateau Yering, a Victorian estate set on 250 acres in the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne. Located in the heart of Australia’s wine country, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property, dating to 1854, awaits with dazzling sunsets, vineyards ready […]

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The Australian Tourism Export Council has added its support for the Sydney Opera House with its bid to join UNESCO’s register of World Heritage-listed structures. As one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Opera House contributes millions of tourism dollars to Australia’s economy each year and is always on the ‘must see’ list of […]

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

Mollies Boutique Hotel, Auckland, NZ

Mollies Boutique Hotel, Auckland, NZ

Named Best New Small Hotel in the World in Harper’s Hideaway Report Awards, Mollies boutique hotel has spacious, luxury, premier executive suites in Auckland city with harbour views, to  ensure your vacation in New Zealand is an unforgettably romantic and luxuriously indulgent experience. Mollies’ facilities now include a new spa, massage & exercise rooms, plus […]

Bora Bora Cruises

Bora Bora Cruises

For those who prefer island hopping without unpacking, Bora Bora Cruises‘ 226.4-foot yachts (Tu Moana and Ti’a Moana) offer seven-day luxury cruises to Bora Bora, Huahine, Raitea and Taha’a. Guests can also charter the yachts and determine their own itinerary. There are only 30 spacious cabins with soaring ceilings, large windows, glass-enclosed baths, plasma TVs […]

New South Wales' outback in need of luxury

New South Wales’ outback in need of luxury

New tourism research has found that there is strong demand for a luxury resort in far west NSW. Three-thousand people responded to the  survey conducted by the  Outback Regional Tourism Organisation. The results will be used to attract more visitors and investors to outback New South Wales. The organisation’s executive manager, Wincen Cuy, says most […]

Saville South Bank Hotel, Brisbane

Saville South Bank Hotel, Brisbane

A new 161-room deluxe hotel has opened on Brisbane’s South Bank. The $90 million Saville South Bank Hotel has as one of its key architectural features a 25m heated lap pool which boasts a transparent wall looking on to Grey Street, and views from the pool deck to South Bank and the city. The hotel’s […]

Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006

Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006

Fiji’s Yasawa Island Resort has won a top international accolade in the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens awards for 2006, announced yesterday at a gala event in New York. The exclusive retreat was chosen over three others for the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway title in the 2006 Americas Awards for Excellence. Hidden in the most remote […]

It pays to be a celebrity!

It pays to be a celebrity!

At the Golden Globes Awards ceremony on 16th January 2006, presenters including Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Natalie Portman and Emma Thompson will receive swag bags filled with complimentary luxury items valued at more than $62,000. Among the goodies, a cruise to mingle with the penguins in Antarctica; Quark Expeditions whisks a VIP and […]

Best hotel bar in the world?

Best hotel bar in the world?

Blu Horizon Bar occupies a breathtaking location on the top floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney and offers unrivalled harbour views.  It has been voted ‘Best Hotel Bar 2005’ at the Hotel Management Magazine Awards and ‘Best Hotel Bar in Sydney’ by Forbes Magazine. Always up to the minute with fashion, Blu Horizon Bar has […]

Sydney hotel takeover

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which operates 73 hotels in India and abroad, has announced the purchase of a 100-room, five-year old hotel, located in close proximity to the central business district of Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney for Australian $36 million. The hotel is currently operated by the Starwood Group and is amongst the top […]