Travel blog - Australia

Travel blog - Australia

View across Hamilton Island from the Reef Hotel

Discovering the Highlights of Hamilton Island, Queensland

By the miracle of modern technology, midway through my flight along the coast of Queensland, Australia to Brisbane, I watched the latest episode of a famous sci-fi franchise about a starship called Di...
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Introducing the Great 8 of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef

Most people have heard of the ‘Big 5’, but how about the ‘Great 8’? Rather than spotting animals in the African bush, you can find the Great 8 beneath the waves of Queensland’s turquoise waters – a ra...
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Why Visit Queensland's Atherton Tablelands

7 Reasons to Visit Atherton Tablelands The eye-wateringly beautiful Atherton Tablelands may not get the same attention as its world-famous neighbours – the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest –...
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Cameron Matthews, Executive Chef at Spicers

An Interview with the Executive Chef at Spicers Retreats, Australia

The prospect of cooking and eating for a living is a pretty tempting one – especially when you’re doing it in some of Australia’s mos...
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New Zealand Fiordlands

Cruising from Sydney to New Zealand

Sally Macmillan has made two previous trips to New Zealand, but a luxury cruise out of Sydney proved to be her standout voyage... Sydney’s beaches, Opera House and Harbour Bridge are at their best vie...
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Shapes australia holidays

10 Foods You Have to Try in Australia

This month marks two years since I packed up my summer clothes and moved to the UK – only to never wear said summer clothes again. To commemorate my two year anniversary, I decided to blog about the t...
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Australian Open, Melbourne

How to Watch the Australian Open in Melbourne

It’s something of an understatement to say that the Australian Open is quite different from Wimbledon. Both celebrate top flight tennis at its best, but where Wimbledon has distinguished charm in abun...
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The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

An Expert’s Guide to Victoria and New South Wales

“From the buzz of city life to the serenity of nature-packed national parks, via some of the most pristine beaches on Earth, it’s endlessly inspirational here.” Leanne Broutta first visited New South ...
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Melbourne skyline, Australia

How to Spend 72 Hours in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of our all-time favourite cities. There's always something new to love about the place; whether it’s rooftop cocktail bars in Fitzroy or catching an Aussie rules game at the MCG,...
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

A Travel Butler's Guide to 72 Hours in Sydney

There are so many famous sights to see in Sydney that it can take ages to decide where to start. So with this in mind, Flight Centre Travel Butler Vicky Savage recommends you arm yourself with a plan....
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Blue Pool, New South Wales, Australia

The Best Swimming Spots Along the Sydney to Melbourne Coast

Tidal pools, secluded waterholes, dramatic waterfalls… Christine Faughlin dips her toe into some spectacular swimming spots along the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive... Even after 15 years ...
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Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay (image: Hayley Lewis)

Top 5 Australian Beach Resorts

Australia has more than 10,000 beaches, and there are stunning resorts all over the country. Narrowing it down is no easy feat, but after much consideration, here are five of my favourite beach resort...
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