Australia/Oceania

Australia is the smallest of the seven continents and covers about 5.6% of Earth’s landmass. In Oceania there are 14 countries and a number of dependent territories. That’s a huge variety to cover and read about.

Australia is the smallest of the seven continents and covers about 5.6% of Earth’s landmass. In Oceania there are 14 countries and a number of dependent territories. That’s a huge variety to cover and read about.

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Tea ceremony at Luna Lu
A Tea-lightful Experience at Luna Lu

On a clear, almost winter’s, night on Sydney’s harbour, we were treated to a confluence of events – an ancient Chinese tea ceremony and the blasting of bright lights from Vivid.

Roti. Image by Younseok Jang
Culinary Stardust at Kafe Kooks

At the heart of Kafe Kooks lies the roti, that modest yet transformative canvas, elevated here to dizzying heights of culinary artistry.

Heart shaped reef on the Great Barrier Reef
Introducing The Sundays on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island Enterprises, the team behind the luxurious resort qualia, is thrilled to announce “The Sundays,” a new boutique hotel on Hamilton Island, nestled within Australia’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

The Ghan
Gold on the Ghan

It’s the colours – the rich rusty ochres of the soil, the silvery green of the scrub, sandy coloured dunes and the vibrant bright blues skies occasionally punctured with snowy white clouds, that I can’t take my eyes off.

The Rocky Horror Show
Let’s do the Rocky Horror time warp again and again and…

Back in the day, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” was the ultimate cheeky mixtape, a sizzling hot mess for anyone who fancied a walk on the wild side.

Keanu Gonzalez, Joseph Spanti and T Birds in GREASE (c) Jeff Busby
Tell me more! Grease the Musical.

“Grease” the musical kicks off with Danny and Sandy, two teenagers caught in the web of summer love, setting the scene for a musical explosion that reverberates through the echelons of pop culture.

Fiji AIrways A350
Fiji Glee: Business Class review

Record numbers of Australians are travelling to Fiji for an island holiday in the sun, with Tourism Fiji data showing visitation to the South Pacific archipelago now surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort Marina
A new way to experience InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

In an audacious move that could only be matched by the daring of a Whitsundays skipper braving the tempestuous seas, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has unfurled its sails to welcome the maritime elite with open arms and a dash of panache.

Pacific Drifter Spiced Rum
Pacific Drifter Spiced Queensland Rum

Enter Pacific Drifter spiced rum, a liquid ode to the quintessential Aussie spirit, as iconic as an impromptu beach barbie. This nectar, born from the stickiest Queensland molasses  from local sugar canes – is a stroke of genius.

Aerial view of the Hunter River, Kimberley, Australia.
Coral Expeditions Unveils Kimberley Cruise Guide

In a move as bold and spirited as the Australian outback itself, Coral Expeditions, the trailblazers of the Aussie cruise scene, have unveiled their latest magnum opus: the 2024-2025 Kimberley Cruise Guide.

Hilton Melbourne LQS Rooftop Pickleball Court credit.Kimberley Leahy
Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street offers Rooftop Pickleball Court

In the bustling heart of Melbourne, a city renowned for its peculiar charm and a penchant for the extraordinary, the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street (affectionately abbreviated as HMLQS by those in the know) embarked on a venture so audaciously whimsical it could only have sprung from the minds of those who had one too many gin cocktails. This esteemed establishment, already a paragon of hospitality, has decided to marry the worlds of luxury accommodation and… pickleball.

Canberra at night by prakash khanal /unsplash
The Hyatt Canberra: an address for writers, presidents and spies (perhaps?)

Location, a pivotal factor, places it at the heart of Commonwealth Avenue, linking the city to Parliament House. Its proximity to Lake Burley Griffin, a ten-minute stroll to the National Library, and a twenty-minute walk to the National Gallery underscore its unrivalled positioning.