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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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.

Kids can explore the lagoon's wildlife with a naturalist in the onboard family program.
Paul Gauguin Cruises launches 2025 Tahiti & Cook Islands Moana Explorer Program

Paul Gauguin Cruises has unfurled the enchanting tapestry of its 2025 Moana Explorer Program. Aboard the distinguished m/s Paul Gauguin, this curated symphony of 11 dedicated summer and holiday sailings beckons the younger connoisseurs of wanderlust.

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Yo ho ho and a bottle of Beenleigh

Perhaps I’m too romantic when I envisage pirates but I’ve always wished I lived in the days when I could perch a parrot on my shoulder and find me some buried treasure.

Southern Ocean Lodge pool by George Apostolidis
Southern Ocean Lodge reopens

After an intensive four-year journey encompassing meticulous planning, innovative design, and dedicated construction efforts, Southern Ocean Lodge, the flagship property of Baillie Lodges, has reopened on the stunning south coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia

Virgin Voyages Party
Virgin Voyages launch in Sydney

Virgin Voyages, the acclaimed cruise line under the wing of Sir Richard Branson, orchestrated a stellar Scarlet Night soiree in Sydney to herald the arrival of Resilient Lady to the Australian shores.

Lacepede IslandsSandrine Erwin Rose
PONANT Launches Ultimate Kimberley Expedition Guide

Making discovering the extraordinary even more accessible to travellers, PONANT has launched their 52-page Ultimate Kimberley Expedition Guide, further enhancing the company’s position as the leader of breathtaking luxury expeditions along Western Australia’s remote and untouched Kimberley coast.

Salon Deluxe
48 hrs in Orange

Orange does so many things well. Wineries, restaurants, live music, cafes, gorgeous gardens, heritage accommodation and more, it’s everything a traveller to regional NSW wants. But can you do the Central Tableland’s town justice in just 48 hours?