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    What is the best Melbourne festival?

    Picking a great Melbourne festival is like shooting fish in a barrel; the options are sundry enough to keep even the staunchest festival devotee satisfied. It really just comes down to what it is that makes you feel festive. For lovers of comedy, it’s tough to top the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as the nation’s […]

    The best surf club on the Gold Coast

    The surf life saving club is as iconically Australian as kangaroos and Vegemite, and the Gold Coast offers a stretch of coastline featuring some of the best. For the 12 million annual visitors to Queensland’s Gold Coast Surfer’s Paradise might be the most regularly name-checked destination for tourists, but if you want to eschew thick crowds, tourist traps […]

    This is the most unbelievable pool view in Singapore

    The best place to score an unforgettable view of Singapore’s sprawling skyline? Waist-deep in water, apparently. Bucking the standard route of putting the hotel pool on the ground floor, Singapore’s colossal Marina Bay Sands casino opted for a more non-traditional design, planting a 150m infinity pool on the roof of the skyscraper, 57 floors up. […]

    Where to eat, drink and live like a local in Sydney

    If I was to tell you about a few local favourite haunts in Sydney that will immeasurably improve your next visit to the city, could you keep a secret? They may be the kinds of places you are unlikely to find in your newest travel guide, but would like to slip in between its pages […]

    The most exciting new bars and restaurants in Sydney

    It’s easy to spend time in Sydney ticking off the iconic and awe-inspiring landmarks that have given it worthy status as a bucket-list essential, but the less-visited edges of the city are so dynamic that to bypass them on a visit would be to evade the real soul of Australia’s largest metropolis. Sydney’s urban fringe […]

    The best wineries in the Hunter Valley

    If your affinity for wine is equal to your love of travel you’ve come to the right place. We’ve teamed with Naked Wines so on any HotelClub booking this winter you’ll receive three bottles of wine as a gift. From one group of wine lovers to another. Learn more here. Even if you’ve never been, you’ll no doubt […]

    A ‘Game of Thrones’ guide to travelling the world

    Besides George R.R. Martin’s lead character bloodlust and Hodor’s award-winning dialogue, we can all agree that one of the best things about Game of Thrones is the jaw-dropping landscapes of Westeros. Like any 2015 blockbuster, there’s a little CGI involved in the backdrops of the Seven Kingdoms. But for the most part, GoT uses spectacular real-life filming locations to […]

    Australia’s 13 best long weekend road trips

    Like Robin Hood to the people of Nottingham and Kanye West to himself, the Queen of England is the hero to (excluding the residents of West Oz) pretty much every Australian locked in the nine-to-five grind. Why? Once a year, citizens of the land down under are bestowed a glorious three-day weekend courtesy of the Queen’s birthday – and, really, there ain’t much sweeter than […]