Australia & NZ

    The 10 best places to eat in Byron Bay

    For reasons that are entirely understandable, Byron Bay has evolved from its former mantle as spiritual home to Australia’s hippie community and is now an internationally name-checked holiday haunt for a generous mix of archetypes. Alongside keen surf hipsters there for the waves, holidaying families there for the leisurely cadence, and the annual pilgrimage of […]

    Where to stay in Sydney

    There’s nothing better than knowing your hotel is only a short distance away from all you’ve come to explore in a new city. But in a city as big as Sydney, how do you decide which neighbourhood is best for you? Do you choose accommodation in the middle of the city, by the beach, somewhere […]

    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 […]

    Sydney’s hidden Aboriginal gems

    Some visitors might only associate the beauty of Indigenous Australia with the red sands of ‘the outback’. However, far from remote, the Sydney region is a vastly rich area in which to explore the identity of our first peoples. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is We all stand on sacred ground: learn, respect, celebrate. Following on […]

    The 10 Best Bars in Adelaide Right Now

    It may not score the same accolades regularly doled out to Australia’s more popular culture hubs, but that doesn’t mean Adelaide is lacking in any colour or cool things to do. For one, the South Australian city is home to a thriving food and drink scene, with a more-than-modest up-curve in reputable drinking spots popping […]

    The 21 best all-American food joints in Australia

    Myriad marvellous things born in the US-of-A have been happily embraced down under (reality TV, anyone?), but none with wider open arms (and mouths) than all-American diner food. The last five years has seen a huge increase in American-themed food joints around Australia, and for good reason – who doesn’t love the idea of diving […]

    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 […]