Food & Drink

    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 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 […]

    A wine tasting guide: The Peeper, The Schnoz and The Cakehole

    The great novelist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson once declared that “wine is bottled poetry”. It’s an excellent metaphor for two reasons. Firstly, much like poetry, good plonk is a thing of beauty. And in the great tradition of sharing what’s beautiful, with every HotelClub booking this winter you’ll receive three bottles of wine as […]

    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 […]

    Which iconic wine region is right for you?

    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. Want to marry wanderlust with your love […]

    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 […]