Guide

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    The 16 Best Garden Bars in Australia

    What better setting to sip on a late afternoon cocktail and toast to your greatness than amongst lush decor provided by mother nature herself? There is no comparison. Make like a tree and get on down to one of these Australian garden bars next time you’re in the mood to go green. 1. The Beresford, […]

    Australian idioms illustrated

    No trip to a new country would be complete without experiencing the culture that makes it unique. Indulging in the local food, attending festivals and visiting museums is easy but getting to know the language is a great way to take your understanding and appreciation to a whole new level. Following on from our popular Idioms of the World piece, today […]

    Experience Hong Kong: The Calendar of Unmissable Events

    Hong Kong is a modern metropolis overflowing with things to do and see. This economic hotspot and cultural hub is a magnet for travellers, holiday-goers, entrepreneurs, technophiles, and business people from every corner of the world. If you had a dozen lifetimes to spend here, you still couldn’t uncover all the secrets and excitement of […]