Australia

    Life tastes better with a little salt

    When summer approaches in Sydney, you can almost taste the excitement. Beaches are abuzz, open air dining abounds and the dramatic harbour gleams just a little more brightly. The wharves, marinas and jetties on the harbour foreshore make waterfront dining a way of life. Sydneysiders prefer to take their coffee, cuisine and cocktails with a […]

    What’s Happening on Australia Day 2014

    Your Australia Day Social Planner The Australia Day long weekend holds a special place in the hearts of Aussies – as well as helping us through the January back-to-work slump, it provides a good excuse to beat our chests about this great land of ours. From beer can throwing to rubber ducky races, there are […]

    Where to Drink Beer in Australia

    Rum was once the tipple of choice in Australia (and, moreover, a form of currency) and wine is all the rage today. But beer, sweet beer, has a special place in Oz. Here’s a rundown of joints where atmosphere and taste collide.

    Best Spa Hotels in Australia

    When your backyard combines World Heritage rainforests, islands, national parks and cosmopolitan capitals like Sydney and Melbourne, the chance that a world-class spa hotel proliferates is more than likely. In a tireless, incessant quest to compile the most therapeutic haunts in Australia, take a look at ten of the best spa hotels in the country, […]

    8 Hidden Gem National Parks in Australia

    Australia has more than a few national parks that merit world-class status and, indeed, a disproportionate number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It takes some work and effort, then, to uncover the best hidden gems of the lot – those national parks that deserve a little more attention from domestic and international tourists alike.

    Where to Keep Cool in Australia This Summer

    With Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s feet constantly on the fire, it now seems the rest of Oz is under the spell. Wildfires rage. The meteorological heat index has new colours – ominous purple and vile violet. And ghastly as it is, temperatures of 54°C – or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit – now enter the discussion with […]

    Best Small Museums in Australia

    Thanks to gambler cum art collector cum winery boss David Walsh, the Museum of Old and New Art on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart has single-handedly thrust Tasmania, if not Australia, in a new kind of media glare (The New Yorker, for one, just did a huge profile on Walsh and his flashy museum last […]