Posts tagged under "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.
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, … More
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.
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 … More
With Grand Slam tennis in full, ahem, swing Down Under, it’s time to look at where to nosh and swill close to Melbourne Park.
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 … More