Sydney short breaks mean we can’t wait for the weekend

    When I roam a short distance from Sydney, my thought process is: ‘I can’t believe how close this beautiful place is.’ Invariably followed by: ‘Why haven’t I been here before now?’ Whether you seek small-town seasonal charm, world-class food and wine, family-friendly outdoor adventures or high-end hotel pampering, there are a multitude of charming destinations […]

    What is the best Melbourne festival?

    Picking a great Melbourne festival is like shooting fish in a barrel; the options are sundry enough to keep even the staunchest festival devotee satisfied. It really just comes down to what it is that makes you feel festive. For lovers of comedy, it’s tough to top the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as the nation’s […]

    Insider secrets for your next trip to Melbourne

    When people think of Melbourne, they think food, they think art, they think culture; but this southern city of Australia has all this and so much more on offer to the inquisitive traveller. We take the trouble out of planning your next trip with these insider tips from local Melburnians who know the best of […]

    The best surf club on the Gold Coast

    The surf life saving club is as iconically Australian as kangaroos and Vegemite, and the Gold Coast offers a stretch of coastline featuring some of the best. For the 12 million annual visitors to Queensland’s Gold Coast Surfer’s Paradise might be the most regularly name-checked destination for tourists, but if you want to eschew thick crowds, tourist traps […]

    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.  HotelClub members receive a special discount on their first order of Naked Wines exclusive range of wines, hand made by independent winemakers. Even if you’ve never been, you’ll no doubt have heard about the Hunter Valley – […]

    Australia’s 13 best weekend road trips

    Ah, the weekend  –  it’s long enough to get away and see something new, but not too short that you’re forced to embark upon yet another ‘staycation’. With that, here are 13 of the best weekend road trips in Australia. Choose one, and go.   1. Sydney – Blue Mountains Drive time: 1.5 hours Stay: Emirates Wolgan Valley […]