There are so many things to do in Australia and if exploring our fabulous local bars is one of your priorities then Sydney has its fair share of traditional Australian pubs, particularly dotted down George Street in The Rocks. The Bar scene in Sydney is changing however and the city is now dominated by speakeasy whiskey bars and Ale Houses. Enjoy small intimate gatherings of like minded people at "blink and you will miss the entrance" hole in the walls. Here are some of my favourite Sydney watering holes that you can include on your next vacation to Australia.
The recently opened precinct of Barangaroo is quickly becoming a must do as part of your Australia Private Tour. Located on the eastern shores of Darling Harbour in Sydney, the area has been restored from a disused industrial site, to now house magnificent parklands, modern restaurants as well as a vibrant cafe and street culture. If you are visiting Sydney, luxury travel companies like Australian Luxury Escapes can arrange a wonderful few hours, half a day or a full day to truely experience the best that Barangaroo has to offer. Here are some of my top picks.
Nothing quite announces the arrival of Summer each year in Australia like the Australian Open. (And cricket, swimming at the beach, Mangoes, Cherrys and the hum of Cicada's). In January, thousands head to the iconic Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne to watch the superstars of tennis, battle it out on the Rebound Ace surface in the fierce summer heat.
Looking for that special Christmas light experience this December while travelling? Well then you have come to the right destination. Australian cities and regional towns have been following that other great North American tradition (along with Halloween) of Christmas Light displays for many years.
Hobart, the capital of the Apple Isle, has long been held as Australia's (yes it is part of Australia) exotic terminus. Often mis understood it is also highly under rated as a luxury Australian vacation destination. But I am hear to tell you nothing could be further from the truth. Tasmania is the size of Ireland but only has a population of just over half a million, compared to Irelands 4.5 million occupents. That alone should tell you a little bit about this most Southern State. Here are some great experiences to incorporate into your private Hobart tours.
Feeling overwhelmed with choice whilst planning your luxury Australian vacation? We have broken down the must do's and everything in between to make the most of your vacation to Australia!
Have you ever consumed anything at $45000 a minute? In 2011 Sydney spent $650,000 on their NYE fireworks display. Last year it was over $7,000,000 or approximately $45,000 a minute. Its no wonder then that Sydney has quickly become world renown for her magnificent display of fireworks each and every NYE. With a money cant buy back drop and an atmosphere to die for, it certainly has become a popular addition to luxury Australia vacations. You need to be quick though if you are touring to Australia this year and want to secure your patch to see one of the best (Pyrotechnic) shows on earth. Here are my Top 5.
A recent study in the US suggested that an increasing amount of travellers are looking for healthier alternatives when visiting other countries. Australia has been blessed with wonderful organic, healthy and more recently “Paddock to Plate” food experiences for some time.
Melbourne is a great city to visit all year round. Well known for its great dining, shopping and nightlife, Melbourne is also the capital of sport in Australia. In the lead up to the footy finals (AFL), the “race that stops a nation” (The Melbourne Cup) and the Australian Open (Tennis), it’s a great time to visit. Here are my top 5 things to do all year round.
Genuine experiences with Aboriginals are becoming more popular with visitors travelling to Australia. One of the most original and authentic experiences on offer is with Linc Walker of the Walker Brothers based just north of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Elise and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Linc for a one on one chat about his wonderful product.