Just because it feels like winter in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart doesn’t mean all of Australia is caught in the doldrums. In the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, for example, it feels more like autumn. Clear, sunny skies and weather that’s cooler and dryer than during the muggy summer months makes the archipelago an ideal […]
Category: Things To Do
May 29, 2015
When it comes to the tropics of Australia, popular spots like Hamilton Island or even Whitehaven Beach might come to mind, but did you know the Whitsundays are actually comprised of 74 different islands? Here’s a look at a few of the ones you might not recognize that are worth a visit.
May 22, 2015
Home to ultra-luxury resorts like Qualia and One&Only Hayman Island, and located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday archipelago doesn’t exactly have a reputation for affordability. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to explore the islands on the cheap. A wealth of outdoor opportunities, plus campsites and budget accommodations, means you can visit the Whitsundays on a budget.
May 11, 2015
Home to some of the best waves in the world, Australia is synonymous with surfing. Of course, there are plenty of places along the coast to choose from when it comes to finding ideal breaks to ride, and Sydney surely comes to mind. At the very north of New South Wales, just within reach of the Queensland border, Byron Bay is king. Back in the 1960s, the small town once played a big role in Australia’s burgeoning surf scene, and the sport has held important ground there ever since.
April 27, 2015
May has been declared Aussie Wine Month on the island continent, meaning heaps of wine tastings, pop-up wine bars, wine-pairing dinners and educational events all across Australia to showcase the nation’s collection of stellar wines and broadcast their flavors to the world. A new initiative called Ultimate Wine Experiences Australia got started just in time […]
April 24, 2015
One of Australia’s oldest food and wine regions, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is criss-cut with more than 150 wineries. Some have been fruiting since the late 1800s. But Barossa is not all about history; the region is bursting with new butcheries, bakeries, breweries, cideries and creameries. What’s more is the fantastic cooking schools that teach travelers how to combine and complement the region’s ingredients. Here are the current leaders for cooking classes in the Barossa Valley.
March 17, 2015
For sports fans, the ICC Cricket World Cup is perhaps just as highly anticipated as the Olympics, especially since both events only occur every four years. It is the first time Australia is hosting the World Cup since 1992, so March is a thrilling time to visit the land down under. The end of summer welcomes ideal […]
March 13, 2015
Airlie Beach, the funky town at the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, isn’t exactly known for food. Chef Tim Whitehorn from Capers Restaurant and the Airlie Beach Hotel is set on changing that with a food tour of the region. Held seasonally, the Airlie Beach local food tours visit four local farms that supply Capers […]
February 20, 2015
The Grand Prix Circuit is the absolute best place to have some adrenaline-filled experiences on Phillip Island.
February 13, 2015
Want to try something different? Why not spend a day sea kayaking in Palm Cove?