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Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains
Destination(s): Sydney

Take a few days breather in the bohemian, laid back Blue Mountains. read more about Blue Mountains... Read More

Melbourne Art Scene

Melbourne Art Scene
Destination(s): Melbourne

From the kids that run the innovative Artist Run Spaces dotted all over the CBD to the suits over at the NVG, Melbourne has a bustling art scene. Melbournians have thick framed glasses down to a tee (though they’d definitely prefer coffee) and when it comes to visual art they mean business. So dress dark and get ready to grab a free chardonnay at the next exhibition opening at Blindside – Melbourne will not disappoint. But try not to smile… read more about Melbourne Art Scene... Read More

Top 10 Hotels in Australia

Top 10 Hotels in Australia
Destination(s): Adelaide

When the stars of the Southern Cross are visible in the sky, it’s probably time to put down that bottle of beer and head in for a good night’s sleep at one of Australia’s fine hotels. To point you in the right direction, we’ve put together a list of some of the best hotels for you to lay your head in the land of the Southern Cross. Consider staying at: Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel, for a bit of luxury and recreation in Adelaide; the Grand Hotel Melbourne, for history, elegance, and a European vibe near Southern Cross train station in Melbourne; Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, for chic urban lodgings and city views in Adelaide; The Prince, for stylish and hip accommodation in Melbourne; Rydges Perth Hotel, for a comfortable big hotel with views of the river in Perth; and Kirketon Hotel, for a sleek, cosmopolitan place to stay in Sydney. read more about Top 10 Hotels in Australia... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Australia

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Australia
Destination(s): Adelaide

Aussies have definitely earned their reputation as a fun-loving people; you can join in the fun yourself by hitting some of Australia’s most fun-loving restaurants. We’ve put together a list of just that with our top 10 picks for fun restaurants in Australia. Consider: Tharen’s in Sydney, for costumes to dress up in (and fantasies to role play), French food, and all-night drinks; Nanyeta’s Gypsy Taverne in Adelaide, for belly dancers, fortune tellers, and Middle Eastern food; Tropicana Caffé in Sydney, for sophisticated café food and filmmakers as fellow diners; C Restaurant in Perth, for revolving city views and hip, upscale dining; The Court in Perth, for drag shows and pub food; Strawberry Hills Hotel in Sydney, for live jazz and burgers; Stanley’s – The Great Aussie Fish Café in Adelaide, for South Australian lobster in a laidback place; and The Lion Restaurant in Adelaide, for upscale dining and gaming machines. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Australia... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Australia

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Australia
Destination(s): Adelaide

Australia is not exactly known as a destination for romance, but that doesn’t mean the island continent doesn’t have an ace up its sleeve in the romance department, as Australian restaurants with sweeping views and cosmopolitan menus make great places for an intimate dinner for two. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 romantic restaurants in Australia, which includes: Glass Brasserie in Sydney, for glam décor and luxe dining quite worthy of special occasions; The Mount Lofty Summit Restaurant and Café in the Adelaide Hills, for dining with panoramic views of Adelaide and locally sourced food, including lamb and kangaroo; Altitude Restaurant in Sydney, for impressive views of Sydney harbor and sophisticated Australian cuisine; Coco’s Riverside Bar and Restaurant in Perth, for local wines, seafood, and views to the Swan River and downtown Perth; and Aria Restaurant in Sydney, for views of the Opera House and harbor, and Australian cuisine. read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Australia... Read More

Top Ten Cheap Restaurants in Queensland

Top Ten Cheap Restaurants in Queensland
Destination(s): Brisbane

One of the best things about cheap dining in Queensland is that you will still get the best crowds and some generous, delicious dishes without having to mercilessly cut through your budget. These are fantastic places to dine in that attract locals, expats and tourists alike, where the food is always fresh and organic and the atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. Cafe Hype promises to cater for any special dietary requirements you might have, while Mr Bird's MYO is the best place to literally eat whatever you want, as you can make your own sandwich from an extensive choice of great ingredients - a very popular Queensland place. Less creative, but super filling and extremely popular is the Fisherman's Cafe, where you get Fish and Chips alternatives for a very affordable budget. There are also some international budget restaurants available, like the Thai Mali or the more sumptuous Grand Taj Indian Restaurant. read more about Top Ten Cheap Restaurants in Queensland... Read More

Top 10 Family Friendly Things to Do in Perth

Top 10 Family Friendly Things to Do in Perth
Destination(s): Perth

Perth has plenty to keep children of all ages keen, whether they prefer meeting unique Australian animals, swimming at Perth's many beautiful beaches or seeing dinosaur skeletons in the museum. Family-friendly trips to Penguin Island or Rottnest Island are full of adventure for children and adults alike; everyone can learn from the fun, hands-on science displays at SciTech; and which kid can go past the numerous playgrounds of Kings Park? This list includes my top ten family-friendly activities in and around Perth. read more about Top 10 Family Friendly Things to Do in Perth... Read More

My Trip

My Trip
Destination(s): Melbourne

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Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Queensland

Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Queensland
Destination(s): Brisbane

Romantic dining in Queensland is about choosing to have an excellent meal with the appropriate wine in more intimate spots, far away from the loud crowds of local students, where you can enjoy the company of your special someone and share some elegant and creative food. One of the places that were designed precisely for such an experience is Sacre Jeune BYO Restaurant, where they carefully select their organic ingredients, combine them in a modern way with Mediterranean and Asian influences, and serve them to you in a candle light setting. Other places we highly recommend are the tranquil La Kasbah Restaurant and Rosati's on the Park, where the Italian food and atmosphere will be the perfect ingredient to spice up your romantic evening. However, if you're looking for a popular eatery that suits all occasions, the award winning Il Centro Restaurant and Bar is guaranteed not to let you down. read more about Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Queensland... Read More

Top 10 Nightlife in Australia

Top 10 Nightlife in Australia
Destination(s): Adelaide

Whether shaking it on the beach, in a dance club, or on a rooftop bar under the stars, it’s a well-known fact that the men and women from Down Under know how to party with the best of them. To get your own Australian evening started on the right foot, we’ve compiled a list of some of Australia’s best bars, clubs, and nightlife haunts to drink, dance, see films, and be merry, which includes: having a cocktail (or cocktail-mixing lesson) at the Hilton Hotel’s slick Zeta Bar in Sydney; dancing to Latin music at the elegant Melbourne night spot called The Night Cat; gambling and dining at the classy Skylight Adelaide Casino in Adelaide; drinking and dancing to trance and electronica at Melbourne’s funky The Lounge, with a balcony overlooking Swanston Street; and lying down on cushions for movie night after enjoying a vegetarian buffet at Govinda’s & Movie Room in Sydney. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in Australia... Read More