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Kaikoura

Kaikoura
Destination(s): Christchurch

Often travellers have only a one day trip to Kaikoura - either from Christchurch or when driving to ChCh from Picton: don't short change yourself --stay longer! read more about Kaikoura ... Read More

Top Ten Five-Star-Restaurants in Queensland

Top Ten Five-Star-Restaurants in Queensland
Destination(s): Brisbane

Top class dining in Queensland is the result of fresh ingredients and creative chefs that are proud to introduce to you the local culinary culture in memorable settings. These places have been invested with inventiveness, passion and very hard work so your Queensland dining experience is a joy and a celebration of atmosphere and taste. The general preference among the talented chefs in the area is to design contemporary menus based on the best local ingredients and twist them in their own way with Asian, French and Italian influences. Get amazing views over the river from places like the Alchemy Restaurant & Bar or 1 Degree Bar & Restaurant and enjoy some modern dishes and some great cocktails in the company of your choice. The best French selection of wines and dishes is to be found at the Belle Epoque, along with some memorable pastries baked after traditional French recipes. read more about Top Ten Five-Star-Restaurants in Queensland... Read More

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Australia

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

To get the most from your dollar Down Under, get ready for some Vegemite on toast, meat pies, sausage rolls, fish and chips, hearty sandwiches, or other supremely budget friendly items. And so you’ll never go hungry wondering where to go, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best cheap restaurants in Australia. The round up includes: Annalakshmi Restaurant, where guests eat what they wish of the Indian vegetarian buffet on offer and pay as they wish too, in Perth; LaMesa, for good value Filipino food in Sydney; Las Chicas, for great café food for breakfast, brunch, or lunch in Melbourne; Harvest Vegetarian Restaurant, for eclectic vegetarian dining in Sydney; Mario’s Café, for Italian bistro food and good vibes in Melbourne; Bondi Social, for cool international eats in Sydney; Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant, for romantic views and Australian eats in Adelaide; and The Wellington Hotel, for burgers and snack food. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Australia... Read More

Green Travel in Auckland

Green Travel in Auckland
Destination(s): Auckland

Auckland is one of the best places to visit for a green traveler, as much of the area is committed to sustainability. read more about Green Travel in Auckland... Read More

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

Top 10 Events in New Zealand

Top 10 Events in New Zealand
Destination(s): Auckland

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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 Nightlife in New Zealand

Top 10 Nightlife in New Zealand
Destination(s): Auckland

The nightlife here south of the equator comes alive after dark and our top 10 nightlife adventures in New Zealand has the hottest of the hot spots. Want to try your hand at some world-class gaming? Christchurch Casino is open 24 hours a day for visitors who want to try their luck at blackjack, roulette, poker, and much, much more - but remember to dress to the 9's - there's a strict dress code in this classy gaming establishment. While you're dressed in your finest threads, pay a visit to the Isaac Theatre Royal. This French Renaissance-style theatre which was built in 1907 oozes elegance and refinement with a large central dome overhead and marble staircases. This is home to the Royal New Zealand Ballet as well as a venue for a wide range of international performers and touring acts. For more contemporary entertainment, try the Concrete Club where DJ's spin the latest hits to the approval of large crowds nightly. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in New Zealand... 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