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Top 10 Hotels in New Zealand

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

You want the very best accommodations available when you venture into the Southern Hemisphere, and our top 10 hotels list for New Zealand delivers the goods. The Millennium puts you right in the middle of all the action. This is the place movie and rock stars stay when in town and when you walk in the lobby you'll understand why. Stunning floral arrangements complement the highly polished brass decor and marble floors making this one of the best hotels in the country. Brown's Boutique Hotel is a good value and is run by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Spacious rooms with spectacular views and comfortable beds will have you feeling like a king while paying bargain rates. Sky City Hotel is in the middle of an entertainment complex that includes several restaurants and trendy bars, as well as the Sky City Casino. Be sure to ask for a room with a view of the beautiful harbor. read more about Top 10 Hotels in New Zealand... Read More

Running Events in Auckland

Running Events in Auckland
Destination(s): Auckland

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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

First day in Auckland

First day in Auckland
Destination(s): Auckland

Start off with the Auckland Museum in the morning, which is packed with information about the history and environment of New Zealand. Follow this up with a wander up Queen Street, taking your pick from the wide array of cafes for a lunch break. Then to the Auckland Art Gallery for the best of what NZ's artists have to offer. After this a trip to Mission Bay is in order to relax at the beach and watch the people of Auckland go by. Nearby Bastion Point provides a fabulous viewpoint of the city and Hauraki Gulf. Finish up with dinner at Cin Cin by the waterfront in the city, and follow up with a drink at Rakino's. read more about First day in Auckland... Read More

My Trip

My Trip
Destination(s): Melbourne

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Kids' Day Out

Kids' Day Out
Destination(s): Auckland

This day is designed just for the kids. Rainbow's End is NZ's premier theme park, providing hours of fun. Ambury Farm Park provides a nearby location for a picnic and to see a working farm in action. After this a trip to Kelly Tarlton's may be in order, and finally dinner at Valentine's which is every kid's favourite. read more about Kids' Day Out... Read More

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