Tag Archives australia

On holiday with Bear Grylls*

by Monday, September 17, 2018

Guest Traveller Ngaire Keane's outback holiday, from Adelaide, South Australia, to the arid 'red centre' of Australia's Northern Territory, started when she picked up the campervan. It was supposed to be a beast of a vehicle: roof stage, room for three, massive tent. Her uncle (or second Dad) took one look at it and nixed the ...

Disconnecting in a soothing Sydney jungle

by Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ben Thomas is Chef Concierge at the boutique West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton , which opened in December 2017 in Sydney's CBD on Sussex Street, near Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. Born and raised in Sydney, Ben loves the uniqueness of working at a small property, because it allows for a very high and personalised level of service. The hotel ...

Luxe digs amongst grapevines & horse studs in country Victoria

by Tuesday, June 26, 2018

This week's Concierge in the spotlight is Anthony Kenworthy, from Mitchelton Hotel and Day Spa, on the banks of the Goulburn River in Victoria's Nagambie, just 90 minutes' drive from Melbourne. Andrew grew up in the region, in a small town called Avenel, 15 minutes from Mitchelton. He spent 20 years living and working in Melbourne "before making ...

Aussies give $80K for world-first eco-tourism initiative in Palau

by Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Federal Government recently announced Australia will be granting $80,000 in an initial round of financial support for a world-first eco-tourism initiative in Palau. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Penny Wong and Senator Claire Moore visited Palau to see ...

Thawing out in a bohemian paradise called Byron Bay

by Monday, June 11, 2018

Like migratory birds, Guest Traveller Katie Clitherow, the woman behind cleaneatsfromafilthymouth.com, and her family flew north for winter and into the arms of Byron Bay in northern NSW. How did they go? Will they be back? Let's hear how this little tribe found one of Australia's most popular coastal destinations... Katie Clitherow. Byron Bay is exactly the sort of bohemian ...