Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. You just have to be curious enough to venture off the beaten path. The possibilities are endless, so forget what you think you know. Take a chance, roll the dice and see where it leads you. From chic sophistication to unique market produce and products Melbourne is sure to tantalise.
Drive along our coastlines with their waterfront restaurants, cafes and lavish cliff-top mansions or walk for quiet miles along coastal trails, through national parks and on peaceful country lanes, breathing in ocean-fresh air that's instant balm for the weary mind and body. Long been a favourite destination for lazy beachside holidays that come with green hinterlands and wild ocean beaches on the side and with so much to experience, it’s not hard to see why!
Geelong has all the benefits of a sizeable city but with the relaxed atmosphere of coastal country. Boasting a glorious waterfront precinct, sophisticated dining options and all kinds of entertainment on tap. The charming nearby towns and villages of the Bellarine offer a huge range of things to do. The Bellarine has been building a reputation as a food and wine destination and brings together many of the gourmet offerings of the region
Whether it is the distinctive maritime flavours of The Bellarine, the ancient richness of the Moorabool Valley Wine Region or the rugged, exposed coastline of the Surf Coast, the Geelong Wine Region is united by boutique, family owned winegrowers producing premium quality hand crafted wines. With each sub region and winery displaying their own unique characteristics, visitors are invited to explore the diversity of the Geelong Wine Region's stunning scenery, touring routes and restaurants.
Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond for one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and waterfalls. Every twist and turn is guaranteed to bring you an experience to remember. Bordered on one side by the powerful Southern Ocean and on the other by the Otway National Park, the road travels through towns and villages, vineyards and eateries, all the while showing off the strength and beauty of Mother Nature
The Surf Coast includes the main towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne. Lorne is the final stop along the Surf Coast and one of the more well-known and well-established coastal settlements within the Great Ocean Road region.It’s worth checking out the other inland towns which provide a range of natural beauty such as views to the sea from Winchelsea; a distinct rural feel from Freshwater Creek, or sweeping bushland from Bambra.
Starting from Auckland and ending up all the way down in Christchurch, explore the various areas of both islands and have a blast doing so. Beautiful, open, friendly, accessible, and dramatic, are just a few of the adjectives used to describe New Zealand. New Zealand is full of adventure and tranquillity all at the same time. New Zealand has it all - subtropical rainforests, steamy volcanic moonscapes, ruggedly remote coastlines, babbling brooks and mighty mountain-fed rivers.
Blessed with 333 magnificent islands, mostly uninhabited, Fiji is the essence of a tropical island paradise. Boasting wedding-white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms, pristine oceans, and a range of things to do and see that will appeal to the most discerning traveller, this is one South Pacific island destination sure to appeal. And then there’s our most precious asset - smiling, generous, relaxed Fijians who greet you and everyone they meet with our famous and welcoming ‘Bula’
From ancient narratives to present day challenging artworks at surprising MONA, people leave their mark on Tasmania. Come and make your own. Engage with Tasmania’s wilderness and wildlife at a gentle pace, cruise majestic rivers, walk along pristine deserted beaches or savour an inspiring view from the luxury of your resort spa. Enjoy the flavours of the small cities and towns. Relish the fine food, wines, beers and awesome ciders ... produce renowned the world over - fresh, local.
Everything about Western Australia is big. It takes up one third of Australia and at 2.5 million square km, is about 30 times bigger than the UK. From one of the world’s last true ancient frontiers in the north, to the stunning forests of the south west, we take a 10-day whirlwind tour to help you write your bucket list. Join us as we wing our way around WA!
Cruising has become one of the most popular tourist activities.With so many different destinations to choose from it can be hard to know which to choose. John Pond speaks to us about the top ten cruising destinations – to help you decide which is best for you. From China to the Red Sea and beyond the opportunity to discover new horizons and experience the ultimate cruise journey will be covered in depth.