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Get Concrete Playground's take on the latest travel news, events, places and trips
  • Travel & Leisure

    You'll Be Able to Holiday in Hong Kong Without Going Through Hotel Quarantine From September 26

    Hong Kong is the latest country to drop its strict pandemic-era border restrictions — and travellers will no longer need a negative PCR test to enter, too.

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    Love Cabins

    Give us a home among the gumtrees...

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    Six Senses Zighy Bay

    This mega-luxurious resort lies in Oman's remote Musandam Peninsula, sandwiched between rocky mountains and clear blue waters

  • Travel & Leisure

    Japan Will Fully Reopen to Individual Tourists From October 11 — Without Visas or Package Tours

    Start making holiday plans: Japan's borders will completely reopen to international travel in mid-October, and the country's daily arrival cap will be abolished.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Get Ready for an Unforgettable Auckland Getaway with VIP Spring City Tickets

    There are a highly limited number of spaces available for this exclusive, ultra luxurious New Zealand trip.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Introducing Concrete Playground Trips — Your New Home for Booking Unique, Unforgettable Getaways

    Book unique, unforgettable getaways in the world's best locations — curated by our editorial team of passionate travellers.

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    This New Tiny Home Features a Stargazing Platform and Will Pop-Up in Three Different Victorian Regions

    Set to hit Gippsland, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road, 'Stella' features a luxe shower, a roll-out stargazing sleep platform and eats by Alejandro Saravia.

  • Travel & Leisure

    We're All Going on a Desert Holiday: Qantas Is Selling Flights to the Red Centre for $199 Each Way

    You've got until Monday, September 26 to nab one of the cheap tickets to Alice Springs and Uluru.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Meet The Culinary Tastemakers Championing Tasmanian Produce

    Meet the passionate advocates and entrepreneurs who deal in flavours of the wild and tastes of terroir with the finest produce the earth and sea can offer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Getaway Alert: The Outrageously Luxe Hotel Clicquot Will Head to Noosa This Summer

    Veuve Clicquot's latest pop-up hotel is so extra — with exclusive dining experiences, sunrise surfing lessons, boat rides along the Noosa River and all the most extravagant ammenities.

  • Food & Drink

    Candy Abalone and Saltbush Vodka: Meet the Makers Behind Some of Tasmania's Most Unusual Flavours

    Say hello to the farmers, anglers and distillers behind the likes of Australia's original truffle farm and a small-batch potato vodka business.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Six Day Trips to Take from Adelaide If You Want to Extend Your Harvest Rock Festival Experience

    Come for the music, but stay to explore vineyards, beaches and other-wordly natural formations.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria's Newest Hot Springs Will Open in October — and It's Taking Bookings From Next Week

    Keen to soak and soothe on your next Victorian getaway? The Peninsula Hot Springs crew is opening Metung Hot Springs, East Gippsland's new geothermal bathing paradise.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Unique Experiences All Alcohol Connoisseurs Should Add to Their Tasmanian Itinerary

    Time to raise your glass at these top-tier Tassie tipple venues.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Tassie Restaurants Championing Paddock-to-Plate Dining For if You Like Eating Straight from the Source

    Tasmania is home to some of the finest produce grown anywhere in Australia — here's where to sample it straight from the source.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Goodbye Awkward Mid-Air Conversations: Qantas Will Now Let You Pay to Sit Next to an Empty Seat

    The airline is trialling a new 'neighbour-free' option on domestic flights, with prices starting from around $30.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Top End Holiday Alert: Webjet Is Doing $150 Off One-Way Flights to Darwin

    You've got until Thursday, September 15 to score up to cheap fares to the Northern Territory capital, with prices starting at $19.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Disney Is Bringing Its 'Magic at Sea' Cruises Down Under for the First Time From October 2023

    Fancy hitting the seas surrounded by Disney, Marvel, Pixar and 'Star Wars' fun? Disney's cruise line will soon set sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.

  • Food & Drink

    Foraging, Fruit Picking and Fromage Making: Ten Incredible Foodie Experiences to Have in Tasmania If You're Keen to Get Your Hands Dirty

    Sample honey from a 60-year-old apiary, take a cooking class featuring foraged goods as your ingredients or pluck and shuck oysters straight from the sea.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You'll Soon Be Able to Holiday in Japan Again Without Booking a Guided Tour

    Japan's border rules are changing, relaxing some of the requirements around tourism — including for holidays from Australia and New Zealand.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Food Festivals and Farmers Markets That Are Worth Planning Your Tassie Trip Around

    From first-time food festivals to sparkling wine celebrations — here's how you can treat your tastebuds in Tasmania.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virgin Is Doing a Huge Domestic and International Sale with Over One Million Flights From $49

    Making summer getaway plans? Virgin's latest sale covers cheap flights to Byron Bay, the Whitsunday Coast, Fiji, Vanuatu and more.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Qantas Is Restarting Flights to New York in 2023 — and Starting a New Direct Route From Auckland 

    Big Apple trips are about to get easier, with Qantas flying from Auckland to NYC from mid-2023 — including a leg from Sydney to NZ first.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Ways to Experience Singapore's World-Class Dining and Cocktail Scene

    From expertly crafted cocktails to seriously tasty street eats, Singapore's food and drinks landscape is among the most impressive and diverse you'll find.

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    Jetstar Wants You and a Mate or Date to Head Off on Holidays — and Your Companion Can Fly for Free

    Book a package holiday for two to Port Douglas, Hobart, the Gold Coast and more, and you won't have to pay for one person's flights.

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    Exquisite Eats, Gorgeous Gardens and the World's Fastest Cars: A First-Timer's Guide to Singapore

    For a small island, Singapore sure packs a punch.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Guide to the Hidden Gems to Seek Out in Singapore if You've Already Seen the Touristy Sights

    Explore pristine natural spots, see unique architecture, try exquisite eats and rub shoulders with locals with this insider's guide to Singapore.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tiny Away Has Just Launched Its First Two Tasmanian Tiny Houses for Scenic Apple Isle Getaways

    The tiny house company has added cosy abodes near Hobart and Launceston to its 120-plus network of small homes — including one with a nine-hole putting course.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Whole Stack of Free Flights to Brisbane Is up for Grabs

    Been meaning to visit the the Sunshine State? This'll help.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Can Now Spend a Night at the South Korean Estate Where BTS Filmed 'In the Soop' Thanks to Airbnb

    Get a dream glow holidaying in the dynamite South Korean estate where BTS kicked back in season two of their reality show.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Do Look Up, Again: Three Meteor Showers Will Be Visible in Australia's Skies This Week

    The Southern Delta Aquariids, Alpha Capricornids and Piscis Austrinids will all be at their peak this week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane City Council Is Slinging Thousands of $20 Tourism Deals Via Its App Throughout August

    More than 5000 deals will be on offer throughout August, covering everything from cocktail cruises and walking tours to Moreton Island trips and abseiling.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Here's an Offer You Can't Refuse: Airbnb Wants You to Spend a Month in 'The Godfather' Mansion

    Fancy spending all of August in Staten Island, following in the footsteps of the most iconic gangster movie ever made? Now you can.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australia Zoo Now Has Eight Cabins for Overnight Stays Among the Animals — Plus a Restaurant and Bar

    Pair your next trip to the Irwin family's zoo with a sleepover — or a meal that heroes the plants that have long been part of First Nations diets.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You'll Be Able to Slumber in the Sky in Air New Zealand's Lie-Flat Economy Sleeping Pods From 2024 

    The game-changing bunk bed-style economy skynest will feature on the airline's new Dreamliners, and will boast room for six sleepers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Luxe New Boutique 102-Room Hotel with a Rooftop Infinity Pool Is Opening in Surry Hills in 2024

    The Collection by TFE Hotels property will be part of the in-development Surry Hills Village, alongside a new restaurant from the team behind Quay, Bennelong, Firedoor and Otto.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Qantas Is Now Flying Direct From Australia to Rome So You Can Make the Most of Europe's Summer

    Perfect for ditching Australia's winter, these new Perth–Rome direct flights are running three times a week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Langham Is the New Five-Star Gold Coast Hotel with Beachfront Access and a Swim-Up Pool Bar

    Getaway alert: this luxe hotel is now open for scenic Gold Coast stays.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Japan Has Officially Reopened to Tourists From Down Under — But Only As Part of Package Tours

    To make the trip, you'll need to wear masks everywhere, have private medical insurance to cover your visit and be chaperoned during your whole stay.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australia's Highest Suspension Bridge Has Opened in the Snowy Mountains for Spectacular Alpine Walks

    Part of a new nine-kilometre track in Kosciuszko National Park, this new bridge is strung across Guthega and Charlotte Pass.

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