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

    The Ritz-Carlton Is Opening a Luxe 150-Room Hotel with Three Bars and a Rooftop Pool on the Gold Coast

    Come 2026, Australia will score its third hotel from the lavish chain — following the existing Perth site and Melbourne's soon-to-open outpost.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Southbank

    The Langham, Melbourne

    You'll struggle to find a better luxury hotel in the city — these guys do absolutely everything to the highest standards.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Queenstown

    The Carlin Boutique Hotel

    From international hotelier Kevin Carlin, this one-of-a-kind, boutique luxury hotel on Queenstown Hill offers unmatched views and a "beyond five-star experience".

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Hotels In Melbourne

    Whether you're vacationing or staycationing, this lineup of the best hotels in Melbourne will help you live your best life — fine restaurants, premium spas and even pillow menus.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Millers Point

    The Langham, Sydney

    Impeccable service, attention to detail and terrific food are all on the menu at this traditionally luxurious hotel by the harbour.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Fortitude Valley

    Ovolo The Valley

    A bold and quirky boutique hotel that fits perfectly within Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

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    Melbourne

    Quincy Hotel Melbourne

    No stay at the Quincy is complete without visiting one of their three South East Asian-inspired restaurants.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Taste of Tasmania: Discover the Delicious Charm of the Apple Isle

    Australia's island state boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality, flavour-filled produce — and an exceptionally talented roll call of passionate people doing spectacular things with it.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Taste of Tasmania: Discover the Delicious Charm of the Apple Isle

    Australia's island state boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality, flavour-filled produce — and an exceptionally talented roll call of passionate people doing spectacular things with it.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Taste of Tasmania: Discover the Delicious Charm of the Apple Isle

    Australia's island state boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality, flavour-filled produce — and an exceptionally talented roll call of passionate people doing spectacular things with it.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Taste of Tasmania: Discover the Delicious Charm of the Apple Isle

    Australia's island state boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality, flavour-filled produce — and an exceptionally talented roll call of passionate people doing spectacular things with it.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Taste of Tasmania: Discover the Delicious Charm of the Apple Isle

    Australia's island state boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality, flavour-filled produce — and an exceptionally talented roll call of passionate people doing spectacular things with it.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Dining, Drinking and Dolphin Spotting: Your Weekend Guide to the South Coast at The Waterfront Shell Cove

    From sealife spotting to an entire waterfront festival dedicated to all things food and wine, here are the most unmissable Shell Cove experiences to elevate your weekend escape.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stay of the Week: The Hotel Britomart

    Luxury accommodation with a strong sustainable ethos, located in the heart of Auckland’s waterside precinct

  • Travel & Leisure
    Melbourne

    Grand Hyatt Melbourne

    From the breakfast buffet to the spa treatments and decadent room service, this city hotel is made for a luxury staycation.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Airbnb Wants You to Run Amok, Amok, Amok Like the Sanderson Sisters in the 'Hocus Pocus' Cottage

    Just in time for Halloween, this witchy stay in Salem, Massachusetts comes complete with broomsticks, bubbling cauldrons and spellbooks.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Sydney

    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

    For over two decades, other Australian hotels have tried to reach the heights of luxury found here.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Southern Edge Road Trip: Follow a CP Writer's Ambling Foodie Adventure in Tasmania's South

    "While I love a scenic road trip with good company as much as the next person, this road trip truly rivalled almost every journey I can recall."

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Northern Forage Road Trip: Follow a CP Writer's Tasting Tour Across Tasmania's North

    Proceed with an empty stomach, an open mind and a readiness to build a more meaningful relationship with what’s on your plate.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Will Soon Be Home to a Two-Storey Spa with a Sky-High Relaxation Deck Overlooking Darling Harbour

    Sydney getaway alert: the new holistic spa treatment menu will sit alongside the previously opened infinity pool on level four of the hotel.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stay of the Week: the Secret Treehouse at Wollemi Wilderness Cabins

    Give us a home among the gumtrees…

  • Travel & Leisure

    Mona Farm and Firedoor Join Forces for a Huge Two-Night Eating and Drinking Escape

    Lennox Hastie and Tristan Rebbettes have created a theatrical fire-inspired five-course menu with wine pairings at luxurious Mona Farm.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Everywhere Pup-Friendly to Pitstop on Your Next Blue Mountains Trip

    Fill up your car, strap Buddy in and get ready for your next out-of-town adventure.

  • Travel & Leisure
    South Brisbane

    Emporium Hotel South Bank

    Spend the day up at the rooftop pool, before drinking and dining at some of their five bars and restaurants.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Berambing

    Love Cabins

    Give us a home among the gumtrees...

  • Travel & Leisure

    Woodfordia's Lake Gkula Conservation and Recreation Habitat Is Now Open for Spring Camping Getaways

    Fancy a last-minute spring holiday? Head north for a stint of camping at Woodfordia's 500-acre parkland.

  • Travel & Leisure
    Dibba

    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
    Chippendale

    The Old Clare Hotel

    This is one of the few luxury hotels in Sydney that will let your pooch stay in your room.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    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

    Brand-New Spring Food and Culture Festival Caper Byron Bay Has Unveiled Its Four-Day Program

    On the lineup: bottomless oysters and bellinis, natural wine-fuelled degustations, gin distillery tours, pop-up yum cha, free exhibitions and more.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Manly Pacific Has Scored a $30-Million Hotel Makeover with Wellness Suites and a Rooftop Pool

    The hotel's extensive renovation will be unveiled in November.

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