• Feature

    Find Out Why California Is the Ultimate Playground, No Matter How You Like To Travel

    Whatever kind of traveller you are, California is the playground for you.

  • News

    Lights, Camera, Roadtrip: Ten California Filming Locations That Are Worth a Detour

    California is the home of cinema, so be sure to step foot inside some of your favourite movies at these Hollywood destinations.

  • Feature

    Cruising the Coast: Six Stunning Seaside Stops For a California Roadtrip

    Few coastlines are as iconic as that of the Golden State.

  • Feature

    From Towering Redwoods to Vast Salt Plains, Here Are the Must-See Natural Wonders on a California Road Trip

    The Golden State specialises in all things natural beauty with record-setting, jaw-dropping wonders everywhere you look.

  • Feature

    The Luxury Traveller's Guide to Brisbane to Inspire Your Next Indulgent Escape

    From helicopter wine tours to luxury hotel stays, there are plenty of ways to live the high life in Brisbane.

  • Feature

    Your Essential Guide to Memphis, Tennessee

    Memphis is a veritable playground for music fans. It's not only the home of blues and soul music but also the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.

  • Feature

    Nine Luxury Experiences in Tropical North Queensland That Are Also Environmentally Responsible

    Head north for an eco-friendly escape that doesn't skimp on luxury.

  • Feature

    Into the Wild: Go off the Beaten Path at These Fascinating Regional Destinations

    Get out of town — literally — and do your weekend differently.

  • Feature

    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.

  • Feature

    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."

  • Feature

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide to Kangaroo Island

    The South Australian island's wineries, beaches, oyster farms and accommodation are as beautiful as ever.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide to Queensland's Bundaberg Region

    Watch baby turtles hatch, swim at the Southern Great Barrier Reef, then sample award-winning local gin and rum.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide To Bowral and the Southern Highlands

    Stay at a country estate, taste locally produced wine and whisky, peruse a whole heap of art and feast at a hatted restaurant — all in just one weekend.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide to Daylesford

    Spend a few days wrapped in nature, natural mineral springs and a blanket of good food and wine.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide to the Mornington Peninsula

    Just an hour out of Melbourne, the Peninsula provides the perfect combo of coastal parks, prime produce and pinot noir.

  • Guide

    The 13 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 pillow menus await.

  • Guide

    The Ten Best Hotels in Brisbane

    Whether you're vacationing or staycationing, this lineup of the top hotels in Brisbane will help you live your best life — fine restaurants, premium spas and rooftop pools for days.

  • News

    Our Guide to the Best Glamping Sites Around Australia

    Stay in luxury tents scattered among remote deserts, lush rainforests and tropical islands at these Australian glamping sites.

  • Guide

    The Best Hotels in Sydney

    Whether you're vacationing or staycationing, this lineup of the top hotels in Sydney will help you live your best life — fine restaurants, premium spas and unbeatable views across the city await.

  • News

    The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels, B&Bs and Self-Contained Getaways in Victoria

    Accommodations where both you and your pet can sit and stay all around Victoria.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club

    This stunning Bali resort sits on the black-sand shoreline of Keramas Beach, one of the best surf breaks in the world.

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Find Out Why California Is the Ultimate Playground, No Matter How You Like To Travel

    Whatever kind of traveller you are, California is the playground for you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Lights, Camera, Roadtrip: Ten California Filming Locations That Are Worth a Detour

    California is the home of cinema, so be sure to step foot inside some of your favourite movies at these Hollywood destinations.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cruising the Coast: Six Stunning Seaside Stops For a California Roadtrip

    Few coastlines are as iconic as that of the Golden State.

  • Travel & Leisure

    From Towering Redwoods to Vast Salt Plains, Here Are the Must-See Natural Wonders on a California Road Trip

    The Golden State specialises in all things natural beauty with record-setting, jaw-dropping wonders everywhere you look.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guides: Europe

    It may feel like everyone you know is heading to Europe, and if you plan to join them, we have the destinations for you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virgin's Latest Flight Sale Has Dropped 300,000-Plus Domestic Fares From $45 for Getaways This Winter

    Add a holiday to Hamilton Island, Byron Bay, Cairns, Hobart, Darwin, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast to your plans.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Monaco

    The glitz and glamour of the French Riviera is exemplified in this small but mighty principality.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Budapest

    Hungarian's capital is a treasure trove of modern and ancient history.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virgin Is Slinging Cheap Fares to Celebrate Its First Direct Routes to Uluru From Melbourne and Brisbane

    The Melbourne–Uluru and Brisbane–Uluru routes are both taking off to start June — and discounted flights begin at $119.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Crete

    Journey from the mythical labyrinths of Knossos to sun-drenched beaches that kiss the shores of this olive oil paradise.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Sardinia

    Whether seeking a relaxing beach holiday or an action-packed adventure, you'll be spoiled for choice in Sardinia.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Paris

    France's capital is on the bucket list of most Aussies — and is set to be the top European destination of 2024 with the Summer Olympics on its roster.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Travel Guide: Malta

    Uncover a treasure trove of history along sun-kissed shores of this Mediterranean island nation.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Now Open: Australia's First LyLo Has Brought Its Budget-Friendly Sleeping Pods to Brisbane's Former Limes Hotel

    The hotel chain first launched in New Zealand — and now it has opened its first Aussie site, where you can stay in a private sleeping pod from $69 per night.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Coming Soon: QT Is Opening the Chain's First Hotel Outside of Australia and New Zealand in Singapore

    From September 2024, you can check in at this 134-room Singapore hotel with a rooftop bar and pool right next to the Lau Pa Sat hawker centre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virgin Is Doing International Return Flights to and From Tokyo, Bali, Fiji and Queenstown with Prices From $315

    It's time to start planning that overseas winter getaway, with the airline also doing discounted fares to Samoa and Vanuatu.

  • Travel & Leisure

    How to Spend 48 Hours in this Booming Beachside Melbourne Suburb

    This guide will take you from the sun-soaked seaside to hidden laneways and rooftop bars scattered all over Frankston.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Weekend Wanders: Eat, Drink, and Explore Your Way Around Ballarat

    To the west of Melbourne is an epicurean haven that has flown under the radar for far too long. Let's change that.

  • Travel & Leisure

    From the 'Up' House to Prince's 'Purple Rain' Mansion, Airbnb's New Icons Listings Go Big on Pop Culture-Themed Stays

    Thanks to the first 11 listings, you can also step inside 'X-Men ’97', sleep in the 'Inside Out 2' headquarters and be hosted by Doja Cat.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Queensland's First Kimpton Hotel Is Opening in Brisbane with a Stunning Infinity Pool Overlooking the River

    Set to open in 2028, the Teneriffe spot will feature 155 rooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar that can seat at least 200, and an openair garden terrace bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Budget Airline Bonza Has Suspended Flights While It Assesses "the Ongoing Viability of the Business"

    CEO Tim Jordan says the move is temporary as the airline works "to determine a way forward that ensures there is ongoing competition in the Australian domestic aviation market".

  • Travel & Leisure

    Jetstar Is Celebrating Its 20th Birthday with Free Fares Home From Japan, Thailand, Hawaii, Bali and More

    The airline's 'return for free' sale is back — so if you pay for your flight heading away, you can come home without paying a cent.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Palm Cove Hotel Has Been Named the Best Place to Stay in the South Pacific (and Australia) for 2024

    Hotels in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne and Orange also made Tripadvisor's Best of the Best list for South Pacific stays.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Save Your Annual Leave: Plan a Remote Work Escape to Port Macquarie Instead

    This buzzing city on NSW's mid-north coast is the perfect place to get away without using a minute of precious holiday time.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Dazzle All Five of Your Senses with These Unmissable Outdoor Events

    Whether you're looking to take part in a challenge or explore regional NSW, we have the perfect outdoor festivals for you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Now Open: Kirra Point Holiday Apartments Is Your Sleek New Gold Coast Place to Stay with Stunning Beach Views

    This coastal precinct has already scored a pub, and an oceanfront dining and drinking spot with cabanas — and now it boasts accommodation, too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Beginner's Guide to the Greek Islands

    Salty swims in turquoise waters, halloumi cooked to perfection (no squeaks here, thanks) and seemingly eternal sunshine? Welcome to your next Greek Island holiday.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sun, Sea and Sand Adventures: Three Must-Do Adventures in Beautiful Los Cabos

    Make your trip to Mexico truly memorable and swap the Cancun craziness for the slower, more luxurious destination on the sparkling Pacific.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Acclaimed Spanish Restaurant-Turned-Museum El Bulli Is Becoming an Airbnb for One Night Only

    Famous chef Ferran Adrià is opening up the unique spot with Mediterranean sea views for two people, and for free — but you do have to make your own way there.

  • Travel & Leisure

    California Dreamin': What Makes Mammoth Mountain an Epic Snow Destination

    For keen snowboarders and skiers, California is emerging as one of North America's top destinations — and Mammoth's got a lot to do with that.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ski Cali: A Guide to PalisadesTahoe Resort

    For the passionate snowboarder and skier, PalisadesTahoe is a criminally underrated resort to add to your hit list.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Six Reasons to Eat, Stay and Play West Hollywood

    For celeb sightings, old school glam and historic hotels, this part of Los Angeles might just be the best neighbourhood you can stay.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Dreaming of Snow: Tales From Two Ikonic Californian Peaks

    For the passionate snowboarder and skier, California is emerging as one of North America's hottest (coldest) destinations. Read on to discover why.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Luxury Lover's Guide to the Food and Fashion of Beverly Hills

    Affluence, influencers and the longest of lunches — where to go and what to do if this is your first Rodeo (Drive).

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tots in Tokyo: How to Navigate the Japanese Capital with the Whole Family

    The Japanese capital is a fantastic travel destination, but there are some things to consider when travelling with the fam.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Win a Full Month-Long Stay at a Stunning Elements of Byron Villa in Byron Bay

    Enter for the chance to win a wildly covetable prize: a month-long stay in one of Byron Bay's finest resorts.

  • Food & Drink

    Dining After Dark: A Local Foodie Takes Us on Tour of Hong Kong's Best Late-Night Eats

    Undertake a night-time epicurean escapade with recommendations from a Hong Kong local food writer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Good Value Weekends

    Whether you're coastal camping, checking in to a new locale or heading into the bush over the long weekend, here's your guide to getting the most out of every single moment.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Coming Soon: South Yarra's Lyall Hotel Is Set to Reopen This Month Following a Two-Year Reno

    Set on a quiet leafy street just off Toorak Road, the refurbed site feels more like a collection of luxe pied-à-terres than a boutique hotel.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Might Soon Be Able to Take Your Dog or Cat Onboard with You While Flying Domestically with Virgin

    If the carrier gets regulatory approval, it'll become the first Australian airline to allow pets in the cabin.

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