• News

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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".

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    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

    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

    Green Playground

    Tropical North Queensland is the destination that should be perched at the top of your responsible travel hit list.

  • 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 Mudgee

    Hop between cellar doors, then sleep among the vines.

  • News

    A Weekender's Guide to Patonga, Pearl Beach and Killcare

    Feast on oysters, sip locally made gin and stay in luxury accommodation on the Central Coast.

  • 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

    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.

  • News

    The Best Glamping Sites in New Zealand for 2024

    Choose from seaside glamping spots, campsites in the mountains and tents scattered about countryside farms full of roaming sheep.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Wallaringa Farm

    Wallaringa Farm is the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, nestled on 750 acres of cattle farm in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Hotel Sorrento

    Hotel Sorrento boasts five separate bars, two restaurants and newly refurbished accommodation rooms, with more to come later in the year.

  • News

    Stay of the Week: Crystalbrook Riley

    Whether you dive into the deep end of its lagoon, settle on the sands of the beach or enjoy complimentary access to the nearby aquarium, a stay at this resort is a water-lover's wonderland.

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    The Ten Best Boutique Hotel Holidays in the Maldives

    Too much pretty in the Maldives.

  • Food & Drink

    A Whirlwind Guide to Eating in Vietnam

    You don't need mountains of time to experience the diverse regions of Vietnam, just an open mind. And mouth.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Four Creative Projects to Visit in Christchurch

    Bars on buses, pop-up public buildings and shipping container shopping centres are part of a city brimming with innovation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Burning Man Postponed Due to Heavy Desert Rain

    Nevada's annual desert bacchanal has wet feet.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Can Stay Airbnb at IKEA (and They’ll Let You Keep the Sheets)

    Display home SLUMBER PARTAY.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Humans of New York Has Gone Global

    Photographer Brandon Stanton has left the five burroughs behind.

  • Food & Drink

    This Cafe Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 100km/Hour

    Christchurch's C1 Espresso has high-speed sliders, sustainable Samoan coffee and one hell of a cafe culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Road Trip Country: Driving Around New Zealand’s Canterbury Region

    Windows down and purpose-made road trip playlist blaring.

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    This Guest House’s $500 Bad Review Fine is Seriously Backfiring

    Think before you joke-fine.

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    The Ten Best Things to Come Out of Sweden

    Take a look around at the headliners of music festivals, at the clothes you're wearing and the cider you're drinking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Make Your Own Rekorderlig Swedish Meatballs Straight from the Ski Slopes

    Here's a boozy, fruity, wintry dish perfect for the final frosty nights of the season.

  • Food & Drink

    Take a Casual Weekday Lunch at the Base of a Waterfall

    Casual waterfall-floored dining at its finest.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Lake Tekapo Itinerary: Hot Springs, Stargazing and the Bluest Blue

    Take a little trip to New Zealand's little mountain-surrounded oasis.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo is Opening a Pop-Up Pikachu-Themed Cafe

    Get amongst these absolute Pokemonstronsities.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mr and Mrs Smith’s Ten Best Winter Warmer Retreats in Australia and NZ

    The boutique hotel experts have some special offers to help you make the most of winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Win a Thredbo Weekend and Swedish Winter Picnic Thanks to Rekorderlig

    Embrace winter with a Swedish stopover in Kosciuszko National Park.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is Killing It on Trip Advisor

    "Charming, luxurious, soothing, breathtaking... these are just some of the words I'd use to describe the concierge."

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    The World’s Ten Best Snowboarding Destinations

    Whether you're newbie or pro, there's a jump, powder bowl and off-piste experience for you.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gracie Otto’s Five Tips for Getting into Winter in Sydney

    There's plenty of winter fun to be had - especially when your debut feature is about to open in cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Reasons to Head to the Whitsundays

    At the risk of sounding like your mum, going to the Whitsundays would be for your own good.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Choose Your Own Whitsundays Adventure

    Four itineraries for the high flyer, adventurer, sea baby or person of leisure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Six Best Whitsundays Hotels with Ocean Views

    All the spas, infinity pools and panoramic views you can get your hands on.

  • Design & Style

    Aesop Opens New Osaka Store with Minimalist Cedarwood Design

    We're inhaling the cedarwood and parsley seed from here.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iceland Confirmed as Home of Wizardry with New Aurora Timelapse

    You'll be booking flights before you can spell Reykjavik.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Top Winter Essentials to Pack for a Snow Trip

    From Cards Against Humanity to Dumb and Dumber, here's the ultimate list of what to pack when entering the realms of the White Walkers.

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    An Insider’s Tips on How to Do Radelaide

    Cam Knight shares a few of his favourite Adelaidean things.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival Showcases Adelaide’s Wine Country

    South Australia's McLaren Vale and its winemakers are not only familiar with a good drop, they are synonymous with the stuff.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Bars in Adelaide

    With licensing loosened, 2014 is proving Adelaide's year of the small bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Weekender's Guide to Adelaide

    We might be able to convince you to visit with just one word. That word is 'wine'.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Luxurious Boutique Hotels for Chasing the Summer Sun

    Extend your summer by jetting off to one of Mr and Mrs Smith's handpicked hotels.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Mr and Mrs Smith’s Top Ten Boutique Hotel Swimming Pools

    Fancy a dip with a difference?

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    Romance at 650 Feet Deep in a Submarine Hotel

    Live out your James Cameron-inspired deep sea fantasy.

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    Three Perfect Itineraries for Exploring Perth and WA

    Whether you're in it for a day, a week or the long haul.

  • Travel & Leisure

    lastminute.com.au’s Top Five Places to Stay in WA

    Keeping the snakes out, in style.

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    lastminute.com.au’s Ultimate Guide to Western Australia

    There's an entire new land to discover out west.

  • Food & Drink

    In Dramatic Role Reversal, Melbourne-Inspired Eatery Opens in New York

    Start spreading the news, New York has got a taste of Down Under.

  • Design & Style

    New Site Behomm Offers Home Swaps for Artists and Designers

    Never stay in an ugly (or normal) house again.

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    Ten Heart-Racing Hotels for Valentine’s Day Escapes

    Forget humdrum hallmark this V-Day.

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