Unique Outback Stays In Australia

U   From station stays dealing in wide-open spaces and hearty hospitality to luxury lodges, iconic hotels and underground motels, opt for an oasis in the outback. Here are 9 breathtaking outback stays that made it into positions 39 to 48 of our coveted list of 100 unique stays. Head here to read the full list and start planning your next escape. Could this 109-year-old stone structure be the most wonderfully surprising stay in a place already full of surprises? Broken Hill is a quintessential outback town suffused with silver, lead and zinc-mining history and layered with a dynamic art scene and movie mythology set against a sprawling desert landscape. And the fact that its most luxurious accommodation is a

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These Are The Best Regional Bakeries Around Australia

Filling your cakehole with goods from a regional bakery is a proud Aussie road trip tradition An Aussie road trip isn’t complete without a duck-in to a good old fashioned country bakery. The type that boasts the best vanilla slice on either side of the Nullarbor, or those that sell pies so good the mere scent of the savoury flaky pastry beckons you inside. Our readers are a well-travelled (and well-fed) bunch. They know as much about eating on pit-stops as we do, so it would be remiss of us not to ask for their recommendations. We asked and you delivered. Here, the best regional bakeries around Australia – in no particular order. Where: 4/11 Todd St, Alice Springs NT Nominated

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An enchanted summer lunch on Kangaroo Island

Take a leap of taste with Kangaroo Island’s mysterious new dining experience. On the menu? Large helpings of theatre and anticipation, writes Dilvin Yasa. The inaugural Gastronomo wilderness dining experience is all about being pleasantly blindsided, transported back to a time and place where the Internet didn’t exist and every meal, every experience, was a surprise. It’s a dip back into your childhood and, the best part of it all, is the journey is only a quick ferry trip away from Cape Jervis (two hours’ south of Adelaide). The inaugural Gastronomo wilderness dining experience is all about being pleasantly blindsided. (Image: South Australian Tourism Commission, Adam Bruzzone) The concept of eating, barefoot, in a tree, or playing with pelicans on

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5 Australian travel bucket list destinations you simply must visit

  After being separated from family and friends for months during these challenging times, many Australians have their hearts set on travelling to a certain place with the intention of creating special memories with loved ones. While recent events may have forced us to press pause during the pandemic, it has not curbed the great Australian obsession with travel. With international borders now closed, it is the perfect time to check off your Australian travel bucket list and explore those Aussie destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. Explore those Aussie destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. With more than 55 properties across Australia, Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites knows a thing or two about Australian travel. Oaks is

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15 Reasons to Head Back to Kangaroo Island

Convinced there’s nothing left to see of one Australia’s most magical islands? We beg to differ. The bushfires of January 2020 might have devastated the western side of the island, but over towards the east coast, not only is it business as usual, it’s better than ever. Got a few days up your sleeve? Book at trip to Kangaroo Island and check out our following recommendations. 1. Stay at Hamilton & Dune Haven’t heard of the island’s newest luxury destination? Give it a couple of months and Hamilton & Dune, a duo of private hire lodges overlooking picturesque Emu Bay, will be the place on everyone’s lips. Choose between architecturally designed Dune House, a chic, three-bedroom property where no detail

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Australia’s top six eco-friendly stays

Immerse yourself in nature at these six unique and sustainable sanctuaries across Australia that are as relaxing as they are eco-friendly. Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Broome This multi-award-winding eco resort is located in the unspoiled Kimberly region, an hour south of Broome. They offer three accommodation experiences: from their luxury eco villas to the safari-style garden view eco tents for a glamping experience, and the deluxe ocean front villas that cater to larger groups. Spend the day exploring their elevated wooden boardwalks or soaking in the pristine surroundings in their ocean front swimming pool. Jack’s, the onsite five-star bar and restaurant, will fulfil all your culinary desires. If you’re in need of relaxation, spend some time in their Dragon Fly

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South Australia’s Best Wineries

South Australia’s wine regions cater to all tastes  From its robust shiraz to aromatic whites and experimental drops aged in buried amphorae. Hundreds of wineries across the state make every imaginable type of wine, and cellar doors these days do far more than just sell the finished product. Visitors can find a growing range of unique experiences on offer alongside the wine: here are six of the best. 1. The Home Of Grange Penfolds Magill Estate is more than just the spiritual home of Australia’s most famous wine. The original winery on the edge of the Adelaide foothills has a 175-year history, and it was there that pioneering chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with a new red blend in

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