Best places to stay in the Great Barrier Reef

Get as close to the Great Barrier Reef as possible Listing all of the incredible accommodation offerings in proximity to the reef would take a lifetime. And to be honest, we’d rather spend that time exploring some of the 300 individual aquatic sites, coral cays and pristine islands in the area. Consider this a bucket-list of sorts, where the calibre of accommodation reflects the calibre of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful, jaw-dropping and simply one-of-a-kind. Where: Hamilton Island Price: $$$ Perfect for: Couples Ah, Qualia. It’s hard to put this place into words, really. Particularly for us mere mortals in which this place has long been a pipe dream. Qualia is one of the largest luxury lodges in Australia. If

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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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How To See The Daintree Rainforest From Air, Land And Sea

Half an hour north of Cairns is The Daintree Rainforest A road sign proclaims the place where the rainforest meets the reef; continue on and you’ll see it come true. On the left, cloud-hugged mountains rise towards the otherwise blue sky; on the right, the teeming warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef lap a tidal beach. The Great Barrier Reef Drive mimics the curve and jag of the coastline, except when it turns in towards aquaculture farms producing prawns and barramundi for the endless seafood platters of Port Douglas and beyond. Eighty per cent of the economy rests on tourism here, 20 per cent on agriculture and aquaculture – and here is where they meet. Cross the famous Daintree

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Australia This November

There’s no shortage of things to do in Australia in November However with such a breadth of things going on around the country, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming to separate the champs from the chumps. You’re busy people, we get it. To help you out, we have collated a guide of the best-goings-on for the month of November, helping you plan your calendar accordingly. Thank us later. NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTHEAST | ABORIGINAL ARTS MARKET AT CARRIAGEWORKS SYDNEY NOVEMBER 9-10 Australia’s largest multi arts centre pays homage to Southeastern Australia’s artistic roots with this diverse collection of Indigenous art and craft. Visit the railyard-turned-curated-market to browse over 60 artists’ work in a range of mediums, from ceramics and

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All The Best Things Happening Down Under This August

  There’s no shortage of things to do in Australia. If anyone knows that, it’s us… However with such a breadth of things going on around the country, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming to separate the champs from the chumps. You’re busy people, we get it. To help you out, we have collated a guide of the best-goings-on for the month of August, helping you plan your calendar accordingly. Thank us later. VIC Three Blue Ducks Announce restaurant at URBNSURF, Melbourne’s new surf park The team of passionate chefs and avid surfers behind Sydney’s Three Blue Ducks and the ever-so popular The Farm at Byron Bay, are about to ride their biggest wave yet, opening their fifth restaurant

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Five Australian islands that feel like a Pacific Island

  Dreaming of an island in the sun? These Australian islands will add fuel to your fantasies with their uncanny beauty, pristine natural assets and luxe, laidback vibes. Of course, Australia is an island nation, but with thousands of reefs, atolls and archipelagos hiding enticingly in our stunning waters, it’s also a nation of islands. If you’re fantasising about absconding to a white-sand beach, the great news is that some of the best are actually in our own backyard. Not only are they as swoon-worthy as any in the Pacific, they all come with their own style of uncommon beauty and native flora and fauna, with not a cultural show or kava ceremony in sight. Here are our top five

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Cairns: Where To Eat, Drink, Play & Stay

It’s known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, but the heart of Tropical North Queensland also has plenty of urban attributes to explore. Smack bang in the heart of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is known more for its convenience than cool: it’s the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Heritage Area, as well as the luxurious holiday enclaves of Port Douglas and Palm Cove to its north. But if you linger a little longer you’ll discover that Cairns is more than just a ‘Point A’ with its hip and happening culinary scene and a host of activities to keep the whole fam bam interested. Here are our picks of the city’s best places to eat,

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