Australia’s Best And Brighest Hotel Openings 2021

Spend the night in the latest, greatest and most fabulous new stays NSW Ace Hotel Surry Hills Inspired by the rich history of Surry Hills and the warm, cinematic colour palette of the Australian landscape, the new Ace Hotel (designed by Flack Studio) is Sydney’s new accommodation playground. Slated for a early 2022 opening, the premiere property will be the first Ace in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing clear design cues from the neighbourhood fabric that surrounds. Many of the furnishings, artworks and interior details were created uniquely for the property, ticking the boxes for both style and substance. As of right now, reservations are now open. Book to enjoy a post-COVID escape in one of  264 rooms, a gym, 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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Swim with a Whale Shark in Ningaloo, Western Australia

Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and has a healthy appetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers (and for us) they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal. Far flung and exclusive, yet teeming with creature comforts, Sal Salis is a well-kept, off-grid secret in the Western Australian coastal wilderness. Follow our itinerary to meet the largest fish in the world, while luxuriating in this true eco retreat. Day 1 Board a two-hour Qantas flight from Perth to Learmonth Airport (Ed’s note:

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Hotel Review: ibis Styles East Perth Hotel

Perth’s passion for premium hotels caters to all budgets Details ibis Styles East Perth 69 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, WA What to expect There’s no doubt about it – Perth is having its moment in the sun. It seems like every other month, there’s a new hotel in the capital city, and the four-star ibis Styles East Perth is one of them. Touted as the “world’s largest modular hotel”, the 18-storey high-rise brings a fresh, pop-culture vibe to the city’s eastern business district. There’s colour at every glance, starting with the shiny gold facade. The 18-storey high-rise brings a fresh, pop-culture vibe to the city As I step through the revolving entrance door, the clean, modern style of the lobby

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11 Best Places To Eat In Perth: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

Narrowing down where to eat in Perth is a tough job. The WA capital has a host of dining options, from cool and casual cafes to sleek and sophisticated restaurants to cosy eateries serving simple food that warms the soul. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best spots to enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner in Perth. BRUNCH 1. Mary Street Bakery Should you start your day with doughnuts? We think so. But if it’s something a little heartier that you’re seeking for breakfast, Mary Street Bakery has that too. With five locations around the city, this local’s favourite is known for its fresh pastries and doughnuts, but also has a killer all-day brunch menu. Each Mary Street Bakery has

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The Ritz-Carlton Debuts Its 100th Hotel in Perth

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C today announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, in the capital city of Western Australia. Part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth overlooks the city’s beautiful Swan River and Kings Park and connects guests to the destination’s rich way of life through a contemporary take on local culture, history and cuisine. The opening of the hotel also marks the 100th Ritz-Carlton property globally and heralds a much-anticipated return of the iconic luxury brand to Australia. “We are very excited to bring the legendary service and exceptional luxury of The Ritz-Carlton brand back to Australia,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton. “Perth as a destination has so much to offer

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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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