| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – A night at Whale Beach and a big surprise!

For Boxing Day, Mr Silver had arranged a special treat for me. We would be catching a seaplane to Jonah’s on Whale Beach, here we would be enjoying lunch and a one night stay. The scenic seaplane flight would leave from Rose Bay harbour in Sydney so that morning Mr Silver and I packed a… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – A funky boutique hotel and Christmas in Sydney

For the final leg of our stay in Sydney, Mr Silver and I wanted to try somewhere completely different. Bring on the QT Hotel! The hotel is conveniently placed on the corner of George and Market street in the centre of the CBD. The flagship QT Hotel is on the site of the former historic… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Island Life and a beautiful hotel on a hill

The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands off the coast of Queensland and right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The archipelago is a popular holiday destination as the gorgeous islands are dotted with beautiful secluded beaches and friendly towns. Hamilton Island is the largest of these islands and it was to… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Deeper into the jungle and out on the ocean wave

Our first adventure was a journey even further into the jungle with an excursion to the heart of the rainforest. We were picked up from our hotel by Daintree Tours in their comfortable four-by-four and we were driven across the Daintree river and into lush ecosystem of the Wet Tropics. Literally, we drove straight across… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Reef and Rainforest, A Treehouse for Two!

One thing that struck Mr Silver and I during our travels in Australia was the marvellous spectrum of colour. The blue of the mountains, the red of the desert and now the green of the sumptuous rainforest. As our plane flew over the Daintree Rainforest we marvelled at the huge expanse of emerald hues that… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Restaurants Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – The magic of Ayers Rock and Longitude 131

Ayers Rock or Uluru is one of the most iconic natural landmarks of Australia. Situated in the Northern Territory in central Australia, the large sandstone rock formation is highly sacred to the Aborginal people, in the area. The rock itself stands at 348 metres high, 24 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower, with a total… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Restaurants Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – The Blue Mountains and Wolgan Valley

The Blue Mountains is a breathtaking mountainous region that borders the built up area of Sydney with the foothills starting 50 kilometres west of the city. The area is a World Heritage Site and is made up of rugged cliffs, deep valleys and gorges as well as numerous rivers and lakes. There are vast forested… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Restaurants Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Sydney shenanigans

After a very short flight, our plane touched down for our much anticipated stay in Sydney. Due to the way the flights had worked out we would be spending another stint in Sydney at the end of the holiday and spending Christmas there. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populous… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 2, the nature and culture

First to my favourite aspect of Melbourne culture, wine-tasting!! A slight confession, although I love wine I wouldn’t say I have a great knowledge of it. Mr Silver and I usually plump for the most reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list! That being said we were both very excited about our Melbourne wine… Read more »

| Everyday Luxury Travel Restaurants Australasia Australia

Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 1, the hotel and the food!

When we landed in Melbourne we were delighted to see a sunny sky after the disappointment of a dreary Hong Kong! Australia’s second most populous city would be our home for the next six nights, which was the longest we would be staying anywhere but we would be packing in alot! Melbourne is know for… Read more »