By Mat Carney BEING from Melbourne I have always been a champion of the ‘Melbourne is better than Sydney’ debate. Countless hours have been spent arguing over culture, coffee, shopping and sport, with Melbournians and Sydneysiders confidently arguing their respective city is superior. Well, it is with shock and dismay to my family and friends…>
ICE, snow and powder don’t usually fit into most traveller’s conscious thoughts about Australia, but actually the land down under does have plenty of good options for a snowboarding or skiing holiday.
AUSTRALIA’S government is attempting to curb Australian travelers’ soaring expectations of what help they can get from their embassies, such as a loan to pay a prostitute in Thailand or assistance to evict a polecat from a ceiling in the United States.
IN many parts of the world, winter is a bleak, dark and dreary time but not so in the Australian outback. At this time of the year, the sun is far less fierce and the landscape comes alive in vibrant colours, and drenched in hues of gold, pink and red. These images celebrate these colours.…>
IF you’re hankering after prime time beach views right out your campsite door, Australia delivers these up on a sandy platter. They often come complete with a side serving of native wildlife, surfable waves, hiking opportunities and unlimited views, and are on offer in every state so it’s a case of being spoilt for choice.…>
EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>
Find accommodation in Canberra to suit your budget on Agoda.com AUSTRALIA’S capital, Canberra, may not have Sydney’s sparkling beaches or Melbourne’s Euro-style, but scratch its sleepy surface and some detour-worthy sites are uncovered. Canberra is home to some magnificent galleries, museums and parkland, with more than enough to see and do to fill a long-weekend…>
Places to stay
Eternity Springs Art Farm
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
Canungra, Queensland, Australia
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia
Barefoot Sakau Lodge
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia