Southern Ocean Lodge in Kangaroo Island, South Australia

The potion in the ocean

Off the coast of South Australia sits one of the country’s finest lodges with a focus on wildlife and sustainability running through its core.

Great Southern: Brisbane to Adelaide rail journey

Explore Australia’s south-east on the new Great Southern rail journey

Journey Beyond Rail Expedition have launched Australia’s newest great rail journey which travels between Adelaide and Brisbane.

Brett Tollman from The Travel Corporation and the TreadRight Foundation

Meet Brett Tollman, chief executive The Travel Corporation

We interviewed the impressive Brett Tollman, an advocate for sustainable travel and founder of The TreadRight Foundation.

The Water Retreat exterior view

Inside the new Water Retreat at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

With its infinity pool and wood decor, the latest villa offering at the secluded five-star resort in Vietnam is the epitome of coastal luxe.

Travel Talk

Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank

Funky new Ink Hotels brand launches in Melbourne’s Southbank

Their first hotel opening showcases what the new brand is all about which is playfulness, colour and vibrancy. Check out the interiors.

Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk. Image: Destination NSW

Sydney’s 80km Bondi to Manly coastal walk opens

From Harbour views to pristine beaches, explore the beautiful scenery Sydney has to offer on the new Bondi to Manly coastal walk.

Culinary

Australia’s top 50 restaurants: Sails Noosa

Australia’s top 50 restaurants in 2019, revealed by OpenTable

OpenTable has revealed their Top 50 Restaurants in Australia based on 173,000 restaurant reviews this year from verified diners.

Restaurant Drouant Paris

French historical jewel Drouant revives its culinary past

The famous Parisian restaurant Drouant has recently unveiled its new menu and interiors that celebrate its history of literature, culture and fine food.

Tried & Tested

Aston Waikiki Beach Tower

Tried & Tested: Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, Hawaii

The newly renovated property located across from Waikiki Beach is ideal for families and couples wanting a Hawaiian getaway.

Zagame's House Carlton, Melbourne

Tried & Tested: Zagame’s House in Carlton, Melbourne

Thoughtful inclusions make all the difference at Melbourne’s quirky new boutique hotel. It almost seems like no idea was too out there.

Top Features

Birdwatching tours see those with like minds flock together.

In your best ‘intourest’

Whether your passion is painting, gardening, tapestry, swimming or bird-watching, there’s a broad range of special interest tours to refine your skills while travelling.

Australia's first underwater hotel: Reefsuites

Australia’s first underwater hotel opens at the Great Barrier Reef

Experience the Great Barrier Reef like never before with an overnight stay in these aquarium-like suites at the floating Reefworld Pontoon.

Travel Spotlight

Why South Korea is Asia’s undiscovered gem you need to visit
Why South Korea is Asia’s undiscovered gem you need to visit

Explore the complex history, picturesque countryside and impressive monuments at one of Asia’s most underrated holiday destinations.

Vacations and Travel Summer Issue 113 Water Holidays
Water Holidays
Summer 2019/2020

In this issue, we dive into waterside locations with a number of first-person stories written about Tahiti, Mykonos, New Caledonia, Phuket, Indonesia, South Africa and Hawaii. Plus Vacation Essentials, V&T Family, Postcards, Editor’s Picks, Wellness and Tried & Tested reviews of new hotels, flights and restaurants.

Vacations and Travel Summer Issue 113 Water Holidays