Gone are the days when you had to trek Victoria’s countryside to find high-end primping and pampering: now you don't need to leave Melbourne's city limits for premium day spa experiences. So slip on a robe and put your feet up, these are the top 5 ultra-luxe spas in Melbourne. 1. Chaun Spa at The Langham High above Southbank’s crowds the Chuan Spa offers a tranquil retreat where pampering meets inner tranquillity. Chinese...
Want the ultimate accommodation splash-outs in some of the best positioned hotels in Australia? Check out these ultra-luxe suites, although you might want to check out your bank balance first though. 1. Sydney Suite, Park Hyatt Sydney Where: Harbourfront at the Rocks Why would you? If you’re a VIP (with $16,000 per night to spend) who appreciates front-row Opera House views. The ‘usual’ add-ons such as a 24-hour butler and a $9000 toilet that plays music. Something special: You can reserves the entire fourth floor of the hotel for $50,000 per night – for your entourage, of course! Price: $16,000...
Nestled in the foothills of Battery Point between Hobart city and Sullivan’s Cove lies a strip of nearly 200-year-old sandstone warehousing with a chequered past. Constructed by convicts during the whaling boom of the early nineteenth-century for local merchants, these warehouses stored whale oil, grain, wood, apples and, later, the odd brothel and several inns attracting wild characters and salty sailors. These days, while the famous Salamanca Market attracts thousands of tourists each Saturday, every other day offers a more relaxed pace, allowing visitors to peruse every corner of the historic arts and crafts precinct. And, as Kristie Hayden discovers,...
To really get to know Kakadu's wetlands you really have to get out there... here are the pick of the cruise tours in the national park. Yellow Water Cruises This iconic Kakadu tour operates year-round out of Cooinda, which means the landscape is ever-changing, depending on the season. With several large vessels carrying a lot of passengers, you won’t find it an intimate experience but the wetlands are duly spectacular, the nature on display unfailingly spectacular and the driver knowledgeable. Take the tour at dawn or dusk when the wildlife is more active. Two hours for $90–$99; see gagudju-dreaming.com Guluyambi...
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