The people have voted and nominations have now closed for Australian Traveller’s People's Choice Awards 2015. Here are the shortlist of finalists… People Choice shortlist 2015 There are 20 categories to be decided on November 30, 2015, to be awarded at our gala awards night at Pier One Sydney Harbour. Below are the finalists for the top seven People's Choice categories - shortlist nominees are in no particular order: Your...
It’s time to get high above our fair cities and soak up those springtime rays. We’ve plucked our favourite skyward spots for a tipple; so cast aside the whisky and start chilling down your riesling. 1. Urban jungle - Taylor’s Rooftop, Sydney Opened last June, Taylor’s has added a splash of green to Sydney’s bar scene. Office workers can escape the hard concrete lines of the city and sip cocktails in a lush tropical oasis in the CBD. Its hanging garden is punctured by a colossal steel beam, giving it a chic industrial feel. Gaze up, and the skyline towers...
Max Anderson explores the southern Fleurieu Peninsula – a striking piece of coastline that tells a remarkable Australian story. The Beach Huts of Middleton are painted with candy-coloured stripes. They circle a small lawn fringed with seaside daisies, and a similarly striped ‘Village Hall’ where guests meet over bottles of McLaren Vale shiraz. Four visitors from Toowoomba are breaking their drive to Adelaide, and they can’t believe their luck in stumbling upon the seaside fantasy. “It’s so lovely,” says one. “It’s just a pity we don’t have more time here.” ‘Here’ is the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula and it’s a...
A nondescript beachside motel at Cabarita Beach on the New South Wales north coast gets a seriously stylish makeover without losing any of its old-school charm. (Words: Leigh-Ann Pow, Photography: Peter Tarasiuk) Cabarita Beach on the New South Wales north coast perfectly embodies the word ‘halcyon’. A bastion of idyllic seaside charm, it’s the kind of place where, as you pass through, usually on your way to Byron Bay some 40 minutes down the road (or back again to the Gold Coast Airport in the other direction) you instantly recall carefree childhood holidays spent in any number of seaside towns...
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