The real Uluru is glamorous, vaguely dangerous and magnificently sexy. And, despite the desert setting, whether you skydive over it, ride around it on a Harley-Davidson or recline in Longitude 131's glamping luxury, Uluru is a surprisingly brilliant holiday spot. Georgia Rickard takes it all in (photography: Elise Hassey) 4:45am - yes, am! ... and someone’s palms are greased with sweat. “No, I feel great,” he insists. His words hang...
Five unique glamping (that’s glamorous camping) stays in Victoria where a bottle Bollinger or a boiling billy is equally on the cards, writes Megan Arkinstall Cosy Tents, Daylesford Nestled in the hills of the Hepburn Shire, in a wide, open paddock encircled by Australian bush and a dam, the five ‘Cosy Tents’ for hire here are just too cute for words. Linen of 1200 threads, duck-down quilts, wood-fired stoves, mood-setting lanterns and Bose Bluetooth speakers to play a bit of Paul Kelly: they’ve thought of everything. Except who you’re going to bring. From $185 a night. Pebble Point, Great Ocean...
Is travelling with a toddler your idea of a modern-day horror story? You’re doing it wrong, says travel blogger, Australia Traveller reader and adventurous mum Roshan Lewis. Here’s her 10 tips to make life on the road with your kids not just a bearable but enriching experience too... Every trip I take with my toddler makes me realise what I am capable of doing and just how adaptable they are. Depending on what kind of toddler you have, your travel plans can be as unchanged as you want them to be. 1. What about their food routine? It’s okay, you...
Pumphouse Point: an 18-suite hotel, inside an abandoned electrical station, on top of a lake, in the middle of a World Heritage-listed wilderness… it sounds like the makings of grand dreams, but it’s actually the long-awaited realisation of one. Godfather of Tasmanian tourism, Simon Currant AM (who founded Cradle Mountain Lodge and the village of Strahan, among various other triumphs) fought an extended battle to have this building on Tassie’s Lake St Clair reclaimed. The finished product – an exquisite, fully restored recluse, featuring heritage fittings and some truly stunning mod-cons – is almost as extraordinary as its isolated surrounds. (Almost.)...
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