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Confession time. I’ve been travelling to Brisbane for work trips for over eight years, but not once have I stayed on for the weekend. A cheeky road trip to Byron Bay? Yes. A few days on the Gold Coast? You bet. A couple of leisure days in the Queensland capital? Umm, not so much. What …

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Here’s your guide to a weekend to remember in South Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley. 1. Know your Aussie wine regions before you go. It might sound obvious to passionate wine lovers, but if you’re travelling to the Barossa in the hope of sampling a whole lot …

Aussies have long had a love affair with Bali, but there’s a new hot spot to hit up. Touted as ‘the new Seminyak’, Canggu is where it’s at and I’m here to tell you why COMO Uma Canggu, located on Bali’s South-West Coast, is where you need to stay. COMO Uma Canggu combines sophisticated luxury …

If you’re travelling to Adelaide soon, the Mayfair Hotel is THE place to rest your head for the night. Here are 18 reasons why. 1. It’s highly recommended. With a 4.8-out-of-5 rating from verified Wotif travellers, you can rest easy knowing this 13-storey, 170-room hotel is a proven crowd-pleaser. 2. Old meets new. Opened in …

One of the best things about my job as Managing Editor of the Wotif Insider blog is discovering and sharing seriously great hotel finds with our readers. And you should know my recommendations don’t come lightly. I’m only willing to shout about the sort of travel discoveries I’d pass onto my friends, family and colleagues …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

You might not have heard of Chinchilla, but this friendly Queensland town is an Aussie must-visit – especially for watermelon fans. In fact, it’s Australia’s melon capital, producing many of Australia’s watermelons, rockmelons, and honeydew (ie: the best parts of your fruit salad). But there’s more to Chinchilla than just great melons. Mayor (and Big …

When it comes to quick and easy getaways from the Big Smoke, Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula must be one of Australia’s best. Located a little over an hour south of Melbourne, food-and wine-heaven is just a mini-road trip away from the VIC capital. Here are my top tips for making the most of a weekend in …

New hotel openings in Sydney have been few and far between in recent years. So, when one of the world’s largest hotel groups, Hilton, announced they were bringing their Curio Collection brand to Australia and it was making its debut in the Harbour City, it’s fair to say we were more than a little bit …

We all know summer is the superior season 😉 Rather than complain about the cooler weather this year though, I’m on a mission to embrace winter in all its “Wow-it’s-cold-today-isn’t-it” glory. As tempting as hibernating for three months is, I’m here to coax you away from your comfy home and encourage you to venture out …