Explore Australia - the lucky country...

We are thrilled to be back in groovy Melbourne staying at the Rendezvous Hotel. Built in 1913, this heritage-listed hotel has been totally refurbished and ticks all the boxes. read more…

There is more to the Gold Coast than the simply ‘the strip’. Now is the ideal time to visit the Gold Coast hinterland and we’ve got a deal for you! read more…

From Adelaide, the city of churches, to the magnificent majesty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, where films like The Sundowners and The Shiralee were made. read more…

The last time I was in Brisbane was over thirty years ago. Then, it was like a big country town. Now, it’s transformed into an arty, cool city! read more…

Just a short 2 hour 10 min drive from Sydney, Lithgow has reinvented itself from a post-industrial village to a bonafide tourist destination. read more…

Orange is a NSW country town with pretty gardens, rolling maple-lined streets, four distinct seasons, vineyards and a flourishing cultural scene. read more…

The Sapphire Coast of NSW is the location of Merimbula Beach. It’s an endless ribbon of sand, screened by pretty tea-trees and nodding banksias. read more…

Less than 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney, you’ll find a place that rivals the Barossa Valley. The Hunter Valley is a veritable treasure on our own doorstep. read more…

Melbourne. It’s such a cool, arty city with killer restaurants, cafes, comedy and the best live music scene in Australia. read more…

Now, if you’re like us and have a love affair with all things early 20th century, you’ll simply adooore the Hydro Majestic. read more…

What’s especially appealing for seniors about the Carrington is, it’s right on the doorstep of the train station at Katoomba. read more…

The Gold Coast isn’t simply for the young – it’s also for the young at heart!
The primary reason we keep returning to the Gold Coast is, the consistent and enjoyable weather. This fact is often underrated. read more…

If you have visited the Blue Mountains in NSW recently, chances are you’ve stayed at the Hydro. You’ve may have also stayed at the Carrington. But have you ever stayed at The Palais Royale? read more…