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Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, one of the luxury hotels where you can holiday like a VIP for less - Luxury Escapes

How to Holiday Like a VIP (For Less)

From travelling off-peak to splitting the cost of an epic villa, these savvy travel tips allow you to experience ultra luxury without spending big bucks. If you’re a lover of the finer things in life but have a budget to stick to, there are a number of clever ways to maximise your indulgence without paying […]

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Home to the first of Fiji’s overwater bures, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is an adults-only paradise - Luxury Escapes

Fiji’s Best Overwater Stays 

Say “bula” to blissful sandy beaches, colourful corals and direct access to aquamarine waters with an enchanting overwater stay.   Who says you need to travel to the Maldives for overwater bliss? Discover lapping waves, crystal-clear lagoons and jaw-dropping sunsets from your private oasis – all just four hours from the Australian east coast – with […]

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A glass of wine and beer by a fireplace in winter, one of the best things to do in winter in Australia - Luxury Escapes

Feeling the Cold? 5 Different Ways to Escape Winter in Australia

Whether lounging on tropical beaches under the sun's golden rays or indulging in a glass of wine by the crackling fire of a charming countryside retreat, there are countless ways to banish the winter blues. The autumn leaves have officially fallen in some Australian states, and with the chilly air and shorter days, we often […]

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Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, one of the luxury hotels where you can holiday like a VIP for less - Luxury Escapes

How to Holiday Like a VIP (For Less)

From travelling off-peak to splitting the cost of an epic villa, these savvy travel tips allow you to experience ultra luxury without spending big bucks. If you’re a lover of the finer things in life but have a budget to stick to, there are a number of clever ways to maximise your indulgence without paying […]

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Sunset views over Raja Ampat, Indonesia's eastern paradise - Luxury Escapes

9 Things You Can Only Do in Indonesia (Beyond Bali) 

Flawless islands, sprawling temples and nightly parades of flying foxes: so many of Indonesia’s greatest experiences wait for you beyond Bali.  From Lombok’s laidback bars and canoe-dotted shores to the limestone karsts and birds-of-paradise of Raja Ampat’s ‘Four Kings,’ Indonesia’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences extend from Bali to beyond. With Garuda Indonesia flights linking Australian cities to […]

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The Jazzlab, one of Melbourne's best jazz bars for 2024 - Luxury Escapes

The Best Bars in Melbourne for 2024 

Laneway, rooftop, wine or jazz, Melbourne has the right bar for any occasion. We take a look at the city’s best places for a quality tipple.  Melbourne's bar scene has intimate 16-seaters like Above Board, northside wine bars reviving vinyl and an unassuming cottage that is one of the hottest drinking spots in the world.   […]

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Bush tucker, one of the best things to eat in the best restaurants in the Northern Territory - Luxury Escapes

17 of the Best Restaurants & Dining Experiences in the Northern Territory

From once-in-a-lifetime starlit feasts to game-changing South Asian cuisine – the Northern Territory’s abundant sights are served with a side of flavour. There’s no doubt about it: the Northern Territory is spectacular. And what better way to experience this unsurpassed wonderland of rugged terrain and swoon-worthy night skies than over a hearty meal? From contemporary […]

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Available for passengers in any class, the A350 will feature Qantas’ first inflight Wellbeing Zone - Luxury Escapes

Qantas' Dedicated Wellbeing Zone for Long-Haul Flights Takes Top Honours at Global Awards  

Qantas is poised to transform Australian air travel with the introduction of direct flights from the east coast to Europe and New York in 2026. A specialised area for passenger mobility on these eagerly awaited flights has just received significant recognition. A highly-anticipated space dedicated to passenger wellbeing on ultra-long-haul Qantas flights has secured the […]

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The exterior of AYANA Komodo - Luxury Escapes

House of the Dragon: Discovering the Magic of the Endangered Komodos

On a mission to walk alongside the endangered Komodo dragons, Georgia Pearce discovers that Komodo National Park has a wealth of hidden beauty as well as the famous beasts. A ranger’s hand shoots into the air, forcing my abrupt stop along the beach of Komodo National Park, beneath the blistering Indonesian sun. I look under […]

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Image of a whisku tasting, one of the best Father's Day gifts and experiences - Luxury Escapes

The Best UK Father’s Day Experiences for 2024

From whisky in the Scottish Highlands to football stadium tours and a Liverpool Beatles tour, make this Father’s Day the best one yet. With UK Father's Day on the horizon, it's our annual reminder to honour the superheroes in our lives in a way that says a tremendous 'thank you'. It can be difficult to […]

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Things to Do in Winter in Australia 

From cosy cellar door stays and snowy mountain getaways to sun-kissed escapes up north, there are plenty of ways for the cold not to get you down.   The mercury taking a dive is no reason to hibernate. While shorter evenings and less sunshine for part of the country can bring the winter blues, the cooler […]

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Mount Fuji in summer in Japan, one of the best things to do in Japan and reason to go to Japan - Luxury Escapes

Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Go to Japan 

From endless fields of sunflowers to the explosive beat of taiko drums, there’s never been a better time to experience Japan.  Is Japan on your list of must-visit (or return to) destinations? You’re not alone – with visitor numbers hitting over 25 million in 2023, Japan continues to entice first-time and seasoned travellers to its […]

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Australian Icon: Neil Perry Honoured at World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the “Oscars” of the Food World

In a list otherwise devoid of Australian entries, veteran chef Neil Perry took home the Woodford Reserve Icon Award for his services to the industry. Veteran chef and creator of the Rockpool restaurant group, Neil Perry was the sole Australian to receive an honour at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards held in Las Vegas […]

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Bali for Less: AirAsia Indonesia Launches its First-Ever Flight from Cairns to Bali

Queensland travellers will find it easier than ever to get to Australia’s favourite Indonesian island with a new route from the low-cost carrier. AirAsia Indonesia has announced its first-ever direct flights between Bali and the gateway to Tropical North Queensland with the Cairns flights starting on August 14. The flights mark the first time that […]

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Capital Gains: Vietjet Launches New Direct Route from Melbourne to Hanoi

Melbourne this week welcomed the inaugural flight from Hanoi to Melbourne by low-cost carrier Vietjet, part of a huge push by the airline into the Australian market. Vietjet cemented a big year in the Australian market by launching a new route from the Vietnamese capital to Melbourne, with Sydney launching just a few days later. […]

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Townsville’s must-dos revolve around nature, but the city also offers countless cultural, gastronomic and historical wonders to explore - Luxury Escapes

Top 20 Things to Do in Townsville

Snorkelling by mammoth granite boulders, majestic hikes through sacred lands and bucket-list animal encounters – here are the top experiences to add to your Townsville itinerary.  When North Queensland comes to mind, visions of aquatic adventures, emerald islands, cascading waterfalls and sprawling national parks follow. Townsville, the largest city in North Queensland, boasts all the […]

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The side of Celebrity Edge cruising through Milford Sound, one of the best ways to explore New Zealand - Luxury Escapes

Lost and Sound: Exploring the Best of New Zealand with Celebrity Cruises

New Zealand’s glacier-carved Fiordland, home to the famous Sounds, is the first stop on Celebrity’s inaugural regional cruise. Annabel Fuller loses herself in the wild beauty beyond and the frenetic activities available onboard Celebrity Edge. The energetic tune of the Cupid Shuffle wasn’t the soundtrack I expected to echo across the pool deck while sailing […]

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An aerial shot of OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort, which has just unveiled its new renovations - Luxury Escapes

OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

This Fiji stalwart reveals its facelift, including freshly renovated bures, a whole new room type and a reimagined adventure park. OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort has proudly completed its multi-million-dollar transformation, ushering in "a new era of beachfront luxury along the Coral Coast". The extensive refurbishment, completed in December 2023, sees the resort now offering 253 […]

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Fiji, one of the best places to go for a last minute holiday if you haven't booked one yet - Luxury Escapes

Where to Go if You Still Need a Holiday This Year

It’s not over yet: these are the top destinations for a last-minute jaunt (hint: there are some epic flight savings to be had). Haven't booked your 2024 travel yet? Happily, it's not too late to swap the grind for peace of mind. There are actually perks to be had for holding out, like last-minute flight […]

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Food at Gimlet at Cavendish House, one of the best restaurants in Melbourne - Luxury Escapes

Where Flavours Collide: 20 of Melbourne’s Best Restaurants

Arguably Australia’s original culinary capital, Melbourne has always been known for its remarkable restaurants. Here's our pick of the best. From bustling Lygon Street to colourful city laneways and suburban icons, Melbourne is a melting pot of flavours, with influences from every corner of the globe. The city's vibrant culinary scene sees locals and visitors […]

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The Aurora Borealis in Norway, one of the best places to see an aurora - Luxury Escapes

Missed the Aurora? Here Are 6 Places to See the Light 

Get the camera ready; these are the best places in the world to see the sky lit up – naturally.  Missed out on witnessing the recent auroras? With parts of Australia treated to a rare glimpse of the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis), and simultaneously the UK the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), these natural phenomena, which […]

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