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Rent your own private island in Queensland: Opening dates for the Islands

Adventure, Deals, Dive, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, SEA, STAY, Swim, Travel
Lizard Island Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

An exclusive rental or rent exclusively

Break out the Cristal, Tattinger or Verve because the Queensland borders are opening on July 10.

For those that want to take social distancing to the next level there are a number of islands which can be exclusively rented or perhaps you would just like extra exclusive accommodation.

New Zealand Luxury Lodges allow guests to set their own price

CITY, Deals, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, STAY, Travel
Auckland, New Zealand, Image credit: Shutterstock/Winston Tan

Oh to live in the land of the long white cloud and to holiday in the world’s most divine lodges at the price one names. It sounds like a fantasy but what would one expect in the land that brought to life the Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most exclusive lodges and according to a recent article in Stuff.co.nz both Quail Lodge in Auckland’s Drury and Pen-y-bryn in Oamaru have this incredible offer.

Pinot and Pedal in Tasmania

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Regions, Travel

Cycling popularity is growing even further with the need to social distance. Australians are ready to get off our couches and start shifting the ISO kilos. Tasmania spruiks that they take their riding seriously with purpose built tracks through landscapes offering sky to sea, rainforest to beach and granite to dirt with 300 kilometres of track across the island for all skill levels.

Entire towns are dedicating their tourism to serve riders with eateries and accommodations popping up along the trails.  Below is a handful of Tassie cycling experiences.

Cycling in Tasmania, Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania

Fiji’s most luxurious resorts

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, MARINE SAFARI, SEA, STAY

Travel to Fiji may be on the cards for later this year. And as Gladys Berejicklian has commented those in NSW may be jetting off to Fiji before going over the Queensland border.

Who could say no to powdery white sand, the lapping turquoise waters and the ever friendly sounds of Bula Vinaka.

When the restrictions lift will be the perfect time to visit this land of swaying palms and fire dances because the crowds from the rest of the world will be yet to descend.

First Class has hand-picked some of Fiji’s most luxurious resorts for you to dream about and soon that dream may just turn into a reality.

under water fiji
Underwater Fiji: Image istock/anton petrus

The NT opens for business

Adventure, EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle

The NT government has started to lift restrictions on outdoor activities, including hiking and camping just prior to the start of the dry season in the Top End. Although in Central Australia, many of the Territory’s most beautiful landmarks remain shut.

Having gone four weeks without a new recorded case of coronavirus the NT government is opening a handful of parks. Whilst we interstate visitors are not yet able to access them, if all things go well we may be able to hop on a plane in July – the perfect time to visit the NT and enjoy some of Australia’s best scenery.

Aerial shot of Katherine Gorge Sunset Cruise

Seven Things to do in Georgia

EARTH, Inspiration, Travel

Georgia is one of the most exciting, diverse, and culturally and historically significant countries in the world. Set between the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and the Caspian, Georgia sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. This prime position lead to the ancient trade route known as the Great Silk Road and many invasion attempts over the years. Today, Georgia is a cultural hub with a captivating energy. Those who visit, may never want to leave. Especially after meeting the welcoming locals and sampling Georgia’s tomatoes (the BEST tomatoes in the world).

Northern Georgia mountain range

Bewitched by Hazel

Lifestyle, Travel, Vegan

Hazel is lighting up the charts. The name is being branded on everything from dresses to glasses and now, to a chic restaurant in Flinders Lane – Melbourne’s Collins Street Precinct. The name is described as decidedly posh and a smidgen British which could sum up the restaurant which stretches over two floors of the historic Richard Allen & Son building.

Image courtesy of Hazel

World’s Most Exclusive Wellness Retreats

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY

There is nothing more important than your health and wellbeing. Which is why, wellness retreats are on the rise around the world. For those wanting to break away from the stresses of everyday life, here are our top picks for the world’s most exclusive wellness retreats. After all, you can’t put a price on wellness.

Image courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic
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