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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

Great Australian Walks

Adventure, Inspiration, Lifestyle, SAFARI

We are all doing a lot of walking these days, much to the chagrin of our animals. When things get back to normal, we will be in great physical condition to continue our exercise amongst less familiar surroundings. Below are some of our favourite walks.

Maria Island wombat, Tasmania

Luxury Bordeaux Barge

CRUISE, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY

We are playing a game of “spot the chateau” that could be ours one day – when we win the lottery of course.

It’s hard not to get carried away with this French fantasy as we glide along the River Garonne, past one magnificent palace after the next, taking in the opulence and history of the country’s most popular wine region from the bow of the luxury Barge Tango.

Top Five Luxury Sporting & Lifestyle Destinations 

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel, TravelManagers

Combining a love of a sport or hobby with a luxury getaway is growing in popularity – it’s a great way to tick off a bucket-list experience while treating yourself to a little indulgence. TravelManagers’ Frances Cream shares her favourite luxury sporting holidays that combine stunning locations with exceptional experiences.

Image courtesy of ASO / Gruber Images

A Billionaire’s Guide to Monaco

BILLIONAIRE, CITY, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Monaco and money. Never have two words fit together so perfectly. Known as the most expensive and the wealthiest place in the world, Monaco is a magnet for high-rollers and the one percent. Those seeking luxury, with a well-stocked bank account, go to Monaco. More specifically, they go to Monte Carlo. This stunning section of the French Riviera is the definition of luxury. There are more Lamborghinis and Bentleys, Cartier and Harry Winston, Oscar de la Renta and Hermes on display in Monte Carlo than almost anywhere else in the world. From arrival to hosting a yacht party, here’s your billionaire’s guide to Monaco.

Stunning views over Monaco
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