Posts Tagged‘australia’

The 5 most stunning natural wonders in Australia

1. The Great Barrier Reef

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Snorkel among the fish and coral gardens of the outer Great Barrier Reef. With over 24 brand new locations to choose from, you can enjoy a tailored itinerary based on the weather conditions. The destinations will be chosen from sites on Flynn and Milne reef or further north at Norman and Hastings reefs.

2. Uluru

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Experience the extraordinary natural beauty of Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a half-day tour from Ayers Rock Resort. Drive around the base of the monumental rock, visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole, see Aboriginal rock art and watch a sensational sunset.

3. Shark Bay

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Experience four incredible days of amazing scenery, adventure, hiking, wildlife interaction and Australian culture on a four day Perth to Monkey Mia adventure.

4. The Twelve Apostles

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See Australia’s most spectacular coastline along the Great Ocean Road. Experience the rock formations of the 12 Apostles. Watch as the bushland meet the sea from the comfort of a small personalized coach with a local driver/guide.

5. Fraser Island

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Discover the remote and untouched western side of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Swim, hike, snorkel, kayak and more on a full-day adventure.

Australia Day 2015 – Top 5 Things to Do

With Australia Day taking place on January 26th, find an excuse to take a trip down under! To celebrate all things Ozzy, we have put together a list of exciting Australian tours that take in the length and breadth of Australia’s coastline. From diving in to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef to soaring across the Gold Coast skyline, fine a way to celebrate Australia Day in your own unique way.

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Yarra Valley – One of Australia’s Best Wine Regions

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This week’s guest author is Nicci, one of our fabulous suppliers in the Yarra Valley, Australia! Epicurean Food and Wine Tours provides each guest with a truly memorable Yarra Valley Food and Wine Journey as they showcase the best that the Yarra Valley has to offer.

The sun is again bursting over the Yarra Valley! With the sun come many more people venturing an hour out of Melbourne city to this beautiful wine region.


Home to a thriving wine growing industry, the Yarra Valley is where winemaking began in Victoria and today is close to 100 cellar doors. Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria. It is most famous for its high quality Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Sparkling Wines.

macaronsWith Epicurean Food and Wine Tours we see a broad selection of both the world class wines as well as the fresh local produce and farm table fare that Yarra Valley is famous for. We also get a great feel for the local identities, wine makers, farmers and family owned businesses that give the region its character, personality and extraordinary history. A good touring company can really share the passion of winemaking and uncover the secrets of a region with a small group of like-minded travellers.

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From cheese and wine pairing at 3rd generation Italian De Bortoli we went on to meet the winemaker in the heart of the Yarra Valley at Dixon’s Creek Estate. Both of these wineries’ give
amazing views of the valley and stunning mountain views. Yarra Valley is also home to world class restaurants and cafes. Domaine Chandon, Oakridge, Tokar Estate, Healesville Hotel are just some of the options available to please your palate! A visit to Coldstream Hills is described as visiting old friends (those friends that also know a lot about drinking fabulous wine!).

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This is home of Australian wine critic, James Halliday, and a must stop for wine enthusiasts. The last stop is for another tasting and or afternoon tea at French winemaker Dominique Portet which includes their signature rose. Taking a tour is a great experience if you have limited time and want to get a cross section of what a region is all about. It also has the benefit of meeting people from other parts of the world so you can share experiences and shared interest in wine!

Photo of the Week: Tall Ships in Sydney Harbor

We have a collection of hundreds of amazing photos, taken in cities all over the world by our network of freelance photographers. We thought it would be fun to start a little series – so each week we’ll share our favorite photograph, curated by our Photo Team in Berlin. You can find the whole collection on our Facebook page.

This Week’s Pic was taken by David Copithorne on the Tall Ship Lunch Cruise in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Harbor, by David Copithorne.

Sydney Harbor, by David Copithorne.

See you next week!