Once Upon a Time

At nel restaurant they keep things interesting, and a little fantastical. The new ‘once upon a time’ degustation menu is no exception. The 11 nostalgia inducing dishes start off with ‘Eat Me’ Cookies and end with ‘Imagination’ Custard Tarts sprinkled with fairy dust. The Sydney restaurant has promised it will be a magical journey that will make adults feel like kids again. The dishes are Disney inspired and will keep you guessing from beginning to end. The Once Upon a Time menu will set you back $135 per person, with the option to add an alcoholic drink matching package for $105 or non-alcoholic for $50. Get in quick!

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A Wild Night Out

WILDfest is reimagining your wilderness experiences by offering school holiday glamping packages, the ultimate family sleepover an hour out of Canberra. Explore the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve with ranger guided activities offering new ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in the unique landscape, and understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people, as well as seeing the history of European settlement in the Tidbinbilla Valley. Experience the wilderness and then retire to your real bed and already set up tent.

Packages start from $195 a night with the option for a nightscape photography workshop.

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Riverina Regional Rail Tour

Step back in time and experience the heart of Australia’s food bowl by rail. Enjoy five days and four nights aboard the newly restored 1960s Aurora Australis. Daylight hours are spent travelling rail lines that are otherwise closed to the public showcasing everything slow rail has to offer. The train will not travel at night, instead you can completely relax inside your ex-Southern Aurora Sleeping carriage. Travel along and stop by: the scenic Illawarra Railway Line, Historic Goulburn, Coolamon Cheese Factory.

Piccolo Farm, Emeri De Bortoli’s Private Garden at Griffith, Temora Rural Museum and Ambulance Museum and the Blue Mountains Villages and more. Prices start from $3995 with 2021 departure dates set.

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Delhi to London in 70 Days

Inspired by the late 1950’s ‘Hippie Trail’, travel company Adventures Overland will launch the world’s longest bus journey. The hop on hop off luxury coach will take you from London to Delhi in 70 days, dropping into 18 different countries along the way. The 20,000km expedition does not come cheap, about a dollar a kilometre or $285 a day for the entire trip. As part of the journey, you will explore pagodas in Myanmar, meet Giant Pandas in Chengdu, hike the Great Wall of China, cruise on the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan. Explore historic European cities such as Moscow, Vilnius, Prague, Brussels and Frankfurt before concluding the journey in London where the bus will head right on back to India.

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