Great Australian Adventures

Mount Mitchell Scenic Rim
Deals

A Queensland trail from $77 per person – the best deals of the week

Queensland’s Scenic Rim Tasting Trail, 6 Days This self-drive itinerary will see you travelling a 600km loop through Queensland’s Scenic Rim, beginning and ending in Brisbane. Visit an array of natural wonders; rainforests, waterfalls, a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 25 2020
Philmah Melon in Broken Hill
Features

The Silver Screen comes to Outback Broken Hill

Priscilla and Mad Max are the stars of Broken Hill’s showreel. Katrina Lobley reminisces with the locals at our Hollywood of the Outback. From the moment Yorkshireman Adrian Bennett first visited Silverton in the NSW […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 25 2020
Helicopter Rescue
News

Heart attack victim left with $25K medical rescue bill even though he thought he was insured

A South Australian passenger airlifted from a cruise ship after suffering multiple heart attacks was issued with a $29,092 rescue and medical bill.  And even though he had travel insurance bought through the Australian Central […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 21 2020
Barossa Valley
Deals

A Coffs Harbour resort from $99 per night – the best Australian deals

Find your next Australian holiday with these deals. Frolic on the beaches of Palm Cove and Coffs Harbour from beachside resorts. Or enjoy the best of both the reef and rainforest in Port Douglas. Tasmania’s […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 18 2020
Southern Highlands Pie Trail
Features

A piece of pie – take a pie trail around the Southern Highlands

The rolling hills and the unspoilt bush of the Southern Highlands is one of the best weekend getaways. Bernadette Chua discovers this lovely region, filled with quaint English villages and pies. The Southern Highlands, just a […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 18 2020
Mr Goaty Gelato
Features

Bread and butter – eat your way around New South Wales

It’s Aussie Artisan Week – a time to celebrate our amazing army of talented trades people. Hannah Warren talks to some of our culinary kings and queens. Pepe Saya is Australia’s butter baron. He has […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 18 2020
An officer in border restrictions
Advice

What you need to know before you book

As Australia grapples with COVID-19 restrictions on state borders, particularly in Victoria, we tell you where you can go. State border openings for visitors remain tricky – so check before you book. Here’s a state-by-state […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 10 2020
Shangri-La Sydney spa
Deals

Eco lodges, designer hotel stays: the best great Australian deals

Get the best deals on city stays, eco resorts, lodges along with adrenaline pumping activities this week. Enjoy a stylish luxury city stay in Brisbane’s Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments and SKYE Suites Sydney or […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 10 2020
Luke Nguyen
Features

A gastronomic tour of the Kimberley – a voyage with Luke Nguyen

Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen, famous for his Sydney-based Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, has partnered with APT once again, to take guests on a gastronomic tour of the Kimberley. Luke will join APT’s 14-day Kimberley Coastal […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 10 2020
Matt Moran, a Tamworth local
Features

Take me home, country roads – a weekend in Tamworth

The Big Golden Guitar, the shining beacon of the Australian country music festival, glimmers in the sun, greeting visitors to Tamworth as they roll on in via the New England Highway. On the traveller’s way […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 10 2020
How the cruise industry got 250,000 crew members home
News

How the cruise industry got 250,000 crew members home

It’s been a quiet few months for the cruise industry. Pre-COVID, we would be at the height of the European and North American wave season, sailing around the Mediterranean or sunning ourselves on the beaches […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 6 2020
The falls at Tambourine Mountain
Deals

Rainforest lodges and campervan adventures – the best local deals

From boutique hotels, rainforest lodges to campervan adventures. The holidays of Australia are beckoning with special offers. Stay in a redeveloped heritage wool store in Hobart, explore South Australia in a campervan, or hideout in […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 4 2020