Australia's east coast has it all, from vibrant cities to rainforests and miles of pristine beaches, not to mention the Great Barrier Reef.
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne, a performing arts complex, and the National Gallery of Victoria with Australian and indigenous art.
SLEEP AT DANDENONG RANGES COTTAGES (50 KM FROM MELBOURNE)
Dandenong Ranges Cottages in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges is centrally located close to all the main attractions that the Ranges has to offer, with Sassafras, Olinda, Puffing Billy, and magnificent forest walks all within 8km's drive.
EAT AND PLAY AT WHACK IT ON THE BARBIE
Whack It On The Barbie teaches BBQ and wood fired cookery classes at Queen Victoria Market Melbourne. They also offer a great range of other classes and tasting experiences.
PLAY AT LIBERTY BALLOON FLIGHTS
Experience the gentle sport of floating in the wind. Welcome to Liberty Balloon Flights. Their pilots have been flying balloons since 1993 and they have been operating balloon flights over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley since 2002.Liberty Balloon Flights fly hot air balloons over Melbourne at sunrise, the safest moment of the day to do so.
SYDNEY (1 HOUR 25 MIN FLIGHT FROM MELBOURNE)
Sydney, capital of New South Wales, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
SLEEP AT 57 HOTEL
57 Hotel is a 92-room boutique hotel and is aptly named as it denotes both the building's location (57 Foveaux Street) and its design influence. The Hotel's branding mirrors that of the famous 1970s New York club, Studio 54. 57 Hotel is ideally located close to Central Station and a huge range of Surry Hills cafes and restaurants and is within stumbling distance of the area's many bars.
SLEEP AT APX DARLING HARBOUR
Located in the heart of the world's most exciting Harbour City, APX Darling Harbour is brilliantly positioned for the discerning traveller on business, holiday or both. APX Darling Harbour's stylishly designed studio and one-bedroom serviced apartments offer a full range of facilities that will cater to every need – it's your perfect office and home away from home.
SLEEP AT APX PARRAMATTA
APX Parramatta is located opposite Rosehill Racecourse offering spacious open plan living in fully serviced studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. APX Parramatta offers a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. Guests can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Rosehill.
SLEEP AT APX WORLD SQUARE
Experience relaxed and comfortable accommodation at APX World Square. The property provides the ultimate serviced apartment accommodation in Sydney CBD. Located in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities, APX World Square is conveniently positioned for both the business and leisure traveller. APX World Square features a selection of spacious serviced apartments, comprising of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom dwellings.
EAT AT BENNELONG
Fine dining, spectacular location. Bennelong serves to celebrate the Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.
PLAY AT SYDNEY URBAN ADVENTURES
See Sydney as a local. At Sydney Urban Adventures they are passionate about bringing you amazing Sydney experiences that really show you the heart and soul of this spectacular city. Their aim isn’t just to take you places and point out the awesome sights … they want you to leave with an understanding of what makes this city tick and why they love it so much!
BRISBANE (1 HOUR 35 MIN FLIGHT FROM SYDNEY)
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia's major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
SLEEP AT ONE THORNBURY BOUTIQUE B&B
One Thornbury Boutique B&B is luxury accommodation located in Spring Hill on the doorstep of the CBD in Brisbane Queensland Australia. The location makes it possible to walk to most points of interest including the Queen Street Mall, South Bank, Eagle Street Pier and China Town where you have the choice of many great restaurants.
CAIRNS (1 HOUR 25 MIN FLIGHT FROM BRISBANE)
Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.
SLEEP AT NIRAMAYA VILLAS & SPA
Niramaya Villas and Spa is a five-star luxury resort just moments from the Port Douglas village and Four Mile Beach. This boutique sanctuary of exclusive villas is nestled amid fifteen hectares of stunning tropical gardens.
EAT AT MR SOY BOY
Welcome to Mr Soy Boy – a fully licensed, boutique 52 seat restaurant on the outgoing southern access corridor in the surburb of Earlville, Cairns, Far North Queensland. The vision for Mr Soy Boy is to take the best from a variety of Asian cultures, and using fresh, local ingredients and house made sauces, to provide customers the delights of unique modern asian cuisine.
PLAY AT BAREFOOT TOURS
Barefoot Tours know you don’t want to spend the day rushing between the waterfalls, with no time to really appreciate the beauty of nature around you – which is why their tours are all about relaxing and having a whole lot of fun!
PLAY AT CAIRNS ADVENTURE GROUP
Cairns Adventure Group is the initiative of a proudly, locally owned and family operated enterprise. It includes several leading Cairns adventure tours and activities, including Foaming Fury white water rafting, the Waterfall Wanderers tropical Tablelands day tour, the Active Tropics Explorer tours to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest and Aussie Drifterz, Cairns’ original half day rainforest tubing tour.
PLAY AT TABLELANDS TOURS & TRANSFERS
Tablelands Tours and Transfers offers the best scenic tours of the Cairns Coast and surrounds. They specialise in groups of between 2 - 12 passengers. They never rush their tours, and tailor every tour to suit their passengers.