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Australian tourism awards set to take place on 15th February in Tasmania

Thanks to one of the most anticipated and well respected tourism event in Australia, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, two owners of a Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat in Montville will soon be headed to Tasmania in order to represent the Queensland tourism industry. Mark and Joanne Skinner are the lucky winners and will get the paid trip in order to promote tourism, allowing them to visit . . . → Read More: Australian tourism awards set to take place on 15th February in Tasmania

Wine tourism down under fills hotel rooms

Australia’s mining industry has not been what it once was lately, but thankfully another industry is quickly moving in to fill hotel rooms and keeping the accommodation industry in high demand, and that newcomer is wine tourism. In fact, hotel occupancy levels in any type of wine producing region went up lately by over five points to 54% for the month of September. This number comes . . . → Read More: Wine tourism down under fills hotel rooms

Australian wines named in poll as being in the top 5 in the world

A Telegraph poll of subscribers who know about Australian wine came up with a ‘top five’ list, so take notes for your next trip Down Under. The best known and arguably most popular with tourists is Hunter Valley, about a two hour drive north of Sydney.

With its sub-tropical climate cooled by sea breezes, the region produces a variety of excellent wines, with the added bonus of . . . → Read More: Australian wines named in poll as being in the top 5 in the world

Hunter Valley Vineyard Holiday

When visiting the Hunter Valley, fondly known as Wine Country, it is almost certain that a vineyard tour or wine tasting session is on the cards. The area is renowned for producing some of Australia’s finest red and white wines, along with an array of gourmet cheese and chocolate.

If, like many, you have hired a car from Sydney to take the picturesque journey to the region, . . . → Read More: Hunter Valley Vineyard Holiday

Discovering the great wines of Australia

If you are looking for some of the best wines in Australia then it can be a good idea to head to the Queensland Granite Belt, which is a particularly exceptional part of the wine country in Australia. Many people who choose to visit this area only visit a couple of wineries, but it is possible to take a different route which will allow you to . . . → Read More: Discovering the great wines of Australia

Breaking down the Australian stereotypes

Australia certainly has a lot of stereotypes attached to it and these are very prevalent when it comes to holidays. Most people have images in their minds of beautiful islands, sandy beaches, the outback, and a lot of jumping kangaroos.

There are also stereotypes attached to Australian people. The idea of a man in a cowboy hat, who looks tanned and rather weatherbeaten is probably a typical . . . → Read More: Breaking down the Australian stereotypes

There’s food, drink and beauty galore in the Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley region in the state of Victoria, Australia is an area of outstanding beauty as well as boasting some of the best food and wine to be found in the world. Add to this all the other activities available here and it is easy to see why this is a popular tourist destination. It is easily accessible from Melbourne being only about an hour’s . . . → Read More: There’s food, drink and beauty galore in the Yarra Valley

Visit the home of Australian ‘New World’ wines

The so-called “New World” wines, from regions such as the Americas and Australia, are starting to rival established European names in terms of popularity and quality.

The Barossa area of Australia, made up of the Eden and Barossa valleys, is one of that country’s top wine producing areas, with dozens of vineyards that tourists can visit.

If you are planning on taking a self-drive tour of . . . → Read More: Visit the home of Australian ‘New World’ wines

Wine Tours in Australia: An Unforgettable Experience

There are many reasons to visit Australia. It is home to some of the southern hemisphere’s finest cities, most stunning beaches and friendliest people. And the weather isn’t bad either. Australia is a long way to travel but look around for the cheapest flights possible and it can work out as an affordable and unforgettable holiday.

Of all the great reasons for heading ‘Down Under’, one of the fastest . . . → Read More: Wine Tours in Australia: An Unforgettable Experience

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is one of the most prominent wine valley areas found in Australia.  It is located in the New South Wales province and is one of the best wine producing regions that is found anywhere in Australia.

The Hunter Valley wine area is known for its production of Semillon and Shiraz wine which both great all around wines for light dining.

It is easy to access if . . . → Read More: Hunter Valley