Archive | February, 2012

Photo of the Week: Penguins at large on Phillip Island

February 28, 2012

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Phillip Island Nature Park - Penguin Reserve

Visit the observation boardwalks at Phillip Island Nature Park at dusk to see the little penguins race up Summerland Beach to their burrows… Win 1 of 7 dream jobs in Australia with STA Travel Just go to www.facebook.com/STAtravel.UK and you could be in with a chance of winning a dream conservation job on Phillip Island.

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Photo of the Week: A long lunch at Kilcunda over Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

February 28, 2012

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Events around Melbourne Food and Wine festival

Be there: Enjoy food with view and check out the many events happening around the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival from 2nd-21st March.

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Photo of the Week: Coffee art in Melbourne’s laneways

February 28, 2012

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Melbourne laneways - coffee culture

Fiona Sweetman from Hidden Secrets Tours recommends Manchester Press in Melbourne’s laneways for an arty, caffeine hit… Discover Melbourne’s laneways: To book a walking tour through Melbourne laneways visit Hidden Secrets Tours.

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Meet the mixologist: Matthew Bax at Der Raum in Melbourne

February 28, 2012

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Matthew Bax mixologist

As visitors take a big bite out of Melbourne Food and Wine festival this week, we meet Matthew Bax, the man behind the food-drink-art collaborative project, Trink Tank and mixologist at Der Raum bar in Melbourne to find out more about boozy art and the perfect cocktail for the capital. What cocktail will you be […]

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Down the rabbit hole: Fiona Sweetman takes us on a tour through Melbourne’s mysterious laneways

February 28, 2012

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Wander through Melbourne’s grand central streets and you may suddenly turn a corner to find yourself in labyrinth of narrow alleyways, clattering with cool shops, arty cafes and hip locals. Welcome to the Melbourne laneways. This week we catch up with Fiona Sweetman from Hidden Secrets to take us on a tour through this secret […]

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L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival: Interview with Above Label

February 28, 2012

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Designers at Above Label

Grab your glad rags. From 8th-15th March 2012 the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival will be in full swing around the streets of Melbourne. We caught up with designers Nyssa and Kerry from Above Label to find out what’s new on the catwalk, what our oh so fashionable visitors can expect, and what makes Melbourne style so […]

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L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival arrives in London

February 21, 2012

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Australia House is all dressed up

As London fashion week takes over the capital, Australia House was looking its stylish best last night as it opened its doors to welcome fashion lovers, writers and bloggers to launch the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March. Close to Somerset House on the Strand, tourists were posing for pictures by Australia House, where a […]

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Photo Gallery: Sneak preview at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 8-15 March

February 20, 2012

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Pastels, brights and some seriously stylish frocks. We caught up with some of  hottest designers at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival to get a sneak preview of this year’s Spring/Summer Collection. Hit the runway: The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival launches from 8-15 March with events across the city.

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Discover another Australia: Interview with Nikki Davies at Trailfinders

February 14, 2012

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Great Ocean Road

Australia has so much to offer that it’s the whole package that appeals to our travellers – it has many ‘must see’ sights, extreme and diverse landscapes, fantastic weather and, of course, the unique wildlife and aboriginal culture. It’s Australia’s incredible diversity that attracts our travellers time and time again. 4.       Trailfinders offers […]

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Photo of the Week: Indigenous sites in Melbourne

February 14, 2012

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Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Australia

Meaning ‘river of mists’ and ‘river bank’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, the original indigenous inhabitants of the Melbourne area, this urban, community site blends in with Melbourne’s vibrant Central Business District and is free to visitors. Be there: Singapore Airlines operates three daily flights from London Heathrow to Melbourne via Singapore, with return fares starting […]

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