Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
This is the first in a new series of reports that tap into the knowledge of editors at T+L’s international editions—six and counting—from around the globe. Great Barrier Reef The just-opened resort Qualia (61-2/9433-3349;qualiaresort.com.au; doub...
New York has the Hamptons. Boston has the Vineyard, Nantucket and the Cape. And halfway around the world, Melbourne has the Mornington Peninsula. Just over an hour’s drive south of Australia’s second-largest city, this boot-shaped promontory has l...
The devil's footsteps are dancing circles around us. They start at a massive sand dune to our right, zigzag past the beached man-of-wars ballooning at our feet, then vanish mysteriously where the foamy ocean tide melts into the talcum-white shore....
Sir Richard Branson (left), chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways, stopped by the Travel + Leisure offices recently to chat with managing editor Mark Orwoll (right) and other staffers about the multifaceted Virgin empire. Those of us who count amon...
Australia has great beaches, deserts, and cities, but not a lot in the way of charming villages. Some 250 miles north of Sydney, Nundle (population: 200; streets: two) is the exception. The town, whose last glory days came during the 1850's gold r...
Get the Facts. Drive lightly. Carry water. Never bush-bash. The warnings came back to me as soon as I heard the tire blow out. I had not been driving lightly, even though the asphalt had long ago turned into dirt, even though it had been hou...
(26) Hoi An Vietnam's funky port Hoi An, a well-preserved port town, is a Vietnamese Provincetown of sorts. Its tranquil waterfront and art galleries make it the perfect weekend away from Hanoi and Saigon (planes connect both cities to nearb...
(51) Zimbabwe 14 days of hiking and canoeing Looking for a safari, but don't want to spend all your time in a Range Rover?Geo Expeditions now offers an active adventure in one of Africa's richest wildlife areas. During guided bush walks, you'll se...
(46) China The year of the bunny slope You've tied up the yak, claimed a spot near the yurt's potbellied stove, and are happily slurping a bowl of mutton stew. Not your typical après-ski. But in China, the latest ski and snowboard frontier, this i...
(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in Australia So you want to escape civilization and flee to that mythical undiscovered beach, a place where it's just you, the sand, and the sea (okay, and a nice meal after a sunbaked day)?Well, we've found it, but...
"Oh, you'll like it up there," the policeman said politely after handing my companion an $80 ticket for doing 77 kilometers per hour (48 mph) in a 60-kilometer zone. "Lovely wine," he added. After commending her for keeping to the left side of the...
If Australia has anything approximating a European city, then Melbourne is it, with the charm of a small town and the hedonism of a modern metropolis. Growing up there, I took for granted all the things that it offers in spades: fashion-forward bo...
With a third of the world's coral and more than 1,500 species of fish, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. So when Cairns-based Sunlover Cruises announced in February a plan to construct a freestanding...
The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night per person) comes with every amenity imaginable—including a spa car. Now there's no excuse for...