Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

A teenage American backpacker for whom every penny counts nods respectfully to a middle-aged German with all the money in the world. Both men are crouching silently in Australia's botanically fuzzy and intriguing strip of border country where 20-s...
DESTINATION Byron Bay, Australia. GO FROM Sydney, Melbourne TRAVEL TIME 90 minutes by air from Sydney; two hours from Melbourne STAY At least two or three nights WHEN TO VISIT Surfers are in the water year-round, but the best weather is fr...
Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered, high-priced tournaments called the Grand Slam. My Press A credential entitled me to sought-after p...
The Australian snow scene (yes, there really is such a thing) is getting cooler, thanks to Huski, an urbane apartment hotel in the alpine town of Falls Creek, Victoria. The faceted profile of the building, by architects...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...
DESTINATION Melbourne STAY AT Lyall Hotel & Spa (14 Murphy St., South Yarra; 61-3/9868-8222; www.thelyall.com; doubles from $300) ESSENTIAL READING The Age Good Food Guide 2006 (widely available at bookstores in Australia; $24), a comprehensive li...
Manhattan-based designer Tony Chi (Chicago's restaurant NoMI; Spoon in Hong Kong) has given the classic French brasserie a Modernist makeover at Glass, the newly revamped Hilton Sydney's shimmering dining room. A traditional marble terrazz...
When I was making my new epic film, Australia, we were shooting at our homestead set—a working cattle station named Carlton Hill, over an hour’s drive on gravel roads from the township of Kununurra in Western Australia. Because I had to be on set...
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn at Disneyland and Space Mountain at Disney World are both great when you’re 12, but they won’t ...
Even the crows sound different out here. Sitting in front of the Warmun Roadhouse in Warmun, Western Australia, I note how their strangled clacking has a higher timbre and a more staccato rhythm than that of their larger cousins back in my hemisp...