Australia Travel Guide
Must-try: 2006 Chardonnay.
Studio with work by Mignonette Carlton and Daisy Bitting.
Located on the site of the first European settlement on New South Wales’ coast, this former convict village now supports the largest and only five-star wine producer in the region, with 126 trophies and more than 1,400 awards to its name.
The dramatic coastline views along the winding path to the century-old Cape Byron Lighthouse are worth the hike.
Years as agent: 18. Specialties: New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Tahiti. Consulting fee: From $150.
Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, the Aussie duo behind this young, hip women’s wear label, first made their name with jeans (in particular, the low-rise variety so popular in the early 2000’s).
Just over a mile from the city center, Bike Hire rents road, mountain, and tandem bikes by the hour.
A modest dirt road leads to this winery, where vintner Richard McIntyre's earthy Shiraz and wood-fired pizzas (served only on weekends) have a cult following.
A rum bar that serves 74 different kinds of rum—one for each of the 74 Whitsunday Islands.
Open since 1878, "Queen Vic" is an over-1,000-stall melting pot of Southeast Asian greens, Italian cheeses, kangaroo salami, and Tasmanian scallops.