Australia

Australia Travel Guide

According to Guinness World Records, this beach on the shores of Jervis Bay has the whitest sand in the world. Its natural beauty is further enhanced by national parks to the north and botanic gardens to the south, giving the beach an unspoiled feel.

Kirrily Johnston exemplifies the laid-back Down Under aesthetic with her earthy-urban, feminine clothes (think billowy red skirts with high cinched waists).

Must-try: 2006 Chardonnay.

She began her career working in costumes for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, but in 1990, Collette started out on her own with a lingerie line, using fabric from France that is hand-embroidered in Bombay, India.

Grab your “cossie” (swimming “costume”) and take a surfing lesson with the experts at Let's Go Surfing.

 

Cost: $75 per person for a two-hour five-person group lesson with a “soft surfboard."

One of the larger plantations in the region.

Clifford’s is one of a growing number of specialty food producers on the island. Like others of its kind, it thrives because of restrictive policies put in place to keep K.I. biologically pristine.

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.

Open since 1878, "Queen Vic" is an over-1,000-stall melting pot of Southeast Asian greens, Italian cheeses, kangaroo salami, and Tasmanian scallops.

In the south, Pauillac-style wines thrive, like the firm-shouldered Cabernets of the Domaine A vineyard.

Studio with work by Mignonette Carlton and Daisy Bitting.