More than just a harbor city, Auckland is a whole region brimming with stunning islands, vineyards, ancient volcanoes and modern art. There’s always something happening, from major sporting events, concerts and outdoor adventures, to designer shopping and world-class food and wine. Best of all, with so many experiences close to the city center it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
Queensland, Australia, beautiful one day, perfect the next. If you enjoy exploring untouched wilderness, taking on a coastal drive, embracing indigenous culture or discovering the colorful marine life on the Reef, be sure that you include these top five experiences when planning an Australian Vacation.
The world is full of fascinating places, some well-known, some overrun with tourists and others rarely explored. Like you, I am always up for a challenge and thrive in getting out of my comfort zone. So here follows a handpicked selection of towns, cities and regions from around the globe that are ideal for day trips or as alternatives to their more famous neighbors.
Just to prove that you don’t need to be a millionaire, tighten up your budget and explore the countryside and cosmopolitan of Cape Town because there are so many great things to do without having to spend a fortune.
South Australia has developed The Epicurean Way, a great food and wine touring route that links together four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley. Enjoy sumptuous produce and a superb array of wines set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery as you make your way around the route.
Walking into the Wisconsin Welcome Center, we knew it was going to be a great day. A man greeted us cheerfully and pulled out a map where little wheels of cheese marked the hot spots of the area. And who doesn’t love cheese?
Looking at a map of the world, Tasmania is the small island under mainland Australia. Don’t let its small size convince you that this is a one or two day destination. Tasmania is jam packed with friendly wildlife, delicious food and wine, award-winning whiskey, stunning scenery and some of the freshest air on the planet. Add to that it was named Lonely Planet’s fourth “Top 10 Regions in the World to Visit in 2015” and then ask yourself “Why have I not visited?”
Did you know that Australia’s food and wine scene is bursting with creative chefs, skilled purveyors and exciting winemakers producing fresh and innovative flavors that are the envy of the world? With a rich and varied landscape capable of supporting a variety of fresh and tantalizing produce coupled with a long immigrant history, Australia’s fusion food really sets itself apart. Multicultural diversity influences each producer’s enthusiasm, passion and experimentation in a different fashion allowing for a uniquely Australian style to unfold.