Top Australian Road Trips for Summer 2017

In the past couple of years, cheap airfare prices have given road trips the run for their money. And while nearly one in four Australians are regularly flying to domestic destination, self-drive holiday is still the king.


Despite the recent growth in air travel, the vast majority of people would rather still have a classic road trip and get to their destination by car. As a matter of fact, roughly 72% of Australians still prefer self-drive holidays to flying, according to data provided by Tourism Research Australia.

As you can see, Australians simply love a good holiday road trip. More than 900,000 kilometers of highways and roads take you through some spectacular scenery, fantastic mountains and of course, endless plains. So if you’re planning a trip this summer, here is a short list of road trips to fill your vacation with new adventures.

Grand Pacific Drive, New South Wales (70 kilometers)

Most roads you drive because they are the closest route to get somewhere, but there are some peculiar roads people drive simply to have fun like the far-reaching curves of Sea Cliff Bridge on Grand Pacific Drive. The coast-hugging route offers you a number of places to stop for a swim and grab a few bites of fish and chips by the sea side. And if you own a convertible, here you have a perfect opportunity to drive for a couple of hours and get immersed in the beautiful environment.

Great Beach Drive, Queensland (200 kilometers)

If you want to have an ultimate summer road trip, grab a hat, few towels and a bottle of sunscreen and hit the beach on one of the best coastal highways in Australia. The road is actually just above the water mark on the beach, and you can also pull over wherever you wish and take a swim. The Great Beach Drive also offers a number of camping spots, so you’ll have a chance to have fun with your whole family and explore the local scenery.

The Murray, Victoria (620 kilometers)

Who told you that some of the best beaches in Australia have to by the sea? If you want to go against the grain, you should sit in your car and follow the Murray River to discover some the best sandy river beaches on the continent. And the best thing about it is that you won’t have to deal with all of those costal crowds, and you’ll be able to fully concentrate on your family. And don’t worry: if you experience any difficulties with your car along the way, companies like RoadsideVIP have mechanics all over the country that can solve all your problems in an hour or so.

The Great South West Edge, Western Australia (1130 kilometers)

Normally, winters are rather rainy in Western Australia, so summer is definitely the best time for a trip along the coast. If you select the Great South West Edge, you’ll have the opportunity to go underground and look through the caves beneath Margaret River, climb some of Australia’s tallest trees and watch professional surfers ride the continent’s best waves. Even though you don’t actually need a 4WD to explore the coastline, it can still take you to some remote, rarely-visited national parks, where basically nobody goes.



So finally, why do so many people travel by car instead of simply taking a two-hour flight and arriving to their destination far more quickly? In spite of the availability of in-vehicle DVD players, smartphones, tablets and other devices, most people still think that a road provides a great opportunity to talk more and bond with their children.

Last year, a survey of more than 1,000 Australian citizens, commissioned by Jax Tyres revealed that around 66% of people cite road trips as some their “fondest family memories.” And while we all know that traveling with children can be frustrating at times, the survey also revealed that only 15% of people got into arguments with their families during a trip.

It’s true that some people simply want to escape their mundane daily routines and unwind for a few weeks each year. However, the family road trip will always be a popular holiday option, because people would rather have a genuine family experience while creating lasting memories in the process, rather than spending a few uninteresting weeks overseas.

Hidden Australian Gems You Have to Discover in 2017

On a yearly basis, a lot of people visit Australia. For instance, just last year, almost 8.2 million people have visited the content, which is an increase of more than 11% compared to 2015, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

If visit a couple of more popular travel sites about Australia, and compare their “must see; lists, you’ll quickly see that they are all quite similar. Obviously, you have The Great Barrier Rift, Uluru and the inescapable Opera House in Sydney. Don’t get us wrong, these are all fabulous destinations, and they are definitely worth a visit – but is that all Australia has to offer?

No, of course not.


Some of Australia’s most beautiful locations are the hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered by travelers ready to escape the well-known busy tourist trails.

·        Esperance

If you’re a person who wants to get away from it all, then you have to patient, because Esperance is definitely not easy to get to. For starters, you have to fly into Pert and drive north for almost nine hours before you reach your destination. But trust us – this is just part of Esperance’s charm, and it’s worth it.

There, you’ll find some of the most stunning white sand beaches in Australia, and there’s a thirty-mile drive that circles around the area. You also have the Recherché Archipelago (a.k.a The Bay of Isles), which consist of more than a hundred islands, not far into the ocean.

·        Hyams Beach

Don’t worry, if you want to visit this beach, you don’t have to travel for a half-a-day. Hyams is located just three hours from Sydney, and it offers everything from beautiful beaches and kayaking to snorkeling and rock poles to explore. Nearby, you have a couple of small towns full of shops, cafes and other amenities.

And if you’re a hiker, you’re in luck, because Hyams Beach is actually located inside the Booderee National Park that has nice walking trails and breathtaking views. If you visit the beach in just the right time, you’ll be able to see dolphins and even a few whales.

·        Arnhem Land

For those of you who are interested in the native Aboriginal culture, and want to experience their way of life to the fullest, Arnhem Land island communities are a must. But we have to warn you, there are no accommodations in the Arnhem Land, and you’ll have to get a camping permit if you want to stay for a few days.


But once you arrive, you’ll be treated to warm hospitality of the natives, and you’ll have a chance to witness some of Australia most elusive wildlife, so it would be a smart idea to pack a good time lapse camera. Finally, make sure to visit the biggest Aboriginal art gallery in the world on Elcho Island.

·        Montague Island

Just south of Sydney (on the way to Melbourne), located within the Batemans Marine Park, you’ll find this tiny island, which also doubles as a wildlife refuge. Montague Island is great if you’re traveling with your family, because the young ones will be able to see some rare animals and enjoy the costal scenery.

A historical lighthouse is located on the island as well, and if you want to spend the night on Montague, you’re in luck, because the place offers overnight accommodations. If you chose to stay, make sure to check out the two-day Eco Tour, which allows tourists to participate in the conservation efforts of Montague’s penguin colony.

Final Thoughts


Every state in Australia boasts hidden gems that will surely amaze you – you just need to look hard enough. Once you visit one of these gems, make sure to ask the locals for their favorite spots. And just don’t be afraid to dig a little bit deeper to find even more destinations that aren’t mentioned on your average travel site.


Affordable Destinations for Your 2017 Vacation

With so much information available online, finding bargain destinations to travel to has never been easier. The destinations presented below are among the cheapest, offering the most beautiful and spectacular sights and experiences.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is located on the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola. The main tourist attractions here are the capital – Santo Domingo and the areas around Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and La Romana. This beautiful Caribbean country is a captivating blend of gorgeous natural beauty, culture, and history. The Dominican Republic is home to breathtaking jungles, wonderful sunny beaches, vast coral reefs and amazing waterfalls.

Compared to some other Caribbean destinations, the Dominican Republic is still very affordable in general. It offers all-inclusive resorts at surprisingly low cost.


This charming Mediterranean country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and because of its economic difficulties, the cost of holidaying there is pretty low. With over sixty beautiful islands, astonishing historic sites, and golden sandy beaches, Greece is much more than just a tourist destination.

Besides the capital, Athens, top things to see in Greece include Mount Athos, Delphi Theatre, the Meteora Monasteries, and the island of Santorini. You can take the advantage of layby holidays and early bird specials, and set off on an amazing journey to astonishing Greek islands like Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, or Crete.

Mexico City

One of the most fascinating cities in the world, Mexico City offers an incredible number of beautiful parks, museums, ancient pyramids, astonishing architecture, and delicious food from every region of Mexico. The city’s top tourist attractions include the historic city center, National Museum of Anthropology, National Library of Anthropology, Museo Casa de León Trotsky, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Frida Kahlo Museum, Diego Rivera Studio, and much more. Also, Mexico City is surprisingly safe and tourist-friendly for a city of more than 20 million people.

Despite everything it has to offer, Mexico City is a very cheap destination. You’ll be able to wine and dine in top restaurants, stay in wonderful hotels, visit all the cathedrals and monuments, without having to pay too much.


Although Vietnam is one of the cheapest locations you can travel to, it has a lot to offer. Vietnam is a land of impressive landscapes and forested mountains in the north, and beautiful sunny beaches in the south. Here, you can choose between modern cities and colonial towns, archaeological sites and beautiful islands. Some of the best places to visit in Vietnam include Ha Long Bay – the astonishing bay of rocky outcrops and turquoise water, the city of Hanoi, the beautiful old city of Hoi An, and the quiet mountain town of Sapa.

Vietnam is a super cheap destination. You’ll find plenty of budget-friendly things to do there. You can go hiking on some of the long-distance hiking trails, explore the natural beauty of Central Highlands, cruise along Halong Bay, or simply enjoy exploring Ho Chi Minh’s beautiful streets. If you love cooking, you can learn how to prepare local dishes by joining a cookery class.

Of course, there are other bargain destinations you can visit in 2017. For instance, the Balkan countries like Bulgaria, Serbia, or Montenegro have so many interesting things to offer to travelers with a low budget. Even some other Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, or Thailand deserve to be on this list. No matter where you choose to go, remember to make reservations in advance, which will reduce the overall price. And if you choose to travel to one of these destinations, you will see some breathtaking views, while spending next to nothing.


6 Most Relaxing Vacation Destinations

While some vacations are supposed to be wild adventures (mountain biking through the Highlands of Scotland) or family fun (visiting Walt Disney World), other destinations focus only on relaxation and rest. If you want your next vacation to be peaceful and filled with wonderful, natural landscapes and sunny beaches, head to one of these fantastic vacation spots.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has many great spots for disconnecting from the stress of everyday life. You can enjoy surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, or just take a massage in open air bungalow with an oceanfront view. If you’re nature lover, you can explore the beautiful Costa Rica’s rainforests, or you can simply relax on one of the hidden and stunning beaches on Costa Rica’s spectacular coastline.


Ireland’s rural charm will definitely put you in a relaxed frame of mind. This country is the perfect place to take a spa resort vacation, or you can simply rent a car and enjoy a peaceful coastal drive. The Irish countryside is just beautiful and largely unspoiled, with eccentric old villages, where time seems to move more slowly. Combine this with a lively pub life, and you’ll find Ireland one of the best destinations to de-stress and relax in the world.


If you’re looking for a really relaxing getaway, one of the best places on earth is definitely Malaysia. Full of opportunity for enjoyment and exploration, Malaysia is the perfect place where you can just switch off for a few days. You can hike or backpack through the countryside, or find some peace at one of Borneo’s tranquil coastal resorts. Malaysia is considered one of the world’s top relaxing destinations, so no wonder the experts from Heath Group advise those who are under stress to go to this beautiful country.


Iceland is full of spectacular natural phenomena like gushing waterfalls, beautiful volcanoes, and gorgeous landscapes. You can explore the wildness and nature of this stunning island, drive along the magnificent Westfjords, visit spectacular sites like Snæfellsnes or Tjörnes Peninsula, go for a horseback riding tour in South Iceland, or take a relaxing bath at the Mývatn natural geothermal baths. Iceland’s mineral-rich waters are very healthy and thought to have healing properties. Combine that with the rich culture of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, and you can’t choose a better location for relaxing and enjoyment.


Yes, Vietnam! This beautiful country has so much to offer including stunningly beautiful forests, incredible rivers, and sunny beaches. There are endless activity options such as boat tours to ancient Vietnam towns or exploration of old fishing villages with warm and crystal-clear water. Some of the top destinations to visit in Vietnam include the ancient city of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Hoi An, famously known as the Venice of Vietnam because of its carefully carved canals.

New Zealand

Blessed with diverse and naturally beautiful landscapes, New Zealand is another vacation destination. Wild and rocky beaches, lush vegetation and unique coastline, incredible rainforests and mountains – that’s what makes New Zealand such an extraordinary vacation spot. You can enjoy jetboat rides, river rafting, hiking and biking, or go bungee jumping. Queenstown, for example, can be your perfect destination for wine tasting in nearby vineyards, or you can visit an authentic Maori village and participate in native sings and cultural shows. Aside from that, you can enjoy a thermal pool spa therapy or take a walking tour to discover the wonders of this mystical city that sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Of course, there are other places worth mentioning. However, this list should be a good start in your search for a quiet vacation where you can finally enjoy relative peace and quiet.


Enjoying Your Trip on a Budget



For those who are trying to enjoy their trips abroad, can be a real life saver. You definitely want to consider different ways that you can reduce your expenses on your trip to Australia, if only so that you can make sure you have enough funds to go back and visit again. When you are in the planning stages of your trip, you should definitely think about reserving hotels that are within your budget, but do not let that keep you from having a good time.’s new partnership with Groupon can help you book fantastic hotels that provide an amazing experience, while still giving you the ability to save money. The way they do that is by offering regular discounts. Right now, you can score 10% off, $50 off, 50% off, and even an entire night for free. Those are just the coupons available today; and Groupon are constantly updating the available coupons, so you should definitely check back regularly as your trip approaches, and even while on your trip. If you keep a close eye on’s Groupon page, you are likely to find some really amazing deals for your hotel stays on your trip.

When you are planning an amazing trip to Australia, you do not want to let money matters dictate what you are able to do and see on your trip. If you are starting to experience a little bit of constrictions due to a tight budget, you should definitely be looking for ways to save money. You do not have to cut back on fun activities to save money, though. Cutting out fun activities is really a poor way to save money: you are turning your long-planned trip to one of the most interesting countries in the world into merely an exercise in self-restraint. Rather than try to see how much fun stuff you can avoid in Australia, see how much you can do while spending less. By using’s new partnership with Groupon, you can still enjoy everything you had intended to in Australia, and more, but come out ahead on your budget.


5 Trips for Travelling in the UK This Winter!



Whether you’re Australian or simply living in the good old UK, there are certain tips you need to bear in mind in order to have a good time of it in Blighty. The country isn’t renowned for its salubrious weather (believe me – I’ve lived there for 32 years), but this doesn’t dent the amazing cultural wonders the nation has to offer.

So no matter if you’re heading to London, Liverpool, Manchester, or Nottingham, these are the travelling tips I can recommend to ensure you have a fantastic stay in this enthusiastic and friendly country.

  1. Drive anywhere!

As with when I visit another country, I often forget how much bigger many nations are! The UK is a small island – in England you can realistically drive anywhere within one day. If you’re going by public transport, a trek from London to Manchester takes barely 2 hours by train. You could even get a super cheap Mega Bus – it takes 5 hours but with prices at around £10 you can’t argue!

So, the important thing to remember is you can journey wherever you want to in the UK. Don’t be afraid to head to the Scottish Highlands, England’s southern quarters, Liverpool, Manchester, or Newcastle. It’s one of the joys of visiting the UK – fantastic culture within easy reach!

This cheap travelling guide is an excellent starter point to keep costs down. The best piece of advice – book tickets well in advance!

  1. Fit the right tyres!

If you’re driving around, make sure you’ve got the right tyres fitted to your vehicle. If you’re driving a car, for instance, a set of new compounds is always a good idea.

Whether it’s Avon, Bridgestone, or Continental tyres, you can get a set of brand new winter tyres, for instance, and find maximum grip of Britain’s rain hit roads. That’s right – rain. Snow is pretty scarce in the UK, with early morning ice and frost more commonplace than bouts of wintery snow. This winter driving advice from the Auto Express will help you to get to grips with what’s needed!

  1. Master some basic vernacular

The UK is filled with all manner of different dialects. In the North West alone, you’ll pass from a Liverpudlian to a Mancunian accent in 1 hours driving time. Further south, there’s cockney slang and a very different London accent. If you’ve seen Peaky Blinders, you’ll also know in Birmingham there’s the fabulous and friendly Brummie accent.

Needless to say, it can be confusing if you’re a newcomer. You can quite easily take to the internet to earn the different accents, but this 5 minute guide from Metro is a great place to start, me duck.

  1. London isn’t the only place to visit

Whilst London is fantastic, it’s also expensive and relentlessly busy. You may want to see Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, but it’s important to remember the rest of the UK offers just as rich a cultural history at a much cheaper price.

Liverpool, for instance, is home of the Beatles, whilst Manchester offers football, music, and a vibrant nightlife. Nottingham is home to Robin Hood and, in this one small city, you’ll be able to tour around the centre in a single day.

This guide from Visit England is a great place to start.

  1. Prepare for homely food

The UK is a foodie’s paradise, offering an endless array of worldwide specialities. If you want to check out English cuisine, however, prepare to get hearty!

With the likes of fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Sunday roasts, bangers and mash, beef wellingtons, and pies, it’s an indulgent place to live but the foods are delicious. Just make sure you keep an eye on your waistline! Despite this, as it’s so hearty it will keep you warm amongst the low temperatures, which is always a big bonus.

By low temperatures, incidentally, I mean it’ll be rainy until around June and July, so be prepared for those spring time chills!


The Most Luxurious Hotels in Sydney



Park Hyatt Sydney

You can’t really get much better than this hotel in the whole of Australia or New Zealand – and that’s a fact. The Park Hyatt has been voted by Conde Nast Traveller’s magazine as the top hotel in both countries. The ultimate in crème de la crème opulence, it embraces Australian culture which is a nice effect.

The hotel underwent a massive renovation last year and shot to the top of the charts as the most expensive hotel in Oz. Guest service is key to the staff, and you won’t fault the attention to detail that every employee offers guests. Directly opposite one of the most recognisable harbours in the world, this residence offers contemporary luxury with spectacular views. You’ll find spacious rooms and elegant suites with floor to ceiling glass doors that open to your own private balcony, 24-hour butler service and the must-have spa with rooftop pool and sundeck.

The Park doesn’t come cheap though. Expect to pay $800 a night minimum for a standard room upwards to $1,800 for one of the private balcony suites.

Guests can enjoy dining at local favourite restaurants, bars and taking advantage of the private dining facilities on offer. Unlike small American hotel rooms, the Australians know how to do it – each room is at least 40sqm and has the latest technology throughout, specially commissioned wall art, plush carpets, and textured fabrics. It sounds like a home from home but a lot classier.

Shangri-La Sydney

Another hotel to undergo a big transformation is the Shangri-La. The stunning views from the Executive Suites sweep over the Grand Harbour and the Opera House.  The amenities in this hotel are second to none, with free wi-fi, falt screen tv’s, minibars and marble bathrooms. Check out the best indoor pool in Sydney, a lot of thought has went into it and there’s plenty room for the kids to splash around in.

One of the bonuses about the Shangri-La is its unbeatable location – just a 5 minute walk from museums, Circular Quay train station and 1km from the Opera House. You’ll be out and about a lot but you can retreat back to your room. These are a little simplistic side while the suites are fantastic – spacious, earthy toned interiors with large marble bathrooms and spectacular views all around.

A room here will set you back from $400 upwards to $600.

Sheraton on the Park

Prepared to be wowed. Sheraton on the Park has an air of grandeur and sophistication. Nearly all of the rooms in this hotel face Hyde Park (the second best view in Sydney if you can’t get the Harbour view). You can get a room here at a very reasonable rate, just check out the special promotions on the hotels website. Recent deals included a Hyde Park view room for $300 or an Executive Suite for $450.

Although the rooms aren’t as fancy as the Park Hyatt and Shangri-La residences, they’re still very modern and have stunning marble bathrooms and furniture. The grand stairwell is breath-taking and definitely worth taking a snapchat of. It’s all about the attention to detail here too, with native Australian floral arrangements dotted around the hotel and award winning food presentation.

The Sheraton is definitely one to check in to.

The Darling Hotel

Not many have heard about The Darling Hotel, but the editors at Condé Nast Traveller has named this brand new hotel one of the Top 60 Best New Hotels in the World. That’s quite impressive!

So, what’s on offer? There are 171 beautifully decorated rooms and suites which have floor to ceiling windows. Each delicately furnished with all the mod cons and luxuries, you can pay $320 upwards for the pleasure of staying here. Don’t let that put you off though; you can get a discount that can help you blag a room for a good deal.

Fine dining is also on offer here with the in house restaurants Sokyo and The Black. However, this could be overlooked given a pleasant location, brand new rooms and an excellent room rate. The 16-room day spa is quite a feature, it has Sydney’s first hammam and offers a variety of relaxing treatments. You won’t be disappointed by staying here – it’s in the perfect location for exploring the city and is close to the best restaurants and shops.

An excellent Sydney pick at a good price!

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Everything an Australian Needs to Know about Travelling around the UK



I think it’s safe for me to assume that if you’re reading this, then you are an Australian person who is thinking about travelling to the UK. If you’re not one of these people, then you should really be doing something more useful with your time than reading a list about Australians and their holiday habits. I am actually English and so to help you get the hang of it, I’m going to write this article in the British vernacular, as you’re going to have to get used to it pretty soon.


Driving in Britain is bit easier for Australians than it is for Americans, because you already drive on the left, so that aspect isn’t as confusing. However, driving in Britain will feel weird because of the size difference. Whereas your country is massive, Britain is a tiny little island of land that looks like it might just blow away at any moment. There is, however over 64 million people living here which is 40 million more than Australia. It is pretty cramped here, as you can imagine, and because we like to preserve the country side, everyone is even more packed into towns and cities, meaning that the roads are very small and you’ll have to get used to trying to squeeze cars through tiny gaps. It is also a very good idea to familiarise yourself with road signs and the like by visiting This site features mock theory tests which means you can learn what all of our funny signs mean.


The most dangerous animals in the UK are wasps and bees (although they are thinking of reintroducing wolves to Scotland for some reason). Feel free to roam our woods and fields, swim in our lakes and rivers, and generally frolic in the greenness of England without fear of being eaten by crocodiles, kicked to death by kangaroos, nipped by spiders, injected with venom by snakes, stung by murderous jellyfish and any other gruesome death at the hands of the creatures that live in your country.


It is a myth that British food is bland and boring. This myth was started by the American soldiers in the 40s who were stationed in the UK during the war and had to live on rationed food which consisted of potatoes and parsnips and not a lot else. The food in Britain is an eclectic mix due to the mass of different cultures that call the UK home. You could eat a meal from a different culture every day in London and be able to do that for a couple of years, probably.

The Brits

Finally, we come onto the Brits themselves. We may seem rude and snobbish, but we’re not really, it’s just that, generally speaking, we don’t like bringing attention to ourselves, showing emotion or causing a scene (which can include anything from laughing a little too loudly or tripping slightly on a pavement slab) and so we find it best to go about our business and not make eye contact with anyone.  That said, if you smile or talk to us, you’ll definitely get a friendly reception.

That’s probably all you need to know if you’re deciding to travel to the UK. I hope you have a great time.


Uncover Melbourne’s Hidden Hotspots


Tired of the same old tourist destinations? Whether you want to eat, drink or play, our ultimate guide to hidden venues in Melbourne will have you rubbing elbows with the locals in no time.



Easey Street Smoke Out

It may be called Easey Street Smoke Out, but this hip Collingwood eatery is anything but easy to find. Hidden within a motorcycle shop beneath an art gallery at the end of a laneway, this American-style barbeque joint is one of the city’s best kept secrets, serving up some of Melbourne’s most delicious slow-roasted meats below street level.

Switchboard Café

Seeking out the best brews in the country’s coffee capital can be a challenge – particularly when some of the top spots are no bigger than an electrical cupboard. Discover the aptly named Switchboard Café on Collins Street, however, and you’ll soon be enjoying some of the finest long blacks, flat whites and espresso shots in the city, along with a delicious offering of toasties, soups and cakes to match.



Fall From Grace

Tucked behind a bookshelf at its sister restaurant, State of Grace, this secret small bar is the perfect hideaway to enjoy a nightcap once dinner is through. Especially popular on Friday nights, this library-come-cocktail bar is a favourite with city-dwellers all weekend long thanks to its cosy décor, hand-crafted aperitifs and encyclopaedia-sized wine list.

Jungle Boy

Located in Windsor on the other side of the Yarra, this Chapel Street institution is disguised by the unassuming sub shop that resides on street level. Pass by the hot chip and sandwich display, though, and you’ll soon be in the heart of Jungle Boy – an island-inspired tiki bar with tropical cocktails and pina coladas aplenty.



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Hosier Lane

Melbourne’s laneways are well-known worldwide – but it’s not just the size of these miniature alleys that have people talking. Dip behind one of the CBD’s hidden thoroughfares – like Hosier Lane – and you’ll soon be exploring an outdoor art gallery with an ever-evolving canvas of street art at every turn.

Underground Cinema

Love films but hate the theatre? Underground Cinema might be just the ticket for you. Trading the multiplex for a series of undisclosed locations, these secret movie screenings take over everything from warehouses to car parks to deliver a cinema experience you won’t soon forget.
Ready to go off the beaten track in the big city? Plan your stay at Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens and discover the best secret places in Melbourne one stop at a time.

The Top Casinos in Australia

The Top Casinos in Australia



Now, while we may live in an age of online casino gameplay, the demand for bricks-and-mortar gambling remains as strong as ever. Much of this is generational, of course, as older players continue to yearn for traditional outlets and the type of gambling experience that they grew up with.

It is also indicative of the efforts that land based casinos have gone too in recent times, particularly in terms of integrating technology and reinventing themselves in line with modern expectations. Make no mistake; there are still some casinos out there that offer an incredible experience and remain as popular today as they were before the online boom.

3 of Australia’s Top Casinos

This is particularly true in Australia, where there are a number of stunning casinos that entertain hundreds and thousands of customers on an annual basis. Here are three of the best:

1. Adelaide Casino, Adelaide

The Adelaide Casino embodies the very best of old and new gameplay, with classic gaming tables and a traditional ambience being offset by hundreds of video slots and poker machines. A large, sprawling casino, there are an incredible number of machines to choose from, while the outlet is also renowned for consistently introducing the very latest games and experiences on the market.

So even if you are a regular visitor, you are unlikely to be bored during any of your gaming sessions!

2. Canberra Casino, Canberra

Now we head across to Canberra, which has decided to take a more traditional approach to casino gaming. Take the popular Canberra Casino, for example, which is an archetypal, luxury establishment that offers truly high class experience to players. While the resort certainly caters to casual players, it retains a sense of opulence that appeals to high-rollers from across the globe.

This resort also highlights the main distinction between bricks-and-mortar establishments and market leading, online entities such as Royal Vegas Casino Australia. More specifically, it includes lavish accommodation and a world-class restaurant, serving more as an entertainment complex than a simple casino.

3. The Country Club Casino, Tasmania

While it is tempting to think of casinos as being city centre staples, there are also outlets located further afield. These tend to offer an entirely different type of experience, however, with the Country Club Casino in Tasmania no exception to this rule.

A laid back and relaxed casino, this outlet welcomes both casual and professional gamblers alike and offers a unique and ultimately inviting ambience. With friendly staff, minimal dress code and a rural, family atmosphere greeting every player, this resort is particularly ideal for beginners and makes for a refreshing change from some the larger, centrally located chains.