Sydney Mayor announces intentions to construct more mid-range hotels

Sydney Mayor announces intentions to construct more mid-range hotels

By Taylor Williams

Visited by over 10 million tourists each year, Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced both her and the city’s intentions to construct more mid-range hotels to meet the increasing consumer demand.

Undoubtedly the most appealing destination to spend personalised Australia holidays, research by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Hotels suggests Sydney already boasts a total of 23,000 rooms that reside in the ‘luxury’ bracket but this oversupply is at odds with demand emerging from the leisure sector.

Contemporarily, the number of Asian leisure tourists to the New South Wales metropolis is on the up and in order to cater to these arrivals in the future, not to mention alternative guests from overseas, it appears Sydney is ready to address the current mid-range shortfall. Continue reading

New South Wales city the first to grace National Heritage List

New South Wales city the first to grace National Heritage List

By Taylor Williams

The New South Wales mining parish of Broken Hill has become the first city Down Under to be welcomed onto Australia’s National Heritage List – the gold standard collection of historically significant locations.

The city, which has been campaigning to be adopted onto the list for 10 years, has finally been added given its rich resources, namely silver, lead and zinc with Broken Hill boasting the largest deposits of the elements in the world.

Given this prosperity, Broken Hill’s population rocketed to 30,000 back in the 1960s and despite falling to 18,000 nowadays, it appears the decision makers behind the accreditation want to remind Australian citizens of just how significant a role the city has played in its economy. Continue reading

Travel by canoe! The best way to appreciate the Katherine Gorge

Travel by canoe! The best way to appreciate the Katherine Gorge Tailor-made holidays to Australia invariably provide once in a lifetime experiences to treasure. Exploring Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park is no exception to this rule.

Nitmiluk National Park

Nitmiluk National Park is a 292,800 hectare, Jawoyn Aboriginal people owned area in Australia’s Northern Territory. The park’s fantastic features include broad valleys, a number of significant cultural sites and the picturesque Edith (Leliyn) Falls, as well as spectacular sandstone country. The main attraction of Nitmiluk National Park, however, is the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Continue reading

Just how did Australia’s Gold Coast earn its name?

Just how did Australia’s Gold Coast earn its name?

By Taylor Williams

An incredibly popular destination on tailor-made Australia holidays given her world class surf, 40 kilometres of sandy beaches and plethora of theme parks among other appealing ventures, the Gold Coast is sometimes referred to as Australia’s playground.

But how did the now prosperous region Down Under earn its unmistakable title?

Misconceptions

Some often make the misconception that the title ‘Gold Coast’ originates from the amount of days of sunny weather the vicinity receives each year and it’s fair to say the region is truly spoilt with 245 days of sun-kissed conditions experienced annually, according to Australia’s official tourism website. Continue reading

Three places to break your New Year’s resolution in Melbourne

Three places to break your New Year’s resolution in Melbourne

By Taylor Williams

With the New Year now having officially arrived, the word ‘resolution’ has yet again been uttered more frequently than during any alternative period in the calendar.

According to the On Stride financial blog, around 39 per cent of UK individuals hastily give up on their New Year’s resolutions within the first two weeks of forming them with themes of temptation proving far too hard to resist.

With winter conditions cold and blustery right now, themes of comfort are incredibly appealing and what could be more soothing than booking up personalised Australia holidays?

Just imagine if you were in Melbourne right now. Here’s three ways you could break your resolution! Continue reading