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The Re-Imagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

There are three ways to arrive to the newly re-opened InterContinental Hayman Island Resort: by helicopter, seaplane or onboard a luxury yacht sipping flutes of sparkling wine, while enjoying light canapés. Fly into Sydney Airport and connect to Hamilton Island Airport. Each mode of transportation immerses guest in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Whitsundays, part of the Cumberland Islands, located off the coast of Queensland. Guest have a choice of staying in a luxury room, suite or villa located in one of three wings located at the beach, lagoon or pool. One of the most stunning accommodations is the three...

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QT Perth Unveils Late-Night Rooftop Hot Spot

The Rooftop at QT – QT Perth’s hotly anticipated rooftop bar sitting on the 18th floor of Perth’s newest design hotel with sweeping views of the cityscape and surrounding natural beauty – is now open late, seven days a week. Hosting up to 200 guests, the split indoor/outdoor space has been thoughtfully designed by QT’s longstanding Public Space Designer, Nic Graham, featuring an iconic West Australia palette, energetic décor and hand-painted artwork depicting cocktail culture, with a musical soundtrack curated by QT’s Creative Music Director, Andrew Lewis. The Rooftop at QT is also available for private events. The creative...

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney set to debut at 1 Martin Place in October 2019

The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has today announced that as of 18 October 2019, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be responsible for the management of the hotel located at 1 Martin Place, currently The Westin Sydney.  The hotel will be re-branded The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. 1 Martin Place forms the southern face of Martin Place, a bustling pedestrian boulevard and public gathering place located in the civic heart of Sydney’s CBD. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts presently owns and operates two award-winning hotels in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (opened in 2001) and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened in 2010). Both...

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Explore Australia’s Largest and Undiscovered Fringing Reef

Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s where the best marine encounters in the world are part of everyday life. Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, along the stunning Coral Coast, is one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Jump on a two-hour flight from Western Australia’s capital city of Perth or opt for an extraordinary 750-mile road trip to pull on your snorkel gear and step into the bluest waters...

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Fairline Yachts releases first images of new 2018 48-foot range

Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, releases the first images of its 2018 48-foot range following a recent photoshoot in Sydney, Australia. Reinforcing Fairline’s position as a truly global brand, this is the first time the British boat builder has shot its main campaign imagery in Australia. The move comes as Fairline’s Australian dealer recently took delivery of the full range of models, comprising of the Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48. The images were expertly shot by Miami based photographer Charl Jordaan of Yachting Image, who captured not only these stunning yachts but also the...

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New still is just the tonic for island gin producer

Article originally published by The Leads South Australia and republished with permission. ONE of Australia’s first dedicated gin distilleries will begin ramping up production in the next few weeks following the arrival of a new still. Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), located on a pristine island off the coast of South Australia, has taken delivery of a 300-litre pot still and hopes it will eventually allow the business to increase production by up to 10 fold. KIS was established in 2005 by Jon and Sarah Lark and has just produced its 500th batch of its original Wild Gin in its...

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Chef Damien Jones of Lydiard in Ballarat

While visiting Ballarat, I had dinner at the Lydiard Wine Bar, winner of a number of Golden Plate Awards, with Head Chef Damien Jones in the kitchen. After dinner, there was time for a brief interview, during which he shared one of his favorite recipes, salad of pomelo and prawns with lemongrass. The featured image is just one of the dishes I enjoyed at Lydiard during my visit. Maralyn: How did you get started? Damien: I always knew I wanted to be a Chef and I consider myself lucky that I when I applied for my first job (at only...

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