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The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

The 5 Best Restaurants in Sydney

A diversity of international influence and a pride for Australia’s abundance of outstanding produce have come together to provide Sydney with a wealth of exceptional restaurants. Each featured by the Australian Good Food Guide, which gives recognition to the dining venues that go the extra mile, these are the five best restaurants in Sydney. Sepia Restaurant In its privileged Darling […]

Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia

Beach House In the Whitsundays, an archipelago of 74 islands off the north-east coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef teems with marine life, the sand is powder white and rainforest cloaks the land. Qualia (which means ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’ in Latin) sits on the northern shores of Hamilton Island. On the northern tip, the two-bedroom Beach […]

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lidgbird Pavilion The pavilion is part of an exclusive nine-suite complex. The spacious upper-floor bedroom, complete with wraparound veranda, has stupendous views of the lagoon and Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird. Lounging decks, a private plunge pool and a freestanding Lotus bath beneath a frangipani tree add to the sense of idyllic seclusion. From $1,400  lordhowe.com

Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia

Osprey Pavilion Acclaimed as Australia’s version of the Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is an untouched wilderness of rugged coast, wild ocean, white beaches and starry skies. At this sophisticated outpost, the curved Osprey Pavilion is the premium choice for the ocean views alone. From the hand sculpted granite bathtub in the open bathroom, guests can look straight out to the horizon. […]

Top Luxury Offerings in Western Australia: Luxury Experiences/Tours

From private air tours to luxury outback experiences, Western Australia offers unforgettable experiences to travelers who are seeking adventure and  luxury. Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River Walk into Luxury will offer visitors a new option to the Margaret River wine region offering an extraordinary experience on the Cape to Cape track with all the amenities. Walk into Luxury is […]

Australia with Swain Destinations

Australia quickly found itself high in the global luxury travelers consciousness not long after winning its first America’s Cup in 1983. Recognizing a need for expert advise and native knowledge, Ian Swain, a so-called “true-blue-Aussie” himself, along with his wife Linda Swain, founded Swain Destinations. Twenty-seven years since conceiving the first fully customized destination experiences, there are more luxury options […]

Australian Air

Qantas continues to provide exceptional VIP customer service as the Australian flag carrier (just ask Taylor Swift, who is using the airline exclusively for her upcoming tour down under). Several new innovations in first-class service may just drive Qantas’s popularity with elite travelers into over drive, however. A new Select on Q-Eat program lets passengers pre-order their meals quickly and […]