The Malaysian island of Penang has everything from endlessly tempting restaurants and hawkers’ stalls, to colourful street art, glitzy resorts and remnants of war.
The Barossa Valley’s latest attraction combines chocolate and wine in a sprawling new $5.5 million venue that takes inspiration from experiences offered in some of the world’s sweetest destinations.
The South Australian Government is inviting the public to run, ride or simply relax around the Myponga Reservoir this long weekend as it begins opening the gates to the natural beauty of our water catchments.
Whether you come to taste rarity wine as part of July’s Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers, or to experience the glow-in-the-dark Ghost Mushrooms that only appear in Mt Gambier’s forests during May or June, there’s plenty in this region to feed your curiosity throughout winter.
The Limestone Coast has a special kind of magic in the winter months. Down in this undiscovered part of SA, the locals are waiting to share rarity reds from their cellars, a unique landscape that blooms under grey skies, fireside chats in cosy cabins and pubs, and an emerging progressive food movement with intrepid travellers who make the picturesque journey from Adelaide.
Adelaide’s Sneaky Pickle, which has won a loyal following for its American barbecue food and recently opened a new 180-seat restaurant in Goodwood, has scored a spot in a book highlighting 80 of the world’s top food trucks.
Experiencing the natural beauty of the Australian outback doesn’t have to involve ‘roughing it’, as Amanda McInerney discovered on an excursion to sheep station turned tourism gem Rawnsley Park Station in the Flinders Ranges.
GALLERY: Life in Havana happens on the streets amid a mix of ‘colour, rubbish, beauty, smells and old relics’, according to Adelaide photographer Heidi Lewis, who has captured the Cuban capital in a new exhibition.
GALLERY: Australia’s Red Centre has been named alongside places such as the Scottish Highlands, Northern Peru, Russia’s Far East and the Catskills in the US in Lonely Planet’s new guide to the top travel destinations for 2019.
Gin may have a somewhat disreputable past, but the tale behind Cape Byron Distillery – nestled amid regenerated subtropical rainforest in northern New South Wales – is a total good-news story, writes Amanda McInerney.
From traditional Braai barbecues to spicy Cape Malay curries, seared springbok or wild ostrich carpaccio, South Africa has plenty to tempt travellers with an adventurous palate, writes Christine McGinn.