Australia

This island, continent and country, is a dynamic destination that is both culturally and geographically diverse. The land down under is a mixture of cosmopolitan culture and Aboriginal traditions, with nearly all of the country's population living within 50 miles of the coastline.

GREAT FOR

Beaches, Food, Cities, Adventure

WHEN TO GO

You'll want to prepare a jacket if you're visiting the country in between July and August, which is mid-winter. Generally, the hottest months are November through March, during the country's summer.

Brisbane Might Be Australia’s New Coolest City

A flourish of hip new hotels, dining spots and micro-bars sees Queensland’s once-dismissed capital on course to become one of Australia’s coolest cities.

Stay Close To The Action At These Entertainment-Focused Hotels

Catch a Broadway show, do some luxury shopping, party all night—or all of the above.

Drone Footage Captures More Than 64,000 Turtles Near the Great Barrier Reef

The mesmerizing aerial footage shows the sea turtles swimming along the Great Barrier Reef towards the shores of North Queensland to lay eggs.

You’ll Want To Book These Places For Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play is no way to do business travel. Mix up your next corporate trip with rooftop cocktails, sightseeing or soaking up the sun.

Tourism Australia has Absolutely Nailed Their Newest Campaign Video

Amidst a global pandemic, Tourism Australia effectively encourages us to stay in, but also reminds us of the world that awaits.

What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

Reasons to Travel in March

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

The Bailey, Cairns

Far North Queensland got a whole lot hipper in the last 12 months. The second of three luxury Crystalbrook Collection hotels to open in Cairns, The Bailey (creative sibling to The Riley) is a bold celebration of art and originality.

The Fullerton Sydney

Housed in the former General Post Office (“GPO,” first opened in 1874, at No. 1 Martin Place), Fullerton merges grandiose heritage architecture with contemporary culinary, art and cultural experiences, giving guests the opportunity to explore Sydney past and present.

The Fantauzzo

The latest installment of one of the country’s most exciting boutique hotel brands, this homage to award-winning Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo offers six floors of appropriately art-filled spaces.

Visiting Byron Bay? Check Out This Chic, Local-Is-Best Nest

A launch pad for Mullum’s hip cafés, the destination Kiva Spa and the bush trails of Nightcap National Park (part of the UNESCO-listed Gondwana rainforests), Blackbird Byron makes a compelling case for hyper-local travel.

Where Coral is King: Cruising the Atolls of the Rowley Shoals

In Western Australia, the little-known atolls of the Rowley Shoals have not only somehow escaped coral bleaching, but are thriving in defiance of global trends.

3 Reasons to Travel in September

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

5 Private-Jet Tours Worth Saving Up For

First class isn’t the only way to fly. How about flatbeds, chefs and your own crew on one-of-a-kind trips that let you skip the customs line? Private-jet tours are taking well-heeled travelers for the most luxurious cultural exchanges.

QT Perth

Moments from Swan River in Perth’s revitalized CBD, this new urban hotel makes an ideal base for suits who don’t like to sacrifice on style.

Ovolo Incholm

Nothing is more evident of Brisbane’s breezy renaissance than this new-look boutique stay in Incholm in the heart of the city. The hotel, rebranded last year to Ovolo Incholm after a complete makeover, marries eclectic Art-Deco interiors reflective of the building’s 1930s heritage with next-gen perks to entice modern travelers.

Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

With just seven suites and two luxury penthouses, this newly revamped escape feels like it leapt off the pages of a romance novel.

United Places Botanic Gardens

Stymied by the city’s lackluster options when trying to book a room for a friend, developer Darren Rubenstein decided to take action.

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

These Are Our Favorite Business Hotels Around Asia

Traveling on the job doesn’t have to be boxy and boring. These upscale hotels do the hard work for you, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings.

A Hotel Scene: Where Old Meets New in Sydney

In recent years, developers have been converting a string of historic structures into imaginative lodgings.

Three Ways To Experience Sydney By Boat

There are more than 70 beaches bordering both the Pacific and Sydney Harbour, from the world-famous Bondi to the lesser-known Lady Martins. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t actually get out on the water— and take full advantage of the city’s idyllic setting.

How to Pub-Crawl Like a Local in Sydney

Millers Point, a dockworker enclave that dates from the early 1900s, is a character-filled neighborhood best explored by touring its bars.

Melting Pot Sydney Cooks Authentic and Nouveau Asian with Aplomb

In Australia, immigration, largely from Asia, is a hot-button issue. What isn’t in contention: the Asian culinary culture here flourishes.

Art at the Edge of the World

Sydney is in the midst of a cultural renaissance, with a booming contemporary art and festival scene that could rival any on the global stage. Tony Perrottet explores the creative side of Australia’s iconic city by the sea. Plus, where to stay, eat and drink right now.

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

This inspirational underwater tour explores the Indigenous ties to the Great Barrier Reef

Adventure group Experience Co’s Indigenous rangers tell the creation stories that were passed down to them from First Nation land and sea owners.

These 6 Secret Beaches in Australia Are an Escape from the Crowds

Flaunting 60,000 kilometers of sun-kissed coast, Australia is awash in beaches. Those in the know don’t need to share the sand.

Perth Coming of Age

On the shore of Western Australia, once-sleepy Perth is coming of age as a new culinary and creative destination.

3 Cozy Australian Hotels with Big Perks

Across Australia, compact quarters among the great outdoors are sometimes the coziest way to spend a weekend. Eloise Basuki uncovers a few tiny hotels offering big experiences.