15 hot tips for 48 hours on the Gold Coast

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5 of Hobart’s best foodie hotspots

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An insider’s guide to Mudgee

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No destination in Australia does holiday apartments better than the Gold Coast. There are sooooo many to choose from! But with all those properties at your booking fingertips, how do you narrow it down to the very best option? Well, I can’t confess to having tried them all, but I can vouch for the awesomeness …

Eating and drinking is my favourite hobby. So, it’s no coincidence the foodie heaven of Hobart is my favourite capital city for a gourmet getaway. In fact, I’ve visited the Apple Isle capital seven times now and I’m yet to have a bad meal! I’m sharing my five absolute must-dos for any Hobart visit. 1. …

Mudgee, NSW, is one of Australia’s most delicious destinations. It’s home to fantastic wineries, incredible restaurants, and amazing farmers’ markets, as well as stunning scenery and beautiful heritage buildings – all just a 3.5hr drive from Sydney. It’s also a finalist in our Festival of Wot competition, with a chance to win its very own …

Not only is Sydney-based Lorraine Murphy an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author, she also recently survived and thrived on a 20-hour journey home from Ireland with an 18-month-old. Solo! And it wasn’t even her bub’s first big trip. So she’s pretty much our new hero and we couldn’t think of anyone better to share their …

Confession time. I’ve been travelling to Brisbane for work trips for over eight years, but not once have I stayed on for the weekend. A cheeky road trip to Byron Bay? Yes. A few days on the Gold Coast? You bet. A couple of leisure days in the Queensland capital? Umm, not so much. What …

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Here’s your guide to a weekend to remember in South Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley. 1. Know your Aussie wine regions before you go. It might sound obvious to passionate wine lovers, but if you’re travelling to the Barossa in the hope of sampling a whole lot …

Aussies have long had a love affair with Bali, but there’s a new hot spot to hit up. Touted as ‘the new Seminyak’, Canggu is where it’s at and I’m here to tell you why COMO Uma Canggu, located on Bali’s South-West Coast, is where you need to stay. COMO Uma Canggu combines sophisticated luxury …

If you’re travelling to Adelaide soon, the Mayfair Hotel is THE place to rest your head for the night. Here are 18 reasons why. 1. It’s highly recommended. With a 4.8-out-of-5 rating from verified Wotif travellers, you can rest easy knowing this 13-storey, 170-room hotel is a proven crowd-pleaser. 2. Old meets new. Opened in …

One of the best things about my job as Managing Editor of the Wotif Insider blog is discovering and sharing seriously great hotel finds with our readers. And you should know my recommendations don’t come lightly. I’m only willing to shout about the sort of travel discoveries I’d pass onto my friends, family and colleagues …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …