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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

chocolates assortment

The best chocolate shops in Melbourne

Chocolate is a soft spot for the vast majority of people, and Melbourne has a particularly fine selection of chocolatiers and cafes. There are endless things to do in Melbourne for first timers, but making time to sample some of the delicious treats deserves to be high up on your list. Below are just a few of the many fantastic chocolate shops in Melbourne that you’ll want to visit on a trip to th..

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Traditional Australian Damper

Experience 6 alternative Australian foods

There’s no doubting that Australia is a top gourmet destination – producing great food and wine alike. This is one of the many fantastic reasons to take a trip down under, with endless Australian cuisine to try and taste at every stop. As with every country, Australia does have its national favourites that aren’t necessarily gourmet, but are worth a try if you get the opportunity. Part of visiting..

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Clifton 4th Beach Cape Town South Africa Sunset

8 Cape Town restaurants the locals really love

Cape Town may have been in the news recently for its water shortages, but this amazing, vibrant city is as far from a culinary desert as you can imagine. In fact, it’s home to some of the most celebrated restaurants on the continent, making it a remarkable gastronomic as well as cultural destination during your tour of South Africa. Here are just a few of the cool places where the locals love to h..

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Winery in Barossa Valley Australia

6 experiences to savour in Australia’s sparkling Barossa Valley

With all the other attractions Australia has to offer, chances are you’ve never heard of Barossa Valley. However, given its prominence in Australia’s wine industry, there’s also a good chance you’ve savoured its lovely wines. You’ll find its remarkably picturesque landscape and unique culture – with a distinctive European influence and bags of character – equally appealing. In short, it’s a must w..

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flat white coffee cup melbourne australia

Melbourne’s Coffee culture – Tips on finding a great cup!

Voted as one of the top coffee cities in the world, Melbourne has taken the morning caffeine booster and made it an all-day drink for everyone to enjoy. Now considered the coffee capital of Australia, plenty of people are visiting this wonderful city simply to have a taste and experience what Melbourne does best. When visiting melbourne for the first time, having a taste of the Aussie’s favourite..

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barossa valley winery

Discover Barossa Valley – a Wine Lover’s Paradise

The Australians undoubtedly excel in the production of fine wine. So if you’re a true wine connoisseur, a visit to Barossa Valley (Australia’s Wine Country) could be the perfect way to spend a day on your amazing trip down under. (more…)..

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oyster new zealand sea food

Sensational seafood you have to treat your taste buds to in New Zealand

In most of our blog posts, we talk about the many exceptional sights and experiences on offer on a holiday to New Zealand. What we haven’t touched upon as much, but really should, is the exceptional food also on offer. When you’re enjoying a tour of New Zealand, it is important branch out and treat your taste buds to the appetising array of local cuisine that you won’t find served quite the same a..

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street food in new zealand

The top tastes of New Zealand’s street food craze

Food glorious food! Tasting new flavours and experimenting with local delicacies is what travelling is all about. Embark on an escorted tour of New Zealand and you won’t have to go far to find something to tantalise your taste buds. In fact, you might find some of the best gourmet discoveries right next to you in the street. (more…)..

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elbourne city skyline

Discover Melbourne’s rooftop culture and the city’s amazing skyline

On your Australia tour holiday it’s important to set aside some time to sit back, relax and have a well-earned rest (with a drink in your hand of course.) So when you arrive into the city of Melbourne and find yourself wondering where to go, all you need to do is look up. Hidden high in the sky are Melbourne’s fabulous rooftop bars, restaurants and cinemas. With supreme views and a relaxing atmosp..

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Tom McDonald Cellar at Church Road Winery, Taradale, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Top 10 souvenirs to bring home from New Zealand

So you’ve travelled across the world to experience New Zealand, you’ve voyaged on tours to some of the country’s most beautiful sites. Now it’s only natural to want to bring a little bit of New Zealand home with you, a souvenir or two to remember your trip by. Well, when it comes to deciding what souvenirs to buy in New Zealand, you have a great choice. But if you’d like to find something a little..

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