Top 5 Australian Vineyards by Private Jet

Top 5 Australian Vineyards by Private Jet

A guide to Australia’s top 5 wine regions to travel to by private jet Throughout the year, Australia produces over one billion litres of wine. With that said, the month of May welcomes the return of the wonderful annual celebration of Aussie Wine Month, hosted Down Under. The four week long Continue reading

Designer Bling for High Rolling Jupiters Casino!

Designer Bling for High Rolling Jupiters Casino!

As temperatures cool in the southern states, Queensland gets just a little bit hotter with the $345 million refurbishment of Jupiters Casino. The new look Jupiter's is sure to entice everyone!  The pure opulence and romance will lure Newly Weds, "Babymooners" and Romantics. High roller's can Continue reading

Rustys Market Cairns w Mercure Harbourside Chef

Rustys Market Cairns w Mercure Harbourside Chef

One of the first things I do when I visiting a destination is take a stroll through the local market.  It's a great way to get the palate and mind prepared for the flavours to come. Rustys Market Cairns has been operating since 1975 and has more than 180 stalls. Gourmet Getaways was invited Continue reading

Grubs Trike Tours Cairns

Grubs Trike Tours Cairns

It was a beautiful sunny Cairns morning.  Mr GG and I were sitting in the Shangri-La reception when we heard "Grub" roar into the carpark on his gleaming trike.  He pulled up and sounded the distinctive horn. It was a noise that I will remember forever. The horn and his laugh every time he opened Continue reading

Tigerair – Affordable Air Travel

Tigerair – Affordable Air Travel

Tigerair, affordable travel for all! The arrival of Tigerair to Australia in 2007 has certainly changed the air travel landscape. Gone are the days of ridiculously overpriced routes. The "new" airlines were finally here to keep the competition honest! Do you remember the days when we had just Continue reading

The Big Day Out 2014 – Gold Coast

The Big Day Out 2014 – Gold Coast

Another great year for the Big Day Out! First stop was New Zealand on the 17th January, then it was the Gold Coasts turn to welcome the festival. A Big Day Out road trip was in order for Gourmet Getaways. Yes it's a good 4 hour drive each way from Coffs Harbour and then a jam packed day of Continue reading

Caffe Republic on Hedges – Mermaid Beach

Caffe Republic on Hedges – Mermaid Beach

Cafe Republic -Mermaid Beach I could really get used to breakfasting at the beach with food and weather this good! The Gold Coast has such a relaxed feeling. Cafe republic is located in a quiet street across the road from mermaid beach surf club and a shaded park with play equipment for the Continue reading

Mosman Gorge – Wordless Wednesday

Mosman Gorge – Wordless Wednesday

I know the idea of Wordless Wednesday is that I don't talk... but anyone who  knows me will know, that this is next to impossible. Wordless Wednesday is the perfect forum for me to showcase beautiful images from my travels prior to Gourmet Getaways. Here is a pictorial review of: Mosman Gorge Continue reading

Big Day Out Gold Coast 2013

Big Day Out Gold Coast 2013

Every Big Day Out starts this way for us. At home we print off a copy of the line up from the website and highlight the bands we want to see. We check to see if there are any band overlaps, and we roughly plan our day. In years past I have had huge internal struggles as I try to sort out which Continue reading

Cactus Republic Burrito & Tequila Bar – Southbank

Cactus Republic Burrito & Tequila Bar – Southbank

Here is a quick, little story to get you through hump day... I still find that expression strange. Not so long ago we had a family function in Brisbane. The following day a group of twelve family members including children decided to have a lunch at Southbank.  (I will tell you about that another Continue reading

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