Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Did you know the Tamar Valley wine region is the oldest wine-producing region in Australia? With more than thirty cellar doors spread over 170 km, the Tamar Valley produces 40% of Tasmanian wines. We have been enjoying these elegant, cool climate wines so much we are...
Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali Accommodation Review

Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali Accommodation Review

The Nirwana Pan Pacific Bali has been designed as an all inclusive destination. Everything is available for guests to enjoy an indulgent relaxing holiday, without the need to leave this picturesque property. The resort is set on 103 hectares of gently undulating...
5 Barossa Wineries Where You Can Taste a Top Drop

5 Barossa Wineries Where You Can Taste a Top Drop

As you may have guessed from my recent stories on the Barossa Valley I love South Australian wines. Mr GG and I make a point of booking a Gourmet Getaway to Adelaide periodically to explore this region. In the past, we have booked an Adelaide hotel and taken side...
The Gypsy Cottage

The Gypsy Cottage

Tucked away in the hinterland west of the Gold Coast and Brisbane is a quaint little village by the name of Rosewood. Although the village is full of yesteryear charm it was our stay at the nearby Gypsy Cottage that had me excited.  I had seen the most gorgeous images...
Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

Rae’s On Watego’s – Byron Bay Nostalgia

During our recent trip to Australia, I had the pleasure of enjoying some of the East Coast’s most gorgeous luxury resorts and restaurants.  Our trip had been planned to highlight some of the more interesting luxury options for readers wanting a gourmet getaway....
Cafe Elan High Tea & Day Spa

Cafe Elan High Tea & Day Spa

Chateau Elan is my idea of the perfect romantic getaway. The 5 star luxury property is located in the Hunter Valley and surrounded by established vineyards. Rather than wine tasting, I have organised a day of pampering for hubby and myself. Our day started at 8.30am...
Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan – Hunter Valley

As we meandered our way through the Vintage Estate, in Pokolbin, we passed by the most perfectly manicure lawn and gardens. Mr GG and I were on our way to Chateau Elan, a prestigious 5 star, luxury property in the Hunter Valley.  The tranquility of the tree lined golf...
Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent – Hunter Valley

Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley is an easy 2 hour drive from Sydney and makes a beautiful base to explore the local vineyards. As the name suggests, the building started life as a convent, and housed the Brigidine nuns. The convent was built in 1909 and at that...
Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania, goodbye Tassie! Nothing beats cruising! The lure of the ocean is obviously in my blood.  Just boarding Spirit of Tasmania I felt a wave of relaxation wash over my body.  Our holiday had begun. The luxury of our romantic suite signaled the...
Bruny Island Accommodation – Adventure Bay Retreat

Bruny Island Accommodation – Adventure Bay Retreat

After a full day on a self guided Bruny Island Tasting Tour, hubby and I were looking forward to checking into our Bruny Island accommodation for a little rest and relaxation.  Bruny Island accommodation consists mainly of self contained, self catering guest houses. ...
Perfect Weekend in Perth

Perfect Weekend in Perth

I’m dreaming of my perfect weekend in Perth. I am sure this is no surprise to regular readers.  I have often mentioned on Gourmet Getaways that I would like to schedule another trip to Perth this year. As the year moves forward I have become a little more serious...
The Spirit of Tasmania – A Real Travellers Review

The Spirit of Tasmania – A Real Travellers Review

The Spirit of Tasmania – “Sea the Difference” From the moment you drive onto Spirit of Tasmania, you know your Tassie holiday has truly begun.  There are no taxi’s to the airport, parking issues or queuing for check in to deal with, simply drive...