We asked a wide array of locals in varied destinations across the globe – everyone from hotel owners to concierges to authors to museum curators to floral designers and more – to share their insights and tips on the places we Australians can’t wait to get back to or visit for the first time once some semblance of normal returns to our lives. Here, you’ll find all their tips curated into 107 Insider Guides to help you start dreaming and planning for a return to travel. Are you ready to get out there and see the world again? Read the below to begin.
Insider travel guides
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2 FREE days for every 5 days of Camper rental
Your New Zealand road trip just got cheaper! Pay for 5 and get 7 when you hire an Apollo camper from Christchurch or Auckland this winter. Book soon to score free days! It’s time to explore NZ with Apollo.
Luxury Lodge Stay in Rotorua
Begin and end your day in total tranquillity immersed in pristine New Zealand wilderness at your doorstep, your stay at Treetops promises to replenish and restore.
- Pre-dinner drink and canapes each evening
- Famed Estate to Plate degustation five course dining each evening
- Full breakfast daily
Sunrise Sip and Soak at Beachside Hot Pools
Sunrise soak at New Brighton’s famous seaside hot pools for $59pp, with complimentary drink and a comfy robe to wear.
- Sunrise soak at a beach
- Complimentary drink
- Guided meditation
Save 15% off with Intrepid on your next trip to Utah
Utah is a land of sheer magnitude—soaring peaks, red rock cliffs, and endless vistas. But it’s also a land of small, beautiful details—petroglyphs, wildflowers and windswept layers. But without slowing down, they can be easy to miss. Take the time to connect with it all on your next road trip.
Win a trip for two in Antarctica worth over $20,000!
Sail to the frozen continent aboard the state-of-the-art MS Fridtjof Nansen. Spend your days searching for wildlife such as penguins, seals, whales and birds and join informative lectures. Valued at over $20,000!
- Expert Expedition team
- Ice-cruising and landings
- The Expert Expedition Team will deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
Experience the premium Air Canada Signature Suite
Connect through Vancouver International Airport and eligible travellers will enjoy an intimate setting at the Air Canada Signature Suite, providing premium amenities and award-winning hospitality.
- A-la-carte dining
- Premium wine and spirits
- Contemporary design
Scenic’s 2022 Grand Opening Sale
Embrace your Love to Travel in 2022 on a Luxury Land Journey in North America. Plan your 2022 holiday now and save up to $2,000*pc.
- Escorted group journeys
- 36 years’ experience
- Expert Tour Director
The Place to Be Safe and Sound at Centara
Enjoy savings of up to 40% across Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Maldives with Centara The Place to Be offer.
- Up to 30% off
- Plus 15% off for members
- Up to 2 children stay and play for free
The brand-new Sylvia Earle: inaugural voyage up to 20% off
Enjoy up to 20% off the inaugural voyage on Aurora Expeditions’ new Sylvia Earle vessel, travelling to the wildlife havens of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Transfers, accommodation, all meals, Zodiac excursions and more.
The best places to travel in 2021
Need more inspiration? From a curated list of all the hottest destinations to travel to in 2021 to more in depth guides and listicles on some of our favourite destinations around the world; keep reading to start planning your next trip.
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