This guide to the latest in dining, accommodation and activities options will have you longing for an unforgettable holiday here this year. So get reading and get inspired for your next holiday, whether it be a couples getaway, a solo sojourn or a whole family affair!
Luxury Beachfront Pavilion Suites - Whitsundays, Queensland
If beachfront bliss sounds like your ideal holiday then you're in for a real treat. The Whitsundays InterContinental Hayman Island Resort welcomes has unveiled a collection of 12 ultra-luxury, adults-only Beachfront Pavilion suites. Each suite features a spacious bedroom and separate living area, with an outdoor balcony that spills out to your own private heated plunge pool. Add a dedicated My Concierge service to tailor every moment to your stay just as your heart desires and you have the definition of beachside luxury.
Amedeus: Primo Atto - Sydney Opera House, New South Wales
The Sydney Opera House turns 50 in 2023 and everyone's invited! With the launch of a brand-new, all-inclusive dining experience - Amadeus: Primo Atto - settle in for an unforgettable evening of elegance and opulence. Primo Atto - Itialian for 'first act' - begins with a private guided tour of the Opera House, followed by a three-course dinner with paired wines set in an intimate and stunning space. And the grand finale - premium seats to witness the spectacle of the Amadeus production. If you're heading to Sydney in January, this is an experience you won’t forget.
Cielo Tearoom and Patisserie – Adelaide, South Australia
South Australia's culinary playground has long been a hot spot on the foodie map. The latest edition to the scene will have you wrapped up in warm fuzzies and sugary reminiscence, particularly if you're known for your sweet tooth. As a nod to the Adelaide Arcade's historic tea rooms, Cielo Tearoom and Patisserie is the perfect setting to indulge in delicious delicacies and Chilean-inspired artisan tea. It was such moments of warmth and bonding with her grandmother that sparked the inspiration behind 23-year-old pastry chef Chaveli Goya's business venture. And the crisp white walls provide the perfect backdrop to let the quiet conversation and divine pastries glow. Make sure to put this little gem on the map when next in Adelaide.
Indigenous Art Experience – The Red Centre, Northern Territory
In the spectacular Red Centre, esteemed Aboriginal artists Marie Ryder and Kevin Bird offer a new opportunity to learn about their history and culture through an immersive art experience, Ayeye Atyenhe Art. During this 90-minute Indigenous Australian art workshop, Marie and Kevin will share their connection to Country in Central Australia and invite you to create your own piece of art. If you're feeling particularly bold, they also offer the opportunity to have your own personal life or business story painted by an Aboriginal artist, using a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques. Talk about the ultimate souvenir!
Renewed Resorts - Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Within one of the most ancient landscapes of the world sits Kings Canyon Resort and Glen Helen Lodge. While neither are new accommodation offerings, their recent refurbishments worth $40 million are certain to attract new and returning visitors. The updates include freshly refurbished rooms, new powered sites for caravanning and camping, an enhanced restaurant deck overlooking a breathtaking cliffscape at Glen Helen Lodge and much more! Also not to miss is the ‘Under a Desert Moon’ dining experience at Kings Canyon Resort, showcasing a brand new menu celebrating the Outback, perfect for enjoying under a canopy of stars.
Luxury Sailing Experience – The Kimberley, Western Australia
Those who’ve longed to experience Western Australia's spectacular Kimberley coast can now do exactly that in a remarkable new way, aboard the luxurious Le Ponant. Coming to Australian shores for the first time in 2023, this majestic three-masted yacht, with elegant lines and an intimate atmosphere for only 32 guests, is redefining barefoot luxury expeditions. A crew to guest ratio of more than 1 to 1 and an expedition staff to guest ratio of 1 to 8 combine to provide a boutique Kimberley expedition experience that is as enriching as it is exclusive.
You don’t need to go overseas to experience a world-class holiday. The range of unique destinations here on our home soil is expanding every day and the addition of these new and exciting tourism offerings is bound to spark your senses and your sense of adventure!