If your dream destination is filled with deserted islands and stretches of fine white sand leading the way to clear, warm, azure waters, then search no further than Lizard Island, a secluded luxury resort in tropical Queensland. Its home is the Great Barrier Reef, the magnificent National Park known internationally for its abundant marine life and protected coral reefs.
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Emirates flies 16 times daily to Dubai from a choice of six UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 140 destinations. Onboard, passengers can enjoy world-class service, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and up to 1,800 channels of the latest award-winning entertainment – plus phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat.Find out more
The laid back vibe in New Zealand never escapes me… it’s my ‘zen place’. The landscape is so incredibly beautiful, and seeing the influences of Maori culture and the ‘Ta Moko’ – the patterns and designs are fascinating. Across the water in Australia you just have so many things to see and do – with natural wonders and world-class architectural examples around every corner, the colours and textures are just breathtaking.
The fine dining of Sydney and Melbourne is world-class. Slick harbourside restaurants in Sydney Harbour serve sensational shellfish like Sydney rock oysters and sea pearls. The small crustaceans called marrons are delicate and flavoursome. Huge pan-Asian influences, fusion dishes, fish or seafood ceviche, sushi, laksa, Asian chilli and miso flavours. Tasmanian waters famous for its wild abalone. The outback kangaroo steaks on the grill under the stars is a traditional Aussie backyard ‘barbie’.