Arbory Afloat Floating Bar Melbourne

Blink & You’ll Miss It: Melbourne’s pop up floating bar

It is shaping up to be a summer spent on the water. Well, at bars on the water, anyway. A few weeks ago I was tucking into fresh oysters and lobster rolls in Hell’s Kitchen on NYC’s Floating Lobster Shack, and back in Melbourne last weekend I was sipping on sparkling and rose on Melbourne’s first floating bar. Melbournians love a good trend, love a pop-up … Continue reading Blink & You’ll Miss It: Melbourne’s pop up floating bar

Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Where to eat and drink in Southbank Melbourne’s Southbank promenade stretches along the Yarra River, shaded by pretty plane trees that change with the season. It’s dotted with street performers and knocks your socks off with stellar views of the most striking city in Australia. Yep, Southbank sounds like the perfect tourist trap. A victim of its own success, Southbank has a reputation for overpriced … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Tasmania has built its reputation as a foodie destination on the back of hardworking salmon & oyster industries, distilleries and wineries. My first trip to the “Apple Isle” was to the capital, for a weekend of eating & drinking in Hobart. Salamanca Market The Salamanca Market is one of the biggest open-air markets in the world. Every Saturday, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, more than … Continue reading Quick Guide to Eating & Drinking in Hobart

Cocktails under the Sydney Opera House

It was a scorching summer’s day when we arrived in Sydney. We were staying in Glebe and the air in the busy, dusty street felt thick, so we made our first stop of our weekend somewhere much cooler – by the water in front of the Sydney Opera House, at Opera Bar. Naturally, drinks were overpriced, but this is to be expected: a) In Australia … Continue reading Cocktails under the Sydney Opera House

Manly Wine Bar, Sydney

Manly is Sydney’s sanctuary with more bars and beaches than you can poke a stick at. Accessible by the famous Manly ferry, this little slice of paradise is no secret. In fact, Shelly Beach, further down the end of the string of beaches, was rated #7 as Australia’s Top Travel Secrets by Australian Traveller, so it’s fair to say that the secret is out. We stopped … Continue reading Manly Wine Bar, Sydney