My balcony (and for that matter my bed) is overlooking the kilometre-long 'straight' on a brand new 7.7km GT circuit...
When one of the first things you see is the seafood leaping out of the ocean, you know you're in for some good meals.
As much as we'd like to think Australia is unique, most of our cities share their names with somewhere else in the world. They don't, however, tend to share too much else …
Underwater, parrot fish streak by clams while a maori wrasse stares, unimpressed.
A perfect marriage of fine food and well-located accommodation.
There's the 12 Apostles, of course, but also wildlife, whisky, ice-cream, bric-a-brac, gorgeous stays, charming hosts, history, wine ... and pizza.
Salami and fortified wines are two specialties in this Italian food bowl district.
One hectare is home to more species of flora and fauna than the forests of Europe and North America combined.
From its red-earth centre, to the lush tropical coastline of sandy beaches, Australia is a place of unique extraordinary beauty and a deep rich history. You can walk across the land with a traditional owner, camp under starlight in the desert, wine and dine in the Barossa Valley or take a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road. No place compares to this great southern land.