It's the same size as the MCG, the waves are all perfectly formed, there are no rips and no sharks.
With an eye always out for great street eats and the dream bargain, travel writer Belinda Jackson hunts down the best travel deals for Sunday Traveller each week. She has a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets.
You can't beat Malaysian street food for taste, variety and excitement.
Travelling across the country? Make sure you pack a sat nav, lots of water and common sense.
A note for your own security: always use Uber or its Middle Eastern equivalent, Careem.
Sick of sterile digs? Kick back with some old-time Malaysia flavour with a modern twist.
Adapting to higher altitudes takes careful planning.
Visitors are surprised at how good Dubai's beaches are.
The Marlborough region is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
Five tips on how to visit Egypt's pyramids without the touts and crowds.
Explorer history, hearty food and cormorants disguised as penguins are just some of the treats in this subpolar city.
One year in Noumea has turned into 25 for this expat.
To experience the Camino - first listen to your heart.
Watching masses of animals move as one is an unforgettable spectacle.
Don't miss the Fijian version of ceviche, but it might be wise to give a kava session the miss.
Dubai's Terminal 2 is not pretty, but it does the job.