Freycinet Lodge spreads discretely over a few hectares inside the Freycinet National Park.
Jim Darby is a print production producer for Traveller.
The pavilions are so cleverly conceived, guests couldn't be blamed for just staying put.
The good news is that an after-ski drink goes down just as well here as it does anywhere else on the snow-capped earth.
In a stand-off for number one natural feature, what are you backing?
Country-style landscape and friendliness with city-style service and quality in the food and accommodation.
The renovation of the house can't be faulted, but it's the quality of the 2000-plus square metres of gardens that really puts the Old Rectory on another plane.
These Australasian mountain drives offer spectacular views of lush forests and stunning rocky peaks.
It's time to acknowledge the best of our snow resorts.
Take your pick of pool or beach.
This tasty stretch of coast has been overshadowed by its glamorous neighbours for too long.
Visitors to the Snowies can choose from high wilderness adventures to gourmet dining.
Falls Creek's backcountry programs are getting skiers off the beaten lift tracks, writes Jim Darby.
The hill tribes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and with different pursuits in mind. The snow is their common commodity, but they split into packs when it comes to the ways they use it.
Jim Darby finds an appetite for some sweet and dry powder snow off-piste in Canada.
In the glamorous heart of Sydney, Jim Darby finds his inner celebrity.