He could just about 'weep' with appreciation for its pristine, uncrowded beauty. And then there are the fish.
There's a scarcity of world-class restaurants on these shores that combine this calibre of fine dining while offering superior accommodation in a beautifully bucolic setting.
TripAdvisor named the Ovolo Woolloomooloo the No.1 hotel in Australia in its 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards.
A perfect marriage of fine food and well-located accommodation.
Cabin fever is suddenly very cool.
One of the oldest five-star hotels in the country, it's good to see the Wentworth keeping pace with its newer rivals.
As a base for families or groups, the Sofitel is hard to beat.
Bendigo, it seems, is big enough to have a spread of good eating and attractions, but still small enough to offer old-fashioned country hospitality.
Stick this in Thailand or Bali, and Australians would be fighting over themselves to get here.
One of Port Stephens' premier resorts has put on a fresh face.
Supreme convenience and great food, coupled with industrial-chic design and super comfortable beds.
With dwarf palm trees edging the pool and cane chairs dangling from the veranda, the place seems to murmur "oasis".