Cheap flights and how to find them

Everybody wants to find cheap flights or even just a good value flight to suit their itinerary, so what is the key to finding cheap flights?

Like anything, the key to getting value for money is knowing what something is worth and the way to learn that is to research.

But, with a myriad of options available, where do you start?

Well, of course you should start your search for cheap flights at the beginning … Continue reading

Hamilton Island series: Daydream Island and Airlie Beach, Queensland

I am on Hamilton Island, sharing a long weekend visit with a work friend.  We have had a great time exploring the island.   

Today we are going to leave Hamilton Island and head out to visit a neighbouring island called Daydream Island. 

After a brief visit to Daydream Island we will take a ferry to Airlie Beach before heading back to Hamilton Island

Why leave our perfect island for another perfect island?

I guess because the islands are so relatively close, and because we can… so we do… and to see what the neighbours are up to of course.

So many islands, these whitsunday islands are amazing… and did I mention spectacular? Continue reading

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to City – 2 luxury options

Helicopter

Only recently opened, Melbourne Airport now provides the ultimate airport shuttle to Melbourne CBD via the Heli-Express helicopter service run by Air Melbourne.

This is a shuttle service with a difference and the cost for such luxury express one way journey is $274 (per person).

Travel time from Melbourne Airport departure point is 6 minutes. Requiring pre-booking, the departure point is located at the Mercedes-Benz Airport Express dealership at Melbourne Airport. A valet pick up service is offered for clients arriving into Melbourne Airport for delivery to the Heli-Express service into Melbourne CBD.

The arrival location is South Wharf heliport on the Yarra River at 60 Siddeley Street, Melbourne. It is here that you will await your connecting vehicle to the CBD or your final destination. For more information visit their website http://www.airmelbourne.com.au/.

Limousine

A limousine is a luxury sedan or saloon car, generally driven by a driver or chauffeur.

Limousine services allow you to pre-book your transfer from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD or your final destination. Your limousine driver will often collect you from the airport arrivals area and may hold a sign indicating the booking name.

The cost for an airport to CBD transfer is approximately $70 and will take about 30 minutes from collection.

With many companies providing this service, you are unlimited in terms of accessibility to this type of service.

Drop off location is usually pre-arranged at the time of booking.
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Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to City – 3 best transfer options

Melbourne's Yarra River, Arts Centre and Eureka TowerArriving into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport will bring you to within 20 kilometres north of the Melbourne city centre and the heart of Melbourne, Victoria.

The 3 best transfer options available from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne’s city centre or Central Business District (“CBD”) are all available conveniently from Tullamarine Airport’s ground floor level, on exiting the baggage collection area. Continue reading

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Victoria

Typical isle in the Queen Victoria Market

Typical isle in the Queen Victoria Market

Today Alex and I are visitng Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Market, located at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Victoria Street since 1878. 

We are taking Alex’s mum out for the day for a bit of retail therapy and given the market is spread over 2 city blocks, there should be enought to look at. 

Today is also a Turkish Pazar at the Queen Victoria Market.  This means there is a selection of Turkish foods and wares available to buy.

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Love a good steak? City Grill Room, Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne – Review

City Grill Room right this way

City Grill Room right this way

So last Wednesday night I was invited to a steakhouse with 4 girlfriends from work. 

To be more specific, I was invited to the City Grill Room located at 535 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. 

Well… let me tell you…. the meal smelt so delicious when it arrived at our table that I forgot to take a photo of it… DOH!  Continue reading