The Tailor Blog
The Tailor blog is a fortnightly travel feature focusing on current trends in the luxury Australian Travel Industry. It is written by Mark Chipperfield, the Media & Content Manager at The Tailor.
The Magnificent Seven (Australian Guides)
Australia is a destination brimming with amazing landscapes and life-changing adventures, but unlocking the continent’s secrets requires a special type of guide.
The Tailor’s Big Five of Australia
If you want to provoke a heated debate at your next dinner party just ask anyone who has travelled in Australia to name their Top Five experiences Down Under.
Our Ultimate Sydney
Recently voted “the world’s friendliest city” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Sydney is also in the running as Australia’s most glamorous city.
Rachel’s Review – qualia and Lizard Island
Leaving the autumn and winter chill of New South Wales, my next stop was Queensland and her islands; Hamilton and Lizard.
Rachel’s Review – Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
From sunshine, sandy shores and incredible marine life it was time for me to put my jumper, socks and boots back on and head south to experience slightly more traditional winter elements.
Rachel’s Review – Sydney, Park Hyatt and Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa
No visit to Australia seems to be complete without a visit to Sydney so this was a natural place to start. Having visited countless times, it still never fails to impress.
Lake Eyre & Innamincka
You’d have to be deep down in a dry cave not to know that it’s been raining hard in Queensland. In the week ending 9 February 2012, parts of Central Queensland recorded between 150-20mm of rainfall.
Ultimate Bucket List
With over 100 years of knowledge, the team at The Tailor have sat down together and have come up with their ‘Ultimate Bucket list’ for your must see and do Australian travel experiences!
Top 5 Private Guides in Australia
The key to any great experience is a great guide; a truly great guide will make the seemingly simple come to life. The best guides make you feel an instant affinity with them and welcome you like an old friend and put you at ease from the moment you meet them.
Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure
When Tourism Australia designed the adventure for Oprah in Australia, I am certain they thought we have to show Oprah experiences that will leave her with a sense of awe! Experiences that are uniquely Australian and no matter where she went in the world she could only do this in Australia.
Top 5 Outback Lodges
To me it’s all about the people and the experience. I am not so much concerned with gold taps and chandeliers! I want to walk away from an Outback stay saying that was truly incredible and I would only find that in Australia!
5 best lodges in Australia
This is a very tough choice as there are so many great Lodges in Australia today. After sending to travellers to Australia’s finest lodges for the last 13 years I am going to list my top 5, based on a criteria of consistently outstanding customer feedback and what I believe displays Australia at its finest.
5 best lodges on Great Barrier Reef Islands
I love the Great Barrier Reef, every time you see it from the air you have to marvel at its size and beauty. There is a special feeling when you land in the tropics of northern Queensland and see the mango trees, sugar cane, palm trees and thick tropical rainforest.