There’s nothing cookie-cutter about travel in Australia, with city breaks, coastal escapes and outback adventures all jostling for a place on your holiday itinerary. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, the Gourmet Traveller Awards seeks out and celebrates the best hotels and destinations down under, from soothing spa retreats to life-changing Outback adventures – such as the one offered at luxe safari experience Longitude 131° by Voyages, pictured above.
Mr & Mrs Smith is on this year’s judging panel, but we’re keen to hear from you, too. Does Dan Hunter’s 10-course feast at the Royal Mail Hotel pip Alla Wolf-Tasker’s mod European fare at Lake House or Hugh Whitehouse’s tasting menu at Saffire in Freycinet Peninsula (right) as the ultimate foodie getaway? Is Kangaroo Island’s Southern Ocean Lodge or Qualia in the Great Barrier Reef your favourite luxury hideaway?
By voting in the awards, you’ll be entering into the draw to win a fantastic trip for two to Shanghai from Sydney, including five nights’ accommodation at Smith stay The Puli Hotel and Spa, a serene retreat in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
So get clicking and make sure your favourite travel experience gets the attention it deserves – entries close 6 May 2012.