Every Journey Counts Blog - Australia & New Zealand

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Ponant family adventure in The Kimberley

Q: Darwin to Broome on a Ponant ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ experience sounds like a great way to discover some unspoilt land on and off the coast of Australia. Firstly, what made you choose this one and, now that you’re back, what has really stayed with you? Sally:  When someone says to me ‘how was it’,… Read more »

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Living it up at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

With a 29th wedding anniversary to celebrate, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand was an extraordinary choice for Executive Edge Co-founder and Head of Leisure, Yvonne Verstandig and her husband Alan. Outstanding accommodation, an abundance of winter activities, pampering spa treatments, locally sourced gastronomy and a stunning view by the seaside provided the… Read more »

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island is back, freshly renovated after the cyclone and reopened for business better than ever. Linda Cohen spent three days luxuriating in the most northern resort in tropical Queensland located directly ON the Great Barrier Reef. Q: What were your first impressions of this newly re-opened Great Barrier Reef classic? What better way to… Read more »

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat

From the moment my flight descends over the snow-capped mountains and lands at Queenstown airport, I sense I’m in for a treat. After a 45 minute scenic drive to Glenorchy, we arrive at our ‘home’ to Aro Hā where I will spend the next 5 days on their ‘Invigorate & Enrich Signature Winter Wellness Adventure.’… Read more »

Top 5 Lodges In New Zealand

In a country renowned for its luxurious lodges, you must have that extra something to stand out. One could actually properly see NZ through a tour of its intimate five-star lodges. But beware. These days it seems virtually everyone in NZ is opening a ‘lodge’ and I assure you that not all are temples of… Read more »

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Who would believe I would wish to rise at the crack of dawn while on holiday? This is how my ‘restful’ 5-day break at Gwinganna began each morning. Let me take you through a typical day at Gwinganna – a health retreat in Queensland I initially resisted but came to fully appreciate…. At 5:30 am… Read more »