The best breakfasts around Australia

Whether you’ve got a jam packed day full of activities or plan to relax until the sun goes down, you have to get up for the most important meal of the day! No matter where you are in Australia, we’ve got somewhere for you to kick start your day!

Sydney – Cornersmith

Nestled amongst the suburbs of the inner west is Sydney institution Cornersmith which delights its hungry patron’s day in and day out. If you drop by on the weekend you’ll always notice long lines and big crowds waiting for a table, so get in there quick! Their menu changes scenery but you’ll be likely to come across charcuterie and cheese plates, fermented drinks and house pickles. If you like more of what you taste, don’t worry, they also have a range of pickles and preserves for you to take home!

Melbourne – Grub Fitzroy

Seat yourself in this bright, airy and picnic table filled at Grub Fitzroy. Whether you’re here for a quick snack or for the most important meal for the day, Grub Fitzroy has an all day sustainable menu to satisfy your desires! The place is adorned with a mecca of plants, garden gnomes and eclectic knick knacks, so you won’t be disappointed by the atmosphere. Their menu changes frequently but you could look forward do dishes like orange marmalade and rose cream crumpets or pork belly ramen!

Brisbane – Billycart Kitchen

Once a corner store, now a culinary hotspot. You’ll always find locals hanging in and out of Billycart having a coffee or a quick bite to eat. We think if you’re in Brisbane, it’s the perfect start to your day! They always have an assortment of house baked cakes and pastries available for your sweet tooth but they also have a sweet selection of breakfast options. While you’re there, have a go at their croquet madame or their honeycomb butter banana bread!

Adelaide – Whistle & Flute

Get ready for a morning stroll and bring your pup along to Whistle & Flute! The alfresco setting of Whistle & Flute welcomes a small crowd on Greenhill road. As ferns and plants spill of every surface, you’ll enjoy a morning treat in this luscious green space. They offer unique fares such as chai spiced chia bowls and chilli prawn scrambled eggs, but if you’re up for something more indulgent, check out their sriracha chicken and waffles!

Hobart – Room for a Pony

Take a seat near the window and bask in the morning sun at Room for a Pony. You’ll see a range of visitors at this café and a lot of pups around as well! The menu is fresh and generous, which leaves the locals coming back for more! If you get a chance to drop by, order their potato and pumpkin rosti or their huevos rancheros wood fired eggs!

Perth – Architects and Heroes

Whether you’re after a hefty brunch fare, creamy cakes or artisian coffee, Architects and Heroes in Perth have got it all. This sleek café pumps out an unreal amount of coffee everyday to its regulars and offers a solid fare to go along with it! Along with your top notch coffee, why not grab a loaded bagel or some mac and cheese balls!

Darwin – Alley Cats Patisserie

Although sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed, a breakfast at Alley Cats is worth getting up for! Whether you’re a morning person or not, Alley cat will always entice you with their chicken and waffles or mushroom breakfast burger! As well as a scrumptious morning fare, they offer a mean coffee and house made infused iced tea. What’s not to love!

This article has you sorted for the start of the day but has you sorted for the end of the day when you want a decent snooze! For tons of amazing properties around Australia, check out!

A guide to Chinatown around Aus!

Being a multicultural society means to embrace the food, lifestyle, experiences and the cultural practices of all cultures within Australia.
So, cue the thumping and beating of the drums, and get your red and gold out for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is a cultural tradition that is well celebrated, not only among the Chinese, but also throughout Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and a number of other Asian countries. It is a celebration of the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.

We’ve put together a guide to Chinatown’s around Australia, and the festivities taking place during the Chinese New Year!

Chinatown – Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne is the hub of cultural diversity, making it the place to be when celebrating Chinese New Year in Australia. With a number of events to attend, from Hawker stalls, cultural performances to ‘All Things Piggy’ (a delectable range of pork tastings, and eating competitions), you won’t want to miss out!

Chinatown – Sydney, New South Wales

During the festivities of Chinese New Year, you can find night markets, lion dances and celebrations held across Sydney, but most importantly you’ll find a delectable range of restaurants within Chinatown that offer special menus consisting of mouth watering dishes!

Once you’ve eaten till your heart is content, head down to Sydney’s Darling Harbour for the annual Dragon Boat racing; a 2,000 year tradition, held in long, elegant dragon-headed vessels.

Chinatown – Adelaide, South Australia

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Unlike any other state, Chinatown in Adelaide has a very special street party to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join thousands flocking to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year, with live music, performances, fire crackers and lion dancing!

Chinatown – Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane’s Chinatown, a hive of Chinese culture and activity that brings visitors and blend of supermarkets, Chinese foods from sizzling woks to steaming yum cha.

Head up north during Chinese New Year to experience firecrackers, traditional lion dancers, music, displays and of course, food in the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley!

Chinatown – Darwin, Northern Territory

Join Darwin’s local Chinese community in welcoming in the new year with a traditional Chinese lion dance throughout the city, blessing hundreds of shops which has been performed throughout Darwin for more than 60 years.

Explore the capital’s Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah, located in the small Darwin CBD, where there are good photo opportunities and learn about the importance of the Chinese Community and their contribution to Darwin!

Chinatown – Perth, Western Australia

Built amongst small lanes are lion statues, bubble tea houses and a number of restaurants and nightlife…otherwise known as Chinatown in the city of Perth. Head to this city to experience special entertainment, lunar inspired restaurant specials and a number of multicultural parades, stalls and activities for the whole family.


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The views at these getaways that will leave you saying WOW!

However you like your holiday views, we have found 7 of the very best below! From endless panoramic views across turquoise oceans, to white-sandy beaches or forest green hinterland hills, we have it all here at

Cape View
Coopers Shoot, New South Wales, Australia

85978.780Sometimes you just need to get away and recharge, a little me time. But not any holiday house will do, in fact, only CapeView @ Byron will do. With unsurpassed views across the lush green hills of Byron’s Hinterland let your eye wander to the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean and Byron’s Beaches whilst sipping that first cocktail for the afternoon. The famous Cape Byron with its iconic Lighthouse is perfectly framed from most vantage points within the house.

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Seeking sun, surf and sand in Byron Bay? Create the holiday of a lifetime at Moonstruck a stunning, private and absolute beachfront holiday home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, located on the shores of beautiful Belongil Beach. Relax in sun-drenched luxury in this flawlessly styled double storey home, with sloping timber ceilings, polished timber floors and wall-to-wall glass.

Coles Bay, East Coast Tasmania, Australia

87223.780Halcyon means an idyllic and peaceful time. It’s luxury accommodation commanding panoramic views over Sandpiper Beach and Great Oyster Bay. An environment where you can escape and immerse yourself in the sky and sea. A place to be refreshed, uplifted and renewed by doing as much or as little as you desire. A place to centre your spirit and synchronize to lifes natural rhythms. The sight and sound of the ocean will soothe your soul. Meanwhile, Freycinet National Park, wineries, fishing, kayaking and golf are all at your doorstep.

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

88253.780Clearwater is a luxury home with small infinity edge pool on the front deck. The tranquil location of Clearwater along with the breathtaking water views, makes this beautifully designed home one of the most sought after for a luxury Hamilton Island accommodation option.

Studio 1
Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia

98802.780The Buckland studio retreat is a place to leave your daily life behind and be yourself again. Arriving at The Buckland, guests give themselves over to the encompassing quiet of the deep forest, rediscovering the present moment in the grandiloquent alpine views. The Studio Retreat is set on 40 acres of farm land, with stunning views of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley that can be enjoyed from every corner of each studio!  Experience boutique bed and breakfast, right in the heart of Victoria‘s High Country in North East Victoria.

Cliff House
Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island, Australia

84045.780The sensuous curves of the Cliff House, perched on the cliff overlooking beautiful Snellings Beach, inspires complete surrender to relaxation for the perfect romantic get away. The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to southern sea, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate yourself in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snellings Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above.

Redbud Ranch
Myocum, New South Wales, Australia

41066.780Redbud Ranch is an inviting light-filled home. Overlooking a beautiful valley of luscious green hills to a mystical mountain range, the sunsets and sunrises here are heavenly! Guests will enjoy the quiet rural location with the convenience of being only a short drive to several of the regions favourite townships, local hotspots and famous festivals.

None of these stunners tickle your fancy?? Why not head to and have a look for yourself!

Featured Properties: Aabode Bed & Breakfast

Put your feet up and let your hair down while staying at any of’s beautiful bed and breakfasts. Forget having to get out of bed early to have breakfast ready before your day out of exploring the surrounds, because at these B&B’s it’s all done for you! Have breakfast supplies ready in the home for you, or better yet, have it cooked for you!


The Church House in Fish Creek offers the perfect luxury accommodation near Wilsons Prom. A leisurely 15 minutes drive and your there at the entrance of this most southern National park ready to explore the bounty of beaches, fauna and flora and the many scenic walks before returning to the quiet and comfort of this spacious, stylish and unique residence to enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset over the hills.

Key Inclusions
  • Continental and cooked breakfast
  • Pre dinner drink and canapes
  • Complimentary in room bar fridge
  • In-house dining available – experience true paddock to plate
  • Perched atop the rolling hills in South Gippsland
  • Jacuzzi
  • Stunning views
  • Suites are furnished for ultimate comfort and serenity


Set in the rambling gardens of Briarswood Cottage opposite a safe swimming beach. The Gardeners Cottage offers the perfect self-contained cottage accommodation for couples visiting Victorias Mornington Peninsula with privacy for a romantic weekend getaway.

Key Inclusions
  • Wonderful garden views
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Barbeque and outdoor dining and seating
  • Continental breakfast provisions included
  • Self-contained kitchenette with microwave, hot plates, sink, fridge, crockery and tea & coffee making facilities


We invite you to feel the warmth and ambience at historic Briarswood Cottage in Mount Martha and rekindle your dreams in a storybook cottage which is a haven to inspire romance while enjoying modern amenities.

Key Inclusions
  • Butlers pantry including continental breakfast provisions
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Television with Foxtel
  • BBQ Facilities


A B&B for Nature Lovers is a bed and breakfast situated on a private wetland reserve with its own walking track. This stunning B&B is only 10 minutes from Invercargill city and airport and has a population of Matata NZ fern birds along with plenty of other NZ birds.

Key Inclusions
  • Unspoilt natural scenery
  • Stunning views
  • BBQ facilities
  • Rooms serviced daily
  • Tariff also includes a guided nature walk on our property with a chance of seeing fernbirds.


Cougal Park Bed and Breakfast is 35 kilometres north of Kyogle at Cougal, on the Lions Road Tourist Drive, with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Country hospitality with delicious food, most vegetables and fruit grown in their chemical free gardens prepared and cooked on the slow combustion stove.

Key Inclusions
  • Unspoilt natural scenery
  • Stunning views
  • Electric blankets, goose down doonas, double thermal curtains
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • BBQ facilities

$10 weekender: See Melbourne on a budget!

We’re back with our $10 Weekenders! Whilst Melbourne is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, there’s no need to stress over saving a fortune! There are plenty of things to see and do even with a tight budget. Keep reading for our top tips to have an exciting weekend away in Melbourne!

Bike ride through the city


Cost: $3

Explore Melbourne on a blue bike! The Melbourne Bike Share service lets you rent a bike for short trips across the city. All you have to do is download the app to search for the nearest bike near you! Get yourself a day pass and get unlimited 30 minute rides, taking in the Melbourne breeze.

Take on the “Culture Craving” tour and experience a whole new world of street art and music. Or ride back into Melbourne’s vibrant historical landmarks on the “Once Upon A Time” tour and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Old Melbourne Gaol. There are several self-guided tours to get your day started and enjoy the beauty of Melbourne.

St Kilda’s Beach


Cost: $0

Head down south to the stunning, popular St Kilda’s Beach and soak up the the bayside life basking in the sunshine. Wander along the sea front and down the pier to take in gorgeous views, or watch brave kite-surfers catch some beastly waves! It’s just a short tram ride from the Melbourne CBD or a 25 minute drive. Be sure to pack your swimmers, wear a hat and apply sunscreen!

After taking a dip, walk through Acland Street where you can drool over European desserts, or visit one of the cool neighbourhood bars to sip on a cocktail on happy hour. The back streets of St Kilda also offer you plenty of architectural beauty filled with Victorian mansions, Edwardian houses, and modernist units from the 1950s and 60s.

Enjoy a free gig!


Cost: $0

Whether you’re travelling alone, or with the kids, nothing beats a night out listening to bouncing beats, and relaxing rhythms by talented musicians for free! Some popular venues include Cherry Bar, an infamous rock venue, as well as Ding Dong, Toff in Town and the John Curtain Bandroom.

There is live music on pretty much any day of the week, so keep up to date with Beat’s Gig Guide to see what bands, DJs or artists are playing each night! If you’re feeling like a bit of jazz and folk, or want to dance along to some house and electro, it’s there. You may even find free trivia and game nights to keep you entertained.

Eat, eat… and EAT


Cost: $10 and under

Melbourne is known to be a food lovers dream! And there are plenty of eateries around to satisfy your appetite. Whether you’re feeling like pizza and gelato, or craving fried dumplings, you can find delicious eats for $10 and under!

Our top picks include:

  • Burger Project – Feast on a grass-fed, juicy Cape Grim cheeseburger for $9.90.
  • Wings of Glory – How can you say no to wings? Packed full of flavour, these wings are only $1 at dinnertime on Wing-It-Wednesday!
  • Fatto Bar & Cantina – You can share a delicious, crispy pizza for $10 or treat yourself to $5 Peronis! This casual Italian restaurant has you dining on the riverside terrace with fabulous city views.
  • Neko Neko – For vegetarians and vegans, you can score a serving of quinoa and chickpea gyoza for just $8! How amazing is that?


National Gallery of Victoria


Cost: $0 

Get creative, and head to the National Gallery of Victoria and explore thousands of famous works of art, spanning thousands of years from the artistic precision of the Renaissance period to the oddities that can be contemporary art!

With an ever changing cycle of exciting and thrilling exhibitions, we can guarantee you’ll leave either in awe, or slightly confused and thinking ‘How is that even art?’. Entry to the NGV is free; however fees may apply to special exhibitions!

So take a trip down to Melbourne, and enjoy a weekend full of culture, art, great food and plenty of things to do, all for $10 or less!

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