LOCATION: Australia

Birthday Bucket List
Birthday Bucket List: Host A Rooftop Glamping Party
Katie David Bush
by Katie David Bush

Adventurous glamazons have embraced the glamping trend in Great Outdoors gathering spots around the globe and we couldn’t be giddier ‘bout it. This week’s #birthdaybucketlist comes to you courtesy of the ultimate hen party hotspot Down Under, gorgeous new ‘glamp-site’ St. Jerome’s The Hotel, which is decidedly less “out-in-the-woods” and more uniquely “up-on-the-roof.”  St. Jerome’s The Hotel is uniquely situated on the rooftop of Melbourne Central in the middle of the city, and comprised of 20 spacious world-class canvas bell tents outfitted with all the trimmings of a luxury hotel perfect for all your soiree #squadgoals. So gather up your girls for a #birthdaybucket list glamping adventure – urban jungle-style, one part “into the wild” and two parts “rooftop garden party!” 

Wake Up to Breakfast In Your Own Beautiful Bell Tent

Wake up at your own lesuirely pace - limbs tangled luxuriously in premium linen sheets. Each beautiufl bell tent is deliciously decked out with a pillow top bed with premium linen, throws and robes, split system air conditioning, and a complimentary stocked esky (cutest word ever for "mini fridge) with local craft beer and water as well as a a Samsung Tablet loaded with Stan for your movie viewing pleasure. Oh, did we forget to mention the gourmet breakfast boxes delivered directly to your door each morning of your stay?

 

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Sunday Brunch Bucket List
Sunday Bruch Bucket List Of The Week: Meet us at Patch in Australia
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

Imagine being invited to a nice Sunday holiday brunch celebration with Paleo inspired food in a industrial high-ceilinged restored cafe. Dreamy? Yes. This 'Seasons Eatings' are brought to you by this little patch of heaven in Melbourne. Welcome to the #SundayBrunchBucketList of the week at Patch Cafe. 

 

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Camping / Glamping
Gather In The Middle Of A Glacial Lake For A Fairtytale Wilderness Wedding Or Event!
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy

The story of Pumphouse Point starts loooooooong ago (with maybe even more Os). In fact, according to the staff, the real story starts 20,000 years ago, when Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St. Clair, was born on the island of Tasmania. That’s how much of a feature the scenery is for the lakeside hotel.

 

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Hotel / Resort / Spa
It Pays To Behave: A Hotel That Will Review YOU!
Nicole Lyons
by Nicole Lyons

'Oh Beeeehaaaave!' You know the infamous line belted out with a glorious accent by Mike Meyers in Austin Powers. Well now's your chance. An Australian hotel group has turned reviewing on its head. Its staff has been given the power to praise or shame a customer's lodging behavior. The Art Series Hotel Group  has launched a campaign to gain better guests. 

Websites like TripAdvisor and Yelp have made it easy for patrons to grade accommodations, amenities, customer service and food, but there was no forum for members of the hospitality industry to speak back out about YOU - until now.

 

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Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Gather at this Seaside Surfers Sanctuary in Byron Bay
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

The Report

Aloha Gypsetters and hello sunkissed salt gypsies! Grab your sunscreen, a colorful silly straw, a big striped beach towel, and your surfboard. Oh yea, don’t forget your favorite friends and family. This unique coastal estate of three beach cottages has been transformed into Caribbean style plantation houses for your rest and relaxation. Each one of them is joined together by the cutest meandering sun bleached paths, so you will not be too far from your surf buddies. Use those hard earned vacation days for a beachy-keen adventure with the soundtrack of nature in the background as you drift off to sleep. Set in a nature reserve, you will hear the night time melodic sing-song sounds of birdies and frogs. So round up your crew and play hooky already!

You often hear that Australia is what the world was like before it got too crowded and Byron Bay seems to encapsulate that very mantra. It's just one of those rare magical places that you usually only stumble upon from the comfort of your couch, while watching a romantic comedy. So get up you couch potato, and experience the charming warm and fuzzies of a movie set in real life at Atlantic Byron Bay. Straight from the set of a 50's surf flick, this boho beach estate envelopes the Byron Bay surf culture known for it's carefree lifestyle and charming beauty. Salty hair and ocean air, here we come!

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: If your are doing a coastal surf roadtrip just drive. It's It takes about 9 hours to drive  from Sydney to Byron Bay along the Pacific Highway. It's also only a one hour drive from the Gold Coast, and just over two hours' drive from Brisbane. In a hurry? Just hop on a flight from Sydney or Melbourne into Ballina/Byron Airport and grab a shuttle.

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