DOME’S WHERE THE HEART IS
Modern traveller swant more from a hotel these days than a comfortable and roomservice. It has to look pretty glam on Instagram. too. NSW has plenry of options fertile 4hotel set: For a start, search #bubbletentaustralia. #hotelravesis or #kimoestateon Insta. Now the states northwest has another place tostayt hat ticks the social media box. Faraway Domes is set on a worki ng sheep and beef property in Wa riald a, inland from Coifs Harbour. Facing east, theself - contained private geodesic dome. built for two, is apparently the first of its kind in NSW and features a king-size fou r-poste r. open-plan living and kitchen area. private bathroom and elevated deck with outdoor bath. fARAWAYDOMECIOM, BR @FARAWAYDOMES ON IIISTAGRAM (OF COURSE)
WHALE SWIM HOLIDAYS
On top of new tours to Norway and closer to home in Queensland next year, Australian company Majestic Whales EncouOntFearcsehbOaOskannounced Tahiti’s [email protected]idays.
Two seven-night getaways in October will include five days searching for and swimming with humpback whales around the island of Moorea. Resort accommodation, meals and local cultural experiences are also part of the program, $6999 a person, twin-share (flights extra).
Tours include accommodation at a luxury beachside resort, all meals, Polynesian cultural experiences and five days spent in the crystal-clear waters, searching for and swimming with humpback whales.
The company is also planning whale swims in Canada for 2020.
Looking for new luggage for your summer holiday? For best value, the message from Choice Is to avoid the most expensive and thecheapest. The consumergroup's latest round of tests- dropping suitcases onto concrete from a height, putting them under the shower to simulate min as well as checking theirstabilitywhile carrying 151cg of clothes - revealed that the most costly cases don't always del iveron quality Nicky Breen, fromChoice.saystwo high-end models, one a $649 Lojel Cubo, finished in the bottom half of results. "The Lojel was one ofthree cases which failed the lift and drop test as the base of the suitcase cracked and all four wheels were damaged:Nickysays. The $299 AntlerJuno 2 finished equal first with the Samsonite 72 hours DLXspinner, followed by the $899 Samsonite Cosmolke3.0. The cheapest models in the test - the Jetstream from Big W and the iFinattActive& Co- finished last. CIOICF COMM