Healthy Eating

After fresh ideas for meals that are healthy but still pack a flavour punch? We've got salads and vegetable-packed bowls to soups and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 24th July, 2017 and receive 6 issues for only $35!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Finalists for Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Australia's best long-stay lodgings

Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD

Choosing long-stay accommodation is no easy task. You want all the comforts of home, and then some (laundry, daily housekeeping, gym). These are some of our favourite addresses for extended spells away, whether for work or play.

Sydney's Fraser Suites
sets the sort of five-star standards we like to see in a serviced apartment. The 201 suites, ranging from studios to two-bedroom loft penthouses, occupy a 42-storey CBD tower designed by the British architect Sir Norman Foster. The accommodation - muted and thoroughly modern - comes with designer kitchens, DVD library, coffee machines, gym and pool. Inner-city Surry Hills has a hip alternative for extended stays in the neon-bright Adge Boutique Apartment Hotel. Two-bedroom apartments offer European appliances, smart TVs, turn-down service, and pole position for exploring Sydney's hottest dining precinct.

In Melbourne's CBD, Citadines on Bourke is a sharp-looking tower of black glass encasing 380 apartments from studio to two-bedroom. Trams are on the doorstep; the MCG and the Melbourne Park tennis centre are within strolling distance. Breakfast, laundry, parking and airport transfers on request - which, when you think about, is better than staying at home.

When it's all play and no work, we like Smiths Beach Resort on Western Australia's idyllic southern coastline, near Yallingup and handy to Margaret River wineries. Accommodation ranges from one to four bedrooms in apartments and beach houses; the resort has a deli, restaurant, bar, cellar door, pool and a gorgeous sweep of Indian Ocean. A step down from Qualia, but far more sensible for extended stays, Hamilton Island's Yacht Club Villas have three or four bedrooms, all mod cons and ocean views. Oh, and a four-person golf buggy for island excursions.

Peppers Group properties are a good choice for prolonged breaks. Some are smarter than others; Peppers Broadbeach on the Gold Coast has impressive tech specs - iPad check-in, WiFi, complimentary new-release films - and guest facilities including resort pool, gym, sauna, private cinema and tai chi lawn.

In winter, with the ski season in full swing, QT Falls Creek offers stylish lodgings among the snow gums. One- and three-bedroom apartments have the best alpine views (not all are equal - do your homework) but all have balcony hot tubs. There are limited services outside the ski season.

Newsletter

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

Latest news
Travel tips from a CEO: Jason Held
20.07.2017
Hot Hotels: Azerai Luang Prabang
05.07.2017
Travel essentials: eye masks
04.07.2017
Russell Beard's Los Angeles
27.06.2017
Stylishly sustainable stays
01.06.2017
Meet Australia’s 2017 Hotel of the Year
24.05.2017
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

You might also like...

Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, NSW

A love of food, travel and laid-back luxury have come togeth...

Eat, love, stay

Bowral’s Biota Dining adds room to its service.

Exploring Mudgee and surrounds

Mudgee's country-town friendliness mixed with its creative e...

A food lover's guide to the Byron Bay region

The beaches are as magical as ever and the locals just as he...

NSW Far South Coast travel guide

Roadtripping on the NSW Far South Coast reveals the magic of...

Atura Blacktown

A new brand aimed at savvy business travellers shows cutting...

Albury Atura hotel

Albury is having a moment. The city on the border of Victori...

Great drives: Byron Bay and surrounds

There's something intensely charismatic about the far north ...

Snowy Mountains travel guide

The action doesn't stop when the snow melts in the New South...

Unique Australian hotels

A wrap-up of some of the most unique properties Australia ha...

Australia's best beach hotels

A wrap-up of some of our favourite beach hotels around the c...

Australia's best hotel spas

Indulgence comes easily with our list of some of the best ho...

Collette Dinnigan partners with Bannisters

Collette Dinnigan has reimagined two penthouse suites at Ban...

Elements of Byron

A new Byron Bay resort is a beach retreat with a strong eco-...

Top Australian lodges and resorts

A wrap-up of some of our favourite lodges and resorts around...

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×