City break in the World’s most liveable cities
Six of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities are in our beautiful part of the world! Creative city breaks showcase hot new hotels and cool places to eat, combined with exciting and exclusive experiences that are sure to delight visitors from near or far!
Staycation or vacation, Australia and New Zealand’s cities are so much more than just the gateways to the spectacular natural wonders that surround them:
Auckland, New Zealand North Island
Also known as Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland wraps itself around the beautiful Waitamata Harbour and life here offers an enviable balance of urban pleasures and natural treasures. Hot new hotels and cool city restaurants; beautiful beaches and idyllic islands; Auckland has it all. Ask our Travel Designers to curate a city break combing the best of land and sea with hot new hotels in Auckland and on Waiheke!
Adelaide, South Australia
In a city surrounded by some of Australia’s most famous food and wine producing regions, good living is easy in Adelaide. With bountiful foodie markets and colourful botanic gardens, Adelaide is also home to a collection of Australia’s iconic brands; from Haigh’s chocolates and Jurlique beauty products to RM Williams and Penfolds fine wines. Ask our Travel Designers to take you behind the scenes and design a deliciously different look at Adelaide.
Wellington, New Zealand North Island
New Zealand’s capital has also taken out the title of Lonely Planet’s “coolest little capital in the world”. With its inviting mix of cool laneway cafes and buzzy craft breweries, New Zealand’s capital of culture and creativity is also home to the fabulous Te Papa museum of national treasures as well as the wonderful world of WETA, who’s workshops and studios have created some our favourite movie sets and scenes (think Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong and the Avengers). Ask our Travel Design team about getting creative in wonderful Wellington!
Perth, Western Australia
From Cottesloe to Freo, Kings Park to Rottnest Island, Perth, the “sunniest capital in the world’, shines all year round. Hot new hotels and a colourful history, beautiful beaches and cool roof-top bars; all surrounded by award-winning wines and unique wildlife. Whether you’re looking to go boutique, or go BIG ask our Travel Designers to curate the perfect Perth city stay for you!
Multi-cultural and sports-mad Melbourne boasts lively laneways irreverently bursting with colour and flavour alongside grand old shopping arcades oozing elegance and inviting indulgence. Whilst Melbourne’s social calendar is filled with world-class events and festivals (including the Australian Open Tennis, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, fashion, food and wine, cricket, Aussie Rules football and the Melbourne Cup horse race the stops the nation!) every day is filled with new adventures if you know where to find them – just name your passion and our Travel Designers will curate a Melbourne city break to suit.
The sun-soaked subtropical Queensland capital of Brisbane boasts an impressive line-up of hot new hotels inviting visitors and locals to stay and play. Rooftop bars and laneway eateries are packed with flavour and fun, whilst the city’s riverside parklands and cycleways invite more active adventures. Ask our Travel Designers to curate your ideal Brisbane city break.
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Sunny Sydney, historic Hobart and colourful Christchurch will also inspire and indulge, excite and entertain. Staycation or vacation, celebration or exploration, the Southern Crossings Travel Designers will use their creativity and connections, insights and expertise to curate your perfect Australia New Zealand city break:
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The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2021 Global Liveability Index has named Auckland (#1), Adelaide (#3), Wellington (#4), Perth (#6), Melbourne (#8), Brisbane (#10) among the world’s Top 10 most liveable cities.