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Top 10 for 2015

It's been a brilliantly busy year here at alluxia. Over the last 12 months we've travelled to 25+ destinations across Australia unearthing hidden gems for you to enjoy and discover. We've added over 100 new luxury holiday houses and boutique hotels for you to love & book, all visited or independently verified to ensure quality for our discerning readers.

To wrap up 2015, we've decided to compile a Top 10 list of the most read, shared & commented articles as decided by you our guests, followers & readers.

Here's the Alluxia Top 10 most popular stories of 2015...


#10 Granite Belt Wineries

Our guest post from resident wino The Vinsomniac was a helpful guide to exploring the wineries of Queensland's Granite Belt. This region is a real hidden gem in Australia and we urge you to get out and explore in 2016...

#9 Where to Eat, Sleep, Play & Shop in Noosa
Our guest post from alluxia team member Ashleigh focussed on one of your favourite destinations Noosa. Our guide to where to eat, sleep, play and shop proved to be a winner with those heading to the Sunshine State for some sun, sand & surf this holiday season.

#8 What's Hot in 2015
We asked our journalist pals for their top tips for 2015 and they were on the money! Tasmania continues to be a popular destination and International food & wine writer David Prior introduced us to Halcyon House and The Farm long before they hit the mainstream press.

#7 Top 10 Country Getaways
Everyone loves a cosy, winter getaway and this year was no exception with our Top 10 Country Getaways scoring plenty of attention. With rural getaways from Dunkeld to the Scenic Rim featured for your reading pleasure.


#6 Gaia Retreat & Spa Review
This year's launch of alluxia events with the Gaia Retreat Wellness Weekend was a huge success and we're so glad you enjoyed reading our review of this incredible experience. Stay tuned, we'll be revealing our next wellness weekend very soon...

#5 Azjure Studio Retreat Review
More love it seems for the Granite Belt, this time with our review of our superb stay at Azjure Studio Retreat. It's a remarkable property in a beautiful region and I urge you to book a getaway here in 2016.

#4 Your First Look at Halcyon House
It was all about the launch of Halcyon House at Cabarita Beach this year! We brought you the first look and behind the scenes tour of this ubër cool development, following our hardhat tour of the site in February ahead of it's opening in May. It's quickly become a favourite with alluxia's discerning travellers.

#3 Australian Food & Wine Festivals 2015
Ah yes, we do love a little food & wine here at alluxia and it seems you do too! We brought you comprehensive round up of all the best food & wine festivals in Australia to plan your perfect foodie weekend getaways. We'll get started on the 2016 edition asap!!

#2 Larmont Sydney Review
While surprised to see this review made it to our second most popular read in 2015, it goes to show you were intrigued with the changes made in Kings Cross and keen to hear our thoughts on this inner city boutique hotel. We'll keep the reviews coming in 2016...


#1 Top Tips for Planning a Girls' Getaway
Drum roll please...and our most read, clicked & viewed story on in 2015 was our travel tips for organising a girls' getaway! No doubt you'll be starting to plan the next getaway with your best buddies in 2016, so it's worth refreshing on our top tips to ensure a weekend of fun & friendship!

What would you like us to write and review for you in 2016? We'd love to hear your thoughts, whether it be a destination, roundup or review you'd like to tackle, we're all ears.

We would like to wish you all a very happy and safe New Year and hope you continue to enjoy the summer holidays in style!

Sally & the alluxia team x

Image credit: Sunshine Coast Destination, Gaia Retreat
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Alluxia’s Best of Travel 2015

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