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Top 10 Travel Stories of 2019


As 2019 and the decade draws to a close, we are reflecting on the stories that excited and connected with you this year from travel news, to foodie finds as well as arts and culture.

In 2019, we travelled to regional town and cities across Australia unearthing hidden gems for you to enjoy and discover. We’ve added a host of new luxury holiday houses and boutique hotels for you to love and book, all independently verified or inspected to ensure quality for our discerning guests.

So, that’s a wrap on 2019 and your favourite stories of the year…

#10 Taste the Tweed
Our top picks from the Taste Tweed Food Festival had you salivating and booking a gourmet getaway to The Tweed!

#9 Hunter Valley Food Fight
This year we brought you plenty of Hunter Valley stories to inspire you to plan a wine weekend, including the top picks of the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival culminating in the announcement of the winner of the Hunter Valley Food Fight.

#8 Pick of the Precinct Potts Point
Our roundup of the thriving dining and bar scene of Potts Point was a delicious favourite with our readers in 2019.

#7 Cirque du Soleil
You were just as excited as we were with the news Cirque du Soleil would be touring in 2020 with their latest show Kurios.

#6 Must Visit Mudgee Wineries
One of our highlights this year was touring Mudgee’s beautiful wineries, accommodation and foodie delights and it seems you’re a fan of this wine-growing region too.

#5 Mudgee’s Newest Long Lunch Experience
Yep, you couldn’t get enough of Mudgee’s foodie news.

#4 The Hunter Valley’s Most Spectacular Cellar Door
You were all excited by the news the Hunter Valley had a new spectacular cellar door and began booking more wine weekends to the Hunter.

#3 Noosa’s New Gin Distillery
Raise your hands if you love gin! You went wild over Noosa’s new gin distillery, Fortune that opened in early 2019.

#2 Quilty and Olley Exhibition at GOMA
We got our culture on for the fabulous Ben Quilty and Margaret Olley exhibition held in Brisbane’s stunning GOMA.

#1 QT announces new hotel
You love travel news and this story about QT opening a new hotel had you clicking to find out which Australian city would be next.

What would you like us to write and review for you in 2020? We’d love to hear your thoughts, whether it be more travel news, destinations, top 10 lists or reviews you’d like us to tackle, we’re open to suggestions.

Thanks for following and engaging with us on social media – we love it! We’d love to see how you’re spending the rest of your summer break, share your travel adventures and using the hashtag #luxuryfound so our community can follow along!

Wishing you an exciting year ahead filled with travel and adventure.

Sally & the alluxia team x

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