How to sauna like a Viking without leaving the country

How to sauna like a Viking without leaving the country

Discover the age-old rituals of the Nordic sauna with a Tasmanian twist.

Sitting on Lake Derby in North-East Tasmania is Australia's only floating sauna. Visitors to the traditional wood-fired sauna enjoy serene views and the chance to relax and connect with nature. Finish your sauna with a cold plunge into the fresh waters of Lake Derby. The locals swear it guarantees a great night's sleep.

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Domestic flights take off

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin are boosting flight numbers as state borders reopen.

The airlines are set to increase the frequency of flights on Australia's busiest flight path, Melbourne to Sydney. Within 48 hours of the announcement that NSW would open its border to Victoria on November 23, Qantas and Jetstar sold about 25,000 seats. The airlines will also be offering more regional options. Qantas will fly Sydney to Merimbula for the first time, as well as fly directly from Hobart to Perth.

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Melbourne in bloom

Melbourne's florists are ready to put on a show as the city comes back to life.

A mix of natives and exotics from local growers will adorn street frontages along a trail from the Arts Centre Melbourne to the North Melbourne Post Office, Lygon Street to Hosier Lane and blossoming locations inbetween, from November 14 to 27.

Wellness meets wine

Stretch and sip the stress away in the rolling hills of Rothbury, NSW, during a morning of yoga, meditation and platters of local wine and cheese.

The Woollahra Hotel has partnered with Yoga in the Vines to create this wellness event like no other. The two-hour experience will be held at the Sovereign Hill Country Lodge.

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Tour de Aus

One of Australia's leading cycling tour operators, Tour De Vines, has launched a new Australia-wide range.

Tours across Queensland and Tasmania have been added to options in NSW, SA and Victoria. With COVID pushing people to get outdoors, cycling is on the rise. Take in the fresh air and scenery while chasing the best food on a self-guided or small group tour.

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