Only in Australia by Monocle 24
Tune in to find out what makes Australian luxury truly unique with this five-part podcast series.
Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, broadcast, web, and retail divisions – Monocle 24 is its global radio station, available on wi-fi radio, the Monocle app or at monocle.com/24.
Taking you beyond the beaches and barbeques that the country is so well known for, Only in Australia explores another side to Australia’s rich and creative culture. It’s a destination that offers white sand beaches and rust-red deserts, metropolitan cities and quirky country towns, and a world-class arts scene, while also being home to the world’s oldest culture. In this series, Monocle Radio presenter Georgina Godwin takes listeners to every state and territory across the country, meeting Australians who share a connection to some of the most extraordinary experiences on offer for visitors and finding the greatest luxury of them all - the rare privilege of a true escape.
Episode 1: Arts and Culture
Go behind the scenes with Georgina at some of Australia’s iconic cultural institutions and explore the country’s audacious, irreverent and ever-surprising arts scene. Learn how travellers can enjoy exclusive access to once-in-a-lifetime, immersive cultural experiences at Australian cultural powerhouses like the Sydney Opera House, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania.
To learn more about how you can explore The Sydney Opera House, the National Gallery of Victoria and MONA, visit culturalattractionsofaustralia.com
Episode 2: Fine drinking and dining
Unrestrained by culinary tradition, Australia’s progressive fine drinking and dining scene applauds creativity and food fusion, with the country’s outdoor eating culture enlivened by the world’s best fresh produce, breath-taking landscapes and purest growing conditions. Get your tummy ready to rumble as Georgina taken a tour through some of Australia’s finest dining rooms, vineyards and cellar doors, with rock star winemakers, fine food foragers and industry-leading artisans as her guide.
To learn more about The Lake House, visit luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au and to explore The d’Arenberg Cube, visit ultimatewineryexperiences.com.au
Episode 3: Entrepreneurs and innovators
With bravery, optimism and often a wry smile, Australian entrepreneurs have forged a progressive and innovative tourism industry, that offers the modern traveller unparalleled experiences from the ocean to the outback. In this episode, meet some of the country’s best and brightest tourism minds, and learn how their vision and ambition have truly transformed what it means to holiday in Australia.
To learn more about Bailie Lodges and Mt Mulligan Lodge, visit luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au
Episode 4: Architecture and Design
Australians are known for embracing the outdoors, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in Australian architecture. Join Georgina as she dives deep into the unique approach of Australian design, where hotels and public spaces are immersed in and wholly inspired by the land, and where nature truly envelops accommodation so visitors can feel the full privilege of a true getaway.
To learn more about Friendly Beaches Lodge and the Freycinet Experience Walk, visit greatwalksofaustralia.com.au
Episode 5: Indigenous Experiences
Indigenous Australians have lived in Australia for more than 50,000 years, making theirs the world’s oldest surviving, continuous culture – and now, through tourism, Aboriginal Australians are telling their stories and sharing their traditions to new global audiences. In this episode, Georgina discovers the different corners of Australia through the eyes of its first peoples, with Aboriginal guides taking the listener on an immersive journey into culture and country.