The best summer travel plans involve relaxation, inspiration and (of course) great food. Here's our round up of vegan friendly places to eat, stay + play all around Australia these holidays - plus, the perfect travel bags to match your destination.
New South Wales
Stay at the Ovolo at Woolloomooloo Bay, where you can dine at Alibi Bar + Kitchen for plant based cuisine + quirky, bold cocktails. Go for mid week drinks + vegan tacos, or opt for the super elegant vegan high tea on weekends.
Pack your bags: Meet the architectural mood of Alibi Bar with a statement bag that's equally bold + distinctive. The Dumpling has a modern silhouette + dramatic drawcord that opens to reveal a surprisingly roomy + practical interior, plus its as picture worthy as those luscious interiors.
Renowned artist Rone offers up a new art experience this summer, with ‘Time’ installed in the third floor wing of quintessential Melbourne location, Flinders Street Station. Time is described as a ‘nostalgic love letter to mid century Melbourne' and runs until April 2023.
Pack your bags: Keep the nostalgic feel going with the Reader Satchel. Its vintage luggage-inspired handle brings a distinctive look as well as versatile carry options.
Immerse yourself in contemporary Australian art with the 'Courage + Beauty' exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, showcasing pieces including the magical 'The Bowl' by Jon Cattapan pictured here. 'Courage + Beauty' runs until June 2023.
Move from contemporary art to old school burgers + fries reinvented at GrassFed - an entirely plant based menu, grounded in a philosophy of 'only the best for the plate and the planet.' Yum. Finally, finish the day at The Inchcolm, a glamorous 1920s boutique beauty with Martini Hour held between 5.30-6.30 daily.
Pack your bags: Stay with the mood of contemporary art with the Long Lunch Mini Tote - the dramatic silhouette + sculpted handles make it a glamorous choice.
Head to WA's largest arts event to enjoy comedy, music + theatre with Fringe World Perth running through Jan- Feb 2023. Stick with the live music theme at Summersalt in Fremantle and try the Norfolk Hotel in Freo for a classic pub that has more than the run of the mill vegan + vegetarian options.
Pack your bags: keep yourself hands free, carefree + ready for dancing with the Bright Spark crossbody. It's our all time favourite bag for travel as it keeps your important items close + secure and still within easy reach, and it's perfect for a festival spirit.
Explore the collection of South Australian producers + makers at Plant 4, a market and event space with a focus on sustainability that includes vegetarian + vegan eateries. Don't miss PingAn for 100% plant based Thai food, the first in SA.
Enjoy a thoroughly luxury getaway at the Ecopia Retreat on Kangaroo Island, set amongst 150 hectares of native wilderness. Or stay in the city + check out Staazi and Co, a mobile food truck + takeaway bringing their greek vegan project to the streets of Adelaide.
Experience live theatre, music, art installations + more at Mona Foma in February 2023, with an extensive creative program of events to inspire + move you. Head to The Little Poet to enjoy french-styled vegan pastries and revel in their philosophy of 'animals are family + friends, not food.' Right on.
TRAVEL BAGS FOR ANYWHERE + EVERYWHERE
Wherever you spend your leisure days this summer, we have a few recommendations for travel bags that suit every destination.
The Daytripper Tote fits a change of clothes + extras for a weekend away, and is perfect as carry on bag for a longer trip. The Xtra Overflow Tote or Traveller Tote both roll up flat to fit easily in your suitcase, ready to grab for a day at the beach, at markets + more. And the Bright Spark is our go-to crossbody bag for travel, with space for passports, phone + essentials and versatile styling options for all your holiday events.
Here's to lazy days, inspiring getaways + cruelty free travelling.
Bon voyage x