Liam Bartlett Chats About Travelling In Australia

3 May 2015

Brian Crisp recently sat down with Channel Nine newsman Liam Bartlett to discuss all things travel including Liam's favourite Australian destinations to visit, his perfect holiday and which Australian hotel he'll always call home. Liam Bartlett, a former 60 Minutes reporter, now reads the news in Perth.

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia?

Exmouth in WA and Tamar Valley in Tasmania.

Any reason why?

Exmouth for the wide open spaces combined with beautiful seascapes - swimming with whale
sharks and fishing.

The Tamar Valley has great scenery, vineyards; interesting wines and great little restaurants.

 The Tamar Valley has beautiful vineyards (Image: Getty)

What makes a perfect holiday destination for you?

Somewhere that offers a totally relaxed environment without any organised, structured events. In short, something that delivers a happy family and a good happy-hour!!

What’s your favourite restaurant in Australia?

A tie between Stillwater in Launceston and the Must Wine Bar in Perth.

Do you have a favourite hotel in Australia?

The Novotel Resort Exmouth.

Where is your next holiday in Australia?

Still a work in progress.

How do you prefer to travel: road trip, plane, train, boat?

Plane first, rail as an option.

Do you have a favourite beach in Australia?

Turquoise Bay – near Exmouth. It's unbeatable.

 The beach at Exmouth (Image: Getty)

What do you always take with you when you go on holiday?

My wife.

What do you try to avoid on holiday?

Bad food and extortionate charges in hotels that treat guests as cash-cows.

What do you hate about travelling?

Airport security queues.
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Brian Crisp

I've has been a journalist for more than 30 years and travelled to more than 60 countries. When I travel I love getting lost because that's when you find the true heart of a city. I love country music, but as yet I haven't made it to Nashville. Perhaps next year!