7 Holiday Cocktail Spots

Around the South Pacific in 7 delicious cocktail spots.  Here at Wandrful we believe that high on the list of life’s simple pleasures is taking a holiday.  Imbibing a delicious cocktail is also quite delightful {in moderation of course -It’s just better not to drink too much, who needs a fuzzy head when you’ve got so much relaxing to have}.  If the thought of combining these two pursuits fills your heart with joy, then you’ve come to the right place!  Come with us as we mix pleasure with pleasure and share the best places to imbibe while you’re in the best places to holiday.


Gold Coast | Black Coffee Lyrics

Right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, in the upper level of an old school shopping arcade is Black Coffee Lyrics.  As the name suggests there’s great coffee and great sounds.  They also make yummy food.  But I don’t really care about that.  I’m in it for the exquisite cocktails.  As a local, I’ve made it a mission to try all the cocktails on their menu.  One day at a time.  My favourite {at least until I taste something new} is ‘Botanical Gardens’.  Like many of their cocktails there’s a really lovely blend of alcohol and herbals.  And I don’t recall ever even seeing a cream soaked concoction in sight.

Image: Instagram.com/blackcoffeelyrics When in Surfers Paradise stay with Wyndham.


Tasmania | Sullivan’s Cove Whisky

Did you know that between 1838 and 1991 it was illegal to distill whisky in Tassie?  They’ve come a long long way since then, and this year, Sullivan’s Cove Whisky was named ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whisky awards.  Apparently it’s something to do with the water in Tassie. Sullivan’s Cove Single Malt Whisky is available online and at some local suppliers.  Why not order a bottle, then sit back and enjoy a gentle sip or two while holidaying at Wyndham Seven Mile Beach.

Image: Facebook


Melbourne | Loch and Key

Full Disclosure – nobody on the Wandrful team have visited this mysterious establishment just yet.  But we’re seriously intrigued.  With cocktails named ‘Black Magic Woman ‘ and an ingredients list that includes ‘orange blossom water’ and ‘sweetened milk’  I’m feeling thirsty just reading about it!  Along with the special secret entrance after 10pm it strikes us as the kind of place that you would totally love to discover on your Melbourne holiday.  We can’t wait to open our new resort in the heart of the CBD – Wyndham on William.  We’ll check it out then! Images: instagram.com/mrloch


Perth | Bob’s Bar


And when they say Bob, they mean none other than Mr Hawke, Australia’s 3rd longest serving Prime Minister.  Love him or loathe him, the atmosphere at Bob’s Bar is true to the spirit of the man and lends itself to relaxation and the enjoyment of a good drink.  Distinctly Australian.  And Bob himself has been known to turn up too!

  Images: Instagram.com/bobsbar Stay | Wyndham Perth


Queenstown | Minus 5 Ice Bar.

We dig a tourist attraction that includes a cocktail (or more) in the price of admission.  How can you go wrong?

Image: Facebook Stay | Wyndham Wanaka



Sydney | Palmer & Co.

A speak easy style bar – underground and all the staff dress in 1920′s style.  What we really love is the care and attention they take in their chosen craft – making amazing cocktails.  They really want you to revel in the cocktail experience.  From the quality of ingredients to the smell of the cocktail.  Case in point.  Apparently lime quality is below par between September and November, so they’ve instituted #limeprohibition.

Image: Facebook

Palmer & Co is an easy  25 minute walk from Wyndham Resort Sydney

Fiji | Cloud 9
We drift off into a dream when we think about Cloud 9.  So we’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.  Let’s just say a bar and pizzeria in the middle of crystal blue waters is a pretty special place to enjoy a drink – AND, you can bring the kids too (if you want).
Cloud 9 is about 2 hours of leisurely sailing from Denarau Island.
Brisbane | Up

View the bustle and excitement of Fortitude Valley from your relaxing lounge on the rooftop.  Share one of their signature cocktails with your bestie {designed to be shared – we recommend the ‘Ciroc Grand Cru’}.

Quite conveniently, Up is on the rooftop of Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel – a pretty awesome, brand new, street art themed Hotel.


Feeling inspired?  We hope so!  We know this list is by no means comprehensive so we’d love to hear your recommendations – what’s your favourite holiday cocktail spot?

Jacqi has become part of the furniture at WorldMark South Pacific Club over the last 10 years. She has worked in various teams, including Customer Service, Systems and Owner Marketing & Solutions. She is passionate about health, holidays and roller derby. As a mother of an 11 year old boy, she has also recently become passionate about footy!

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