Bruny Island is on the wild side of Australia, just south of Tasmania's capital, with fascinating wildlife and the country's southernmost vineyard. A new three-day "Long Weekend" tour costs A$1,480 (£925), with transfers from Hobart, hotels, activities, food and wine (bit.ly/Bruny72).
Price is right
Journeys of Distinction's first all-inclusive brochure has trips to Cuba, Kenya and the Nile. Prices start at £1,095pp for the six-day China tour (jod.uk.com).
Designer Paul Smith has created a new limited-edition camera. The Leica X2 marries vintage-style with 16 megapixels and a 24mm lens. It's available from November for £2,000 (paulsmith.co.uk).
On the ranch
San Diego's Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has just come to the end of a $30m transformation, which includes the opening of a restaurant, resplendent with an original Damien Hirst butterfly artwork and 49 refurbished Mediterranean-style guest casitas (ranchovalencia.com).
The Croatian capital Zagreb has a new B&B. Studios Kairos offers four rooms, each hinting at the city's history. They include the Writer's Room, with books, a vintage typewriter and a quill motif painted on the wall. B&B from 440 kuna (£48) (studio-kairos.com).
Luxury English fashion house Mulberry has just launched Brilliant Britain, a guide to the nation's great and unique design, fashion, food, drink, art, architecture, culture, hotels, music and institutions. The full guide can be found at brilliantbritainguide.com, and a distilled printed version is available in Mulberry stores.
Hotel style secrets
Kit Kemp, the design director and co-owner of Firmdale Hotels (the Soho Hotel, Crosby Street Hotel, Haymarket Hotel et al) collates the ideas and inspiration behind her bold, colourful interior design in a new book, A Living Space; £30 (hardiegrant.co.uk).
The starting price, in sterling, of Explore's new 'Highlights of Kurdistan' week-long tour of Iraq. It includes flights,hotels, meals, transport and guides. There are five departures planned from May to October, 2013 (explore.co.uk).