Your Punthill Local Host

Your Punthill Local Host

Our team of local hosts here at Punthill come from all over the world. We have team members born and bred in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and from all over the globe including Europe and Asia. With decades of travel experience between them, having covered the far reaches of every continent, our hosts are always planning that next trip and know what it is like to be a guest. They know that quality comforts and local knowledge can turn your stay from a good one, to an epic one.

The local hosts here at Punthill are not just passionate about providing great accommodation and great service. They’re also crazy about the cities they live in, taking every opportunity to soak up the different cultures, entertainment, food scenes, and the best of what their city has to offer. When it comes to eating and drinking, our local hosts are always on the hunt for that next great experience and love to share their discoveries. When they’re not on the clock you can be sure our local hosts are probably out picnicking in a botanical garden, taking in the latest show at a museum, pursuing a local market or dancing up a storm at a city nightclub.

Everyone here at Punthill is pretty crazy about food. If they’re not out wining and dining, our local hosts are probably at home planning a dinner party, mastering a pecan tart recipe, or testing some new pasta making tricks.

Punthill local hosts are a team of genuine people looking to create lasting memories and exceptional experiences for each and every guest. If you want to know where to go to find the latest buzz-worthy restaurant, the best park to get some exercise, the next major gallery show or where to organise a business lunch, talk to our local hosts. They have their finger on the pulse and can help you get the most out of the city while you stay with us. Check out our local host blogs to find the most interesting things to do in Punthill cities.

Jun 3rd, 2024 • 15 min

Brisbane’s Historical Sites: Tracing the City’s Story

Explore the heritage of Brisbane by walking through a historical tour of city's masterpieces
Jun 3rd, 2024 • 15 min

Fill Your Social Calendar with Australia’s Best Festivals

Check out Australia's best music festivals if you are a music lover and mark your calender with the upcoming music events.
Jun 3rd, 2024 • 15 min

Unveiling Sydney’s Thriving Art Scene: Must-See Exhibitions & Galleries

Check our list of must-see exhibitions and galleries to see the top attractions for tourists in Sydney.
May 31st, 2024 • 5 minutes

Excitement is Building for the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo!

At Veriu Group, we believe in fostering a supportive and dynamic work environment that nurtures talent and encourages personal and professional growth. Our attendance at the...
Apr 29th, 2024 • 15 minutes

Shop Smart, Shop Local: A Guide to Melbourne’s Top Small Businesses

Small businesses are what keep your area unique, especially in Melbourne. We've compiled the best of the best so you know how to keep things local....
Apr 16th, 2024 • 10 minutes

Cheap Things to Do in Sydney: Explore Sydney on a Budget

When people think "Sydney", the word "cheap" doesn't also spring to mind. However, there are ways to enjoy the big city on a budget. Read on...
Apr 3rd, 2024 • 10 minutes

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA Lands in Melbourne: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Dive into the dreamlike world of LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil in Melbourne! Get all the details for 2024 performances, ticket info, and travel tips for...
Mar 6th, 2024 • 10 minutes

Brisbane’s Top Rooftop Bars and Panoramic Restaurants

We love eating and drinking, but we love it even more when there's a view! Brisbane has some great spots on high, and we've pulled together...
Mar 4th, 2024 • 10 minutes

Things to Do on Labour Day Weekend in Victoria

Is there anything to do in Victoria over the Labour Day weekend? There most certainly is! Read on for our conveniently placed tips for weekend visitors.
Feb 8th, 2024 • 10 minutes

Laneway Festival Melbourne: Guide and Accommodation

It's Laneway Festival time, one of Australia's coolest, most diverse music festivals. Read on for the 2024 line-up picks and other details for a rad day.
Feb 6th, 2024 • 10 minutes

Where to Find Sydney’s Best Yoga Studios

Are you looking for a way to find inner peace amidst the hustle and bustle of Sydney? All it takes is a good yoga studio, and...
Feb 6th, 2024

Melbourne’s Craft Beer Revolution: Top Breweries to Visit

Craft beer has really been having a moment lately! The result? Loads of cool, local breweries. We've pulled together Melbourne's finest in this handy list
Dec 19th, 2023 • 10 min

Family-Friendly Fun in Brisbane: Amusement Parks and Attractions

Check our our list of must-see amusement parks and attractions that promise joy and excitement for the whole family in Brisbane
Dec 19th, 2023 • 10 min

Sydney’s Coastal Trails: Scenic Views and Hidden Beaches

Discover some of Sydney's finest coastal trails and hidden beaches!
Dec 19th, 2023 • 10 min

Melbourne’s Guide to Best NYE Festivals This Year

We've pulled together some of our favourite NYE festivals for the celebration to ring in 2024, so you can pick the best suited to your party...
Dec 22nd, 2022 • 10 min

The Best Gay Nightclubs In Melbourne

We’ve put together a list of the best and most exciting gay nightclubs in Melbourne so you can spend more time on the dancefloor!
Dec 22nd, 2022 • 10 min

The Best Seafood Restaurants In Sydney

From harbourside fine dining to inner-city fish and chipperies, this list of Sydney’s best seafood spots will see you feasting on the fruits of the sea!
Dec 22nd, 2022 • 10 min

The 11 Best Art Galleries To Visit In Melbourne

From world-renowned exhibitions, local independent collections to interactive experiences, grab a friend and book a day out to see some of the city’s most amazing art!
Dec 8th, 2022 • 10 min

Best Dessert Shops In Melbourne For Sweet Tooths

Whether it be world-class croissants, Italian cannoli or Japanese cheesecake, you’ll find something irresistible on this list.
Dec 8th, 2022 • 10 min

Our Guide to Sydney’s Best Live Music Venues

We have put together a guide to the best live music venues in Sydney, so you'll know where to go for a good time in town.
Dec 8th, 2022 • 10 min

Brisbane’s Best Japanese Restaurants

Brisbane’s Japanese dining scene is a lively one. Whether it be sashimi, hibachi or a bit of fried tempura, there's plenty of spots to choose from.
Nov 21st, 2022 • 10 min

The Best Restaurants to Try in North Melbourne

With classy bars and pimped-out gastro pubs, North Melbourne is an underrated food hub the locals have been keeping secret for a while now.
Nov 21st, 2022 • 10 min

The 10 Best Cafes in North Melbourne

We’ve put together a list of ten of the most noteworthy cafes in Melbourne we think you’re going to fall in love with.
Nov 21st, 2022 • 10 min

A Local’s Guide to Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is one of Melbourne’s most popular destinations with over 10 million people visiting annually. Come see what all the fuss is about!