Veronica Matheson

member for over 8 years

Member Since:
Nov 2009

Australian-based food,/wine/travel writer with major focus on international ocean/river cruising. Published in newspapers, magazines and online, with weekly post on Regular reporter on Travel Writers Radio in Melbourne where she is occasional co-host. Former Melbourne Editor Australian Women's Weekly, Former Travel Editor Escape, and Past vice-president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. 

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Published Articles (20)

Scott Graham of Silversea

Scott talks about the arrival of Silversea’s latest ship Silver Muse.

80 Dinners Around the World

Two well travelled food writers share info on the best places in the world where they have eaten.

Kangaroo Island: It’s Not All About the Wildlife

Exploring an island where the wildlife outnumbers the inhabitants.

I love my job

TV travel personality Catriona Rowntree talks about travel and passes on tips

Cruise industry\’s Steve Odell

Update on what happening on the cruise scene in 2017.


Cruising to South Pacific Islands

Ashley Palmer Watts, Heston’s Right Hand Chef Invents Vegemite Icecream – With Veronica Matheson

British chef Ashley Palmer-Watts is the right hand man of culinary wizard Heston Blumenthal, but for Australians Ashley is likely to become known as the man who invented a delicious […]

Sue Wallace on the World’s Greatest railway rides

A round up of many of the world’s great train journeys.

Scott Graham on Silversea

Scott Graham talks about Silver Muse, the latest addition to the fleet.

Flight Centre’s Darren Wright on 2017 travel trends

Info on travel trends in 2017


Cruise ship passengers are spoiled for choice with Broadway style shows on board at night.

Celebrity chefs on cruise ships

A look at the world’s cruise fleets and the names of celebrity chefs that are linked with them.

Paddlewheeling along the Mighty Murray

A springtime cruise along the River Murray which is Australia’s longest River, where bird life is prolific. The host was Captain Cook Cruises to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the […]


The recent death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro has seen a rise in tourism to the Caribbean island which has now been added to the itineraries of most international […]

Author Liz Posmyk talks about Hungarian food with Veronica Matheson

Liz Posmyk started writing a book about the hardships her family endured before settling in Canberra as Hungarian migrants after the 1956 uprising in their homeland. But Liz’s book The […]

Myanmar’s Strand Hotel reopening in Yangon

Myanmar has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2017. Veronica Matheson speaks with Olivier Trinquand , vice-president of the historic Stand […]


New and already in demand, Aranui 5 carries passengers and freight on destination-rich-itineraries in Tahiti.


Run away to sea by taking a cruise and leaving the stress of preparing for Xmas to the talented staff on a cruise ship. And on the big day there […]

Tony Muia’s pizza tour of Brooklyn

• Roving reporter Veronica Matheson is just back from New York where she undertook a foodie tour called a slice of Brooklyn, which was basically a very interesting pizza tour […]

Gary Crittenden legendary winemaker speaks to Veronica Matheson

Gary Crittenden, a pioneer of winemaking on the Mornington Peninsula is officially a |”legend” in Victorian winemaking. He speaks to Veronica Matheson about the history of Mornington Peninsula wines and […]