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Escape Hot List: From cold comforts to sunny delights

A bold adventure opens in Brisbane

W Brisbane opened this month, marking the bold brand’s first venture in Queensland. Overlooking Brisbane River, all 312 rooms and suites have waterfront views. There’s also a rooftop pool and bar, a spa and Three Blue Ducks, an Aussie-style paddock-to-plate restaurant. Brisbane, one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities, has a notable art scene and will host the esteemed Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) from November. From £188 per night,

Go misty-eyed for Mae Hong Son

Explore the misty mountains of Thailand’s northern highlands on Backyard Travel’s new Mae Hong Son Loop tour. The eight- day trip kicks off in Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle and will take in waterfalls, hot springs, mountain villages and the Akha hill tribes before heading to Chiang Mai for the chance to climb Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. From £1,145, excluding international flights,

Get the scoop at the Wonderful World Of Ice Cream…

The Wonderful World Of Ice Cream is Britain’s first museum dedicated to the cold stuff. Created by Bompas & Parr, the interactive pop-up exhibition at Gasholders London, in King’s Cross, will feature the world’s largest collection of ice-cream paraphernalia, including Victorian moulds and hundreds-and-thousands fountains, and offer expert talks, demonstrations and workshops, and the chance to taste glow-in-the-dark ice cream. What a time to be alive. Jul 3 to Sep 30, £13.23,

Safe fun in the sun

Eco Cosmetics has released a new natural sun care range that is created with pomegranate seed oil, olive oil, plus titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which sit on your skin rather than sinking in. The five new products promise to be coral-reef friendly too. From £17.95,