Nikki Wallman gives the ultimate summer calendar. We’ve left off some of the obvious events – the Australian Open, Carols in the Domain, The Falls Festival – and tried to mix it up with events big and small, quirky and classic, for couples and families. Enjoy! 13 – 14 December Vasse Felix Festival, Margaret River - Friday 12 – Sunday 14 December This is our idea of a lovely weekend....
In the world of travel Instagram, good pictures are worth not only a thousand words but probably a thousand followers too. Australian 'Grammers are telling moderns tales in modern Australian style, each feed with its own idiosyncrasies, techniques and focus. But when everyone is jumping on board the travel Instagram bandwagon, from professional photographers to 'paid influencers', who to follow? Here are 15 Australian Instagram accounts (capturing Australia) who are making a real impression on us @austtraveller (in no particular order) 1. Paul Fleming - @lovethywalrus (42,000 followers) Highly active professional photographer, started Instagramming his home, Tasmania. Why: Spectacular shots, incredible...
WOMADelaide is one of our favourite outdoor festivals – not just because of the extraordinarily unique music, but also because the atmosphere here is just so friendly! Short for ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance’, the festival was founded by musician Peter Gabriel and will run over four days in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 6–9 March. The program features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world’s best traditional and contemporary musicians, dancers and DJs, a KidZone activity area, street theatre and visual artists, the ‘Taste the World’ cooking program, an environmental discussions program, around 100 amazing food, retail...
These may very well be Australia’s most remote islands, but they are all worth the effort. Here are where, how and why (Steve Madgwick) 1. Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean About as far away as you can get from the mainland and still be called Australia, this group of four (main) islands boast palm trees, chalk-white beaches, crystal clear water, world-class diving, uncrowded surfing and scuba… well, you get the picture. You also get a taste of Malay-Muslim culture, as many of the island’s inhabitants descend from workers who moved over for copra production in 1826. Go there: 2750km north-west...
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