Kangaroo Island has just one person per square kilometre – plenty of space for you to spread out the picnic rug during its annual FEASTival, a brilliant collection of bespoke foodie events. Here, our top five. Mark your calendar 1. Lunch with James Bond Who dreams up experiences like this? Sorry to spoil the surprise, but at this year’s ‘View to A Kill’ event, you may find yourself accepting a...
Forget fascinators and thoroughbreds; a day at the races in the Northern Territory leaves the rest in the dust. 1. Uluru Camel Cup Fashions on the Field, a sparkling ball and a whole weekend carnival of activities may all sound familiar, but the race mounts are certainly bigger and less even-tempered. Off the track at the Uluru Ouback Festival, you can dance under the stars at the outback ball and bid (loudly) for your right to back your favourite in the famous betting Calcutta auction (29–30 May, 2015). 2. Tatts Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs Forget Paris–Dakar; Alice to Aputula...
Photographer Nikki To captures Lord Howe Island at its picture-perfect (everyday) best, and tells Georgia Rickard what it’s really like at New South Wales’ furthest reach. 1. Mt Gower - above and beyond Idyllic. Unblemished. Faultless, flawless, perfect. There are many words I could reach for to describe Lord Howe Island, but I think these pictures do most of my talking. It’s a place of simple pleasures and six-star natural wonders, and my time here [spent partaking in the ‘Adventure Challenge Week’ put on by local accommodation, Pinetrees Lodge] was filled with both. Take our first day, which we devoted...
The real Uluru is glamorous, vaguely dangerous and magnificently sexy. And, despite the desert setting, whether you skydive over it, ride around it on a Harley-Davidson or recline in Longitude 131's glamping luxury, Uluru is a surprisingly brilliant holiday spot. Georgia Rickard takes it all in (photography: Elise Hassey) 4:45am - yes, am! ... and someone’s palms are greased with sweat. “No, I feel great,” he insists. His words hang in the air; a blatant lie. I decide to let it slide. We’re in our flatteringly-lit hotel lobby, my boyfriend and I, waiting for our early-morning transfer to Ayers Rock...
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