I know a place… Everyone has one, don’t they? A secret spot. A stunning, empty beach, a fabulous underrated food trail, a beautiful bargain stay, a hidden waterhole, an exquisite retreat that the crowds haven’t heard about yet. Whatever it is, we want to know about it – so we asked some of Australia’s most interesting minds to share their special holiday spots. Novelists, painters, television reporters, photographers, sportspeople, entrepreneurs,...
Nestled in the foothills of Battery Point between Hobart city and Sullivan’s Cove lies a strip of nearly 200-year-old sandstone warehousing with a chequered past. Constructed by convicts during the whaling boom of the early nineteenth-century for local merchants, these warehouses stored whale oil, grain, wood, apples and, later, the odd brothel and several inns attracting wild characters and salty sailors. These days, while the famous Salamanca Market attracts thousands of tourists each Saturday, every other day offers a more relaxed pace, allowing visitors to peruse every corner of the historic arts and crafts precinct. And, as Kristie Hayden discovers,...
Melbourne and San Francisco are the chocolate capitals of their respective countries. Hannah Foster sets out to determine which city is really raising the (artisan chocolate) bar, reviewing and comparing the best chocolatiers in both cities. San Fran or Melbourne… Melbourne and San Francisco might be 12,000 kilometres apart, but they have a surprising amount in common. Both often referred to as their country’s most ‘European’ city, they enjoy thriving multiculturalism and a competitive foodie culture. And, happily for chocoholics, both cities have a well-established artisan chocolate scene. But when their chocolatiers go head to head, let's see which city...
Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House is more radiant than ever with big name music acts, such as Morrissey and Sufjan Stevens, and light shows in new and quite unexpected places... ***Created with our advertising partners Sydney Opera House*** Watching the Lighting of the Sails – when the outside of the Opera House is transformed in a massive shell-shaped slide screen – has become one of the must-see moments of the annual Vivid Festival of light, music and ideas, but the nightly light show is really just the tip of brightly-lit iceberg, according to Vivid LIVE curator, Ben Marshall....
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