A hhhhh, the great Australian beach holiday: if there’s a better proposition anywhere in the world, we here at AT are yet to hear of it. The mere words send a warm, happy feeling radiating through our hard-working bodies and minds as we mentally conjure up our next coastal time-out. By nature of our sheer good luck (I mean, seriously – we live on the world’s biggest island!) and our dogged...
Neighbouring our most eastern town, Lennox Head is the locals' haunt when choosing to escape the annual Byron crowds. Drive into town and for most of the year you can expect its world-class point break to be crashing a dramatic welcome around the headland, leaving local surfers with jelly legs and giant smiles, and visitors with sunburnt elbows as they hang out car windows to watch. A tick over 7000 people dwell in this part of the world, and we’d guess 99.9 per cent of them surf, fish or swim in these waters each day, with endless stretches of white...
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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