We’re used to seeing koalas out in the Australian wilderness, perched high in gum trees, maybe out on the road while crawling from tree to tree. But a koala enjoying the beach? Yup. Over on Queensland’s Magnetic Island, it’s quite common to see koalas enjoying an ocean view on the sand while tourists look on […]
Think ‘ice age’, and you’d probably think about Antarctica. Maybe we napped our way through geography classes when we were young enough to be in school… still, who knew that there’s rather compelling geographical evidence to show that Hallett Cove Conservation Park has seen the ice age 280 million or so years ago?
Jafflechutes, which declares itself to be Melbourne’s first float-down eatery, actually lets you pay for a toasted sandwich (known colloquially in Australia as a jaffle) via Paypal and wait for it to fall from the sky in a parachute! It started with an idea to create pocket parachutes for people who live on storeyed buildings and forget their keys.
Get your adrenalin pumping when you dive with a shark just meters away at this seafood capital of Australia
Sharks alive! This is the only place in Australia where you can get up close and personal with the super scary Great White Shark! We’re talking about Port Lincoln, located on the South Australian coast, with its growing international reputation as a blue water playground for yachting, scuba diving, tuna fishing, sea lion spotting and yes, shark cage diving for a real close encounter with the fearsome underwater predator. Movie buffs may be keen to know that parts of the movie Jaws was filmed here.
This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.
Australian film director, Roman Stills, explores the concept of space, culture and music in his latest film, Dixieland. Filmed in New Orleans, Dixieland depicts the landscape alongside a rhythmic Early Jazz beat. Juxtaposing the actor with his Southern surroundings in a timeless loop, Stills says is ‘a metaphor for New Orleans and the core theme of the piece.’
Who loves a party? Be one of the eager 200,000 party goers who are expected to turn up over two weekends in October at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, especially if your Brazilian soul is aching for some solid Latin American funk.
Interview with Dimity Azouri and Imogen Chapman: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award
This year will mark thirty years of collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Telstra. Six nominees are chosen from among the young talent to be judged for the coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA). The lucky half a dozen are chosen by their fellow dancers and the winner, selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, will receive $20,000. The People’s Choice award is decided by the public and is accompanied with a tasty $5,000 prize purse. [vote for your favourite dancer here]
This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]
Interview with Ingrid Gow and Rina Nemoto: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award
The most prestigious accolade that you can receive as an up and coming ballet dancer in Australia is the TBDA, The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. The annual prize is given to a promising young dancer, chosen from among six nominations put forward by their peers, decided by a board of industry judges. Another prize, The People’s Choice Award, is also bestowed upon the public’s favourite. [vote for your favourite dancer here]
Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]
The Bondi Hipsters, a.k.a Adrian Archer & Dom Nader, a.k.a Christiaan Van Vuuren & Nick Boshier, is a YouTube series of short videos released weekly since the beginning of this year. Christiaan and Nick are two Australian comics committed to their humorous alter-egos of Archer & Nader. The Bondi Hipsters have been causing a stir via their online videos, and earlier this year they added yet another hilarious nail to their coffin of comedy.
Interview with Cristiano Martino and Jade Wood: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award
On March 7 this year, six talented young performers were nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, a prestigious prize aimed at cultivating emerging talent within Australian ballet circles. At the close of 2014, an industry panel of judges will decide the winner of the award, accompanied by a $20,000 prize. A second prize is given to the People’s Choice with $5,000.[vote for your favourite dancer here]
Some of this planet’s most dazzling islands lie just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Whitsundays, some 74 islands strong, are overflowing with natural beauty and boasting pristine beaches and clear waters.