Archive for March, 2014

The lure of Australia’s Big Things

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Australia’s Big Things are one of the more unusual tourist oddities that you can expect to see on your travels Down Under. They are a set of more than 150 novelty architecture sculptures which are dotted all over the country, in every state, originally designed as a tourist trap between destinations.

However, many of the Big Things form part of a vital trip for tourists in Australia, so here are a few of the well known, and not so well known Big Things to visit on your holiday. (more…)

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup just one year away

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

If you’re mad on cricket then now is the time to start making preparations to go Down Under to see the ICC Cricket World Cup. It takes place in New Zealand and Australia over the course of a month and a half from 14 February 2015, finishing with the dramatic final in Sydney on 29 March 2015. (more…)

Celebrating 30 years of throwing another shrimp on the barbie

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It’s one of those things that easily comes to mind when thinking of Australia: shrimps on the barbie, and it was a term that was put widely into use back in 1984 when Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame urged US tourists to put Kakadu at the top of their list of places to go on holiday. (more…)

Bleach Festival Round Up

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Bleach Festival is an arts, music and beach culture festival which takes place on the Gold Coast each year. This year it happens from 7 – 23 March, and moves down the coast, starting at the surfing world tour Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, moving to Currumbin, before ending in East Street, Tugun in a flurry of barbecues, activities and music.

Musicians playing at the event include Ash Grunwalk, Violent Soho, Elizabeth Rose and Jeremy Marou. As part of the festival a unique outdoor opera will also take place at Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta, where a performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute will be performed underneath the stars and to the sound of the rolling waves of the sea. (more…)