Thursday, 4 February 2016

Australian Stories - 4 February 2016

Blues Fest, Byron Bay

Byron Bay will host Kendrick Lamar, Noel Gallagher and other world-class Blues & Roots acts for the annual music festival, Bluesfest (24 – 28 March). Find out more here.

Perth International

The Perth International Golf Tournament Golf Championship will take place at Lake Karrinyup from 25 – 28 February, with international golf stars including Thorbjorn Olesen from Denmark committed to play. Find out more here.

Rydges Cairns Swipe and Ride

Rydges Esplanade Resort has welcomed the first solar powered ‘swipe and ride’ bicycle hire station in Cairns, letting guests cycle to the Botanic Gardens, the Northern Beaches and more. Find out more here.

Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Sample some of Australia’s finest award-winning craft beers and ciders at the 9th annual Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival on Saturday 19 March. Find out morehere.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

More than 100 established and emerging designers will showcase their work at Australia’s largest fashion event, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (7 – 13 March). Find out more here.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Australian Stories - 27 August 2015

New visitor experience at AIS
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has launched a new website showcasing the experiences available at their Canberra campus including guided tours, concerts, health and fitness facilities and more.
CheeseFest extends to three days
Adelaide’s CheeseFest has extended to three days from the 23 – 25 October. The annual festival will showcase over 27 cheese makers from across the country and ten South Australian winemakers.
Hellyers Road Distillery makes top ten
Tasmania’s Hellyers Road Distillery’s Single Malt Pinot Noir Finish has been ranked in the Top Ten – Value for Money whiskies in the world by London-based liquor industry publication, The Spirits Business.
New walking tour in Southern Queensland
Take an inspiring walking tour with Sharman Apununga Parsons and gain some insights into Aboriginal philosophy and the land in which it resides.
New Italian bar and eatery for Sydney
The newly opened restaurant Beccafico is tucked away in a courtyard oasis off Danks Street in Waterloo and is currently serving brunch and dinner.
Sydney icon receives green certification
The Sydney Opera House has received a 4 green star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, making it one of the few World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally.
Hot 50 Restaurants for 2015
The Australian Weekend Magazine has announced their Hot 50 Restaurants for 2015. Notable winners on the list included Attica, which was named Australia’s Hottest Restaurant and Hottest Restaurant in Victoria.
Program announced for SMH Good Food Month
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, held 1 – 31 October, have launched this year’s program which features over 300 tastings, masterclasses, picnic adventures and more.