Monday, 31 October 2011

Wurlitzer Wonder - Beverley Harvest Festival - Outback Adventures - Sunshine Coast


John Crook
The Wurlitzer is back
Here's the chance to catch the music of the mighty Wurlitzer.  As a kid I made a beeline each weekend to witness the offerings of Knight Barnett at the console of the Regent Theatre in Adelaide.  These instruments of glory got lost midst the music of the rock 'n roll era.   However, there are a number of outlets which feature the Wurlitzer.  One in particular has Thomas Heywood in concert at the Kingston City Hall in Melbourne.  The date – Saturday November 26, at 2-00pm. For more information telephone (03) 9556 4440.   Heywood took lessons when he was just four and performed at five.
Beverley Harvest Festival
Thanks to the good folk at York in Western Australia, I am being kept informed on some of the events and activities happening in the west. Beverley is only a short drive from Perth and you are invited to include their big festival on November 19 and 20.  The festival kicks off with a concert featuring Daryl Braithwaite and his full touring band.  For more information on this part of the world, go visit
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APT has just released its 2012 Outback wilderness adventures which carry discounts of up to $900 a couple,- with the condition that bookings are made prior to February 29 2012.  Small group 4WD adventures include Kimberley, Cape York, the Red Centre, the Top End, the gulf country, Birdsville, the Pilbara, the Flinders Ranges and Lake Eyre, during the April to October season.  For touring information, prices and conditions telephone 1300 229 or go visit  Your travel agent should have relevant information.
Sunshine Coast
Things are on the move in the high country west of the Sunshine Coast.  Mention Maleny, or the Tamarind, and luxury.  If that's a question, then the answer must be a real beauty.  Popular Sunshine Coast hinterland property, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, has continued its expansion with the addition of six new two-bedroom pavilions.  Truly, a slice of heaven. If there's a glimmer of interest, take my advice and go straight to or telephone 1300 311 429.  Spicers Tamarind Retreat is located at 88 Obi Lane South in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  See you there!
* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block-out periods may apply.   
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