Thursday, 20 August 2015

Australian Quick Bites - 20 August 2015

We Will Rock You returns to Australia in 2016
We Will Rock You, will return to Australia for a national tour in 2016. The futurist comedy by Ben Elton features more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs. Join the waitlist for priority bookings.
New hotel in Canberra opening soon
Little National is opening on 1 September in Canberra’s historic suburb of Barton. Featuring 120 rooms, the hotel is targeting business travellers who stay in Canberra for a few days at a time.
Rockpool Sydney wins restaurant of the year
Rockpool Sydney has won restaurant of the year at the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. Other winners on the night included Chef of the year Dan Hunter from Brae and new restaurant of the year Bennelong. For a full list of winners visit here.
New suites for Rydges Tradewinds Cairns
Rydges Tradewinds Cairns’ seafront resort has transformed its top floor to provide six spacious new suites. Each suite features a king bed, two king singles, generous bathroom and living space as well as a large furnished balcony.
MCG Open Day
The MCG Open Day will be held on 4 October, the day after the 2015 AFL Grand Final. This free event allows visitors rare access to the turf, player change rooms and the MCC Library. Register your interest here.
Hemingway’s Brewery to open in Port Douglas
Providing a fitting end to a day on the Great Barrier Reef, Hemingway’s Brewery, a new waterfront microbrewery, bar and restaurant will open in May 2016. The microbrewery is part of The Reef Marina’s multimillion-dollar expansion.
Boomerang Festival joins Bluesfest
Bluesfest 2016 welcomes back the cultural and Indigenous event, The Boomerang Festival. The interactive festival will include a diverse program of dance, language, story, talks & ideas, carving, weaving and traditional healing programs.
Open House unlocks the city of Gold Coast
On the 17 October, the City of Gold Coast Open House will unlock the doors of around 20 quirky and significant buildings that are not typically available for public access.