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jetstar MAGAZINE

DECEMBER 2016

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contents DECEMBER 2016

EXPERIENCE

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10 I WHAT’S ON

68 I BLESSED BALI See a different side to Bali

12 I NEWS 16 I MY PLACE Meet Temuera Morrison

19 I THE SHORTLIST The best lolly stores

20 I HOW-TO Hula like a Hawaiian

23 I IMBIBE A premium Aussie rum

24 I FOOD ICON Vietnam’s favourite sandwich

33 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE

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EXPLORE

77-90 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH Discover your own slice of paradise in Fiji

93 I HILLS OF GOLD Explore Otago’s Gold Rush history

98 I WHAT WE WERE EATING IN 2016 Say goodbye to FreakShakes and rainbow coffees

107 I SUMMER OF SPORT Meet the sportspeople you’ll be cheering this summer

A breezy Brisbane day

115 I WAVES AND WINE

36 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY

Where the sea meets vines on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Summer-proof skincare

38 I STYLE

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121 I SIPPING PRETTY

Cover up with style

Celebrate the silly season with on-trend cocktails

40 I SUITS YOU

176 I BACKPAGE

Be the perfect host

Tales from row 57

42 I GET THE LOOK Create a rooftop oasis

44 I HEALTH Yoga for cat lovers

46 I RECIPE Cool down with an icy pole

48 I SPA & WELLNESS

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ESSENTIALS 144 I Jetstar news

Balinese bliss at Ikatan Spa

150 I Where we fly

50 I WORK AND PLAY

156 I Games and puzzles

Meet the new burger kings

53 I GIFT GUIDE

163 I Entertainment guide

Great ideas for Christmas

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Something new

AROUND EVERY CORNER Lose yourself in Adelaide’s network of laneways that wind their way from the busy eateries in Chinatown to the pubs and clubs of the West End. Down well-worn steps, and between old stone facades, the chatter of gin bars and cocktail lounges blends in with jazz bands and dub-step. With something new around every corner you’ll never know what you’ll trip over. And as the sun sets and your stomach rumbles you’ll find the best food trucks parked next to fine dining while tapas is served nearly as late as the all night takeout joints. Visit southaustralia.com

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Welcome I GROUP CEO

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During December, we’ll fly more than two million customers to where they want to be at this special time

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love spending time with my family and being outdoors, so naturally December is one of my favourite months of the year. You might be on your way to a family event or a holiday adventure right now. Maybe you’re flying to somewhere exotic like Myanmar, where our airline in Singapore has just added seven extra flights to each week. Perhaps you’re taking advantage of the four new international routes we’ve just launched from Vietnam. Or you might be making your way

to beautiful Tasmania, where I recently enjoyed an actionpacked trip with my family. We have so many exciting destinations across Asia-Pacific and with our 10 per cent price beat guarantee on both flights and holiday packages, you can rest assured you’re getting the best value. This year, during December, we’ll fly more than two million customers to where they want to be at this special time. At Jetstar we consider that a real privilege. We know you have a choice and you’ve chosen us. In return, we’re committed to making your journey hassle free and enjoyable – from the moment you log on to Jetstar.com to book your flights, until the time you pick up your bags at your destination. I hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. And may you have many exciting travel adventures on the horizon.

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Jayne Hrdlicka Jetstar Group CEO

See why we love Bali, on page 68

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Explore I INTERVIEW

Happy New Year!

Sydney Harbour ushers in the New Year with a bang. Where are you spending the countdown? We’ve got some great NYE ideas on page 27.

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LIFE I STYLE I PEOPLE I PLACES I NEWS

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

Pick up some new-season cher ries

December Add these fun and fascinating things happening across the Jetstar network to your bucket list this month

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 26 December Sydney, New South Wales Head to the harbour or vantage spots along the coast to see the yachts in the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race set sail for 630 nautical miles of challenging waters to Hobart. rolexsydneyhobart.com

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Woodford Folk Festival Every year, a forested valley in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is transformed into the whimsical Woodfordia. This kid-friendly festival is Australia’s largest gathering of musicians and artists, and incorporates dance, cabaret, circus and world music. woodfordfolkfestival.com

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor 1-11 December Oahu, Hawaii

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival 10 December Manjimup, Western Australia

New Zealand Boxing Day Test Ocean Swim Series 26-30 December Melbourne, Victoria Harbour Crossing A summertime tradition on par

This vibrant regional community celebrates the start of the cherry season with family-friendly activities, live entertainment and plenty of local morsels. Don’t miss the Long Table Lunch, held between rows of fruiting cherry trees in Newton Orchards. cherryfestival.com.au

Starting in the Auckland Viaduct and finishing at Quinton Park, the 2.7km Auckland Harbour swim is a once-a-year opportunity to take on an openwater swimming challenge in this magnificent harbour. oceanswim.co.nz

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3 December Auckland, New Zealand

with sunburn and fish and chips on the beach, the Boxing Day Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of the most important events on the national sporting calendar. This year, tens of thousands will turn out over five days to watch Australia take on Pakistan. cricket.com.au

75 years after Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese military forces on 7 December, 1941, Hawaii is set to remember this significant wartime event with 11 days of memorials and celebrations, many of them free to the public. pearlharbor75thanniversary.com

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Motorworld 1-4 December Sydney, New South Wales A new festival for car lovers, MotorWorld offers car and motorbike test drives, live demonstrations, a huge slot car track and The Dream Ride, a spectacular gathering of 1000 motorbikes and 100 supercars. motorworldsydney.com

Moonlight Cinemas 3 December-27 March Around Australia

Grab your picnic rug and catch a summer blockbuster on Moonlight’s open-air screens in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas or Sydney.

Lights of Lobethal

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11-30 December South Australia Adelaide’s Lobethal Valley has been lighting up at Christmas time for more than 60 years, giving generations of families a spectacular display. The festival kicks off with a formal light-up ceremony followed by fireworks. lightsoflobethal.com.au

Taste of Tasmania 28 December-3 January Hobart, Tasmania Coinciding with the arrival of yachts at the finish line of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the city goes into celebration mode with a week of food festivities and entertainment around Princes Wharf No. 1. thetasteoftasmania.com.au

It’s a great month to… FINISH last-minute gift shopping during pre-Christmas 36hour retail trading. Check out our gift guide on page 53 for some preplanning ideas.

CATCH the freshest seafood with an early morning market trip on Christmas Eve. The Sydney Fish Market’s frenetic 36-hour seafood marathon kicks off at 5am on the 23rd.

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SPARE a thought for the less fortunate this holiday season and consider giving the gift of your time or funds to a charity close to your heart.

The Big Design Market 2-4 December Melbourne, Victoria

See the heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building filled with beautiful design. With hundreds of talented creators under one roof, you’ll have Christmas shopping sorted. thebigdesignmarket.com

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Experience I NEWS

INTERVIEW

Q&A with Heston Blumenthal WORDS SARAH GAMBONI

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Thanks for choosing to fly with us today – it’s great to have you on board. This month we’ll be carrying more merry passengers like you across Australia, New Zealand and overseas than ever before. With our fleet of more than 120 aircraft and a network of 80 destinations, we can get you where you want to be this season. Thousands of our dedicated team members will be working around the clock to get you up and away safely, and connect you with your loved ones. When you spot our pilots, cabin crew, check-in and airport teams on your travels, I’m sure you’ll see them sharing a smile in the jolly holiday spirit. To inspire your festive menu, check out our story on the hottest foodie trends of the year on page 98. As the weather heats up, we chat to five top summer sportspeople on page 107 and dive in to a stunning photo essay on Bali from page 68, our most popular international destination over the summer months. Season’s greetings from the whole team here at Jetstar, and enjoy your flight today. Dean Salter, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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What do you love about barbecuing? One of the great things about the barbecue is it acts as a hub and brings people together. It also played a major role in our evolution. The most significant things that helped us go from homo erectus to homo sapiens was standing up, making tools, discovering how to make fire, and eating the food we cooked over it. This enabled the brain to treble in size so, in essence, eating flame-grilled food made us human.

What do you like to cook on the grill? In the UK, we tend to put everything on the barbecue at once: there are lamb chops, pork chops, hamburgers, sausages, chicken breast. I prefer to do one thing well. I love making my own burgers using a mixture of chuck, rib and brisket. I pass it all through a mincing machine, creating a long sausage, then I cut down through the cylinder so you get a cross-section of meat on the surface.

How do you cook your meat on the barbecue? Whether it’s burgers or steaks, I tend to flip them every 20 to 30 seconds – that way you get pulses of heat and more even cooking. Blokes like to fiddle, so it gives them a sense of importance if they’re standing there turning the meat.

Do you marinate, or let the meat do the talking? I don’t generally marinate, but I like to brine pork and poultry because it draws flavour into the meat. You have to be careful that the brine isn’t too strong, otherwise you’ll turn it into ham. Create a brine that’s about eight per cent salt, flavoured with woody herbs such as thyme or bay leaves.

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It’s been a massive year for British master chef Heston Blumenthal. His UK restaurants, The Fat Duck, Dinner By Heston, and Hinds Head Pub, scooped up six Michelin stars between them, and the Melbourne outpost of Dinner By Heston scored two hats in The Age Good Food Guide. Heston recently returned to Australia to celebrate the first birthday of Dinner By Heston and launch a new barbecue range with Everdure. Here, the top chef shares barbecuing tips and reveals the secret to the perfect burger.

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Experience I NEWS

WE’RE LOVING

Set sail on one of the largest cruise ships ever launched.

Chocolate butter Two words that don’t need any further explanation: chocolate and butter. How could you go wrong? This brilliant invention is the brainchild of New Zealand’s award-winning Lewis Road Creamery. Founder Peter Cullinane was inspired by the classic French pain au chocolat and decided to see if he could create a chocolate spread that would be perfect with pastries. He created a batch of butter whipped with another Kiwi icon - Whittaker’s 72 per cent Dark Ghana Chocolate - and the result was a hit. Pick up a pot from good food stores throughout New Zealand. RRP NZ$8.99. lewisroadcreamery.co.nz

90-metre high viewing chamber SET SAIL

Here comes the super cruise AS THE SUMMER CRUSING SEASON LAUNCHES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CRUISE SHIPS HEADS TO AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH ONE of the largest cruise ships ever built arrives in Australia for the first time, docking at Fremantle in Western Australia on 6 December and in Sydney on the 15th. Royal Carribbean International’s new US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas has

been dubbed a “super-cruiser” and it’s easy to see why. Accommodating up to 4,650 passengers, the ship offers 18 dining options ranging from casual to fine dining, including a Jamie’s Italian, and martinimaking robots in the Robotic Bar. The line-up of over-the-top

entertainment includes sky-diving and surf simulation experiences, a 90-metre high viewing chamber, theatres, spas, rock climbing walls, swimming pools and more. Prepared to be wowed. ovationoftheseas.com.au

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Who’s hungry? The Gold Coast’s transformation into a shopping and dining destination received another boost last month with the opening of Robina Town Centre’s glam new food hub The Kitchens. Look out for the in-house cooking school, market stalls, street food, fine dining, plus live entertainment and a gorgeous mural by Instagram favourite, street artist Kelsey Montague. robinatowncentre.com.au

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INSPIRE

Perth’s latest landmark

Three of a kind: Holiday fun BOOK

A world tour through 200 countries, The Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book is jampacked with fascinating facts about every country from wildlife to food, sports and day-to-day life. A guide book for kids on the go or inspiration for their next adventure. The Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book, $29.99, lonelyplanet.com

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Aimed at teens (and adult anime fans), Your name* by Makito Shinkai is an engaging sci-fi story that draws on Japan’s rich animation history, and is likely to be Japan’s highest grossing film this year. Currently screening across Australia & New Zealand* *Yet to be classified at time of writing.

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Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, gives kids an insight into the innovative minds of Amsterdam-based fashion designers Viktor Horsing and Rolf Snoeren. Held at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, Atelier allows kids to design and then pose with their own accessory inspired by Viktor&Rolf’s iconic royal wedding dress. National Gallery of Victoria. Until 26 February. ngv.vic.gov.au

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GO WEST Another luxury hotel joins Perth’s ranks this month when Crown Towers Perth opens its doors. The vibe will be uber-luxe with sumptuous interiors, fine dining and exclusive, personalised service on offer. You’ll want to check out the Epicurean centre, offering a range of cuisines at different stations, the Waiting Room cocktail bar, the glamorous spa and fitness centre, the exclusive Crystal Club, and a resort pool experience complete with private cabanas and stunning Perth and Swan River views. Another reason to put Perth on your to-do list next year. crownhotels.com.au

All wrapped up Melbourne-based designer Alice Oehr’s book of Australianthemed wrapping paper will turn your gifts into works of art. Australia All Wrapped Up gloriously celebrates Australian flora and fauna with beautifully illustrated gift wrap, self-folding envelopes, cards, gift tags and stickers. Use the book Australia All Wrapped Up by Alice Oehr, to wrap your Christmas $24.99 hardiegrant.com.au gifts or buy an extra copy and wrap as a gift for someone else. Christmas sorted! For more Alice Oehr inspiration see her Instagram feed @aliceoehr.

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Experience I MY PLACE

ROTORUA REVEALED

Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison shares a snapshot of the life he leads in Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Māori culture WORDS DANI WRIGHT

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otorua-born actor Temuera Morrison has spread his wings since the days of kapa haka competitions at the local hall. Since then, he’s been feted for his performance as Jake “the Muss” in Once Were Warriors (directed by Lee Tamahori) and portrayed bounty hunter Jango Fett in Star Wars films and video games, just to name a few achievements. This year, he received critical acclaim for his performance in family drama Mahana (also known as The Patriarch) and has shown his versatility as an actor in the science fiction film Osiris Child, Hard Target 2, and as the overprotective father in Moana, the Disney animated film to be released on Boxing Day. Temuera’s on-screen performances often hint at a hard edge, but he displays a softer side when at home in Rotorua – whether helping out at family gatherings, or showing his Hollywood mates the majestic beauty and Ma¯ ori history of his cherished home town. “Running around Rotorua’s lakes, which all have tribal history, you can’t help but connect back to T¯ane Mahuta (a Ma¯ ori god known as the Lord of the Forest) and be transported to a time when the feet touched the earth – and not tar-seal on a conveyorbelt lifestyle,” says Temuera. “It’s this part of Rotorua that makes you appreciate the sounds, the quietness and the fresh air of the region. Rotorua has all the touristy and adrenaline things, but sometimes the simple things are what’s really nice.”

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Experience I MY PLACE

Here you can sit in natural hot springs while a waterfall massages your shoulders

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ROTORUA MUSEUM Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua rotoruamuseum.co.nz The museum is a great place to discover the town’s history. I’m featured in the footage telling the whole story. Afterwards, visit all the fantastic places you’ve heard about, such as the buried village, once home to the famous Pink and White Terraces.

MT NGONGOTAHA ON HORSEBACK 451 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua horsetreksrotorua.co.nz The best way to see the views from Mt Ngongotaha, Rotorua’s main mountain, is on horseback. You can see the whole geothermal area, roll out a blanket and have a lie down. Just don’t fall off the horse looking at the views.

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OHINEMUTU MAORI VILLAGE Tunohopu Street, Rotorua Ohinemutu is the birthplace of Rotorua and a beautiful spot to reflect on history. A minister called Tom Poata has really invigorated St Faith’s church in the village. During big tribal gatherings at the village meeting house, you’ll find me in the kitchen helping Auntie on the tea towel.

KEROSENE CREEK Old Waiotapu Road, Waiotapuw Here you can sit in natural hot springs while a waterfall massages your shoulders. I took some friends from Hollywood there and told them it was a private, secret spot … but there was a tour bus there.

PEPPER’S CAFÉ 15 Sala Street, Rotorua This is my favourite place in Rotorua to have a cup of tea. It’s run by wonderful people

– Mick and Jude from South Africa. In fact it’s been a while, I had better visit them for a cup of tea soon.

MAKETU Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Rotorua has a spiritual connection to the classic seaside village of Maketu, about 40 minutes out of town. It’s the landing place of our ancestors and when I walk along the beach, the boaters come into shore and say, “Come and get some breakfast, Tem,” offering me seafood of every kind you can imagine.

_Morrison FOLLOW: @Tem

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Experience I THE SHORTLIST

Watch candy masters at work!

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Lolly shops Sweet tooth? Look no further than these mouthwatering stores

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1. MELBA’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY Woodside, South Australia. melbaschocolates.com.au You can’t drive through the Adelaide Hills without stopping at this iconic South Australian store on the way home for an indulgent treat. See all of your favourites being made and stock up on classics, including traffic lights, chocolate freckles and licorice.

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2. MR SIMMS OLDE SWEET SHOPPE Central and Wanchai, Hong Kong. Plus stores in Singapore, the UK, France and Ireland. mrsimms.hk Ex-pat Brits yearning for pink shrimps, wine gums, toffees and fudge know to head to one of Mr Simms’ two Hong Kong stores, the outpost of the popular UK franchise. The shops are stacked with jars

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of sweets (weighed to order) and retro favourites including lollipops, marshmallows and jelly beans, perfect for indulging in a sweet dose of nostalgia.

3. THE REMARKABLE SWEET SHOP Queenstown and Arrowtown, New Zealand. remarkablesweetshop.co.nz This picturesque South Island sweet shop is home to all kinds of decadent fudge, nougat and chocolate as well as sweets and candies. With a range of unique Kiwi sweets, as well as classic favourites, you’re sure to find something you’ve always loved as well as a treat you’ve never tried before.

4. PENNY CANDY ALLEY Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Not just one store, but a whole alleyway lined with sweet and

snack shops, Penny Candy Alley in Kawagoe (about 30 minutes by train from Tokyo) is the best place to try Japanese sweets. The alley is lined with stalls where you can sample sweets and cakes made in traditional Japanese style, including Kawagoe Prefect’s famous sweet potato candies.

5. CANDYLICIOUS Various locations in Singapore and Malaysia. candyliciousshop.com With more than 5000 varieties of candy (including a dedicated vegetarian stand and a range of offerings catering to allergies and intolerences), plus a pick’n’mix display of 246 lolly varieties that will make you giddy with choice, this is a store for serious sweet-stuff aficionados.

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Experience I HOW-TO

How to

HULA

Be prepared to fall in love with Hawaii’s iconic dance WORDS BEN GROUNDWATER

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t’s an image of Hawaii even more iconic than a surfer dropping into a wave: the hula dancer, clad in grass skirt and lei, arms seductively waving to the sound of ukulele and guitar. The hula is one of Hawaii’s most cherished traditions: a way of telling stories, of entertaining guests, and of preserving culture. It’s also something you’ll see time and again during a stay in this beautiful island chain. The major hotels all put on luaus, or traditional parties, that feature hula dancing; there are plenty of festivals dedicated to the hula; and even in some local bars and clubs you’ll find people getting into the tradition. With all this hula-ing going on, it pays to know your way around the ritual. You need to know what all those wavy hands mean, what’s up with the grass skirts, and even more importantly, how to act when it’s your time to jump up on stage and give it a whirl. Get ready to ditch those inhibitions and dance…

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Experience I HOW-TO

What you’ll need

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Hands slightly cupped Slow and smooth movements Ancient tradition

Different styles

There are plenty of origin stories for the hula, ranging from island goddesses to fiery volcanoes, but the dance was first recorded by missionaries in the early 1800s.

There are two forms of hula: ancient hula, or kahiko, which was performed before Westerners arrived in Hawaii; and modern hula, auana, set to ukuleles and guitars.

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Banned Those missionaries promptly decided the ancient dance was a heathen act and banned it. By the late 1800s, however, the hula had made a major resurgence.

Story of the sea Hula dancing is the dramatisation of a story, set to a traditional chant (oli), or a song (mele). Many of the hand movements represent nature – the swaying of a tree, or the motion of a wave.

Equal opportunities Though the popular vision of a hula dancer is a grass-skirted woman, men are equally passionate performers of this fine tradition, and you’ll see them in most shows.

Get lei-ed Costumes are an important part of the hula. These include a wrapped skirt, called a pa’u, head dresses, bracelets, necklaces and more. And if someone presents you with a

lei, or flowery necklace, don’t take it off in their presence.

single called Rock-A-Hula Baby back in 1961.

Learning experience

Get involved

Foreigners are welcome to give hula a try. You can enjoy a free lesson from a kumu hula, or hula teacher, at the Royal Hawaiian Center or the Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu.

At many modern hula shows, particularly at big resorts, you might be invited on stage to give hula a try. There’s no rule saying you have to accept this invitation, but you’d be crazy not to.

Show respect

Don’t mention the hoops

The hula might seem like fun, but it’s also a cultural tradition taken seriously by Hawaiians. If you see the hula being performed, be respectful.

Though they share a name, hula hoops were invented in England in the 1400s. They were given their modern name as a marketing ploy in the 1950s.

Rock-A-Hula Baby

Ben Groundwater is an awardwinning Australian travel writer who is not very good at the hula, but does look great in a lei.

Plenty of non-Polynesians have attempted to harness the hula, most notably Elvis Presley, who released a faux-Hawaiian folk

*One variation of the dance only, there are many others.

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t was a Caribbean cruise that sparked geologist Paul Messenger’s rum obsession. First distilled from molasses – the syrupy by-product of sugarcane refining – by slaves in the Caribbean sugar mills, most rum still hails from the region. “It was here we discovered this vibrant rum culture – pretty much every island has at least one distillery producing their own special type,” Paul says. He and his wife Mandy were most taken with Agricole rum, made with fresh cane juice instead of processed molasses. Gold-Coast born Paul spied a unique market opportunity. “Sugarcane was always a part of the landscape around here and I thought … we have a rum culture but it’s not the same as what we saw in the Caribbean.

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we discovered this vibrant rum culture “We wanted to create something that had provenance. We wanted it to be bolted to the land,” Paul says. They found the perfect base – a small cane and cattle farm in the verdant NSW Tweed Caldera – and took on every step of the process with the help of family and friends.

As well as the growing, cutting and crushing of the cane, Paul embraced the science, propagating yeast strains, perfecting distillation in a copper pot still and double-barrel ageing in American Oak. The 2012 paddock-tobottle Husk Rum was released to acclaim last year, selling out in three days. A year on, the second batch is nearing release, and work has started on a cellar door. Even if you miss out on a bottle of the limited edition Husk, there are plenty of rum bars to choose from. Grandma’s in Sydney shakes up rum concoctions such as a flaming Mai Tai. Named for a famous rum smuggler, Perth’s Sneaky Tony’s only admits those with the password (see their Facebook page). And Caribbean-rum

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METHOD Shake all ingredients together. Add a little sugar if too dry. Serve in a Coupette or Martini Glass.

specialist Havana Bar is a Wellington institution. In Melbourne’s Fitzroy, The Rum Diary stocks more than 200 rums. “Rum has an incredible diversity that no other spirit category has, from clean and fresh white rum for daiquiris or mojitos, right through to aged, dark, sipping quality rums that would not look out of place in an Old Fashioned,” says owner Hamish Goonetilleke. Try the Rum Diary’s Hemingway Daiquiri, (recipe above). “If you love classic daiquiris, then this is a must-try” says Hamish.

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Oh my, banh mi VIETNAM’S FAMOUS SANDWICH HAS A CROSS-CULTURAL HEART THAT HAS HELPED MAKE IT AN INTERNATIONAL HERO WORDS PETER BARRETT

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rom your first crunch through its crusty, crumbshattering exterior, to the slap of chilli lurking deep inside its savoury-sweet, mysteriously meaty heart, it’s clear this is no ordinary sandwich. Banh mi, also known as Vietnamese pork roll, is widely considered among the best sandwiches in the world. The ingredients are simple –

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homemade mayonnaise and paté on a crusty bread roll filled with pork meats, pickled carrots, fresh cucumber, coriander, chilli and special sauce. But how this tasty- yetaffordable dish came about is a fascinating tale of conflict, cooking and culture that spans more than 100 years.

Cuisines collide The short version goes like this: when the French colonised Vietnam in 1859 they brought many

European foods with them including baguettes and processed meats, but for a long time these were strictly for Europeans (the French believed bread and meat made them strong, rice and fish kept the locals weak). Two world wars disrupted supply lines and ultimately eroded the boundaries between French and Vietnamese cuisines. In the late 1950s, a Saigon delicatessen introduced a play on

a popular French dish known as casse croute (translated as “break bread”, it consisted of a baguette served on the side with ham, cold cuts, paté, cheese and butter). To make them more affordable they introduced vegetables (pickled carrot, coriander, cucumber), swapped the butter for mayonnaise (more stable in the searing Saigon heat) and slapped it all together in a shorter bun for easy take-

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everywhere in Vietnam. While tourists pay a slightly higher premium than locals (on average about VND 30,000 or $1.80) they are still astonishingly good value. In Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) Bánh Mì Huỳnh Hoa in District 1 does a roaring trade but one of my favourites, Banh Mi Phuong, is further north in the charming coastal town of Hoi An. You’ll also find banh mi in the US, Australia, New Zealand and anywhere else in the world the industrious Vietnamese diaspora have set up shop. Banh Mi Phuong in Hoi An (and pictured below). OPPOSITE PAGE: Chef Dan Hong of Ms G’s And Mr Wong and his version of banh mi.

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The perfect bite

It’s the perfect balance of flavour and texture away convenience. And so the modern, value-formoney, banh mi was born. Today, banh mi is

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For many years, Australian-Vietnamese chef Dan Hong, 33, took the iconic sandwich for granted – it was what you ate for school lunches. Today, the chef of popular Sydney restaurants Ms G’s and Mr Wong has a deeper respect for them. “It’s one of the best sandwiches in the world,” says Dan. “It’s the perfect balance of flavour and texture. The crunch of the baguette, there’s a lot of meat in it, the different sauces, the mayo, the paté, the special sauce … they all combine together. You’ve got the acidity of the pickles, the texture and crunch of the pickles, the freshness of the coriander and cucumber. It has all the elements of texture and taste that make a perfect sandwich.”

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The best banh mi in Australia NHU LAN This banh mi shop regularly graces best banh mi lists; look out for its sister store in Victoria Street, Richmond. 116 Hopkins Street, Footscray, Melbourne

N. LEE BAKERY Office workers know if they leave their lunchtime run too late they’ll be forced to queue – but it never stops them. Also in Smith Street, Collingwood. 4/61 Little Collins Street, CBD, Melbourne

MARRICKVILLE PORK ROLL “Best in the world,” says chef Dan Hong. “I get a regular pork roll banh mi with two meatballs inside … it’s the ultimate sandwich if you’re really hungry.” 236A Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Sydney

HONG HA BAKERY One of Sydney’s main contenders for best banh mi. Long queues, but they move fast. 1151 Botany Rd, Mascot, Sydney

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DUSK UNTIL DAWN IN MELBOURNE Melbourne is the perfect setting for the ultimate all-nighter. From 6pm, catch live music and entertainment at Early Eve in Yarra Park, winding up with 9:30pm fireworks. You’ll have time to grab a bite at Chin Chin or Supernormal on Flinders Lane before heading down to Kings Domain for the midnight display. In the wee hours, cradle a cocktail at Magic Mountain Saloon or Lily Blacks, followed by a Cantonese feast at Supper Inn or tonkotsu ramen at Shujinko. As dawn nears, wander down to South Bank to watch the sun rise on the Yarra.

MAKE AN AUSPICIOUS START Follow the Lunar New Year tradition and give yourself the best possible start to your new year. In China, many families give their house a thorough cleaning on the eve of the new Lunar Year and make sure they spend the last meal of the year feasting together as a family. It’s a time to settle debts, resolve grudges and throw out the old year for a completely fresh start.

SEE THE SUNRISE Be among the first to welcome 2017 on the remote East Cape of New Zealand’s North Island. The ruggedly beautiful area is the most easterly point on the International Date Line, and a laidback spot to spend New Year’s Eve. Find a freedom camp and get to bed early (or stay up all night), before climbing the 700 steps up to the East Cape lighthouse at first light to welcome in the year’s first sunrise over the Pacific Ocean.

THE BIG BANG

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Fireworks over Sydney Harbour; dawn on New Zealand’s East Cape; yoga on Byron’s Main Beach; dinner at Chin Chin.

The annual Sydney Harbour Fireworks is Australia’s answer to the Times Square Ball Drop, seen by an estimated billion people worldwide. If you’re not lucky enough to have a private yacht or don’t want to pay for a CBD viewing spot, there are plenty of harbourside parks with free views of the pyrotechnic theatrics. Pack a picnic and head to Birchgrove Park, Observatory Hill Park or McKell Park early for inner-city views, or avoid the melee out at North Head. See your options at sydneynewyearseve.com

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Start your new year the wholesome way at the easternmost point of the Australian mainland. The heart of Byron Bay becomes Soul Street on on December 31, with family-friendly activities planned until the sun goes down. Bright and early next morning join the yoga lovers on Main Beach for First Sun, where dawn is welcomed with a silent meditation session then the sounding of the gongs. Tourist numbers in Byron at this time are strictly regulated, so you’ll need pre-booked accommodation.

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FESTIVE FAMILIES The New Zealand capital lives up to its community-minded reputation with inclusive New Year’s Eve celebrations. Free festivities will be on offer all day at Wellington’s waterfront Whairepo Lagoon, including the swinging stylings of the Wellington City Shake-Em-OnDowners and a set from jazz legends Rodger Fox Big Band. For littlies that not up to the midnight fireworks, the 9pm Kid’s Countdown offers all the excitement with none of the sleep deprivation.

GOING HONKERS

30 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Celebrate NYE twice with Lunar New Year; taking the plunge; spend the countdown with friends away from it all; Hong Kong harbour at midnight.

Hong Kong’s spectacular Victoria Harbour is the backdrop for the city’s epic New Year’s festivities. The streets around the harbour pulse with crowds during the day, with bars and restaurants booming in party areas such as Lan Kwai Fong. Come midnight, find a rooftop bar in a skyscraper or take to a traditional Chinese junk on the water to watch the fireworks from close quarters.

OUT OF THE BIG SMOKE

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Turn your back on the city and spend the countdown in the great wide beyond. Head to an isolated spot on the Western Australian coast or head into the outback and watch the sun rise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta at the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing spot (campsite bookings required). Away from the city smog and NYE chaos, you can spend the evening stargazing.

CROSS ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST Use the final day of 2016 to tick something big off that bucket list. Ever wanted to sky dive, bungy jump or swim with sharks? It will be one hell of a way to see out the old year. Or look forward to the new year by taking a big step; book a roundthe-world ticket or say yes to a career change for a New Year’s you’ll never forget or regret. bungy.co.nz; skydive.com.au

PROLONG THE PARTY Make your New Year’s Eve last longer by jumping on a flight and backtracking across time zones. Have lunch at a beachfront bar on the Gold Coast before hopping on a plane in time to celebrate the countdown in Perth. Party the night away in Auckland before heading to Rarotonga to do the 31st all over again. It might sound extravagant, but it’s sure to be memorable.

DO OVER

One NYE not enough? Get yourself to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, or Hong Kong in late January and help celebrate the Lunar New Year (27 January to 2 February). If you can’t make it to Asia, Lunar New Year celebrations are held throughout Australia and New Zealand, so head to your local Chinatown and join the fun.

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I’m surprised at how much I don’t want to jump. There’s nothing but thin air and a river below.

I always said I’d try anything once… except Bungy jumping! I’m not afraid of heights per se, I just quite like solid ground.

After some encouragement, I flop off the platform – not the graceful dive I’d have liked, but I’m off! My hands dip into the water and I try to keep my eyes open to catch a glimpse of this famous view upside-down.

BUNGY JUMPING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

But on my travels, I met a Kiwi Jump Master who told me that not wanting to jump was the very reason to jump. She told me that the best part of her job was watching people overcome their mental bocks. It’s why nobody who jumps with AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is ever pushed – Bungy jumping is a very personal experience. So I find myself at the Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown, watching a man about to overcome his own mental block. He looks down to the river, and freezes. My palms start to sweat just watching him. The staff give him a countdown…3…2…1… he still doesn’t jump. The Jump Master gestures for him to look ahead, not down. There’s another awkward pause and suddenly, he’s away, swinging by his ankles over the blue water. The crowd cheers. I notice the size of this man’s smile as he swings there – a smile so large I can almost count his teeth. ‘There must be something in this’, I think, and head to reception. I weigh in and staff write my weight and number on my hand. As I walk over the bridge my heart is beating so hard I feel as though I’ll break a rib.

I’m yelling my head off laughing as the raft comes to catch me – and I feel an amazing sense of empowerment, like I can do anything. I have overcome the fear inside my head and jumped off a bridge with only a Bungy cord as protection. I have overcome the voice screaming at me to stay at the top, that jumping off a bridge is unnatural and not to be attempted. I have done it and I’m still alive. In fact, I feel more alive than ever. I can’t stop grinning. I think about the man I watched and his huge grin and I’m betting everybody can see my great big smile from up top too. THE KAWARAU BUNGY, Queenstown. From two different perspectives.

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From funky brunch eateries to boutique homewares, Queensland’s buzzy capital has something for everyone WORDS SUSAN GOUGH HENLY

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ABOVE: Explore the Brisbane River. RIGHT AND FAR RIGHT: Inside Vielle Branche. Why not stop for an early coffee? BELOW: Kayaking the Brisbane River. BELOW RIGHT: Taking in some art at QAGOMA.

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On the way from the airport, pop into Vieille Branche to discover a little snippet of France hidden among the warehouses of Albion; it opens at 7.30am. The name of this funky concept store is French for ‘my old friend’ which is just the way owners Jean-Charles Lehuby and Jennifer Hillhouse want people to feel when they visit. Best of all, you can order a coffee and croissant while you mosey around their rusticchic French vintage furniture and bric-a-brac. There’s a fantastic nursery out back, too, overflowing with succulents. vieillebranche.com.au

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BREAKFAST The Gunshop Cafe is definitely worth the trip to funky West End. It’s a local institution for inspired breakfast fare with a dash of wasabi here, a dollop of duck egg there, plus lashings of down-to-earth Brissie charm. thegunshopcafe.com

MID-MORNING Check out the latest contemporary art exhibtion at the Gallery of Modern Art then wander through the edible Epicurious Garden at South Bank. When you’re done, hop on a free City Hopper ferry to Riverlife below the Kangaroo Point cliffs, where you can learn to rock climb and abseil in the heart of the city, or explore the Brisbane River by kayak. qagoma.qld.gov.au riverlife.com.au

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LUNCH Brisbane’s hilly inner-city suburb of Paddington is dotted with quaint Queenslander wooden cottages, many of which now house cafés and boutiques. With its friendly, laid-back neighbourhood vibe, Anouk Cafe is the perfect place for an inspired lunch of mod-Oz fare chock-full of fresh local produce. anoukcafe.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Lunch at Anouk Cafe, inside Up on Constance, cocktails at The Apo, at Woolly Mammoth, dinner at The Apo.

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AFTERNOON Explore Paddington’s eclectic boutiques and homeware stores. We love the edgy gear at Dogstar created by Japanese-born, Brisbanebased designer Masayo Yasuki and the interesting mix of new and recycled furniture and homewares at Blake and Taylor. dogstar.com.au blakeandtaylor.com.au

The Apo in Fortitude Valley is a new spot for a relaxed dinner before a night on the town. In homage to its first incarnation as a Victorian-era apothecary, the bartender offers a bevy of delectable potions. Sample an Apothecary Rhubarb and Vanilla Negroni or an Apo Old Fashioned, as you nibble on inventive sharing plates such as Moreton Bay Bug with whipped mullet roe, or oxtail with peppers, chilli and yoghurt. theapo.com.au

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The Valley is Brisbane’s nightlife central so there’s lots of choice within strolling distance. Boogie to great music on the funky chandelier-draped dance floor at Laruche, check out the multistorey spectacle of Cloudland and/or play shuffleboard or indoor bocce as you taste your way around a great line-up of craft beers on tap at Woolly Mammoth. Round off your night sipping Veuve Clicquot at the groovy rooftop bar Up on Constance. It’s atop Tryp Hotel, Brisbane’s uber-hip, street-art hotel, which also dishes up todie-for Chur burgers (see page 50) from its laneway restaurant. A nightcap, some munchies and a groovy place to rest your head, all in the one spot. laruche.com.au cloudland.tv woollymammoth.com.au uponcontsance.com trypbrisbane.com

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by the SPF number to discover your maximum exposure time. Use sunscreen! The Cancer Council recommends applying at least one teaspoon for each limb, front and back of the body and half a teaspoon for face, neck and ears. Not doing this can result in only 50 to 80 per cent of the product’s stated protection. Apply 20 minutes before heading outside and every two hours afterwards – religiously. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect the head, neck and ears, and a pair of sunglasses that meets Australian standards. Seek shade and stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm, when UV rays are strongest.

Is pale skin more vulnerable to sun damage? The short answer is yes. People with fair skin and pale eyes and hair are more likely to be affected, but don’t think you’ve got safer skin because you’ve got olive or very dark skin. The pigment in our skin – melanin – helps to block out UV rays to a point, which is why darker skin with more melanin is less likely to burn, but UV exposure can increase your skin cancer risk without causing sunburn. HINT: Download the Cancer Council’s SunSmart app, which offers sun protection times, seven-day weather forecasts, a personalised alert function and sunscreen calculator. cancer.org.au

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11. Forever New Lexi Cutout Straw Floppy Hat, $39.99, forevernew.com.au 12. Mesop Sienna Blouse in blue, $159, mesop.com 13. Oncewas Vargo Wrap Pocket Shirt in white, $189.95 oncewas.com.au 14. Jets Nomadic DD/E Cup swimsuit, $199, jets.com.au 15. Sandusa Beach Towel in Cabo Grand, $64.95, sandusa.com 16. Hammamas Clash various colours, $39.95, hammamas.com.au 17. Forever New Celeste Lurex Floppy Hat, $34.99, forevernew.com.au 18. Dr Bronner’s Organic Lotions, $18.50 each, drbronner.com.au 19. The Bronzer Instant Tan, $24.95, thebronzer.com.au 20. Bondi Zinc Bronze Tinted, $22.95, bondizincsunscreen.com.au 21. Jute Shopper in Rhombus Saffron, $24.95, applegreenduck.com 22. Proof Ada Yellow Tortoise Polarised, $209, iwantproof.com.au 23. Sempre Di Metalic Silver Espadrille, $125, sempredi.com

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IT’S THE SILLY SEASON How to look your best while entertaining this summer WORDS PETER BARRETT

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Baring it Must-have summer accessories include: sunscreen, hat, a good pair of jeans (that flatter your body), a great pair of shorts (with hems creeping above the knee), a classic t-shirt (in white, grey or black), a crisp white shirt, a good short-sleeved shirt and at least one pair of chinos (choose beige, off-white or navy – they go with everything).

Finally, when it comes to footwear, take it up a notch with loafers or boat shoes. But if you must wear thongs, says Donny, be sure to check the state of your toe nails. “And don’t be afraid to spend money on a pedi.” If you’re hosting a party, keep numbers manageable, cater for food, wine and beer but suggest to guests they can BYO spirits.

Headed to an exotic destination this summer? Here some tips: • Do keep hydrated and avoid overindulging in alcohol. Think of all that beach time you’ll miss with a sore head (or worse). • Don’t do anything illegal. Make sure you’re across local laws so your dream holiday doesn’t turn into a nightmare. • Do learn the local lingo. Even if it’s only a few words – “hello”, “please”, “thank you” – you’ll have loads more fun and put a smile on a local’s face.

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SUMMER entertaining used to be so simple: beer for the boys, wine for the ladies and a barbecue dialled to charcoal. But we’ve come a long way since then. With silly season soirées trending upwards in the sophistication stakes, it’s time to glean some tips from the experts. Sydney fashion stylist Donny Galella (donnygalella.com.au), 37, appears regularly on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, dresses celebrities such as Sir Richard Branson and runs a fashion consulting business helping regular Joes look great. During the party season he receives three to four invites each week. “It’s really about how you balance your work, your personal life and your social commitments,” says Donny, adding that he picks one event per week he has a strong connection with and politely declines the rest. Other party tricks Donny has learnt include drinking water chasers with each alcoholic beverage and, if driving, only donning his shirt and jacket in the car park on arrival to avoid creases.

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Experience I GET THE LOOK

Life on high As cities become more crowded, urban green thumbs are looking to the skies. This tranquil rooftop created by Adam Robinson Design in Sydney’s Redfern proves a rooftop can be the perfect backyard

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SYDNEY LANDSCAPE designer Adam Robinson works closely with clients to craft beautiful outdoor spaces, such as this Redfern rooftop oasis. “I set out to create an area that, even when you know you’re smack bang in the middle of the city, once you are on the roof you are completely immersed in a garden presence,” he says. Adam zoned the space adding comfortable furniture and a built-in barbecue to deliver a kitchen, living and dining room in one. “The area needs to be usable as well as aesthetically pleasing,” Adam says. Rooftop gardens come with challenges; Adam had to choose pieces and plants that could withstand direct exposure to sun, rain and wind. A 360-degree pivoting shade sail, a worthwhile investment, lets the homeowners protect different areas depending on the weather and time of day. When creating your own space, Adam recommends choosing features carefully. “Sometimes one impressive piece is better then lots of clutter,” he says. A harmonious colour scheme will tie the space together to complete your “restful retreat”. adamrobinsondesign.com

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STRETCH AND PURR

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Cat cafés offer yoga devotees the ultimate in meditation practice. Dilvin Yasa strikes a pose Cats provide an example and a challenge in cat yoga classes.

Surry Hills, Sydney and Chiang Mai, Thailand Yoga with adult cats $25; coffee and a play appointment with kitties, from $15. catmospherecafe.com

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LUCKY CAT CAFE Annerley, Brisbane A one-hour yoga class is $29, however you can pop in for a lengthy stroke for only $12.60. Light refreshments available. luckycatcafe.com.au

YOGA VINE Perth CBD A high-end yoga studio with a comprehensive timetable including vinyasa and pilates. Cats on Mats fundraising events are run twice a year. Look out for the next one in March. theyogavine.com.au

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45-minute session. The yoga class is followed by 15 minutes of “cat therapy” (essentially plenty of stroking and cuddles). The class is so popular, it’s booked solid every week – not only in Surry Hills, but also at the original Catmosphere, founded by Austrian Bernhard Mueller and located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Cats and yoga may seem like a strange union but as Wenee points out, the health benefits of keeping a cat have long been documented. A study by the University of Minnesota found that

the health benefits of keeping a cat have long been documented those who didn’t own a cat were between 30 and 40 per cent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than cat owners, while another study from the University of Indiana has shown that even just watching cat videos can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression and boost your energy. “For me,

the marriage between the two just made sense,” Wenee says. “Yoga is essentially mindfulness in motion and cats with their constant relaxed state can either assist or provide an additional challenge to help you locate your inner peace.” Alas, inner peace was not to be. When I went home to my own cat smelling of others (the feline equivalent of lipstick on the collar perhaps), he let me know, by way of a very carefully placed gift, that it will be a long time before I’ll be graced with a purr – inner or otherwise.

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I’M HAVING TROUBLE locating my inner purr. Our yoga instructor Annabelle – clad in a singlet featuring a large print of a cat wearing a space helmet – assures me it’s within me, but I’m doubtful. Besides, I’m distracted by the cat arching its back on my yoga mat and attempting to cough up a fur ball. “It’s okay, we can learn a lot from these creatures,” Annabelle says as she eases us through our positions. The cats, 12 of them, roam between us with bored expressions on their faces. “Look at their agility and at their neutral spines; that’s what you want to achieve … aaaand exhale.” It’s a Thursday evening at Catmosphere, a cat café in the heart of Sydney’s Surry Hills. During the day, feline aficionados young and old can come in and grab a coffee before spending time with the rescue kitties in the space-themed cat rooms. “It’s become a popular choice for first Tinder dates, buck’s nights and with those trying to get over the death of a muchloved pet,” Catmosphere co-owner Wenee Yap says. Tonight, the upstairs room turns into a yoga studio, with just enough room for nine catloving yogis to enjoy a

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SUNSHINE ON A STICK EVERYONE LOVES AN ICY POLE. WHY NOT MAKE YOUR OWN? . WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

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orget icecream. When it’s really hot, there’s nothing more refreshing than an icy pole. It’s the classic nostalgia-imbued summer treat. “I think icy poles bring out the kid in all of us,” says Karen Lavecky, owner and founder of the Land of Plenty Food Co., whose brands include the popular Paloma Pops. “They take you back to a simple, fun, happy time. And the adults grab them as quickly as the kids do,” she says. Karen’s icy poles are made from fresh Australian fruit (wherever possible), with minimal sugar and no preservatives. They’re designed to be a healthy treat that’s guilt-free. Named after her four-year-old daughter Paloma, Karen says Paloma Pops are a gourmet take on supermarket icy poles. “We’ve created a product that we’d be happy to give our daughter and we only want what’s best for her,” she says. “It’s a fun, healthy, exciting take on treats for kids.” Land of Plenty Food Co. is known for its premium artisan frozen food products including Lotus and Ming, and Dim Sum & Co. The emphasis is on quality and with Paloma Pops, that translates to fresh fruit-based icy poles

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They take you back to a simple, fun, happy time. And the adults grab them as quickly as the kids do with natural flavourings. The pops are available at good food stores and IGA supermarkets, and the Paloma Pops trolley has also been spied on the steps of the Sydney Opera House and at summer events. But it’s also very easy to make your own. To a simple fruit juice base (see recipe at right), Karen suggests adding whole pieces of fruit or layering flavours. It’s easy to customise a basic icy pole recipe; just use the best seasonal ingredients. While there’s nothing wrong with a simple straight-from-the-freezerto-mouth approach, icy poles can also be presented as a fun dessert. Karen suggests adding edible flowers or a sprinkle of nuts or chia seeds to a tray of pops and says a platter of fresh fruit is also a great accompaniment. Then just stand back and watch them disappear. landofplentyfood.co palomapops.com.au

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Apple Passionfruit Pops PREP TIME 10 Minutes + frozen overnight METHOD 1. Stir sugar and water over a medium heat in a small saucepan. Make sure to stir regularly until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool. 2. Mix apple juice, sugar syrup and lemon juice in a large bowl or jug. 3. Pour the apple juice mix into your desired pop moulds. Spoon 1 teaspoon of passionfruit pulp into each mould and stir well before placing the moulds in the freezer. 4. If your moulds don’t have tops with sticks, let the pops half freeze (about 30 mins) then place your own sticks in the moulds. Return moulds to the freezer until frozen. 5. To serve, place the moulds into a bowl of warm water, pulling lightly on the sticks until the icy poles are released. Serve pops on their own, or (for grown-ups only) dunked into a refreshing summer cocktail.

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VARIATIONS • Sprinkle a small amount of chia seeds into each mould along with passionfruit pulp • Infuse sugar syrup with 1 ½ tablespoons of finely chopped mint • Replace passionfruit with juice from 1 blended cucumber for a less sweet option

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A Balinese-style spa experience awaits visitors to Noosa WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

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hen you’re seminaked in a darkened room and your body is being drenched in a warm, sensual liquid, your mind inevitably begins to drift. Visions of fragrant curries, rich with the subtle sweetness of coconut milk, start to dance before my eyes. It’s a Spice Islands daydream inspired by an exfoliating body rub made from classic southeast Asian ingredients – ginger, turmeric, clove and nutmeg – and the warm, almost hot, coconut milk my therapist is using to gently wash away the paste and hydrate my skin. This is a treatment to intoxicate all the senses. Ikatan Balinese Day Spa is a 10-minute drive from Noosa, but the rainforest-lined roads

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take you to more than just rural Doonan in the Noosa Valley. It really does feel as if you’ve stumbled upon a small piece of Bali on the Sunshine Coast. With village-style rooms set in a lush tropical garden and treatments inspired by authentic Balinese spa experiences, ikat sarongs, and the peaceful soundtrack of soft gongs and xylophone that’s typical of traditional Balinese music, Ikatan beautifully channels the island’s laid-back charm. Therapist Katrina Thorpe is co-owner of Ikatan with her husband Nicholas Pilditch, who is the talent behind the property’s tropical garden, and they are both passionate Baliphiles, travelling to the Indonesian island three or four times a year. Since Ikatan opened

TRY IT HERE Katrina Thorpe rounds up her favourite Bali spas

DALA SPA “Go for the fresh ingredients used in every treatment, which you can watch as they are prepared.” In Ubud, Kuta and Jimbaran. dalaspa.com

MAYA RESORT DAY SPA “Maya has well-trained staff, comfortable treatment beds and always offers a good massage.” In Sanur and Ubud. spaatmaya.com

JARI MENARI “A must-visit for Bali’s best massage.” In Seminyak. jarimenari.com in 2002, authenticity has always been a focus. And it’s the reason why my spa treatment has a distinctly Masakan Bali (Balinese cuisine) flavour – Ikatan uses the same spices found in the island’s cuisine and used at many of its spa

retreats in its treatments. Like most spa retreats, Ikatan operates in a bubble of hushed calm. After my two-hour treatment I only spy other guests when I wander through the lush garden in search of a Balinese day-bed where I can sip a glass of iced tea and emerge from my post-spa zen. It’s not Bali, but it certainly feels like it. Ikatan Balinese Day Spa 46 Grays Rd, Doonan, Queensland, ikatanspa.com Justine Costigan was a guest of Ikatan Balinese Day Spa and Visit Noosa

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BATTLE of the BURGERS WHEN TWO PATTIES AND A BUN BECAME AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE TAKE AWAY WORDS LARISSA DUBECKI

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eed the rich and go home poor; feed the poor, and go home rich – when it comes to the 2016 burger wars, the old restaurant industry adage is doubly pertinent. What else can explain the current trend – several years old, yet still gaining momentum – of top chefs and prominent restaurant owners going into the fastfood arena to battle it out over ground chuck and special sauce? There’s Neil Perry’s Burger Project, rolling out in a capital city near you. There’s Shannon

Bennett of fine diner Vue de Monde fame, who launched his Benny Burger concept at Sydney Airport earlier this year and another in Melbourne’s CBD this month, with more to follow. Plus other cult burger purveyors across Australia, including Tomislav Martinovic’s Five Points in North Sydney, and Huxtaburger in Melbourne. We’re a long way from the greasy spoon joint of old, Toto. So what puts the fire in the belly – figuratively speaking – of the modernday burger-preneur?

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B is for boutique Bradley Michael is one guy with a proven track record in reading the market. Having started his career in his native South Africa as an assistant chef during his military service, he went on to open and franchise more than 150 Black Steer Steakhouses. In Australia he became the impresario behind Meat and Wine Co. steakhouses, and during the GFC, happened to notice some interesting consumer behaviour. It sowed the seed for the 17 Ribs & Burgers nationwide (and two just launched in London and South Africa). “When the economy dropped, every week people were coming

in and buying more burgers than steak,” he says. “They were big, 300gram burgers, so I decided to drop the size, keep the quality of a restaurant burger, and bring it into a casual environment.” Michael believes in the importance of making a burger to order and creating the right atmosphere, which in Ribs & Burgers’ case includes vintage interiors: “It’s important to design them so people don’t feel they’re in a McDonald’s.” His other catchphrase is “boutique” as opposed to “gourmet”, a word debased in his eyes by the likes of the fast food giants who regularly roll out so-called gourmet burgers. “We’ve taken

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ours from a restaurant burger – we haven’t made a fast-food burger and brought it up,” he says.

We’re a long way from the greasy spoon joint of old, Toto

Buns on wheels Daragh Kan and Myles Munro are the names behind Mr Burger, a fleet of food trucks in Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania that now also boasts four bricks-and-mortar operations. Looking for a food offering for their Melbourne pub the Mercat Cross, the high-school friends went on an eating tour of the US in 2012. “We spent half our time at food trucks,” says Daragh.

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“We thought it was a really good idea to do something like that back home.” Fate intervened: their truck, which was meant to fit into the pub’s foyer, was too big. And thus Mr Burger was born. The appeal of burgers is easy, Daragh says. “You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like a burger. You can have one in a top-end restaurant or on the street. It’s the food that cuts through.”

Burger love Another burger notable is Warren Turnbull, awardwinning chef-turnedowner of six Chur Burger shops in Sydney, Brisbane and most recently Melbourne. Warren is the accidental burger king taking up the grill after a fire destroyed his Sydney restaurant kitchen. The appeal of the burger is straightforward, says the New Zealand native: “Everyone likes a good burger. It’s just really appealing food.” And perhaps best of all, the appeal of the burger to a chef is straightforward as well: “As a chef it’s great not to be chained to the kitchen doing those crazy hours anymore. You’ve got to like that.”

Fast food impresarios BIGGIE SMALLS Shane Delia does Middle Eastern fine dining at his Melbourne restaurant Maha and he also convinces with quality but streetwise kebabs at Collingwood’s Biggie Smalls. biggiesmalls.com.au PACO’S TACOS The MoVida crew knows its way around a tapas menu – dubbed the best outside Spain – but they also know how to have fun with their upbeat, downmarket taco joints in Melbourne’s CBD and Ringwood. pacostacos.com.au BURGER PROJECT Neil Perry wowed with his wagyu burger on the Rockpool bar menu and now takes it to the masses at his five New South Wales and two Victorian burger bars. burgerproject.com

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1. SENNHEISER PXC 550 Wireless headset, $629.95, en-au.sennheiser.com 2. NATIVE UNION DOCK for Apple Watch, $89.95, nativeunion.com.au 3. BOSE® SoundTouch® 10 wireless speaker, $299, bose.com.au 4. BOSE® SoundSport® wireless headphones, $249, bose.com.au 5. IKEA Riggad LED work lamp with wireless charging, $95, ikea.com/au 6. HOUSE OF MARLEY Little Get Together™ Bluetooth Mini Portable Audio System, $199.95, houseofmarley.com.au 7. PLAYSTATION® VR, $549.95, playstation.com/en-au 8. NATIVE UNION Night cable in red, $39.99, nativeunion.com.au 9. FOSSIL Q Wander Touchscreen Smartwatch in Rose-Gold Tone Stainless Steel, $315, fossil.com/au 10. TYPO Macro and Wide Angle phone lens, $12.99, and Kaleidoscope phone lens $5, cottonon.com 11. JETSTAR GIFT CARD Available in values of $50 and $100 in retail outlets across Australia including Coles, Woolworths, Australia Post, BigW and Target.

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Sand in your toes

South Australia’s beautiful beaches are the perfect place for a sunset walk. See more of the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula on page 115.

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Take the time to explore Bali’s rich culture, small villages and laid-back local lifestyle and discover another side of this beautiful island

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Bali life (left to right) A religious offering of an elaborate tower of fruit and snacks. Relaxing in the Banjar hot springs where a 10-metre drop of running water into the pool acts as a powerful back massage. A colourful Ogoh-ogoh, a demonic statue made for Nyepi, the Balinese “Day of Silence�.

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Market scenes (left to right) A stallholder at a market in Candi Dasa, East Bali. Market in Kerambitan, on Bali’s west coast. Chickens with feathers dyed in bright colours.

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A festival in Bedugul on the shores of Tamblingan Lake in central Bali.

About the photographer Christopher Wise left a successful career as a graphic designer in New York City to try his luck as a photographer in south east Asia. Now based in Bangkok, his acclaimed images of food, destinations and people are published globally. lifecw.com

Because of the slow pace it is easy to discover beautiful details in the everyday life of Bali more traditional than the south. Because of the slow pace it is easy to discover beautiful details in the everyday life of Bali. There are beautiful and spiritual places off the well-beaten tourist path and usually interesting

characters to meet as well,” he says. Talking to locals and getting to know them has been the key to capturing candid images of Balinese life. It also gives him a chance to find out more about their culture, including the brightly coloured chickens. “ I was trying to find out why the chickens had been dyed bright colors. I asked a translator to ask the question and he discovered it was really for no other reason than it looked cool. Balinese love to decorate!”

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way from the popular tourist resorts in Bali’s south where luxury hotels, stylish bars and restaurants crowd the stunning coastline, visitors to the island can still find a side of Bali that’s rich in tradition and blessed with untouched natural beauty. Photographer Christopher Wise has visited Bali on assignment more than 10 times and is fascinated by the island’s culture and people. “I appreciate seeing the spiritual side of rituals and ceremonies that for Balinese are quite prosaic. It can be a bit of a cliché, but when you see it away from Kuta or other areas more overwhelmed by tourists it takes on a different hue,” he says. In Bali’s north-west the Bali Barat National Park covers 158 square kilometres of land, and in the north and east, cascading terraced rice paddies, traditional villages and pristine beaches offer an experience of Bali quite unlike the bustling south. Christopher’s images in this photo essay were taken on several trips to the island and feature Bali’s east and north. “Life tends to move more slowly here and be

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ure, there was some food deprivation, and the small matter of having to knock out his own tooth out with an iceskate, but if you ask me, in Cast Away, Tom Hanks was just one big whiner. Here on Fiji’s Modriki Island, where Cast Away was filmed, it’s all sunshine, sapphire water, psychedelic fish and powdery white sand. Better yet, behind us there’s a chef whipping up some of the best seafood Fiji has to offer on a portable barbecue (admittedly, room service was somewhat lacking during Tom Hanks’ stay). We are here on a day trip from Outrigger’s Castaway Island resort, about 30 minutes southeast by speed boat. Feeling like a Bond girl (minus the physical attributes and martial arts skills), I am sitting at the prow of the sleek white

boat as it skips over the sea to Modriki. We pause as a school of 20-odd dolphins decide to join us, leaping out of the water like extras trying to secure a close-up. We wade from the boat with our snorkels and open a bottle of Champagne as we wait for lunch to be served under rustling palm trees.

Lost (in luxury) The chef and his staff arrived early and set up a HELP sign in the sand made of coconuts and rocks to get us in the mood. They’ve even thoughtfully brought a replica Wilson volleyball, lest one of us get lonely. After lunch we take our Champagne to the shoreline and sit in gently lapping waves sipping from our flutes before putting on snorkelling fins and wading into the sea. A few kicks and we’re flying over an underwater city of coral, starfish, sea cucumbers and vividly coloured fish.

We’re flying over an underwater city of coral, starfish, sea cucumbers and vividly coloured fish

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Water activities on Castaway Island. ABOVE: Aerial view of Castaway Island. BELOW: Replicate the Cast Away experience on Modriki Island.

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Discover the films and TV show with Fiji in a starring role. CAST AWAY This 2000 Tom Hanks flick about a man washed up on a deserted island was shot on Modriki Island. The island is genuinely deserted, so Tom stayed on a luxury yacht moored nearby. Several Castaway Island staff worked as crew on the production. SURVIVOR The 33rd season of US reality TV program Survivor used Mana Island, about 15 minutes by boat from Castaway Island, as its location, finishing shooting in July this year. Boats were asked to steer clear of certain areas lest they drift into filming zones. BLUE LAGOON This 1980 teen classic starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as two cousins stranded on a beautiful island after a shipwreck was shot on Nanuya Levu, in the Yasawa Group of islands, just north of the Mamanuca group.

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It might seem a strange day trip from a resort already on a tiny island paradise, but there’s something about spending a day on a completely deserted island that created a memory I’ll be dusting off on bleak days for the rest of my life. The speed boat arrives to pick us up and we wade ashore to our home for the night, Castaway Island.

Island style Castaway reopened in June after three months of clean-up post February’s Cyclone Winston. Most resorts laid off staff as they completed rebuilds, but Castaway kept them on. Bartenders became painters, cleaners landscape gardeners; the result was a three-month turnaround and a resort ready with experienced staff the moment the

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final piece of thatch was secured to its bure’s roof. Castaway was the first resort in the Mamanuca Group and celebrates its 50th birthday this year. But there’s nothing dated here. The self-contained bures each feature traditional hand-painted tapa cloths adorning their ceilings. Many are on the beach, with others in lush rainforest a few steps from the sand. There are two swimming pools, including one for kids, and four restaurants servicing the 64 rooms. At Restaurant 1808, named for the year the Chinese arrived in Fiji, Swiss chef Marcus Nufer’s Fijian/Chinese/Indian fusion menu is served on elegant tables on the sand. The island is just 70ha but it would be easy to spend a week here.

In 24 hours I kayaked, bushwalked, did a sunrise boxing class on the beach, and joined a coral planting session. Here, a local environmental group showed us how to carefully attach live coral to a metal frame before we swam it to the sea bottom. The coral will begin to grow and when it’s robust enough, the frame will be removed and reused. On my final morning I take a kayak and paddle around the island. It takes an hour, including stops to simply drift and watch the activity on the sea bottom below me. I could easily have spent the entire day paddling into private coves and beaches, but my ferry to Nadi awaited. Claire Sutherland visited Castaway Island as a guest of Outrigger

South Sea Cruises depart for Castaway Island three times a day from Denarau Marina, about 30 minutes from Nadi. Tickets are $53 one way for the 1.5-hour-trip. ssc.com.fj

STAYING Rooms at Castaway Island start from $605 per night depending on the season. Each room includes a king-sized bed and most also have a single bed. The rate includes a welcome cocktail, all non-powered water equipment, cocktail party and traditional Fijian performance. An additional $86 per adult per day covers all meals. outriggerfiji.com

EXCURSIONS A day trip to Modriki Island from Castaway with a picnic lunch is $160 per person. A day trip with a chef to prepare your meal on the beach is $224 per person with a minimum of four and maximum of eight people.

Travel info Jetstar has great low fares to Fiji from Sydney. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

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Pristine beaches at Castaway Island. INSET: Alone on Modriki Island.

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We discover this to be true during our nine-day stay at Savusavu, where we see only a handful of other tourists during our regular trips to town. With a population of less than 5000, Savusavu’s village-like charm, vibrant culture, natural beauty, warm people and laid-back way of life is enchanting.

More tourists have found us but it still has the magic CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Families find a warm welcome in Savusavu; view to the marina; children on their way to school; Edgewater bures at Koro Sun.

Resorts reinvented US motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins owns Namale Resort at Savusavu but there are no international hotel chains, upmarket boutique shopping or kitsch tourist attractions here. We stay at a family-owned boutique resort called Koro Sun, a sprawling 150-acre former copra plantation with virgin rainforest on one side and the aquamarine waters of the Koro Sea on the other. Owned by the hands-on Young family for the past 15 years, Koro Sun offers a range of accommodation from original Fijian

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he young girl’s warm brown eyes light up as she looks down at the protected bay below her island home. “It is so beautiful and peaceful here,” she says, smiling. “Every night, I watch the sun set over the water and I feel so lucky. Savusavu is paradise to me.” We are climbing the bumpy, winding road with our cab driver Bobbie and his daughter and son to their home, perched high in the tropical hills overlooking Savusavu, a town on the south coast of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest but lessfrequented island. My family and I met Bobbie days earlier when he drove us from the shack of an airport at the island’s largest town of Labasa to our accommodation at Savusavu. Many visitors opt to fly directly into the tiny Savusavu airport – a 50-minute inter-island flight from Nadi – but we enjoyed every second of our scenic 90-minute drive through remote villages and lush green mountains, past myriad colourful shacks and friendly locals waving and yelling the greeting, “Bula”. “We are known as the hidden paradise of Fiji,” Bobbie says proudly. “More tourists have found us but it still has the magic.”

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85 garden bures to overwater villas, and the resort’s famous adults-only Edgewater bures. The US-based owners foster a strong sense of community with the surrounding villages and were instrumental in helping rebuild villages after Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated the area in February. “Our guests are looking for something more authentic; luxurious but also rustic,” general manager Margaret Rayawa says. “We attract those wanting to experience the real Fiji and all it has to offer. The beauty of Savusavu is in the authenticity of the people. Tourism is not such a big thing here, so our staff look forward

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to coming to work and meeting new people.”

Life lessons At the primary school in the seaside village of Nagigi (population 150) the next day, the teachers told us that many of the children have to leave home very early in the morning to travel to school from neighbouring villages. They asked us questions and sang songs, their joy infectious. We had heard the school was in desperate need of stationery and brought a bag of supplies, plus a rugby ball that was soon thrown around the playground. The pristine reef, visible from the school’s playground, beckoned later and we paddled kayaks out to the reef,

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passing smiling locals hand-line fishing for their lunch. As we snorkelled, our four-year-old son shrieked with joy each time he saw a brilliant blue starfish, a colourful fish, or a piece of coral. He was not as excited when he saw reef shark darting below him, and opted to snorkel on my back.

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The following day, our guides Solo and Romano drive us to visit Vuadomo Village, where we offer a gift of kava root to the locals in return for a visit to the waterfall. The tiny, self-sufficient village is peppered with multi-hued bures and the locals laugh as our sons chase chickens around the gardens and marvel at a bamboo raft used for nightly fishing trips. The 10-minute walk to the waterfall is just as scenic as the falls themselves. Along the way, Solo points out kava plants, passionfruit vines, wild chillies and ginger. We are greeted by a cascading waterfall and waste no time cooling off in the fresh water. Savusavu offers many adventures – fishing, diving at Namena Marine Reserve, a visit to J. Hunter pearl farm, exploring local villages, kayaking on the island’s tranquil salt lake – or the opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural beauty

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of the surroundings. A trip to Koro Sun’s Rainforest Spa – where a cascading waterfall and native birds provide the background music – for its signature banana-leaf body wrap is also an option.

Island dining The food in Savusavu is also a delicious surprise. We enjoy Koro Sun’s smoky, traditional lovo feast, where an array of meats and homegrown vegetables are placed into

The tiny, self-sufficient village is peppered with multi-hued bures

an earth oven, lined with palms and hot coals, and cooked for several hours. And we eat lunch a few times at popular curry house, Country Kitchen, across the road from the marketplace. Despite its dubious

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Perfect play date One of the highlights of our stay in Savusavu is meeting affable local Jope on a fishing trip. He invites us to his home so our kids can have a play date with his boys, who are the same age as ours, the following day. Jope picks us up and drives us to his scenic village where we are welcomed into the family’s home. Jope offers kava and his wife cooks for us as we watch our boys play. The kids couldn’t understand each other but they bonded over a game of rugby, chasing chickens and sharing food. Later, my husband and I agree the people in Savusavu have an unrivalled generosity of spirit.

Adopted family We meet 84-year-old Zelma Gartner, of Victoria, who has been

visiting Savusavu for more than 40 years. She loves that it is still very much “bush Fiji”. Much loved by Koro Sun staff and locals, Zelma, or “Nau” as they affectionately call her, travels alone and stays in a bure that has a plaque bearing her name. “I have no family so I think of the people here as my family,” she says. “I come away feeling refreshed, very loved, but very sad because I’m leaving my family.”

As a parting gift, the staff at Koro Sun give our two sons each a coconut tree and let them help plant them on the grounds. Now we have the perfect excuse to go back to Savusavu with our boys and watch how the trees have grown.

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name and dilapidated entrance, one of our most memorable meals is at Surf’n’Turf in Savusavu town. It might be the local fine dining restaurant but there’s definitely no need to dress up, and the big timber deck overlooking the water is great for families. We loved chef Vijendra Kumar’s mud-crab curry and the kingfish sashimi. The staff is on laid-back ‘Fiji time’ here, but if you’re patient enough to stick around for dessert, the homemade coconut ice-cream is well worth the wait. For fresh fruit and produce, the Savusavu farmer’s market is a hive of activity, especially on Saturdays, the main market day. We loved chatting to the locals selling everything from organic fruit and vegetables, fish and spices and arts and craft.

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PEPPERY, MUDDY AND MYSTERIOUS, THERE’S NOTHING LIKE TONGUE-NUMBING KAVA, WRITES SHERIDEN RHODES

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Kava drinking can be ceremonial (my husband and I had a kava ceremony as part of our wedding in Fiji), or drunk casually as one might have a beer at the end of a working day. Initially kava was only drunk by the chief of a Fijian village, but today all Fijians partake, usually with a few bowls before dinner. The drink is made in a special wooden tanoa bowl. The dried kava root powder is placed in a muslin cloth sack, mixed with water and strained – more water for a milder brew, less for a stronger mix. When receiving kava, usually served in half a coconut shell, you clap once with a cupped hand to receive, drink in one

Kava is a part of any celebration; we drink it day and night gulp and then clap again three times. It’s important to dress conservatively and sit respectfully. Even

children can be included in the ceremony, but are not expected to drink kava. Kava looks like muddy water (and frankly, tastes like it too) with a slight note of pepper and licorice. It has a mild anaesthetic quality and if you drink enough, makes you quite sleepy. The experience is offered at most resorts (often the resort band will be drinking kava as they strum on guitars and ukuleles), on cruise ships and during visits to Fijian villages. “Kava is a part of any celebration; we drink it day and night. We can’t afford wine or Champagne, but we can afford kava,” Manasa says. Bula (cheers) to that.

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IF THERE’S ONE thing you must do when visiting Fiji, it’s try kava. I won’t promise you’ll like it (in fact it’s definitely an acquired taste) but sitting down on a grass mat and being part of this centuries-old tradition connects you to something that plays a huge part – culturally and socially – in daily Fijian life. Fijians drink kava, made from the bare root of a pepper tree, almost every day (but mostly at night). Indo-Fijians drink kava day and night, especially at mealtimes, as it numbs the tongue and goes particularly well with spicy Indian food. “It’s special to us,” Manasa Ragigia from Yasawa Island Resort says to the group of guests sitting in a circle and trying Fiji’s national drink, many for the first time.

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Lake Wakatipu, between Queenstown and Glenorchy. CLOCKWISE FROM FAR RIGHT: Making the most of Central Otago’s cycle trails; Olivers in Clyde, Central Otago; summer vineyard scene; a miner’s rock hut.

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We hop off the boat and onto bikes to ride a section of the Roxburgh Gorge trail, a lesser-trodden path than the Otago Rail Trail. Over the course of the 11km trail, we ride past only one other group. Stopping at the narrowest part of the track, we’re reminded how silent it is and how breathtaking the scenery is here. Over breakfast the next morning at Olivers Central Otago Lodge and Stables, a married couple escaping their children for their wedding anniversary weekend talk about how they come each year, hire a

Jean Desire Feraud, the same Frenchman who was immortalised for discovering gold at Frenchman’s Point, also brought wine to Central Otago. Now it’s a booming regional industry with a reputation for pinot noir. Tania Howard, who runs Wine Solutions Bespoke Wine Tours, brings the wine history to life on a whistle-stop tour of some of the smaller wineries. Aurum Wines is in a country cottage setting surrounded by gardens filled with flowers. It’s home to thirdgeneration winemaker Lucie, from France, her husband Brook and parents-in-law Joan and Tony Lawrence. “Everything grows here,” Joan says. She believes the original landowner, a Chinese gold-digger who created a market garden here, is the reason for the lucky land. “This spot has been growing things for 150 years and I often think of him and how hard he must have worked.” Aurum’s amber wine is sought after by chefs, who say it goes with any dish. Tony describes it as a pleasant, rustic wine with a dry, distinctive taste. It’s made with white grapes in a red-grape style. Further down the road is the Wooing Tree winery, named after a 100-year-old pine tree on the property that saw its fair share of romance. Its blanc de noir, named Blondie, is a standout.

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In between the smaller wineries, we stop for platters of thick-cut gingerbread and blue cheese, fat green olives, salami and sourdough at Mt Difficulty Wines, named after the nearby mountain. Afterwards, we sit halfway down the hill on a railway sleeper balanced between two wine barrels and take in the snow-capped mountains peeking over plover trees. Every stop has its story and we end the tour at Stewart Town Vineyard run by Kerry StaintonHerbert. It’s the highest vineyard in Bannockburn and The Bounder pinot is a collaboration by award-winning winemakers Grant Taylor and Jen Parr. After hours of prospecting, it’s this wine that makes me feel as though I’ve struck gold.

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chocolate at the snowy top of Old Woman’s Range after a helicopter ride from Cromwell, known in Māori as “the place with the hole in the sky” because it’s so clear and dry most of the year. The year-round views will stay with you long after you leave, from the monochrome winter drama to the bright blossoms of spring. Not even a spin in a helicopter or roar down river in a jet boat can outdo the thrill of solitude and silence found in the Central Otago landscapes – a destination that’s guaranteed to restore the senses. Dani Wright was a guest of Tourism Central Otago

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Surprise dining This year, more than ever, we put our faith in the hands of the chefs, as top-rated restaurants ditched the traditional menu in favour of a ‘surprise dining’ experience. At Nora in Melbourne, your menu of

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modern Thai marvels is emailed to you the day after you’ve dined, which might be just as well when you realise you’ve consumed fish bones, chicken hearts and tripe. And even if you were to peek at the online menu before sitting down, you’d be confounded by cryptic names such as Silver Lining (a soup of silverfish, young coconut and lovage), or Daftpunk is Playing in my Mouth (raw mackerel, compressed watermelon and black sesame). Wacky, but oh so wonderful. At Aaron Turner’s award-winning Geelong restaurant, Igni, switched-on waitstaff devise a personalised menu for you, so each table may have an entirely different meal. Cue food envy and furtive looks around the dining room.

Colourful coffees This year, we got creative with our coffees. The standard latte became a tad too beige, as we experimented with golden-toned turmeric, peagreen matcha, purple taro, magenta beetroot and even teal-blue algae. Try the taro and matcha versions at Pachi Pachi in Perth; mushroom, beetroot and carrot cake lattes at Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne; and the beetroot and ginger latte at The Silva Spoon in Maroochydore. These superfood creations may come with a side of health benefits, but the same can’t be said for the Willy Wonka-esque rainbow coffees made from turmeric, beetroot and matcha at Melbourne’s Too Many Chiefs café. We’ll stick to our short black, thanks.

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n the past year, we ditched FreakShakes for smoothie bowls, feasted on fried chicken and flame-grilled marron, and let countless meals go cold in the search of photographic perfection. Here we take a look at the gourmet trends that flooded our social media feeds, including superfood sensations, sweet-savoury creations, and a swag of intriguing new ingredients. Loosen your belts as we look back on the culinary fads of 2016.

Firedoor uses aromatic smoke to gently infuse flavours. ABOVE RIGHT: Hot drinks now come in a rainbow of flavours. RIGHT: Opt for the Wagyu Beef at Bentley Restaurant + Bar matched with a beetroot and bayleaf juice.

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Also on the coffee front, almond and soy made way for a new supermilk: camel milk. Noosabased chef Peter Kuruvita raves about the creamy froth on the ‘cameccinos’ at his venue Noosa Beach House and in his Indianinspired faluda dessert. No mere novelty, camel milk is high in iron, vitamin C and protein, and it’s lower in fat than cow’s milk.

Another Japanese snack that made it into the big leagues this year was the katsu sando. Take a juicy, crumbed tonkatsu pork fillet and sandwich it between fluffy white bread (the kind you’d wrap around a Bunnings sausage) with Kewpie mayo, mustard or barbecue sauce, and shredded white cabbage for crunch, and you have one of the greatest beer snacks ever created. Try it at Honcho or Supernormal in Melbourne, Kahii or Café Orantek in Sydney, or Bam Bam Bakehouse on the Gold Coast.

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From Aaron Turner’s Igni to Lennox Hastie’s Firedoor in Surry Hills, Australia’s top chefs harnessed the ancient art of cooking over fire. In his 30-seat, no-menu eatery in a Geelong laneway, Aaron grills crustaceans and game birds over an open flame, then serves them with sea succulents, saltbush and other foraged ingredients. At Firedoor, Lennox uses an assortment of woods (apple, cherry, olive and pecan) to impart a gentle flavour into freshly landed fish, milk-fed lamb and a whopping rib eye for two. Some of our favourite cocktails got the smouldering treatment, too, such as Eau de Vie’s Smoky Rob Roy, a fiery whisky creation served under a plume of wood smoke.

Drop in the ocean? What looks like a breast implant and tastes like, well, nothing? One of the biggest dessert fads of 2016. When Darren Wong unveiled his Japanese-inspired Raindrop Cake at New York’s Smorgasburg in April, the internet went into meltdown. It didn’t take long for Australian chefs to come to the party, with Harajuku Gyoza in Brisbane and Sydney jumping on the trend. Made with spring water and agar (a Japanese setting agent), this quivering, crystal-clear orb instantly melts on the tongue. Brown sugar syrup and toasted soy flour add flavour to the delicate dessert, but is it enough to hold our attention for long?

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Are you being served? At Peter Gunn’s pop-up-turnedpermanent restaurant IDES in Collingwood, table service has been flipped on its head. For each of the six courses served, the kitchen team deserts their posts to personally hand-deliver meals. And this isn’t about ego, either. Rather, it’s an opportunity for the chefs to chat about the inspiration behind each dish and the provenance of their ingredients, offering a personal connection to what’s on the plate.

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Farewell FreakShakes, hello smoothie bowls One of the most over-the-top food trends of recent years, the FreakShake™ first came to life at Patissez in Canberra. For months, Instagram feeds overflowed with these pimped up milkshakes, crowned with doughnuts, pretzels, lashings of cream and even burgers in some stomach-churning combinations. Now, these calorific creations have been replaced by the #cleaneating version: the smoothie bowl. The superfood set has been whipping up virtuous breakfasts of brightly coloured smoothies, adorned with fruits, nuts and on-trend ingredients such as bee pollen, nut butters and chia seeds. Perfect for those who like to start their day in a bubble of smug.

TOP: Japanese katso sando. ABOVE: The Japaneseinfluenced Raindrop Cake is a crystal-clear orb dessert. BELOW: Move over FreakShakes and say hello to caloriefriendly smoothie bowls.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Delicious and healthy poké bowl; chips with caramel sundae at Devon on Danks; icy poles made from purple yams.

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Another 2016 healthy highlight is Hawaiian poké (pronounced poh-keh). Celebrating Hawaii’s Japanese-accented cuisine, this salad features vinegared sushi rice, soy-marinated raw fish and colourful garnishes, such as spring onion, avocado, black and white sesame seeds, and a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi (a Japanese spice mix). At Pokéd in Melbourne, extra accoutrements include edamame beans, wasabi mayo, lotus chips and flying fish roe. It’s light, bright and utterly delicious, and looks set to be the taste of summer.

Sure, fried chicken is nothing new, but 2016 was the year the golden bird went global. We tucked into sauce-slathered Korean versions, gently spiced Japanese karaage, and finger-lickin’ Nashville hot chicken at Morgan McGlone’s Belle’s Hot Chicken in Melbourne and Sydney, and Aaron Turner’s The Hot Chicken Project in Geelong.

Aquafaba At first glance, there’s nothing appealing about aquafaba, the slimy juice drained from tinned chickpeas. But this year, it gained notoriety when it was hailed as the vegan alternative to eggwhites. It can be used in meringues, ice creams, brownies and mayonnaise to give a thick, fluffy texture without egg. We tried it in a frothy grapefruit cocktail at George Calombaris’s Hellenic Hotel in Williamstown and can report that it tastes – and smells – far better than raw eggwhite. We’ll notch that up as a win for bean juice.

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Sweet and salty snacks If you were the kid who dipped your Maccas chips into your caramel sundae, then this culinary mash-up had your name written all over it. At Sydney’s now-defunct Devon on Danks, their indulgent truffle soft serve came decorated with hot, salty chips for a sweet-savoury collision you’d either love or loathe. Here’s hoping it makes an appearance at Devon’s new home at Barangaroo.

Purple reign Is Filipino food about to get its time in the sun? Maybe so, if we follow the US fad for ube (pronounced oobeh). With a flavour best described as a cross between sweet potato and white chocolate, this purple Filipino yam has been lending its violet hue to ice creams and cakes across the US. Expect a purple reign on Instagram these coming months.

Coming in 2017 SAY HELLO TO THE PHILIPPINES Along with ube, expect to see more Filipino flavours, from crisp-skinned lechon (suckling pig) to rainbowhued halo-halo desserts. ALL ABOUT AGAVE Tequila’s smoky, sultry cousin, mezcal is having a moment. Sip it with a side of sangrita. The chilli- and lime-spiked tomato juice cleanses the palate and enhances the flavours of the mezcal. Try it at Bodega Underground in Melbourne. BEYOND CANTON Our love of Chinese cuisine will go deeper, with regional specialties such as Xi’An rou jia mo (lamb burgers), hand-pulled noodles, and hot-and-sour Hunanese dishes set to steal the limelight. TEA-TOTALLERS Restaurants are recognising a need for sophisticated, alcohol-free drink pairings with their tasting menus. Try a tea match at Melbourne’s Dinner by Heston, or booze-free tipples at Sydney’s Bentley Restaurant + Bar. GREEN SCENE Plant-based milk, cheese and mock meats will continue to gain traction, as food lovers look for alternatives to animal proteins. And even committed carnivores will be swayed by the feel-good vegan feeds in the new cookbook by Melbourne’s Smith & Daughters.

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t was the summer of 1982 and I had the fever. Tennis fever. I was nine and locked in battle with a blonde kid from down the road. Every day, in searing heat, we’d meet at the local tennis club and slog it out. Who won? It doesn’t matter. By the time the next summer rolled around I’d developed a different affliction: cricket fever. In New Zealand and Australia, summer and sport go hand in hand. Here, six Kiwi and Aussie sports stars talk about what summer and sport means to them.

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SAMANTHA STOSUR, 32 Champion Australian tennis player

Samantha will play at the Australian Open in Melbourne, 16-29 January, then in Dubai, 27 February.

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How did you get into tennis? I got a racquet for Christmas from a neighbour when I was about eight. I’ve got an older brother and we would go down to the park that we lived next door to pretty much every afternoon after school and start playing. I just loved it from the first time I gave it a go. Earliest summer sport childhood memory? It was 1994 and I was 10. Mum and dad took my whole family to Melbourne for the Australian Open Women’s Final. It was incredible. I remember wearing my Steffi Graf outfit to the match. Favourite summer activity? Every summer that I’ve ever had has been spent playing tennis. Favourite summer spot? I’d like to spend more time on the Gold Coast, maybe the Sunshine Coast. I grew up on the Gold Coast and I love the beaches … they’re just so big and spread out and the water’s a much nicer temperature year-round.

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shorts. How can you not love living in your swimmers? Sport is one of the best things you can be a part of: you’re being active, you’re with friends, and there’s no better feeling than being exhausted at the end of the day after being sporty. Favourite summer activity? Fishing or spear-fishing. OTIS CAREY, 27 Where do you go in summer Surfing Champion, when you’re not competing? You can usually catch me Coffs Harbour How did you get into surfing? hanging around the car park at the beach spinning yarns and From a very young age my having a laugh, or out bush parents took the family to the hanging by a waterhole or a beach every weekend. It was waterfall. something that was more or less passed onto us as children. Sport you love watching other than surfing? I grew up Being Aboriginal and already having a spiritual connection to playing rugby union and I’ve always loved watching it. the ocean, I think it chose me rather than I chose it. See Otis at the Indigenous Best thing about summer Surfing Titles at Bells Beach in and sport? The best thing about summer is living in board 2017. surfingaustralia.com

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How did you get into volleyball? My older brother Billy asked me to join him and his friends to play a social beach volleyball tournament at Manly Beach. From that moment on, I was hooked. What do you love about summer and sport? I love summer, it’s my favourite season. Going to the beach, wearing summer clothes, bikinis all day, hanging out outdoors until late, playing sport in the sunshine, summer nights. I love it. Favourite summer destination? I love crystalclear water and white sand beaches, so anywhere like that I’m in heaven. One of my favourite places though is Manly beach in Sydney. I also love Scarborough Beach in Perth.

What sport other than volleyball do you love watching? Tennis! If I couldn’t be a beach volleyballer I’d be a tennis player. Watch Mariafe at Manly Beach’s Volleyfest in March and throughout the summer in capital cities around Australia. volleyfest.com.au beachvolleyballtour.com.au

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LEXIE GILLIES, 11 Triathlete and Ironkid Competitor, Queensland How did you get into triathlons? We lived in Cairns and my mum and dad started to do the Ironman triathlon. They took me to my first one and it was fun because of all the parents cheering. I also love having the number tattoo on my arm all week after the event. What do you love about summer and sport? It’s great playing outside and having fun with all my friends. The sun comes up really early in Queensland so we can even surf before breakfast.

Lie ready to compete Favourite summer destination? I love Mooloolaba because the beaches are great and they have great stores. I love Yogurt World but we are not always allowed to go there. The atmosphere on the beach is really great and there are always

triathlons and street buskers and cool stuff happening. Ironkids events are scheduled in Busselton (WA), and Ballarat (VIC) in December and Geelong (VIC) in February. ap.ironman.com

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WITH ITS CROWD-FREE BEACHES, 19TH-CENTURY WINERIES, AND NEW-KID-ON-THE-BLOCK CRAFT BREWERIES, MCLAREN VALE AND THE FLEURIEU PENINSULA WILL LEAVE YOU SATIATED WORDS MARIE BARBIERI

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IT’S ONE OF THOSE artist’s impressions of a South Australian afternoon. Gulf St Vincent glitters to my right, flickering with sailboats, while a flock of galahs smudges pink across the sky. Tracking one of Adelaide’s most historic railway corridors, I’m pedalling along the Fleurieu Peninsula’s Coast to Vines Rail Trail between Marino and Willunga. Slide-showing by are villages, parklands and lycraclad cyclists. After pines shade the path to picture-postcard perfection, Mallee box and ghost gums dot the open countryside until McLaren Vale’s vineyards begin to comb the slopes. This introduces the Shiraz Trail, which stretches from McLaren Vale inland to Willunga. One of South Australia’s most picturesque regions, it’s a place that warrants further exploration.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Port Noarlunga beach; d’Arenberg’s two hands sculpture; Red Poles Cafe (above); surfers on Waitpinga Beach; café manager Luke Beare from Harry’s Deli; vineyard cycle trails.

AND WINE NOT? I choose to explore the Shiraz Trail further, this time with four wheels. McLaren Vale is home to 100-plus cellar doors, craft brewers, awardwinning restaurants, artisan chocolatiers, farmers’ markets and roadside stalls with honesty boxes selling fruit. Accolades abound around town. Irina Santiago-Brown of Inkwell Wines won Viticulturist of the Year at the Australian Women in Wine Awards, and Peter Fraser of Yangarra Estate took out the 2016 Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year award. At the entrance to d’Arenberg’s 19th-century family homestead, the sublime Handling Soil sculpture, by Craig Ellis, literally rises from the dirt. Two giant hands, depicting humans as fingers, represent the four generations that have run d’Arenberg. You can feel the grapes between your toes here (well, almost). Get experiential during a shiraz masterclass, and learn the age-old techniques of grape-crushing and basket-

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pressing. You can even produce your own wine at The Blending Bench and take away your own bottled creation. Not bad for a winery established by a teetotaller. McLaren Vale also celebrates the small producer. Red Poles, a restaurant, winery, live music venue, art gallery and B&B has something for everyone. The Brick Kiln cellar door hosts wine tastings, while onsite multi award-winning Vale Brewing offers $10 craft beer tasting paddles. Wander through Red Poles’ art gallery, where over 380 local artists have mounted their works for sale. Dine at the restaurant where head chef Chris Chilvers serves ovenbaked chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ricotta on a bed of creamy polenta with sherry jus. Then choose one of three comfortable bedrooms that face the vineyard, with a bottle of wine and breakfast included in your stay.

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Five Fleurieu beaches PORT NOARLUNGA Dive the offshore reef or fish from the jetty. Catch the art centre’s Surf Art Exhibition between December 16 and January 28.

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Once an asparagus farm, nearby Goodieson Brewery concocts additive-free beers. The jovial owner Jeff passes me tubs of hops, barley and wheat, and talks me through (a chemistry degree’s worth of) the brewing process. The cellar door’s pale, brown and red ales are a year-round offering, with an autumn ale, stout, mailbock, and Christmas ale (rich with ginger and spicy tones) available seasonally. Many of the beers are enjoyed in local restaurants and hotels. Sample them for $8 while watching the bottling process from the counter.

IN THE SPIRIT If whisky is your tipple, head to the recently opened tasting room at The McLaren Vale Distillery. The Harvey and Rochfort families are crafting single malt whiskies, using century-old barrels from prestigious McLaren Vale wineries, and honey mead casks (a first in Australia). Secret barrelling methods impart their whiskies with unique characteristics. The first batch of whisky will be released in May next year. A cheesery, a cooperage tour with grain-mashing, and whisky bottle glassblowing are all planned, essentially creating an artisan tasting village.

SELLICKS Take the family boogieboarding and swimming in gentle waves and currents. Admire the giant, newlyerected Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddha granite goddess rising from Sellicks Hill. PORT WILLUNGA Snorkel around the Star of Greece. This wheat-laden cargo ship was wrecked during an 1888 storm, taking 17 lives. Parts of her skeleton breach sea-level at low tide.

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MASLIN Maslin is said to have been Australia’s first nudist beach and flashes a sensational sweep of pristine sand. WAITPINGA Waitpinga is untamed and seriously photogenic. Go for superb surfing and golden sunsets.

THE MOOD FOR FOOD The region’s food scene is flavour-packed. Housed within the ironstone Wirra Wirra cellar door at Willunga is newly opened Harry’s Deli, celebrating premium produce from local providores. It’s named after Harry Kilaitis, a WWII refugee who sailed to Australia only because he missed his boat to Canada. Harry’s timber masterpieces form the café’s décor.

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MARKET FINDS Sun up, I hit Willunga Farmers Market to find gluten-free Willunga Pasta blended with garden herbs, organic salads from Bickleigh Vale Farm, and organic apple and pear ciders from McCarthy’s Orchard. Almonds are Willunga’s emblem, and Taronga Orchard offers sumptuous freshlyroasted almonds, either sweet, savoury or smoked. They use

GETTING THERE McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is a 40-minute drive south of Adelaide via the B23 or the faster M2. Alternatively, you can explore it with a brand new hop-on, hop-off tour, choosing your own winery stops. Visit trailhopper. com.au for timetables and prices.

non heat-treated honey from their own hives to coat some almonds. Burn your calories at Onkaparinga River National Park’s wilderness trails. On the 3.5km Echidna Hike, wildflowers and native orchids blossom alongside stands of sheoak, grey box and pink gums and intriguing historic ruins peep from the foliage. The Fleurieu Peninsula may be only a quick drive from Adelaide, but you can easily fill a weekend (or week) indulging in some of South Australia’s most sensory encounters.

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FROM TOP: On the Coast to Vines trail; organic produce from the Willunga Farmers Market; cakes on display at Four Winds Chocolate’s shop.

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As well as enjoying Church Blend coffee roasted by Dawn Patrol, or a Fine & Dandy Teahouse brew, you can feast on San Jose Smallgoods, pies by celebrated local chef David Swain, and Second Valley Cheese Company’s fare paired with wines by the glass. Back in Willunga, find chocolatier Wendy Ashwin, who calls herself a “melter and creator”. From her Four Winds Chocolate shop, opened last year, she draws on her patisserie travels to fashion artisanal creations. Cocoa addicts are tempted to enticing creations such as honeycomb chocolate infused with local stringybark honey. My day ends at Le Mistral: a new diner on the Willunga block, run by Sandrine and Tarik. Influenced by Provencal cuisine, I can’t resist nomad chicken (cooked in truffle sauce for four hours) with creamed potato and enoki.

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CARAVAN OF COCKTAILS There’s nothing better than a special drink to kick off your celebrations

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usiness partners Suze Gower and Jack Buncle have made cocktails for all kinds of parties, from 21st celebrations to weddings, engagements, Christmas parties and even race meets. Serving drinks from their beautifully restored 1960s Franklin caravan, the pair transport their van to locations in Melbourne and around Victoria to bring a fun vintage touch to any celebration. A special drink is a great way to get a party off to a great start, says Suze. “Champagne or a Champagne cocktail still says celebration. There’s nothing quite like the sound of the pop of Champagne to create a party mood,” she says. Suze and Jack are also fans of a special cocktail to give a party a celebratory feel. “We love a Lady Collins for daytime as it’s nice and light,” she says. “And an espresso martini is also a great party starter.” No matter what your preferred tipple, Suze suggests the key ingredient for a great party cocktail is that “it’s got to be pretty”. Whether you’re keen on a mocktail or cocktail, get out your prettiest glasses, rustle up some clever garnishes, stock up on cocktail umbrellas and start shaking and stirring with three of Tom Collins Caravan Bar’s favourite recipes.

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BOURBON BUZZ INGREDIENTS • 30ml good quality bourbon (we like Maker’s Mark) • 30ml Cointreau • 15ml lemon • 15ml honey

RUBY RUBY INGREDIENTS • 30ml white rum (we like Mount Gay) • 30ml Ruby Red Grapefruit • dash of Agave syrup • 4 mint leaves METHOD Shake all ingredients in a Boston shaker* then double strain into an Old Fashioned glass, add fresh ice and top with coconut water. Garnish with a skewered round of grapefruit and a mint sprig. Super fresh and naturally sweet. *A two-piece cocktail shaker, usually a glass and a metal tin.

METHOD Shake all ingredients vigorously then strain. Serve straight up in a Martini glass or over ice with an orange twist.

INGREDIENTS • 30ml jasmine green tea-infused gin (we like Four Pillars) • 15ml lemon juice • 15ml agave syrup METHOD Combine ingredients in a tall glass of ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with jasmine and lemon. Light, refreshingly floral and delicate on the finish.

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1. WILLIAMS-SONOMA Dorset cocktail shaker, $160, williams-sonoma. com.au 2. A SPOT AT THE BAR: WELCOME TO THE EVERLEIGH by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young, $45, hardiegrant.com.au 3. CELLAR Tonic martini glass, set of four, $49.99 house.com.au 4. LEMON Why not grow your own?

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It’s estimated around 600 of the 900 million English speakers in the world have learnt to speak it as a second language. We spoke to international students in Australia about their experiences with the language and the benefits of speaking English. And we discovered English-speaking Australians are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the global demand for English as a second language. We spoke to two adventurers who are using their English teaching qualifications to explore the globe. Whether learning or teaching, discover the doors that English can open.

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IN AN INCREASINGLY globalised world, English is often the preferred language of choice for communication and is spoken as a second tongue by millions. “I believe English is, and will continue to be, a key global language,” says Sally Waite, Executive General Manager of English and Careers at global education provider Navitas. As anyone who has studied English knows, mastering the language can be a challenge. “I have been trying really hard to improve my English. It’s difficult, especially the grammar,” says East Timorese student Aniceto Maia da Costa. “I try to use the right tense but it’s hard to have good conversations, but I will keep trying! That’s why I came to Australia, because here I have no choice, I must practise and speak English every day!” Based in Sydney, Aniceto is one of 10,000 students from more than 140 countries who enrolled in a Navitas English class last year. With international students contributing nearly $20 billion to the Australian economy last year, education is the country’s single largest services export, and third-largest export over all. Many students arrive with only basic English, and need a helping hand. Thai national Thirawat Tupkaew chose Melbourne for the city’s multicultural reputation,

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learning the language is an invaluable career step. “We find that most of our students intend to use the language skills they have gained with us … to build their global networks and explore opportunities in international business,” says Sally. This is the case for Brisbane-based Audrey Marty of France. “I’m studying General English for my future, I would like to find a better job,” she explains. “When I go back to France my English will help me if I want to find another job as a photographer in the newspaper or in communications or

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TESOL (TEACHING ENGLISH TO Speakers of Other Languages), is an internationally recognised qualification that equips English speakers with the skills to teach the language to others. TESOL courses are offered by many higher education institutions in Australia and New Zealand, and graduates can find themselves teaching English at schools, universities and private organisations in more than 80 countries around the world. If you have always wanted to live and work in a foreign country, a TESOL qualification can help you acheive your goal. “I spend all day with a smile on my face. You see, for the past 10 months my wife and I have been living in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City,” says Australian expat Rick Mansbridge. Having left behind a brief teaching career in the 1980s, Rick returned to teaching so he and his wife could fulfill their dream of moving to Asia. Rick earned a Master of TESOL at Charles Sturt University, and soon afterwards secured a permanent position at a Vietnamese university. He hasn’t looked back. “Every day you see something you don’t expect to see,” Rick says. Rick finds it very rewarding to help his students learn English so they can better pursue their personal or professional goals, and says he has also learnt from them. “We all share common experiences of life: of growing up in a family; of time passing; emotions of fear, anger, love; of desires for the future. Teaching in Vietnam has taught me the importance of connecting with these common, lived experiences as a starting point for learning. I think teaching makes you love people more.

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ore than 130 passengers were treated to a ‘$200 touchdown’ recently when they landed in Auckland on a very special Jetstar flight. Passengers on flight JQ298 from Queenstown to Auckland were given a $200 Jetstar flight voucher as part of Jetstar’s ‘Do It Again Sometime’ campaign, which encourages Kiwis to book and experience their getaways again. Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO Dean Salter says the $200 flight voucher gives the lucky passengers a great head start towards their next Jetstar adventure. “Our low fares give New Zealanders the opportunity to experience more of their country for less and we wanted to highlight that our affordability makes it easy for travellers to ‘do it again sometime’. “It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this in New Zealand and we were delighted with how excited our travellers were when they received their $200 voucher,” says Dean. Passengers travelling on the lucky flight

Where to next?

A family of Jetstar passengers get a surprise on arrival in Auckland.

The $200 is almost double what I paid for my Jetstar return flight to Queenstown so this is very exciting! are looking forward to planning another escape soon. Mary Williams from Great Barrier Island was one of the lucky winners. “The $200 is almost double what I paid for my Jetstar return flight to Queenstown so this is very exciting! I’ve got two daughters, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, so I’ll be using this voucher

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to visit them! I still haven’t seen my Sydney daughter’s new house so that will be great!” Other passengers made plans to use their vouchers to visit the new David Jones store in Wellington, head back to Queenstown for a family Christmas and one family of six, who took home $1,200 worth of travel, are planning their next family adventure.

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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT

Christmas gift?

WITH CHRISTMAS just around the corner, are you on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift? Something that’s new and exciting? Perhaps something that will create memories and inspire great adventures? This month, Jetstar has become the first Australian airline to launch Gift Cards and they’re available now for purchase from major retailers, including Coles, Woolworths, Australia Post and Target Jetstar Gift Cards: • can be purchased in $50 and $100 denominations; • can be used multiple times until all the credit on the card is used; • are valid for 12 months from date of issue; and • can be used to pay for flights, accommodation and activities available for purchase on Jetstar.com With Jetstar Gift Cards, it’s easy to turn ‘some day’ into a holiday.

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Everyone loves pandas WHEN SUZANNE Braden first visited the Wolong Panda Center in China 17 years ago, she fell in love with pandas. On the spot, she decided to ‘adopt’ a panda cub, nicknamed Harvey; the first of four Suzanne has since adopted. Back in the US, she was inspired to form a new NGO named Pandas International, co-founded with her travelling companion Diane Rees. Pandas International’s mission – and Suzanne’s passion – is to ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda. Their growing endeavours include providing public education, awareness, research funding, medical resources, habitat preservation

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and assistance to the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Panda (CCRCGP). Suzanne is now the Volunteer Director joined by Assistant Director Andrea Muller, and both dedicate their time to saving the Giant Pandas. With 2,300 Giant Pandas left on the planet, preservation and increasing their numbers is critical. Kooks is proud to promote and support Panda International’s work. Find out more at pandasinternational.org: Endangered means we have time, extinction is forever.

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PUNMU I STARKIDS

FROM LITTLE THINGS “If you invest in the early years, it changes people’s whole life” WORDS JO MALONEY/WORLD VISION AUSTRALIA

You can help!

Anya at Punmu playgroup.

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hat’s what local school teacher Sarah Mortimer said when asked about the importance of supporting young Aboriginal children in the community of Punmu. Punmu is one of Australia’s most remote communities. Most of its residents are Indigenous Martu, a cultural group with an unbroken connection with the East Pilbara desert going back thousands of years. Thanks to the support of StarKids through donations from Jetstar customers, World Vision is working with the Punmu community to

make big changes in the lives of Martu children through a locally run playgroup. Before, there was no playgroup in operation in Punmu, which led to many children entering school developmentally behind their peers in other parts of Australia. Local mother and playgroup facilitator Marissa said without the playgroup her daughter Anya wouldn’t have been as ready for school. “When the teacher asks me, ‘Oh, she can do the work quick,’ and I said, ‘You know why, because [of] taking her to playgroup, so she’s been learning from playgroup quick’.”

MAKE YOUR DESTINATION A BETTER PLACE FOR CHILDREN Through StarKids, Jetstar and World Vision Australia are partnering to improve the lives of children and communities in need. Your donations to StarKids help support communitybased development projects across south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These projects cover a range of activities including education and leadership development in Australia and New Zealand, child protection in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, improving health in Indonesia, and increasing incomes in Cambodia. By supporting StarKids, you can help transform communities living in poverty and give children a brighter future. A proportion of inflight donations are used to pay for their collation and transfer to World Vision Australia. Donate your loose change on-board today, when booking your next flight with Jetstar, or online at STARKIDS.JETSTAR.COM where you’ll find more information. Your small change today could change a life tomorrow! JETSTAR.COM

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count, recognise letters and develop a daily routine. World Vision Project Manager Yvonne Mkandara said the success of the playgroup is attributed to the community’s passion and support for the project. “Parents, carers, the whole of the community said, ‘We want our children to be strong both ways. We want them to learn the mainstream way and we also want them to be really strong in our own way, in our cultural way’.”

At the playgroup kids learn in both English and Martu Wangka, their first language. They’re taught to *Funds raised in financial year to date since July 2016. Total raised since 2007.

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SCENIC LANDINGS

Airports are more than just places to pass through, some offer extraodinary views of your destination. Get your cameras ready

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The arrival into Honolulu International Airport is pretty spectacular. It’s not your average descent from the clouds onto the tarmac. Depending on the pilot’s approach, you can expect to see amazing views of Diamond Head – Oahu’s famous volcanic ash cone – views of the Waikiki coastline, and even a glimpse of Pearl Harbor. You won’t want to be asleep for this landing.

Hong Kong

QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Although Hong Kong’s famous Kai Tak airport, with its dramatic landing on a runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, closed in 1998, flying into the city is still an extraordinary experience. Opt for a window seat and an early evening arrival and take in the glittering city skyline, twinkling harbour and national park views.

DID you KNOW? PrivateFly.com’s annual listing of the world’s Top Ten Airport Approaches gave Malta, the tiny archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Africa, the top spot this year.

SEE AN ICON Flying into Ayers Rock Airport offers an opportunity to see one of Australia’s natural wonders from the air. The small airport, located about 20km from Uluru, offers majestic views of the anicient rock as well as the sight of the open plains of the Australian desert. You may even see Kata Juta (also known as The Olgas), the soaring redrock dome formations 36km west of Uluru.

Queenstown is known for its stunning landscapes, but passengers flying into the airport are offered some of the best views of the town and the stunning mountains and lakes that have made the south-west of the South Island famous. Whether you’re flying in winter for a ski holiday or heading to the region in summer for hiking and cycling adventures, it doesn’t get much better than emerging from the clouds to be greeted with a view of yearround snow-capped mountains stretching as far as the eye can see.

Instead of flying over fields to a black tarmac, you fly over this gorgeous bright red dirt and see Uluru rising in the distance. Our pilots always let passengers know when they can get the best aerial shots. Jetstar Cabin Crew Manager Jo Cowan

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

INTERNATIONAL Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Asia Operated by Jetstar Pacific Operated by Jetstar Japan

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai)

Shanghai (Pudong) Guiyang Shantou Guangzhou

Flights are operated by Jetstar Japan and commence 23 January 2017, subject to regulatory approval

Taipei

Hanoi Hong Kong Haikou Yangon Sanya Da Nang Siem Reap Manila Bangkok Phnom Penh Phuket Penang Medan 150 Pekanbaru

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Hawaii (Honolulu)

Ho Chi Minh City Kuala Lumpur

Singapore

Palembang Jakarta Surabaya Bali (Denpasar)

Darwin Fiji (Nadi)

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland Wellington Christchurch

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Sapporo

Hai Phong Thanh Hoa Vinh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Phu Quoc

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Ho Chi Minh City Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

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Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines for Jetstar Airways

Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ballina Byron Perth

Newcastle

Sydney

Adelaide Melbourne (Avalon)

Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Wellington Christchurch

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ARRIVING AT OUR DESTINATIONS How to get from the airport to town Adelaide 9km 20 mins Approx $20-30 Route J1 or J2 every 15-30 mins. Route J1X every hour. Tickets from $3.20-$5.10.

Auckland 22km 30 mins Approx NZ$75-90 SkyBus. Every 10-30 mins. Adult NZ$16, child NZ$6; return: adult NZ$28, child NZ$12. Takes 40-60 mins 380 Airporter bus service to Manukau City Centre. Every 20-30 mins, NZ$5.

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6km (Ayers Rock Resort) 10 mins Complimentary shuttle buses to Ayers Rock Resort meet every flight. Taxis not available.

Ballina/Byron Blanch’s Bus route 640 connects to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. From $3.80 adult. TO BYRON BAY 31km 30 mins Approx $80-90 Various shuttle buses available. Prices start at $20. Enquire at airport information desk. TO BALLINA 5km 7 mins Approx $15-20

Brisbane 16km 25 mins Approx $40-50 Con-x-ion Bus.

Every 40 mins. Adult $20, return $36. $10 for additional passengers. Airtrain. Every 15 mins approx. Adult $17; return $32.

Cairns 6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Sun Palm Shuttle. Adult $15, child $7.50. Also operates to Port Douglas: adult $44, child $23.50.

Christchurch 12km 20 mins Approx NZ$45-$65 Super Shuttle. NZ$24 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Metro Bus Purple line or 29: Every 30 mins. Adult NZ$8, child NZ$5; return: adult NZ$14, child NZ$8.50.

Darwin 13km 15 mins Approx $20-30 Darwin Airport Shuttle. Meets all flights. Adult $18, child $8; return: adult $30, child $14. Group discounts available.

Dunedin 30km 30 mins Approx NZ$90-100 Super Shuttle, NZ$30 for one person, NZ$10 for additional passengers.

Gold Coast 23km (Surfers Paradise) 40 mins $59 flat rate to Surfers Paradise. $49 flat rate to Broadbeach. See rank supervisor. Con-x-ion Bus.

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Every 15-30 mins. Adult $22, child $13; return: adult $41, child $22 (bookings essential). Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. Adult $21, child $13; return: adult $41, child $21. Bus 777 and 760. Every 30 mins. Tickets from $8.60.

Hamilton Island 5 mins Free airport transfers offered to guests of selected hotels and holiday homes.

Hobart 19km 20 mins Approx $40-50 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Launceston 15km 15 mins Approx $30-40 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Mackay TO MACKAY 7km 15 mins Approx $15-25 TO AIRLIE BEACH 160km 2 hours Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $69, child (4-15 yrs) $35; return: adult $120, child $60.

Melbourne (Avalon) TO GEELONG 20km 25 mins Approx $50 Airport Shuttle. Adult $22,

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Melbourne (Tullamarine) 25km 25 mins Approx $60-70 SkyBus. Every 10 mins. Adult $18, child $9; return: adult $36, child $18. Skybus operates Express to Southern Cross Station with free city hotel shuttle connections and services to St Kilda and Frankston. Present your Jetstar boarding pass for a discount on any of these services.

Napier/Hawke’s Bay 6km 10 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Super Shuttle to Napier, NZ$20 for one person, NZ$7 for additional passengers. To Hastings, NZ$43, and Havelock North NZ$45. Village Shuttle to Hastings, NZ$38, and Havelock North NZ$40, NZ$5 for additional passengers.

Nelson 8km 15 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Nelson Shuttle NZ$18 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers; Super Shuttle NZ$19 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

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New Plymouth 12km 15 mins Approx NZ$40 Scotts Airport Shuttle (bookings preferred). From NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Palmerston North 5km 10 mins Approx NZ$20 Super Shuttles. Adult NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Perth 12km (domestic terminal); 19km (international terminal) 40 mins Approx $35-45 Perth Airport Connect. Tickets $15; return: $30. Transperth Bus 40 from T3/T4. Route 380 from T1/T2. Tickets from $4.50.

Queenstown 8km 10 mins Approx NZ$30-40 SuperShuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$6 for additional passengers. Connectabus. Every 15 mins. Adult NZ$12; child NZ$5.50.

Sunshine Coast TO NOOSA 30km 30 mins Approx $80 Henry’s Airporter shuttle

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bus. Adult $30, child $16; return: adult $60, child $32 Translink Bus 622, adult $9.70, child $4.80. TO MAROOCHYDORE 9km 12 mins Approx $23 Con-x-ion buses. Adult $20, child $12, return: adult $40, child $22. TransLink Bus 622. Adult $5.60, child $2.80.

Sydney 8km 20 mins Approx $45-55 Airport Link Train. Every 10 mins approx (weekdays). Domestic terminal: Adult starting from $17, child $13.60. International terminal: Adult $17.80, child $14.

Townsville 6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Airport shuttle. Adult $10, child $5.

Wellington 8km 25 mins Approx NZ$30-40 SuperShuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Airport Flyer route 91 bus. Every 10-20 mins. Adult NZ$6-$12, child NZ$4-$7.

Whitsunday Coast/Proserpine Airlie Beach 40km 35 mins Approx $90 Whitsunday Transit. Adult $18, child $13. Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $18, child $13; return: adult $34, child $18. Bookings not required.

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The BFG

BFG ビッグ・フレンドリ ー・ジャイアント

| 118 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN, ENGCC & CHS DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg CAST: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill

A young girl crosses paths with a mysterious giant, and an unexpected adventure and a new friendship ensues.

| 103 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: David Lowery CAST: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot – who just happens to be a dragon.

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN, ENGCC & CHS DIRECTOR: David Yates CAST: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie

| 122 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney CAST: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa. Now, he has been invited back.

The quiet life of terrier Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

ターザンは、再びコンゴ へと戻る。

Ice Age: Collision Course

Morgan

アブソリュートリー・ファ

ビュラス:ザ・ムービー…

| 91 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Mandie Fletcher CAST: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley

ン・コース

| 94 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu CAST: Adam Devine, John Leguizamo

4匹の仲間たちは、世界 を救う方法を見つけなけ ればならない。

企業のリスクマネージメ ント担当者は、 恐ろしい 事故の調査を行う。

CIAの最も危険な元工作 員は、 自分の過去に関す る真実を明らかにするた めに再び姿を現す。

保護者同伴推奨

Lights Out | 81 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: David F. Sandberg CAST: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman

エディは広報のキャリア を復活させる方法を見つ けなければならない。

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Parental guidnace recommended

| 92 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Luke Scott CAST: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy

Scrat accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that threaten the Ice Age world.

| 123 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Paul Greengrass CAST: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones

General

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Eddy must find a way to revive her PR career.

Jason Bourne ジェイソン・ボーン

全年齢層鑑賞可能

モーガン

A corporate troubleshooter sent to investigate a terrifying accident discovers the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent human.

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2匹の犬は、 野良動物た ちの陰謀を阻止しなけれ ばならない。

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

アイス・エイジ:コリジョ

The Secret Life of Pets

ターザン:REBORN

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

孤児の少年ピートは、大 親友でドラゴンのエリオ ットとともに大冒険の旅 へと出発する。

The Legend of Tarzan

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

1人の少女が不思議な巨 人に出会う。

Pete’s Dragon

ピートと秘密の友達

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©2016 Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC, Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Walden Media

Entertainment I MOVIES I Available on 787 seatback screens

A young boy and his sister are confronted by an evil entity that only appears when the lights are out. 少年と、 実家から離れて 暮らす姉は、 暗闇の中に だけ現れる邪悪な存在に 対峙する。

Recommended for mature audiences 成人推奨

Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian

15歳未満非推奨。15歳未満は 保護者または成人の同伴が必要

Restricted to 18 and over 18歳以上観覧可

Check the classification

Check the classification 分類を確認のこと

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Suicide Squad

ウォー・ドッグズ

| 123 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: David Ayer CAST: Will Smith, Margot Robbie

| 114 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Todd Phillips CAST: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller

U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller assembles a team of the world’s most dangerous Super Villains to defeat an insuperable enemy.

Two friends living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on US military contracts.

最強の悪役たちの特殊 部隊が世界を救う。

親友2人組は武器商人 になる。

Indignation

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

The Light Between Oceans

Florence Foster Jenkins

ザ・ライト・ビトウィーン・

マダム・フローレンス! 夢

| 132 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Derek Cianfrance CAST: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander

| 111 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears CAST: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

オーシャンズ

見るふたり

Lighthouse keepers Tom and Isabel Sherbourne discover a boat carrying a baby.

In 1940s New York, heiress Florence Foster Jenkins pursues her dream of becoming a great singer.

赤ん坊を見つけた夫婦 は、 その子を育てようと 決める。

フローレンスは、 オペラ歌 手になるという夢を叶え ようと躍起になる。

The Fourth Phase

ザ・フォース・フェイズ

| 90 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Jon Klaczkiewicz CAST: Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones

Travis Rice undertakes a 15,000-mile mission following the hydrological cycle around the North Pacific Rim, travelling around Tahiti, Japan, Russia and Alaska. トラヴィス・ライスは嵐を 追いかける。

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War Dogs

スーサイド・スクワッド

インディグネイション

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: James Schamus CAST: Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a workingclass Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio. 若い大学生がある女性に 恋をする。

ルイ・セロー:マイ・サイ

エントロジー・ムービー

| 99 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Louis Theroux CAST: Louis Theroux

Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology. 悪評高いサイエントロジー の裏側に迫る、 ルイ・セロー によるドキュメンタリー。

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Now You See Me 2

グランド・イリュージョン 見破られたトリック

| 129 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Jon M. Chu CAST: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo

The illusionists resurface in hope of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. イリュージョニストたち は、不正を行うビジネス マンを倒すために、再び 姿を現す。

Love Actually

Ratchet & Clank

ラブ・アクチュアリー

ラチェット&クランク

| 108 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Richard Curtis CAST: Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy

| 94 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland CAST: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye

From ageing rock stars to a monolingual Portuguese housemaid, love arrives in many shapes and sizes. クリスマスを巡って織 りなされるラブストー リー。

When two unlikely heroes stumble on a weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes. ヒーローらしからぬ2人 が銀河系を救う。

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Home Alone

Elf

エルフ ∼サンタの国から

All the President’s Men

| 97 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau CAST: Will Ferrell, James Caan

| 136 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Alan J. Pakula CAST: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

After falling into Santa Claus’ gift sack, a baby is raised at the North Pole and grows up to believe he is an elf.

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon’s resignation.

ホーム・アローン

| 120 mins LANGUAGE: JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: Hideaki Anno CAST: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: Longman Leung, Sunny Luk CAST: Aaron Kwok, Tony Ka Fai Leung

| 103 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus CAST: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

A mysterious, gigantic entity appears in Tokyo Bay. As the creature moves ashore, it wreaks havoc and destroys everything in its path.

Despite political outcry, the rescue led by Acting Police Commissioner Sean Lau gains him the highest rank in the police force.

Bratty eightyear-old Kevin McCallister wakes to find his family has mistakenly left for a trip to Paris without him, leaving him home all alone.

再び姿を現したゴジラ が大惨事をもたらす!

警察組織内の不正と陰 謀を巡る物語。

8歳の少年は、強盗を撃 退しなければならない。

サンタクロースに育てら れた人間は、実の父親を 探す旅に出る。

Inside Out

Million Dollar Baby

Little Miss Sunshine

Arthur Christmas

アーサー・クリスマスの 大冒険

| 93 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook CAST: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie

やってきた∼

© 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

© 2011 Sony Pictures Animation Inc.

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Cold War II

コールド・ウォー2

インサイド・ヘッド

| 95 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Pete Docter CAST: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? The answer is his ultra-high-tech operation beneath the North Pole.

Riley is guided by emotions that live in Headquarters, the control centre inside her mind. But as she struggles to adjust to a new life in a new city, turmoil ensues.

サンタの息子のアーサ ーは、 クリスマスを守る ためにサンタを手伝う。

ライリーの感情は、彼女 が新しい生活に慣れる ようにサポートする。

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大統領の陰謀

2人の記者がウォーター ゲート事件を調査する。

© 2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Shin Godzilla

シン・ゴジラ

Big Hero 6 ベイマックス

ミリオンダラー・ベイビー

リトル・ミス・サンシャイン

| 132 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood CAST: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank

| 136 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris CAST: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear

Boxer Maggie has gotten so far on raw talent and force of will. But she needs someone to believe in her.

The Hoover family drives a VW bus to California to support a bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest.

When a devastating event catapults Hiro into danger, he turns to his close friends for help and transforms them into a band of heroes.

ボクシングのトレーナーは 若い女性のトレーナーを 引き受ける。

一家は、 末娘のミスコンテ スト 「リトル・ミス・サンシャ イン」 のために旅に出る。

少年はロボットとともに 世界を救わなければな らない。

| 102 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Don Hall, Chris Williams CAST: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter

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Nuclear Sharks

Family Guy

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ファミリー・ガイ

ア・ブロニー・テイル

ロブ&チャイナ

ニュークリア・シャークス

22 mins per episode, Season 13

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A couple plan their married future.

Grandson to legendary underwater explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau, his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, and marine biologist Luke Tipple travel to Bikini Atoll to explore a marine environment once destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War.

A not-quite-so-average family.

普通とはちょっとかけ離れた一家 の父親ピーター・グリフィンの物語。

Modern Family モダン・ファミリー

22 mins per episode, Season 6

The comical exploits of three modern families.

3つのモダンな家族を描くコメデ ィードラマ。

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Mom マム 22 mins per episode, Season 3

A single mother struggles to raise two children.

シングルマザーは、2人の子育て に悪戦苦闘する。

ブロニー文化の発展に焦点が置 かれた、評価の高い映画作品。

The Big Bang Theory

Car Matchmaker

ビッグバン★セオリー

22 mins per episode, Season 1

Penny teaches her neighbours about life. ペニーは、 社会スキルが欠けている隣 人たちに研究室の外の世界を教える。

The Middle ザ・ミドル 中流家族のフツーの幸せ

22 mins per episode, Season 7

The daily life of a family living in Indiana.

カー・マッチメイカー

30 mins per episode, Season 1

Sports Illustrated model Genevieve Morton is looking for a vintage American car for weekend cruising. ジェネヴィーヴ・モートンが、 パ ワーのあるヴィンテージのアメ 車を探す。

War Art with Eddie Redmayne

Rob & Chyna

2人は結婚して子供をもうける将 来について計画を立て始める。

Inside China

インサイド・チャイナ

30 mins per episode

After a decade’s planning, Shanghai Disneyland opens. 10年以上の準備期間を経て、上 海ディズニーランドが開業した。

Chef in Your Ear

シェフ・イン・ユア・イアー

60 mins per episode, Season 1

It’s time for Chef Cory to face the music with Rosemary, a classical violinist who screams her way through stress. Chef Rob must dig deep to get Nick, a toymaker and child at heart, not to think of the kitchen as his new playground. 料理人のコリーは、 クラシックヴ ァイオリン奏者ローズマリーの音 楽に向き合わなければならない

Christmas with Rolando Villazon

フィリップ・クストーはビキニ 環礁へと旅し、海洋環境を調 査する。

The Hunt ザ・ハント

50 mins per episode, Season 1

The contests between predators and prey are the most dramatic events in nature. 自然界で最大のドラマであ る、捕食者と獲物の間の闘い を描く。

Kampai! For the Love of Sake カンパイ! 世界が恋する日本酒

95 mins per episode

Undateable

53 mins per episode

アンデイタブル

Eddie Redmayne explores war art and how conflict creates inspiration.

Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón performs Silent Night in the place where the carol was first sung in 1818.

Sake (Japanese rice wine) has a long history rooted in Japanese culture. For many, sake was seen as a cheap beverage, but Kampai! (“Cheers!” in Japanese), sheds a fascinating light on the misunderstood aperitif.

エディ・レッドメインが、戦争芸術 と紛争がもたらすインスピレーシ ョンを語る。

テノール歌手のローランド・ビリャソ ンが、 オーベルンドルフのサイレント ナイト礼拝堂できよしこの夜を歌う。

日本文化に根付く長い歴史を 持つ酒だが、 きちんと理解され ていない部分も多い。

インディアナ州に住む機能不全気 味の家族が繰り広げる、 日々の災 難を描く。

Season 5, 22 mins per episode

Justin and his friends are undateable.

ジャスティンと友人たちは、 デー トに適していない。

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バラクーダ

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

60 mins per episode

赤鼻のトナカイ ルドルフ物語

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60 mins per episode

オーストラリアの全国民が熱中す るスポーツ界のヒーローたちを、 確固たる視点で描くドラマ。

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ジェームズ・ゴードン刑事が腐敗 したゴッサム・シティで起こる犯罪 に立ち向かう。

Lethal Weapon

リーサル・ウェポン

45 mins per episode, Season 1

Legendary cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh work a crime-ridden beat. お馴染みの警官コンビ、 リッグス とマータフを描く。

Roadies

ローディーズ

50 mins per episode, Season 1

Roadies work tirelessly to make a show happen each night. ロックバンドのスタッフたちは、毎 晩コンサートを成功させるために 休みなく働き続ける。

The 100

Baby New Year has run away from Father Time and Santa sends Rudolph after him. 時の神様の赤ん坊「新年・ハッピ ー」 が家出した。 サンタクロース は赤ん坊を探すためにルドルフ を送り出す。

Jack Frost

ジャック・フロスト

60 mins per episode

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human and helped a knight win his lady love. 人間になったジャック・フロスト の物語を、 ウッドチャックが語る。

Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

バー、 ハムダック!ア・ルーニー・

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46 mins per episode

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Join The Wiggles for exciting new adventures! 「ウィグルズ」 が贈る、 ワクワク ドキドキいっぱいの大冒険に参 加しよう!

Miles from Tomorrowland マイルズのトゥモローランドだ いさくせん

24 mins per episode, Season 1

During a mission to Antheia, the Callistos discover something strange. カリスト一家は惑星アンシアへの 任務中に、 奇妙な物体を発見する。

Hey Duggee ヘイ、 ダギー

7 mins per episode, Season 1

Get set for laughter, learning and exciting activities in the adventure club.

Bugs Bunny teaches Daffy Duck the true meaning of Christmas.

アドヴェンチャークラブを舞台 に繰り広げられる、 ユーモア、勉 強、楽しいアクティビティ満載の テレビ番組。

バッグス・バニーは、 ダフィー・ダ ックにクリスマスの本当の意味 を教える。

スター・ウォーズ 反乱者たち

Be Cool Scooby-Doo!

ビー・クール、 スクービー・ド

ハンドレッド

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45 mins per episode, Season 3

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Following a nuclear war, 100 juveniles attempt to repopulate the planet.

Velma has an interview at a prestigious but haunted school.

核戦争後の世界で、100人の不良 少年たちは地球で暮らし始める。

ヴェルマは国で最も名声の高い 学校の面接を受ける。

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Star Wars Rebels 23 mins per episode, Season 1

Ahsoka sends the Rebel crew to find and recruit a war hero to their cause, but when they discover it is Captain Rex, trust issues put the mission at risk. アソーカは、 ある戦争の英雄を探し て自分たちの大義のためにリクル ートするべく、 反乱軍を送り出す。

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2

ミッキーマウス・クラブハウス

24 mins per episode, Season 4

Professor Von Drake introduces the Clubhouse pals to a high-tech new game, Floatin’ Fun-Time Mousekeball! But when the ball escapes, the game takes to the skies! フォン・ドレイク博士は、 クラブハ ウスの仲間たちにう新しいハイ テクゲームを教える。

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

ガーディアンズ・オブ・ギャラクシー

23 mins per episode, Season 1

The Guardians encounter a living planet under the control of Ronan. ガーディアンズは、 ローナンに支 配される惑星に遭遇する。

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes

レゴ DCコミックス スーパーヒ ーローズ

44 mins per episode

The heroes of the Justice League team up with their Bizarro counterparts. ジャスティス・リーグのヒーロー たちはビザロと協力する。

Go Jetters

ゴー、 ジェッターズ

11 mins per episode, Season 1

The Go Jetters undertake the final part of their training at the Go Jet Academy. 「ゴー・ジェッターズ」 は歴史的建造物 を保護し、 元の壮観な姿に復元する。

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ザ・シャイヤーズ マイ・ユニバース

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Ellie Goulding Still Falling For You エリー・ゴールデ

Rove & Sam ローヴ&サム

NOVA FM

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The Panics Hole In Your Pocket ザ・パニックス ホ

ィングスティル・ フォーリング・ フォー・ユー

Fitzy & Wippa フィッツィ

Smooth FM

ール・イン・ユア・ポケット

Black Eyed Peas Feat. The World

Chrissy, Sam & Browny

Empire of the Sun

#WhereIsTheLove

クリシー、サム&ブラウニー

イージーリスニングプログラム。

Two Vines エンパイア・オブ・ザ・サン トゥ

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ブラック・アイド・ピーズ Feat. ザ・ ワールド #WhereIsTheLove

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レフォン

Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe カーリー・レイ・ジェ プセン コール・ミー・メイビー

Fireflies Owl City ファイヤフライズ アウル・シティー

Joe Moore Easy For You

ジョー・ムーアイージー・フォー・ユー

LMFAO Sexy And I Know It

レッドフー セクシー・アンド・ア イ・ノー・イット

Amy Winehouse Rehab

エイミー・ワインハウスリハブ

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U2 Where The Streets Have No Name U2 ホウェア・ザ・スト リーツ・ハヴ・ノー・ネイム

Dire Straits Money For Nothing ダイアー・ストレイツ マニー・フォー・ナッシング

GAMES 088

ック&オーストラリア

The Hot Breakfast ザ・ホ

ット・ブレックファスト

Fifi, Dave & Fev フィフィ、 デイヴ&サム

Kinderling Conversation キンダーリング・カンバセー

We Fact Up ポッドキャス

イク・ティーン・スピリット

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Merrick & Australia メリ

Somebody That I Used To Know ラナ・デル・レイ ウェスト・

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Gotye Feat. Kimbra

Nirvana Smells Like Teen Illusion レディー・ガガ パーフェク

The Grill Team

ション

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Lady Gaga Perfect

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Women’s Health ポッドキ ャスト:ウィミンズ・ヘルス

The Slow Home ポッドキ ャスト:ザ・スロー・ホーム

The Distruptive Entrepenuer ザ・ディストラ プティヴ・アントレプレナー

The Kyle & Jackie O Show ザ・カイル&ジャッキ

ー・O・ショー

Hughsey & Kate ヒュージ

ー&ケイト

Tetris

テトリス

Chess

チェス

Bejeweled 2 ルド2

Blackjack ック

ビジュエ

ブラックジャ

Disney’s Classic Games ディズニークラシッ

クゲーム

Golf Open

ゴルフゲーム

Hangman

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MemoPics

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I’M SITTING AT a corner table in a busy Bangkok restaurant in defiance of ChristieJ and 13,945 other HoldHand reviewers who rated the place a disappointing two stars. I won’t deny a stab of guilt. For the past week ChristieJ has been my constant companion. Now, after all we’ve shared, this feels like betrayal. We met at Hua Lamphong station. I tapped my smartphone’s HoldHand app and entered ‘Bangkok food’ and there was ChristieJ. “Amigos,” she enthused, was a “hidden gem” she’d “stumbled across”. The nachos was “yummy”. She’d awarded the place four stars, a rating matched by 19,648 others. Afterwards ChristieJ steered me towards a little gelato place called Glacier. Her review offered no opinion on the chocolate (my favourite flavour) so I thought it best to follow her lead and opt for vanilla. The next day I cancelled my hotel booking and checked into a backpackers’ hostel ChristieJ called “totally awesome”, and one that I can only describe as totally awesome. Bangkok was ours, and together we stumbled across many of

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I’ll never know who she was or where she lived I look at ChristieJ, then at the menu, then back at ChristieJ. Then my phone goes black. Out of battery. For a moment, it feels like ChristieJ has died. I stare at the waitress and take a deep breath. The food is incredible. The service impeccable. And not a tourist in sight. But I’ll say no more. It’s all in my debut review on HoldHand.

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