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jetstar MAGAZINE

JANUARY 2017

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contents JANUARY 2017

EXPERIENCE

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EXPLORE

10 I WHAT’S ON

66 I HANOI ON HIGH

12 I NEWS

A photographer’s unique take on Vietnam’s street vendors

16 I MY PLACE Kasey Chambers’ coastal life

18 I THE SHORTLIST Rocking Elvis festivals

20 I HOW-TO Survive a day at the cricket

22 I IMBIBE

74-94 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH All that glitters on Queensland’s Gold Coast

97 I SUMMER CITY Melbourne sizzles during the Australian Open

104 I SOUTHERN WILDS NZ’s Fiordland National Park

Sip on a cider

24 I FOOD TREND We all scream for ice cream

27 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE See Hong Kong like a local

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36 I 2017 BUCKET LIST The year’s top destinations

41 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY New year, new you

44 I SUITS YOU

Surf’s up!

New Year’s resolutions

113 I RURAL CHIC The NSW Southern Highlands

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119 I SNOW GAMES There’s more to Japan in winter than skiing

125 I UNDER THE SEA Discover the Philippines’ world-class diving

133 I FAMILY FUN Make the most of the last leg of the summer holidays

176 I BACKPAGE Tales from row 57

46 I STYLE White-hot finds

50 I GET THE LOOK Glamorous camping

52 I MIND GAMES Can you escape the cube?

54 I RECIPE

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ESSENTIALS 146 I Jetstar news

Australia’s favourite sweets

152 I Where we fly

59 I SPA & WELLNESS

156 I Games and puzzles

Cryo therapy is the new cool

62 I WORK AND PLAY

163 I Entertainment guide

The women of the waves

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Welcome I GROUP CEO

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One of the mums even named her little one Jetstar! We couldn’t be more proud

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e’re ringing in the new year by increasing flights to your favourite summer holiday destinations this month. With more flights to Bali, Thailand, Hawaii, Malaysia, Myanmar, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, it’s not too late to plan a summer getaway! 2016 was our biggest year on record. We flew 34 million customers to more than 80 destinations, and added exciting new routes to our network. More than 20 million of those passengers travelled with us

for under $100, and we were proud to be awarded Australia/ Pacific’s Best Low Fares Airline in the World Airline Awards (for the sixth year in a row). Jetstar Japan became the fastest growing airline in the country’s history, celebrating 16 million passengers on its fourth birthday, and growing its international network by launching services to mainland China. In New Zealand, a record two million customers chose to fly with us, providing low fares and competition in a market with one dominant airline. Meanwhile our teams in Singapore and Vietnam made news of a different kind, with both airlines welcoming the unexpected but safe arrival of a new baby on-board. One of the mums even named her little one Jetstar! We couldn’t be more proud. Enjoy your flight.

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Explore I INTERVIEW

2017 bucket list

Sydney shows off its movie-star good looks on the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. See page 36 for more great travel ideas for this year.

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

Par ty between the vines

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

CRUSH Festival 27-29 January Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region plays host to 43 unique cellar door events. Shuttlebuses whisk revellers between vineyards, and special deals at selected venues reward designated drivers. crushfestival.com.au

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Sydney Festival 7-29 January Sydney, New South Wales

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Soundsplash Music Festival 20-22 January Raglan, New Zealand

This environmentally conscious, all-ages festival ticks all the summer-festival boxes. Enjoy some of New Zealand’s top acts appearing on three stages, plus scenic beachside campsites, markets, chill-out zones and a relaxed, family-friendly vibe. soundsplash.co.nz

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MOFO AT MONA

18-22 January Hobart, Tasmania

The summer edition of Tasmania’s premier arts festival showcases the sharply left-of-centre ethos that has become synonymous with the Museum of Old and New Art: Festival of Music and Art (MOFO). The program includes genre-straddling music, film and exhibits by innovative creatives. mofo.net.au

Auckland Folk Festival

27-30 January Auckland, New Zealand Spend the Auckland Anniversary weekend indulging in some feel-good folk. Started in the folk music heyday of the early 1970s, this venerable festival features both big-name international performers and emerging local talent. aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz

Midsumma 15 January to 5 February Melbourne, Victoria

Frock up for one of the world’s biggest celebrations of art and queer culture. Hubs across Melbourne will host exhibitions, parties and shows featuring artists, cabaret performers, musicians and drag icons. Proud sponsor Jetstar will be #flyingwithpride. midsumma.org.au

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Catch the likes of PJ Harvey, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, along with cutting-edge circus, cabaret, art, comedy, theatre and large-scale public installations taking place around the city..

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

Hottest 7s in the World

SINGAPORE

21-22 January Darwin, Northern Territory After the Olympic debut of Rugby Sevens in Rio, Darwin’s annual tournament is set to be its biggest. Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Pacific battle it out in the sticky heat. hottest7s.com

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Pinot Noir NZ 2017 30 January to 2 February Wellington, New Zealand

Raise a toast to NZ pinot at masterclasses, workshops and degustation dinners helmed by top wine experts. The touring Pinot Palooza festival will be stopping by for a tasting day featuring 117 local winemakers. pinotnz.co.nz

Eddie Hara, There’s Something Kinky Going On Over Here (2016).

Singapore Art Week 11-22 January Singapore

Ladies in Black

28 January to 19 February Brisbane, Queensland After an acclaimed 2016 debut season, Ladies in Black returns to the QPAC Playhouse. The Queensland Theatre Company production, featuring original music and lyrics by Tim Finn, will tour throughout the year. qpac.com.au

It’s a great month to…

Singapore shows its creative side during this annual celebration of contemporary and traditional art. Get involved through diverse exhibitions, screenings and urban art. Buyers and collectors from around the world will converge on the Art Stage Singapore art fair (12-15 January) to ponder the trajectory of contemporary Asian art.

the celebrations in the lead up to Lunar New Year, as Chinese communities around the world get ready to welcome the Year of the Rooster on 28 January.

CATCH a heated game of tennis at the Australian Open Series in Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Perth in the weeks before the Australian Open starts in Melbourne.

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MAKE the most of the final weeks of the school holidays with a family outing. See our holiday activity guide on page 133.

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Western Australia Circus Festival 27-29 January Karridale, Western Australia

The festival’s 10th year promises everything from cabaret and physical comedy to high-wire acrobatics, with 220 performers appearing in backto-back shows. Held in a paddock in the pretty Margaret River, visitors are encouraged to camp out and soak up the atmosphere. westernaustraliancircusfestival.com

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Experience I NEWS

INTERVIEW

Q&A with Thelma Plum WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

Welcome

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How has it been collaborating with such talented musicians on the project?

We speak to Melbourne songstress Thelma Plum ahead of her Sydney Festival debut In May 1967, more than 90 per cent of Australians voted ‘Yes’ to remove passages in the Australian Constitution that discriminated against Aboriginal people. In honour of the milestone, Sydney Festival event 1967: Music in the Key of Yes gathers some of Australia’s most talented musicians in the hallowed Sydney Opera House on 17 January for a multimedia performance of formative songs from the civil rights movement. Singer-songwriter Thelma Plum talks to us about her creative process, and performing with the likes of Dan Sultan, Leah Flanagan and Adalita for this landmark event.

Can you share some of the songs you’ll be performing in 1967: Music in the Key of Yes? You’ll have to come to the show and find out! I have been talking with the festival directors and we’re all very excited to get into rehearsals.

The other musicians on the tour are incredible artists that I have looked up to for some time now. This is something we all are really passionate about, so it makes for a really good work environment if you’re all on the same page. Also I am so excited to see Adalita shred, and am hoping we can shred together!

How do you draw creative inspiration? My creative inspiration really varies, depending on where I am at that point. It might be seeing a band play, hearing a new song or an event that occurs. When I’m feeling a bit flat, I often surround myself with likeminded creative women.

What else are you looking forward to catching at the Sydney Festival? I hear Yann Tiersen is amazing live but it’s hard for me to look past Nick Cave and PJ Harvey.

What is in store for you this year? I’ve been recording my album, in New York! This is my first album so I am very excited and making sure I feel like it’s ready to be shared with the world. It will be released early this year.

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Thanks for choosing to fly with us today – it’s great to have you on board. One of my favourite parts of summer is kicking back, enjoying the warmer weather, and tuning into the cricket. This month we’ll be flying thousands of fans to stadiums around Australia and New Zealand to see their teams on the field, with none more famous than the Melbourne Cricket Ground – or as many of you will know it, simply the ‘G. To see the best places to eat, drink and explore in Melbourne over the popular cricket and tennis season flick to page 97. If you’re more interested in getting some sun than sports, you might be heading to the Gold Coast. Find out why it’s our most popular destination over school holidays from page 74. But if you’re keen to discover new beaches overseas, check out our feature on diving in the Philippines on page 125. With the Jetstar Group of airlines, you can grab a great value low fare to Manila on Jetstar Asia from Singapore, or from one of our Jetstar Japan destinations for less than you think. Your options are endless this summer. Thanks again for choosing Jetstar and enjoy your flight today.

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Experience I NEWS

SHOPPING

JUST OPENED

WE’RE LOVING... Australian designer Bella Corke was inspired to create Freedom Filosofie by the lack of practical handbags for women on the move. Each design is named for an inspirational woman, is large enough for a laptop and contains nifty compartments for all of life’s necessities. We love the Robbie in eye-catching crimson, RRP $452.

Slip into a Bikini in Bali A colourful dessert from Bali’s hippest new eatery.

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Adam McAsey, the Australian restaurateur behind Bali stalwarts Sisterfields, BO$$ MAN and Expat Roasters, has just thrown open the doors to Bikini in Seminyak. Come for creative small plates and stay for cocktails.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Bright nights The folks behind the Shadow Electric in Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent have moved on to bigger things with the opening this month of Shimmerlands, a new entertainment precinct on the grounds of Melbourne University. Along with an outdoor cinema, the site will include indoor and outdoor stages, bars and an open-air food court catered by some of the city’s top eateries. Over January and February, Shimmerlands will play host to gigs by prominent local and international acts, regular film screenings, cutting-edge exhibitions and large-scale performance events. We know where we’ll be this summer. shimmerlands.com

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High-profile fashion designer Alice McCall, the first Australian designer to open a stand-alone boutique in China, has released a limited edition print to celebrate the year of the rooster. The Young Hearts Run Free jumpsuit and Memphis dress are adorned with an intricate pattern of plucky roosters in red, a lucky colour in Chinese culture. alicemccall.com

Made in China

In the heart of gold-rush country, Ballarat’s Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) launches Chinese Fortunes on the first day of the Lunar New Year (28 January). The exhibit celebrates the determination of the Chinese settlers working the Victorian mines in the 19th century, and the great contributions they made to early Australian society. made.org Dolly Nomchong wearing her mother’s wedding outfit for a fancy dress ball, with a butterfly headdress she made for the occasion, c. 1910. Courtesy Braidwood Museum and Historical Society.

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IN THE CLINK This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Fremantle Prison opening to the public. The World Heritage-listed building, built by convict labour in the 1850s, tells the story of countless men incarcerated there over its 140 years. Since reopening in 1992, mere months after it stopped operating as a maximum-security prison, it has become one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Visitors can take guided tours through the abandoned cells and half-submerged subterranean tunnels. For the brave, the eerie nighttime tour swings past spooky sites such as the morgue, whipping post and solitary confinement. To mark the anniversary, Fremantle Prison is hosting a free exhibition of the evolution of prison reform, on now until 5 November. fremantleprison.com.au

TREND

Picking a bone

Finally, there’s a health trend perfect for meat lovers. Bone broth is popping up all over wellness blogs and clean-living café menus, touted as an immune-boosting, nutrient-rich cure-all. Bone broth is simple to make, but if you don’t have the time to simmer bones for a couple of days, Broth of Life’s dehydrated broths pack all the health benefits in an easy powder form.

Too hot for soup? In her latest cookbook The Beauty Chef, health and beauty guru Carla Oates has included a recipe for a delectable fruit popsicle made with a cheeky bone broth base. brothoflife.com.au thebeautychef.com

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In one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside of Asia, the City of Sydney will host a colourful collection of parades, performances and markets from 27 January to 12 February. Follow the Lunar Lanterns trail to view immense glowing sculptures of the 12 animals of the zodiac, dreamt up by prominent Australian-Chinese artists. cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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Experience I MY PLACE

BY THE BEACH

The New South Wales Central Coast holds the heart of long-time resident Kasey Chambers WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

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ince she burst onto the charts with her 1999 album The Captain followed by the 2001 release Barricades & Brickwalls, multiple Aria, Golden Guitar, and APRA awardwinning artist Kasey Chambers has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. But for this well-travelled musician, whose chart-topping lament Not Pretty Enough made her a household name, there’s nowhere quite like home. Although she was born in South Australia, Kasey moved to the Central Coast with her family when she was in her teens. “We drove past the pub and saw a sign out the front with Keith Urban’s name on it and I thought: Wow, this town is awesome.” For Kasey and her three children it’s still an incredible place to live. “The Central Coast has everything you need without living in a city,” says Kasey. “It’s perfect for me. I get to live in a small beach town but I’m only two hours from Sydney.” This month marks the release of her new studio album Dragonfly, a meaningful achievement after vocal surgery in 2015. “My voice has found a new strength,” she says. kaseychambers.com

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Experience I MY PLACE MMAD and The Lounge Room

POCKET BAR

BAMBOO BUDDHA 221 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate bamboobuddha.com.au This is my happy place. It’s a vegetarian and vegan café (I’m not vegetarian or vegan but I LOVE IT) with yoga, wellness events and an atmosphere like nowhere else on the Central Coast. It’s located in the most beautiful surroundings and you can hide away from the world while you’re there. I can spend hours on one of their daybeds taking in the surroundings and recharging my soul.

PHOTOGRAPHY POCKET BAR, BAMBOO BUDDA, GLASS ONION SOCIETY

MMAD AND THE LOUNGE ROOM 2/342 Mann Street, Gosford mmad.org.au theloungeroom.info Musicians Making A Difference is a charity that changes young lives through music and mentoring, helping them them make positive choices. The Lounge Room is their space in Gosford. Everyone is welcome to use the space as a creative outlet.

SLAM FACTORY 93 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah slamfactory.com.au My kids love to skate so this massive indoor skate park is a regular stop for my boys Talon, 14, and Arlo, 9, and my five-year-old daughter Poet has a scoot sometimes too. I’ve even been known to get on the skateboard, injure myself and embarrass my kids from time to time.

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I can spend hours on one of their daybeds taking in the surroundings and recharging my soul THE GLASS ONION SOCIETY 1&2/308 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty theglassonionsociety.com I’m a latte girl and when I say latte I mean warm milk, really. But people who love coffee love this place. This is my favourite place to catch up and hang out with all my musician mates. A lot of musos hang out here. It’s a little piece of Melbourne on the Central Coast.

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74 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal pocketterrigal.com.au A taste of Sydney’s small boutique bar scene on the beach. It has industrial-chic styling with hundreds of spirits and craft beers. But it’s the food menu and atmosphere that gets me in.

Jamming at MMAD and the Lounge Room. LEFT: Outdoors at the Bamboo Buddha. BELOW: A barista at The Glass Onion Society.

AVOCA BEACH HOTEL 326 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach avocabeachhotel.com.au This pub has been my local since I turned 18. I first visited it when Keith Urban was playing in the front bar and now I regularly get to see my favourite Central Coast band Grizzlee Train play live. I’ve jammed here a lot over the years. My favourite family hotel on the Central Coast is the Kincumber Pub (kincumberpub.com.au). It has a beer garden, live music, a family atmosphere and great food. Watching local bands while tackling their massive burger and chips on a Sunday afternoon is hard to beat.

Keep up to date with Kasey on Instagram

Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach One of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday is wandering around these markets, held every fourth Sunday of the month. There are more than 100 amazing stalls and there is always live music. Established artists perform as well as young, upand-coming singer-songwriters playing their first gig. I love finding new Central Coast music seychambers talent from the buskers. FOLLOW: @ka

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RAJDHANI INDIAN RESTAURANT Shop 9/37-41 Avoca Drive, Kincumber rajdhaniindiankincumber. com.au This is our favourite family dinner place. My kids always pick this as their first choice when we go out for dinner and it’s also our first choice for home delivery when I’m feeling like a lazy mum. Their dhal is my favourite dish and the kids all love curry.

GNOSTIC CORNER Chambers Place, Woy Woy gnosticcorner.com.au An area dedicated to organic produce, natural therapies and general wellness. I love to visit Gnostic to fill up my heart and soul, as well as my fridge and my belly.

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Experience I THE SHORTLIST

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With this year marking the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ untimely demise, here are our favourite celebrations of all things The King

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11-15 January, Parkes, New South Wales parkeselvisfestival.com.au This iconic festival roughly doubles the population of the tiny town of Parkes each year, earning it the nickname of the ‘Elvis Capital of Australia’. Held to coincide with The King’s birthday, the proceedings include an open-air gospel service, a Miss Priscilla competition and a preliminary round of the international Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest. This year marks the festival’s 25th anniversary.

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26 February, Auckland, New Zealand elvisinthegardens.co.nz Auckland Botanic Gardens gets all shook up with six whole hours of crooning. Started by a local

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musical tribute artist, the free community event has become the largest single-day Elvis festival in the world, attracting around 20,000 people last year. Bring the family, pull up a picnic rug and catch top international Elvis impersonators from the US, UK and Australasia.

3. VIVA SURFERS PARADISE 7-16 July, Gold Coast, Queensland surfersparadise.com Some of the world’s best tribute artists hit the Gold Coast for 10 days of rhinestone-studded fun. Along with Elvis, you might spot Buddy Holly, Freddie Mercury or ABBA roaming the Glitter Strip; the setting for free open-air performances, car shows, rock ‘n’ roll dancing and a mass renewal of wedding vows on the beach.

4. HUNTER ELVIS FESTIVAL 17-19 November, Newcastle, New South Wales hunterelvisfestival.com.au Now in its fourth year, Hunter Elvis Festival attracts lovers of classic Americana with dance contests, rockabilly memorabilia and impersonators galore. The Show ‘n’ Shine display of 1950s automobiles is a nod to Elvis’ extensive car collection.

5. BURN’N LOVE Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Maui, Hawaii burnnlove.com A nostalgic homage to The King’s many adventures in the Pacific, the Maui Theatre’s high-energy variety show is bursting with hip-swinging performances by its star Darren Lee, choreographed musical numbers and no-holdsbarred kitsch.

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CRICKET It’s just not summer without the gentleman’s game

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ith the warm weather upon us, so too is cricket season. Whether it’s a Test match for the die-hards, a day session, or the whirlwind of Twenty20, for many Australians and New Zealanders, cricket is the go-to for entertainment over a long, hot summer. Even for the less initiated among us, it can be a fun way to spend a day in the sun with friends.

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Experience I HOW-TO

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Cricket etiquette

ILLUSTRATION STUART HOLMES PHOTOGRAPHY ISTOCKPHOTO.COM

The Leagues The first thing you need to know is there are three types of cricket matches in Australia – the Test match, one-day cricket and the Twenty20 (also known as the Big Bash League). Test match cricket, played between two nations, is still considered the pinnacle of the sport (complete with allwhite outfits). However, as it is played over five days, it’s also considered the ultimate test in patience (and is best left to true fans). Instead, for a taste of cricket featuring high drama and low wait-periods, try a game of Twenty20, which

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largely consists of well-known players trying to smash the ball the furthest, within the shortest time possible.

Sun safety The Australian sun can be deceptively hot, so always make sure you are sun smart, even on mild days. Remember sunscreen, a long-sleeved top, hat and sunglasses to keep away the glare. For the more flamboyant, brightly coloured zinc and large sombreros have become a popular choice.

Cricket etiquette If you’re sitting behind the bowler’s arm, try not to move

when he is running in – it can be very distracting for the batsman who’s trying to focus on the ball that’s flying at him at speeds of up to 160km/h. Instead, wait until the end of the over to leave your seat.

Theme songs The Australian cricket team sings Under the Southern Cross We Stand in the change rooms after a Test match win. If you’re listening to the match on the radio or watching it on TV you should get a chance to hear this. You may want to block your ears during the last line as it does feature an expletive.

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What to pack Make sure to bring snacks and water, particularly for the longer-format matches or if you’re planning on partaking in a few bevvies (you’ll thank yourself later). Other essentials include a copy of ABC Cricket magazine and a radio, so you can keep track of what’s occurring. Most importantly, bring your patience and a sense of good cheer to ensure a fun day out. Keep an eye out for Melbourne writer Hannah Louey and her sombrero at a Twenty20 match this summer.

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CIDER-MAKING IS a timeold European tradition that has spread around the world, but craft breweries in Australia and NZ are putting their unique spin on the classic blend of fruity bubbles. Cider sales in Australia have grown by more than 33 per cent a year for the past five years, according to market research experts IBIS World. Steve Dorman of South Australian Hills Cider Company largely credits this growth to the increasing variety of flavours available. “For the first time we’re seeing an alcohol that’s spanning all demographics, from the young to the old, male to female; there’s a cider for everyone,” Steve says. All those different flavours come from

We’re cider specialists, we don’t do beer, we don’t do wine. We’re all about the cider variations of what’s added or left out of the traditional method of crushing fruit, extracting the juice, and then fermenting. The fruit and where it’s grown play a part in in the final product too. The team at Hills Cider believes in minimal intervention (no concentrate or added sugar and water) and uses 100 per cent locally grown fruit to produce crisp, dry ciders. The regional focus is a labour of love, but Steve says it’s worth it.

“We’re cider specialists, we don’t do beer, we don’t do wine. We’re all about the cider.” Hills Cider is stocked at bars and bottle shops around Australia, and a cellar door opening is in the works for later this year. Ian Rayner, of Custard & Co in Western Australia’s Donnybrook attributes the difference in their ciders to the wild yeasts and seasonal, local fruit used in production. These can change the texture and taste of the ciders throughout the year, he says. Ian recommends newbies start with original cider because it’s thinner and has some residual sweetness. If you’re looking to expand your cider horizons, give Scrumpy a go. Its style is simpler, unfiltered, uncarbonated

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Feed your soul. Nourish your senses. Corinna has become a must do experience. Corinna is an historic town in Tasmania’s wilderness, a remote settlement on the banks of a primitive river – a breathtaking and unique experience that unlocks the secrets of the Tarkine rainforest and the wild west coast.

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Rejuvenate in our comfortable eco retreats, all with balconies backing onto the Tarkine rainforest. Cozy up to your own fire with a good book, or spend your evening with a nice glass of Tasmanian wine and complimentary cheeses.

Come and enjoy the quality local food & beverages at the Arhberg Bar & Tannin Restaurant. A place to sit, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and trade travelling stories with fellow guests and our friendly team.

Enjoy an intimate rainforest and river experience on the famous huon pine river cruiser, Arcadia II. Take canoes and kayaks from Corinna to further explore the Pieman and its tributaries.

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Rainforest Escape your busy schedule. Come and explore the oldest temperate rainforest in the world with many walks that surround Corinna. Experience the mysterious wilderness as it was 60 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed.

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Natural beauties At Pidapipó in Melbourne, Lisa Valmorbida has been working on a new gelato range for summer. Dubbed Pollination, the three flavours are a collaboration with urban beekeepers Honey Finger. “It celebrates the connection between the flowers and the bees, using fresh honeycomb and honey from the hives above our Carlton store, plus edible flowers,” she says. Lisa, who learnt her craft in Italy, believes the essence of authentic gelato is using natural, seasonal ingredients, with no colourings or stabilisers. “We source local ingredients and make everything fresh throughout the day.”

PHOTOGRAPHY PIDAPIPO, COCOWHIP, GELATISSIMO

Dairy-free delights Looking for a dairyfree, vegan alternative? CocoWhip has things covered with its virtuous coconut-based soft serve. You’ll find CocoWhip sold in stores and cafés around Australia, but for the full feel-good experience, head to the Gold Coast home of CocoWhip, BSKT Café, where the smooth coconut dessert is served topped with superfoods such as goji berries and chia seeds. At Gelato Messina in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, there’s a tempting range of dairyfree sorbets, such as salted coconut and mango, or coconut and roast almond sorbet with choc-coated almonds.

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Dairy-free goodness from BSKT on the Gold Coast. LEFT: Pidapipó gelato. BELOW: Gelatissimo’s Brookie.

Summer’s hottest scoops MELBOURNE Lavender and honey gelato at Pidapipó, Carlton and Windsor. pidapipo.com.au AUCKLAND, NZ The Giapo Buono, caramel ice cream, torched Italian meringue and gold-dusted hazelnuts at Giapo. giapo.com

Your “gelato concierge” will help you design a jaw-dropping creation Build ’em up, buttercup Bigger is better at Giapo, Auckland’s home of haute ice cream. Your “gelato concierge” will help you design a jaw-dropping creation, with fancypants garnishes such as gold-brushed hazelnuts or shaved truffle (for a $65 premium). At Good Times Artisan Ice Cream in Sydney’s Potts Point, pimped-up waffle cones are filled with soft serve, a doughnut, more soft serve and a squiggle of topping.

Creative cones Gone are the simple days of cone or cup. In Perth, Whisk Creamery offers a dizzying array of vessels for your scoop, including waffles and choux puffs, but our favourite is the Japanese-style taiyaki,

a spongy, fish-shaped cone filled with soft serve. Following in the wake of its popular gelato doughnut, Gelatissimo has launched the Brookie, sandwiching a scoop of gelato between browniecookie hybrids. “This is dessert re-imagined,” says Gelatissimo’s Filipe Barbosa. “Our Brookies contain real chunks of couverture chocolate and are gorgeously rich, chewy and irresistible.”

Indulgence on tap We love the magic that occurs when warm chochazelnut sauce meets cool ice cream. At Sydney’s RivaReno Gelato, order the Alice mascarpone and Marsala gelato with a drizzle of melted gianduia (choc hazelnut spread) or hit up the Windsor Pidapipó in Melbourne, where a Nutella tap promises an endless stream of indulgence.

PERTH Matcha and black sesame taiyaki at Whisk Creamery, Northbridge. whiskcreamery.com.au GOLD COAST Superberry CocoWhip with goji berries and coconut chips at BSKT. bskt.com.au SYDNEY Alice gelato with a gianduia drizzle at RivaReno, Darlinghurst. rivareno.com.au

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savoury. At Sydney’s Ciccone & Sons, try the strawberry and pink peppercorn pokes, or salted cashew gelato. At Melbourne gelataria Joylati, try butternut pumpkin gelato, or the cleansing carrot, lemon and orange sorbet.

Sweet meets savoury Not a sweet tooth? Never fear. Some of this season’s hottest flavours walk a line between sweet and

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Discover great eats and cultural charm in this vibrant Asian metropolis WORDS PENNY WATSON

HONG KONG

TOP TO BOTTOM: A traditional junk boat on Victoria Harbour; delicious breakfast at Café Gray Deluxe; drip coffee at Rabbithole; Hong Kong’s iconic ‘ding dings’.

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A combo of magnificent views and exquisite Chinese breakfast at Café Gray Deluxe ensures a heady high-rise start to the day. From cosy cushioned booths (overseen by fastidious staff), take in the sun-bedazzled skyrises of Tsim Sha Tsui, boat-busy Victoria Harbour and, directly below, the fast-paced streets of Admiralty. You can stay here too. Café Gray is on the top floor of the opulent Upper House hotel. upperhouse.com

From nearby Pacific Place One shopping mall, take the underground walkway to Pacific Place Three. Start with a barista coffee at Rabbithole then stroll the streets of Wan Chai (between Johnston and Queen’s Road East). It’s a lively mix of modern eateries and bars, dumpling and congee shops, local businesses, temples, shrines and wet markets. At around 11am the nearby sleepy terraced enclave around Star Street, St Francis Yard and lesser-known Sau Wa Fong wakes up. Check out the galleries, boutiques, artisan and ephemera shops such as Kapok and NLostnFound. Find Rabbithole Coffee on Facebook ka-pok.com nlostnfound.com

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TRAM Jump on any of the dinky twostorey “Ding Dings” heading west on Johnston Road. These antique darlings are cheap as chopsticks and the top-level offers a unique view of local street life. Alight at Pottinger Street in Central and walk up this street’s steeply inclined cobbled stairway for novelty market stalls selling costumes, wigs and cheap souvenirs. hktramways.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: View from the Peak; the Mid-Levels Escalator; Ho Lee Fook; Tsim Chai Kee; Tsim Chai Kee’s dumpling noodle soup.

PEAK TIME Crossing Wellington Street, the elevated Mid-Levels Escalator is the world’s longest. It climbs through the sloping streets of Soho past bustling al fresco bars and eateries. Step off at Robinson Road to catch a red cab to the Peak Tram terminus. On a ridiculously steep incline, this historical tram takes tourists to Hong Kong’s popular Peak. Up here, avoid the crowds and take the Peak Circuit, a signed walking trail through lush greenery with views of the city’s highest buildings. thepeak.com.hk

RELAX Too much walking? Taxi back to Central for a reflexology session at quirky Gao’s Foot massage. Opt for a 50 or 120-minute massage while enjoying a cup of tea, neck warmer, magazines and piped bird sounds. Upsize with a Shanghai pedicure – the kind where they scrape away all that dead skin. gaosfootlankwaifong.com

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DINNER AND DRINKS Ho Lee Fook takes modern Chinese fusion to spicy new places. This basement restaurant is funked up with playful retro décor including lucky cats waving their paws. Try roast wagyu short ribs with jalapeno purée or DIY pork sang choi bao with cucumber kimchi. For drinks, Fu Lu Shou is a cruisy rooftop bar. Entry is via an anonymous residential building. Hint: Check Facebook for the doorcode. holeefookhk.tumblr.com Find Fu Lu Shou on Facebook

Travel info Jetstar has great low fares to Hong Kong from across the network. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

PHOTOGRAPHY ISTOCKPHOTO.COM, ALAMY

Take a right down Wellington Street to Tsim Chai Kee dumpling soup shop, a local favourite with an emphasis on fast, clean, efficient service and a simple menu. Try prawn wonton and fish balls with yellow noodle soup. Douse with soy, vinegar and chilli. Add a side of Asian greens. Heaven. 98 Wellington Street, Central

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Q: When and why did you start getting creative with plating? Last May I turned my son’s spelt pancakes into a lion for a bit of fun, he absolutely loved it and it progressed from there. My inspiration is my son (three-year-old Jacob), his reactions to the plates make it so worthwhile! Q: Eating well is so important – how can parents make school lunches more fun? I make mini rice balls that are stuffed with veggies and chicken – they would be great for kids’ lunch boxes (in a chilled lunchbox). Even just cutting the fruits and vegetables into shapes – so simple yet the kids just love it!

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My inspiration is my son, his reactions to the plates make it so worthwhile! Q: Any other lunchbox tips? Use fresh produce that is appealing to the eye and healthy. I think a balanced lunchbox is also very important – vegetables, fruit, seeds, a sandwich. Q: What does Jacob like to eat? I purchased a fishing tackle box from Daiso (mydaiso.com. au) – it has perfect

sized sections for a preschooler at kindergarten without all the tricky gadgets other lunchboxes have these days. His lunchbox contains pretty much the same items everyday, depending on the season: a veggie section – cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, sugar snap peas; a fruit section – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries; dried mulberries or seeds or a homemade muesli bar. And a wholemeal honey sandwich! Keep up with Laleh and Jacob on Instagram @jacobs_food_diaries, jacobsfooddiaries.com

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Bucket list 2017

Foodies, art buffs, shopaholics and adventurers – start your engines WORDS BEN GROUNDWATER

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RIVER CRUISE IN MYANMAR ONE OF ASIA’S MOST EXCITING DESTINATIONS IS BEST SEEN FROM THE WATER As Myanmar opens up to tourism, destinations such as Yangon, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan are growing in popularity. Travellers are realising the best way to move through this amazing country is the same way many locals do: on the river. Take a cruise on the Irrawaddy, Myanmar’s lifeline, and watch as the country unfolds.

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FEAST IN TOKYO REDISCOVER THIS HUGE CITY BY EXPLORING ITS SMALLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS To uncover the best of Tokyo, you have to get off the tourist trail and into the smaller neighbourhoods. In places such as Yoyogi-Uehara, Shimokitazawa, Koenji, and even Nakameguro, you’ll find quiet streets, quaint little shops, and some amazingly good food being devoured by locals.

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EXPLORE PHNOM PENH’S MARKETS CAMBODIA’S CAPITAL HAS A HUGE RANGE FOR SHOPAHOLICS While it’s sometimes ignored in favour of big-ticket areas such as Siem Reap, Phnom Penh has plenty to offer travellers, in particular those who love to shop. From street food to souvenirs, fresh produce to cheap clothing, you can make some amazing discoveries in Phnom Penh’s markets.

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Relax in the Gili Islands. OPPOSITE PAGE: River cruise in Myanmar. ABOVE LEFT: Feast in Tokyo. BELOW LEFT: Phnom Penh market.

RELAX IN THE GILI ISLANDS

CYCLE HAWKE’S BAY

SO CLOSE TO BALI, AND YET A WORLD AWAY It’s only a few hours by fast boat from Bali to this set of three tropical islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. Each has its own personality, from the party atmosphere of “Gili T” to the local favourite Gili Air and the laidback Gili Meno. Dedicate a couple of days to exploring each one.

A RIDE AROUND THIS AREA IS AS MUCH ABOUT EATING AS PEDALLING Here’s the good news: the terrain around Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island is flat. Dead flat. And here’s more good news: the area is dotted with wineries, some of New Zealand’s best, as well as restaurants, pubs and bars. It makes a cycling journey along 200km of recently completed paths a pleasure.

EXPLORE LOT 10 HUTONG IN KL FEAST ON STREET FOOD AT ONE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA’S TRUE FOODIE GEMS Below a large shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur, set in a sprawling basement, lies Lot 10 Hutong, a hawker centre in which all of the city’s oldest and best-loved street food vendors have set up a second outlet. The result is a foodie nirvana, where all the hard work has been taken out of finding the city’s best cuisine.

Cyclists in Hawkes bay NZ. ABOVE: Lot 10 Hutong in KL. BELOW: The iconic silhouette.

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EXPERIENCE THE BIG RED ROCK TAKE A FAMILY OUTING IN THE HEART OF AUSTRALIA Deep in the red centre of the country, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park should be on every Australian’s must-see list. And in good news for anyone who didn’t get to experience Field of Light – it has been announced that Bruce Munro’s hypnotising largescale light installation will remain in place until the end of March next year.

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OFF THE GRID IN THE COOKS

ONE OF JETSTAR’S NEWEST DESTINATIONS IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO HIT THE BEACH Sanya is known as the Chinese Hawaii, a buzzing coastal town on the island of Hainan where it’s all about being active: try swimming, or snorkelling, or even hiking in the surrounding rainforest. And with winter temperatures of around 25 degrees, you can do all of those things year-round.

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL IN A TROPICAL PARADISE It’s no secret that the Cook Islands are home to stunning locations: the likes of Aitutaki, with its crystal-clear lagoon, and Rarotonga, with its palmfringed beaches. However, this year it’s time to explore the outer islands, places such as Mangaia and Manihiki that are as close to untouched paradise as you’ll ever see.

ADVENTURE IN WANAKA QUEENSTOWN’S LITTLE BROTHER DESERVES RESPECT Wanaka shares many traits with Queenstown, its well-known rival across the pass: a stunning lakeside location, access to ski resorts, adventure activities, good nightlife and great food. What it doesn’t have, however, is all the people. Wanaka is quiet and friendly – you’ll never want to leave.

EXPLORE GORGEOUS SAPA THIS MOUNTAIN-TOP VILLAGE OFFERS PEACE AND NATURAL BEAUTY The antidote to Hanoi’s bustling streets and Halong Bay’s hordes is a journey up to Sapa, a small village high in Vietnam’s northern mountain ranges. This area is home to many of the country’s ethnic minorities, and is a fast-growing hotspot for tourists who want to relax in beautiful surrounds.

FROM TOP: Hikers in Sydney; relax in Sanya; wild scenes in Wanaka; off the grid in the Cook Islands; gorgeous Sapa locals.

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AUSTRALIA’S HARBOUR CITY IS PARADISE FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO WALK There’s no better way to appreciate one of the world’s most beautiful cities than by treading the walking trails that cross it. From the famous Bondi to Bronte path to the harbourhugging Manly to the Spit walk, or the rugged North Bondi to Watsons Bay route, you could spend weeks exploring Sydney on foot.

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DON’T BRING YOUR OLD BEAUTY HABITS INTO THE NEW YEAR. SHAKE UP YOUR ROUTINE FOR FRESHER, HEALTHIER SKIN

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Entertainer Jo Beth Taylor talks makeover moments

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AT THE START OF THE year, it’s a great idea to implement smart skincare tactics that produce huge improvements. 1. Revise your cleansing routine Great cleansing is the cornerstone of glowing skin, especially in summer. “Without it, your skin can quickly become clogged from sweat and sunscreen,” says Anna Field, from the Paddington Beauty Room in Sydney. “Cleanse twice at night – once for make-up, once for grime, and once in the morning to remove cellular waste from the skin’s overnight repair process.” Select the best quality cleanser, suited to your needs, that your budget allows.

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look for one with hydrating and lifting properties 2. Check your exfoliator “You should exfoliate once a week for dry and sensitive skin and up to three times a week for oily skin,” Anna says. Use a gentle mask-like product that relies on enzymes or natural sloughing beads. 3. Enlist a new serum “In the same way you can’t do the same exercise every day and expect different results, you need to swap your serum to give skin a fresh pep,” Anna says. If you’ve been using very active ingredients, look for one

with hydrating and lifting properties, and vice versa. 4. Include a mask Anna says you need two types of mask – one that takes and one that gives. “Have one that draws out impurities when you’re feeling toxic, and another that infuses vitamins and radiance when you’re tired, sluggish and drained.” 5. Always use sunscreen A recent Nivea study of more than 1000 women found that 70 per cent regret the sun damage inflicted on their skin, admitting insufficient sunscreen was to blame. Don’t let this be you. “Use a sunscreen that contains antioxidants,” Anna says. “It will protect skin from UV ageing, as well as burning.”

Q: Have you ever had a big-impact makeover? A: It wasn’t so much a makeover as a choice to use local Sunshine Coast designers for my wedding in South Africa [last] year. I chose to wear pants ... as I knew we would be having our Rhino Revolution orphans in our photos (Jo is an ambassadoor). By the time the hair and make-up girls finished I felt like an African princess.

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Q: Have you ever thought, ‘I could have used a makeover?’ A: Pick any time in the late ’80s and look back at that spiral perm and baggy stonewash denim overalls. Q: How has your beauty look evolved? A: I think the key to looking young through the years is healthy organic food and good organic skin care. I think to age gracefully as Audrey Hepburn did shows that beauty comes from within and getting old can be beautiful.

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I emerge, grub-like, vowing to morph into the shiny, bright, new year’s butterfly I’ve always wanted to be shows 58 per cent of Australians (some 11 million people) failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions in 2015. “The start of a new year is a catalyst for change,” Bessie says. “It promises a fresh start and this can be hugely motivating.” So why are we so terrible at sticking to our guns? “Sharing your

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Cosy Tents owner Eva Dobrjanski hated camping when she was a child, but now she’s a firm convert to the concept of the luxe outdoor experience. “I love that I can still enjoy the outdoors, sit around the campfire, watch the stars but not necessarily ‘rough’ it,” she says. After a camping experience with her husband that involved sleeping on the floor in a tiny tent, it occurred to Eva that she couldn’t be the only person who wanted to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing comfort. Eva says the essentials of glam camping include really good bedding – a blow-up mattress, fresh linen, pillows, quilt and soft fluffy blankets and cushions – fairy lights or lanterns for ambience, directors chairs for the campfire and excellent food. “Glamping is all about the little luxuries, so be sure to pack crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, a small table/chair set and some board games to play,” she says. “My biggest tip would be to have fun with it. At the end of the day, it’s all about making wonderful memories.” cosytents.com.au

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THE CONCEPT IS simple – you’re locked in a room and you must solve your way out. The earliest escape room was created in 2006 and was essentially a physical version of the “escape the room” video game subgenre. They boomed in Singapore and then popped up across the US, Europe and Asia, before coming to Australia and New Zealand. There are now more than 2800 escape rooms worldwide. At Strike Bowling in Melbourne Central we played Shutdown, the newest of Strike’s Exitus escape rooms – dubbed the ‘next-generation’ escape game. We arrived ready to go, slightly over-optimistic about our abilities. The premise: our company’s computer system, IRIS, has gone a bit berserk thanks to a disgruntled employee, and it’s up to us to reboot it. We don lab coats and blindfolds and head into the room in single file. We are now computer scientists and it feels as though we have stepped onto a sci-fi set. We start in the imaginary office searching for clues – frantically opening drawers, trying computer passwords, cracking combination locks and

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flipping through files. Bangs, whirring alarms and a smoke machine add to the sense of urgency. There are even forensic torches on hand to scour the walls for clues. Shutdown tailors the experience to your team’s skill level, so when you get stuck (and yes, we did), you don’t stay that way. When we stall at one particularly diabolical security door code, tadah! – an announcement over the speakers informs us the door is open and we are free to proceed. We’ve got a few triumphs to boast about from our experience: a 4x4x4 LED cube puzzle encased in a pillar had three of us working zealously from different

Choose your teams STRIKE BOWLING Exitus and Cubescape Escape Rooms are found at Strike venues around Australia. $150-$200 for 2-6 people. strikebowling.com.au

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sides and left us beaming with team satisfaction when we solved it. Our game report says we successfully completed 14/25 puzzles (not so bad). For a team of six, who didn’t all know each other, it was a great ice-breaker. It’s also brain-training, testing logic and initiative – and definitely demands communication skills. It’s no surprise escape rooms are a popular team-building activity and a good way to get a group together – whether colleagues, friends or family. Most escape games will have a theme and a difficulty rating, so you can judge what will suit. Book in and get out – if you can.

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Lamingtons & Wagon Wheels Two edible Australian icons, with a twist

There’s nothing better than a sweet dose of nostalgia. Ditch the supermarket and make your own, and you’ll never run out of lunchbox treats

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irst introduced to lamingtons when he moved to Australia 12 years ago, master baker Darren Purchese quickly became a fan. His latest book Lamingtons & Lemon Tart features no less than three versions of the classic chocolate- and coconutcoated sponge squares. Darren insists the lamington must have lots of jam, and recommends it as the perfect afternoon tea treat. “But they really are great at any time of the day,” he says. Although Darren’s bakery, Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio in Melbourne’s South Yarra, is known for its elaborate and creative desserts, cakes and chocolates, it’s the lamington’s classic qualities that Darren is drawn to. “I love the simplicity of the lamington but also that they take a little skill. They’re easy to learn but difficult to master!” burchandpurchese.com

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METHOD SPONGE • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 20x20x6cm square non-stick cake tin. Line the base and sides with baking paper cut to size. • Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggs, lemon zest, vanilla seeds and sugar on medium– high speed for 20 minutes. The mixture should be thick and pale. • Sift the flour with the baking powder, then gently fold this into the egg mixture using a spatula. • Take around 200g of the batter and whisk it into the cooled, melted – but still liquid – butter and then transfer this mixture back to the bowl with the remaining batter. Fold all together well but gently, using a spatula or metal spoon. • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked through. A skewer inserted into the centre of the sponge should come out clean. Remove from the oven and leave the sponge to cool in the tin completely. • Remove the sponge from the tin and trim any brown edges off with a serrated knife. You should be left with a clean, square sponge with the approximate dimensions of 18x18x5cm. • Use a sharp knife to cut the sponge into nine 5cm cubes. Freeze any trimmed sponge to fold into ice cream another time.

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• Take a melon baller and scoop out two balls from the sponge. Fill the cavity with raspberry jam from a piping (icing) bag and plug the hole with the first scooped sponge ball. Fill all nine sponge cubes and place them, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to harden slightly before covering with chocolate.

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DARK CHOCOLATE COVERING • Melt the chocolate in the microwave. • Heat the cream and milk together in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to boil. Pour the hot milk mixture over the chocolate and stir to emulsify until you have a smooth, shiny cream. ASSEMBLY • Scatter some desiccated coconut onto a shallow baking tray. • Remove the sponges from the refrigerator and use two forks or skewers to dip the sponges in the chocolate covering. Gently shake off any excess chocolate and immediately place the dipped sponge in the tray of coconut. Sprinkle over some of the remaining coconut and ensure the lamingtons are covered entirely before placing them on a wire rack over a tray to set for 30 minutes before scoffing.

SPONGE • 8 eggs, at room temperature • finely grated zest of ½ lemon • 2 vanilla beans, seeds scraped • 275g caster (superfine) sugar • 275g self-raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 200g unsalted butter, melted • raspberry jam as needed DARK CHOCOLATE COVERING • 600g dark chocolate, roughly chopped • 200ml thickened (whipping) cream • 200ml full-cream (whole) milk TO DECORATE • 600g desiccated coconut

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Pavolva Wagon Wheels MAKES: TWELVE

METHOD BISCUIT BASES 1. Combine flour, icing sugar, butter, yolks and salt in a food processor. Pulse until dough comes together. Place dough on a lightly floured bench and knead gently. Shape into a rectangle and wrap in cling film. Rest in the fridge for one hour. 2. Remove dough from fridge and cut in half. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 2-3mm thickness. Cut biscuits using an 8cm round cutter and place on a lined baking tray. Chill the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Preheat oven to 160C. Prick biscuits lightly with a fork and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and cool on trays. MARSHMALLOW 1. Soak gelatin in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes or

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• 300g plain flour, sifted • 100g icing sugar, sifted • 200g unsalted butter, diced • 2 egg yolks (reserve the whites for use in the marshmallow) • pinch of salt

PASSIONFRUIT MARSHMALLOW • 20g gelatin leaves, gold strength • 500g caster sugar • 230ml cold water • 2 egg whites • 7g freeze dried passionfruit powder (or 180ml strained juice) MERINGUE STICKS • 2 egg whites • ½ cup caster sugar TO ASSEMBLE

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until softened. While the gelatin is softening, combine sugar and water in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Boil syrup until it reaches 125C on a sugar thermometer. 2. Meanwhile, whisk egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks have formed. 3. When the syrup has reached 125C, remove from heat.Strain the gelatin and squeeze to remove excess water, then add

to the sugar syrup. Stir until gelatin has dissolved. 4. While the mixer is running on medium speed, slowly pour the hot sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the egg whites. Once all the syrup has been poured, turn the speed up to medium-high and whisk until the whites have thickened and cooled. Stop the mixer, add the passionfruit powder and continue to whisk until combined. The marshmallow is ready when it holds its shape if you lift the whisk. *If using passionfruit juice, add juice to sugar syrup once it has reached 125C. Continue process as per recipe. MERINGUE STICKS 1. Preheat oven to 130C and line a baking tray with baking paper 2. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Add caster sugar one tablespoon at a time, until the sugar has dissolved. 3. Using a piping bag with a medium-sized plain nozzle, pipe straight lines of meringue onto the tray and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the meringue is crisp and dry. Turn oven off, cool meringue in the oven, with the door slightly open. 4. Once cooled, break meringue

into sticks and set aside. ASSEMBLY 1. Place half the cooked biscuit bases on a kitchen bench or flat work surface. 2. Attach a large plain nozzle to a piping bag and fill to ¾ full with marshmallow. 3. Pipe marshmallow around the outer edge of the biscuits, leaving a gap in the centre, roughly the size of a 50c coin. 4. Spoon jam into the the gap – you can be generous. 5. Top the marshmallow with the remaining biscuits and press down gently. Set aside for 3-4 hours to set. 6. Melt the white chocolate on medium in a microwave for 30-40 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure the chocolate is melted and smooth. 7. Dip the wheels in the melted chocolate and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Top with broken meringue sticks and the dried strawberry and kiwi fruit pieces. Set aside for 60 minutes to set. 8.Enjoy a wagon wheel with a cup of tea or coffee, or on their own. They are best stored in an airtight container and will last for 2-3 weeks.

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When I left the chamber, my thoughts were clear and my mood euphoric “The moment you leave the cryo-sauna, the blood comes rushing back from the core of your body to limbs, triggering the release of antiinflammatory molecules, endorphins, increased oxygen and the release of toxins.” I was on such a high that I went back in the chamber for another three-minute session. The second treatment was far more bearable, I guess because I knew what to expect, and the results lasted well over one week.

My energy levels improved, my back barely hurt and my skin remained in top condition (even a few little spots I had on my back seemed to clear up). Many people opt for treatments in close succession, Peter says. “We even see people coming in for daily sessions, with users reporting an improvement in stress levels, insomnia, rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, and various skin conditions. Results are effective and fast.” The science behind cryo treatments backs them up. “Originally developed in Japan in 1978, the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time,” Peter says. Celebrities and sports stars such as Demi Moore,

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or Australian women, surfing has been on the rise since the day in 1915 Isabel Letham (allegedly) became the first Australian to ride a surfboard. Last year, Roy Morgan Research reported the number of Australian women taking up the sport had risen 20 per cent between 2010 and 2014 to an impressive 258,000 regular riders. That’s a long way from the days when girls were expected to sit on the beach minding their boyfriends’ towels. For every surfing champion such as Stephanie Gilmore, making headlines and millions of dollars in prize money and sponsorships, there are many more quietly going about making a career out of their passion.

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People like to tell Sandra English she was born 20 years too early. The four-times Australian champion has won more than 60 individual surf titles but her heyday came before there was money for females in the sport. “For a lot of the girls on the professional circuit it

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Women are participating in surfing so much more now was costing them money – even for the likes of [fellow champion] Pam Burridge,” Sandra says. She taught herself to surf as a teenager in the 1970s, when she had little obvious natural talent but a passion for the sport. “My dad used to drop me off at the beach and pick me up three hours later. It was wipeout after wipeout but with sheer hard work eventually I got the hang of it,” says Sandra, now 53. Starting a family intruded on her surf

career, but in 1999 she went back to her roots and opened Sandra English Surf Coaching on the Central Coast of New South Wales, where she coaches beginners and champions in the making including a young Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbon before they headed onto the professional circuit. “I don’t regret my time, but it’s just unbelievable to see the girls now achieve so much.” surfcoaching.com.au

Eye on design It was the ugly divide between fashion and surf function that led Jamie DeFay Collins to design her own wetsuits. The Hawaiian-based, US entrepreneur behind Sirensong began sewing and hand-painting wetsuits as a hobby when she failed to find any she liked in the shops. Realising she wasn’t alone, two years ago she launched her company and now sells one-of-akind hand-painted pieces

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as well as a factorymade line to a devoted following. “Women are participating in surfing so much more now, and I think they’re like me, they want something completely different that’s beautiful and artistic. They can connect with me and I can connect with them as a woman, because I understand a woman’s body and how a suit should fit, and what looks good,” Jamie says. It made sense for the

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37-year-old to go into her own surf-based business. She and her husband Marc moved to Hawaii in 2009 based on their mutual love of the sport and haven’t looked back – although launching Sirensong has resulted in one great irony for the passionate surfer: “Now I surf a lot less than I did before. Some weeks I get out every day, but some weeks it’s only once, which is kind of sad,” she says. sirensongwetsuits.com

Catch the wave Photographer Ming Nomchong has a portfolio of glamorous surf images – curling ocean waves of an improbable blue, a surfer ecstatically cresting a wave – and the less glamorous back-stories that go with them. “I was in the Seychelles last year shooting and I was nervous about sharks, so I got some black and white striped leggings off my friend, because they’re meant to deter sharks. There were no sharks but

I kept getting bitten by all these fish,” Ming says. Byron Bay-based Ming’s work is mostly fashion-based – Billabong surfwear is one of the 35-year-old’s clients. “But I try to make saltwater as big a part of my work as possible ... I work with a lot of brands where I’m in the water,” she says. “Shooting in water is a skill you have to learn, you need to learn to judge swell, wind, waves, water on the lenses – there are so many factors that you don’t have to think about on land.” An avid surfer – Ming took up the sport in her late 20s – she heads out into the Byron Bay swell as many days as her work commitments allow. A longboard is her vessel of choice. “There are definitely breaks out there with too much testosterone but with a longboard it’s a lot more chilled out on the breaks I surf,” Ming says. mingnomchong.com

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Riot of colour: A vendor’s bike piled high with fake blooms. Artificial flower sales boom around events such as New Year’s. Right: Street vendors selling avocados, longan and other tropical fruits.

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Mobile markets: (left to right) A woman pushes fresh-cut flowers through the rain. Vendors often walk kilometres a day selling wares from fully laden bikes. Carfeully arranged baskets help balance the heavy load.

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The daily trade: (left to right) Buoi walks around 17km a day selling fake flowers in an effort to raise enough money to visit her family over Christmas. A woman pushes a teetering load of longan, grapes and mangosteen over a pedestrian crossing in the Hanoi Old Quarter.

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About the photographer Loes Heerink is hesitant to describe herself as a photographer, using the medium purely as a form of creative expression and because she “just really enjoys photography”. Her images have appeared in magazines and online. She is currently working on a book project based on her Vietnamese street vendor images. loesheerink.com

greater orderliness on the city, banning street trading from some areas, street traders still play an important role in Hanoi’s economic and cultural life. In parts of the city where trucks and cars do eerink FOLLOW: @lh not have easy access, their role in bringing produce to consumers is still Travel info highly valued. That their work should Jetstar has great low also be beautiful brings fares to Vietnam with another dimension of connections via Singapore. appreciation to this To book, visit humble and traditional JETSTAR.COM trade.

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f you want to catch Hanoi’s street traders as they head into work, you need to get up very early. For Dutch ex-pat Loes Heerink, finding the perfect moment to photograph these dedicated workers often required getting up before dawn so she could wait patiently on a bridge to capture them as they passed below. “Most of the vendors didn’t know I was taking pictures of them,” says Loes. “For this series I really wanted to take images without any distractions.” Loes was fascinated by the careful arrangements of fruits, flowers (fresh and fake) and vegetables, and the hard-working lives of the Vietnamese who ply their wares on the streets of Hanoi. “Most of the vendors are women. They come from rural areas in Vietnam to the big city to earn a little extra money. They are up quite early, around 4am, and they work all day, every day of the week, even after it gets dark. Often they are not able to see their family for a long time. They work very hard, walking kilometres across the city every day,” she says.

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and endangered Albert Lyrebird, the rufous scrub-bird, the regent and satin bowerbird, as well as frogs, snakes and marsupials such as spotted quolls. The beauty of it all is that it is easy to discover. The important features of Lamington National Park are easily accessed on foot, with 160km of great walking tracks throughout the park.

Sky-high thrills The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk covers 54km and links the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park with Springbrook National Park via the Numinbah Valley. Allow three days or do the Border Track section to Binna Burra in one day. For a bird’s-eye view of the area, O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk (oreillys. com.au) is a 180-metre walk comprised of nine suspension bridges, 15 metres above the forest floor. From there, dare to go higher, climbing two

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160km of walking tracks

TOP: Get a bird’s-eye view with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast. CENTRE: Explore the many walking tracks the hinterland has to offer. RIGHT: Zipline over Cedar Creek Canyon, 60 metres above ground.

towering observation decks. The higher one is about 30 metres above ground and built around a massive strangler fig. Another way of being sky high is an hour-long early-morning flight spent floating above the valleys of the hinterland as the sun rises with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast.

If that’s not enough of a thrill, the adrenalinepumping Canyon Flyer (treetopchallenge. com.au) is an extreme adventure for all fitness levels that will have you zip-lining through the canopy over Cedar Creek Canyon 60 metres above the ground, at up to 70km/h.

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tartled wallabies turn their heads into the beam of my car’s headlights as I negotiate the mountain’s twisting roads in heavy fog. Keen to make my pre-dawn rendezvous with a hot air balloon pilot, I’m taking it easy on the road from O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to Canungra, but the going is slow. It was a different drive up the mountain under clear blue skies a few days earlier, a reminder of how diverse the Gold Coast hinterland can be. Cool, misty mountains, vineyards, lush rainforests, colonial homesteads and gourmet produce make it worth leaving the Gold Coast’s sun, sand and surf behind for a few days. Heading to the hills reveals different facets of the Gold Coast, and it’s only 30 minutes’ drive from the beach. The hinterland embraces three National Parks – Tamborine, Springbrook and Lamington (the latter two are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area). This area includes the largest sub-tropical rainforest remnant in the world and stands of ancient Antarctic beech trees. Lamington National Park is home to more than 900 species of plants and more than 120 bird species, including the rare

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Indulge 1. Glamping at Nightfall Three luxury tents sit above Christmas Creek at the wilderness end of Lamington National Park, where Nightfall Wilderness Camp offers the ultimate glamping experience for couples. nightfall.com.au 2. Lost World Day Spa Did someone say wine bath? O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa’s signature vinotherapy ritual is just the thing to relax mind and body, aided by grapeseed extracts infused with essential oils. Or choose from massages, facials, hot-stone therapies, spa or steam-room treatments. oreillys.com.au/lostworld-day-spa

Time for wine? The Gold Coast Hinterland’s rich volcanic soil and its climate are ideal for producing wines. The Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery (cedarcreekestate. com.au) overlooking Wild Duck Lake, a haven for birds and platypuses, has one of Mount Tamborine’s best restaurants. Albert River Wines (albertriverwines. com.au) is housed in the historic Auchenflower homestead, home to three Queensland premiers before becoming a Carmelite nunnery, and then a winery. Witches Falls Winery (witchesfalls.com.au) at North Tamborine and the Canungra Valley Vineyards, owned by the O’Reilly family, are also worth checking out.

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TOP: Natural Arch at Springbrook National Park. INSET: Glamping at Nightfall Wilderness Camp. ABOVE: Grapes at Albert River Wines.

And if you can’t tear yourself away, there are plenty of great places to stay. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is great for families, with lots of activities, but if you fancy a romantic escape for two, head to the secluded adults-only treehouses of Pethers Rainforest Retreat at Mount Tamborine (pethers.com.au).

3. Champagne balloon flight Float through the air with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast and take in spectacular views of the hinterland before descending to a Champagne breakfast at Canungra Valley Vineyards. hotair.com.au

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Nature has carved a spectacular landscape of cliffs, gorges and waterfalls around the Springbrook Plateau just behind the central Gold Coast. Here the 3000ha Springbrook National Park encompasses the giant Purling Brook Falls’ Natural Arch – with its dramatic waterfall and cave pool – and the aptly named Best of All Lookout, with views across the New South Wales border. At night, one of Australia’s largest glowworm colonies sparkles under Natural Arch. Approximately 131ha around Witches Falls on Tamborine Mountain became Queensland’s first national park in 1907 and is still a popular picnic spot. For those who prefer a more sophisticated hinterland experience, there are wineries, restaurants and cafés, and local produce markets that groan with preserves, marinades, exotic fruit, chocolates and spices. Explore the villages of Eagle Heights, North Tamborine and Mount Tamborine, and drop into coffee shops and craft shops for artwork, antiques and more. The Gallery Walk on Long Road, between North Tamborine and Eagle Heights, has around 70 galleries and shops.

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SKING Patrick MartinVegue (Pat) to choose his favourite cat is like asking a mother to pick between her children. “They are like family,” says the manager of Dreamworld’s Tiger Island. “You do have cats

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that you do enjoy working with more but you don’t treat them any differently. “Sita is a favourite of everybody; she is good at doing lots of things and has a nice personality. Adira is a sweet little thing; she likes to climb on top of you. She loves to swim and is now diving, which is getting scarier

because she will swim waist-down underwater.” The 11-month-old twins Adira and Akasha, who were born and handreared at the park, and white cubs Kiko and Kali, who joined the tribe from Japan’s Hirakawa Zoo last year, are just some of the crowd favourites at the Gold Coast theme park.

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the scales at 125kg. She’s a mellow cat with a light orange coat and faint brown stripes and stops to sniff plants and roll in the grass, her gentle nature evident. “Sita is a princess,” handler Scott Bateup says. “She knows how to make the day work for her.” Funds from the walk go towards the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF), the world’s largest zoological contributor to tiger conservation. Each day at 10am, the public has the chance to get up close with the cubs as part of the VIP Tiger

Cub Experience (prices from $145 per person). The tigers chill in the shade while guests file into an enclosed area eager to pat the beautiful creatures and raise money to help save the estimated 3000 left in the wild. The handlers are on hand to answer questions and keep a close eye as guests take turns to have a photo with the cubs. The tour then heads back of house where the tiger’s meals are prepared in an immaculate kitchen. Collectively, the cats demolish 60kg of meat – chicken, horse, kangaroo

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Five cubs, including the twins’ 16-monthold brother Kai, are the youngest members of the Tiger Island family, which also includes seven adult tigers. Adira and Akasha have just settled into their refurbished home following a $7-million transformation. The world-class facility boasts lush landscaping by celebrity designer Jamie Durie and his team, modelled on the tiger’s native Asia. There are also conservation areas plus a splash pool with underwater viewing so visitors can watch the cats swimming from the 500seat stadium. Not only are the cats adored by the thousands of daily visitors, they are also showered with affection by their handlers – nine in total – who spend up to seven hours a day with them.

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and beef – per feed. Two more adult tigers – sisters Jaya and Shanti – eye us from another area. “Jaya is like your supreme athlete,” says Scott, gesturing towards the nine-year-old Sumatran tiger. “If a rugby union player and Usain Bolt had a baby, it would be like Jaya. She’s super strong. On the old island there was a patch of grass near a climbing pole and she would run 50km/h at it and chase a bit of chicken up the pole. She would not slow down. “Shanti is cheeky and pushy – literally. She will come up to new people and literally push them around. If you give her half an inch, she will take a mile. So when she pushes, we give her a solid pat and push her away. “She can be calculating but it’s not something we are unaware of. If

it feels as though you’re sitting right on the grass with the cats you’re standing in a group halfway across the island and no one is watching, she will charge towards the group. We know that so we keep an eye on her.” At noon, the Tiger Island trainers lead an informal presentation and enjoy some playtime with the cubs. Watching from the stadium, it feels as though you’re sitting right on the grass with the cats as they explore their surroundings and interact with the handlers. Only two of the tigers, nine-year-old Nika and 11-year-old Raja, the parents of Adira, Akasha and Kai, weren’t handreared at the park, so are

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kept separately from their cubs and the other tigers, and can never be handled by Dreamworld’s staff. “That would be your last day at work,” Pat says. But the affection is mutual between the other cats and their handlers. Pat says his sometimescalculating four-legged friends never frighten him, yet he remains on guard. “Situations happen where adrenaline gets flowing for a few seconds and it goes back to normal again,” says Pat. “If you’re someone who is prone to real highs and lows you’re probably not suited to doing this job. You have to be kind of down the middle.” Even after working at Tiger Island for 21 years, Pat says he is just as passionate about these magnificent creatures as the day he started. “Every day is new and different; they never do

things quite the same,” he says. “They are interesting to watch and figure out what they are thinking about.”

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Tiger Island’s seven adults and five cubs draw thousands of guests to the park each day, putting the spotlight on conservation for their wild counterparts and helping to raise funds through guest experiences, donations and the adoptan-animal program. Dreamworld gives back to its much-loved cats and their relatives in the wild by playing an active role in the protection of tigers through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF). With just a few thousand tigers left in the wild, the species is critically endangered and still under threat from tiger poaching and deforestation. More than 93 per cent of tigers’ natural habitat has been destroyed. Al Mucci, general manager of Life Sciences and DWF director, says donations have helped fund antipoaching patrols and conservation initiatives in Russia and Indonesia. “Some of the anti-poaching teams we support recently caught two tiger poachers in Indonesia and the offenders were subsequently jailed. “This is a significant win for tiger conservation and a great example of how our collaborative efforts can make a difference,” says Al.

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WATERFRONT FEASTING OMEROS BROS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT occupies a prime position on the Marina Mirage boardwalk, showcasing Moreton Bay bugs, Queensland mud crabs and live lobsters. Pull out all the stops with the Omeros Indulgence seafood platter. OSKARS ON BURLEIGH offers views over the waves at Burleigh Heads and jaw-dropping Pacific Ocean and Surfers Paradise scenes. Keep things aquatic with freshly shucked oysters, seared scallops or ocean trout with clams. HELM BAR at Surfers Paradise is a bright and breezy restaurantbar on the Nerang River. Order fish ‘n’ chips or a bucket of prawns, then kick back with a beer while you soak up the views of Chevron Island. There’s live music from Friday to Sunday. RICK SHORES brings mod-Asian flavours and chic beachside dining to Burleigh Heads. Chefs Ben Bertei and Jake Pregnell show skills honed at Longrain and Golden Fields, in dishes such as kingfish sashimi with ginger and horseradish. The cocktail list is a cracker, and the views are some of the best on the coast.

CURRUMBIN BEACH VIKINGS SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB sports an expansive terrace above the waves at Elephant Rock. Enjoy casual bistro bites, live music, meat raffles and wallet-friendly drinks. BMD NORTHCLIFFE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB at Surfers Paradise is another popular choice for no-frills beach dining, offering burgers, pizzas and steaks, plus a nippers menu for the kids.

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THE FISH HOUSE promises freshly landed seafood, polished service and a stellar global wine list, in a light-filled dining room overlooking the beach at Burleigh Heads. FELLINI RISTORANTE brings la dolce vita to Marina Mirage, with an Italian menu of antipasti, pasta and grilled seafood, and views of milliondollar yachts on the water. SEADUCTION RESTAURANT & BAR at Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise offers indulgent degustation menus, well-priced lunches, and dazzling sea vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows. ALLURE ON CURRUMBIN is regularly voted as one of Queensland’s favourite restaurants, thanks to its crowd-pleasing French menu (think pork belly or duck a l’orange) and friendly service. KIYOMI at Jupiters Gold Coast delivers exceptional sushi, sashimi and tempura, surrounded by sophisticated decor. Order a set menu with matched sake for the ultimate experience. LITTLE TRUFFLE on the Gold Coast Highway serves modern European fare in three intimate locations: an art-filled dining room, a chandelier-ornamented classical room and a velvetdraped private room. TEN JAPANESE in Broadbeach works a sleek aesthetic. Sit at the circular open kitchen for a front-row seat as chefs prepare exquisite Japanese kaiseki (tasting menus).

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Delicious seafood at Etsu Izakaya. BELOW LEFT; Chef Chase Kojima. BELOW RIGHT; Hellenika Greek Eatery at Nobby Beach. BOTTOM; Mamasan mixologist.

CASUAL BITES ETSU IZAKAYA’S red lanterns guide the way to this cool warehouse-style space at Mermaid Beach, where you’ll find Japanese snacks, sake and beers. HANK DINING AND BAR promises relaxed alfresco eats in Broadbeach, with a modern menu of flavour-packed share plates – think saffron mussels, spiced lamb ribs and cinnamon doughnuts. SOCIAL EATING HOUSE in the Broadbeach Oracle has footpath tables that are prime real estate for peoplewatching, plus a snappy menu of Mediterranean tastes, such as grilled prawns, housemade charcuterie, and whole roast chickens to share. HELLENIKA is a cavernous taverna at Nobby Beach with a buzzy vibe and a vibrant menu of authentic Greek cuisine. Don’t miss the arni sto fourno (baked lamb), but get in quick as it sells out each night. MAMASAN KITCHEN delivers lip-smacking Asian fare and killer cocktails in a contemporary Broadbeach setting – think leather booths and polished concrete. The Korean fried chicken is a must. BONITA BONITA at Mermaid Beach is a hip haunt for tacos, ceviche and other Mexican delights. Visit Bonbon Bar, home to more than 100 tequilas and mescals, for a nightcap.

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BSKT is the poster child for the coast’s clean-living crowd, with sunrise yoga sessions, a breezy patio, and a virtuous menu of plant-based and Paleo fare, metres from Mermaid Beach. BLENDLOVE in Southport flies the raw, vegan flag with a feel-good menu of superfood smoothies, berry pancakes and nut-based “cheezecakes”. HENDRIXX ESPRESSO is within towel-flinging distance of Palm Beach, serving breakfasts of organic bacon and eggs, single-origin coffees and vitamin-packed juices, in an industrial-chic space. THE CARDAMOM POD in Broadbeach dishes out rainbow-bright salads, vegetarian curries and vegan sweets overlooking the park. Try the raw peanut butter cups for a guilt-free pick-me-up.

GO-TO CAFÉS BAM BAM BAKEHOUSE, near Mermaid Beach, crafts some of the coast’s best pastries. Grab a raspberry croissant and enjoy a coffee in the park, or join the queue for a table in the buzzy, open-air café. PARADOX COFFEE ROASTERS in Surfers Paradise prides itself on sourcing sustainable beans from around the world. Slip into a leather booth and savour a single-origin brew with smashed avocado on toast. ELK ESPRESSO keeps Broadbeach locals and holidaymakers caffeinated with fine espressos and filter coffees in a rustic-chic setting. Brunch includes chilli scrambled eggs and the hangover-busting breakfast burger. LITTLE MERMAID, just off Mermaid Beach, works a coastal chic style with cane chairs and aqua accents. The menu runs from healthy acai berry bowls to naughty nachos and loaded fries.

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GEMELLI ITALIAN is a surefire winner with families, serving metre-long pizzas and handcrafted pastas in a relaxed Broadbeach location. DUNE CAFÉ has been named the most kid-friendly café on the Gold Coast, thanks to its handy location in the Palm Beach Parklands, and menu to please even the fussiest palates. MISONO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE is ideal for those who like to play with their food – the interactive teppanyaki stations make for a fun family meal. BAZAAR in the QT Hotel will prove a hit with kids and adults alike, thanks to its globetrotting buffet and DIY sundae station.

ELSEWHERE isn’t your typical Glitter Strip nightclub. Instead, this intimate, unpretentious club promises the best international DJs and dancing until the sun comes up. SINCITY NIGHTCLUB’S name says it all. This Orchid Avenue stalwart has played host to everyone from Justin Bieber to Chris Brown, offering hedonistic clubbing seven nights a week. PLATINUM in Broadbeach offers a choice of plush booths if you and your pals want to party in VIP fashion.

JUSTIN LANE channels a chic Hamptons vibe. Hightail it to the rooftop bar for coconut cocktails, cold beers and chilled tunes, overlooking the waves at Burleigh Heads. BLACK COFFEE LYRICS is a hidden gem in a shopping strip in Surfers Paradise. Seek and you shall be rewarded with inventive cocktails, such as the lemon-raspberry martini, served in a vintage-inspired, candlelit lounge. STINGRAY at the QT Hotel draws a discerning, dressedto-impress crowd, with DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.

COOL COCKTAIL BARS THE CAMBUS WALLACE is a narrow slip of a bar at Nobby Beach, with a hip nautical theme. Order a Sailor’s Tonic of spiced rum, Campari and lime, or a fruity Captain’s Sangria. Boozefriendly snacks will ensure you don’t fall overboard.

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On a 40-degree day, spare some sympathy for the chefs at SPQR Pizzeria on Liverpool Street. To blast pizzas at only 60 seconds a pop, you need a serious woodfired oven turned up to a hellish 420 degrees. This is one of the only spots in Melbourne you can buy a proper Neapolitanstyle pizza by the slice. – choose from a version made with all-Italian ingredients, or one that’s all Aussie. Pair it with a refreshing Negroni if sitting in. When Mamasita opened on Bourke Street in 2010, it kicked off a Mexican wave in Melbourne. Six years on, the team has opened its second venue, Hotel Jesus, in a heritagelisted, former post office on Smith Street in Collingwood. Floppy umbrellas provide shade over the street-side seating, while inside a riot of neon blues and greens reflect off white tiles. You’re handed a paper menu, a pen to tick your choices and a laminated card with photos of

food. The specialty is tostadas – small crisp tortillas with inventive toppings. Be bold and order a michelada – a salt-rimmed glass of salsa served with a cold tinnie. Tip in the beer, mix it up, and drink. Some things about St Kilda never change – the leathery bodies tanning in the park, sunburnt backpackers and the faint shrieks from Luna Park echoing in the distance. But when iconic beachfront restaurant Stokehouse burned down in January 2014, its razed remains gaped like a missing tooth. Three years on, it’s back – but not as it was. The three-in-one venue features Paper Fish, a takeaway fish-and-chip window on the beach; Pontoon, a fast-casual grill downstairs; and the Stokehouse fine diner upstairs. Go a round of frosé (frozen rosé slushie) on the cushioned lounge by the sand, or walk into the bar upstairs (no need to book) at sunset to take in a spectacular 360-view over Port Phillip Bay. If a drawn-out showdown at the

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Interior of Hotel Jesus. OPPOSITE PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Four Pillars Distillery; Hotel Jesus; Four Pillars’ courtyard; Pontoon at the new Stokehouse; Piper Street Food Co.; Cricket at the MCG; food and interiors at SPQR Pizzeria.

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tennis has kept you out late, it’s worth knowing the restaurants keeping the burners on. French Saloon on Hardware Lane, which is only open Monday to Friday, has extended its hours to 1.30am. The supper menu includes oysters, charcuterie, steak frites and a double-patty cheeseburger that will bring you back to life in the wee hours.

DIY picnic tips When Melbourne turns it on, no one wants to be indoors. If you’re stocking up for a barbecue, head to chef Andrew McConnell’s Fitzroy butcher, Meatsmith, which doubles as a wine stop. Pick up dry-aged O’Connor beef cuts, wagyu patties, lamb cutlets, premium snags and specials such as jerk chicken wings. To take care of your herbivore friends, turn the corner and swing by vegan providore Smith & Deli for salads, pies, veggie burgers and, if they’re into it, sandwiches generously stuffed with faux meats from pastrami to Italian meatballs. Head north and find a spare grill in

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the sprawling Edinburgh Gardens, or fire up a barbecue along the Yarra River at Alexandra Gardens. For a ready-to-go lunch, try the new Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie at the Queen Victoria Market. The latest all-day venture from chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett does takeaway packs of quartered, half or whole chicken off the rotisserie with hand-cut chips or confit veg and a hunk of lemon. Plus, there’s the whole market at your disposal – fill a bag with summer berries, fresh cheeses and bread. Get an iced latte from the Food Hall’s Market Lane Coffee, which has gorgeous marble counters and nickel and brass gilding. When you’ve loaded up, flop down on the grass at nearby Flagstaff Gardens.

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DAY TRIPS HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, BULLEEN One of the easiest and most rewarding day trips is barely a 25-minute drive from the city. On now at Heide Museum of Modern Art is a rare chance to see the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of America’s most significant 20th-century modernists. Her desert flowers and arid landscapes are being shown beside the works of pioneering Australian modernists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. Bring a picnic to enjoy in Heide’s lush gardens.

GEELONG & THE OTWAYS The western city is enjoying a serious dining boom, with chef Aaron Turner’s fine diner Igni leading the charge. The degustation-only restaurant is booked out for months in advance on weekends, so weekdays are a safer bet. Fifty minutes further west along the freeway is Dan Hunter’s multiawarded regional restaurant, Brae. There are now six new, designer guest suites on the 30-acre Birregurra property to complete the luxury experience. Take the world-famous Great Ocean Road back – it’s a longer route, but what’s your hurry?

be given small bowls of the gin’s individual botanicals – including native lemon myrtle and Tasmanian mountain pepper – so you can match the aromas to what you’re tasting. Wood-fired pizza at the nearby Innocent Bystander is a good way to soak up the gin.

KYNETON Some locals refer to Kyneton as “north-Northcote” – a joke referencing the creative types who leave Melbourne’s innernorth to make a tree change and set up cafés, restaurants and artisan businesses along buzzing Piper Street. Lose track of time in second-hand bookstore Long Story Short before settling in for a meal at moody bar and bistro, Midnight Starling. Stock up on deli goods from Piper Street Food Co. too – the English-style pork pie practically has its own fan club.

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The Yarra Valley has long been wine country, but Four Pillars Gin is luring day-trippers in droves. The distillery opened its cellar door in late 2015 in an enormous, sleek warehouse that showcases its glinting copper stills. Ask for a gin flight and work your way through its spirit stable. You’ll

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April. Don’t miss this chance to see it debut in Australia. Prepare to be offended. There are two major exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) this summer. David Hockney: Current shows the past decade of work from the 78-year-old British painter. There are more than 700 new works, many of them never seen in Australia, including his recent experimentations with digital drawings and video installations. The other half of the ground floor is taken by Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, a glimpse into the minds of the avant-garde Dutch designers. See dresses that look as though they were hacked with chainsaws, red-carpet gowns (literally made of red carpet), and an eerie robot-baby catwalk show. The NGV has live music (with a credible line-up of bands) every Friday night in summer in its Great Hall. Hot tip: buy a ticket to the gig and get afterhours entry to both major exhibitions. Bargain. Stroll across the road into the Queen Victoria Gardens where you’ll find breezy, bamboo structure MPavilion, a temporary summer centre for architecture and design. There are free workshops, talks, parties and even dog-walking tours – check the website (mpavilion.org) to see what’s on.

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here are some places that seem to defy explanation. Adjectives fall short; photos can’t capture the scope and scale. Fiordland National Park in the remote south west of New Zealand is unutterably beautiful and determinedly inhospitable too. This vast wilderness is a twohour drive from bustling Queenstown and fringed by the same snow-capped Southern Alps, but feels a million miles away and, at times, a million years in the past. Larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined, Fiordland has been declared a World Heritage Area for its environmental wealth and Māori cultural significance. Within its boundaries are 14 fiords carved by ancient glaciers, epic mountain ranges, iconic walks, pristine waterways and rugged coastline. The

Māori have journeyed into Fiordland for more than 800 years to collect precious greenstone, enshrining it into their mythology, but never settling thanks to the tempestuous weather. Modern visitors who only give the region a day, driving in for a spin around Milford Sound, are missing out on one of the southern hemisphere’s great natural treasures.

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Lost forests “You could walk a few hundred metres that way and be the first person to have ever stood there,” our Trips and Tramps guide says, pointing into the tangled thicket pressing up to the path. We’re spending a half-day on the last section of the Milford Track, walking backwards from Milford Sound to the azure waters of Giant’s Gate Falls. The Milford is New Zealand’s most famous Great Walk, a four-day hike over

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(hiking) on Fiordland’s world-class trails. Along with the Milford, there’s the Routeburn, Kepler, Dusky, Hump Ridge and Hollyford Valley Tracks, several of which climb through the foreboding mountains to reveal scenes otherwise only glimpsed by birds and helicopters.

Fiording ahead Even more than mountains and valleys, it’s the waterways that define Fiordland. Shaped over millennia by snow, rain and oceans,

Fiordland is still one of the wettest places in the world – famously described by Kiwi naturalist Richard Henry as “fine country for a waterproof explorer”. The most popular aquatic activity is a cruise on the Milford Sound, a cavernous fiord carved through the mountains by an ice-age glacier. It can be hard to grasp the height of the cliffs the ice left behind until you see a cruise ship reduced to the size of a child’s toy beneath them (many

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soar to more than 1000 metres). At the heart is the iconic Mitre Peak, its kinked summit mirrored in the deep waters on still days and wreathed in cloud when it rains. Most ships travel a wide loop out to the ocean mouth and back, but some, such as Real Journey’s Nature Cruise, hug the coastline for closer encounters with fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and rare Fiordland crested penguins. Visitors can stay at Milford Lodge, but many operators run PHOTOGRAPHY ALAMY, MANDY ABERNETHY, ROB SUISTED

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the Alps and through untouched temperate rainforest. Fiordland contains some of the most significant remnants of Gondwana-era forest on the planet – our track winds beneath gnarled beech trees dripping with moisture, their trunks shaggy with delicate mosses and tiny ferns. This lush environment has a reputation for swallowing things, from the fabled Māori lost tribe chased in here during battle centuries ago, to ill-fated convicts escaping a 19th-century prison camp. Local legend Ken “the moose man” Tustin has spent 35 years and a small fortune trying to prove the descendants of moose released in 1910 still roam deep in Fiordland. The best way to immerse yourself in these wilds, without going the way of the moose, is to go tramping

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cruise, but an overnight stay is recommended. Fiordland Expeditions offers an intimate twoday meander around the fiord and its branches, Thompson and Bradshaw Sound. The schedule is often decided by the whims of the weather and passengers, but a memorable seafood banquet is a certainty. Doubtful Sounds’ rich marine environment sustains a variety of fish, rare black coral and a healthy population of rock lobsters. While passengers are set to work hauling up perch, blue cod and the odd shark, the crew dons diving gear and disappears, reemerging with a small fortune’s worth of disgruntled lobster. The next morning we are out in sea kayaks, paddling along uninhabited forested shores. Kayakers might

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share the waters with dolphins, seals, or penguins. Fiordland Expeditions operate year round, and winter shouldn’t be a deterrent. Doubtful Sound is arguably at it’s most stunning in the rain, and rain here it does (in excess of six metres annually). In the deluges, the

Beyond the fiords, snowfed rivers and lakes carve further inland. Lake Te Anau and Manapouri are watery playgrounds, fringed by mountains and the scenic towns bearing their names. Waiau River connects both, with waters so clear you can see trout silhouetted against the river stones. Fish Jet tours melds the adrenaline of speed boating with the tranquility of a day’s fishing, zipping upriver and stopping at promising spots to cast lines and

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out of nearby Te Anau. The two-hour drive from Te Anau is its own adventure, climbing up through windswept valleys between glaciated mountains to Homer’s Tunnel before plunging into the wild Hollyford Valley. Leave time to turn off at Mirror Lakes, where unnaturally clear pools reflect a crystalline image of the mountains. While Milford Sound’s worldwide fame is well deserved, deeper into Fiordland it has a worthy competitor. The Doubtful Sound dwarfs the Milford in size and easily rivals it for beauty. It is far less crowded too, thanks to its relative isolation. All excursions into the Sound depart from Manapouri for the half-hour boat ride across Lake Manapouri and 45-minute drive over rugged Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove. From here visitors can take a day

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ceiling and multiply into a grotto lit by thousands of New Zealand’s endemic glowworms. The Māori, with their knack for the poetic, call the worms titiwai – “lights reflected in water”. It’s the unearthly beauty of Fiordland that leaves an indelible mark. From ancient rainforest alive with birdsong to

mountain passes bearing the scars of recent avalanches, it’s a wild environment completely insensible to the modern world. Come armed with an adventurous spirit (and waterproof gear) and be ready to plunge into a lost world. Krysia Bonkowski was a guest of Destination Fiordland.

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STAY Te Anau Lodge This former convent has been transformed into an inviting B&B looking out to the Alps from every window. Relax in the wonderfully old-world library with dessert and a glass of South Island wine. teanaulodge.com Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn These affordable lodgings offer million-dollar views of Lake Manapouri, with an onsite restaurant and country pub decked out with local memorabilia. manapouri.com

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drift. Rookies can attempt to master spin fishing, potentially catching nothing more than a few branches, or get lucky with a glistening rainbow or brown trout. After a few hours on dry land, it’s time to cast off once more over Lake Te Anau to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, the tail end of an immense limestone cave system burrowing beneath the Alps. Our group winds through ferns to the cave’s mouth and stoops under a limestone escarpment to enter another world. A few judiciously placed floodlights illuminate the gangway leading through a dark cavern echoing with rushing water, building to a roar over subterranean waterfalls that bore pools in the limestone. Reaching a narrow river, we clamber into a small punt and drift into the gloom. Stone swallows all sound as tiny lights materialise in the tunnel

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A scenic 90-minute drive south from Sydney, The SoHi includes several distinctly different villages, each with its own flavour and style. Head to Mittagong for creative shops, cafés and art galleries – its colourful main street is bustling with attractions that continue further out into surrounding blocks. Bowral offers a similar experience, with an eclectic collection of shops peppering its iconic main strip. Think stores offering rare books, recycled designer clothing, Mexican homewares or movie memorabilia. While Moss Vale may seem like your archetypal country town, it’s actually a hub of talented artists, craftspeople, creators and local produce vendors with a definite bohemian twist. You won’t have to look far to pick up a one-of-a-kind piece of art, furniture or fashion. Further afield, Berrima is an historic town with world-class restaurants, cafés and gift stores, while Bundanoon and Exeter are quaint country villages with the kind of cosy pubs ideal for long lunches with friends. Sleepy Sutton Forest boasts a winery or

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he NSW Southern Highlands, or ‘The SoHi’ as locals fondly call it, is a picturesque bubble of delicious food, incredible wineries, artisan wares, seasonal produce and needit-now fashion and homewares stores. It’s the kind of place you visit for a few days of R&R, but one that you instantly peg as your treechange destination. From Mittagong to Moss Vale, Bowral to Bundanoon, you’ll be seduced by lush landscapes, mouth-watering flavours and myriad ways to pass the time.

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A stylish sip The Southern Highlands offers a superb drop across all varieties, excelling in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris/Grigio. The multi award-winning Centennial Winery in Bowral boasts some of Australia’s best wines, including its 2016 Winery Block Pinot Grigio and 2016 Bong Bong Rosé. Tertini Wines, out of Mittagong, is famed for its Arneis, which translates to Little Rascal, so named because the grape is notoriously temperamental. Equally as drinkable are the 2014 Private Cellar Collection Riesling and the vineyard’s wide range of reds. A 10-minute drive back toward the Hume Highway will bring you to Artemis Wines. Throughout summer you can enjoy Open Mic Sundays, or Yoga in the Vines, followed by tastings, snacks and wood-fired pizza on the weekends. Don’t miss the Pinot Noir. For a good overview, book a wine tour with Highlands Chauffeured Hire Cars and be collected from your accommodation and transported to several vineyards in style (hchc.com.au).

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My Southern Highlands Proprietors of Howard’s Lane Vineyard and The Grand Bistro, Justine and Damien Monley, reveal their favourite haunts in The Highlands. BISTRO OFFICINA: Owner Nicola is passionate about his food and Italian heritage. Everything is cooked in a wood-fire oven, over charcoal or in a smokehouse, creating the most delicious dishes. ORANGE: This Vietnamese restaurant is so authentic and really inexpensive. ARTEMIS: We are big fans of their Pinot Noir. On Sunday, they crank up the pizza oven and the children can run through the vines.

Savour Biota Dining in Bowral is a manyhatted restaurant focused on local produce. At any given time the menu might deliver fresh seafood from the nearby Illawarra and Shoalhaven districts, or locally raised grass-fed beef, paired with seasonal vegetables. The organic fare on offer at Raw & Wild on Bong Bong Street, Bowral, draws inspiration from all cultures, including modern Australian cuisine, The Mediterranean and Morocco. In the Grand Arcade off Bong Bong Street, Grand Bistro is always bustling. Mouth-watering Za’atar Eggs is a favourite on the all-day breakfast menu, as is Damo’s Famous 7-Hour Lamb Soft Roll at lunchtime, and a selection of topnotch share plates for dinner. The licensed bistro also serves wines from the owners’ Howard’s Lane vineyard. With a shopfront in the Grand Arcade and another in Berrima, the multi award-winning Gumnut Patisserie Café frequently has queues of patiently waiting customers stretching around the block. Opened last year, Bistro Officina soon became a Bowral favourite. The family-run restaurant dishes up traditional and modern Italian fare in a spacious-yet-cosy room, with an ever-changing menu relying on local seasonal produce. The iconic 1950s-style Bernie’s Diner has been the heart of the ‘Moss Vale Strip’ since it opened as The Central Café in 1925, serving up hearty burgers, cheese steaks and salads, as well as daily specials.

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Where to stay HOWARD’S LAND VINEYARD The charming Howard’s Lane Vineyard sleeps only two, with sweeping views of Mittagong. There’s a wide verandah on which to sit and enjoy a glass of the vineyard’s own wines and a friendly Irish wolfhound called Boots, who will greet you on arrival. Priced from $285 per night.

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bar and restaurant, gardening emporium and more than 75 antique, homewares and fashion dealers, spread across three large warehouse spaces where you can unearth furniture, lighting, clothing, jewellery and more. If you can’t find what you want at Dirty Janes, it probably doesn’t exist. The quirky and stylish Made by Others in Moss Vale is a tiny boutique/café showcasing a unique collection of original paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, object design and lighting. It also makes what is possibly the best hot chocolate in The Highlands. Highlands Handmade on Argyle Street, Moss Vale, is the place to shop for locally made crafts, arts, quilts, towels, jewellery, cosmetics, condiments and much more. If you’re a lover of all things spicy, be sure to sample Anthony’s Chilli Sauces. Green Bridge Studios showcases the distinctive talents of Harriet Goodall Handmade and Natalie Miller Designs. Both women are fibre artists and weavers with an international audience, spinning and creating homewares, clothing and art right here in SoHI. You could browse for hours at Pete’s Shed and Mrs in Mittagong,

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where restored vintage furniture sits among racks of unique clothing labels. Bowral’s Ten Thousand Paces Gallery is named because all the handcrafted merchandise in stock has been created within 10,000 steps. This hybrid gallery, shop, arts project and regional wine hub is the brainchild of internationallyrenowned photographer, Hamish Ta-mé. Regular workshops are on offer, as are mentorships for local artists and an internship program.

BIOTA DINING Biota Dining’s luxury Biota Rooms are just minutes away from Bowral’s shopping, dining, art galleries and picturesque gardens. Stay and Dine packages begin at $285 per person per night twin share, and include accommodation in one of 12 rooms, six-course tasting menu in the hatted restaurant, and breakfast. THE GRAND MANOR Staying at the grand manor of the The Robertson Hotel is like stepping into an historic novel, with its Gatsby-style bar, sprawling gardens and very own train station. Each room boasts stunning views, especially when the Robertson Mists roll in. Rooms start at $195 per night.

Spa The cosy setting of The Vogue Room in Bowral belies the vast amount of pampering on offer: six styles of massage and more than 10 facial treatments complement typical therapies including waxing, tinting and tanning. The Bowral outpost of Endota Spa includes four sound-proof treatment rooms for massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, waxing and spray tans. Featuring five luxury treatment rooms, Gibraltar Spa on Boronia Street offers facials, massage and even Aboriginal ‘smudging’ ceremonies. For further information visit destinationnsw.com.au

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Monkey business A visit to Nagano prefecture’s Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park is a must-do while visiting Japan. Located about an hour from Nagano Station,

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A visit to Nagano prefecture’s Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park is a must-do gateway to some of Japan’s most popular ski-resorts, the sight of cheeky snow monkeys (Japanese macaque) frolicking in the hot springs is an absolute delight. Getting to the monkey’s pools does require a hike, about 30 minutes through frozen forest from Kanbayashi Onsen to the park’s entrance, so it’s best to leave the Louboutins behind.

Get it onsen Onsen can be found both indoor and out, and are particularly popular at snow resorts for a soak after a long day on the ski fields. While slipping naked into a public outdoor bath surrounded by snow may sound a little foolhardy (not to mention carrying with it a high risk of shrinkage), the sensation of extreme

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t may not boast the prettiness of spring or the blaze of brilliant colour that heralds autumn, but there is more to winter in Japan than epic dumps of powdery snow (although there’s no shortage of the white stuff if that’s what you’re seeking). Though its neon lights shine as brightly as ever, winter lends a magical, almost otherworldly enchantment, proving that Japan really is a country for all seasons. With some of the most reliable and heavy snowfall in the world, Japan’s 500-plus snow resorts offer skiers and snowboarders plenty of powder, world-class facilities, affordable prices, onsen (restorative natural hot springs) and an atmosphere that lures visitors from all over the world. But you don’t have to be a ski enthusiast to fall under the spell of Japan’s winter. If cultural immersion, nabbing a bargain, colourful festivals and some of the world’s best food are your thing, winter really is the season to be jolly – at least in Japan.

cold and heat on the body is exhilarating, and as the Japanese believe, restorative. For this quintessential Japanese winter experience, it is important to follow appropriate onsen etiquette. Getting all your gear off is compulsory (large towels and bathers are generally not permitted) and you will be expected to shower thoroughly before entering the baths. You may take a small onsen towel in with you, but not into the pools – do as the locals do and balance it on your head instead.

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the hordes, perhaps leave a visit until the festivities have died down. It’s worth noting that while visiting over the New Year can be loads of fun, it can come at a cost as many attractions, shops and restaurants are closed for a few days over the holidays, often from around 29 December to 4 January.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A snow monkey enjoying a spa; One of Japan’s famous onsen; Snow sculpture at the Sapporo Snow Festival; Tokyo Christmas decorations. PREVIOUS PAGE: Shake off the cold in a traditional onsen.

months, some towns are transformed with a little ice magic, others come alive with light and colour – you’ll quickly discover Japan loves a festival. While Christmas isn’t a special religious holiday in Japan, celebrations do take place on Christmas Eve and the decorations are spectacular. In Tokyo, huge Christmas trees and dazzling light installations are a common sight, so grab a bucket of the Colonel’s finest and enjoy the show. It might be hard to believe but feasting

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on KFC is a Japanese Christmas tradition so join the locals noshing on takeaway chook. Shogatsu (New Year), however, is a national festival, the highlight of which is hatsumode, the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year. Hatsumode festivities occur at practically every shrine and temple across Japan and popular shrines such as Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine and Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari attract more than a million visitors during the first three days of the New Year, which are public holidays. The atmosphere is electric but if you’re not keen on rubbing shoulders with

Don your beanie and join the party at Hokkaido’s seven-day celebration of the white stuff, the Sapporo Snow Festival. During the festival (6-12 February), elaborate snow sculptures and enormous ice carvings line the centre of Sapporo. There’s also an epic amusement zone with giant ice slides and snow tubing. Scheduled to coincide with the Snow Festival, The Otaru Snow Light Path (3-12 February) is worth the 45-minute side trip from Sapporo as Otaru’s pretty canal transforms into a wonderland of glowing lanterns and sculpted snow. Hokkaido offers plenty of alternative offpiste activities including ice fishing. Take a break from the festivities to dangle a line into a frozen Barato River to catch smelt, which your guide will turn into tempura. Many operators host fishing tours between January and March, but Hokkaido Nature Tours

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Chill out in an igloo at the Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival. BELOW: On fire at the Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival.

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If you prefer your festivals on the warmer side, Dosojin Matsuri will warm your cockles Frosty feasts If all that fire and ice doesn’t appeal, a bellyful of oysters might. Miyajima Oyster Festival is held on pretty Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture (1112 February). Restaurants and stalls showcase a multitude of fresh oyster-infused dishes, but don’t stop until you’ve devoured one of the sublime noodle-stuffed okonomiyaki pancakes, adorned with oysters. Winter is also snow crab season, with December and January the peak time for crab consumption. Delicately sweet, the snow crab is best devoured in simple dishes to savour the

flavour. You’ll find the delicacy throughout Japan but Sapporo is a standout, with many of the restaurants alongside the local fish markets serving up snow crab as sushi and sashimi, or fried, steamed or boiled. The hotpot reigns during winter with shabushabu and sukiyaki, dishes of thinly-sliced meat and vegetables in a steaming broth, the most popular. It’s also worth trying oden, their cheaper cousin, an addictive convenience store alternative of eggs, daikon, konjac, and fishcakes in dashi broth. Another favourite is chanko-nabe, a stew eaten in vast amounts by sumo wrestlers. Healthy

when eaten in moderation – as opposed to the quantities sumo scoff to maintain their prodigious waistlines – chanko-nabe restaurants are gaining in popularity. In Tokyo’s Roppongi, visit a sumobeya training house to catch the sweaty athletes in all their loinclothclad glory, then hit up a chanko-nabe restaurant for a little sumo training of your own.

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will custom-design a tour just for you. A visit to the Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival in Akita is like wandering into the pages of a Japanese fairy tale. For two days in February (14-16 February), small candlelit kamakura (ice houses), each containing an altar with rice wine and daifuku (glutinous rice cake filled with red bean paste) offerings for the water gods, line Yokote’s streets. The locals may even lure you in for a taste and how could you say no to a dish worthy of a deity? If you prefer your festivals on the warmer side, Dosojin Matsuri (15 January) will warm your cockles. During this cleansing ritual (said to dispel evil spirits), the 25- and 42-year-old men (unlucky ages) gather to build an enormous wooden structure. A sake-sozzled mob then takes to it with flaming torches as the rest of the village watches on. If you’d rather warm up without the risk of getting flambéed, get your gear off and leap into one of the town’s steaming outdoor hot springs. For something a little more explosive, though equally sake-fuelled, time your visit to coincide with Dontoyaki Snow Hanabi Matsuri Fireworks Festival in Suginohara or the Dosojin Fire Festival in Nozawa (15 January).

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What separates top quality fish from the mediocre? Freshness! When you compare the freshly ‘caught-to-pan’ fish to the crowded tank fish that swim in circles in the back of a restaurant - it’s a far cry to determine which is better for your next meal. Even though it’s less understood and documented than it is for chickens or cattle, we know for a fact there is a significant correlation between the quality of fish meat and the process of it being caught and stored for preparation. A fish that is line-caught may openly struggle in the sand, have a bloody and ruptured membrane, and overall be a poor specimen for eating later. So why aren’t there more restaurants abandoning the ‘fish tank’ solution for seafood? The trouble is that very few fish catchers, chefs and mongers recognize the difference between the handling of fish to give it a superb quality. Luckily for us, Brisbane Jellyfish’s restaurant says its kitchen team have the seafood expertise to understand that how they handle your fish is just as important as how they cook it. It is our precision with seafood care that has allowed us to have the reputation as the foremost fish restaurant in Queensland! Their seafood is purchased from both farms and live-catch suppliers, but both are chosen carefully from the long-term relationships built by Jellyfish’s selective team. “We prefer small boats because they tend to look after the catch better and are less likely to have the fish lying under a ton of other catches,” says Jellyfish owner, John Kilroy. “And they spend less time at sea so the catch gets to us faster & fresher!” Wild fish don’t provide a reliable and predictable source, so our menu is printed after 11am daily to accommodate the morning deliveries. Ever changing and with food opportunities as large as the ocean itself, you’ll always come to Jellyfish restaurant with a new and fantastic dining experience to discover! You won’t see live tanks; nor will you see poorly handled seafood.

Starting from a small steak restaurant and growing into an institution that became an integral icon of Brisbane dining, we adopted a knowledgeable culture of beef to be a cut above the rest. The vision of John Kilroy has always been to create an experience of fine dining mixed with the classic Australian love of beef – and after 20 years we’re always finding new ways to reinvent and cultivate that blend. Cha Cha Char itself has always been a part of Brisbane’s dining and cultural scene. We’ve invested into our community through the Broncos, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Brisbane Lions, Foodbank BNE & the Reds Foundation. We’ve witnessed this city grow through its food festivals, race days, corporate celebrations and special events! And above all else, the thing we value most is our steaks. It’s our core at Cha Cha Char. And we’re honored to be able to serve the best beef in Australia at our restaurant for you. Through new technologies and cooking processes, we’ve discovered the secrets to bringing out a juicy steak to its full potential. We’re always re-working and re-discovering new ways to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a journey to experience the flavours of Australia. Your mouth may be watering right now at the idea of one of our signature steaks sitting in front of you. Obey that hungry impulse and taste the incredible flavours in the form of a world class piece of beef, cooked to perfection.

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The Philippines is located at the centre of the Coral Triangle and can lay claim to some of the best diving on the planet. Its warm, crystal-clear seas are home to an A to Z of aquatic life; from hawksbill sea turtles and bright orange clown fish, to stingrays and reef sharks. There are more than 1200 documented species inhabiting its waters, and roughly 80 per cent of the world’s known coral species. In short, it’s diving heaven. International marine scientists have named the Philippines as the “centre of marine biodiversity” in the world, even surpassing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scuba diving has become so important to the local economy, there’s now a section of

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the government’s tourism department devoted to it. Added to the obvious natural attractions is an abundance of wrecks and an underdeveloped tourism industry, which means dive sites are unspoilt and uncrowded. But with more than 7000 tropical islands to choose from, where do you begin?

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Kick off in Palawan The province of Palawan is a maze of sparsely populated and uninhabited islands between the South China and Sulu seas, an easy hour’s flight from Manila. The largest island – after which the province is named – has found increasing fame over the years, lauded by travel guides and magazines as the “most beautiful island in the world”. It’s also home to one of the world’s longest

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Diving the Coron wrecks; the limestone cliffs of El Nido; the marine biodiversity of Filippine waters is astounding; a bangka boat on a Palawan beach; snorkelling in the turquoise waters of El Nido.

beaches and emerald lagoons surrounded by towering islands of sheer limestone cliffs. The ocean is a diver’s highway and traditional bangka boats ferry marine enthusiasts to more than 20 dive sites. Dive depths range from six to 30-plus metres and there are some great spots for beginners, including three reefs nestled between two islands northwest of Miniloc Island.

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subterranean rivers. The Puerto Princesa, at more than eight kilometres, was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. The mysteries of its cave complex are still being navigated and charted, as is its still largely unexplored underwater world, most noteworthy of which is the National Marine Park of Tubbataha Reef. Made up of two huge coral atolls and extensive lagoons, the area is teeming with marine life. Although the currents err on the treacherous side, you’ll be rewarded with white and black-tip reef sharks, turtles, barracudas and scorpion fish. Also in the municipality of Palawan lies the province’s second UNESCO-recognised site: El Nido. Here, the Cast Away dream is alive and well, with classic palm-fringed, white-sand

Going from no-frills adventuring to five-star luxury, the Maldivianinspired private resort of Huma Island (also located in northern Palawan) offers a scuba dive package with an indulgent spa and sundowner cocktail chaser. The pinnacle in Filipino island retreats, it is the perfect jumping off point to explore the world-famous wreck dives of Coron (otherwise known as the Calamian Islands). At least half a dozen Japanese sunken ships and planes from World War II, all of which have become coral reefs in their own right, are just a 20-minute boat ride away. The best dives include the Olympia Maru freighter with its black coral, giant puffer fish and anemones, and the Irako – considered one of the best wreck dives

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Making fishy new friends where big groupers, schools of tuna and yellow fin, lion fish and scorpion fish abound

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in the world – where big groupers, schools of tuna and yellow fin, lion fish and scorpion fish abound. Best of all, the area is within sheltered waters, meaning the wrecks are diveable year-round.

What lies beneath Veer east via Manila (getting around the Philippines usually requires a return visit to the capital’s airport) and you’ll reach the region of Cebu in the Central Visayas region. The province offers great diving off its northern tip, especially around the island of Malapascua. If getting up close with a thresher shark is on your radar, then this is the place to make it happen. In fact, it’s the only dive site in the world where you can see the long scythe-like tailed creatures every day. On Cebu Island, the deep wall of Moalboal extends 60 metres down and its cracks, crevices and overhangs are a hive of underwater activity.

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Fish among the coral at Komodo Island. LEFT: Cebu is a great place to try Filipino cuisine. BELOW: A diver beneath the Busselton Jetty.

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Consistently hailed as one of the best dives around, the wreck of the 100-metre S.S. Yongala is one you shouldn’t miss. It capsized during a storm in 1911 and was undiscovered for half a century. Now it’s one of the largest intact shipwrecks in the world. It’s submerged in 28 metres of water and on a clear day you can see everything from bull sharks and barracudas to turtles and eagle rays. Even the elusive whale shark has been spotted.

Greenpeace’s original Rainbow Warrior was sunk in Auckland harbour in 1985 by French secret service agents and moved two years later to the nearby Cavalli Islands where it has become a thriving artificial reef. Sitting upright in 27 metres of water, the wreck is covered in coral and plays home to large schools of bigeye and mackerel. Dive trips to the wreck run throughout the year and visibility is usually excellent.

Jutting out over a kilometre into the Indian Ocean, the Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the world. And since its construction in 1845, an underwater world has sprung up between its girders below, where coral fronds and schools of fish abound. The marine life is so varied that an underwater observatory was built so non-divers could see beneath the jetty too.

PHUKET, THAILAND Widely regarded as Thailand’s finest dive site, the horseshoeshaped pinnacle of Richelieu Rock 200 kilometres north west of Phuket continues to captivate divers three decades after its discovery in the 1980s. Inside the protected rock live harlequin shrimp and ghost pipefish; outside lurk schools of barracuda, snapper and the odd passing manta ray.

KOMODO, INDONESIA Komodo is a popular hop for tourists visiting nearby Bali. Many come to see the fearsome dragons after which the island is named, but for divers, the island has another great attraction: Cannibal Rock. Named after a dragon seen eating one of its own, this dive site is a large mound of soft and hard corals that are home to a bucket list of must-see creatures including nudibranchs and frogfish.

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Given that Cebu is the second-most densely populated island in the country, it’s also one of the best places to get an overview of Filipino cuisine. The food hasn’t yet achieved the fame of its south-east Asian neighbours, but it’s delicious, unique and understandably features plenty of seafood. The catch of the day is available from fishermen scattered along beaches across the region. Another way to get to grips with the local foodie fare is to stop for snacks at one of the many roadside eateries where you can sample the national obsession that is lechon (roast suckling pig). Given that an hour’s diving burns an average of 600 calories (the equivalent to an hour’s jogging) you’ll need some sustenance.

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Sunshine Coast underwaterworld.com.au Inspire your kids these holidays with a behind-the-scenes look at life in an aquarium. On the kids Ocean Ranger Program they’ll meet, touch and feed amazing aquatic creatures, or have a sleepover under the sea, complete with their own nighttime tour of Sea Life.

Melbourne artscentremelbourne.com.au Let your child’s mind expand as they experience the breathtaking air sculptures of this New York duo. This wordless show is far from dull, and they are sure to be transported to another world for an hour.

SAND IN THE CITY Sydney sydneylivingmuseums.com.au The beach is coming to town with Sand in the City. This interactive space is designed to put kids’ imaginations to good use – they can create epic sandcastles or use Lego blocks to build their own beach landmark. There are even digital sandboxes telling the story of Sydney.

AUCKLAND ZOO Auckland aucklandzoo.co.nz Give animal-loving kids a wild experience as a keeper at Auckland Zoo for a day. They’ll get an inside look at a day in the life of a zookeeper, help feed and care for the zoo’s residents while learning all about creatures big and small.

ACMI SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM Melbourne acmi.net.au ACMI has got you covered these school holidays; kids can star in a zombie scene complete with gory make-up, fight crime with the Superhero workshop or even build their own fantasy world with Virtual Reality Creation.

CITY OF DARWIN LIBRARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM Darwin darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries Enjoy Super Hero story time, join in the Heroes and Villains Lego afternoons or learn to draw cartoons like a pro with Toonworld cartoon workshop. The Darwin Library is the perfect retreat from the summer heat. Better yet, it’s free!

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elson-based Whole Lotta Life Foundation, which supports young adults fighting cancer, is the most recent New Zealand recipient of a Jetstar $30,000 Flying Start grant. The foundation was launched by Kristin Paterson, who was diagnosed with cancer as a 26-year-old new mother. “During my cancer journey I felt hopeless and alone. As a 26-yearold, the life experiences I was going through were very different to those of children or older people

with cancer,” says Kristin. “I realised there was a whole group of young adults like me who were trying to cope with this disease and its aftermath with little support or dedicated resources.” Kristin says young adult cancer sufferers aged between 20 and 45 are often starting, or in the early stages of, their career and in many instances have young children. “A cancer diagnosis can make young adults feel like their lives are standing still while their peers are continuing to grow and develop,” she says.

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“Whole Lotta Life is about creating a community and offering resources to support young people as they go through treatment and beyond.” The $15,000 cash component of the grant will be used to help fund two retreats to bring members of the Whole Lotta Life Foundation community together for a five-day support program including relaxation yoga sessions, art therapy and equine therapy.

The $15,000 of Jetstar flights will enable young adult cancer sufferers to attend the retreats to be held in Kumeu in April and Martinborough in September. Kristin says the young adults with cancer who are part of Whole Lotta Life are scattered throughout the country, from Auckland to Invercargill, and the cost of flying to workshops and retreats is a significant financial burden. The flight component of the grant will alleviate that concern. Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Dean Salter says Jetstar is proud to be supporting such a worthwhile and deserving organisation. “It’s pleasing to see not only the resources and support that Whole Lotta Life provides, but also the sense of community and togetherness they will build through these camps,” says Dean. The Jetstar Flying Start program invites community groups and organisations to apply for a $30,000 grant, made up of $15,000 of Jetstar flights and $15,000 cash. The grant is to fund a project that enriches the lives of people in their local community. For more information about Whole Lotta Life visit wholelottalife.org.

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For those who’ve come across the seas We’ve boundless plains to share With courage let us all combine To Advance Australia Fair The outcome, held at 107projects in Redfern, was painterly, poignant and poetic, celebrating our richness and diversity through collaboration.

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tet was one of up to 30,000 children living on the streets of Mandalay. But through a StarKids-supported project, World Vision helped his family reunite and build a better life. Htet’s father died when he was one. His mother remarried, but his relationship with his stepfather was badly damaged. “We were not happy at home,” he says. Aged 15, he ran away. Life on the streets was just as tough – not to mention dangerous. “The older street kids bullied me ... I slept on the pavement at the railway station. Sometimes, beside the garbage.”

Fortunately, the project’s outreach workers soon found Htet and brought him to a shelter offering healthcare, informal education, and life skills and vocational training. After three months, his confidence and stability had greatly improved. Child protection staff also educated Htet’s family about respect and understanding. Htet’s stepfather promised to change his behaviour. “I noticed that my children didn’t respect me if I drank alcohol. So, I stopped it and tried to be like their real father,” he says. Now reunited, the family is regaining the happiness lost to them for

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REVIVAL Cabin crew uniforms underwent massive changes in the 1960s as TV advertising took off. The new designs were considered radical for their time; the entire colour wheel was on display, shorter skirts and jaunty hats were all the rage and a few uniforms even included go-go boots. Prior to this, uniforms had resembled nurse or military-style outfits. In 1948, Qantas’ cabin crew wore demure white-belted hospitalstyle gowns, complete with collars, hats and matching black heels.

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Kuala Lumpur

Singapore

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Cairns Townsville

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Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

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Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

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Ayers Rock (Uluru)

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Ballina Byron Perth

Newcastle

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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,

child $15; return: $34. Also operates to Bellarine, adult $30, child $16, return: $60; and Great Ocean Rd: Adult $32, child $26, return: $64. TO MELBOURNE CBD 55km 45 mins Approx $130 Sita Coaches to Melbourne. Adult $22, child $10; return: $42.

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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Newcastle 27km 40 mins Approx $70-80 Shuttle Bus, $40 for one person; $10 for additional passengers. Enquire at airport information desk. Port Stephens Coach route 130. Adult $4.60, child $2.30.

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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BFG ビッグ・フレンドリ ー・ジャイアント

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

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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。

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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。

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Ice Age: Collision Course

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

Parental guidnace recommended 保護者同伴推奨

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モーガン

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

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。

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。

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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。

Jason Bourne ジェイソン・ボーン

全年齢層鑑賞可能

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

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

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最強の悪役たちの特殊 部隊が世界を救う。

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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。

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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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Entertainment I MOVIES I Available on 787 seatback screens

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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Entertainment I TV SHOWS I Available on 787 seatback screens

COMEDY SERIES

Nuclear Sharks

Family Guy

A Brony Tale

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

80 mins per episode

60 mins per episode, Season 1

50 mins per episode

Adult male fans of the children’s TV series My Little Pony are called Bronys. This critically-acclaimed rollercoaster of a film explores the explosion of Brony culture. Join Ashleigh Ball, the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash in the fourth generation of Hasbro’s series, as she enters the surprising world of manly Pony-wannabes, Brony DJs and underground pony parties.

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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LIFESTYLE & REALITY

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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ッドメイン

クリスマス・ウィズ・ローランド・

ビリャソン

60 mins per episode

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Entertainment I TV SHOWS I Available on 787 seatback screens

DRAMA SERIES

Barracuda

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

A look at Australia’s national obsession with sporting heroes.

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。

Gotham

GOTHAM/ゴッサム

45 mins per episode, Season 2

Detective James Gordon fights crime in Gotham City. 172

KIDS

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・

テューンズ・クリス…

46 mins per episode

12 mins per episode, Season 1

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

ゥー!

45 mins per episode, Season 3

22 mins per episode

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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Ready, Steady, Wiggle! レディ、 ステディ、 ウィグル!

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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Entertainment I AUDIO/GAMES I Available on 787 seatback screens

ALBUMS

The Shires My Universe

ザ・シャイヤーズ マイ・ユニバース

インフェルド Feat. ゼッドスター

ヴィング

オムニバス トロールズ:モーショ

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

Rove & Sam ローヴ&サム

NOVA FM

ュ&アンディ

Hear the freshest hits on NOVA, hosted by Smallzy.

Kate, Tim & Marty クリシ

オーストラリアからスマルジーが

Hamish & Andy ハミッシ

ー、サム&ブラウニー

最新ヒット曲をお届けします。

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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Hailee Steinfeld Feat. Zedd Starving ヘイリー・スタ

Various TROLLS: Motion Picture Soundtrack ン・ピクチャー・サウンドトラック

RADIO

PODCASTS

ー・ヴァインズ

Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky Liv On O・ニュ

ートン=ジョン、 B・N・チャップマ ン&A・スカイ リヴ・オン

MUSIC VIDEOS

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

Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce Telephone レディー・ガガ Feat. ビヨンセ テ

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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ザ・グリ

Boyz 2 Men End Of The Road ボーイズIIメン エンド・オブ・

ザ・ロード

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

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

Chill out to these favourites.

Merrick & Australia メリ

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

Spirit ニルヴァーナ スメルズ・ラ

ト・イルージョン

ル・チーム

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

コースト

Lady Gaga Perfect

ー&ウィッパ

ト:ウィ・ファクト・アップ

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

ハングマン

MemoPics

メモリーゲーム

S.U.D.O.K.U. (SUDOKU)

Solitaire

数独

ソリティア

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Backpage I TALES FROM ROW 57*

Cry it out

For many travellers, a long flight is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some ‘me time’ of the emotional kind

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AT 36,000 FEET, no one can hear you cry. Except if you’re a baby. Babies are pretty hard to miss when they’re crying on planes. The official explanation is that they don’t like the weird ear-popping sensation. I prefer to think they’re just bored, still too young to know that a Seinfeld marathon is a good way to pass the time until landing. It’s a lesser-known fact that flying has a similar effect on the adult population. Apparently even the most welladjusted human being can turn into a great big cry-baby in the air, and it’s got nothing to do with how smooth or bumpy the flight may be or whether the food trolley has run out of your favourite sandwich combination. Why? No one really knows. You could grasp at science and argue that the unnatural air pressure on board a plane has a disinhibiting effect on the emotions. The more likely explanation is that we’re so used to our fast-paced, always switched-on world that flying is an enforced yet wonderfully selfindulgent version of ‘me time’. Sum total: tears. Whatever the mysterious reason might be, it’s a relief to know it’s a thing and that other

people are quietly having a very pleasant weep wrapped in the cocoon of an airline blanket. Even so, Cry Club remains the Mile High Club you don’t boast about (the first rule of Cry Club? There is no Cry Club). Surely it’s time that flyers stopped being ashamed of finding Zoolander inexplicably sad when cruising at altitude. Try it next time someone asks the Most Boring Question Ever, aka “How was your flight?” (“Fantastic, I had a really good sob while watching season two of The Big Bang Theory.”)

you might even arrive at your destination a better person Sure, it’s possible to fight Cry Club. Now that it’s safe to send email in the sky and we can remain faithful to the 24/7 work cycle it’s possible to repress more tender emotions at high altitude. But why not take the rare opportunity for some uninterrupted sentimentality? After all, no one is watching.

Here’s my tip: ask for a gin and a pack of tissues, put something poignant and melancholy on the in-flight entertainment system (Beaches, The Book Thief, Marley and me or Me Before You anyone?), and really get stuck in to a healthy bout of snuffling. Consider it therapy. If you’re lucky you might even arrive at your destination a better person. Larissa Dubecki is a Melbourne-based writer who likes nothing more than a good sob mid-flight while watching her favourite TV shows.

ILLUSTRATION GREGORY ROBERTS

WORDS LARISSA DUBECKI

* ROW 57 IS THE LAST ROW OF SEATING ON JETSTAR’S 787 AIRCRAFT.

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TA K E THE 10 SECOND

D RY E Y E T E ST

Stare into my eye without blinking. You may have dry eye if your eyes sting, burn or water.

Refresh PLUS® Relief on the go

The

Refresh TEARS PLUS® For every day relief

Refresh CONTACTS® Relief for contact lens wearers

range can help relieve these symptoms.

Available in pharmacy and selected Optometrists. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. ® marks owned bey Allergan. Inc. © 2016 Allergan. All rights reserved. Allergan Australia Pty Ltd. 810 Pacific Highway Gordon NSW 2072. ABN 85 000 612 831. REFRESH PLUS®, REFRESH TEARS PLUS® and REFRESH CONTACTS® eye drops contain carmellose sodium 5mg/mL. AU/0081/2014a

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