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jetstar MAGAZINE

JANUARY 2018

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journey to Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is the perfect island escape. Rest and relaxation, romance, family fun, activity and adventure. You can have it all in this tropical paradise. Everywhere the scenery is spectacular. From turquoise blue lagoons fringed by coral reefs and stunning white-sand beaches to craggy volcanic peaks and dense jungles, it’s picture perfect and awe-inspiring. There is a wide variety of accommodation with a choice for all budgets; from self-contained family villas to luxurious five star couples-only retreats, backpacker hostels and full-service resorts.

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People often ask which side of Rarotonga they should stay on. There are a variety of hotels, resorts and holiday homes all over the island, but most are located between Muri Beach and the western side of Rarotonga. Muri Beach has motus (small islands) just off the beach that can be swum or paddled to. Most resorts provide kayaks and snorkelling gear free of charge too. There is also a wide variety of restaurants all within walking distance. As you head around the island towards the western side, there is accommodation of all types and this is also where you will find the late afternoon sun and amazing sunsets.

Rarotonga Just 32 km in circumference, you can drive around the island in just 40 minutes. Rarotonga has the widest range of scenery, activities, accommodation, restaurants and cafés too. It has been said that Rarotonga is like one big resort – because people get out and about and don’t just stay in their hotel. There are beaches with no-one on them and you can stop and spend as long or as little time as you like there. The multitude of cafés and restaurants around the island just have to be experienced. The food is so good with a huge variety on offer. Many holidaymakers are content just

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to enjoy Rarotonga’s relaxed environment with its warm lagoon and lush tropical mountains. There’s nothing better than a day lying on the beach, snorkelling, swimming, snoozing or simply admiring the scenery from your hammock. But while Rarotonga is perfect for relaxing and re-charging, it also has plenty of activities and cultural experiences to entertain you for days. For some soft adventure, take Pa’s Cross Country Trek, which traverses the island’s mountains including the iconic Needle. Take a four-wheel drive adventure tour, hire quad bikes or take a buggy tour, learn to paddleboard or scuba dive, go night diving, kite surfing or big game fishing.

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A lagoon cruise on a glass-bottomed boat is a must-do. You can snorkel alongside tropical fish before going ashore on a palm-fringed motu for a barbecue lunch and entertainment involving coconuts, sarongs, music and a good old laugh at life in general. Many resorts have their own island night with traditional music and dancing. And there are spectacular shows at the award-winning Highland Paradise Cultural Centre, set in an ancient mountain village at Arorangi, or the stunning theatrical over-water performance at Te Vara Nui in Muri Beach. No matter where you are or what you want to do, the whole island is yours to enjoy.

Aitutaki Often called the honeymoon island, Aitutaki is pure paradise. Only a 40-minute flight north of Rarotonga, it’s spectacularly beautiful, with a triangular-shaped reef surrounding a bright turquoise lagoon containing 15 small motus. The crystal-clear water is home to bright tropical fish and its pristine white-sand beaches are private and secluded. Exploring the lagoon is an absolute must. Book a lagoon cruise to visit the outer motus and have lunch on One Foot Island, which some consider to be the most beautiful beach in the whole of the South Pacific.

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contents JANUARY 2018

EXPERIENCE

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EXPLORE

8 I WHAT’S ON

44 I PHOTO ESSAY

10 I NEWS

A mesmerising look at NSW’s iconic Bondi to Bronte walk

14 I MY PLACE Why Brian Ritchie loves ‘Lonnie’

16 I THE SHORTLIST Quirky watering holes

53-70 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH Melbourne’s multicultural dining, vibrant street art and must-do summer experiences

72 I SNOW GAMES The magic of winter in Japan

18 I HOW-TO Learn Sydney’s local language

20 I IMBIBE Do you like piña colada?

22 I FOOD TREND The tasty secret behind Okinawa’s longevity

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25 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE Hang out in NZ’s hip South Island capital

28 I HEALTH Hitting the court for cardio tennis

81 I TARANAKI TIME Discover the North Island’s best-kept secret

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South Australia is on show for the Tour Down Under

94 I SURF’S UP Surfing waves and smashing stereotypes in Phuket

100 I TRAVEL BLISS Finding wellness on the road

152 I BACKPAGE Tales from row 57

30 I BEAUTY Get fresh-faced with these Australian beauties

33 I SPA & WELLNESS Finding relaxation in hectic Ho Chi Minh City

36 I RECIPE Is mango sticky rice the queen of all mango desserts?

ESSENTIALS 118 I Jetstar news 126 I Where we fly

38 I WORK AND PLAY

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The women forging ahead in the start-up space

133 I Games and puzzles

41 I BACK TO SCHOOL

guide

139 I Entertainment

Fun finds for first term

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I saw firsthand the effort of our people to make this happen, and was really proud

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n just a few months as Jetstar Group CEO, I have been touched by the passion of our team members to go above and beyond for our customers. Last month, we experienced a significant disruption to flights in and out of Bali when Mount Agung erupted. Across Australia and Asia, our teams worked around the clock to minimise the impact to people’s travel plans as much as possible. Relief flights were scheduled during every window of opportunity, and within a few days Jetstar and Qantas were able to bring 8000 passengers out of Bali and into Australia and Singapore. I saw firsthand the effort of our people to make this happen,

and was really proud when so many customers contacted us to express their personal thanks to our crew. To celebrate this holiday season, each and every Jetstar team member across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan has a Jetstar gift voucher to give to somebody of their choice throughout December and January. It’s an annual program called ‘Gift of Giving’ and each year there are incredible stories to be told. One story from last year was of an 88-year-old visionimpaired woman who was flying for the first time to visit some loved ones. She had planned on taking the bus home, but with the help of our crew’s Gift of Giving vouchers, she was able to fly home. I hope you enjoy your flight with us today and I encourage you to get to know your crew on board.

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Gorgeous gorge

Violent Femmes bassist and Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie nominates Launceston’s Cataract Gorge as one of his top city escapes. Discover more of his fave “Lonnie” spots on page 14.

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

Midsumma Festival is back!

January

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

World Buskers Festival 18-28 January Christchurch, New Zealand

From the wildly talented to the downright weird, buskers from the world over have descended on Christchurch each January for the past 25 years to show off their skills.

Fringe Worlds Festival

26 January to 25 February Perth, Western Australia Perth’s answer to the Fringe has grown to be the third biggest in the world, bringing the Western Australian capital to fever pitch each summer with hundreds of events ranging from circus and comedy to dance and theatre. fringeworld.com.au

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Parkes Elvis Festival 10-14 January Parkes, New South Wales

Summer City

Slideapalooza

Festival of Sails

Wellington City Council makes the most of the warmer weather with three months of free allages events. Highlights include Gardens Magic, open-air gigs in the Botanic Gardens (9-28 January), and Pasifika Festival (20 January), a celebration of Pacific Island culture. wellington.govt.nz

For six days, the lawns of Sirromet Winery will be taken over by the world’s largest collection of inflatable water slides, including group and solo slides and a four-storey ‘sky high’ slide. A ticket buys you two and half hours of unlimited slipping and sliding. slideapalooza.com

Sailing into its 175th year, Geelong’s keelboat regatta is one of the oldest sporting events in Australia, attracting thousands of competitors. The Shoreside Festival keeps landlubbers entertained with food stalls, markets, live music and free entertainment. festivalofsails.com.au

1 January to 1 March Wellington, New Zealand

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13-21 January Brisbane, Queensland

26-28 January Geelong, Victoria

Started by a few locals in 1993, the Parkes Elvis Festival has taken on a life of its own to become one of Australia’s most iconic events. Every January, tens of thousands of Elvis fans descend in all their rhinestoned glory to remember The King’s birthday. parkeselvisfestival.com.au

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

SINGAPORE

Singapore Art Week

Crush Festival

17-28 January

26-28 January Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Lion City shows its creative side during a citywide series of exhibitions, talks, art walks, openings, think tanks and cultural events, showcasing traditional and contemporary art and beyond. artweek.sg

Spend a leisurely long weekend in the Hills at long lunches, degustation dinners and open-air parties at both boutique and big-name cellar doors.

Island of Origin Game

26 January Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory The Island of Origin match between Bathurst Island and Melville Island, held in the muddy depths of the wet season, brings the footy-mad Tiwi Islands community to a standstill.

Cygnet Folk Festival 12-14 January Cygnet, Tasmania

The tiny town of Cygnet in the beautiful Huon Valley is the setting for a diverse program of folk and world music, dance, poetry and workshops. cygnetfolkfestival.org

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It’s a great month to… CELEBRATE LGBTQIA+ arts and culture at Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, 14 January to 4 February.

WATCH the world’s best surfers at the Burleigh Pro on the Gold Coast from 25-28 January.

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SIP on a cold craft beer with fellow hop heads during the Ballarat Beer Festival on 20 January.

CATCH the pros on their way to the Australian Open at the ASB Classic in Auckland (1-13 January).

Sydney Festival 6-28 January Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney’s multi-arts festival returns with 134 genre-spanning events. At the Village Sideshow, festival goers can take a dip in shipping-container pools, ride a VR ghost train, or catch a show in the Spiegeltent. sydneyfestival.org.au

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Experience I NEWS

INTERVIEW

Q&A with Ashleigh Barty INTERVIEW KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

Describe the atmosphere of the AO. It’s incredible, largely due to the passionate Aussie fans and the way the tournament looks after us. Australian players are very lucky to start the year at home.

What was your first AO experience?

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Happy New Year and welcome on board. January is one of the most popular times to take a break and travel – and what better way to start the year? If your New Year’s resolution is to see more of the world, this edition will give you insight into some of the incredible places you can visit across our network of more than 85 destinations. For those of you visiting Melbourne, read from page 53 for a look at the city’s famed street-art scene and some of the best multicultural dining experiences. The Japanese ski season is as popular as ever, and on page 72 you can read up on all the wonderful things the Land of the Rising Sun offers in winter. And if you’re chasing a summer holiday, check out page 81 for a look at New Zealand’s surprising Taranaki region, page 87 to follow the Tour Down Under around regional South Australia and page 94 to meet some incredible women surfers in Phuket. Enjoy your flight with us today, I hope to welcome you back on board again soon. Dean Salter, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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Which is your favourite tennis tournament? The Brisbane International is my home tournament so it is always special as my friends and family are there to cheer me on – even my two-year-old niece Lucy comes to watch. And of course the AO is one of my favourites as it’s the first Grand Slam of the year.

What’s your favourite summer activity when you’re not playing sport? Something low-key … a chilled barbecue at home with my friends, my dogs and sport on TV!

The Australian Open is in Melbourne from 15-28 January. ausopen.com

What’s it like being back on the tennis court? It’s exciting. I exceeded my goals in 2017 and had a lot of fun being back on tour, largely due to my fantastic coach Craig Tyzzer and doubles partner Casey Dellacqua who always keep me entertained on the road. I can’t wait for the 2018 season to begin.

Capturing the tension of a tennis match. TOP: Ash shows her determination on the courts.

PHOTO GETTY IMAGES, STOMPING GROUND, ADAM GIBSON, POPPY LISSIMAN

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Emerging onto the pro tennis circuit in 2011 aged just 15, Ipswich native Ash Barty won fans on- and off-court with her raw talent and down-to-earth personality. In 2014, the rising star took a hiatus from tennis to play pro cricket for the women’s Big Bash League. Many fans thought she’d never return to tennis, when the now 21-yearold made a surprise comeback last year – rising from outside the top 300 to number 17 in the Women’s Tennis Association ranking, the highest ranked Australian at the time of writing. We talk to the Newcombe Medallist ahead of her highly anticipated return to the Australian Open (AO).

I first played in 2012 and was only 15 years old. I was definitely a mixture of nerves and excitement – it was my first Grand Slam match. Unfortunately I lost Round 1, but I will never forget the experience.

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Experience I NEWS

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WE’RE LOVING

Hello sunshine

The eponymous brand of Western Australian designer Poppy Lissiman has become hot property in the fashion world, with some very famous faces spotted sporting her playful (and well-priced) sunglasses and accessories. We love the oversized ’70s-style Pasquier 2.0 sunnies, RRP $95. poppylissiman.com

Touch down! Want a taste of Melbourne’s famous food and drink? Now you don’t even have to leave the airport. Stop off en route to your Jetstar flight at the Stomping Ground Terminal 3½ popup between Melbourne Airport’s Terminal Four and Three, headlined by superstar local brewers Stomping Ground and featuring selected Victorian wines, ciders, drinks and food trucks. The area, open until April, has seating for 200, cubby houses for the kids and big screens to catch all the action of the Australian Open and other seasonal events.

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YOU WISH

Pump it up

Tasmania’s acclaimed Pumphouse Point has upped the style stakes with the opening of The Retreat. Surrounded by native bushland on the shores of Lake St. Clair, the new luxury suite features bespoke furniture, a larder stocked with Tasmanian produce, not one but two baths (including an open-air tub) along with included meals and access to all the mod cons that made the Pumphouse one of Tasmania’s most popular boutique hotels. pumphousepoint.com.au

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Sink on in

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Experience I NEWS

TRENDING

THREE OF A KIND

Vego treats Green Man’s Arms

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Little Bird Unbakery

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This cult bakery and café has introduced countless Aucklanders to the idea that organic, vegan and raw doesn’t mean boring. With outlets in Ponsonby and Britomart, along with an online store, Unbakery whips up plant-based meals and raw sweets that would be too pretty to eat, if they weren’t so darned tasty. littlebirdorganics.co.nz

Shift Eatery

No animals were harmed in the making of this new eatery in Sydney’s Surry Hills, which aims to make the shift to vegan living easy. Kick-start your day with the hearty Reuben sandwich or Brekky Bun, complete with ‘egg’, or pick up a doughnut or tart to go – all completely vegan. shifteatery.com.au

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A taste of o ow the rainbow The fascination with all things unicorn gallops on into 2018. Now you can get in on the rainbow-hued act in the kitchen too, thanks to the new cookbook Unicorn Food: Natural recipes for edible rainbows. From psychedelic sushi to mystical cakes, the easy-to-follow recipes are made with all-natural ingredients. Unicorn Food: Natural recipes for edible rainbows, Sandra Mahut, RRP $19.99, murdochbooks.com.au

ROAD TRIP! Who doesn’t love a road trip? Take your summer pilgrimage to the next level this year with the help of Roadtrippers, a free website and app that has made the leap to Australia from the US and is designed to help you chart the ultimate road voyage. roadtrippers.com

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A pub menu without the parma? Trust us, you won’t miss the meat at Carlton’s Green Man’s Arms, where the menu of vegetarian and vegan Israeli-inspired comfort food, local craft beers and Australian wines will have even the most die-hard Melbourne barflies booking a table in the retro-styled cosy dining room. greenmansarms.com.au

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Experience I MY PLACE

Lonnie Rocker Brian Ritchie has made himself at home amid the culture, food, wine and nature of Tasmania’s northern city WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

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assie might not be the first place you’d expect a legendary rocker to put down roots. But it’s where you’ll find Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie – and it suits him just fine. As curator of Mona Foma (Mofo), Brian has made the January festival one of Australia’s most anticipated. As of 2019, Mofo will relocate to Hobart’s northern neighbour, Launceston, while Mofo 2018 will include a mini-Mofo there. “We have specifically tailored this first mini-Mofo to bring attendees in contact with a prime selection of spaces,” Brian says. “We hope to put a spotlight on the existing and latent talent and venues in such a way that it shows the potential of Launceston to Tasmanians and visitors alike.” His top picks include Gotye in Albert Hall, Holy Body Tattoo’s Monumental in the Princess Theatre and the activation of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Brian’s first encounters with “Lonnie”, brought to mind his Midwest US upbringing. “That is: family neighbourhoods, industrial wasteland, a lively pub scene, grungy music venues – all the things that make blue-collar towns so much fun. It’s a no-nonsense place,” Brian says. “Since moving to Tasmania we make frequent trips up there to hang out.” Here, he shares his favourite haunts. Mofo 2018, 12-22 January. mofo.net.au

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Experience I MY PLACE

CLOCKWISE: Breakfast at Sweetbrew, plates at Geronimo, on tap at Saint John Craft Beer Bar.

PHOTOGRAPHYJESSE HUNNIFORD, CHRIS CRERAR, SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER BAR, GERONIMO, MONA FOMA

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93a George Street I usually wake up and grab breakfast at Sweetbrew, where they have original ideas about the first meal of the day. Friendly, and great coffee too.

DRINKS

Basin Road launcestoncataractgorge. com.au Launceston has something maybe no other city has, which is a stunning gorge running through the town. Cataract Gorge is a source of incredible energy and beauty, and you can walk to it. My wife Varuni and I visited on a collecting trip of insects associated with waterfalls we did for the American Museum of Natural History.

saintjohncraftbeer.com.au redbrickroadcider.com.au royaloaktas.com.au After dinner it is imperative to debrief and have informal meetings. These usually take place at Saint John Craft Beer Bar, which has an amazing selection of local and international brews. Or if we’re in an Apple Isle-mood we go to Red Brick Road Ciderhouse, where you can find lovely ciders on tap. And for a dose of live music I like The Royal Oak hotel – it rocks.

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL 157 St John Street stjohnsac.net.au All great towns are walking towns. When I’m on my perambulations I often check out St John’s Cathedral. It’s a good place to sit and ponder, while gazing upon the massive musical pipes of Tasmania’s biggest organ.

CITY PARK 45-55 Tamar Street Midday is a good time to wander around City Park and have a picnic lunch. One of my favourite, albeit futile, endeavours is to serenade the Japanese macaques in the monkey enclosure with my shakuhachi Japanese flute. They do not seem to have an opinion pro or con.

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Keep up to date with Mona Foma DESIGN TASMANIA Corner Brisbane and Tamar Streets designtasmania.com.au Design Tasmania is also found in City Park, and features the work of Tasmanian craftspeople in an architecturally inspiring setting.

NEIL PITT’S 76 Brisbane Street neilpitts.com.au Neil Pitt’s Menswear is an oldschool shop I visit for any of my XY chromosome apparel and accessory needs.

DINNER

stillwater.com.au geronimorestaurant.com.au blackcowbistro.com.au For dinner there are many great options. Stillwater is the stalwart; I have been going there for more than 20 years. Geronimo has a diverse tapas menu and unusual cocktails. Black Cow Bistro is great for Tasmanian beef and has its own proprietary gin, Quintessence, which makes a kick-ass martini.

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

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Experience I THE SHORTLIST

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Novelty bars Forget your usual watering hole, we’ve found the best kitsch bars across the Jetstar network

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1. SHADY PINES SALOON

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4/256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney shadypinessaloon.com Bringing the Wild West Down Under, Shady Pines Saloon is all about boot-scootin’ good times. Hidden down a nondescript alley, this Sydney stalwart is complete with taxidermy critters, Americana décor, top-notch bartenders and a dance floor big enough to kick up your heels. Just don’t try ordering food; all you’ll get is peanuts. Literally.

2. HOLEY MOLEY GOLF CLUB

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Locations in most Australian capital cities holeymoley.com.au Part mini-golf course and part cocktail bar equals one fun venue. Holely Moley is the perfect location for a group outing or first date – it’s high energy and sure to keep everyone entertained. When you’re all putted out, head

to the Caddyshack Bar for cocktails such as the ‘Fresh As A Birdie’ or ‘Sugar Caddy’. If the liquid courage gets you in the mood, the Sydney and Melbourne venues also offer karaoke.

3.MINUS 5° ICE BAR 88 Beach Street, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown minus5icebar.com The whole family can get their chill on at the kid-friendly Minus 5° Ice Bar, where more than 18 tonnes of crystal-clear ice has been sculpted into a spectacular bar with frosty furniture, frozen cocktail glasses and ice sculptures. You’ll be wrapped up in Eskimo gear upon entry to ensure you enjoy your drink in complete comfort.

4. RODNEY’S BAIT ’N TACKLE 598 Stirling Highway, Mosman Park, Perth rodneysbar.com.au Take a spot between salty sea

dogs at the bow of a 30 footlong wooden boat marooned in the middle of this laid-back bar. The nautically themed watering hole is the pride and joy of two fishing enthusiasts, who have covered every inch of the walls with oceanic memorabilia. The venue hosts regular gigs by local musicians, and also sells bait and tackle if you get the urge to cast a line afterwards at the beach and river close by.

5.ROBOT RESTAURANT B2F Shinjuku Robot Building, 1-7-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan shinjuku-robot.com This surreal dinner show in Tokyo’s bustling nightlife district has to be seen to be believed. The attraction is less the dinner and more the nonsensical spectacle of a loud, laser-lit battle between performers in garish, futuristic costumes and giant, neon robots. Only in Japan.

PHOTOGRAPHY ANN KUCERA, CARMEN ZAMMIT

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Experience I HOW TO

How to speak Sydney’s local language Get in some practice ahead of Sydney Festival’s Bayala program WORDS ANGELA SAURINE

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anguage has never been my strong point. Besides a few words of German and French I picked up in year eight language classes, I’m a bit of a dunce when it comes to linguistics. During my time living in London I vividly remember being at dinner parties with Europeans who could speak five or six languages. I felt like an Aussie hick. But you don’t have to spend six months overseas immersing yourself in the culture to learn another

language. Australia has between 250 and 500 Indigenous languages (including dialects) and Aunty Jacinta Tobin of the Darug is leading introductory one-hour classes in Sydney’s local language* during this year’s Sydney Festival (sydneyfestival.org. au/bayala). The Bayala (“let’s speak”) language revitalisation program began last year and was so popular it has now doubled in size. Aunty Jacinta, who has been teaching Indigenous songs and culture for 20 years, shares her tips.

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• Animal names including wombat, wallaby and dingo are of Darug origin. • Hello is warami (pronounced waramee). Mi refers to “my eyes” and wara refers to distance, so together it means “my eyes see you now from a distance”. The closest word to goodbye is yanu, which means “I’m walking away”, while the closest word to thank you is didjurigura, which means “I’ve had enough”. • Darug people don’t pronounce the sounds ‘p’ or ‘t’, so the suburb Parramatta is pronounced ‘Burramadda’. Parra means eel while matta refers to water place. Waratah is also pronounced ‘waradah’. • Sentences are structured from big to small, so instead of saying, “There’s a canoe (nuwi) on the beach” Darug people would say, “The beach has a canoe”. • Captain Cook heard a clan in Queensland call kangaroos such, and it became the common name for the native animal. But in Sydney kangaroos were called buru, inspired by the sound they

make hopping. Many words came from an associated sound. Bondi, for example, sounds like a powerful wave crashing. While there are few swear words in the Darug language, there were some insults. Wargulmi means one eye, implying the recipient can only see with limited vision. The word corroboree originated in Sydney, but has come to describe events where Indigenous people gather to tell Dreaming stories through song and dance across the country. It is spelt garriberri in Darug. Boomerang also comes from Sydney, but there were different designs for the weapon depending on the type and size of animal being hunted, and each would have had its own name. It’s important to remember not to use words from Sydney in other parts of the country, where they have different meanings. In parts of Western Australia kuri (koori in English), which describes Indigenous people on the east coast of Australia, means excretion.

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Need to know *Aunty Jacinta says Darug was not the only language in Sydney, but covered the largest region. She says she is always learning when it comes to the Darug language. Please note: Spelling and meaning may differ according to sources.

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Experience I IMBIBE

The Easy Colada Why yes, we do like a piña colada WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

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Taste of the tropics

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The Easy Colada up a notch with the inclusion of spiced dark rum. Dave Kerr, owner of Melbourne bar The Beaufort and one of the expert mixologists chosen to consult on the new Untold Spiced Rum, shares his recipe for The Easy Colada (right).

INGREDIENTS • 50ml spiced rum (Dave uses Untold Rum) • 40ml freshly squeezed pineapple juice • 10ml coconut cream • 10ml sweetened condensed milk

METHOD Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass. Even better, throw everything in a blender with 5-6 ice cubes and blend. Garnish with a pineapple frond and lime wedge.

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ruity, colourful and a whole lot of fun, the piña colada is back in fashion with a vengeance. Traced back to a Puerto Rican pirate, the recipe captures the taste of the tropics, and is dialled

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Experience I FOOD TREND

The secret to long life?

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IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT THEN THE FOOD OF THE TINY PACIFIC ARCHIPELAGO OF OKINAWA MAY HOLD THE SECRET TO LONGER LIFE

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an seaweed put a smile on your face? Or is staying stress-free more likely to ensure long life? The residents of Japan’s southernmost islands, Okinawa, seem to have hit longevity gold. Five times more Okinawans compared to other Japanese live to be 100 or more. So, what is their secret? Also said to be the world’s happiest people,

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could it be possible that diet plus contentment equals a very long life? The ‘Hawaii of Japan’, Okinawa has become a place to escape, relax and eat well. And this could be the key to why so many residents have celebrated 100 or more birthdays. Nutritionists and other researchers have studied the Okinawan lifestyle and found the incidence of arteriosclerosis, breast, stomach and prostate cancer is lower. Their

conclusions support the locals’ beliefs. Okinawa is one of five Blue Zones, areas where people enjoy active lives to the century mark – and higher. The others are Sardinia, California’s Loma Linda, Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and Greek island Ikaria. In the downtown food market of Naha, Okinawa’s capital, we discover a smorgasbord of mineral-rich seaweed: heaps of glowing limegreen sea grapes that pop

like caviar in the mouth, belts of khaki-coloured kelp, tubs of sea-green wakame and others that only an Okinawan fisherman would recognise. Fermented food is also believed to contribute to longevity. Here, soy sauce, vinegars and pickles feature, and tofu comes in all forms, including a fluoro-pink fermented version described as ‘Okinawa’s camembert’. Okinawan purple sweet

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Experience I FOOD TREND

The residents of Japan’s southernmost islands, Okinawa, seem to have hit longevity gold

A typical Okinawa breakfast, with tofu, rice and pickles. BELOW: Okinawa’s spry citizens out for a stroll.

potatoes (imo) and white or sprouted brown rice are key contributors to the locals’ carb-loaded, low-fat diet. Other pantry staples are soya beans, mugwort (an aromatic medicinal herb) and the antioxidant, turmeric. Squeeze shikuwasa, a local lime, liberally into any drink and it may keep cancer away. Bitter melon, cucumber’s warty ugly sister, is believed to be effective with controlling diabetes, respiratory diseases and cancer prevention.

A meal in Okinawa may be simply a bowl of firm and chewy soba noodles in a miso broth with kombu, or it might be chanpuru, a stir-fry of bitter melon, bean sprouts and tofu, but their subtle aroma and umami will stay with you long after you have eaten. And, no, umami is not another weird vegetable. It’s that lingering brothlike taste, often found in fermented foods, mushrooms and meat dishes, which improves flavour and stays deliciously with you. The Okinawa Program, a book published worldwide, has highlighted the value

LIVE LIKE AN OKINAWAN EAT more food from the sea such as fish, seafood and seaweed. PRACTICE relaxation and reduce stress by consciously looking on the bright side. READ The Okinawa Program or The Okinawa Diet Plan.

of the island’s simple diet – based on vegetables, rice, sea vegetables, tofu, a little meat and minimal salt – believed to prevent several chronic diseases. To prepare this book, doctors Bradley and Craig Willcox and Makoto Suzuki meticulously researched the island people’s lifestyle. Their conclusions were that the Okinawans’ kilojoule-light diet, combined with an active lifestyle, meant they remained slimmer and healthier, and stayed more youthful. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to perfect health. Biological clocks must be extended by lifelong habits. If you visit Okinawa and dine in a locally run restaurant* (Emi-noMise in Ogimi Village and Garamanjaku in Kin Town are popular recommendations) you too will have the chance to enjoy a taste of what contributes to an Okinawan’s happy, healthy – and very long – lifespan.

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CHRISTCHURCH Visit this modern city for international art, innovative fine dining, cool cafés and an optimistic attitude

Christchurch

WORDS NOLA JAMES

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CLOCKWISE FROM MAIN: The striking Christchurch Art Gallery, lunch at Little High Eatery, exploring Christchurch by bike, a plate from Uncommon.

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BREAKFAST

MID-MORNING

Chic café Uncommon attracts a hip crowd to the CBD’s artsy south-eastern edge – you may need to form an orderly queue on weekends. The café-style menu displays a fine-dining touch: try the braised field mushrooms with ink-black mushroom puree, goat’s curd foam and a side of “hash” (a golden-crisp baton of layered and pressed potato). uncommoncafe.co.nz

Christchurch Art Gallery reopened in December 2015 after extensive earthquake prevention work. It’s once again a world-class public exhibition space – now built around five permanent custom pieces acquired through crowd funding. One of the works, Martin Creed’s semi-ironic neon, capitalised script Everything is Going to be Alright, glows along the building’s exterior. Visitors from April onwards can catch a new custom piece, the last acquisition in the series, by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck. christchurchartgallery.org.nz

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LUNCH Stop for lunch at fancy food court Little High Eatery, a hawker-style collective of eight family-run operators offering a selection from woodfired pizza to Thai street food. We recommend a steaming bowl of rice noodles in herby broth topped with melting beef brisket from dumpling stand Eightgrains. Order at your chosen stall, find a seat in the communal dining area and collect when the buzzer goes off. littlehigh.co.nz

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AFTERNOON Hire a bicycle from Vintage Peddler and cruise this cyclefriendly city in style. Newly installed Danish-style bike lanes and a CBD speed limit of only 30km/h make it a safe place to get around. Co-owner and longterm resident Rahana Jarvis can take you on a personalised tour to discover local secrets (such as Christchurch’s quaint croquet club) before stopping off for some of the best coffee in town at roastery cafe C4. vintagepeddler.co.nz

Cycle-friendly city

Bathe under the stars at boutique hostel Eco Villa

DINNER Inati (M¯aori for “to share”) brings an open kitchen and communal dining concept to Christchurch with British-expat Simon Levy’s polished menu of foraged vegetables and secondary cuts. Hoist yourself onto a tall, plush leather stool along the polished brass bar for local clams in truffled potato, or veal bresaola topped with thinly sliced pork fat and pumpkin seed crumble. The wine list is a smart collection of local producers including Waipara’s Pegasus Bay. inati.nz

DRINKS Swing by O.G.B for a nightcap. It stands for Old Government Building and is located in one of the only original landmarks still standing in the city centre. There are some excellent retro touches, from the 1946 Austin automobile parked out front to the Peaky Blinders-look uniforms. The wine list runs a good selection of local drinks and there’s often live music, too. ogb.co.nz

LATE NIGHT Bathe under the stars at boutique hostel Eco Villa’s outdoor garden tubs (don’t worry, there are bathrooms inside too) before retiring to one of eight private rooms in this recently restored, sustainable 1800s mansion. Get up early to make the most of the world’s healthiest hotel breakfast. House-made coconut yoghurt, muesli, chia pudding and freshly squeezed juice will help you kickstart another day. ecovilla.co.nz

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Experience I HEALTH

Ace it! Kickstart your new year by getting on the court with a fun, high-energy fitness class WORDS LUCY SIEBERT

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It’s all about keeping you moving and your heart rate up is great for people of any age, fitness level, or tennis ability. While you don’t need to have played tennis before, you will need a racquet and correct footwear. Clubs that offer cardio tennis are often keen to let new players experience the class.

About six months after I started playing, my club offered me a “Bring a Friend for Free” pass to a class. I challenged my husband, a decent club tennis player, to join me. “But isn’t that only for the ladies?” he questioned, before reluctantly agreeing to come along.

Once on the court, he discovered the session was challenging, fun and social. He is, of course, hooked and plays weekly in our group, which is now evenly split between men and women. Fitbit Cardio Tennis is available at more than 1000 venues across Australia, in all states and territories. Find your nearest venue and register your interest for a free trial at cardiotennis.com.au

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EVERY WEDNESDAY evening, I hit the tennis court. But this is not tennis as you may know it. The court is littered with yellow fitness ladders, colourful cones and, often, hurdles and medicine or soccer balls. Pop music blares across the court as six people warm up. They’re running laps of the court and doing high-knees, ankle-taps and sideways leaps along the baseline. They’re dressed in bright leggings or shorts, with fitness or heart monitors clipped to their wrists or waists. At this stage, there’s not even a tennis racquet in anyone’s hand. This is Fitbit Cardio Tennis, a high-energy group workout that puts the focus on working up a sweat, improving handeye coordination, having fun and boosting your overall wellbeing, rather than winning points. Classes run for 45 or 60 minutes and are made up of a series of drills and games, but there’s no pressure to hit winners – it’s not even that important to hit the ball. It’s all about keeping you moving and your heart rate up. Fitbit Cardio Tennis

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Experience I BEAUTY ON THE FLY

Sky’s the limit BRIGHT, FRESH SKIN IS THE PROMISE OF 2017’S BREAKOUT BEAUTY BUY WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

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GEELONG-BORN entrepreneurial twin sisters Sarah (left) and Emily Hamilton are the brains behind beauty subscription service bellabox. Last year, they launched Sand & Sky, an Australian cosmetic brand that quickly became a hot beauty item, thanks to the combination of its signature product (a face mask), Insta-friendly personality, the glowing endorsements of highprofile beauty bloggers and Australian-sourced natural ingredients. We asked Sarah about the mask that’s taken the beauty world by storm.

Why a mask? The mask phenomenon is huge but I feel it’s hard to find time to do a mask. So I wanted to create a mask where people would actually see something at the end of it. Typically, masks are designed for women, but both girls and guys use ours. My skin can be dull, but after using the mask it feels so firm and clean. And it’s great for acne too. I love seeing other people using it and that they get the same results. We can see on social media how people are using the mask – the effects are immediate.

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What makes Sand & Sky special? The Australian ingredients felt so amazing; the pink clay from Western Australian and South Australia is so soft on the skin. It’s a way of bringing a little bit of Australia to the world.

What’s next? We’ve got more pink clay products in the pipeline, using the same ingredients. Our experience told us that the international audience wanted natural products produced in pristine environments.

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Australian journalist, entrepreneur and author of the best-selling I Quit Sugar series Sarah Wilson shares her top natural beauty hacks. JOJOBA OIL I use this for almost everything. It’s my face cleanser, moisturiser, hairend tamer and I also use it to de-gunk my mascara (see below).

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SUGAR Yep! I add a small amount to a bit of jojoba oil, coconut oil or even water in the palm of my hand and use as a face scrub once a week or so. It’s super practical when I’m travelling (which I do a lot) if I want to “perk up” my complexion. Every hotel room has a sugar cube or sachet handy! ERE PEREZ MASCARA This is a Sydney-based toxin-free cosmetics company. Their mascara – made from almond oil and charcoal – is particularly good and you can buy it in most health food stores. It doesn’t smudge by day’s end and can be reinvigorated with a bit of jojoba oil when it starts to get gunky after a month or two. When I get to the dregs, I use the wand (and dregs) to cover my grey roots.

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Experience I SPA & WELLNESS

Self-care IN THE CITY Finding peace in Ho Chi Minh City is a breeze if you know where to go WORDS DANA FILEK-GIBSON

PHOTOGRAPHY ISTOCKPHOTO.COM, MANDALA WELLNESS

33 or all its charm, the allure of Ho Chi Minh City’s organised chaos has its limits. Spend some time in rush-hour traffic and even the most devout urbanite will tire of blaring horns, hazy skylines and whiteknuckle drivers. Peace of mind may seem impossible to achieve while dodging motorbikes or navigating the cacophony on any given street corner, but the city's residents manage to find ways to recharge in the big city. Meditation and yoga are popular, along with an array of spa treatments, from traditionalmedicine practices such as cupping and massage to beauty-focused

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services including hairwashing, manicures and skincare treatments. Some residents, however, are better at self-care than others – after an excess of caffeine, one too many nights out, and an avalanche of unread emails, I set out on my own quest to de-stress and experience the city’s more mindful side. My first stop is Mandala Wellness (mandalawellness.com.vn), a holistic centre whose services run the gamut from juice cleanses to acupuncture, qi gong, and life coaching. As I sat down, feet-first, before my reflexologist Naomi, I was a bit apprehensive about the poking, pinching, and squeezing this might entail.

Busy Ho Chi MInh City offers plenty of ways to chill out. ABOVE: De-stressing with a massage.

the city's residents manage to find ways to recharge in the big city

Naomi, however, puts me at ease. Feet, according to reflexology, serve as miniature maps of the entire body, and pressure applied to certain areas of the sole can break down the toxins in corresponding parts of the body. The pokes and prods on the soles of my feet were strange but not unpleasant, and I could

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Shirodhara – Third Eye Stimulation – at Aveda Spa involves pouring a stream of warm, herbal oil over the forehead. INSET: L'Apothiquaire specialises in organic, natural skincare.

experience, sending me off to a quick slumber before I was woken and ferried out looking a little brighter than when I arrived. Peak relaxation, however, came at District 2’s Aveda Spa (avedaherbal.com). Housed in a spacious villa, this spa employs the traditional Indian techniques of Ayurvedic massage. Catered to each individual’s prakriti, or body constitution, services feature a tailormade combination

of herbal oils and emphasise the opening of the body’s energy channels, which is believed to detoxify and revitalise. Spa owner Poonam Barthwal explains the basic tenets of Ayurveda and assesses my body’s constitution through questions about my hair, skin, appetite and mood. My answers and pulse gave it away: I was a pitta, the constitution associated with fire. My Ayurvedic treatment, abhyanga, consisted of a synchronised, four-hand full-body massage. At first, the feeling of many hands was a little jarring, but once the masseuses got into a rhythm I could feel my body begin to relax. The motions of

abhyanga are slow and steady, covering the entire body head to toe. By the time the massage was complete, I could have sunk into the table I was so calm. But a few minutes zipped up in a tent-like personal steam bath jolted me awake before I was sent back on my way – no closer to quitting caffeine, staying in, or clearing my email inbox, but recharged and ready to face the daily adventure of life in Ho Chi Minh City.

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not have predicted the amount of information Naomi would be able to glean about my sinuses, neck and liver simply from my feet. She warned that the full effect of the treatment wouldn’t arrive until later in the day – and it did; come nightfall, I was out like a light – I walked out of the room feeling oddly awake and pampered from the ankles down. Thoroughly detoxified, my next mission was to counter the wear and tear of the city's heat, dust and humidity. L’Apothiquaire (spasaigon.com), a plush District 3 spa specialising in skincare, boasts its own line of natural, organic products for this very purpose. My equally perceptive L’Apothiquaire consultant extracted the finer details of my personal skincare habits from nothing more than a momentary inspection of my face, and prescribed a 90-minute Soin Transparence facial to cleanse and heal my skin. The first few minutes were spent bathing my face and décolletage in a hot, purifying steam before zeroing in on my blemishes. With each rejuvenating mask, I could feel my skin tightening. A light massage rounded out the

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Taste of summer

IT’S PEAK MANGO SEASON. DON’T MISS OUT WORDS JUSTINE COSTIGAN

The classic Thai street-food dish mango sticky rice makes the best of the glorious fruit.

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othing says summer like a tray of plump, perfumed mangoes. The messiest fruit in the world, mangoes demand to be eaten solo – nothing beats the greedy enjoyment of a whole fruit’s sticky juice dribbling down your chin and over your fingers, as you bite and suck the last pieces of flesh from the stubby core. It may not be elegant, but it’s always sublime. December and January are the peak of mango season in Australia, although we’re lucky to be able to continue eating them through to the end of March, and April if the weather is blessed. From an industry of backyard growers to a major agricultural commodity, Australia now produces more than eight million trays each season sourced from Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. More than 10 varieties are grown commercially, but most will be familiar with the Kensington Pride, Calypso, Honey Gold and R2E2 varieties, all at their peak in high summer. Native to south Asia, the mango is cultivated in tropical zones globally, and cuisines from across these regions have turned it into a range of delicious treats. Think India’s refreshing mango lassi, the mango puddings and

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jellies found throughout south-east Asia and Australia’s iconic Weis Bar, the frozen mango and ice-cream concoction that’s become the quintessential taste of summer. But Thailand’s khao niao mamuang (sticky rice with mango), a simple dish of sweetsalty steamed rice with coconut cream and wedges of mango, is surely the queen of all mango desserts. At Michelin-starred Bo.Lan in Bangkok, chefs Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songivsava and Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones are known for their commitment to safeguarding Thai cuisine and their innovative interpretations of Thai classics. But the chefs are equally as passionate about the famous streetfood snack. When they hanker after the original, the chefs head to the famous Mae Varee Fruit Shop (conveniently around the corner from Bo.Lan), where stands piled high with mangoes signpost the entrance to the store that has been serving up the dish for 35 years. Bo and Dylan both appreciate the soothing nature of Thailand’s favourite comfort food. “We love it as a dessert after a fiery meal,” they say. Mae Varee is at 1, Soi Thong Lor Road, Sukhumvit, Bangkok bolan.co.th

Bo & Dylan’s sticky rice with mango SERVES FOUR METHOD Soak the sticky rice in cold water overnight. Place rice in a steamer basket lined with cheesecloth. Steam on a rolling boil until cooked (about 20 minutes). As soon as the rice is completely cooked remove it from the steamer and place it in a plastic container. In a separate bowl mix the coconut cream with the salt and sugar to taste. The sugar should make the cream almost transparent and it should taste sweet and slightly salty. Gradually add the coconut cream mix to the rice until you can draw your middle finger through the grains without them sticking. Cover the rice, then wrap the container in a towel and keep in a warm place for a further 30 minutes. Turn the rice over and allow it to sit while you make the sauce. Heat the coconut cream for the sauce until it boils. In a small bowl mix the rice flour with a teaspoon of the hot coconut cream until it is smooth. Whisk the flour mixture into the coconut cream and simmer until thickened. Season with sugar and salt to taste.

As fresh coconut cream varies in sweetness, adjust quantities of sugar and salt to taste each time you make this dish.

INGREDIENTS • 200g glutinous rice • 200ml fresh coconut cream • Sea salt and sugar to taste

SAUCE • 200ml fresh coconut cream • 2 tsp rice flour • Sea salt and sugar to taste • Toasted yellow beans or toasted sesame seeds • Jasmine flowers to garnish • Peeled fresh mango

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Place a mound of the still warm cooked rice in a bowl. Top with peeled mango, toasted beans or sesame seeds, pour over a little of the sauce and garnish with flowers. Bo and Dylan say fresh coconut cream is essential for sticky rice with mango. To make 400ml of cream you’ll need two coconuts. This amount will also yield around 800ml of coconut milk.

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Sisters, driving for Four children, several careers and one divorce later, George McEncroe backed a great idea – and herself WORDS PETER BARRETT

How did you come up with the idea? I had to give up teaching after having kids, but then I started writing, doing stand-up comedy and commercial radio. When my marriage broke down we sold the house and I had a big chunk of money, but no bank would give me a loan. I looked at driving for Uber and thought, this is just too scary a prospect. At the same time my daughter was hitting her party years at 17 and coming home with scary stories of her own. I thought, wouldn’t it be great if there was this option of calling a female rideshare to take you home?

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The name appeared to me in a dream no database for sexual misconduct in taxis but we were required to provide evidence from them for the exemption. It was a classic, bureaucratic, catch-22 situation. It wasn’t until we looked at the other exemptions that had been granted – including one for a men’s only flute group – that I finally wrote a facetious letter in frustration. And it worked.

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What is Shebah? Shebah is a ride-sharing platform for women and children I founded in March 2016. The name appeared to me in a dream. Sheba (without the h) was famous for challenging the wisdom of King Solomon; she’s sort of the first single mother in history, so she’s a good symbol for us.

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“Create a minimal, viable product – a prototype that doesn’t require too much investment. Make sure the product or service is unique, could appeal to a global audience and is protectable.”

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Surf’s up The walk from Bondi to Bronte Beach shows off a beautiful stretch of Sydney coastline.

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THE BIG BLUE Photographer Christie Moore played tourist in her own town along Sydney’s iconic Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

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Bondi to Bronte The beautiful coastal walk provided photographer Christie Moore with a cathartic dose of “vitamin sea” WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

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About the photographer

“Regular doses of ‘vitamin sea’ are a beautiful reminder of why we call Sydney home,” Christie says. Of all Sydney’s beaches, Bondi Beach has the most pull, the epicentre of a heaving suburb full of bars, backpackers and well-tanned locals. The kilometre-long stretch of sand is estimated to attract more than two million visitors annually, and is home to the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club – the world’s oldest – as well as the country’s oldest and largest swimming club, the Bondi Icebergs, who train at Bondi Baths year round. “Locals see Bondi and

the surrounding area as a lifestyle versus a destination,” Christie says. “(It’s) a place to unwind, enjoy fresh produce at local cafés and restaurants, connect with nature and spend quality time with friends and family.” Having grown up in Sydney, Christie has her own Bondi memories of eating iceblocks on the sand and watching waves break over Bondi Baths. Christie’s images of this legendary beach and the walk out to Bronte offer a sundrenched glimpse into a coastal lifestyle most city-dwellers could only dream about.

Professional travel and lifestyle photographer Christie Moore specialises in visual storytelling for brands in the creative and travel industries and editorial-style photography for print and digital publications. christiemoore photography.com

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fter a time spent living away from her native Sydney, photographer Christie Moore revisited her favourite local stroll – the Bondi to Bronte Beach Coastal Walk – armed with her camera. “It was a lovely, sunny day,” she says. “I had just returned from a year spent living in Paris and was experiencing the beautiful blue coastline in a whole new light.” The roughly threekilometre walk, from the world-famous Bondi Beach to local favourite Bronte, is one of the most scenic ambles in the extremely photogenic NSW capital. Starting off above the iconic Bondi Baths, the path follows sandstone cliffs above the sweep of the South Pacific Ocean, revealing rockpools, surf breaks and hidden beaches. With more than 100 beaches found within city limits, the ocean looms large in the lives of people in the Harbour City. On any of the city’s many warm afternoons, Sydneysiders flock to the coast to dip in pretty sea baths, wade out at a favourite beach or sun themselves on the rocks.

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54 I THE MELBOURNE MIX The multicultural flavours of the city

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MELBOURNE’S melting pot Discover the cultural mix that makes up the flavour of this foodie town WORDS LARISSA DUBECKI

Inside Annam. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cocktails at Annam, Penta’s nutella pannacotta, the Zaatar ‘Zoccacia’, mod-Indian at Tonka, St Kilda’s Babu Ji, bagels from Glick’s.

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ustralia’s best food city? It’s Melbourne, of course. The southern capital is blessed with great coffee, a buzzing café scene, and the most acclaimed restaurants (with Attica, Australia’s highest entry on the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, to prove it). But when it comes to food, Melbourne hasn’t always been so marvellous. Before WWII, things were decidedly “white bread”. Meat and three veg ruled the dinner table. Olive oil was only found in pharmacies. Salami was treated with the utmost suspicion. It’s largely thanks to waves of migrants, each group carving out its own suburban niche and introducing its culture through food, that Melbourne’s eating scene has gone from zero to hero. From post-war European migration to later arrivals from Vietnam, India, Africa and more, Melbourne has become one delicious melting pot. And with secondgeneration chefs now adding modern spins to the food of their childhoods, things sure are getting interesting.

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Spicing things up

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MIDDLE EASTERN Wandering along Sydney Road, Brunswick, is like being transported half a world away. You’ll see robed men fiddling with prayer beads, women doing the shopping in hijab or chadors, and dozens of shops, restaurants and bakeries with their olfactory calling card of duskily exotic yet now-familiar spices. Though time isn’t standing still in the city’s Middle Eastern heartland. The long queues for the Ottolenghi-style salads at Very Good Falafel show that Melbourne is taking its Middle Eastern snacking seriously. Popular at hip bakery/café Zaatar is the decidedly modern signature snack “Zoccacia” — a giant toasted sandwich filled with soujok (Turkish spiced sausage), haloumi, kofte or bastourma (air-dried beef). Zaatar is high on the list of recommendations from Ely Makool, a member of the Lebanese family behind another Melbourne success story. The Makools took over the then-unremarkable Oasis Bakery in Murrumbeena in the ’90s and turned it into a suburban powerhouse with a café pumping out fresh pastries and Lebanese pizza, and shelves lined with

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Pho noodle soup from Pho Nom, Middle Eastern ‘pizza’ by Zaatar, Pho Nom and Annam founder Jerry Mai.

If you want to eat, you have to get in the kitchen

around 4000 different grocery items, from spices to Marwa Makool’s cookbook, Yallateef. “The bakery is our heritage,” says Ely. “Once, our customer base was purely Middle Eastern but it’s now grown to include pretty much anyone. It’s been really interesting to watch.”

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The Vietnamese have a saying: If you want to eat, you have to get in the kitchen and cook. It was something chef Jerry Mai took to heart, teaching herself from a young age how to make simple things such as stir-fries and fried rice. Perhaps it was the legacy of her parents, Vietnamese refugees who started a café in their Thai refugee camp when Jerry was an infant. When the family arrived in Brisbane in the early 1980s though, authentic Vietnamese ingredients were hard to come by. “If we wanted green mango I had to climb up a tree. There was tamarind growing along the Brisbane River so I’d clamber around there,” Jerry says. She trained under luminaries such as David Thompson and today owns Melbourne’s two popular Pho Nom hawker food shops and the recently opened modVietnamese restaurant Annam, all in the CBD. “Things are so much different now, produce is grown in north Queensland, we don’t have to import things.” Jerry found herself between two worlds in Australia. On arriving in Melbourne during her late high school years, Melbourne’s so-called “Little Saigons” in Springvale, Footscray and Richmond were full of people eating banh mi, but few non-Vietnamese would have been able to identify by name the baguette traditionally filled with pork and paté. These days, with Annam joining the likes of the envelopepushing Anchovy in Richmond and the “cheeky Chinese” of Lee Ho Fook in the CBD – “both doing really great things, modernising their food”, says Jerry – it’s a different landscape. “People have a 100 per cent better understanding now of Vietnamese food, and Asian food in general.”

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Indian fine dining at Tonka in CBD Melbourne. BELOW: The iconic Glick’s bakery.

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INDIAN Butter chicken. Rogan josh. Vindaloo. The Indian canon has been taken up by a string of suburban restaurants, most offering an identikit menu of quasi-Indian favourites. Melburnians love Indian food but have only scratched the surface of the subcontinent’s incredible and varied cuisine. The Gandhi family has been at the forefront of introducing the full glorious spectrum of Indian dining. It opened Bombay By Night, the city’s first “proper”

Indian restaurant, in 1999 with the then-revolutionary concept of Indian food steeped in excellent produce and quite at home with linen tablecloths. The family sold in 2015, when the second-gen Indian food scene was gearing up, with places such as modern-Indian CBD venue Tonka and street food-centric Babu Ji (St Kilda) and Horn Please (Fitzroy North) pushing the subcontinental envelope. But the Gandhis – son Ravnish and parents Jaspal and Arvind – are back with St Kilda’s smart Café Southall. Here, the days of Bombay By Night are being reprised with a menu both recognisable and mysterious. The “naan Roquefort” marries traditional flatbread with French blue cheese, crumbed paneer, ginger, roasted walnuts and a sticky red-chilli glaze. You’ll also find keema, minced lamb with dark-roasted spices, as a late-night booze-sopper. Ravnish says Melbourne’s Indian scene is 15 years behind London or New York. “We still want to push the boundaries … but ultimately it’s about creating tasty food. All in good time.”

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The Glick’s story is legend in Melbourne. Polish-born holocaust survivor Mendel Glick migrated to Australia in 1948 and began the now seven-strong chain of Glick’s bakeries with a small shop on Caulfield’s Kooyong Road in the 1960s. These days the area is known as Melbourne’s bagel belt, but authentic bagels weren’t to be found in Melbourne until Mr Glick, who died last year aged 92, revived an old European recipe and began his empire. His daughter Pauline Levitan, the manager at Glick’s Balaclava (she’s one of nine children, five of whom work in the family business), has lost track of how many bagels the bakery sells daily. She estimates about 2000, along with countless challah and sourdough loaves, and popularity is growing. Jewish deli culture is trending across the globe, and Glick’s keeps pace through social media and the creation of new products such as the “everything” bagel, encrusted with seeds and onion. “We got inspiration from New York for that one,” Pauline says. The inner south-east is Melbourne’s Jewish epicentre, with St Kilda’s Acland Street a hotspot for traditional Eastern European cake shops. A handful of historic patisseries still operate, such as Europa Cake Shop with its faultless baked cheesecakes and Le Bon Continental Cake Shop with its delectable almond tarts. But to see where the next generation is taking things, try nouveau Elsternwick café Penta, where the housemade beetroot bagels, filled with cured salmon, egg and watercress salad, make your breakfast positively blush.

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Souvlaki isn’t just souvlaki. It might sound odd for the city with the biggest Greek population outside of Greece, but Melbourne has only recently discovered the pork souvlaki thanks to pioneers such as John Ghionis. “Pork is the way it’s done in Greece – you’d be really hard pressed to find lamb anywhere,” John says. He’s the owner of Fairfield’s Spitaki, where the charcoal spit is anointed with only pork and chicken. “Australia’s got this idea that it’s lamb, but that’s not the truth. And in Greece you do put a few chips inside the souvlaki, too.” The Greeks were one of the most enthusiastic nationalities seizing the opportunity to immigrate after WWII. Oakleigh in Melbourne’s south-east remains one of the preferred suburbs, as does Brunswick, where souvlaki shops are never hard to find. John has witnessed the growing affection for Greek food first-hand. While the likes of George Calombaris, of Press Club, Hellenic Republic and MasterChef fame, have become the public face of renewed Greek culinary pride, John is a big believer in keeping

things simple – as expressed in Spitaki’s slogan, #NoMalakies, which translates (loosely) as “no bullshit”. “It’s just good Greek food. Our recipe for the chips is, we cut the chips and when the oil is hot we cook the chips, then we salt the chips.” And maybe the Melbourne

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souva has, in fact, surpassed those in Greece. “I go back to Greece and they’re doing their meat on gas, not charcoal, and using frozen chips, not hand cut,” he says. “I have someone in my shop, handcutting potatoes all day, every day.”

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n a back alley in Brunswick, a grown man is behaving like a kid. Dean Sunshine should be running his family textiles business. Instead, the lithe, curly-headed 50-year-old is darting about the bluestone lane behind his factory, enthusiastically pointing out walls filled with colourful artworks. It’s an awesome, open-air gallery, he says, that costs nothing and is in a constant state of flux. Welcome to Dean’s addiction: the ephemeral, secretive, challenging, and sometimes confronting world of Melbourne street art and graffiti. Over the past 10 years, Dean has taken more than 25,000 photographs and produced two books (Land of Sunshine and Street Art Now) documenting the work of artists who operate in a space that ranges from a legal grey area to a downright illegal one. “I can’t drive along a street without looking sideways down a lane to see if there’s something new there,” he says. “And it doesn’t always have to be about a beautiful mural that’s painted, it can be the smallest little thing. I saw something hand-written with chalk on a wall the other day. It said, ‘We can’t believe that they used to eat animals. Signed, Future Generation.’ Genius!” For a complex set of reasons, street art has flourished in Melbourne over the past 20 years, to the point where its tourist drawcard has forced local governments to not only tolerate, but also embrace, certain aspects of it. These days councils, including the City of Melbourne, make a distinction between acceptable street art (artistic works done with the permission of building owners) and illegal graffiti (any writing or images carried out without proper permission). As a movement, street art is entering the mainstream. The latest book to celebrate the scene is by Melbourne

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artist, author and educator, Lou Chamberlin. Burn City: Melbourne’s Painted Streets presents a mind-boggling diversity of artistic expression, from elaborate, letter-based aerosol “pieces” to stencils, portraits, “paste-ups” (paper works glued to the wall), sculptures, yarn-based works, stickers and even dioramas. “There is so much happening that the hubs, such as Hosier Lane, Stevenson Lane and Presgrave Place, are so short of space that the art work is layered,” Lou says. “Something you see one week can be replaced or covered by something new the next. It’s this constant change and development that I think keeps the scene in Melbourne so alive and energetic.” One of the first people to document Melbourne’s graffiti was photographer Rennie Ellis. In three books – Australian Graffiti (1975), Australian Graffiti Revisited (1979) and The All New Australian Graffiti (1985) – Rennie captured many of the cheeky, sardonic and protest comment he found on Melbourne walls, such as “NO STANDING, ONLY DANCING.” In 1984, American artist Keith Haring put the spotlight

It’s an awesome, open-air gallery, he says, that costs nothing and is in a constant state of flux

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CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Heesco and Dule Style works in Hosier Lane, Adnate’s Hosier Lane wall, Brim Silo on the Silo Art Trail, the Sheep Hills silo in the making, Art by Vexta and Elle in Collingwood.

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on street art when he painted several murals in Melbourne, including an iconic wall that survives today at the former Collingwood Technical College. Meanwhile, young, mostly male, graffiti “writers” made their illegal marks on trains and train lines around Melbourne. And, thanks to the city’s topography (easily accessed with plenty of lanes tucked away from prying eyes), not to mention its rich artistic scene, street art began to rapidly evolve. According to the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) senior curator of Australian Art, David Hurlston, Melbourne artists were influenced in those pre-internet years by the graffitied Brooklyn streets and subways they saw on music television (MTV) and films, such as Beat Street (1984). “But because Melbourne was isolated in the sense that it didn’t have that direct connection, it developed what became a very interesting, independent style,” David says. “It was clearly influenced by New York, but that’s what makes it so unique.” By the early 2000s stencil art emerged as a genre above all others. These clever, often provocative images cut into card and then painted onto surfaces earned Melbourne

an international reputation, bringing artists and admirers from near and far. British street artist Banksy famously left several stencilled deep-sea divers and parachuting rats around the city in 2003. Local artists continued to test boundaries with police, producing more elaborate works in bolder, more publicly visible places. “It was exciting,” says Berlin-born art curator Jan Dirk Mittmann, who ran the Melbourne Stencil Festival from 2004 to 2008. “Stencils were popping up like mushrooms in various lanes and back streets around Melbourne. But it was also very underground.” Then, in 2005 authors Carl Nyman and Jake Smallman made the reputation official with their book on the scene – Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne. Of course, the Melbourne street-art scene hasn’t stayed still. Today, private building owners and councils including Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra regularly commission works; street-art agency Juddy Roller has brought the movement to regional Victoria through the Silo Art Trail and the Benalla Street Art Wall To Wall Festival; and, while Melbourne street artists such as Rone, Adnate, Lushsux and Smug may not be household names yet, their combined 560,000 Instagram followers suggest that interest is building. Geelong-born Rone moved to Melbourne in 2001 and experimented with stencils, paste-ups and hand-drawn posters before finding his rhythm with large-scale, freehandpainted portraits of female faces. In 2014 he painted several large murals inside the NGV for a Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and now regularly flies around the world for commissions, where he has noticed many cities attempting to emulate Melbourne’s look. “It feels very staged,” he says of those overseas cities. “Melbourne has grown organically so it’s

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CLOCKWISE: A recent project from Rone, Blender Studios street-art tours, collectors SANDREW.

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palpable, it’s audible. Behind a graffitied wooden hoarding, nail guns and electric saws thump and whine away, building the latest outlet for streetwear retailer, Culture Kings. As well as DJs and a barber, Dan says a basketball court is planned. “But does everybody get to play basketball? Do these guys get to come in and play basketball?” he gestures to a couple of scruffy looking homeless guys. “Or is it just about commodifying the culture and selling it to the tourists that come through?” Later, Dan has us trawling through a few lesser-known laneways, eyes peeled for the tell-tale signs of particular artists: the concrete sculpted wine casks and firearms of Will Coles; the geometric-line drawings of Sunfigo; and yes, even a parachuting rat or two from Banksy. Soon I begin to see art almost everywhere I look. Maybe, I think, this is how the addiction starts.

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Reading list • Street Art Now Dean Sunshine, $50, deansunshine.com • Burn City: Melbourne’s Painted Streets Lou Chamberlin, $29.99, hardiegrantgift.com.au • Street Art In Melbourne Free map, whatson. melbourne.vic.gov.au • Melbourne Street Art Guide Ewan McEoin and Din Heagney, $29.99, thamesandhudson australia.com

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more of a wild jungle of art compared to this finished exhibition feeling.” Art collectors are getting on board, too. Melbourne-based couple Andrew King and Sandra Powell sold an impressive collection by artists including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Brett Whiteley to make room after stumbling across books on Banksy and French street artist Blek le Rat on a 2008 visit to London. “At that moment I just realised the audacity and the derring-do and the incisiveness of the social commentary,” Andrew says. “I bought the books and that was it.” Today, the pair, known as Sandrew, has amassed more than 2000 works of street art, including Australia’s largest Banksy collection. It’s Tuesday, just after lunch, and we are standing in what our guide Dan, himself a street artist from Docklands’ Blender Studios, calls “the kiddie pool”: Rutledge Lane, a U-shaped, dumpster-lined alley that runs off the city’s most famous graffiti spot, Hosier Lane. It’s where many graffiti artists make their start and the walls have become so heavily adorned over the years that in places you can peel off layers of paint as thick as your finger. Dan, who uses found objects to create clever sculptures under the name Junky Projects, is taking us on a street-art tour of the city. Our group, which includes a Singaporean family of three, a Dutch 20-something, a young guy from Brisbane and two Kiwis, are here because of Melbourne’s international street art reputation. Back in Hosier Lane, we stand aside while a troop of uniformed primary school children streams past; the lane is otherwise thick with camera-wielding tourists jostling for prime position in front of the art. The tension here between unsanctioned and sanctioned art, free self-expression versus gentrification is not only

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Queen Victoria Market’s (QVM) Night Market, Zoo Twilights, Siglo bar, sangria at QVM, the Australian Open, St Kilda Twilight Market, drinks at QVM, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Lido’s rooftop cinema. CENTRE: St Kilda’s Stokehouse.

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MELBOURNE’S CAREFULLY CULTIVATED CULTURAL CALENDAR CONTINUES INTO SUMMER WITH AL FRESCO LIVE MUSIC, CINEMA AND ARTS

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On warm evenings, open-air cinemas sprout across Melbourne. Belgrave’s Art Deco Cameo Cinemas runs summer screenings, including dog-friendly evenings, while sister cinema Lido airs flicks at its Hawthorn rooftop. The Moonlight Cinema also returns to the verdant Royal Botanical Gardens, where the now-nationwide event first started in 1995. Festival season is also in full swing. So Frenchy so Chic returns to the grand Werribee Mansion on 14 January, delivering cult French acts and a wealth of cheese, charcuterie and Champagne. Zoo Twilights at the Melbourne Zoo kicks off on 26 January, with artists such as Cut Copy, Ben Folds and Grizzly Bear competing with the lions’ twilight serenade. And Melbourne’s premier celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture rolls back into town. Along with the free opening Carnival in Alexandra Gardens on 14 January and the St Kilda Pride March on 28 January, Midsumma delivers a vibrant selection of theatre, live music, exhibitions and parties.

GAME, SET IF THERE’S ONE THING MELBOURNE PRIDES ITSELF ON AS MUCH AS ITS CULTURE, IT’S SPORT As the only city in the world with five internationalstandard sporting facilities on the CBD fringes, summer brings out Melbourne’s competitive side. For a fortnight every January, you can almost hear the twang of ball meeting racket from Melbourne Park as Australian Open fever grips the city. In between sets, relax in the Coopers beer garden or lunch in the Nobu and Rockpool pop-ups. Ground passes (from $49) represent good value for money, with the chance to see the greats in an early round or out on the training courts. The jewel in Melbourne’s sporting crown is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, known fondly as the ’G. Catch a game of cricket on the hallowed turf trodden by giants of the game such as ‘the Don’ (Donald Bradman) and ‘Warnie’ (Shane Warne). Throughout January, the ’G hosts everything from Big-Bash matches to one-day internationals. For your own moment of glory on the turf, try a game of barefoot bowls. Brunswick Bowling Club is one of Melbourne’s oldest, with a friendly vibe, barbecues and stubbies at ’70s prices. Fitzroy Bowling Club has 10 barefoot bowling greens, while the bowls club in the CBD’s Flagstaff Gardens will let you play into the evening.

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courtesy of the Melbourne Bike Share program and explore the Yarra River Trail east from the CBD along a scenic path overhung by bushland. On summer weekends, detour and catch the punt out to Herring Island, a peaceful oasis in the Yarra. Further on, the charming Collingwood Children’s Farm and heritage Abbotsford Convent are tucked into the crook of the river. Further still, the bucolic Fairfield Park Boathouse is the perfect excuse to demount and revive with Devonshire tea. To get back in the water, venture a bit further out to Warrandyte, where Pound Bend Tunnel creates a man-made spa in the Yarra. Nearby, Laughing Waters is an even more secluded swimming spot. Chill your drinks in the cool water while you swim.

ALL AFLOAT MELBOURNE’S WATERWAYS MIGHT NOT HAVE THE ROCK-STAR GOOD LOOKS OF BONDI, BUT THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF FUN TO BE HAD BY THE WATER What’s an Aussie summer without fish ‘n’ chips on the beach? The Cerberus Beach House kiosk in Half Moon Bay does a roaring trade with salty beachgoers, and is just around the corner from Black Rock – one of Melbourne’s prettiest beaches. To make a night of it, head to the reborn Stokehouse for sunset cocktails, oysters and the best views of booming St Kilda beach. City slickers can still keep their cool in inner-city baths. Don your best togs and bask on the concrete steps beside Fitzroy Pool, or claim a spot of lawn beside Prahran Pool for Sunday DJ sessions from 21 January. For a day by the water without the crowds, follow the lazy loops of the Yarra River. Cyclists can grab a ride

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In hot weather, Melburnians head upwards to their favourite rooftops. From the DJs and open-air cinema at Rooftop Bar, to sophisticated cigar bar Siglo and tucked away Bomba Rooftop, it pays to look up. Locals will also be quick to nominate a preferred beer garden. Pooches are welcome at Carlton’s Great Northern, which also offers a serious craft beer list. Southside in Prahran, the College Lawn is a popular spot for a spritz and people watching. And in the city, the Garden State Hotel conceals an airy internal beer garden split over two levels. There’s no reason to head indoors either when it comes time to dine. Find Melbourne’s favourite food trucks Friday to Sunday at the 3000sqm Food Truck Park in Preston. Out west, the new Ascot Lot transforms a car park into a weekend streeteats smorgasbord. For a lazy day in the great outdoors, pack a picnic. South of the CBD, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens are a popular spot, as is Edinburgh Gardens in the north and Williamstown Botanic Gardens in the west. Hit up one of Melbourne’s markets and stock up the hamper. Come evening, many of these markets are transformed. The Queen Victoria Market’s summer Night Market is back on Wednesdays for its 20th year, with an even bigger array of street food and stalls. South Melbourne Night Markets marks 10 years with live entertainment, delicious eats and great shopping every Thursday. Also on Thursdays, designers, artists and food trucks set up in O’Donnell Gardens for the laid-back St Kilda Twilight Market.

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WINTER IS Japan comes alive to the cold as locals and tourists celebrate its natural beauty and seasonal traditions WORDS BEN GROUNDWATER

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until spring flowers poke through the cover of snow, in Japan, no one hunkers. They celebrate. They thrive. Winter in Japan is about quirky local festivals, seasonal dishes and nationwide celebrations. It’s about welcoming in the new year with ancient traditions and modern festivities. In short, winter in Japan is about embracing the season for what it is, and enjoying everything it has to offer. The most obvious winter offerings, for foreign visitors at least, are the nation’s snow-covered mountains. The ski resorts of Hokkaido

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y the time the first snow falls, it’s already begun. Winter is here. The fat, cottony flakes merely confirm what everyone in Japan has known for weeks: the seasons are changing, the culture is changing and everything from restaurant menus to the clothes people are wearing and activities they indulge in have begun to adapt to the cold weather. Nothing stops in winter in Japan. Nothing slows down. While in some countries the colder months are a time to hibernate, to hunker in front of a fire and refuse to emerge

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Powder hounds

TOP TO BOTTOM: Hitting the slopes in Appi Kogen, a happy monkey at Jigokudani, Niseko in the snow.

The lift passes are cheap, and the people are friendly

bath. This style of onsen, usually set high in the mountains and open to the elements, provides the chance for bathers to indulge in that most spectacular of winter experiences: soaking in a steaming hot pool while snow falls on a natural wonderland. Many of Japan’s best rotenburo can be found in the high country, such as Kita, an historic area just near Tokyo, and at Dogashima Onsen in the Shizuoka area. Jigokudani is an onsen area popular not just with humans, but also a slightly cuter clientele: snow monkeys. These macaques gather at the hot springs near the city of Nagano to stay warm in the thermal waters and have become one of the country’s most photographed attractions. Even in Japan’s bustling metropolises – in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo far away from the mountainside rotenburos – onsens are a popular winter attraction. The urban bathhouses might not have the same charm as their rural

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and Honshu, the country’s two largest islands, receive almost unbelievable amounts of snow each season. Metre upon metre of it blankets the mountains and valleys along Japan’s raised spine. Mountain towns such as Niseko on Hokkaido, and Hakuba on Honshu, are as popular with visiting Australian skiers and snowboarders as they are with locals. These mountains are perfectly suited to families, beginners and hardcore powder hounds. You might not find terrain that’s as steep as in Europe or North America, but with up to 14 metres of snow falling in some areas each season, there’s no shortage of thigh-high powder. The atmosphere in Niseko and Hakuba, as well as in smaller resorts such as of Kamui Ski Links and Sahoro in Hokkaido, and Appi Kogen and Geto Kogen on Honshu, is laidback. Local farmers do out-of-season work as lift operators, and resort restaurants serve simple, hearty fare such as ramen noodles and katsu curry. The lift passes are cheap, and the people are friendly. What’s not to love? In Japan, however, skiing isn’t the only mountain-based obsession. There’s also a notinsignificant passion for onsens. The hot-spring baths and thermal pools are popular year-round for bathing and relaxing, but really come into their own in the colder months. This is when locals make a pilgrimage to their favourite rotenburo, or open-air

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counterparts, but they still offer the chance to escape the cold while soaking in mineral-rich water and to emerge, hours later, cleansed and warmed to the core. Winter in Japan doesn’t halt the onslaught of pedestrians and commuters either – in fact, the skies in Tokyo are generally at their clearest in winter, with crisp, sunny days that draw people outdoors. You’ll see locals everywhere in the colder months, rugged up in puffer jackets and stylish boots to ensure the elements don’t infringe on their way of life. Japan’s bustling urban hubs stay open too – the shops, the bars, the gaming arcades, the manga stores, the cafés, the teahouses, the restaurants – they just adjust to the cold. Doors stay closed to keep warm air inside.

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Drinkers sip hot sake in izakayas. Diners feast on warming winter foods, in particular nabe, the Japanese-style hotpot with hearty root vegetables and shabu-shabu, a dish of thinly sliced beef and seasonal veggies. It’s also crab season. The cold seas off the northern island of Hokkaido are harvested of their hard-shelled bounty and chefs across the country prepare specialty dishes. You’ll find the likes of crab sushi, crab tempura, grilled crab, and even crab nabe on menus, particularly in Sapporo in the north and central metropolis Osaka, a city famous for its crustacean-based cuisine. Sport continues in winter too: basketball, ice hockey and sumowrestling meets are widespread in January and February. And some of Japan’s most popular and important festivals take place in

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The blooming of the plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin shrine in Tokyo. LEFT: Toka Ebisu Festival.

One season has ended, and another has begun. Spring is here during late February and March. The Japanese traditionally dress in their finest kimonos and gowns to view the blooms and mark an important moment on the calendar. One season has ended, and another has begun. Spring is here.

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the colder months. The Sapporo Snow Festival, a celebration of the skill of sculptors who work only with snow and ice, receives more than two million visitors each year. The Toka Ebisu Festival in Osaka attracts more than a million people who come to pray for success in business at a shrine in the middle of the city. The old capital of Nara also hosts Wakakusa Yamayaki, a January festival in which the grass on the hillside of Mount Wakakusa is set alight, and the Omizutori festival, a series of traditional rituals designed to welcome the beginning of spring. In nearby Kyoto, young archers test their skills at the traditional Omato Taikai festival, while in the Miyagi prefecture just north of Tokyo, men in straw costumes with heavily painted faces throw buckets of water on houses to protect them from fire as part of a festival called Yonekawa Mizukaburi. The season ends, fittingly, with a final tradition: Ume Matsuri, the viewing of the plum blossoms, beautiful white flowers that unfold from plumtree branches across the country

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Why a getaway to New Zealand’s Taranaki region should be on everyone’s bucket list WORDS ALICE GALLETLY

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New Plymouth

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red, 48-metre kinetic sculpture, by New Zealand-born filmmaker and sculptor Len Lye, was designed to bend and wave in the breeze, and today it’s leaning like a drunken sailor out to sea. Heading east, we pass joggers, cyclists, skaters and an elderly man on a mobility scooter. Occasionally, heavy waves crash against the sea wall, throwing plumes of sea spray onto the path. The plan was to reach the walk’s eastern end, but after just 2km we’re brought to a sudden halt. In a reserve opposite the beach, some genius has set up a caravan selling French pastries, coffee and beer, surrounded by beanbags and deck chairs. Abandon the walk in favour of a cheeky pilsner? It’s Friday afternoon; it would be rude not to. The great thing about doing the coastal walkway (even just part of it) early on is that you can use it to justify overeating all weekend. New Plymouth is home to some seriously good restaurants, and I don’t just mean “good for the provinces”.

CLOCKWISE FROM MAIN: the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, the Social Kitchen, Monica’s Eatery, the Len Lye Wind Wand on the Coastal Walkway.

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hen I first float the idea of spending a weekend in New Plymouth, my partner looks at me as though I’ve proposed we get matching butterfly tattoos. “New Plymouth? Isn’t that just a place you drive through on the way to somewhere else?” he asks. “No, that’s another place starting with P.” Even with the correct location established, he isn’t immediately convinced. New Plymouth is New Zealand’s 11th largest city (or its fifth smallest), located in the relatively isolated Taranaki region. If the North Island is shaped like a stingray, New Plymouth clings to its western wing, flanked by the windwhipped Tasman sea and rolling dairy farms. Picturesque, yes. But, as weekend getaways go, a remote city in provincial New Zealand isn’t at the top of his bucket list. Thankfully, I’ve got backup. In its Best in Travel 2017, Lonely Planet named Taranaki the second-best region in the world to visit, second only to Choquequirao in Peru. The ‘Naki was extolled for its dramatic natural scenery and thriving arts scene. Among its riches: epic surf beaches, a world-class art gallery, and a volcano so picture-perfect it once played Mt Fuji in a Tom Cruise film. We arrive on a Friday afternoon, and find the city bathed in spring sunshine. The sea air beckons, so we head towards the famous New Plymouth Coastal Walkway. This expansive 12km promenade hugs the shoreline from Port Taranaki in the west to the town of Bell Block in the east and meanders past black-sand beaches, art installations, farmland and parks – with plenty of zen spots to sit and gaze out to sea along the way. We start near the centre of town, at the Len Lye Wind Wand. This

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Dinner that night is at Social Kitchen, a hip bistro serving killer cocktails and share plates under the watchful eyes of taxidermied animals. We split a gigantic Spanish sausage cooked in a Mibrasa (charcoal oven) with chimichurri, gooey cauliflower cheese and fennel salad. Every seat in the place is filled and the room swells with cheery conversation. Another of New Plymouth’s best is Monica’s Eatery, where we head for a late, lazy brunch the next morning. It’s a light-filled space decorated with hanging plants, natural wood and powder-blue leather seats. There’s something for everyone: chia coconut pudding and green smoothies for the virtuous, pancakes and mimosas for people like me.

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Adjacent to Monica’s is New Plymouth’s shiniest attraction, The Len Lye Centre at the GovettBrewster Art Gallery. You don’t have to know much about art to be wowed by the building, encased in shimmering waves of stainless steel. The whole building is playful and vaguely futuristic – a fitting temple for the visionary artist to whom the gallery is dedicated. During a guided tour, the gallery’s head of communications Kelly Loney says that when the Govett-Brewster opened in the ’70s as New Zealand’s first contemporary art gallery, not everyone could see its value. “It was all oil and gas around here back then, and some of the locals freaked out. But for people interested in art who have grown up with the gallery, this place has been like their church.” Len Lye bequeathed his entire collection to what he termed “the swingiest art gallery in the Antipodes” shortly before his death in 1980. Thirty-five years and $11.5 million later, the Len Lye Centre was unveiled, featuring an everchanging selection of his works, alongside exhibitions by like-

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Urban oasis CLOCKWISE: Pukekura Park, the King and Queen Hotel, doughnuts from The Public Catering Company.

White) a cocktail bar-slash-Japanese restaurant (Snug Lounge) and The Public Catering Company, where I can attest to the deliciousness of the doughnuts. For the city’s best flat white, Ozone Coffee Roasters is just around the corner. Before we fly back to Auckland, there’s time to tick off one more thing. If we hadn’t been waylaid on the coastal walkway, we would have reached the award-winning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge. Spanning the Waiwhakaiho River, the 70-metre footbridge is said to represent the relationship between land, sea and wind, and to resemble either a whale skeleton or a breaking wave. Either way, it’s a work of art.

We reach the bridge on bikes from the hotel, somewhat battered from pedalling into a headwind. From its northern end the bridge perfectly frames Mount Taranaki, creating the ultimate photo opportunity. Unfortunately, we find the mountain veiled by a stubborn crown of cloud, and our selfies turn out less than spectacular. “Never mind,” I say. “We’ll be back again soon.” Maybe in late summer, when we can sunbathe on the black-sand beaches and swim in the wild ocean, or at Easter for a hike in Egmont National Park. Whenever we return to, I know that next time it’ll be an easy sell.

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minded artists. We stand transfixed in front of Lye’s Universe – a largescale masterpiece of noisy, rolling steel – but my favourite pieces are his psychedelic, hand-drawn films. As someone who’s been known to suffer the odd bout of gallery fatigue, I’m pleased when we emerge from the Govett-Brewster feeling energised. After a quick change, we take the 10-minute stroll to Pukekura Park, an expansive oasis of native bush, sprawling lawns, lakes and exotic gardens in the heart of the city. New Plymouth hosts two major events each year, and both are held here. On summer nights (Dec-Feb), the TSB Festival of Lights illuminates the park. Then in March, the three-day WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) attracts some 12,000 punters and around 50 acts from the world over. Even when nothing’s on, this idyllic park is worth a visit. We meander around lakes dotted with ducklings, past historic native trees and blossoming rhododendrons. Somehow, we miss the fernery and the orchid collection but do make it to a little zoo, where enclosures of monkeys, birds and farm animals are set around a playground full of picnicking families. At the Tea House we hoover plum and crème fraîche ice-cream cones and admire Mount Taranaki across the lake. Our home for the weekend is King and Queen Hotel Suites, a chic boutique hotel in the fashionable West End Precinct. The area is centred around the historic White Hart Hotel, a majestic Victorian building that housed the town’s oldest (and most notorious) public bar. After decades of neglect, a clever makeover has transformed the site into a hub of upmarket eateries and retail stores. Among them: a craft-beer bar and pizzeria (Ms

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by Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine. Then it’s time for East End bar crawling – Mother Vine for fine wines, into the basement of Iberia for sherries, NOLA for a taste of New Orleans-style grazing food and whiskeys, specialist rum bar The William Bligh, or East End Cellars’ new expanded bar area, The Baily Room, for a snapshot of South Australia’s most exciting new wines.

Barossa bound The first day of road racing on 16 January takes the riders 145km, from Port Adelaide to Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley. Famous for its wine, the Barossa has an enticing array of tasting experiences to investigate, with new winery cellar doors at Elderton in Nuriootpa, the restored 1850s vineyard cottage of David Franz Wines, and a historic stone shed in Tanunda shared

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n a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in January, a beach feast of King George Whiting teamed with chilled glasses of fiano from nearby McLaren Vale sets the perfect celebratory mood. Your car is parked on pure white sand at Aldinga Beach on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, and now you turn to watch 130 of the world’s elite cyclists flash past on the adjacent coast road. Such an unlikely grandstand view has made the Tour Down Under, Adelaide’s annual leg of the UCI World Tour, one of the world’s most popular cycling festivals. About 43,000 visitors come streaming into Adelaide for the tour, many bringing their own bikes to follow the riders each day, as about 840,000 spectators line the 800km route throughout the week. The 20th edition of the Tour Down Under, from 14 to 21 January, will pass through 81 metropolitan and regional towns, but the flavour of the event is established on the opening night, when a onehour criterium race around the city shows off Adelaide’s East End at twilight. It sets the right mood for visitors to indulge in the hectic bar and bistro scene that, in recent years, has transformed Adelaide’s nightlife. Try the exotic flavour of Africola, where chef Duncan Welgemoed blends his punk attitude with fine skill for an innovative take on modern African cuisine. Bistro Blackwood is the stylish eatery opened last year by chef Jock Zonfrillo, situated below his native cuisine fine-diner Orana, which was named 2017 Australian Restaurant of the Year

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by Michael Hall Wines and John Hughes’ Rieslingfreak label. It’s not all about wine. Cherie Hausler, purveyor of Scullery Made Teas, has converted the former Angaston Fire Station into the cute Brigade teahouse and homewares shop. The Stillery at Nuriootpa has Barossa Distilling Company presenting its gins in comparative tasting flights, while serious coffee roaster Damien Mulholland has

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his Bean Addiction factory outlet located in the same Provenance Barossa building. If you need a bite along the route, Maggie Beer’s Pheasant Farm has transformed its function room into The Farm Eatery & Experience Centre, a chic casual bistro that also hosts hands-on cooking classes and gin-making workshops. Touring between these sites can be done by bicycle, along the

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paved 40km Barossa Trail between Lyndoch and Nuriootpa. Bikes can be hired from Barossa Cycle Hub in Tanunda, which also has shower facilities. Lyndoch’s main street will host the race finish, with the adjacent village green presenting a food and wine fair with local wineries and food providers. But distinctive local produce can be enjoyed every day from outstanding butcher Lyndoch Valley Fine Foods, in the traditional German breads and pastries from Lyndoch Bakery, or from the Barossa Farmers Market held in the Vintner’s Sheds at Angaston every Saturday morning.

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The verdant route from suburban Unley to Stirling for Stage 2 of racing on 17 January winds 148km through the picturesque Adelaide Hills, a burgeoning gastronomic hotspot ripe with exciting new producers. Visit a selection of farm gates for exquisite tastes, from Udder Delights cheeses and Harris smoked salmon in Hahndorf, to cured meats from Skara Smallgoods. Many pubs through the Adelaide Hills have enjoyed extensive recent refurbishment and introduced chic contemporary menus and drinks lists, most notably at the Uraidla Hotel, Crafers Hotel, Stanley Bridge Tavern and Stirling Hotel. The cool crowd gravitate to the enigmatic Lost in a Forest, a wine bar and pizza lounge installed in a former church at Uraidla, and The Summertown Aristologist, with its focus on locally farmed ingredients and low-sulphur wines. There are also great bars to consider, including Prancing Pony craft brewery, awarded supreme

Stage 3 of the race on 18 January heads south from the beach suburb of Glenelg and flanks the Fleurieu Peninsula coast for 146km to the southern coastal holiday town of Victor Harbor. Plan a lazy afternoon on the sandy shore, taking in a leisurely stroll along the Victor Harbor boardwalk to Granite Island (home to colonies of Little Penguins) – or engage in the more thrilling new activity of swimming with tuna. Oceanic Victor has created a netted enclosure with an observation pontoon to observe and feed the fish, or don a wetsuit and snorkel before jumping in to experience tuna darting past at speeds of up to 75km/h.

champion at the 2017 International Beer Challenge in London for its India Red Ale, and Ochre Nation, a former fruit-packing shed in Gumeracha that combines tasting rooms for Unico Zelo wines and Applewood Distillery, famed for its gin made with native Australian ingredients. If one day doesn’t do the area justice, the 128km stage 4, leaving from the Parade in Norwood (19 January), will also take you back into the hills.

From farmers’ market to mountain top The penultimate day of the tour takes in the Fleurieu Peninsula’s idyllic beaches and vineyards, with the ultimate riders’ test being two climbs up the steep Willunga Hill for a daunting finish. Crowds that

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concert has wound down, a serious bout of sunset partying beckons. The city’s latest cherished hotspots are a new generation of rooftop bars that offer dazzling skyline views. 2KW Bar and Restaurant, on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace, overlooks the parklands that ring the city, and beyond to the ocean. Sip Champagne among the stone gargoyles on the deck of the Hennessy Lounge on the Mayfair Hotel’s top floor or, for a casual vibe, try The Gallery in Waymouth Street with its impressive plant

wall. Finish the night on the small rooftop patios at Proof wine bar and Florana, atop Kaffana Restaurant in Gilbert Place. The Tour will be over, but Adelaide loves to stay up late to play all through summer. tourdownunder.com.au

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frame the narrow road to cheer the riders are often fortified by picnic supplies procured from the famed Willunga Farmers Market – South Australia’s first farmers’ market, which began in 2002, and features more than 80 pop-up vendors every Saturday morning. Best buys include Willunga almonds, Nangkita olive oil and plump table olives from Coriole, luscious Persian feta from Woodside Cheese Wrights, venison pies from Bull Creek Bakery’s wood oven, pate and rillettes from Little Acre Foods and Ben Heath’s Najobe Beef and Rascal Jack Pork smallgoods. Other local favourites to track down are Andy Clappis’ fresh breads from the Minko Wines Cellar Door in Willunga’s High Street, and sweet treats from Wendy Ashwin’s cute Four Winds Chocolate shop just across the road.

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t’s a sunny November morning in Phuket, but Narissa Phokabutr and her friends look gloomy as they gaze out at the gentle tide rolling towards them on pristine Surin Beach. The busy winter dry season is just starting, and tourists are trickling in from all over the world in search of Phuket’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery and superb scuba diving and snorkeling. For this eclectic group, however, early November marks the sad end of surfing season. Most of these women – known informally as the Phuket Surfer Girls – are Thai natives like Narissa, but a few are expats from far-away places like Australia, Russia, Norway and the US, and range in age from bubbly teenagers to women with busy jobs and grown children. Despite these differences, they are bonded by a shared love of surfing and the camaraderie derived from paddling out to sea in search of good waves. Afterwards, they chat on the sand sipping coconut shakes from nearby venders or head to Winnie Panglikit’s Surf’s Up Chill Bar near Surin, one of the best surf beaches. Others worth trying are Kata, Kalim, Kamala and Bangtao, all of which have average wave heights in the chest- to head-high range. Since most tourists visit Phuket during winter, when the ocean is a glassy oasis for swimming, the idea of surfing may seem puzzling, or even downright laughable. From early May to late October, however, south-west monsoons bring strong currents that turn Thailand’s largest island into an uncrowded, friendly and surprisingly good surfing destination with an extra bonus – no sharks! True, surfing isn’t traditionally associated with Phuket for good reason, so keep your expectations in check. The island is far from a world-class surf spot, but that means it’s both accessible and affordable if you aren’t a world-class surfer yourself. Enormous swells off other Asian tourist meccas such as Bali, for instance, attract the sport’s top performers, but scare off newbies as well as the children of understandably nervous parents. During the summer months, Phuket’s consistent and gusty onshore winds and strong-yet-manageable currents make it an ideal spot for beginners. It’s also a great

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Narissa and her friends are no beach-bunny Gidget-types on all the main Phuket beaches during low season, especially in September, the group is determined to stay supportive and noncompetitive. Australian Sam Campbell, whose husband owns Skyla’s Surf & SUP Club surfing school in Bangtao, bristles at mainstream surf brand’s advertising for women’s swimwear showing pretty

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place for sports-minded tourists to catch some waves between snorkelling excursions or boat rides to Phang Nga Bay near the calmer eastern coast, or before relaxing with a Thai massage and a cold Singha beer. “You wouldn’t come here on a surfing holiday, but you would come here on holiday and catch a few waves. It’s a great place to learn to surf,” says Rick Gamble, owner of the Saltwater Dreaming Surf n Skate Shop near Surin, which carries a wide range of boards and gear and offers group classes for as low as 600 baht ($24) per person. Surfing got off to a slow start in Phuket in the 1970s, and has only really taken off in the past six years, about when the Phuket Surfer Girls started to meet. Comprising around 20 women across the island, the group’s gathering points match the two main centres for renting surfboards; Surin or neighbouring Bangtao in northern Phuket and Kata further south. “We don’t get together too often as one big group because Phuket is so big,” says Narissa, a successful real estate agent with a young son. She discovered surfing after he was born in 2012, as a way to cope with the additional stress and responsibility of motherhood. “Being on the ocean waiting for a wave is so therapeutic. I can get away from everything else going on for a while,” she says. Narissa and her friends are no beach-bunny Gidget-types, either. They are justifiably proud of their powerful, athletic bodies and eager to be strong, active and healthy role models for a new generation of girls growing up in Phuket. While there are women-only surfing contests

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women posing on beaches rather than surfi ng strong waves like their male counterparts. “It’s about fun and fi tness, not how you look in a bikini,” she states. The group actively seeks out opportunities to introduce surfing to girls aged seven and eight in local villages like Bang Tao, a largely Muslim community populated mainly by fishing families. Sports are not widely encouraged for girls in this area, and women in general in Thailand, like many Asian countries, often try to avoid outdoor activities that might darken their skin. For a large swath of Thai society, tanned skin is associated with the manual outdoor labour performed by poor families, so light skin is favoured as being more beautiful as well as prosperous, a prejudice the Phuket Surfer Girls are trying to change. The group has one standout example of just how excellent Thailand’s surfers can get. Annissa Flynn became the world champion in the women’s division at the 2017 World Flow Boarding Tour Finals in Cancun, Mexico in November last year. While she started surfi ng with the boys nine years ago, she’s an active member of the Kata-based Phuket Surfer Girls. “The group is really good, because it’s just for fun,” says the 19-year-old, while her father, a Phuketbased Australian architect, proudly stands nearby. Only coming to Phuket in high season? You’ve still got surfi ng options. Boards are available to rent for

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books and an iPod loaded with “om” inspiration. Gwinganna marketing manager Tracy Willis says there’s no typical wellness traveller anymore – people have different demands when booking a healthy holiday. “Primary wellness travellers seek to escape and disconnect from their lifestyle; they’re open to transformation. Secondary wellness travellers are seeking to maintain elements of their healthy lifestyle while travelling for business or pleasure,” she says. Gwinganna,

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he concept of a healthy holiday is nothing new – for centuries, people have been travelling to farflung corners to “take the waters” or indulge in reviving spa treatments. Once the domain of the elite, wellness tourism has gone mainstream, and record numbers enjoy pampering and reflection on vacation. In fact, market research firm Statista projected wellness tourism to be worth more than $880 billion last year, growing at a rate almost double that of regular tourism. “We’re burnt out because of how fast life happens, and we’re looking for alternatives to feeling well,” says Monica Majors, of spa management company MSpa International, whose portfolio includes luxury hotel group Anantara. Lyndall Mitchell, founder of Aurora Spa and author of Chaos to Calm, agrees. “People understand the concept of wellness more – it’s a way of life, not just something you do now and again. People see it as having a real impact and benefit on their lives.” We’re also increasingly aware that we can take active steps to improve our health, says Sheila McCann, general manager of Thailand’s pioneering Chiva-Som retreat. “A 2016 Truth About Wellness study by McCann

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COMO Shambhala Estate. ABOVE: Fivelements Bali. BELOW: Thai Massage at Chiva-Som Retreat.

Fivelements, also in Bali, is built almost entirely from bamboo and provides the perfect setting for an extensive roster of offbeat therapies. There’s chakra balancing, to re-align your seven energy centres, and prana healing, to transfer positive energy throughout your body. You can book colonic cleansing in the morning, counselling in the afternoon and dot your days with raw vegan meals and spa treatments using organic products. Thailand has developed as a wellness hotspot, too. Chiva-Som resort in Hua Hin makes the most of its beachside location south of Bangkok, and is one of the region’s longest running retreats. “For the past 22

The glorious jungle helps to stimulate relaxation years, we have focused on understanding the individual needs of each guest, and tailoring our retreat programs to match those needs,” the resort’s naturopathic physician Dr Jason Culp says. “Our retreats are created to address key health disruptions that detract from an individual’s quality of life.”

One-off wellness You don’t have to visit a dedicated retreat to enjoy rejuvenation. A growing number of hotels are helping travellers stay well while away by hosting one-off events and offering health packages.

Anantara Hotels and Resorts has crafted a range of wellness packages for its mostly-Asian portfolio. The offerings include guided meditation, detox cuisine, personal training sessions and consultations with health practitioners. “These programs are unique in that they are optional, built for two people, and are a nice introduction to something more intensive, or just a great, healthy short break,” says MSpa’s Monica Majors. The Aman group recently introduced individual wellness immersions and group retreats across its hotels,

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strength training, spa therapy and hiking. There are also daily massages and a vegetarian menu. Bali’s spas and wellness resorts, set in blissful coastal or forest locations, make the Indonesian island one of the world’s top destinations for health-seeking travellers. Many make COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud their first stop. “The glorious jungle helps to stimulate relaxation and healing through the eyes; the plants create the purest air to breathe; the expansive skies afford the opportunity to inhale; the natural holy water spring in our gardens provides a beautiful source of fresh, mineralised water throughout the property,” spa and program manager Sally Halstead says. Personalised itineraries last for a minimum of three nights, and might include Ayurvedic spa treatments, hydrotherapy, stress-management workshops and detox diets. Yoga and pilates retreats are offered throughout the year. The eco-conscious

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from Tokyo to Bali. The mindfulness, relaxation and stress control package at Vietnam’s Amanoi, for example, includes meditation, tai chi, reiki, craniosacral therapy (gentle touch treatment) and spa treatments. Indonesia’s MesaStila, set in the heart of Java’s coffee country, offers a three-night cleansing retreat that includes a personal wellness plan working towards individual goals through daily exercise routines, nutritious meals, Turkishstyle baths and spa treatments. Closer to home, a number of Australian hotels and resorts offer similar packages. “Northern NSW and south-east Queensland have so much to offer,” Gwinganna’s Tracy Willis says. “With an outdoor lifestyle conducive to health and wellbeing, and easy access to organic food, many of the very best natural health practitioners, healers and dedicated wellness specialists choose to live in this region.” Many of them inspire pop-up programs such as the inaugural Happiness Retreat held at Elements of Byron in November – think beach yoga, daily meditation and workshops on achieving and maintaining happiness. In nearby Cabarita, Halcyon

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Northern NSW and south-east Queensland have so much to offer House regularly calls in local experts to guide workshops dedicated to yoga, surfing – or both.

Healthy hotels Savvy hoteliers around the world are beginning to realise that while people may not want all the trimmings of a wellness retreat, they do want healthy options when away from home. Through the Naturally Peninsula program at Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai and other Asian locations, guests

can order dishes that place an emphasis on locally harvested produce, sustainably sourced seafood, grass-fed meats and wholegrains, free of artificial flavourings, refined sugars and preservatives. Six Senses Hotels Resorts has worked with nutritionists to deliver the Eat with Six Senses menu, offering low-sugar, lowsodium and hormone-free dining options. Guests at hotels around the world – including in Thailand (Koh Samui and Yao Noi) and Vietnam (Con Dao and Ninh Van Bay) – can also

try detoxifying smoothies and juices, low in fructose and designed to deliver micronutrients. The Six Senses group also recently launched a specialised sleep program to reduce jet lag. It covers everything from bedding – using handmade mattresses plus organic pillows and duvets – to bamboo-fibre pyjamas, eye masks and a jasmine sleep spritzer. Deep-sleep CDs, loaded with music guaranteed to conquer insomnia, also help tired travellers unwind at the Four Seasons in Singapore. When booking one of the Westin’s workout rooms in Sydney or Melbourne, you can have it fitted with a treadmill or a stationary bike so you can exercise at any hour of the day. If you forget your gym equipment or are packing light, you can also make the most of the group’s gear-lending program in collaboration with New Balance. At Novotel Rockford in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, yoga mats and jogging maps are available through the concierge, and the Park Hyatt Sydney offers a 6.6km vitality jog through the botanic gardens, led by a staff member.

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etstar has launched a new vegan-friendly menu. The new options, available on the international network, were added in response to increasing customer requests for veganfriendly, gluten-free and related options. Jetstar reached out to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to collaborate on the new menu and worked closely with them to clarify food classifications and identify the most popular vegan products. PETA ambassador

Anna Weatherlake was excited to support the new vegan menu options. “It is absolutely fantastic that Jetstar has introduced a vegan range, I think it will change the way people travel,” Anna says. Catriona Larritt, Chief Commercial Officer at Jetstar Airways said the menu changes are a result of Jetstar responding to customer requests. “The feedback we were getting is that it can sometimes be hard to find vegan-friendly options while travelling,” Catriona says.

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“Research has demonstrated that ‘vegan’ was Googled more in Australia and New Zealand than anywhere else around the world. It’s obviously of growing interest to our local customer base and we wanted to respond to these insights.” The new vegan menu launched across the international network from 1 December last year, and will roll out across the domestic and trans-Tasman routes from 1 February. See your menu in the back of seat pockets for full range.

The festival is Victoria’s queer arts and culture festival The Jetstar Diversity Council is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Midsumma Festival for the third year running. The festival is Victoria’s queer arts and culture festival for and by the LGBTI communities. Over three weeks from 14 January to 4 February, the festival is jampacked with a massive 170 events. Come say hello at the Jetstar Carnival stall in Melbourne on Sunday, 14 January or spot our marchers in the Melbourne Pride March on Sunday 28 January. midsumma.org.au

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WALK THIS WAY A West Australian hiking program connecting refugee and migrant youths with the Australian bush is the latest recipient of a Jetstar Flying Start Grant in Australia. The First Hike Project has been given the opportunity to expand its refugee hiking program through the grant, which is made up of $15,000 cash and $15,000 in flights. This will assist the Perth-based program to cover the expenses and flights associated with taking refugee youths aged between 15 and 24 on hikes in the Australian bushland. In addition, it will aid plans to establish new branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Perth local, Neil McCulloch, founded the First Hike Project in 2015 after realising there were many refugee and migrant youths in his local area who were struggling to connect with the Australian community. “The personal development of refugee and migrant young people is the First Hike Project’s key goal. The Jetstar Flying Start grant will give us the opportunity to expand our program, allowing us to reach and impact the lives of more young refugees and migrants in 2018,” Neil says.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? If you are part of a not-for-profit community group or organisation that could benefit from a Flying Start grant, visit Jetstar.com to find out more and apply.

Congrats! Congratulations to Christine from Elwood, Victoria, who is the winner of our fourth on-board gift card promotion. Christine was travelling from Queensland to Melbourne when she purchased the card. She was able to choose between one million Qantas points or a car and has decided to take the new wheels. A big congratulations from all of us at Jetstar.

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IN OUR MODERN day lives, as well as improving our IQ through further education, we also are encouraged to develop our emotional intelligence, or more fancily, our EQ. The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to exactly that. Founded by philosopher and author Alain de Botton in London in 2008, it applies philosophy, psychology and culture to everyday life – offering a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well. TSOL now has twelve branches around the world, including in Sydney and Melbourne. As well as offering classes, workshops and intensives, TSOL Australia has hosted

events with some of the world’s most interesting thinkers including Brené Brown, Peter Singer, Dan Ariely, Roman Krznaric, AC Grayling and Krista Tippett. This month, The School of Life Australia has released an entirely new curriculum of twelve new classes and four oneday workshops focusing on four key areas of life: love; work; self and others; and culture and meaning.

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Life at Jetstar WORKING AT JETSTAR is quite a ride. You’ll be supported to develop and explore, and your work will connect people and enrich lives. We can’t promise there won’t be challenges, but that’s what adventure is all about. The satisfaction and sense of achievement makes for an amazing career. But don’t just take our word for it. We talked to team members from across Australia and New Zealand about their Jetstar adventures. Read Guy Griffiths’ story below, or see Life at Jetstar: Jetstar.com/au/en/careers/life-at-jetstar

Jetstar surveyed its staff and customers to find the top “travel hacks” to help make preparing for a trip a breeze. From packing clothes to storing shoes, Jetstar uncovered a collection of clever ways to save time and space when packing. Did you know that rolling your clothes made the most of the of room in your suitcase, or that placing a belt in your shirt collar helped hold its shape? For more great tips and tricks visit the Jetstar Australia Facebook page.

GUY GRIFFITHS Job Title: Star Development Manager | Age: 29 | No. of years at Jetstar: 10+ | Location: Melbourne Airport How did you end up at Jetstar? I was previously with Qantas ground staff in Darwin and heard Jetstar was looking for cabin crew for new international routes ... so I applied. What roles have you held at Jetstar? I started as cabin crew, then became an in-flight trainer, then cabin manager, customer service instructor and now ‘Star Development Manager’. I have progressed into a higher role every two years. Describe a typical day: First a healthy breakfast and good

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coffee while the sun is still rising, then I head to work, complete my team briefing and other admin, welcome our passengers on board and set out for a day of flying across Australia and internationally. Greatest challenge? Not letting my own fears of failure get in the way of my success within the business and believing that it’s okay to push yourself to the best you can be. What do you love about aviation? It’s forever changing, consistently interesting and still has a massive

influence on people’s lives. It’s amazing to be a part of something so special. Career highlight so far? Being a part of the introduction of the 787-8 Dreamliner into Jetstar; being selected for flight testing for on-board safety procedures; and brand-ambassador work throughout the network. I’ll also be a part of the Midsumma Carnival for the third year running this month. It’s a day to “just be you”, a day to smile, laugh and be proud. Jetstar gets behind that message and will be increasing its support this year, so watch this space.

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$9,524,857 field workers several kilometres from home, where they’d have to stay overnight. “Sometimes we were really afraid of snakes; my neighbour died because of getting a snake bite,” says Sokh. They saved for a passport and travel costs so their eldest could do migrant work in Thailand. But he was mistreated and returned. With StarKids’ support, World Vision started working with the community in 2013 to help improve livelihoods, education and awareness of child rights. Ya Nuch’s family received two pigs and

a dozen chickens. They now earn US$240 every three months by selling the animals’ offspring. Sokh also attends World Vision training on parenting and school enrolment. She’s even made their yard available for a kids’ club, where around 40 children come to play, read and learn about hygiene, safety and education. “Her family is a model family in the community,” says World Vision worker Vat Kanika. Ya Nuch’s siblings are now adults. But Ya Nuch has the opportunity to regularly attend school and make the most of her education.

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

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Ever wanted to try your hand at flying? Flight simulators are an integral part of pilot training, and a number of facilities also offer the experience to the public. Simulate flying a Boeing 777 from Paris to Rome courtesy of Flight City at Perth’s Jandakot Airport, try supersonic flight in an F18 Super Hornet with Jet Flight Simulator in Sydney or test your pilot skills on an Airbus 320 simulator at Flight Deck Experience at Melbourne’s Essendon Airport.

WHEELS Get one of the most comfortable night’s sleep you’re ever likely to experience in an aircraft courtesy of Jumbo Stay, a Boeing 747-20 transformed into a hostel parked beside Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in Sweden. The founder has floated the idea of bringing the concept to Australia, but in the meantime boutique accommodation The Lily in Western Australia’s Great Southern region offers lodging in an immaculate 1944 Dakota C-47 military aircraft, complete with two single beds, a galley kitchen and cockpitturned-bathroom.

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DOCTORS ALOFT Discover the legacy of one of Australia’s most admired organisations at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility. Since it first formed in the Northern Territory in 1939, countless people have received help from on high thanks to this service – a story brought to life by a holograph of the founder Reverend John Flynn in one of the facility’s permanent exhibitions.

See more than 50 precious aircraft at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Melbourne’s Moorabbin Airport, including the world’s oldest surviving Beaufort Bomber, and a rare Vickers Viscount. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough, New Zealand, houses one of the world’s best collections of WWI aircraft and artefacts – on loan from Peter Jackson – and also offers joy flights in classic aircraft.

Flying Kiwis Learn about New Zealand’s military aviation history at Christchurch’s Air Force Museum of New Zealand. With artefacts from the Royal New Zealand Air Force from as far back as pre-WWI, restored aircraft and interactive exhibits, there’s plenty to fascinate flight enthusiasts of all ages.

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9km 20 mins Approx $20-30 Route J1 or J2 every 15-30 mins. Route J1X every hour. Tickets from $3.20-$5.10.

Blanch’s Bus route 640 connects to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. From $3.80 adult.

Auckland

TO BYRON BAY 31km 30 mins Approx $80-90 Various shuttle buses available. Prices start at $20. Enquire at airport information desk.

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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.

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

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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. Every 15-30 mins. Adult $22, child $13; return: adult $41, child $22 (bookings essential). Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. Adult $21, child $13; return:

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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 130

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

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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.

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.

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 Super Shuttle. 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 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 from domestic and international terminals. Every 10 mins approx (weekdays). Gate Pass: Adult $13.80, child $12.40, plus cost of rail component.

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

Wellington 8km 25 mins Approx NZ$30-40 Super Shuttle. 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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Dunkirk

Descendants 2

A Ghost Story

The Emoji Movie

ダンケルク

ディセンダント2

ア・ゴースト・ストーリー

ジ・エモジ・ムービー

| 113 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN, ENGCC & CHS DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan CAST: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh

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| 86 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Tony Leondis CAST: T.J. Miller, James Corden

After saving Auradon, happily ever after isn’t as easy as it seems for the Descendants. Especially if their nemesis Uma has her say about it.

A ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that he has become stuck in time.

Inside the neverbefore-seen secret world of Textopolis are all of your favourite emojis, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user.

Legendary director Christopher Nolan shifts his focus from fiction to reality in the World War II historical masterpiece Dunkirk. Follow soldiers and civilians from the ground, air and sea as they attempt one of the most heroic wartime rescues in human history. Starring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh and newcomers Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles, and backed by the musical genius of Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk is a sensory experience not to be missed.

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When children in the town of Derry begin to disappear, a group of youngsters are faced with their biggest fears. 子供たちが行方不明にな り、少年たちのグループは 恐怖に直面させられる。

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一方、 プレッシャーに耐 えきれなかったマルは、 ロスト島に戻ることに。

Batman and Harley Quinn, alongside Nightwing, reluctantly team up. バットマンとハーレイ・ク インはしぶしぶ手を組 み、 ナイトウィングとも協 力する。

JPN: Japanese

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この世を去ったばかりの 男が白いシーツをかぶっ た幽霊になり、郊外の我 が家に戻ってくる。

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連合軍の兵士たちはドイツ軍に取り囲まれ、 ダンケルク の海岸に取り残されていた。

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The Glass Castle ザ・グラス・キャッスル

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A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father who stirs the children’s imagination to distract them from their poverty. 女性が自分なりの方法で 成功することを決意する。

Patti Cake$ PATTI CAKE$

| 108 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN, ENCC & CHS DIRECTOR: Geremy Jasper CAST: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett

An unlikely rapper finds her voice as hip-hop legend in the making Patti Cake$. ラッパーらしからぬ見た 目の少女が、 ヒップホッ プスターとして唯一無二 の声を持っている自分に 気づく。

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『ステップ』 は、 女子高の3 年生のステップダンスチー ムを描く。

Overdrive スクランブル

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENCC DIRECTOR: Antonio Negret CAST: Ana De Armas, Scott Eastwood

Exceptional drivers and the world’s best car thieves, Andrew and Garrett Foster land in trouble when they steal the local mafia boss’ priceless Bugatti 1937. 高級車泥棒の兄弟が新し い機会のためにフランスへ 向かう。

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Caesar and his superintelligent apes are forced into war with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. シーザーと仲間の猿たち は、人間の軍隊との戦い を強いられる。

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A quest for justice takes the Namatjira family from the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace.

A naive and musically gifted eldest son of a Muslim cleric must follow through with an arranged marriage, despite being in love with another woman.

A collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom exploring our obsession with mountains. 『マウンテン』 は、 山脈に 魅了される私たちの素晴 らしい探検なのだ。

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With the changes in Gotham, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante stance. ゴッサムが変わり、 バット マンは一匹狼の自警団と しての殻を破る。

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アリーズ・ウェディング

The LEGO Batman Movie

レゴバットマン ザ・ム

Namatjira Project ナマジラ・プロエクト

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Mountain

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ステップ

Hidden Figures | 128 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN, ENCC & CHS DIRECTOR: Theodore Melfi CAST: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

An elite team of black female mathematicians at NASA help the US win the space race, in the process sending the quest for equal rights rocketing forwards. 国を変えた女性たちを描 いた実話。

『ナマジラ・プロジェク ト』 は、探求するナマジ ラ一家の姿を追う物語 である。

イスラム聖職者の長男 が、 お見合い結婚を余儀 なくされる。

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Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

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The Adventurers ザ・アドベンチャーズ

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The Parton family discovers the healing power of love, faith and a patchwork coat.

After three years in prison for a heist gone wrong, sophisticated burglar Dan enlists his longtime partner Po and new recruit Red to steal priceless jewels.

パートン一家は惨めな 悲劇を乗り越えようと もがく。

カンヌ映画祭の開催中、 ある泥棒が2つの非常に 高価な宝石を盗む。

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家に取り残されてから1年 後、 ケビンはニューヨーク にいる。

After finally defeating his good-guy nemesis Metro Man, supervillain Megamind loses his life’s purpose and decides to seek out a new superhero foe. 悪の天才、 メガマインド はついに宿敵のスーパ ーヒーロー、 メトロマン を倒す。

© 2003 Universal Studios. © 2003 WT Venture LLC.

連続殺人犯だと主張する 男性が回顧録の出版を発 表する。

| 95 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Tom McGrath CAST: Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell

© 2014 DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C.

When the statute of limitations on a cold case expires, a man claiming to be the serial killer resurfaces.

After Kevin McCallister loses track of his father at the airport, the boy mistakenly gets on a plane bound for New York City.

Megamind

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon 2

ラブ・アクチュアリー

ヒックとドラゴン

ヒックとドラゴン2

| 98 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders CAST: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler

| 101 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Dean DeBlois CAST: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera

When unpopular teen Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove his worth.

Five years after they first united dragons and Vikings, Hiccup and Toothless chart new terrain.

バイキングのティーンエ イジャー、 ヒックは、 ドラ ゴンと友達になる。

ヒックと従順なドラゴ ンのトゥースは、解決の 糸口を求めて空へと飛 び立つ。

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Love, Actually | 128 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Richard Curtis CAST: Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy

From the UK Prime Minister to a sandwich delivery guy, this film follows 10 intertwining love stories set in the lead-up to Christmas. 10のそれぞれに違う、だ が微妙に絡み合う愛の 物語が、 クリスマスイブ に大きなクライマックス を迎える。

Elf

エルフ ∼サンタの国から

© 2007 DreamWorks Animation, LLC and Aardman Animations Ltd.

© 2003 Warner Brothers

メガマインド

© 2010 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

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Home Alone 2 : Lost in New York

Flushed Away

マウス・タウン ロディと

やってきた∼

リタの大冒険

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

| 85 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: David Bowers, Sam Fell CAST: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet

A human baby, accidentally raised at the North Pole and who has grown up believing he is an elf, is sent on a mission by Kris Kringle to find his family. 人間の赤ん坊は、北極で 自分はエルフだと信じて 育った。

An uptown rat flushed down the toilet from the penthouse apartment where he lives has to learn a new way of life in the sewers of London. トイレに流された都会 のネズミの物語。

© 1985 Warner Brothers

22年目の告白 -私が殺人

© 2010 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

Memoirs of a Murderer (Japan)

© 1992 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

マッドマックス/サンダ ードーム

| 107 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: George Miller CAST: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

Max becomes a gladiator after drifting into an evil town that is ruled by Turner. ターナーが統治する悪 の町にやってきたマック スは、 グラディエーター となる。

Phar Lap ファーラップ

| 118 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Simon Wincer CAST: Tom Burlinson, Richard Morgan

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion with the help of a local stableboy. 地元の馬の世話係の少 年の助けを借りてチャ ンピオンとなるオースト ラリアの競走馬を描い た実話。

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COMEDY SERIES

22 mins per episode, Season 13

三銃士

A subversive animated comedy presents the everyday trials of family life.

22 mins per episode, Season 5

家族の生活における日々の苦難 を描く破壊的なアニメコメディ。

The Big Bang Theory* ビッグバン★セオリー

22 mins per episode, Season 10

When Penny moves in across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon, two gifted but socially awkward best friends, she befriends the brainy duo and teaches them about life outside the lab. 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。

Modern Family** モダン・ファミリー

22 mins per episode, Season 8

Follow the comical exploits of three ‘modern families’. Phil and Claire struggle to keep up with three kids, Claire’s brother and his partner adopt a little girl, and Claire’s dad is married to the feisty Gloria. 3つのモダンな家族を描くコメ ディードラマ。

People of Earth* ピープル・オブ・アース

22 mins per episode, Season 2

People of Earth follows a reporter investigating a group of alien abductees. エイリアン拉致被害者のグル ープを調査するレポーターの 姿を描く。

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An ensemble comedy centering on an offbeat girl, who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys, changing all their lives in unexpected ways. 独身男3人が暮らすアパート に引っ越してきたちょっと変 わった女の子を軸に描くコメ ディー。

Futurama

***

フューチュラマ

Prison Break

This Is Us

45 mins per episode, Season 5

45 mins per episode, Season 1

An all-new series based on the hit action drama Prison Break that features the original cast in a nine-part thrilling escape across the globe to save one of their own.

A refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose life stories intertwine in curious ways and questions assumptions about the people they know.

プリズン・ブレイク

大ヒットドラマ 『プリズン・ブレ イク』 を元にした新シリーズ。 オ リジナルキャストが世界を股 にかけて仲間を救うためにス リリングな9つの逃亡劇を繰り 広げる。

フレッシュ・オフ・ザ・ボート

22 mins per episode, Season 2

It’s the ’90s and 12-year-old, hip hop-loving Eddie has just moved with his parents and brothers to suburban Orlando from Chinatown in Washington D.C. It’s a culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. 1990年代を舞台に、郊外に引 っ越してきたばかりの12歳の ヒップホップ大好き少年エディ ーを描く。

Queen Sugar*

クイーン・シュガー

Queen Sugar chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. After a family tragedy, the siblings relocate to the Deep South to run an ailing sugarcane farm and navigate their complicated lives.

Fry is a pizza delivery man accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999. He wakes up 1000 years later to a brave new world – that in some ways hasn’t progressed much beyond the 20th century.

Fresh Off the Boat****

3人の人生が絡み合う姿を描

くありのままのドラマ。

45 mins per episode, Season 1

22 mins per episode, Season 7

1999年、 フライは誤って極 低温貯蔵で冷凍されてしま い、1000年後に目覚める。

THIS IS US 36歳、 これから

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow*

DCレジェンズ・オブ・トゥモ

ロー

45 mins per episode, Season 2

Rip Hunter travels back in time to the 21st century where he brings together a new team of heroes and villains. Everyone must come together in an attempt to prevent the immortal Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself. リップ・ハンターは新しいチー ムをまとめ上げるために過去 に戻る。

疎遠になっていたボーデロン 兄弟姉妹の人生と愛を年代記

として記す。

Animal Kingdom*

アニマル・キングダム

45 mins per episode, Season 2

A teenager moves in with his freewheeling relatives in a Southern California beach town after his mother’s death. Drawn into their life of excess, he soon discovers joining the family comes with more danger than he might be ready to handle. この家族犯罪ドラマは、浜辺の 町に引っ越すティーンエイジャ ーを描く。

*THE BIG BANG THEORY, PEOPLE OF EARTH, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, QUEEN SUGAR, ANIMAL KINGDOM © WARNER BROTHERS **MODERN FAMILY © 2016-2017 AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES. ***FUTURAMA © 2008 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ****FRESH OFF THE BOAT © 2015-2016 AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES.

NEW GIRL∼ダサかわ女子と

© 2016-2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

© 2016 Fox and its related entities

New Girl

© 2017 Fox and its related entities

© 2013 Fox and its related entities

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First Class

ファースト・クラス

25 mins per episode, Season 2

Billed as China’s Hawaii, billions of dollars are being spent to transform Hainan into one of the world’s top tourist hotspots. So when it comes to luxury, what does the tropical island have to offer? First Class has the insider’s guide to the island.

BBCラジオ1のビッグウィーク

エンド2017

60 mins per episode

Radio 1’s Big Weekend returns for its 14th year even bigger and better. ラジオ1のビッグウィークエンド は、14年目にしてさらに盛大か つ素晴らしくなって帰ってきた。

Trailblazers

ファースト・クラスは、海南 の事情通による情報をお届 けする。

トレイルブレーザーズ

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Host Tania Bryer travels the world to meet well-known people in the cities that they love and hear their stories.

ランニング・ワイルド・ウィズ・ ベア・グリルス

45 mins per episode, Season 3

British adventurer Bear Grylls takes A-list celebrities on a one-on-one 48-hour outdoor survival adventure to some of the world’s wildest and most remote areas, pushing them beyond their comfort zones in the process. ベア・グリルスが一流セレブを 一対一の48時間アウトドアア ドベンチャーに連れ出す。

26 mins per episode, Season 1

ホストのタニア・ブライヤーが 世界中を旅し、世界的な伝説 的人物と会い、彼らが愛する 街に関する物語を聞く。

KIDS

ザ・ジェットソンズ&WWE:

ロボ・レッスルマニア

81 mins per episode

It’s a futuristic face-off in this all-new animated feature with the Jetsons. 新アニメが描くのは、 ジェットソン ズの斬新な対決の物語である。

Stuck in the Middle*

ペッパ・ピッグ

ハーレーはド真ん中

23 mins per episode

30 mins per episode

Follow the adventures of Peppa, her family and friends.

Harley Diaz navigates everyday life with a notso-average-sized family.

『ペッパ・ピッグ』 は、 ペッパと彼女 の家族と友人たちの冒険を描く。

The Lion Guard* ライオン・ガード

27 mins per episode

Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, becomes the leader of the Lion Guard. シンバとナラの第二子であるカイ オンは、 ライオン・ガードのリーダ ーとなった。

Star Wars Rebels* スター・ウォーズ 反乱者たち

23 mins per episode

A few brave individuals band together in resistance. 数人の勇敢な者たちが反乱者た ちとして団結する。

悪魔バスター★スター・バタフライ

The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

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Peppa Pig

Star vs. the Forces of Evil* © Warner Brothers

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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017

25 mins per episode

A fugitive princess from another dimension takes refuge on Earth. 異次元からやってきた逃亡中の プリンセスが、地球に逃げ込む。

Casper’s First Christmas** キャスパーのクリスマス

25 mins per episode

ハーレー・ディアスが大家族と 送る毎日を描くドラマ。

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders** バットマン:リターン・オブ・ザ・ケイ

プド・クル…

72 mins per episode

It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action. 時代は1960年代に り、 バッ トマンとロビンが素早く行動 に移る。

A Flintstones Christmas Carol** 原始家族フリントストーンのクリス

マスキャロル

70 mins per episode

Fred stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Bedrock Community Players production. ベッドロック・コミュニティ・プレ ーヤーズの劇で、 フレッドは主役 のエベネーザ・スクルージ役を 演じる。

Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown** スクービー・ドゥー! シャギーズ・シ

ョーダウン

72 mins per episode

On Christmas Eve, Hairy persuades Casper to join him in a search for new haunts.

The Scooby Gang visits a dude ranch and discovers it has been haunted.

クリスマスイブ、ヘアリーはキャス パーに新しいオバケを一緒に探 すよう説得する。

観光牧場を訪れたスクービー・ ドゥーと仲間たちは、牧場が呪 われていることを知る。

*THE LION GUARD, STAR WARS REBELS, STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL © DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. **CASPER’S FIRST CHRISTMAS, BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS, A FLINTSTONES CHRISTMAS CAROL, SCOOBY-DOO! SHAGGY’S SHOWDOWN © WARNER BROTHERS

© Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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PODCASTS & RADIO

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Miley Cyrus Younger Now マイリー・サイラス ヤンガー・ナウ

Anthony Callea ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony アンソニー・カリア アリア・ナンバー 1ヒッツ・イン・シンフォニー

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Tigerlily Ashes

“The Big Questions” Adam Spencer「ザ・ビッグ・クエスチョン

Kinderling Conversation

タイガーリリー アッシズ

ズ」 アダム・スペンサー

Kungs ft. Olly Murs & Coely More Mess

“PukaUp” Wayne Schwass

プ・ポッドキャスト

クングス ft. オリー・マーズ&

コーリー モア・メス

Lorde Green Light/Perfect Places Medley (Live)

ロード グリーン・ライト/パーフェク

ミッドナイト・オイル エッセンシャ

ト・プレイス・メドレー (ライブ)

ル・ツア…

Hilltop Hoods & Sia I love it

ル・オイルズ - ザ・グレイト・サーク

Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold

フー・ファイターズ コンクリート& ゴールド

ヒルトップ・フッズ&シーア アイ・ラヴ・イット

Vera Blue Mended ベラ・ブルー メンディッド

MUSIC VIDEOS

Penelope Austin Gem ペネロペ・オースティン ジェム

The Preatures Yanada ザ・プリーチュラーズ ヤナダ Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Sam Smith Too good at goodbyes サム・スミス トゥー・グッド・アッ

Look what you made me do

ト・グッドバイズ

ット・ユー・メイド・ミー・ドゥー

The Living End Keep on running

テイラー・スウィフト ルック・ホワ

Imagine Dragons Thunder イマジン・ドラゴンズ サンダー

LANY Super Far

レイニー スーパー・ファー

Tkay Maidza Follow Me ティーケイ・マイザ フォロー・ミー

Peking Duk

ザ・リビング・エンド キープ・オン・

ランニング

Beck Up All Night ベック アップ・オール・ナイト

Powderfinger The Metre

パウダーフィンガー ザ・メートル

「プカアップ」 ウェイン・シュワス

“A Plate to Call Home” Gary Mehigan 「ア・プレート・トゥ・コ ール・ホーム」 ゲイリー・メヒガン

“The Next Billion Seconds” Mark Pesce 「ザ・ネクスト・ビリ オン・セカンズ」 マーク・ペシ

ChangeMakers with Amanda Tattersall 「チェンジ

メーカーズ」 アマンダ・タッターサル

Chrissy, Sam & Browny クリッシー、サム&ブラウニー・ポッ ドキャスト

Fitzy & Wippa フィッツィー&ウィ ッパ・ポッドキャスト

Kate, Tim & Marty ケイト、ティ

キンダリング・カンバセーションズ

We Fact Up ウィ・ファクト・アッ The Slow Home ザ・スロー・ホー ム・ポッドキャスト

The Property Couch ザ・プロパ

ティ・コーチ

NOVA Hear the freshest hits on NOVA, hosted by Smallzy. オーストラリアからスマルジーが最 新ヒット曲をお届けします。

Smooth FM Chill out to these favourites. イージーリスニングプログラム。

GAMES

ム&マーティー・ポッドキャスト

The Grill Team ザ・グリル・チー ム・ポッドキャスト

Merrickville with Merrick Watts メリックビル・ウィズ・メリッ

ク・ワッツ

The Hot Breakfast ザ・ホット・

ブレックファスト・ポッドキャスト

Fifi, Fev & Byron フィフィ、デイ ヴ&フェヴ・ポッドキャスト

The Em Rusciano Radio Show with Harley Breen ザ・エム・ルチアーノ・ラジオショー・

Tetris

テトリス

Chess

チェス

Bejeweled 2 Blackjack

ビジュエルド2

ブラックジャック ディ

Disney’s Classic Games

ウィズ・ハーレー・ブリーン

ズニークラシックゲーム

Carrie & Tommy キャリー&トミ

Golf Open

ゴルフゲーム

Hangman

ハングマン

MemoPics

メモリーゲーム

ー・ポッドキャスト

The Kyle & Jackie O Show カイル&ジャッキーO・ポッドキャスト

The Pass Food Podcast ザ・パス・フード・ポッドキャスト

S.U.D.O.K.U. Solitaire

数独 (SUDOKU)

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Call of the cassowary On a mission at Mission Beach WORDS ANGELA SAURINE

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What’s for lunch?

Sit still, have a picnic and wait for them as we headed into the rainforest. But as we progressed, the path got muddier and muddier. We didn’t think about the previous 10 days of rain and could have worn more appropriate footwear than thongs. We heard the call of birds, then realised we had no idea what cassowaries actually sounded like. But there

were other positive signs, including cassowary footprints and droppings. Suddenly I heard, “Uh oh!” up ahead. “It can’t get any worse,” I muttered. I was wrong. The path before us was flooded. I took my shoes off and and it was strangely liberating to feel the mud squishing between my toes – until I stepped on a sharp twig. But the cassowaries remained elusive. That afternoon we headed to Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park. “We’ve seen them the last two days in

a row,” a holidaymaker says, encouragingly. After an hour’s wait, we gave up and headed to the tip. That was the low point. Finally, on our last morning, we were driving along Garners Beach Road when my companion screamed “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and pointed excitedly at the road in front. Sure enough, there were two tall, beautiful cassowaries. As we scrambled for our cameras they wandered into the bushes, as oblivious to our presence as we were enraptured by theirs.

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WE WERE determined to see cassowaries on the Cassowary Coast. Sightings of the big, brightly coloured birds are common around Mission Beach, a twohour drive south of Cairns, and everyone we met had an opinion on the best place to spot them. “Outside Mitre 10,” one person swears. “The caravan park,” another says. “The tip,” yet another offers. Cassowary crusader Liz Gallie, who founded the Mission Beach Cassowary Facebook Group for people to share sightings of the birds, offers some advice. “Don’t chase them,” she says. “Sit still, have a picnic and wait for them.” Of course, we’re too impatient for that. After hearing that a pair had been spied near Lacey Creek, just south of town, we headed in that direction. We parked beside a road worker on El Arish Mission Beach Road. He was part of a gang widening the road to prevent cassowaries being hit by passing cars so we asked the odds of seeing one if we sat and waited. “You might be waiting a couple of days,” he says. So, we set off on the Dreaming Trail walking track. It started innocently enough,

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Meet the new Gold Coast, where foodie finds, world-class shopping and designer-chic hotels meet feel-good coastal vibes, sunny skies and stunning beaches. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re welcome.

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Whether adventure calls your name, you’re after a line-up of world-class events or you’re overdue for a restorative getaway, the new Gold Coast awaits. Kick off the day with beachside yoga, get salty with a morning surf, head for the hills to cool off and browse exciting new menus in al fresco eateries. In our definitive guide to this beautiful destination, you’ll find local tips on where to dine, sip, surf and play. So kick back, settle in and enjoy the flight. You’re in for a treat.

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News & events

Your calendar will be full with this tempting line-up of all-star events, including the unmissable Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Hot spots to watch

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COOLANGATTA Head to the Coolangatta beachfront for beach volleyball action.

SOUTHPORT

Counting down: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The world-class Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will host swimming and diving events.

4-15 April Across the Gold Coast

This will be the largest event in a decade to hit Australian shores. More than 100,000 spectators, 6,500 athletes and 3,000 journalists are set to descend on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will showcase the Gold Coast to a global audience. The action will continue beyond the stadiums with huge celebrations planned across the city as part of Festival 2018. With acts including Kate Miller-Heidke & The Jungle Giants already in the mix, keep an eye out for the full program, available in February.

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NERANG The Nerang State Forest in the Gold Coast hinterland is the stunning setting for mountain biking events.

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Gold Coast Film Festival 17-29 April Across the Gold Coast

Celebrate the art of filmmaking with free seminars, guest speakers and special screenings.

Bleach* Festival

29 March to 15 April Across the Gold Coast

Australian and international acts push the boundaries at the Gold Coast’s signature arts and culture event.

Sand Safari Arts Festival 9-25 February Surfers Paradise

The country’s most talented sculptors compete in the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

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Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro 11-22 March Snapper Rocks

Catch the action as the world’s best surfers vie for the title of king or queen of the waves at Snapper Rocks.

Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday 5-16 January Across the Gold Coast

Experience the magic as the Gold Coast turns up the glamour and excitement of the Australian summer racing season.

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he Coast’s reputation as a family-friendly destination is world renowned. Think theme parks, cute and cuddly wildlife encounters and worlds built entirely for those who bounce. Exhausting, right? Wrong! There is a way for parents to relax on a Gold Coast holiday and, with these local tips, your next family visit is guaranteed to be a tribe pleaser.

Say yes to date night Paradise for kids means date time for parents, so why not stay at one of the many accommodation venues offering kids’ clubs or babysitting services so you can slip out for some much-needed time to reconnect?

A private holiday concierge Before you even arrive, enlist the services of a local. My Holiday Concierge offers everything from transfers and catering, to car seat hire and nannies to ensure your holiday

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vibe stays in the relaxed zone. Don’t want to cook? No problem. You can order-in everything from breakfast hampers to gourmet picnics, massage or beauty therapists and even private chefs.

Stay in With so many gorgeous hotels, apartments and villas on the Gold Coast to choose from, enjoy some downtime in your accommodation. Once the kids are asleep, put your feet up and relax.

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Theme park must-do’s 1. Head to Warner Bros. Movie World to rub shoulders with your idols and check out the new DC Rivals HyperCoaster. 2. If the only thrill you need is the excitement of tiring out your little one, then you’ll feel right at home in ABC Kids World at Dreamworld. 3. Edu-tainment at Sea World is a whole other kettle of fish (pun intended). Don’t miss your chance to see cute polar bear cub Mishka. 4. A trip to any of the water parks is a great way to cool off during the hotter summer months and enjoy some all-ages fun.

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Baristas, bakeries, pizzerias and sushi These days theme parks offer much more than just fast food. There are plenty of gourmet, gluten-free, and healthy options so your taste buds can have a thrill ride too. Did someone say coffee? Fans of the bean should head to Parkway at Dreamworld. The Parkway Patisserie and Grill brews acclaimed Byron Bay Coffee and, as it opens at 11am, you can start your Dreamworld adventure with a good cup of Joe. Deli heaven At Movie World’s Main Street Deli think fresh crusty bread made by a local artisan baker and filled with house-made smoked pastrami and your choice of trimmings.

Trendy Asian eats Tucked away in a bamboo bungalow, Island Noodle Hut at Dreamworld’s Tiger Island uses fresh ingredients and authentic spices in all its dishes. Plus you’ll be treated to a wonderful view of tigers casually strolling by. Three words: Cotton. Candy. Frappe. As well as great coffee, made from beans freshly roasted in-house, Village Bean at Sea World will tempt you with overthe-top sugary creations designed to put a smile on your face. Top of the list is the Cotton Candy Frappe, a nostalgic mix of fairy floss and milkshake that little (and big) kids will love.

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Escape to a botanic backyard

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witch off the stress and slip into holiday mode with an invigorating escape in the Gold Coast’s blissful backyard. Whether you’re looking to recharge the batteries, shift into a healthier gear, get a good dose of nature or just kick back and relax, the hinterland will have you dialling downtime, in no time.

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Hot-air ballooning Tick hot-air ballooning off your bucket list and embark on an airborne adventure floating over the Gold Coast. Drink in the beautiful sunrise as you take in 360-degree views across the stunning shoreline, hinterland and rolling countryside. Finish off the morning with a Champagne breakfast overlooking a vineyard. Perfection.

Glamping, Mount Tamborine Love sleeping under the stars, but aren’t such a fan of the thought of pitching your own tent? Opt for the lazy traveller’s answer to camping with Glamping Days Hire Co., who take care of the dirty work for you, from booking the campsite to setting

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up your sweet digs. Stay safari-style in the midst of the magic on Mount Tamborine. Surrounded by subtropical rainforest and charming countryside, this luxurious spin on camping will quench your thirst for getting up close and personal with the great outdoors – without the hassle or hard mattress.

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A trip to the hinterland is never complete without chasing a waterfall or two. There are plenty to choose from in the Gold Coast hinterland. In Springbrook, check out Purling Brook Falls

and the sometimes gentle, sometimes thunderous Twin Falls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both spectacular and towered by 1000-yearold trees. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, check out the incredible vistas from the Best of All Lookout and the constellation of glow worms nestled deep beneath the Natural Bridge.

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This Ecotourism certified, exclusive wellness sanctuary is soulsoothing revitalisation at its finest. On offer are spa treatments, hikes, yoga, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Add holistic eats made fresh from the organically grown garden and Gwinganna is an elixir to the pressures of a busy world.

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A passion for fashion

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Head here for feel-good bohemian vibes sprinkled with creativity, coastal charm and live tunes. The Village Markets is the place to go for locally designed threads, handmade décor, unique finds and scrumptious street eats.

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PACIFIC FAIR Taking the luxury shopping experience to the next level, fashionistas will be fangirl-ing over Pacific Fair’s offering of high-end, high street and Australian designer digs, with lust-worthy department stores and sophisticated dining venues.

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While Burleigh may hang its hat on its epic surf culture, its boutique shopping strip also draws quite a crowd. Support ‘homegrown’ and wander beachside boutiques carrying the latest threads, artisan homewares and accessories from a bevy of local designers.

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When it comes to shopping on the Gold Coast, there’s no better insider than Sarah Van Vliet. Every second weekend, you’ll catch Sarah selling her coastalinspired bohemian pieces (dustychild.com.au) at The Village Markets. Although she’s passionate about supporting independent, local brands, she’s also rather partial to a shopping day at the mall, with her little ones in tow.

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rom Burleigh Head’s perennially popular rooftop bars to communal eateries in Palm Beach, fine dining at Broadbeach and reinvented venues in Surfers Paradise, the Gold Coast culinary scene is experiencing a renaissance. Vegan eateries meet revamped rooftops and converted warehouses, and foodies mix moneycan’t-buy views with iconic

surf clubs, food trucks and local espresso haunts. When the sun goes down, speakeasy vibes and cosy rum hideaways add another flavour to the scene, which is as diverse as it is energetic. Check out these local favourites.

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Located on one of the most sought-after parts of the southern end of the Coast, drop in for a morning coffee with some of the best ocean views in town.

A new addition to the Gold Coast, Baskk offers casual contemporary Australian cuisine, a killer cocktail list and a laidback coastal vibe that’s hard to beat.

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Whoever said healthy food is bland hasn’t tried BSKT. Try the sensational Healthy Benny breakfast of eggs, ham, spinach and a drizzle of ‘kalenaise’.

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Miami Marketta Be lured by the tantalising smells of cooking at the Gold Coast’s street-food market. Hang with locals and get your fix of fine tunes while you enjoy the feast.

NightQuarter With micro restaurants, craft breweries and live music, this weekend night market always draws a crowd.

The Collective Five restaurants and a bar have collaborated to create a dining ‘collective’ on this Palm Beach rooftop that’s perfect for a seaside sundowner and a feed.

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are feet, sun-kissed skin, curling waves and boundless beach days are what the Gold Coast is all about. With more than 57 kilometres of oceankissed coastline, there is plenty of sand to roll out a beach towel, pop up some shade, slow the pace and just chill.

THREE PLACES TO CATCH A BREAK SNAPPER ROCKS, COOLANGATTA Home to one of champion surfer Kelly Slater’s favourite waves, the sensational Snapper Rocks point break is renowned worldwide for its ripping, consistent barrels that churn from Rainbow Bay to Greenmount and, occasionally, even to Kirra.

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CURRUMBIN ALLEY, CURRUMBIN The Alley serves up stellar waves for surfers of all ages and experience levels thanks to its excellent right-hand break and gentle whitewash waves. For more seasoned surfers, next-door Currumbin beachfront offers up a sturdier wave.

THE SPIT, MAIN BEACH Rise with the sun for an early morning paddle at The Spit – the permanent sand spit makes for a top-class surf spot that serves up great waves for surf-lovers.

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THREE PLACES TO SOAK UP COASTAL VIBES RAINBOW BAY Head to Rainbow Bay at dusk to enjoy the changing colours of the ocean as the sun sets over the mountains. Relax into the laidback, retro surf culture.

TALLEBUDGERA CREEK Known as ‘Tallie Creek’, this place is a sure-fire tribe pleaser with crystal-clear waters, a sandy-bottomed lagoon and plenty of shade on offer.

BURLEIGH HEADS World renowned for its spectacular surfing, the southeasterly breeze provides a long and barrelling right-hander.

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Indulge I LUXE

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f swanning poolside, bespoke massage treatments, designer shopping and Champagne breakfasts sound like your kind of holiday, dust off the Louis Vuitton luggage because we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re here for a special occasion, need to relax without lifting a finger or you have extra cash to splash, we know the finest ways to splurge.

Palazzo Versace Opulent, glamorous and luxurious, this designer hotel requires no introduction. Swing by the pool to choose the optimal cabana for your afternoon sunbaking and cocktail session before popping by your suite for a quick change into resort wear in preparation for a stylish seaside brunch. Is there a better way to start your Gold Coast sojourn?

Q1 Spa Escape at this full-service spa with its extensive choice of facials, massages and beauty services that will have you looking and feeling like a movie star. Get off to the right start with a customised massage and reset your inner balance with a focus on ‘me time’.

Cloud 9 Sea Plane Climb above the coast in a sea plane to enjoy sweeping views of the coastline and lush green hinterland. Your pilot will land at a private seaside spot where you can enjoy a bottle of bubbles and gourmet seafood platter in your own little piece of paradise, before enjoying more stunning views of islands and mountains as you fly back to reality.

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Head south for a sunset beachside stroll then on to Rick Shores restaurant, a Burleigh Heads favourite, for a delicious Asian dining experience. Relax over a cocktail while the waves lap at the sand and the last surfers head into shore. The star of the show is the panoramic view.

Elite Holiday Homes Travelling with your entourage? Check out Elite Holiday Homes for glamorous multi-milliondollar holiday rentals. Offering more than $70 million worth of luxury homes, apartments and villas, including some of the very best waterfront and beachside lodgings, the only problem will be deciding between the stunning properties.

Luxury Car Rentals Public transport and taxis not your style? Hire an Aston Martin, Ferrari or Porsche and drive, top down, around the Gold Coast in style.

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