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jetstar MAGAZINE

JUNE 2017

TEMPTING TNQ

A feast for the senses in Tropical North Queensland

MAGAZINE

COFFEE CART

Asia’s coffee culture is full of surprises

THE SNOW FILES Your Queenstown après ski is sorted

RONNY CHIENG I SOUTHERN SKI I HONG KONG I CREATIVE COOL

COVER STORY

Follow your nose SNIFF OUT FOODIE EXPERIENCES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S BEAUTIFUL GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

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Viva Surfers Paradise (7-16 July) Put on your blue suede shoes for 10 days of free events on the Gold Coast. This celebration of classic rock ‘n’ roll pays homage to the world’s greatest music legends with performances from top tribute artists, a show ‘n’ shine for vintage car lovers, dancing contests and much more. surfersparadise.com

Broadbeach Country Music Festival (28-30 July) For one weekend, a host of crooners and strummers will serenade fans at free events across Broadbeach. This year, homegrown favourites including Troy Cassar-Daley and Kasey Chambers will perform alongside iconic ’70s outfit America. broadbeachcountry.com

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he eyes of the world will soon be on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. GC2018 is a sign that this young city has come of age. With glorious weather and a carnival atmosphere, the Gold Coast has emerged as one of Australia’s top events destinations. Burleigh resident and champion swimmer Sam Riley can’t wait to share the Commonwealth Games experience with her children. “I have wonderful memories – not only of winning, but the whole event,” she says. “It will be wonderful to see that team spirit taking place on the Gold Coast.” Sports fans don’t need to wait until next year, with the Supercars tearing up the Gold Coast in October, followed by the Australian PGA Championship in late November. Culture vultures won’t miss out either, with Viva Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach Country Music Festival and Aida on the Beach still to come. Let the games begin.

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Inviting leading contemporary artists to use Currumbin Beach as their canvas, the Swell Sculpture Festival transforms the foreshore into an open-air gallery. Guided walks at twilight, artist talks and artistled workshops help to further encourage public engagement with the arts. swellsculpture.com.au

The sands of Coolangatta Beach become the dunes of Egypt for Opera Australia’s epic production of Verdi’s Aida. This classic drama will be brought to life in a whole new way, with the iconic triumphal march performed against the backdrop of skyscrapers and sea. opera.org.au

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Supercars Gold Coast 600 (20-22 October) A challenging street course and a party vibe make this one of Australia’s most exciting Supercar events. Soak up the atmosphere trackside as you witness talented drivers take on hairpin turns and thrilling straights. supercars.com/gold-coast

Coolangatta Gold One of surf sports’ great events. 7-8 October

Australian PGA Championship (30 November to 3 December)

The lush, undulating greens of the RACV Royal Pines Resort beckon the world’s best professional golfers for the home tournament of the Australian PGA, one of the country’s oldest golfing competitions. championship.pga.org.au

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Meet the maker

contents JUNE 2017

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10 I WHAT’S ON

62 I PHOTO ESSAY

12 I NEWS

Explore the busy streets of Hong Kong

16 I MY PLACE

70-87 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH

Ronny Chieng’s Singapore

18 I THE SHORTLIST Quirky yoga styles

20 I HOW-TO Beat first-time ski fears

22 I IMBIBE Warm up with winter cocktails

24 I FOOD TREND Nose-to-tail Japanese dining

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EXPLORE

27 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE Discover the locals’ Phuket

31 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY

From rainforest to reef in Tropical North Queensland

89 I COFFEE CITIES The new wave of coffee culture sweeping Asia

96 I LAKEFRONT LIFE Queenstown comes alive for the snow season

101 I SKI DOWN UNDER Get swept off your feet by the Australian ski fields

104 I MEET THE MAKERS The people giving new life to old crafts

114 I WONDEROUS WEST

Beauty goes green

Uncover the foodie finds of WA’s Great Southern region

32 I STYLE

123 I COUNTRY BOUND

Look sharp on the slopes

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The Goldfields and spa country of regional Victoria

34 I SUITS YOU Pull off the Lycra look

160 I BACKPAGE Tales from row 57

36 I HEALTH Ready, set, run

39 I HOMEWARES SPECIAL Top interior trends and tips

51 I SPA & WELLNESS Get your zen in Phnom Penh

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54 I RECIPE The perfect sausage roll

58 I WORK AND PLAY

ESSENTIALS 136 I Jetstar news 142 I Where we fly 151 I Entertainment guide

Planet of the Apps

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Did you know that for less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can offset your flights during the booking process?

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very June, World Environment Day gives the global community the opportunity to reflect, take action and show support for our planet. This is an important day for us, as aviation is the only industry in the world with a global commitment to climate change, with an ambitious and responsible plan to reduce emissions. At Jetstar we take our environmental and social responsibilities seriously, and we

know how important this is to our customers. That’s why we’re working hard to reduce our environmental footprint through continual improvements in fuel efficiency by creating smarter operational practices. We’re also investing in the newest and most modern aircraft like the Boeing 787, which uses up to 20 per cent less fuel and reduces the noise footprint. In addition we have lowered our electricity consumption, reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill and have offset our employee corporate travel. You too can contribute to making the planet healthier when you book a flight with us. Did you know that for less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can offset your flights during the booking process? By joining our Fly Carbon Neutral Program, you can help us mitigate a share of the unavoidable carbon emissions released during your flight. Fly carbon neutral with Jetstar and 100 per cent of your contribution is used to purchase offsets from verified carbon offset projects to protect forest and restore vegetation in Australia and around the world. With your help, together we can do our bit to ensure our planet thrives. I hope you enjoy your flight with us today.

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Today’s mission: explore beyond the stratosphere

Let your imagination play, only at Dreamworld! Australia’s largest theme park offering over 40 rides and slides, load up on LEGO® at Australia’s biggest LEGO® store, safari through Tiger Island, brave exhilarating Big 9 thrill rides, explore Indigenous culture and meet native wildlife at Dreamworld Corroboree, and splash out at Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World waterpark.

For your special Jetstar offer visit dreamworld.com.au/jetstar

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Welcome back

Despite the best efforts of Cyclone Debbie, Queensland’s Whitsundays is as beautiful as ever. Don’t miss our special Whitsundays feature in next month’s Jetstar Magazine.

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LIFE I STYLE I PEOPLE I PLACES I NEWS

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

Say hi at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium!

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

Sydney Film Festival

7-18 June Sydney, New South Wales With hot new Australian talent, world premieres, the best international films and docos, animation for the whole family and much more, Sydney Film Festival celebrates the best of screen culture. sff.org.au

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Melbourne’s favourite jazz festival is turning 20 this year and the celebrations include more than 120 events. With performances from Grammywinning singer Dianne Reeves, (right) to club sessions and radical explorations, there will be something for every jazz fan.

LUMA 2-5 June Queenstown, New Zealand

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Hunter Valley Food & Wine Festival Until 24 June Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Enjoy gourmet dinners and vineyard tours in one of Australia’s best wine regions. Bonfires, live music, cheese festivals and pie tastings are all part of this year’s lineup. winecountry.com.au

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Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2-4 June Margaret River, Western Australia

More than 40 speakers will spark your imagination with thought-provoking ideas presented over three days and at eight locations at this jampacked literature festival. mrrwfestival.com

Good Food & Wine Show

2-4 June (Melbourne), 23-25 June (Sydney) Melbourne and Sydney Foodies assemble at the annual Good Food and Wine show, hitting Melbourne and Sydney this June. Bring a big appetite and sample tonnes of amazing food, nibble your way down cheese alley and catch a cellar door session for a good drop. goodfoodshow.com.au

Celebrating 150 years, LUMA Southern Light Project is set to light up Queenstown Gardens over the Queens Birthday long weekend. With light sculptures, art, music and entertainment from Angus Muir, TOM TOM and many more, LUMA will get your creative juices following. luma.nz

PHOTOGRAPHY JERRIS MADISON, AYESHA HUSSAIN, JORDAN MCINALLY, GREAT WHITEHAVEN BEACH RUN

2-11 June Melbourne, Victoria

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Experience I WHAT’S ON

SINGAPORE

Singapore International Festival of Arts

It’s a great month to…

28 June to 9 September Singapore This year’s SIFA theme is enchantment, with a diverse program featuring stunning visual and performing arts. sifa.sg

SAMPLE some of South Australia’s finest wines as McLaren Vale Sea and Vines festival celebrates its 25th year from 10-12 June.

Barunga Festival 9-11 June Barunga, Northern Territory

Rejoicing in Indigenous culture, traditional art, sports, dance and workshops, the much-loved and iconic three-day Barunga Festival showcases the Katherine region and its communities. barungafestival.com.au

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Dark Mofo

8-21 June Hobart, Tasmania There’s no time for sleeping on the longest night of the year as Dark Mofo celebrates everything mid-winter has to offer. With art installations and events happening all over Hobart, rug up and head out into the night. darkmofo.net.au

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

the cold and head to Tropical North Queensland, where the weather is mild, the waters are stinger-free, the sun shines and the beer is cold.

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Cabaret is back in town, with the return of fan favourites such as the Variety Gala Performance, the Cabaret Dinner and the Family Gala for little cabaret lovers. adelaidecabaret.com

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out your skis and ready your boards as ski lifts whir into action across Australia and New Zealand with the start of the season.

Great Whitehaven Beach Run 18 June Hamilton Island, Queensland

Whitehaven Beach is known for pristine white sand and lapping waves, but in June it turns into the setting of an epic fitness challenge that brings passionate runners to the picturesque island. hamiltonisland.com.au

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Experience I NEWS

WE’RE LOVING

Welcome

Dean Salter, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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Cook for a cause

Some of Australia’s top restaurants have dished the dirt on their favourite recipes, all in the name of a good cause. Dish includes 90 recipes by 45 chefs from restaurants such as Palm Cove’s Nu Nu, Adelaide’s Africola and Melbourne’s Cutler & Co, with all proceeds going to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Dish is on sale from 5 June, RRP$75, dishcookbook.com

NEW ZEALAND

Shiny new snow makers

SKI’S UP! Plotting a NZ ski holiday? Don’t just set your sights on the South Island, the fields of Mt Ruapehu on the North Island have undergone some major upgrades. Whakapapa and Turoa, two of NZ’s largest ski areas, are now equipped with powerful snow-making tech, and night skiing kicks off this year at learner-friendly Happy Valley and Whakapapa Lower Mountain. mtruapehu.com

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Thanks for choosing to fly with us today – it’s great to have you on board. As the temperature drops in our corner of the world, it’s never been easier to jump on a flight to where the sun is shining. At this time of year, millions of Aussies and Kiwis take advantage of our affordable fares to destinations across South-East Asia to escape the chill. See how far the Jetstar Group can take you with our map of more than 85 destinations on pages 142 and 143. With our new flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, you can skip the Singapore connection and now fly direct to defrost even faster. Of course, it’s never too cold for a visit to Tropical North Queensland. There are plenty of things to do year-round, such as stunning cruises on the Great Barrier Reef. Take a look at our story on page 78. But for those who love to embrace the cold, why not pack your winter woollies and head to Queenstown? Check out our story on the city’s après-ski scene on page 96 and start planning your next getaway. Enjoy your flight today, and hope to see you again next time.

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Experience I NEWS

WE’RE WATCHING

JUST OPENED Terrine platter from Été. INSET: Restaurant and dessert bar 12-Micron.

Join the Tribe

West Perth welcomes a new boutique hotel with the opening of TRIBE. The nine-storey, 126-room hotel has been created with designconscious urban nomads in mind, featuring plush details and hi-tech fittings, along with an in-house café and bar menu put together by celebrity chef Tobie Puttock. Staying in step with Perth’s ongoing transformation, it’s the perfect base to explore the CBD. tribehotels.com.au

DINING HUB The skyscrapers might dominate the skyline of Barangaroo, Sydney’s newest waterfront suburb, but there is a hive of activity at ground level. Streets of Barangaroo is transforming into a dining hub, already home to Sydney stalwarts such as the Bourke Street Bakery and Lotus restaurant, along with Melbourne imports Dukes and Belles Hot Chicken. Recent additions include the highend restaurant and dessert bar 12-Micron, fun Asian-styled diner Bing’s Bao & Beer and French bistro Été from the team behind Vine Double Bay. Stay tuned for more dining and retail openings to come. thestreetsofbarangaroo.com

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Meet the gang

Cheese-loving Wallace and his longsuffering dog Gromit bounded onto our screens nearly 30 years ago, and Aardman Studio’s claymation creations have won hearts ever since. From 29 June, catch Wallace & Gromit and Friends, an exhibition containing more than 350 objects such as sets, sketches and models, at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). acmi.net.au

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INTERVIEW

Cheesy experiences

Q&A Carlotta What are your favourite cities to perform in? Well, Adelaide. I’m not saying it because I’m coming there; I’ve always loved performing in Adelaide. Even when I had the girls with the big show, Carlotta and her Beautiful Boys and Les Girls, we did our shows there for weeks on end, for many years.

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Understanding that there is no greater pairing than cheese and booze, this fromagerie in Carlton and St Kilda, Melbourne, offers cheese flights paired with boutique drops – from beer and wine to sake and whisky. Even the cocktails come with a matched fromage. For a cheese overload, go for the fondue, served with crusty bread for happy sopping. milkthecow.com.au

The New Zealand Cheese School

From blue vein to halloumi, unlock the secret to creating a lifetime’s supply of your favourite cheeses. The New Zealand Cheese School offers regular group and private classes, taught from the boutique Waikato factory of Over the Moon Dairy, teaching everyone from novice cooks to industry experts. newzealandcheeseschool.co.nz

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What are you looking forward to at the festival? Just meeting up with old friends,

It’s been more than and my audiences. I usually 50 years since Carlotta ask during the show, ‘Hands up anyone who’s never seen me first stole the show in Les Girls, Sydney’s iconic before?’ One or two usually put their hands up, and that’s it. I’ve Kings Cross cabaret a great following over the act. With her trademark had years, if they haven’t fallen off wit and honesty, the the perch. If there’s an empty showbiz legend went on seat I’ll say, ‘Oh well, then that to conquer stage and one’s gone’. screen, mowing down it true that you were political correctness and Is an inspiration for Priscilla prejudice as she went. Queen of the Desert? We chatted to the ‘Queen Well yes. I met Terence Stamp of the Cross’ ahead of (who played transgender this month’s Adelaide performer Bernadette Bassenger) and he said, ‘I Cabaret Festival. Tell us about your show Queen of the Cross It’s my one-woman show – I’m not dead yet darling – I did it at the Melbourne Festival last year and I dragged it out again. I’m working with Michael Griffiths, who’s fantastic. I’m looking forward to it because I’ve always loved Adelaide.

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Life’s a stage

believed I played you’ and I said, ‘Yes, but I was a lot prettier.’

How have you seen LGBTQI rights evolve in Australia? Oh darling, they’ve got a lot better than when I was growing up... A lot of people who didn’t get the acknowledgment fought very hard for all that. Queen of the Cross, 11-12 June, Adelaide Cabaret Festival adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY THE NEW ZEALAND CHEESE SCHOOL, DAVID HYDE

South Australian artisan cheesemaker Kris Lloyd has just released her first raw milk cheese, a coveted variety that uses only the best unpasteurised milk. The Kid, a goat’s milk cheese wrapped in vine leaves, is available now through Woodside Cheese Wrights Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills. woodsidecheese.com.au

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sk Ronny Chieng what he loves most about Singapore and he doesn’t hesitate. “The best thing about Singapore is not that it is just the best food in the world, but the fact that you can get it at all hours of the night,” he says. The stand-up comedian, who was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch last year, has a long list of favourite dishes: the classic Malaysian noodle dish char kway teow, chicken rice, grilled stingray, kaya toast and bak kut teh (soupy slow-cooked pork). What does he do as soon as he arrives in Singapore? “Go get food!” he says. Although Ronny was born in Malaysia, he lived in Singapore with his family for 10 years, attending a local neighbourhood school, then later moving to Melbourne to study law, a period of time that’s the focus of his new satirical TV show, Ronny Chieng: International Student. Now based in New York, where he is a correspondent for the multi-Emmy Award winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he still heads back to Singapore at least once a year to catch up with family and friends. Singapore has changed since Ronny grew up there. As well as “a tonne of new malls” he is happy to report that there are also “many more restaurants to explore.” See Ronny in Ronny Chieng: International Student screening on ABC and iview from 7 June. ronnychieng.com

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Experience I MY PLACE

CLOCKWISE: Loof Bar, Lau Pa Sat, a fresh durian, Ronny in action.

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PHOTOGRAPHY THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, DANNY SANTOS, SINGAPORE TOURISM, CHRISTOPHER WISE, LOOF BAR

CHINESE GARDEN Jurong Lake Gardens Central 1 Chinese Garden Road, nparks.gov.sg If you’re looking for some parknext-to-water time, anyone can go to the usual touristy hotspots such as the iconic Raffles Quay and Marina Bay. But it takes a real west-side boy (or girl) to hang out at the Chinese Gardens deep in the heartlands of Singapore in Jurong East. Walk around this park and find yourself in a real Singaporean neighbourhood – where I grew up!

FAR EAST SQUARE Raffles Place, fareastsquare.com.sg This usually quiet space hidden right in the heart of one of the busiest parts of Singapore city is where I used to go as a teenager. It’s a nice chill-out spot if you need a time-out. It features cafés, restaurants and charming shophouse facades from the earliest history of Singapore. There is also the rarely mentioned The Fuk Tak Chi Museum, housed in a beautifully restored former Taoist shrine, where you can find some insight into the lives of Singapore immigrants in the early 1800s.

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331 North Bridge Road, 03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, loof.com.sg Believe it or not you can have a good time in an open-air bar in hot, tropical Singapore. I had a birthday party here once and they really took care of me. All the usual drinks with great bar and finger food. A place with music, but not so loud that you can’t have an easy conversation. And of course fresh air and great city views.

child and hating durian. But by the end of my 10 years there, I couldn’t get enough of it. Those who have not acquired the taste will reject it outright. But don’t push them too hard into trying it, because it just means more for the rest of us.

FOREST2 3 Shenton Way, Shenton House #01-05 If you’re looking for something to do in Singapore other than eating and drinking, try a game of electronic darts. Odds are you’ll get hooked, even if you’ve never played darts before. The electronic board lights up and keeps score so you can concentrate on the fun part – throwing stuff at it. It’s more fun than you’d think, and it’s a group activity where you can still have a conversation. Mini games are also available if you get sick of traditional dart games.

OLDE CUBAN 2 Trengganu Street, oldecuban.com Tucked away in Chinatown, I’m very glad to have found this place on my last trip back to Singapore. A secret and classy, but casual bar where you can have a quiet drink and a cigar with friends. If you’re looking for something light I recommend a Montecristo 5 with a bourbon on the rocks.

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Keep up to date with Ronny on Instagram LAU PA SAT 2 Shenton Way, laupasat.biz An historic food court in the middle of the city with lots of food and drink options, and open very late. Try the satay if it’s past midnight and you don’t know what to do with yourself.

409 River Valley Road, spize.sg South-East Asia is a cultural melting pot of Indians, Malays and Chinese people, among others. What this created was wonderfully fused Asian food, such as the South-East Asian twist on roti, a traditional Indian dish. Usually eaten for breakfast or late after a long night, you can get roti prata plain or sweet, with bananas or with an egg. One of my favourite variations is murtabak, where minced meat is cooked into the prata.

COMBAT DURIAN 249 Balestier Road Forget the frozen, packed version you find overseas, the ‘King of Fruits’ can only be grown in South-East Asia, so get them at their freshest. It’s a flavour that cannot be described. I distinctly remember coming back to Singapore as a

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

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Laughter yoga clubs can be found across the network Laughter or Hasya Yoga takes yoga back to a simple, happy place. It’s designed to give you a spontaneous case of the giggles during meditation and stretches. The gentle aerobic workout helps reduce stress, boost endorphins and is guaranteed to leave you with a big smile on your face.

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practise your child’s pose in this healing setting.

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1. Get kitted out

Take the fear out of first-time skiing with these simple tips WORDS SHONAGH WALKER

y first skiing experience was marked by a ferocious hangover, a clumsy chairlift ride to the summit of the mountain and numerous face plants as my so-called friends watched me slide messily down a black run. Skiing is an activity that one needs to be well prepared for and it must be approached with a clear head, which is why the two-hour drinking session at the end is called après (after) and not avant (before).

1. Get kitted out Purchase a proper ski ensemble to avoid looking like a Gaper (a completely clueless skier). Bright, mismatched colours might earn you the nickname “Skittle”, but your posse will be able to find you anywhere on the hill. That’s a good thing. Ensure there are plenty of pockets in both your pants and your jacket to stash your stuff (skiing with a backpack sucks). Buy lined, waterproof gloves and plenty of thin layers that you can add or remove as the temperature varies. Suss out season passes instead of day passes. It often works out

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cheaper and typically gives you access to more than one mountain.

2. Safety first A helmet is nonnegotiable. Buy it when you do your goggles, to avoid Gaper Gap (a large gap between goggles and your helmet). A good salesperson will fit the goggles to your helmet, which eliminates forehead sunburn, wind chill – and embarrassment.

3. Riding the chairlift Stay calm and listen to the lift attendant (liftie). Stand on the marked spot, hold your poles in your left hand and let the chair bump your bottom before relaxing into the seat.

Skiing can be frustrating but, above all, it’s great fun

Tuck the poles under your leg first, then let everyone know you’re lowering the safety bar. As you calmly hop off the chair point your ski tips up, then lower them until they are flat on the snow. Stand up and lean forward to slide away from the lift. Clear the area immediately. If you stack, they’ll stop the

lift until you are upright again, so don’t freak out.

4. Read the signs Work out your bunny run (novice skier learning area) from your green runs (beginner slopes) and your blue runs (more difficult) from your blacks and double blacks (difficult, extremely difficult). If a sign says

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“unpatrolled” it means that area isn’t monitored by ski patrol, so avoid it. If you get into trouble out back your insurance won’t cover your rescue. On that note, purchase great insurance and keep a trail map in your pocket.

5. Ski in the direction you wish to go When I started skiing, I

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was terrified of crashing, so I turned my body uphill to slow down. I crashed. Pointing your body downhill improves your posture and balance, and once you’ve mastered connecting turns, you’ll ace slowing down and stopping. It pays to book at least three professional lessons when starting out.

6. Have fun Skiing can be frustrating but, above all, it’s great fun. Just keep your safety front of mind, as well as that of the people you’re sharing the mountain with, and relax and enjoy. This very special social sport comes hand-inhand with a community feel and party vibe. The

time off the mountain (après), typically 4pm to 6pm, is just as important as time on the hill. Remember though, that one drink at altitude is usually equivalent to three at sea level, so take it easy. Especially until you acclimatise. Altitude sickness mixed with a hangover is no fun.

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AS THE WEATHER COOLS, DISCOVER WARMING COCKTAILS WORDS SARAH GAMBONI

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ust as our wardrobe gets a winter makeover, so too should our order at the bar. Mulled wine and spiced cocktails are the scarf and boots of the booze world, keeping us toasty through the cooler months. For Luca Capecchi of The Commons in Sydney, now’s the time to pull out the stock pot for a batch of mulled wine. “There is something magical about mulled wine in winter… It’s like a spiced warm hug,” he says. Having grown up in Milan, Luca makes his mulled wine in the northern Italian tradition. “A classic recipe features a full-bodied red wine, such as sangiovese, with sugar, cinnamon, cloves, lemon and orange zest, but of course there is always a little secret.

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There is something magical about mulled wine in winter… We love to add grated nutmeg, star anise and something else I cannot reveal,” Luca says. Michael Madrusan at The Everleigh cocktail bar in Melbourne also likes to turn up the heat on his drinks menu. “Every winter we look forward to serving hot toddies and hot buttered rum,” Michael says. To make the bar’s signature hot buttered rum, Michael combines aged rum with a nob of unsalted butter, freshly grated nutmeg, hot water and honey, then steams it with a coffee-

machine wand until it’s warm and creamy. According to Michael, it’s also a great time to embrace darker spirits and fortified wines, such as brandy, whisky and tawny port, along with warming spices such as ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. “Our ginger toddy with cold-pressed ginger juice, Calvados apple brandy and honey soothes the throat and soothes the soul.” Another must-try in the winter months is the ‘Penicillin’ cocktail, says Michael. “Created by one of my closest friends, Sam Ross, this fiery favourite can be found all over the world. This medicinal treat is guaranteed to see off a sore throat and sniffles.” A cocktail that keeps us in good health? We’ll drink to that.

60ml Scotch whisky 22ml lemon juice 11ml ginger syrup 11ml honey syrup 7ml Islay whisky Crystallised ginger, to garnish

METHOD Add all ingredients except the Islay whisky to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a frozen double rocks glass with ice. Add Islay whisky on top and garnish with crystallised ginger.

Recipe taken from A Spot at the Bar by Michael Madrusan and Zara Young, Hardie Grant Books, RRP $45

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NOSE-TO-TAIL DINING AT THE HANDS OF A JAPANESE BARBECUE CHEF IS AN ART FORM WORDS KRYSIA BONKOWSKI

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espite his patchy English and my non-existent Japanese, I convey a rough itinerary to my Tokyo taxi driver. “Sendai,” he says. “You have to try gyutan.” A specialty of this northern city, the dish of flamegrilled beef tongue is emblematic of traditional Japanese barbecue – taking one part of the

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animal and perfecting it. Nose-to-tail cooking in Japan is elevated to a craft. At Sendai’s popular Date no Gyutan, diners watch chefs expertly flipping delicate slices of tongue over a charcoal grill. The meat when it comes, with rice, pickles and a barley and ox-tail soup, is tender and bursting with flavour. Cow tongue wasn’t a common cut in Japan until Sendai chef Keishiro Sano

began experimenting with it during post-WWII food shortages. You can still try gyutan at his original restaurant Aji Tasuke.

Flaming good Japan is no stranger to the joys of flame-grilled meat. Yakitori, traditionally chicken but often also any meat on a stick, and yakiniku (roughly meaning grilled meat) can be found countrywide. Horumon – discarded meats – is

cuisine dedicated to offal. Tokyo’s Omoide Yokochō, known as Memory Lane (or by the less poetic, Piss Alley), is a warren of minute izakaya (Japanese pubs) in west Shinjuku where salarymen perched on stools unwind over beers and barbecue. On smoking grills, cooks flame nearly anything you can stick on a skewer, from chicken gizzards to grilled salamander.

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New sensation In Australia nose-to-tail dining is gaining ground thanks to meat eaters wanting to consume more responsibly. Izakayastyled venues tap into our love of barbecue, and manage to sneak in a few unexpected cuts. Ramen bar by day and yakitori by night, Sydney’s Chaco Bar recalls cosy neighbourhood izakayas. Japanese barbecue usually makes the most of a beast, from offal to crispy skin. Owner Keita Abe hasn’t shied away from it here. “Buddhism teaches that all living animals, those are God. Before we eat we say itadakimasu, which means ‘I am taking your life and soul’,” he says.

“So head-to-tail (dining) in Japan is commonsense and nothing special.” Keita’s skewers range from the familiar (organic pork belly and spicy lamb shoulder) to gristle, heartpipes and liver. Bones and other cuts flavour the stock for the next day’s ramen. While Keita has found some diners avoid offal, Chaco Bar also attracts a more open-minded bunch. “We often have celebrity chefs visiting us such as Neil Perry, Adam Liaw, Phil Wood of Rockpool, Clayton Wells from Automata, Nicholas Wong of Cho Cho San and more, and they all eat internal meats,” he says. “And many of our customers are not hesitant to eat internals. “I was confident before we started Chaco Bar that most Japanese food would be loved in Australia, because we are one of the best foodie countries in the world.”

Brisbane birds

Scrumptious skewers from Chaco Bar. MAIN: Bird’s Nest Restaurant in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

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Marie Yokoyama and Emi Kamada started Bird’s Nest Restaurant in West End to introduce traditional Japanese yakitori to Brisbane.

“There are over 50,000 yakitori restaurants in Japan, ranging from your street stalls to Michelin Star-rated restaurants,” Marie says. “We brought a restaurant to Australia that I guess is somewhere in between.” The duo trained under yakitori chefs in Tokyo, applying their skills to Australian ingredients and palates. “Traditional Japanese yakitori dining is a unique experience,” Marie says. “It’s about trusting the yakitori master to cook the most amazing chicken. It’s about drinking cold beers and eating scrumptious skewers, even if you don’t know what they are.” At first, Marie was nervous about Australian reactions to “exotic” cuts. But four years and a second venue later, her fears have been allayed. “We have found that Australian people are very receptive … If they are open to trying the more exotic parts, there are very few that dislike them.”

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Spectacular sunrise

Participate in a training class of muay Thai at Suwit, a Phuket gym that has been putting visitors and locals through their paces for the past 20 years. Whether you’re a beginner or a master of the sport referred to as ‘the science of eight limbs’, there will be a class to suit. Note: every Friday is fight night and open to the public. suwitmuaythai.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Phuket from above, local boys play at muay Thai, a streetside crepe stall, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket sunrise.

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Phuket’s western coast rewards those who rise with the sun with painterly expressions of the sky, swirled with pink and daubed with orange. Hire a vessel – such as a paddleboard or catamaran – and ride the currents out to the Andaman Sea. If you want to go further afield, book a long-tail boat to explore secluded beaches and soaring limestone cliffs around Koh Phi Phi. visit-phiphi.com/long-tailphiphi

Boat Avenue, a large street mall stacked with colourful shipping containers in Bangtao, northwestern Phuket, is aimed squarely at expats and travellers. Try the breakfast mainstays such as bacon and eggs at Waya Cafe or a better-than-decent brew and a few sweet treats from nearby Bake. Enjoy natural yoghurt with fruit salad or banana pancakes with maple syrup and order a few paninis to go. boatavenuephuket.com

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DINNER

AFTERNOON A savvy way to see the sights is to fly in a helicopter over Phuket. The joy ride offers passengers a bird’s-eye view of the island, clad in jungle and surrounded by sparkling sea. Marvel at the little people and mini fishing boats below. helithaiandassociates.com

Arrange your posse in one of the al fresco zones overlooking the pool and choose from beautifully presented platters

Be sure to book ahead for the seafood buffet at Edgewater Beach Bistro at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. Arrange your posse in one of the al fresco zones overlooking the pool and choose from beautifully presented platters piled high with oysters, prawns, crabs and salmon, as well as an array of inspired seasonal vegetables spiked with Thai flavours. outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/ thailand/phuket/outriggerlaguna-phuket-beach-resort

DRINKS Forget the hubbub of Patong Beach and bunker down in the swanky Siam Supper Club alongside a motley crew of expats. Ask the bartender to muddle up your favourite, then stay perched at the bar, tapping your toes to tinkling jazz. siamsupperclub.com

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Learn how to cook some of Thailand’s celebrated staples with chef Woropoon Ninthom at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort’s Dee Plee restaurant. The cooking class begins with a local market tour followed by a lesson where you will learn to make dishes such as tom yum goong and Chiang Mai noodles. The class is capped off with a fivecourse feast of the fare you have mastered. The cooking class and restaurants at Anantara are open to the public but bookings must be made in advance. phuket.anantara.com/spicespoons---anantara-cookingschool/

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THE FASHION CYCLE How to look fabulous on two wheels

Three top tips for cyclists

WORDS PETER BARRETT

1. Match clothes for purpose. Racing road bikes with mates? Suit up in Lycra. Picking up some milk from the shops? Shorts and a singlet are fine. 2. Quality equals comfort. Merino undershirts, proper bike shorts with in-built chamois and lightweight rain jackets will look good but feel even better. 3. Earn your shirt. See that guy wearing a Tour de France yellow jersey? If it’s not Cadel Evans he’s probably committing a deep Lycra Land faux pas.

To Lycra or not to Lycra?

one niggling question may be blocking a national cycling revolution

from a friend. However, a fashionista friend deep inside the road biking bubble tells me: good quality knicks or bib shorts that go over the shoulder are essential (they won’t dig in to your stomach or move around); gaudy and graphic-heavy Tour de

France-style team stripes are out (instead, look for plain designs in simple colours, made by brands such as Rapha); and, as the temperature drops, ensure you have arm warmers, knee warmers and elegantly pocketable outer layers (removable as the day heats up).

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DID YOU KNOW that four million Australians ride a bike each week? Or that men are almost twice as likely to get around on two wheels than women? It’s all revealed in comprehensive research by the Australian Bicycle Council. What the survey doesn’t reveal is how one niggling question may be blocking a national cycling revolution: What the hell do I wear? I’ve grappled with the bike-fashion dilemma for years. I went through a phase of wearing padded shorts and fluoro slickers, commuting at reckless speed to an office job in the city. Now I work for myself, my bike trips into town are more languid. There’s no shower waiting for me at the other end, so I just wear regular clothes: jeans, shirt, sports jacket and regular shoes. Shabby hipster chic, you might call it. The men who whizz past me also display their own tribal plumage. The greater western commuter. The high-viz frequent bell ringer. A flock of common Lycra weavers. I’m no Lycra expert. I’ve owned only one pair of bicycle shorts bought (in hindsight, bizarrely) secondhand

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Run for your life Everyone can be a runner – even if you’ve never run before, as Lucy Siebert discovers

Queensland’s Wynnum parkrun sets off. INSET: A young runner crosses the finishing line.

and friendly words for everyone, mums and dads with young kids or babies strapped into prams, and walkers with excited dogs. Welcome to parkrun – a free, timed 5km community phenomenon. Every Saturday morning at parks across Australia – and the world – parkrunners gather to run or walk with their family, friends and neighbours. Proceedings got underway just before 8am with a round of applause for that week’s volunteers and a welcome to the parkrun tourists – participants who were visiting from other parts of the world. The firsttimers then introduced themselves – about five of

Try it here us nervously raised our hands. Then the siren blasted and we were off. The front-runners bounded off into the distance and I nervously settled into a gentle jog. About 2km in I realised that while I was out of breath and pretty sure I couldn’t hold a decent conversation, I was genuinely having fun. About 1km further and my happy running high began to fade. My jog steadily slowed to a shuffle. The morning sun started to feel too hot. “We’ve just got to keep going!” a friendly voice next to me piped up. “Yes, we can do it!” I replied overly confidently. We struck up a gasping

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conversation and about 10 minutes later, crossed the line together to the cheers of the volunteers. We’d done it! The endorphin rush and sense of achievement was immediate. I’m now a regular at my local parkrun in Melbourne, working towards my 50th event. I’ve also had a taste of volunteering and discovered cheering on runners and walkers provides as much of an endorphin hit as the actual running. Turns out running is my thing after all.

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IT’S FAIR TO SAY that running has never been my ‘thing’. At the compulsory school cross-country event, aged 13, I abandoned the course. It was the more dignified option than crossing the finish line long after the star athletes with their skinny legs, trendy running kits and medals dangling from their necks. From then on, I decided running wasn’t for me. But that was before a series of family health scares prompted me to seriously consider regular, strenuous, physical activity. That’s how I found myself on a sunny Saturday morning in January at what can only be described as a running club. “What are you doing woman?!” my internal critic shouted. Fair point – a look around prompted a flashback to that cross-country event decades earlier: there were fit people stretching and warming up. But as I peered around, I began to notice that the athletic gods were actually in the minority. Ninety per cent of the 80odd parkrunners looked like normal people. There was a clutch of runners with grey hair

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Get cosy this winter

Give your home a mid-year makeover with our inspirational style guide Seeing green

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Interiors are getting brighter and bolder and are just begging to be lived in

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SMART TECH With technology moving faster than ever, our homes need to find new ways to keep up. Wireless charging stations are being built into side tables, lamps and kitchen worktops to keep phone batteries at 100 per cent without fussy chords. We love: IKEA’s super-smart range of integrated wireless chargers. ikea.com/au

Mixing Prints & Patterns This is a trend for the bold. Try playing with dots, stripes, geometric patterns and floral prints. Use texture to add depth with linens, pillows and art. We love: Osborne & Little’s Rainforest line paired with Mikado Velvets, available through Seneca. senecatextiles.com.au

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Forget about keeping the rules of a certain style – try mixing and matching instead. Like deep-jewel tones, art-deco influences and safari-inspired prints? Put them together and see what works. Eclectic is its own look this season. We love: The statement-making patterns from British wallpaper designers Cole and Son. cole-and-son.com

Forget about sticking with one set style. Eclectic is its own look this season

TACTILE TEXTURES Mix in wool blankets, hand knits and heavy cottons for a tactile edge to this season. Nothing will be neat; raw edges, fringe and tassels set a relaxed and comfy mood. We love: The luxurious 24 KARAT collection from Kip & Co. kipandco.com.au

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PLUSHY FURNITURE Maybe it’s the changing way people are using their homes that’s pushing this evolution in furniture design. Gone are structured shapes in favour of curved, feminine forms in sofas, chairs and tables that always put comfort above all else, perfect for afternoons bingeing on Netflix with your favourite snacks. We love: The ‘Marais’ collection from Sage X Clare, designed for bohemian lounging. sageandclare.com

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A pop of colour for the porch

The green house From oxygen-pumping plants to plush furniture, the 2017 PANTONE Colour of the Year – Greenery – is the hot interiors shade

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1.WEST ELM hand-loomed silk pillows, from $44, westelm.com.au 2. LINEN HOUSE Tangier Décor, from $24.95, linenhouse.com.au 3. MATT BLATT Astro wire dining chair in green, $195, mattblatt.com.au 4. FENTON&FENTON Rattan plant stand in spiral natural, from $190, fentonandfenton.com.au 5. MILK & SUGAR Matias 40cm clock in grey, $74.95, milkandsugar.com.au 6. MATT BLATT Lexington velvet three-seater sofa in Grass, $2495, mattblatt.com.au 7. ZANUI Tidal cushion, $79.95, zanui.com.au 8. ZANUI Jessica marble side table in gold/green, $169.95, zanui.com.au 9. MATT BLATT Replica Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and ottoman in light green, $1495, mattblatt. com.au 10. MARIO LUCA GIUSTI Salad Bowl in Green, $270, fentonandfenton.com.au

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Choose two colours that work together

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The pros weigh in We quiz a few of our favourite style gurus for their top interior design tips and tricks

CARLY SCHULZ AND LEIGHTON BROW House Rules winners and Lorraine Lea Styling Partners What is your favourite homewares store? In Adelaide, I like to purchase from a little shop close to me in Glenelg called Home Basics, and in Melbourne I always go to House of Orange/HK Living. Lorraine Lea has a great range of homewares, linen and towels, and I love the quality. How do you inject personality into interior design? Try to decorate with things that you like but make sure the pieces you choose complement each other and tell a story. I love so many different styles, designs and trends but I cannot have them all in the same room because it would look ridiculous. Try choosing two

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main colours that work together and have a small amount of another that can be your ‘pop’ (of colour). If you want to keep it simple, try mixing different textures, it’s far easier than colours. I believe you can mix styles as well, but not too many. I always add something a little quirky into each space that reflects my personality. How can people integrate new design trends into their home? When a whole home renovation isn’t an option, you can give your spaces a fresh look by changing your soft furnishings and decorator pieces. Cushions, throws, wall hangings, planter pots and rugs are easy to integrate with your existing décor, and are a more costeffective way to keep up with the seasonal trends.

What’s your favourite interior design/homewares trend? Faux-fur pieces are so big right now, and they’re perfect for making the home feel cosy and inviting for winter. I love layering the couch and bed with lots of textured decorator pieces, patterns and cushions in different shapes and sizes. Your top interior design tip? Imagine yourself using the space and create it around your wants and needs. Then it will be a practical yet perfect space for you. So many designs and styles work, so make a mood board of the look you’re going for. There’s no right or wrong, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself or get overwhelmed.

Styling Collective thestylingcollective.com What is your favourite homewares store? I love being able to support small, local businesses like Au Fait Living on the Gold Coast. Other stores like Freedom, United Interiors, West Elm and Zanui always have a huge range of products that I love and work well with a range of styles. What’s your favourite interior design/homewares trend? Some of my favourite trends include using darker colours like deep greens and plum with a mix of soft pastels, woven baskets and pendants and, of course, greenery. How do you inject personality into interior design? Buy what you love and not what is on trend! This will mean you won’t want to restyle in a few months’ time and the space will feel much more like home. Your top interior design tip? Start by buying the larger items such as a sofa, bedhead or dining table first and work from there. These items will give you a good base to work from and then you can begin bringing in your desired colours, textures, homewares and artwork to bring the space together. And don’t overdo it, less is always more!

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Roomie roomie.co.nz What is your favourite homewares store? Online shopping has progressed in leaps and bounds in New Zealand in the past five years, and many small Kiwi creatives are able to be accessed online, giving you the power to shop for locally made products. How can people integrate design trends into their home? Have an overall visual plan for each space, but incorporate items that have context to your home and your life. Family heirlooms and travel treasures help bring interest to a space, and avoid a cookie-cutter interior space. If you love something, then buy it in its own right – don’t try to make something fit into an overall style or theme. An eclectic home is the best kind.

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LISA QUINN-SCHOFIELD How do you inject personality into interior design? Consciously avoid impulse buys, and purchase quality items that fit with your personal style and relate to your space. This will result in a more authentic home. Your top interior design tip? Explore your style through magazines and social media sites such as Pinterest, and don’t be afraid to DIY. But engage with a professionals such as architects, kitchen or interior designers when you need them; they have a wealth of knowledge and can help you avoid making costly mistakes.

What’s your favourite current interior design/homewares trend? I am loving that the ’80s and ’90s are making a comeback. Curved glass tables, anthuriums and pampas grass, travertine accents and creamy colour palettes with a touch of rattan weave furniture. How can people integrate design trends into their home? Slowly and minimally. The thing about design trends are they are exactly that, trends, and they will pass fairly quickly. It is best to go with items that you connect with and collect pieces from a range of different stores

Featherhorse featherhorse.com.au What is your favourite homewares store? Working in interiors, I love homewares from absolutely everywhere but I must say Mobilia in Claremont, WA, has an incredible collection of designer homewares and carries so many unique stand-out pieces. What’s your favourite current interior design/homewares trend? I love homewares that mix unexpected materials together. Designer Jaime Hayon is a master of the unexpected. His work makes my heart smile and it’s timeless.

rather than all at once from only one place. The best items to give your home a simple update are soft furnishings like cushions and curtains, a new rug or a piece of art. These are all items that can carry a colour palette without you having to replace larger items like sofas or dining tables. What is your favourite place/ store to shop for homewares? In Melbourne it is a store called Mr Kitly (mrkitly.com. au). They stock the best local and international handmade homewares and everything is so incredibly quirky and sculptural, and they

How do you inject personality into interior design? I love art in a space ... Whether it’s sculptural or twodimensional, art is always the talking point of any room. How can people integrate design trends into their home? Be brave. Paint is such an easy and affordable way to experiment with current trends. Accessorise with homewares – cushions, prints and vessels. A new colour carried across a few pieces will create an instant new look for your space. Your top interior design tip? Like you, your space is ever evolving. Be open to change, get creative and surround yourself only with things you love. Experiment with layers and play with opposites like mixing dark with light, textural with smooth, old with new. Most importantly, be real, be yourself. It’s your space and should reflect you.

represent wonderful artists. Internationally, my favourite place to shop is Japan. I always come home with a suitcase full of perfectly imperfect ceramics, handmade papers and beautifully crafted metal homewares. It’s just heaven! Your top interior design tip? Start with a clear vision. Mood boards are the perfect way to create a visual vocabulary and help you begin understanding what style you are going for… Make sure to include aspirational (and realistic) rooms as inspiration, hard finishes, styles of furniture, art and decorating inspiration.

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Pampered in Phnom Penh CHANGES ARE AT HAND IN THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL’S SPA SCENE WORDS ROXANE HORTON

CAMBODIA IS FAMOUS for its World Heritage-listed temples, stunning scenery, and its delicate and delicious food. Less well known are the opportunities to indulge in relaxing and invigorating spa treatments. From Seeing Hands massages (conducted by blind masseurs) to rosebud and jasmine scrubs, here are five Phnom Penh spas to try.

SOFITEL SO SPA Treatment: So Rejuvenating facial (60 minutes) Price: US$60 (plus 17% VAT and service charge) Address: Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeetra, 26 Old August Site sofitel.com/Phnom_Penh The So Spa at the five-star Sofitel Hotel is a luxurious, zen space featuring moody timbers and calming relaxation music. You’ll be greeted with chilled ginger tea and an iced face cloth before being led to a large pink and white treatment suite. The spa menu is divided into starters, mains and desserts, and includes

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SEEING HANDS MASSAGE Treatment: Body massage (60 minutes) Price: US$7 Address: 12, 13 Preah Ang Eng Street Seeing Hands employs blind masseurs, giving them the opportunity to make an independent living, and now has outlets throughout Cambodia. The Phnom Penh spa room is basic – a communal, unisex space with six beds. A sighted receptionist takes you to change into blue tunic and pants resembling medical scrubs. After you’ve changed, your masseur deftly places clean towels over the bed, takes your arm and quietly asks you to lie face down. Signs on the wall request silence, broken only by

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the talking clocks that alert the masseurs to the time. There’s no sugar-coating it; the massages can be vigorous, but if you’re on a budget or believe in “no pain, no gain”, you’ll love it. Tip: Avoid drinking water before you go, as you might be uncomfortable during the full-body massage. Stick with a foot massage if you’re fainthearted.

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Treatment: Anti-ageing and firming facial (55 minutes) Price: US$34 (plus US$5 tip) Address: Corner Sothearos Boulevard and Street 178 bodia-spa.com Hidden up a flight of stairs away from the main tourist areas, Bodia Spa is a beautifully designed, organic space with curved, slatted walls, contemporary Asian furniture and hardwood floors. In the cocoon-like treatment rooms, gentle hands apply soft, sweetsmelling concoctions made from avocado, egg white and lemon juice to your face. While the anti-ageing and firming facial is working its magic, your beautician will massage your hands and feet. You may never want to leave. Tip: Bodia offers complimentary tuk tuk pick-up from any hotel in Phnom Penh.

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you can’t go past the traditional Lulur body scrub BLISS SPA Treatment: Traditional Lulur Scrub (45 minutes) and Bliss Aroma massage (60 or 90 minutes) Price: US$26 (plus US$4 tip) Address: 29, Street 240, Phnom Penh blissspacambodia.com Walk past the racks of cotton dresses, pants and tops in the Bliss boutique until you reach an urn brimming with lotus flowers. The spa menu includes a full range of beauty and spa treatments but you can’t go past the traditional Lulur body scrub made from crushed rose buds and fresh jasmine flowers blended with turmeric powder and rice to smooth and nurture your skin. It is followed with a soothing lavender oil massage for total relaxation and rejuvenation. Bliss by name and bliss by nature. Tip: Take extra cash to treat yourself to something from the Bliss Boutique on the way out.

PHNOM PENH AIRPORT PLAZA PREMIUM LOUNGE WELLNESS SPA Treatment: Foot Massage (30 minutes) Price: US$20 (plus US$2 tip) Address: Phnom Penh International Airport plaza-network.com There’s nothing sweeter than an encore. After you have passed through airport security look for the signs pointing to the massage rooms inside the Plaza Premium Lounge Wellness Spa. Hop into that chair and let your feet feel the love for half an hour before your flight. It’s the perfect way to get ready for your journey home. Tip: Access to the lounge is available to anyone for a fee of US$35 (two-hour limit, not

including massage). Business class travellers and members of reciprocal airport lounges receive complimentary access. Australian designer Roxanne Horton regularly travels to Cambodia to source hand-loomed silk for her label Alexandria Main. alexandriamain.com

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dults might pretend they cook sausage rolls for the kids at a party, but it’s not only little hands reaching in for second helpings. A British import embraced Down Under, a crumbling, oven-hot sausage roll recalls burnt tongues and happy tummies. When asked to contribute a recipe for Echo Publishing’s The Great Australian Baking Book, out this month, New-Zealand born chef Daniel Wilson turned to this classic. “I have fond memories of getting sausage rolls from the school tuck shop in primary school – and devouring them at kids’ birthday parties,” Daniel says. “Simple food like sausage rolls are very comforting and transport us back to being a kid again. Food is a great evoker of memories.” The all-ages favourite is a fitting choice for a fine-dining chef who has helped transform quickfix food in Melbourne. After honing his skills across the US and then Melbourne, Daniel started Huxtable, one of the first high-end restaurants in Fitzroy’s Smith Street. A few years later, he and business partners Jeff Wong and Dante Ruaine made an unexpected move; they purchased a shopfront on the

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Collingwood side of the street and opened the first Huxtaburger. In no time, there were queues out the door for burgers of grass-fed Wagyu beef or organic tofu in soft, subtly sweet buns, paired with craft beer and a thumping soundtrack. And the pace hasn’t slowed; there are now five Hutxaburgers around Melbourne, with more local sites and a possible interstate expansion on the cards. Daniel credits their fast-food success to their restaurant pedigree. “I believe our uncompromising decision to use fresh and top-quality produce is the key,” he says. “We essentially wanted to take our restaurant sensibilities to a fast, casual market for everyone.” When asked if he prefers fine dining or home cooked, Daniel is stumped – “It’s like picking a favourite child!” Luckily, his sausage rolls will keep anyone’s inner child perfectly happy.

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Sausage rolls METHOD To make the sausage mix, place all three meats in a food processor and pulse until almost fine, but with some texture still. Place in a large bowl and add the vegetables, parsley, garlic, potato starch, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, until the sausage mix is emulsified. You can do this by beating it against the sides of the bowl. You must make sure that it remains as cold as possible at all times, otherwise it can split. Reserve, covered, in the fridge until needed. To make the sausage rolls, place a sheet of puff pastry on your chopping board and cut it in half lengthways. Try to work quickly so that the pastry doesn’t become too warm and soft. Roll enough of the sausage mix into a 2 cm-thick log to fit the length of the pastry. Place on the pastry, about a third of the way back from one edge. Using a pastry brush, place some egg yolk on the wide part of the pastry. Fold over the narrow part of the pastry and stick it down on the part with the egg. Try to make sure that the pastry is snug around the sausage, then press the two layers of pastry together with a fork all the way along the joined pastry. Place on a lined tray in the freezer to firm up (freezing the sausage rolls makes them much easier to cut, and the pastry cooks better from frozen). Repeat with the rest of the pastry and sausage mix.

• 400g beef mince • 200g veal mince • 200g pork mince • 1 medium carrot, very finely chopped • 1 stick celery, very finely chopped • 1 brown onion, very finely chopped • 1 cup finely chopped parsley • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tbsp potato starch (available at Asian grocery stores) • 8 sheets butter puff pastry • 4 egg yolks, beaten with a fork

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• 4 ripe tomatoes, diced • 2 brown onions, diced • 6 cloves garlic, sliced • 1 cup raw sugar • 1 cup malt vinegar • 1 cup water • 1 stick cinnamon • 2 star anise

To make the relish, cook everything together until thick. Remove spices, and blitz the mixture in a food processor. To cook the sausage rolls, pre-heat oven to 200°C. Remove the sausage roll logs from the freezer, brush the tops with egg yolk and allow them to sit for 10–15 minutes to soften slightly. Slice into eight pieces per log, or whatever size you like. Place on a lined tray, without over-crowding. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. The sausage rolls should be golden and the pastry crisp. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving,as they will be very hot! For an alternative ‘grown-up’ version, dice 150g sharp-tasting cheddar and 3 tablespoons of pickled jalapeños and add to the sausage mix.

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TASSIE WINTER ESCAPE Escape to an island that does winter indulgence like no other. Comfort-food cooking classes, bread hot from the oven and local pinot and whisky tastings by roaring fires. Tasmanian Whisky Week is taking a glass half full approach to winter this August. Starting in Launceston, explore the north, get outdoors, pick out treats and drop in at distillery doors as you close in on Hobart to celebrate everything about the golden drop.

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A. RIVERFLY TASMANIA. Pick a fly fishing trip to match your mood, meet your guide and cast off in Tasmania, one of the world’s last great wild fisheries. Choose from lakeside lessons at Josef Chromy vineyard, a day trip to local freestone rivers or go wild for a few days at remote highland lakes. Classes cover everything from rigging your rod and basic casts to double-hauling and aerial mends for more experienced anglers.

B. THE RED FEATHER INN. One of the island’s oldest convict-built inns holds the secret to cooking rustic winter comfort food. A host of wintery cooking classes start early and draw on into the afternoon. Pick from the ever-popular ‘To Market To Market’ class that begins with a visit to a local market before a day of winter cooking and feasting. With a full belly, choose a bottle of pinot from the wine list, retire to your cosy room and indulge in a hot, steamy bath.

TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK. As winter waves its final chilling magic across the island, head to Hobart for a final farewell tipple at the central hub of Tasmanian Whisky Week – held from 4 to 13 August in distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels. Throughout, Tasmanian distilleries open their doors for behind-the-scenes public tours with the distillers, provide access to unreleased whiskies and offer dining opportunities to showcase their award-winning products. It’s a feast of memorable whisky events that will stay with you long after the final dram.

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wine trapped in a bottle. Prickly Mo cellar door will provide the music, the fireplace and the vino – all that’s missing is you. Warm up dancing to live music, snuggling in the barn under woolly blankets, sipping mulled wine by the fire, or lounging on velvet floor cushions while nibbling on a grazing plate.

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A snow-coated Cradle Mountain encourages winter wonderland fun. Recharge with warm porridge and head out for alpine adventures. Prefer to stay in? Relax in a hot tub or enjoy a soothing winter massage. If snow begins to lightly fall, relax in front of a log fire. Take in the snow-dome views - you might even spy a wombat waddling past.

F. MOLE CREEK. Rug up and head underground. Follow the trickle of streams to the caves where glow worms create a spectacular light show. What’s hidden below can be as unfamiliar as what lies above, when you consider the paranormal activity about town. At Mole Creek Hotel, friendly folk serve hearty meals (think roast lamb pie), pour local Tassie Tiger beer, share ghostly tales, and reveal the mysteries of the Tasmanian Tiger.

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G. ROSS BAKERY. You can feel the magic of Ross as you cross the convict-built bridge and stroll its streets lined with elms, past sandstone buildings dating back to Ross’s origins as one of Tasmania’s early garrison towns. Local favourite is Ross Village Bakery. It takes a barrow-load of firewood each baking day to keep its 19th century wood-fired oven turning out warm bread, its famed scallop pies and one of the best vanilla slices you’ll ever eat – flaky pastry, creamy custard and not too sweet.

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H. REDLANDS DISTILLERY. Tucked away in an 1840s colonial inn is Redlands Distillery – where great things come in small batches. Australia’s only paddock-to-bottle distillery, every step of the whiskymaking process is done in-house with every ingredient sourced on site. Take a tour, visit the cellar door or sink into a Chesterfield to sip single malt and enjoy food made with local ingredients.

I. RICHMOND. Wander the cobbled streets of this picture-perfect village and cross Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour. Stand in the cell of the Richmond Gaol, Australia’s oldest, for an eerie insight into the hardships of early Van Diemen’s Land convict life. Relax on the banks of the Coal River with a picnic while feeding the local ducks.

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A WikiCamps site. INSET: WikiCamps co-founder Russell Corbin.

orget Planet of the Apes; we’re living on the Planet of the Apps. Last year Apple announced it had passed the milestone of two million apps in its online store, which had been downloaded more than 130 billion (yes, that’s a b) times. Whatever your bent, there’s a good chance some entrepreneurial person out there has devised a software application specifically for it. And when it comes to travel, living in the app age has made the world simultaneously smaller and more manageable. But consider it from the other side of the tech divide: in

Australia is a big place and we knew we couldn’t keep it up to date all by ourselves... a cut-throat competitive market, what does it take to bring an app to life?

WikiCamps Brothers Russell and Cliff Corbin were on their “second lap around Australia” when they came up with the idea for WikiCamps, a database of camping grounds, caravan parks, backpacker hostels and other points of camping

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interest. Camping was already in their blood – Russell was born on their parents’ grand trip around the continent in 1983 – and they found that most camping publications were out of date and lacking basic information. “We decided to develop WikiCamps with the idea of having the most up-todate information available where people could post comments and photos, and provide first-hand details,” says Russell. The brothers spent two years travelling around Australia exploring their WikiCamps brainwave. It was time well spent. Following its release in 2012, WikiCamps has expanded into New

Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK, and has had more than half a million downloads, making it the largest camping app in Australia. Tapping into the hive mind has served the Corbins well. It’s allowed the them to leave their jobs to concentrate on WikiCamps full time – and to follow it up with their Fuel Map app to help users find the cheapest petrol in Australia. They also have a soon-to-bereleased app for finding gas bottle refill locations. “Australia is a big place and we knew we couldn’t keep it up to date all by ourselves, which is why we decided to use the crowd-sourced approach. Many hands make light work.”

SoloTraveller Troy Elmes was walking Spain’s famed Camino trail – alone – when the idea came to him for the SoloTraveller app. Journeying 800 kilometres on his own got him thinking about the number of solo travellers who might enjoy finding someone to share the experience with. Being older than your average backpacker, “I also noticed how difficult it was to meet new people within my age range, and that

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there was an incredibly large and diverse group of travellers out there looking for the same connection, information and new experiences,” Troy says. And thus SoloTraveller, an app to connect people on their travels at the touch of a button, was born. Tinder for tourists? There is an element of trust involved in meeting up with a stranger while travelling, and during the 18 months he spent developing the app, Troy built in safety features including necessary Facebook and email log-ins, and a feature enabling users to report abuse of the system. Troy, based in Los Angeles after throwing in his

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advertising career to concentrate on the app, says SoloTraveller – now used across 20 countries – found an unexplored niche in the app market. “There are quite a lot of apps released every day, but at this stage there aren’t a lot of relevant apps targeting the solo traveller market. It really helps us stand out from the crowd,” he says.

Shanghai Local Former chef Leanne Kitchen jumped to the other side of the food profession when she became a food and travel writer and cookbook author. Then she added app developer to her CV. She and Anthony Suvalko, her partner in

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Discover local dishes through Shanghai Local, Shanghai Local’s founder Leanne Kitchen, Troy Elmes of SoloTraveller.

publishing company Red Pork Press, are behind Shanghai Local, a top-50 guide about things to do, eat and see in Shanghai. “The great thing about an app compared to print is that you can jump in any old time and correct it or update it,” says Leanne, a frequent traveller to China. “I don’t know how many times I’ve been to Shanghai but I’ve been there a lot … it’s so open and cosmopolitan.” As for Shangahi Local, it took three weeks gathering content and

working with an app developer in India to get it off the ground. “I always think about the end user quite carefully. Our target audience is someone who is in Shanghai for three to six days, they want a bit of an overview of the city. They probably have Lonely Planet as well … We give them a bit of a taste, a bit of a teaser,” says Leanne. “And we leave out anything that’s international. All the bars, shops, restaurants, have to be local.”

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Still life in Sheung Wan (left to right) A man smokes next to a ‘No Smoking’ sign in the popular Sheung Wan neighbourhood A mural by artist Jay Draws on the side of craft beer bar Fish & Beer School’s out in Sheung Wan

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or a street photographer, Hong Kong is a dream come true. “Hong Kong is full of character. It is gritty, noisy, big and colourful,” says Leigh Griffiths. “These aspects are exactly what I look for.” The Australian-born photographer has recently relocated from Sydney to Bangkok to immerse himself in the Asian region. “I love the strong cultures here. I am fascinated by the long history of these countries and the traditions that still exist in everyday life,” he says. He found that influence of ancient traditions on everyday life especially prevalent in Hong Kong. “Hong Kong is definitely a modern city, but you can’t help but notice a strong sense of nostalgia throughout the place – people really respect the traditions and customs from older times,” Leigh says. This made the city of seven million people a perfect hunting ground, as he is always on the lookout for the extraordinary in a seemingly everyday scene. “I am drawn to people in their natural habitat, and I

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About the photographer

you can’t help but notice a strong sense of nostalgia throughout the place love catching them in interesting moments during day-to-day activities,” he says. “When I am on the prowl for the right shot, I am looking for more than just an interesting character. They need to be interacting with their environment. I like to use architecture and other surrounding features to help tell the story of the stranger.”

One of Leigh’s greatest challenges is capturing people off guard, so the scene remains as unstaged as possible. “Sometimes I can feel a little creepy, but if they know I’m taking their photo they are no longer acting natural,” he says. “For it to be a real life moment, it needs to be candid.” Leigh doesn’t go looking for particular subjects, focusing instead on the story conveyed by the moment. “But I do tend to look for juxtapositions, especially in countries like Hong Kong where there’s such a cool mix of modern and old everywhere you look.”

Based in the Thai capital of Bangkok and armed with their passports, Leigh Griffiths and his travel writer partner document their encounters around Asia through the collobarative project Strangertalk. strangertalk.co

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TOP TO BOTTOM: A basking croc, the Daintree River, a tree frog.

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found anywhere else on the planet. “There are so many wow factors in this landscape. It’s full of hidden secrets,” Paul says. “They say in the Northern Territory ‘you’ll never never know if you never never go’. In the Wet Tropics you’ll never never know unless you’ve got a bloody good guide.”

A close encounter For those looking for a more personalised experience, join Mason’s Tours’ private tour operator Lawrence Mason, who is as colourful as his Crocs. On this journey, you’ll wrap your tongue around place names such as Tachalbadga Creek and Wujal Wujal country, and wrap your soul around the stillness. It’s where fringing reef meets the rainforest and the rust-coloured earth contrasts with emerald-green trees.

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he dying shards of daylight slice through the rainforest like a machete as I drive north, ruminating on my tour guide, who turned up in crocodile country this morning wearing a pair of lime-green and shocking-pink Crocs on his feet. Irony? They eat it for breakfast around Queensland’s oldest rainforest. My journey begins in Port Douglas along the Captain Cook Highway and part of the new Great Barrier Reef Drive, which runs from Palm Cove to the Daintree Rainforest. I pass Bonnie Doon Road, but there are cane fields rather than the cast of The Castle here, before crossing the Daintree River and entering cassowary and croc country. In the thick of the rainforest, which dates back an estimated 140 million years, the trees appear to be closing in on you like a scene from a fairy tale. Paul Chantrill, Wet Tropics Management Authority’s tourism program manager, tells our assembled group that despite appearances we are standing on the driest continent on earth. “This is the great escape story of survival, we have a greater tree diversity here than all of Europe and North America put together,” he says. “There is a magic, mystery and depth here but you won’t realise its global significance without good interpretation. This area has survived ice ages, climate cooling, climate warming and meteor strikes.” Paul is here to spruik the new Bloomfield Track Experience Guide e-Book, which aims to teach visitors about the significant spots in the area. Among other things, you’ll learn there are 21 frog species and 700 plant species that can’t be

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Under the rainforest canopy, driving the Bloomfield Track, Daintree gelato.

That really was the awakening that here we have this amazing, ancient rainforest

Going wild Back at Mason’s Cafe, also run by Lawrence, there’s a croc-free creek in which visitors can pay $1 to swim after dining on one of his crocodile, buffalo, kangaroo, emu, boar or camel burgers. He says crocs are habitat-based so that’s why they are found in some watering holes and not others. “They don’t like the cold or being exposed in clear water,” he says. “You just need to know where to go.”

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Lawrence, whose family arrived in Cow Bay in 1927, has driven the Bloomfield Track more than 2200 times. He says there has been a shift in public opinion from the north being a ‘red neck area’ to a ‘conservation area’. “When the Bloomfield Track was built in 1968 it really put the Daintree on the map. That really was the awakening that here we have this amazing, ancient rainforest. There are plants here that are extraordinarily rare. There is nowhere else like it in Australia,” he says. “As we drive north, the forests start to change. On this side of the hill you’ll get thick lush rainforest and on the other side of the hill you’ll get gum trees and Moreton Bay Ash. “It is a great day for croc spotting because it’s overcast and cool. They don’t move around that often but when it’s wet they hunt for food. We’ve seen more and more cassowaries here but they are just like everyone else. They are generally not grumpy but they are wild animals who can turn as soon as they feel threatened.”

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Open-air education Just down the road the Daintree Discovery Centre offers a multidimensional experience from the floor of the rainforest to its canopy, via an innovative series of platform walks.

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Operations co-ordinator Abi Ralph says she has lived in the Daintree for 20 years but is still learning about the wet tropics. “There are a lot of people who come because they’ve heard about the Daintree and want to come for a pretty drive but there are also people who want to learn about the rainforest and why it’s so special. Our centre gives people the chance to do this,” Abi says. “I feel very privileged to live here. There are not many places in the world where you can live and be surrounded by tropical rainforest.” And crocodiles. Don’t forget the crocs, reptiles or otherwise. Christine Retschlag travelled to Port Douglas as a guest of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree, visitportdouglasdaintree.com

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Soar above the rainforest canopy with Jungle Surfing junglesurfing.com.au View the rainforest from every angle at the Daintree Discovery Centre discoverthedaintree.com See where the rainforest meets the reef with a half-day eco tour and snorkelling adventure with Ocean Safari oceansafari.com.au

EAT: Taste the tropics at the Daintree Ice Cream Company daintreeicecream.com.au Eat a croc burger at Mason’s Cafe and have a swim in a croc-free creek masonstours.com.au For a different croc and wildlife experience, head to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures crocodileadventures.com

DISCOVER: To download a copy of the Bloomfield Track eBook go to douglas.qld.gov.au

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Further south in the Daintree, long-established business the Daintree Ice Cream Company, run by Jenna Rumney and her partner Dave Mainwaring, also operates day tours. Visitors can take a self-guided walk through the 8.9ha orchard, the fruits of which are transformed into world-renowned flavours such as wattleseed, jaboticaba and jackfruit. “We’ve tried to make the business as environmentally sustainable as we can. Our ice cream cups are mulched and go on the garden,” Jenna says. Visitors are more than likely to have a wildlife encounter during their tour, as Jenna is part of a wildlife volunteer network and specialises in caring for orphaned animals, particularly wallabies, kangaroos and pademelons.

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Into the deep A small-ship cruise is the ideal way to experience the Great Barrier Reef

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tanding on the deck of the Coral Expedition II, berthed at Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, I’ve never been more excited to leave a city. And as much as I’m fond of Cairns’ wide streets, shady verandahs and inviting Esplanade swimming pool, the Great Barrier Reef beckons. Seeing this UNESCO World Heritage wonder has been a lifelong dream, and I can’t wait to get out there. Over the next three nights and four days our small group – a mix of local and international tourists ranging in age from teens to retirees – will head south, through the Hinchinbrook Passage, past the 6km-long Lucinda Jetty, to explore a variety of reefs and islands. We’ll snorkel, dive, swim and walk, retreating to our ship for meals, reef lectures, star-gazing and the blissful rest that comes from being gently rocked to sleep. A few hours later, the coast is a blue haze in the distance and the ship has dropped anchor. We squeeze onto a glass-bottomed boat for the journey to an island in the distance. Sudbury Cay is a tiny oval of pure white sand that’s gently lapped by calm, clear water, and we have it all to ourselves.

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Our first stop, the cay is a great starting point for newbie or hesitant snorkellers. Kitted out in stinger suits – Ninja-like bodywear that helps prevent jellyfish stings (only required from November to May) – we clumsily flip-flop into the water, soon learning it’s easier to walk backwards in flippers or just wait to put them on in the shallows. After a short bank of sand, the coral is reached without having to navigate deep water. From a distance, it looks like solid rock but as you move in closer, it’s much more fluid and sways dreamily with the movement of the ocean. Schools of fish, darting in and out, add to the impression of an ever-moving, watery wonderland. Electric blue starfish cling to the rocks, and white and yellow schools of fish provide flashes of intense colour as they swim past. On the sand below, fat sea cucumbers barely move. The ‘vacuum cleaners’ of the sea, they spend their days slowly moving across the sand as they munch the grains, digesting the algae that’s attached to them, then pooping it out, sparkly clean. Dive down for a closer look to see tiny little piles of sand behind them, their small yet crucial contribution to the health of the reef.

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locals. On Fitzroy Island, home to a chic eco-resort, the turtle conservation centre offers an insight into the often precarious lives of these beautiful creatures. We meet two turtles recovering from injuries caused by fishing nets and boats, who are slowly being nursed back to health. With the future of the Great Barrier Reef in question, tourism is doing its part to support conservation projects with reef operators collecting an environmental management charge for every passenger, and companies like Coral Expeditions taking a vital role in monitoring and protecting it. But visitors can also play a part: as passionate ambassadors. After just four days in this magnificent place, I’m ready to sign up. Justine Costigan was a guest of Coral Expeditions, coralexpeditions.com/au

A day on the reef If you’ve only got a day to explore, there are lots of day-cruise options departing from Cairns, each with its own reef itinerary. Most tours offer free snorkelling gear and guided snorkelling tours, glassbottom boat tours, diving, and island eco-walks and exploration. All-inclusive day cruises start from $109 per person. For a really special luxe experience, opt for a small group flight and reef exploration combination. For more day-cruise options and to book your cruise, visit tropicalnorthqueensland. org.au

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The coral has a subtle palette of pinks, purples, browns and golds, and comes in all shapes and sizes, from swirling fronds to large, flat coral plates. It’s tempting to make up names for them – one looks like an elephant’s ear, another could be a plate of twirled spaghetti. Observing this world requires no more than an occasional kick of the flipper or a simple breaststroke. In this fascinating underwater scene, it’s easy to lose all sense of time. When it’s time for a break, we discover the crew have set up a makeshift bar with cold beer, wine and Champagne. Drinks in hand, we watch the sun go down behind the distant coastal mountains before heading back to the ship for a seafood feast as the last rays fade from the sky. Coral Expeditions cruises depart Cairns every Monday and Friday and you can opt for a three-, fouror seven-night exploration of the reef. Even on the three-night cruise, which travels closer to other islands and the coast, you’ll rarely see another ship. Pelorus Island, leased by Coral Expeditions and home to a caretaker couple (absent on the day we visit) and Wheeler Island, a national park, offer a pristine base to snorkel, hike and swim, without another human in sight. But we’re also keen to meet the

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Eat, Stay, Play GET THE LOW-DOWN ON THE BEST PLACES TO EAT, STAY AND PLAY IN CAIRNS AND PORT DOUGLAS WORDS EMILY WILSON

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EAT: CROWD FAVOURITES LOOKING FOR A QUICK AND TASTY MEAL? CAIRNS HAS A LOT OF AMAZING EATERIES – FOLLOW THE LOCALS TO THESE SURE-FIRE HITS The ramen at Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum has a cult following, with lines often spilling out the door. But with the $1.50 noodle top-up option, you’re sure to be satisfied no matter how long the wait. Insta foodies unite at Pineapple Café Cairns. This trendy spot offers the perfect long brunch for the health conscious. Locals can’t go past Cairns Burger Café for a quick and satisfying meal. The hearty burgers are full of tropical Queensland flavours. Try the Cairns Night Markets for hawker-style street food from around the globe, and stay on to browse the locally made items and souvenirs.

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WITH SO MANY NATURAL WONDERS RIGHT ON CAIRNS’ DOORSTEP, THERE’S NO EXCUSE NOT TO GET OUTSIDE TO ENJOY THEM ALL Skyrail Rainforest Cableway lets you glide above the canopy and gaze at the lush rainforest below. The six-person gondolas ride up to Kuranda and back down. Combine your trip with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway to really see the rainforest from both angles. Don’t forget the camera! Tjapukai offers a true cultural experience. Highlighting both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, pick from traditional performances, bush skills or guided bush walks. If your trip includes a function or business meeting, the Cairns Convention Centre is the place to do it. This fully equipped function space is in a picturesque spot on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest.

MAKE CENTRAL CAIRNS THE STARTING POINT FOR YOUR ADVENTURES. The Hotel Cairns is full of tropical charm. The bone-white, heritage-plantation style boutique hotel is conveniently located one block from Cairns’ famous Esplanade. Shade yourself under a palm on the terrace and enjoy a spot of calm in busy central Cairns.

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Make a daytrip of it For something off the beaten track, venture to Paronella Park. This heritage-listed site, first opened to the public in 1935, boasts a castle nestled between creek falls and tropical rainforest. Be sure to join a story tour of the grounds. paronellapark.com.au

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sand, splash in the turquoise waters or take a stroll up to the lookout and see the sand stretch as far as the eye can see. Once you’ve had your fill of sand, meander around Mossman Markets, on every Saturday. Pack a rug, pick from the best produce and set up a picnic with some delicious goods. Or peruse high-end designers and local crafts down Port Douglas’ famous shopping strip, Macrossan Street.

STAY: BALINESE LUXURY BRING THE TRANQUIL VIBES OF BALI TO YOUR STAY IN PORT DOUGLAS Experience the luxury of Balinese living in North Queensland at Niramaya Villas and Spa. The boutique villas are set among a range of other facilities such as the onsite spa, tennis courts, fitness centre, restaurant and infinity pool.

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KNOWN AS THE FOOD BOWL OF THE TROPICS, THE REGION FROM CAIRNS TO PORT DOUGLAS IS A FOODIE DREAM Bistro H in Port Douglas combines the craft of Michelinstarred chef Spencer Patrick and the relaxed, alfresco vibe of Port Douglas. The classic European menu showcases the best protein and produce the regional area has to offer. Long tropical days call for a sunset cocktail at the Watergate. Sip on a classic daiquiri or sample native tropical flavours – perfect after a long day of relaxing. If farm-to-table food is your thing, book a table at Salsa Bar and Grill. Chef Goran Zonai combines home-grown tastes in his cooking; expect Daintree chocolate, redclaw crayfish and Queensland’s exotic fruit.

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CLOCKWISE: Vegan coffee from Alchemy, Bali; cold brew from Singapore’s Chye Seng Huat Hardware; roasting in Ho Chi Minh City’s The Workshop; iced coffee at The Workshop; The Workshop’s Chemex brew; a patron of Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee in Singapore.

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I’ll have yoghurt with that CA PHE is a morning/afternoon/ anytime drink nursed by Vietnamese locals for up to four hours at a time. It’s usually served in a glass, over ice, with an optional dollop of condensed milk (a legacy of Vietnam’s French colonial heritage) and accompanied by a chinwag, a smoke or a karaoke session. VIETNAM is the world’s second-largest exporter of Robusta coffee beans and it’s these intense beans, roasted in butter, that give Vietnamese coffee its characteristic nut, caramel and chocolate flavours. “Look for a little stand on the side of the road,” says David Mai, chief coffee blender at Melbourne Vietnamese restaurant Pho Nom. “Their coffees are usually stored in glass bottles and are so dark, rich and syrupy they stain the glass. That’s when you know it’s a legit coffee.” IN HO CHI MINH CITY, the trend has been towards Western-style coffee. Some cafés are starting to look as though they could be in Melbourne and the brews have a distinct Melbourne taste too: try The Workshop in District 1. Trung Nguyen, one of the country’s biggest domestic brands, is rapidly becoming “the Starbucks” of Vietnam, says David. He rates its coffee highly.

Some cafés are starting to look as though they could be in Melbourne HANOI is considered Vietnam’s coffee centre and no connoisseur’s trip would be complete without a visit to the northern capital’s Coffee Street, Trieu Viet Vuong, in the city’s Hai Ba Trung District. In Hanoi, you’ll find local peculiarity frozen yogurt coffee (ca phe sua chua), an addictive thirst-quencher made with, you guessed it, condensed-milk yoghurt. Try Cafe Duy Tri, at 43 Yen Phu, Ba Dinh. WORDS Peter Barrett

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The Workshop. ABOVE: a Trung Nguyen café in Ho Chi Minh City. LEFT: A Vietnamese street café.

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The brew at Ink & Lion, Bangkok. BELOW: Ink & Lion owner Adithep Pinijpinyo.

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Finding beans in Bangkok COFFEE beans initially came to Thailand in the 17th century via the French, who owned farms in neighbouring Myanmar. But it was in the 1970s, when late King Bhumibol Adulyadej pushed coffee farms as an alternative to opium cash crops, that production really took off. CHEAPER Robusta beans mass-produced in Southern Thailand set a pretty low standard (more than a third of the yield is sold as local instant coffee), but Arabica plantations in the north are producing higher-quality, flavoursome beans. Beans grown in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Mae Hong Son and Tak, a region with steady rainfall and high elevation, are now served in cafés throughout Thailand, especially Bangkok. “THAI coffee is bright in acidity, has good body, and is

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sweet and chocolatey,” says Nisakorn Sinsawat, owner of Coffeas café in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong neighbourhood. Nisakorn uses only singleestate coffee (beans sourced from one farm – single-origin beans can be from many farms in the same region), and believes the city’s desire for quality coffee has grown in the past two years. “Before there were limited choices for coffee, mostly a super-dark roast with lots of condensed milk and sugar,” she says. Now smooth, drip styles, in-house roasts, cupping sessions and decent flat whites are becoming the norm. BANGKOK cafés aren’t just raising the bar in their brews though, these impeccablydesigned hotspots are creative havens. Ink & Lion, a buzzing café in the hip neighborhood of Ekamai, offers a gallery space for local artists. “We wanted our place to have a relaxing

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and inspiring atmosphere,” says Adithep Pinijpinyo, who opened Ink & Lion with wife Nongphan Tangtaweekul. “We started roasting coffee last year, too. We’ve tried finding ways to pull out the best flavours – we’re always learning, experimenting and improving.” WORDS Eloise Basuki

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Singapore’s Chye Seng Huat Hardware. BELOW: Bali-meetsWest café culture at Hungry Bird.

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Cult of the coffee shop SINGAPORE’S KOPITIAMS (coffee shops) have long been neighbourhood hubs transcending social strata. Here, gossip, networking and even political foment are brewed in equal measure with the coffee. Hainanese immigrants pioneered the movement in the early 1900s with recipes won from colonial employers. These simple cafés dispensed coffee in thick, ceramic cups and sent takeaway customers off bearing recycled condensed milk cans with raffia-loop handles. Chargrilled toast, soft-boiled eggs and cakes and snacks were the popular accompaniments and are still mainstays in today’s kopitiams, though fewer are homemade. CLASSIC Singapore kopi uses dark-roasted beans, sometimes roasted with maize, caramelised sugar and margarine. The coffee is finely ground and steeped in cotton ‘socks’ set over tall coffeepots, to yield a potent, smoky brew. Order kopi with the default sugar and condensed milk, or tack on a modifier: O for black; C for evaporated milk

and sugar; kosong for no sugar; peng for iced; di lo for stronger coffee and poh for a weaker brew. Then there’s siew dai for less sugar and dairy; ga dai for extra sugar and dairy; gao for extra everything; and gu yu with a knob of butter. MALAY sarabat (drink) stalls have their own specialties, including frothy kopi tarik, poured between mugs held wide apart, and kopi cino, layering sweetened milk, milky coffee and a dense foam head.

SOME famous kopitiams, such as Ya Kun Kaya Toast (yakun. com), have grown into franchise chains while still serving a traditional menu. Others, such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware (cshhcoffee.com) are slick and modern. Old-school roasters, such as Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee (tionghoesc.com) and Lam Yeo Specialty Coffee (lamyeo.com), are surfing the third wave by offering gourmet blends and classic roasts. WORDS Christopher Tan

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Bali’s brews BALI has long been a go-to for Australian tourists, thanks to its tropical climate, great surf breaks and bliss-inducing spas. These days many visitors pay pilgrimage to a new idol on the Island of the Gods. UNLIKE most of Indonesia, where the colonising Dutch introduced coffee, it was traders from Lombok who brought coffee plants to Bali early in the 20th century. They set up plantations in the northeastern Kintamani region, where rich volcanic soil proved to be the ideal microclimate. KOPI LUWAK is perhaps the most famous coffee in recent years – it’s even been featured on Oprah. Brewed with beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet (a nocturnal mammal), the resulting coffee is touted as one of the world’s most expensive. However, the ethics surrounding the production are becoming increasingly murky. CIVET COFFEE aside, most Balinese coffee growers are organic and Fairtrade. And while the harvesting methods haven’t changed for generations, the influx of Western holidaymakers and digital nomad expats has led to a coffee-culture makeover. Artisan cafés are popping up all over the island, offering top-notch Balinese brews. Revolver (revolverespresso. com) has become a Mecca for coffee-lovers trawling Seminyak’s main strip. It’s almost impossible to get a table and its house blend is stocked in myriad coffee shops. ALCHEMY (alchemybali.com) in Ubud will leave you wondering if you’re in Bali or Bondi. Catering to Ubud’s yoga-loving, health-conscious crowd, coffee here is dairy free. Coconutmilk latte, anyone? And while Hungry Bird might be close to party-hard, brash Kuta, this locally-owned, hipster hangout embodies Indonesian-meetsWest coffee culture. WORDS Paul Ewart

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Travel can be so rewarding — and if you switch your health insurance to Qantas Assure, you’ll be rewarded with Qantas Points. In fact, if you take out Qantas Assure Health Insurance it’s possible to earn over 70,000 points in your first year# — points you could put towards another getaway. Then, when you’re sightseeing at places like these, you can continue earning points through the Qantas Assure App.

Scramble across Shibuya Crossing This is a ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ like no other. When the lights change, it’s a mad scramble so be sure to step out briskly rather than dawdle. Considered the world’s busiest intersection, Shibuya Crossing is in the heart of Tokyo with 100s of boutiques, bars and clubs, so you’ll boost your Qantas Points in no time.

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Yoga. The perfect retreat

A stroll produces an estimated 61 steps per minute^, so consider how many Qantas Points you’d potentially earn when you meander along the 7km Dubai Marina Walk and its palmfilled waterfront. Afterwards, you may want to escape the heat and cool off at the Atlantis, The Palm, home to Dubai’s longest free-falling slide, the Leap of Faith.

From the purifying basics of Hatha yoga to the fast-paced poses of Vinyasa, practising this ancient art is an opportunity to find inner calm — and earn Qantas Points. Yoga is estimated to be the equivalent of 45 steps per minute^, making your efforts to look after yourself even more rewarding, even on an idyllic beach in Thailand.

To find out more, visit qantasassure.com Important Information Qantas Assure Health Insurance is issued by nib health funds limited ABN 83 000 124 381 (nib) a registered private health insurer, and is arranged by Qantas Airways Limited ABN 16 009 661 901 (Qantas), for which Qantas receives commission. #73,000 is the maximum number of Qantas Points that can be earned in your first year through BOTH purchasing Top Hospital and Top Extras Cover for either Couples or Families AND earning the maximum number of points available through the Qantas Assure App. This is made up of sign on points earned upon purchase of a Qantas Assure Health Insurance policy; points earned on the premium (at a rate of 1 Qantas Point per $1 value of premium paid excluding any Government rebate amounts applied to reduce the cost of the premium); and points earned through the Qantas Assure App. 50,000 is the maximum number of sign on points that can be earned upon purchase of combined Top Hospital and Top Extras Cover for Couples or Families. Each Qantas Assure Health Insurance policy has a maximum number of points that can be earned upon purchase, which can be found here qantasassure.com/wellness/abouttheprogram. Points will only be awarded to the primary policyholder after the policy has been held for 60 continuous days. Not available to existing Qantas Assure Health Insurance customers. The Qantas Assure App is offered by Qantas and you must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) program and 13 years of age or over to use the App. 18,000 Qantas Points is the maximum number of points that can be earned each year through the App by each QFF member who is covered under Advanced or Top Hospital Cover. Each Qantas Assure policy has a maximum number of points that can be earned each year through the App. To earn 18,000 points, you must participate in the highest daily and weekly challenges and win every weekly group challenge. Qantas reserves the right to extend or withdraw these offers at any time. *The Qantas Assure App is offered by Qantas and you must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) program and 13 years of age or over to use the App. During the Qantas Assure Wellness Rewards 28-Day Trial, App users will earn Qantas Points without having to purchase an Eligible Qantas Assure Product. Qantas Points earned during this trial will be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) account on a fortnightly basis. Once the 28-Day Trial has ended, QFF members who do not purchase an Eligible Qantas Assure Product will accumulate Locked Qantas Points by completing activities through the App. Locked Qantas Points will expire 12 months after the member last accumulated a Locked Qantas Point. Up to 3,000 Locked Qantas Points can be converted to Qantas Points following purchase of an Eligible Qantas Assure Product. Eligible Qantas Assure Products are Qantas Assure Health Insurance Policies, Life Protect Policies and Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance Policy. Qantas reserves the right to extend or withdraw this offer at anytime. ^Source Perdue University ‘Healthy Planet 2010’ purdue.edu/walktothemoon/activities.html

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Tokyo teahouses JAPAN’S FIRST recorded café, Kachiichakan, opened in the Tokyo neighbourhood of Ueno in 1888. Filter coffee – drip, syphon or pour over – is the traditional brew, served in a kissaten (teahouse) with sandwiches and cakes. FOR A CLASSIC kissaten experience, try Stone (1-10-1 Yurakucho, Yurakucho Building, Chioda-ku), between the Imperial Palace and Ginza. Set in a 1960s office building opposite Yurakucho station, this cave-like space has stone walls, mosaic-tiled floors, black leather room dividers and smoking and non-smoking rooms (customers will smoke inside). The dark-roast drip-filter coffee is rich and chocolatey: try it with a fruit sandwich – banana, pineapple and whipped cream on thick, soft white bread. TOKYO neighbourhoods are full of bakery cafés – a good option if you want espresso. Nab a seat with your coat or bag before filling a tray with

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self-serve pastries and ordering coffee at the counter. JAPAN CAUGHT the specialty coffee bug easily and has a long tradition of roastery cafés. Tokyo boasts loads of hip spaces serving house-roasted single-origin beans. Favourites include Perch By Woodbury Roasters (en.goodcoffee. me/), which offers espresso and filter brews to sip at a bench; Onibus Coffee (2-14-1 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku), a glass-walled cabin at the end of a tiny lane with a couple of seats for hand-made filter or espresso coffee (there’s a full-scale roasting operation out the back); and Arise Coffee Entangle (3-1-3 Kiyosumi, Kotoku), a funky little shop serving hand-made filter coffee in Tokyo’s newest specialty coffee neighbourhood, Kiyosumi Shirakawa. DON’T BE SURPRISED to find your carefully sourced, meticulously roasted and precisely brewed filter coffee served in a paper cup. And remember, there’s usually no table service at new-style cafés – order at the counter.

FAILING everything else, head to Allpress Espresso (au. allpressespresso.com/discover/ tokyo-roastery) in Kiyosumi Shirakawa for an Aussiestyle flat white and serve of avo smash in a converted warehouse space. WORDS Matt Holden

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PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES, ONIBUS, ALLPRESS ESPRESSO

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Off the SLOPES Rooftop bars, smokehouses and arts festivals are lighting up the lakefront in Queenstown this winter WORDS ROSIE WHEAT

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hen the snow falls, Queenstown comes alive. Mulled wine is poured into steaming cups, après-ski bars hum with a dozen different languages and the town is full of skiers clacking their boots down the street looking for a hearty meal. Come June, hordes of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and nationalities stream into town to celebrate the start of winter.

The après-ski scene As temperatures plummet, the bars lining Queenstown’s lakefront offer outdoor fires, cosy sofas and woollen rugs to entice weary skiers off the mountain. Toast the sunset with a hot buttered rum at the Sundeck Bar & Lounge, a Mediterranean rooftop bar away from the busy streets of Queenstown specialising in winter cocktails and tapas platters. For a more traditional après scene, follow the younger crowds to the World Bar, famous for its jam-jar cocktails, live DJs and the promise of “one hell of a night”. This bar and kitchen has seriously upscaled in the past few years, offering a decent pub-grub menu and a lovely beer garden. Make sure you try their deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls and a jam jar of mulled cider.

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Get adventurous Queenstown is the birthplace of bungy jumping, so taking the plunge is a rite of passage. Since Alan John Hackett first leapt off Kawarau Bridge 30 years ago, with just a giant elastic band around his ankles, the town has become the adventure capital of the world. Queenstown offers every kind of jump, swing, zip ride, skydive, paraglide and parasailing activity imaginable, enough to keep even

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the most extreme daredevils happy. If heights aren’t your thing, jet boating is sure to be. The Kiwi sport has rocketed in popularity in Queenstown, and for good reason. Nothing beats sitting in a giant jet ski, roaring over paradise-blue rivers, skimming within inches of shingle beaches and sheer rock faces, with your heart in your mouth and your life in your driver’s hands. Highly trained and always cheeky, these drivers will keep you laughing and screaming as they spin their craft 360 degrees, before calmly pulling into an eddy to talk about the goldmining era. History has never been so thrilling. Jet boating runs all year round, so make sure you wrap up warmly in winter.

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Food, serious food Like Aussies, Kiwis take their coffee seriously. It’s easy to while away an afternoon at a shared wooden table by the lake at Vudu Cafe, an airy bohemian café with hanging plants and piles of artsy magazines. Try the eggs benedict from the organic lunch menu, or tackle the brick-sized cake slices and vegan brownies. For a cuppa that packs a punch, Joe’s Garage takes it to another level. Or maybe the atmosphere is the real attraction – with lively music, stand-up comedy and a tasty American/Kiwi fusion menu, you’ll feel like part of the mad family in no time.

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Come dinner time, the best barbecue restaurants in town light their grills and make the most of New Zealand’s outstanding meat. Like a bee to honey-covered ribs, you might stumble nose-first into Coalfire Smoke House, known for its electric atmosphere and flamegrilled pork belly. But as the local saying goes, if you’ve not had a Fergburger, you’ve not been to Queenstown. With inventions such as the Tropical Swine (New Zealand beef and pineapple), Sweet Bambi (wild deer with Thai plum chutney) and Holier than Thou (tempered tofu with satay sauce), there’s a reason this is the most famous burger joint in New Zealand. Join the queue, grab your burger and follow the trickle of Ferg fans to Earnslaw Park for a lakefront picnic. Open 22 hours a day, with a neighbouring bakery and gelateria, Ferg has successfully nailed the feel-good fast-food market.

Winery wanders The beauty of the surrounding region is no secret. With its goldengrass valleys, snaking rivers and distant mountain ranges, driving through Central Otago is like being in an interactive postcard. And the stories this land could tell, from the nomadic Māori tribes of the South Island who hunted Moa and Pounamu (greenstone), to the goldmining rush of the 1860s and the first winemaking pioneers who arrived just over a century later. Now, the landscape is plaited with neat rows of vines, producing some of the world’s finest pinot noirs. Join a Queenstown Wine Trail tour to explore the award-winning local wine cellars. Pick up from Queenstown is included and private tours can be arranged. For those who don’t fancy the trek outside of town, The Winery

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brings the taste of premium local and international wines to you. This is the perfect spot to hole up for an afternoon, with its cosy cellar filled with leather seats, candlelit tables and woolly throws. Grab a tasting card and try more than 80 of the finest wines of the world. Enjoy a glass with a sharing platter of Italian prosciutto, Oamaru cheeses, roast cherry chutney and Manuka honey.

Seasonal celebration Something magical happens in June: the start of winter, the fall of snow, and an explosion of light, art and colour as the LUMA Southern Light Project kicks off from June 2 to 5. From illuminated forests, glowing sculptures, live music and graphic projections, LUMA captures the imagination like a night-time tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Entry is free. luma.nz A few weeks later, and you might find yourself surrounded by hundreds of naked runners on the lakefront. Not the local naturist group, but the Undy 500, just one of more than 50 fun, bizarre and totally Kiwi events that make up the iconic Queenstown Winter Festival,

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from June 22 to 25. Other favourites include snow mountain bike racing and a birdman competition, where contestants launch themselves off the pier into an icy lake. winterfestival.co.nz But the party doesn’t stop there. From September 2 to 9, Queenstown’s shopfronts and streets are painted every colour of the rainbow for Gay Ski Week QT. Jam-packed with cabaret nights, dance parties and night skiing, the festival celebrates diversity within a supportive and fun community. gayskiweekqt.com

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Take a gondola ride up to Skyline, a cool restaurant and bar perched atop Bob’s Peak offering an insane view of Queenstown. Ideal for luge-riding, sunsets and stargazing tours. skyline.co.nz The sleepy town of Glenorchy makes for a great day out, only 40-minutes from Queenstown. glenorchyinfocentre.co.nz Pick up some hand-crafted jewellery, merino wool, prints, cushions and more from local artists at the iconic Mrs Woolly’s General Store. Find Mrs Woolly’s General Store on Facebook Escape the winter crowds at Onsen Hot Pools in your own private Jacuzzi, with a stunning view of Shotover River and Queenstown Hill. Sit back and enjoy a pamper package of Champagne and ice-cream, with just the wheeling hawks for company. Make sure to book ahead. onsen.co.nz Just a 20-minute drive from Queenstown is historic Arrowtown. Be sure to watch a film in style at Dorothy Brown’s lavish 20-seat cinema, before popping next door to the too-cool Blue Door bar (live music every Wednesday). arrowtown.com

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the nightlife heats up. Start with sophisticated après at The Denman and finish at the Schuss Bar — unless planning to actually schuss the next day. Best for: Those who like their martinis dry and mountains high. Don’t miss: Staying at the award-winning Thredbo YHA, the only one in the Aussie ski fields — for a Champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. yha.com.au

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CHARLOTTE PASS Charlotte Pass is the quiet achiever. Located 45 minutes by snow cat from Perisher, simply arriving is an adventure. Snow-locked Charlotte is the quintessential winterscape; roads are ski runs, cars are snow cats, it’s queue-less and lift operators know everyone’s name. A secret valley dotted with lodges that time forgot, it’s like being in Europe without having to fly to France. Best for: Families. Also, off-piste enthusiasts – drop out of the resort perimeter into the Main Range. Don’t miss: Staying in the 1930s Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel. charlottepass.com.au

Boarding at Charlotte Pass. LEFT AND ABOVE: Perisher.

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Perisher is bigger than BenHur, stretching 1245 hectares across the interlinked resorts of Perisher, Smiggins, Blue Cow and Guthega. If you need room to move, this is the place to point your ski tips. Best for: Serious sliders. Not only will you find two Rider X courses, but five PlayStation terrain parks and two halfpipes (large and mini) — no wonder it’s the chosen home for many winter Olympians. Don’t miss: Northernhemisphere international pros off-season (keep your eyes peeled for Euros like Øystein Braten and Torstein Horgmo, or Americans Sage Kotsenburg and Eric Willett). perisher.com.au

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VIC THE SKI FIELDS OF THE VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY ARE WAITING FOR YOU MT BULLER Ahhh, Buller. It’s a favourite. And that has nothing to do with the 300 hectares of riding and twilight skiing (Wednesdays and Saturdays until 8.30pm in July and August). Oh no, there’s so much more. Head off-snow. Take a ride with the sled dogs (snow! Puppies! Insta-spectacular!), catch a flick at Australia’s highest cinema, go indoor rock climbing, or nab a massage in luxurious Breathtaker Spa, the nation’s highest. Best for: The weekend warrior, only three hours’ drive from Melbourne. Don’t miss: Swing by the Grimus

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Grind coffee window. Olympic ski-cross athlete and Buller local Anton Grimus (and his luxurious beard) often churns out espressos when not training for PyeongChang. mtbuller.com.au

HOTHAM ALPINE RESORT Visitors may be left breathless here, but not due to altitude (at 1750m it’s no Mount Everest). If accustomed to terra firma-based resorts, a mountain-top resort is breathtaking. First reason, scenery. Second, when clipping on skis you head down, not up. And that’s a nice way to start the day. With 80 per cent of the 320-hectare terrain marked intermediate and advanced (try Mary’s Run and the Chute for a challenge), this resort attracts those who love to ski and want to improve. Take an Advanced Masterclass to explore the chutes and gullies, or get onboard Hotham’s Women’s Week — a female-only

ski program from 24 to 28 July ($999 excluding pass). Best for: The all-rounder. Don’t miss: Heavenly Valley chairlift opening 7.30am Wednesday to Sunday. The early skier catches the pow. mthotham.com.au

FALLS CREEK Let’s not forget Falls Creek! A mere mountain away from Hotham (but a two-hour circuitous drive), oftensnowbound Falls has ski-in, ski-out accommodation and more than 90 trails. Plus, this is where to catch former Olympian Steve Lee’s epic Back Country Tours, exploring 450 hectares on super-fun, modified snowmobile passenger sleds. Best for: The romantics. Everyone falls for Falls. Don’t miss: The Heli Link. Transporting skiers between Falls Creek and Hotham for $170 per person (lift passes are valid). It’s so James Bond. fallscreek.com.au

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At a time when the market is awash with mass manufacturing and short-lived goods, the handcrafted and one-of-a-kind still has a passionate following. We spoke with the talented craftspeople keeping the flame alive MYRA SPENCER AND BREEZE POWELL OF POST SOLE STUDIOS

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Myra and Breeze design and create handmade footwear from their Melbourne studio postsole.com What sparked your passion for footwear? Breeze: I always had a keen interest in shoes but could never find ones to fit my problematic feet so I learnt to make them myself. Myra: I have always been interested in making things – I started out with clothes in high school but never liked working with thin fabrics or fussy fittings. When I discovered shoemaking was a ‘thing’, I signed up for a short course and was hooked. Who are your clientele? M & B: Our clientele is quite broad and diverse in age, gender and style. Our aim is to make wearable, comfortable, versatile footwear – it is about inclusivity, not exclusivity.

How do you find your customers? M & B: Through our stockists, social media and being a part of many amazing and varied shoots. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people in Melbourne. Are you still learning on the job? M & B: Always – we are constantly trying to improve what we do and what we produce. It takes a lifetime to be a master shoemaker. What is the biggest benefit of the hand-made over the mass-produced? M & B: Probably quality and the ability to oversee each and every stage of production – we know exactly what components

made up each shoe and where they came from. Why do you think people are becoming more interested in handcrafted goods? M & B: Products have more value when you know the story behind them; they become more personal and less disposable. How are digital technologies helping you to promote your business? M & B: Social media – especially Instagram – has such a broad global reach that it makes the business global. It is free and can reach an infinite number of people with a photo taken on an iPhone. New payment technologies like Afterpay make more expensive products easier to purchase.

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Alex crafts Kingswood Skis from a small factory in Lyttelton, New Zealand, running the business with his wife Kris kingswoodskis.com What sparked your passion? Skiing has always been my passion. After leaving school, I did 14 back-to-back winters, going back and forth from Australia to Canada, Austria, or wherever I landed. I learned the trade of ski repair along the way. How did you learn your craft? I started learning about how skis are made from the repair bench. I got frustrated with how easily they were damaged and became convinced that I could do better. I started by experimenting and testing. Making a pair of skis wasn’t hard. Making really good skis was quite hard. I’m still learning, still figuring out how to make them better. Who are your clientele? My customers are people who appreciate things made by hand, with care. I think they enjoy dealing direct with the ski maker and getting a custom pair of skis made just for them.

Are you still learning on the job? Yes, always. There’s endless learning. Not just about how to make skis but how to run a sustainable business that doesn’t compromise your values, isn’t too big or too small, doesn’t burn you out and doesn’t make you bored. I don’t think I’ll ever get there, but I’m not in it for the destination. Was it hard to source the right tools and expertise to start your own business? It was when we started. There weren’t many small ski makers so there was no industry for boutique companies. Today, there are forums and YouTube videos on ski making, but when I started there was barely an Internet. I’m glad I had to figure it out the old-fashioned way, though. Why do you think people are becoming more interested in the hand-made and handcrafted? Spending money can be a pretty meaningless exercise these days. I know that I feel better when I can connect in some way with the company I purchase from, when I know who the people are, what they care about and how they operate.

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who always wanted one as a child. Most of my clients find me at events like the Lost Trades Fair (losttrades.info) and through word of mouth. Are you still learning on the job? Definitely. I am always on the lookout for new tools and techniques. I learn a lot exchanging ideas with other woodworkers and leather workers. I also do rocking horse restorations and have learnt a lot by working on the older rocking horses. What is the biggest benefit of the hand-made over the mass-produced? You’re getting a product that is made to last, more environmentally friendly and you’re also supporting those few people who have the skills and knowledge to pass along to future generations. With my rocking horses no two are the same; my clients will often request a paint finish or face shape exactly as they imagine it – these are my favourite types of commissions.

Olivia with her workplace companion Ruby and (ABOVE) at work in her studio.

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Working from Victoria’s Gippsland region, Olivia makes and restores handcrafted rocking horses oliviaoconnor.com.au What sparked your passion for your craft? As a child I grew up on a small farm and was always making something, playing with and experimenting with different materials and little projects. As a result of this upbringing I value the time and skill in handmade and have always preferred hands-on work. How/where did you learn woodworking? And why did you start specialising in rocking horses? I first really fell in love with working with timber in high school and was lucky enough to have a very good teacher who encouraged me. At Uni (first Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, then National Institute of Dramatic Art) I had to make a rocking horse. It took me close to six months to research, design and make it, and I absolutely loved it. Who are your clientele? And how do they usually find you? Many of my clients are grandparents or parents wanting to give a gift to their young grandchild that they know will be looked after and kept within the family for many generations to come. I also sell rocking horses to adults

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From his Gold Coast studio, luthier Aaron shapes fine guitars and teaches others the craft through the Gold Coast Guitar Making School fenechguitars.com.au How did you learn to be a luthier? Like most guitar makers I know, I’m largely self-taught …. I began making and fixing guitars for friends and family, and then started building guitars for myself. I was so intrigued by what made guitars work that I cut the top off the first guitar I ever owned to see what was on the inside! That guitar still hangs in my workshop today. Who are your clientele? My clients come from all walks of life. I make guitars for the casual player right through to professional musicians. I’ve been fortunate enough to make guitars for some serious collectors. How do you work with people to create their perfect guitar? For me it’s about understanding the needs and wants of the player. Are they a finger-style player, a strummer or a fulltime musician? What sound are they searching for, what

dimension guitar neck and action that feels just right for them to play, and of course how they want the instrument to look. Was it hard to source the right tools, materials and expertise to start your own business? These days 95 per cent of tone woods I use are from Australia. I am passionate about the sustainable use and promotion of Australian timbers for guitar making .... We have some of the best timbers in the world both visually and tonally. Why do you think people are becoming more interested in the hand-made? I think there is a general movement away from being a ‘throwaway society’ and a reconnection with small makers and producers of hand-made and hand-crafted goods. How are digital technologies helping you to promote your business? Quite a bit really. With the likes of Facebook and Instagram I can photograph what I am working on each week in the workshop and share it instantly with people all over the world who are interested in hand-made guitars. It’s a really powerful tool.

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Chris owns black and white photolab Blanco Negro in Sydney’s Redfern, also offering workshops, high-end printing and darkroom rental blanconegro.com.au What sparked your passion for photography? At the age of 17, I left home for six months to work with animals and wildlife in the Netherlands as part of an exchange program. The whole time I was snapping away with my dad’s camera and learnt how to develop the black and white films. I became hooked with being in a darkroom and feeling like a chemist. I still feel the same way every time I switch on the red safe lights! How did you learn your craft? On my return from the Netherlands I read (photographer) Ansel Adam’s books, which became my bibles, and attended uni. But I mostly learnt from all the mistakes I made. There is no better teacher than experience.

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Woody Caravan ‘Marilyn’ set up near the beach. LEFT: At work in the studio.

SHANE AND MORRIE HOOK OF WOODY CARAVANS Brothers Shane and Morrie, along with their nephew Kaleb and faithful hounds Escobar and Temujin, create beautiful reproduction Bondwood Caravans in their workshop in Nerang, Queensland woodycaravans.com.au What sparked your passion for your craft? Morrie: Being able to create something from nothing has always been something we take great pride in. And being able to do it as a family unit is something that also helps drive us everyday. Who are your clientele? How do they find you? Shane: We have customers ranging from mum and dads, retirees and start-up businesses to some of the largest corporations in the world. Are you still learning on the job? M: We learn something new everyday, whether that is new skill sets or part of our own personal growth.

What is the biggest benefit of hand-made over mass-produced? S: Probably the best thing about being hand-made is that our customers know the guys they speak to on the phone or by email are the same guys out on the floor building their vision and their dream. We are able to customise each caravan to a customer’s requirements. Why do you think people are becoming more interested in the handmade and hand-crafted? M: I think we live in an age where most people appreciate that hand-built or hand-made products are becoming a rarity. Tradesmen and craftsmen in all aspects of industry are slowly being phased out in favour of mass produced or production line assembly where there is no personality in the product. How are digital technologies helping you to promote your business? S: Woody Caravans has been built on social media with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We believe that we would not have been able to build our business like we have even 10 years ago.

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Who are your clientele? I mainly work with professional fine art photographers and a few dedicated nonprofessionals for my printing and film processing services. These works are usually for sale at exhibitions or fine art fairs as well as commissions. I also work with institutions and museums printing from historical negatives/plates. What is the biggest benefit of the specialist over the mass produced? The main benefit is quality and longevity. Silver gelatin prints are time-proven archival and will last. This is very important to me; it is leaving a visual legacy that will last generations. Another aspect is the interaction with my clients. I encourage my clients to enter the darkroom with me to see the process – the amount of work and time that goes into each image. Do you think digital technologies are aiding or damaging the field of photography? Both! Today 1.8 billion images are uploaded every day, but how many are printed? In 50 years time will my son be showing his children digital images from his youth? I very much doubt it, but I can guarantee he can show them the prints I made from his first minutes after his birth through to his adult life.

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Wonders of theWest From Margaret River to the Great Southern, farmers, fishermen, winemakers and chefs bring food, history and culture to life WORDS MAX BREARLEY

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osh Whiteland lays traditional tools and implements on an unfurled kangaroo skin. A tin box sits above the campfire, smoking mussels. He talks about his ancestors and how they lived as guardians, not masters. “Living by the six seasons – Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang – was the most important thing. The land and the ocean determined what food was available,” Josh says. “We know that when the bay’s all stirred up or the river’s full, the marron will go deeper into the mud so we won’t even bother trying to catch it.” Wadandi and Bibbulmun history in the south west of Australia has been lived over 50,0000 years. Josh, of Koomal Dreaming (koomaldreaming.com.au), delivers it in one way via his cultural experiences and tours. Getting out and talking to farmers, fishermen, winemakers and chefs – people that define a food culture – is another way of understanding the bounty of this land. To learn more, I cover ground that takes me from wineries between the Capes that book-end the Margaret River region, to the rich agricultural hinterland of the Southern Forests, into the vastness of the Great Southern region.

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Tasty critters regular. Its farm-cumfromagerie is 80km east towards Nannup. Using sheep milk produced on the property, the Wilde family has been winning awards for its Farmhouse Gold, St John’s Brook and Boursan cheeses. Bruce is a former outback cop, straight talking and ready to share the realities of farming. Jane, his wife, and his son Tom work in the business too. Their presence on the menus of Western Australia’s best restaurants and the high regard for them among the state’s chefs are testament to their skill.

Chef Jesse Blake with marron, a Western Australian speciality.

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folk like James Taylor of Jindong Free Range, a pig farmer who’d easily pass for a rock star making a tree change; or husband and wife, Jeff Pow and Michelle McManus of Southampton Homestead. They’ve thrown themselves into pastured poultry: breeding, raising and when the time comes, killing heritage-bred Sommerlad chickens on their farm near Balingup. Their approach to raising poultry is that the chooks have “a good life with one bad day”. Cambray Cheese is another Saturday market

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Head south east to Karri country where cathedral-like forests give way to rich farmland, cleared by settlers in the early 1900s. Migrant families came, cleared and cultivated, and many are still here. Their names are woven through the streets, parks and businesses; a mix of Italian, Macedonian, English and more. It’s rich growing country for everything from avocados and apples, to heritage pumpkins and wine grapes. It’s also the heart of Australian truffle country. Much has been said and written about ‘black gold’, with Manjimup and surrounds producing more than 70 per cent of the black truffle crop in the Southern Hemisphere. Most are destined for the world’s top restaurants. At Truffle Kerfuffle, a weekend celebration of the harvest (23-25 June, trufflekerfuffle.com.au), I’ve seen first-hand the mystique that this subterranean fungus holds; from first-timers on a truffle hunt, grinning as a dog marks the spot with a paw, to a Michelin-starred

Get your hands dirty

It’s like no other form of agriculture, so labour intensive. Once their hands are in the dirt and they get the smell they’re enthralled chef holding truffle to his or her nose and taking a deep sniff. Gavin Booth, (australiantruffle traders.com) says: “There’s a bit of cynicism around truffles

sometimes, but then people see the effort. It’s like no other form of agriculture; so labour intensive. Once their hands are in the dirt and they get the smell they’re enthralled.” Small-town Australia can be a wasteland for food beyond a counter meal, but Albany is brimming with culinary promise. Gourmandise & Co offers French charm at the hand of Xavier Poupel, while Due South defies the thought that it’s a beer barn by the water. They mill their own flour, bake bread and serve charcuterie from in-house butcher, Martin Morgan. Next door its wine centre and bottle shop is a go-to for Great Southern wines; geographically Australia’s largest wine region. Also well worth the trip to

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Max Brearley is the Festival Director of Truffle Kerfuffle

TOP TO BOTTOM: A dish at Truffle Kerfuffle, Paul West of River Cottage Australia, souvenirs from Truffle Kerfuffle Festival Village.

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Truffle Kerfuffle Paul West of River Cottage Australia is heading to this year’s Truffle Kerfuffle. “It really gets to the heart of the things I love. As a chef, I love working with fresh black truffle; it holds such mystique even for veteran chefs. Being at the heart of Australian truffle country at the peak of the season is going to be special. Seasonality is such an important aspect of the festival and that’s such an important aspect of my life and what I do.”

Paul West Travel info Jetstar has great low fares to Perth and extensive car hire options. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

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Albany is my dining destination. In Liberte, chef Amy Hamilton took a small bar and restaurant, and elevated it with her take on French-Vietnamese cuisine. Inventive, passionate, unafraid to rock the boat, she’s getting national attention. “Down here you have your challenges and rewards,” she says. “There are ingredients you can’t get, which I found frustrating; but it allowed me to narrow my focal point and forced originality. It’s strengthened my concept and I use everything around me.” Amy’s first recommendation for visitors is the Albany Farmers Market on Saturdays (albanyfarmersmarket.com.au). “It’s a snapshot of what’s in season in the region,” she says. Amy also suggests a visit to Ocean Foods at Emu Point. “Go down, get Gareth to shuck you some oysters and sit under an umbrella (to eat them).” Albany’s place in the Anzac story is deep too; the port from which so many left but never returned. The National Anzac Centre (nationalanzaccentre.com.au) vividly tells the story.

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ALTHOUGH ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST COMPACT STATES, VICTORIA PACKS IN A DIVERSE ARRAY OF RURAL HUBS AND BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS AREAS. PACK THE CAR OR BUY A TRAIN TICKET AND HEAD OUT OF THE CITY TO THESE REGIONAL GEMS

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The Victorian Goldfields region is steeped in history, culture and gourmet food and wine. Learn about the lives of people that came before or taste your way through towns and wineries, then find a luxurious place to call it a night.

Step back in time

SEE & DO:

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Getting there

Bendigo is 153km from Melbourne, Ballarat is 115km & Heathcote is 117km.

WINE AND DINE: Indulge the tastebuds Heathcote on Show is an annual showcase of fine wine and food – expect long lunches, fullbodied shiraz and clean country air. Find stellar drops and plates at the cellar door and kitchen in Bress Winery. Inside a restored fire station in Castlemaine is the provincial Public Inn, perfect for sampling high-end fare. Or head over to Favourite Flavours in Bendigo for a taste of homemade Italian Gelato.

STAY: Rest your head For a historic stay, the Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard is housed in a former Bank of NSW dating back to 1862. The heritage building has been updated with modern comforts without losing its original charm. The location in central Ballarat, just minutes’ drive to Sovereign Hill and walking distance to Ballarat Railway Station, makes this a great base for your Goldfields adventure. choicehotels.com.au

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Bendigo, on the balcony of Quality Inn The George Hotel Ballarat, Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park.

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Brush up on your history Take a trip into the past at Golden Dragon Museum and learn about life for the Chinese people of Bendigo. Get the real mining experience at Sovereign Hill, and stick around for the evening sound and light show. To celebrate Christmas in July, this spectacular transforms into Winter Wonderlights for the entire month with more than 20 buildings lit up with festive animations. Marvel at the world’s smallest penguin species at Ballarat Wildlife Park’s new Little Penguin exhibit, opening in July, and learn all about the conservation efforts to keep these little guys around. Window-shopping A mix of farmers and makers, Maldon Markets is held on the second Sunday of every month and yields artisans, gourmet food and independent growers. For a bit of retail therapy try View Street and Bath Lane in Bendigo. Get your antique radar out in Castlemaine’s Baker and Mostyn Streets. For some culture alongside the shopping splendours, visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat or Castlemaine’s Art Museum.

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Boutique vineyards, acclaimed restaurants and indulgent spas, all just a short drive from Melbourne. The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region packs in all the ingredients for the perfect long weekend.

SEE & DO: CLOCKWISE: Lake House Daylesford, Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, Clifftop at Hepburn.

the elegant Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa has aged splendidly, with the communal baths joined by a full-service spa, the adults-only Sanctuary Retreat and a luxurious Moroccan-style hammam steam room. Shop it out Kyneton’s Piper Street lays claim to more boutiques than entire Melbourne suburbs. Browse industrial-chic furniture at Kabinett, or one-off artworks at Lauriston Press, the working studio of artist Sarah Gabriel. The cavernous Stockroom lures you in with an edgy design store and men’s outfitters, only to reveal an intimate gallery of bleeding-edge modern art. Before leaving, pick up European-inspired charcuterie such as rillettes and pork pies at Piper Street Food Co.

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Getting there

Daylesford is 112km from Melbourne, one & a half hour’s drive.

WINE AND DINE: No dining guide to Daylesford could neglect Lake House – one of Victoria’s first destination restaurants. The dining room exudes elegance, mirrored in the seasonal menu. In a lavender field nearby, Sault elevates Spanish tapas with local ingredients and an eye for plating. For a casual bite, seek out local favourite Surly Goat. And for brunch, drop by the airy Boathouse on Lake Daylesford.

(thegrandehotel.com.au) offers 11 welcoming rooms and a restaurant serving seasonal Italian cuisine by chef Domenico De Marco. For your pick of over 150 boutique stays around the region, from historic cottages to modern villas, browse local booking agency Dayget (dayget.com.au).

STAY: Three shipping containers have been transformed into the chic Clifftop at Hepburn (clifftopathepburn.com.au) – retreats with luxe furnishings and fittings, plus views of morning mists rolling through the valley. In an historic guest house overlooking Wombat Forrest, The Grande Hotel

Travel info Jetstar has great low fares to Melbourne from across the network and extensive car hire choices. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

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Vines on high At cellar doors in the Macedon Ranges, odds are the person pouring your wine is the one who made it. The wines at Paramoor Winery are each named for family of owners Will and Kathy Fraser. Head winemaker at Passing Clouds, Cameron Leith, is upholding the legacy of his winemaker father Graham. For a snapshot of minimal-intervention viticulture, peruse the 500-plus drops at Daylesford’s Wine and the Country, curated by secondgeneration winemaker Owen Latta. For something different, visit Daylesford Cider, where partners Clare Williams and Jonathan Mackie produce English-style ciders from heritage apples grown on site. Treat yourself The mineral waters of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have attracted generations of leisure-seekers. Welcoming bathers since 1895,

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Catriona Larritt said: ‘We are happy to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to join our membership program and receive extra value from Jetstar throughout the year. “Members can save up to $54 when booking for two people, so you’ve potentially made back the cost of membership back in the first booking. “We are all about offering low fares, more often, for less. The Club Jetstar membership program stays true to this promise and hopefully enables people to make that trip, visit that friend, and take their family on a holiday more easily with Jetstar,” she said. Club Jetstar memberships can be purchased via Jetstar.com. All prices are in Australian dollars. * Savings are based on a Club Jetstar member booking two return member only starter fares from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to the Gold Coast, and accessing 20% discount on 20kg baggage selection and upfront seat selection for two passengers. Member only fares, baggage and seat selection discounts only available to Club Jetstar members. ** Savings are based on a Club Jetstar member booking two return member only starter fares from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Bali (Denpasar), 20% discount on 20kg baggage selection and upfront seat selection for two passengers. Member only fares, baggage and seat selection discounts only available to Club Jetstar members. ^Savings are based on a Club Jetstar member booking four return member only starter fares from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to the Gold Coast, 20% discount on 20kg baggage selection and upfront seat selection for four passengers. Member only fares, baggage and seat selection discounts only available to Club Jetstar members. ^^ Savings are based on a Club Jetstar member booking four return member only starter fares from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to the Bali (Denpasar), 20% discount on 20kg baggage selection and upfront seat selection for four passengers. Member only fares, baggage and seat selection discounts only available to Club Jetstar members.

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MEET THE TEAM

A group of Climate for Change supporters. INSET: Katerina Gaita.

What is it like to work at Jetstar? Working at Jetstar is quite a ride. It’s exhilarating and rewarding – 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 make it an amazing career experience. 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 their stories below, and at Life at Jetstar – jetstar.com/au/en/careers/life-at-jetstar

Living her dreams

LAUREN

787 First Officer The trailblazer

Lauren’s lifelong dream is becoming reality. Her career has come so far. She’s flown A320s and A330s across Australia and overseas. She’s achieved accreditation to fly into Queenstown – one of the most challenging and beautiful airports to fly into anywhere in the world. And now, Lauren is settling into the cockpit of the 787 – one of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. Not many pilots get these opportunities – Lauren has Jetstar’s amazing growth to thank for that.

JAMES

Digital Product Manager The cutting edge

As Digital Product Manager for Emerging Channels, James works with high performers from across the business to make the customer journey easier. A new boarding pass mobile app and real-time flight notifications have transformed Jetstar’s customer experience, and James led the journey. Innovation is a huge focus at Jetstar. Challenges and learning lie ahead, and James will have a front-row seat.

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Changing the social climate MOST AUSTRALIANS are concerned about climate change and its effects – and want Australia to do more. Frustrated by the inactivity of politicians and business leaders, Katerina Gaita, founded Climate for Change – a volunteer-powered organisation on a lofty mission to shift the social climate. Climate for Change encourages meaningful conversations to happen in the lounge rooms, kitchens or bars of everyday Australians. It’s an approach Katerina hopes will rapidly engage thousands of curious conversationalists who, in the company of others they know and trust, will

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better understand the facts, then take action. Climate for Change has grown from a one-woman whirlwind with an idea to four staff members and more than 40 volunteers. So far, Katerina and her team have trained over 30 facilitators, assisted with more than 100 gatherings and engaged more than 800 guests. Kooks is proud to support Katerina’s climate crusade. If you’d like to know more about Climate for Change, please visit climateforchange.org.au

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Saving for a better tomorrow With the support of StarKids, struggling families are finding opportunities to thrive WORDS JO SUTTON

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Daw Than Kyi’s children have more time to learn and play, thanks to the water storage tank and pipes that now bring fresh water to their home.

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t the end of a long day working in Myanmar’s rice paddy fields, mother of three Daw Than Kyi takes a long sigh… and smiles. While the work’s hard and pays barely enough to survive, Daw Than Kyi knows she’s now providing for her family in a way that she never could before. That’s because Daw Than Kyi is part of a local savings group that’s helping her save for the future, a program supported by StarKids thanks to donations from Jetstar customers like

you. And if she needs it, Daw Than Kyi knows she can also access lowinterest loans from the group, rather than having to rely on exploitative local money lenders. “I decided to participate in the savings group as I believe it will support my family,” Daw Than Kyi explains. “I did not know how to save money properly, with purpose, before.” After the first year of savings, Daw Than Kyi was able to purchase a concrete water storage tank and pipes so she could connect to the main water source in the village. She also bought a pig,

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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 in-flight 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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START YOUR ENGINES Have you ever wondered how an aircraft gets off the ground? We’ve got the answers for you

SUM OF ITS PARTS THE FAN sucks cool air through the engine, much more than an engine could do on its own

How does it work?

Understanding forward thrust is relatively simple. It comes back to (Sir Isaac) Newton’s third law of motion – for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Bypassing air exiting the engine forces the plane in the opposite direction – forward.

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COMBUSTION CHAMBER mixes fuel supplied from the fuel tanks with compressed air to produce hot exhaust gas

TURBINE BLADES are forced to spin by exhaust gas being pushed through the blades, in turn spinning the compressor and fan

EXHAUST NOZZLE allows hot exhaust gas out of the back of the engine and provides a small amount of thrust

BYPASSING AIR doesn’t go through the engine and just flows around it, producing most of the thrust. It also has the effect of cooling parts of the engine and reducing engine noise.

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DID you KNOW? Turbofan jet engines are more common on commercial flights thanks to their greater fuel efficiency. The fan at the front of the engine is able to push more air to produce more thrust with the same amount of fuel, so fuel costs and use can be reduced.

A THRUSTY ENGINE

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The world’s most powerful plane engine, the GE90, set a world record of 127,900 lbs of thrust during testing.

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72,300 LBS PER ENGINE AIRBUS A320

24,800 LBS PER ENGINE

OUR ENGINES Jetstar uses turbofan jet engines. The Dreamliner 787, used for international long haul flights, has a max thrust at take-off of 72,300lbs per engine in comparison to the smaller Airbus A320, with its maximum passenger capacity of 180, which produces 24,800lbs per engine.

* Statistics taken from explainthatstuff.com/jetengine, animagraffs.com, Jetstar.com, geaviation.com

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

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

Flights are operated by Jetstar Japan and commence 2 June, subject to government and regulatory approval

Operated by Jetstar Japan

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai)

Shanghai (Pudong) Guiyang Shantou Guangzhou

Taipei

Hanoi Hong Kong Haikou Yangon Sanya Da Nang Siem Reap Manila Bangkok Phnom Penh

Hawaii (Honolulu)

Ho Chi Minh City

Phuket Penang Medan 142

Kuala Lumpur

Pekanbaru

Singapore

Palembang Jakarta Surabaya Bali (Denpasar)

Darwin Fiji (Nadi)

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland Wellington Christchurch

Queenstown

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

DOMESTIC VIETNAM

DOMESTIC JAPAN

Hanoi Hai Phong

Sapporo

Tha nh Hoa V inh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Phu Quoc

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Nha Trang Da Lat

Kagoshima

Ho Chi Minh City

Okinawa

Operated by Jetstar Japan

Operated by Jetstar Pacific

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

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

Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ballina Byron Perth

Newcastle

Sydney

Adelaide Melbourne (Avalon)

Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Launceston Operated by Jetstar Airways

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Hobart

Auckland

Wellington Christchurch Queenstown

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Explore Australian I INTERVIEW & New Zealand airports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queenstown 8km 10 mins Approx NZ$30-40 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

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

Sydney 8km 20 mins Approx $45-55 Airport Link train 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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Puzzles

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1 What’s another name for rollerblading? (6,7) 2 What do Australians call portable iceboxes? (6) 3 A short-haired cat breed that ranges in colour from silver to dark grey. (7,4) 4 The acronym for Australian Business Number. (3) 5 What soft dink has been popular in the US since the 19th century? (12) 6 Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and ‌ are the “heroes in a half shellâ€?. (9) 7 What canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea? (4) 10 Japanese poems with 17 syllables. (6) 11 Most music was played on one of these in the 1990s. (2,6) 14 Which tomato-based pasta sauce is popular with vegetarians? (6) 20 Which builder asks “Can we fix it?â€? on his children’s TV show? (3) 21 What abbreviation is written after a date to indicate that it is before Jesus was born? (1,1)



















  



 

 

 

 





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1. What is the name of the peninsula Cairns is located on? 2. What is the name of the famous gorge inside the Daintree Rainforest? 3. What natural landmark off the coast of Queensland is so big it can be seen from space? 4. True or false: The Daintree rainforest is tens of millions of years younger than the Amazon rainforest in South America. 5. The town of Port Douglas was named after which former Member of Parliament? 6. The Great Barrier Reef is roughly the same size as: A) 50 million football fields B) 70 million football fields C) 10 million football fields 7. True or false: Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two world heritage sites sit side by side.

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Movies, TV, music and more I JUNE 2017 I Entertainment

Inflight

Entertainment EXCITING CONTENT, GREAT VALUE! Be entertained en route to your destination – we’ve got a great selection of movies, top TV comedy and drama series, plenty of kids’ favourites, plus hit music and games to choose from. Follow the guide to see what’s available

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© 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Entertainment I MOVIES I Available on 787 seatback screens

| 129 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: Bill Condon CAST: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

| 133 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Peter Berg CAST: Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons

© 2017 Paramount Pictures

聡明な娘ベルは、 野獣の城に閉じ込められてしまった。

Silence

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

沈黙 -サイレンス-

| 161 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese CAST: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson

At a time when Christianity was outlawed in Japan, two missionaries on a rescue mission face the ultimate test of faith. 行方不明の恩師を探すた め日本に向かった2人の キリスト教宣教師の物語。

トリプルX:再起動

| 107 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso CAST: Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson

Xander Cage comes out of a self-imposed exile. エクストリーム・スポーツ の元スーパースターで、 現 在は米政府のスパイとして 活躍するザンダー・ケイジ が、 最恐兵器 「パンドラの 箱」 の奪還に挑む。

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Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins brave survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against time. 2013年に起きたボスト ンマラソン爆破事件の、 トミー・ソーンダース刑事 の姿を描く。

© 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation MARVEL TM & © 2017 MARVEL

A live-action remake of the timeless classic, Beauty and the Beast takes us back to the story of Belle, an intelligent, independent woman who yearns for more than her provincial village life. When her father is captured by the castle-lurking Beast, she must put aside her hopes and fears to save him, and later, to see past the Beast’s monstrous exterior to his noble heart. Starring Emma Watson as Belle and a fabulous supporting cast, Beauty and the Beast is a visually and musically stunning masterpiece.

Logan

John Wick: Chapter 2 ジョン・ウィック:チャプ

ター2

| 122 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Chad Stahelski CAST: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane

Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement again. 引退した伝説の殺し屋ジ ョン・ウィックが再び表舞 台に引きずり出され、 ロー マで戦いに挑む。

Hidden Figures

EMO the Musical エモ:ザ・ミュージカル

| 94 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENCC DIRECTOR: Neil Triffett Drummond CAST: Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare

As he tries to fit in at his new school, brooding emo musician Ethan secretly falls in love with naive but cute Christian girl Trinity. 新しい学校に慣れよう と、 イーサンは新たな旅 に出る。

© 2017 Universal City Studios Production, LLLP

パトリオット・デイ

© 2016 Paramount Pictures

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Patriots Day

美女と野獣

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Beauty and the Beast

Get Out

LOGAN/ローガン

ヒドン・フィギュアズ

ゲット・アウト

| 137 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: James Mangold CAST: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

| 127 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Theodore Melfi CAST: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

| 104 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Jordan Peele CAST: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide-out. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world are upended.

An elite team of black female mathematicians at NASA help America win the space race against the USSR.

ローガンはメキシコ国境 の隠れ家で病に倒れたプ ロフェッサーXの世話をし ていた。

黒人女性数学者たちで 構成されるNASA精鋭 チームが った軌跡を描 き出す。

Chris’ new girlfriend, Rose, invites him for a weekend getaway in her parents’ home, where he makes a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries. クリスは恋人に招かれ、 ニューヨークにある彼女 の両親の実家を訪れた。

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A Cure For Wellness

ア・キュア・フォー・ウェ ルネス

| 146 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski CAST: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs

An executive is sent to retrieve his CEO from a mysterious centre. 野心的な若手役員が、 の どかだが、 どこか めい た療養施設から、会社の 最高責任者を救出するた めに送り出される。

© 2016 Universal Studios

© 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Available on 787 seatback screens I MOVIES I Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie

Live By Night 夜に生きる

| 129 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Ben Affleck CAST: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana

Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him, an outlaw heads down a risky path that goes against his own moral code. 復讐に駆られ、危険な道 を歩んでいく一人のアウ トローの物語。

レゴバットマン ザ・ム ービー

| 104 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Chris McKay CAST: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson

Jasper Jones

Sing

ジャスパー・ジョーンズ

SING/シング

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENCC DIRECTOR: Rachel Perkins CAST: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette

| 108 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: Christophe Lourdelet CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

To save the city from The Joker, Batman has to drop his lone vigilante stance.

A coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 who is entrusted with a secret that will change his life forever.

ジョーカーの悪質な乗っ 取り計画から、 バットマン は街を救わなければな らない。

チャーリー・バクティン は、人生を一変させる ある秘密を打ち明けら れた。

A koala named Buster decides to host a singing competition to attract more customers to his theatre business. コアラのバスターは劇場に もっと人を呼び込むために、 のど自慢大会を開催する。

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© Home Box Office, Inc.

全年齢層鑑賞可能

Deepwater Horizon バーニング・オーシャン

| 107 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Peter Berg CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell

On the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, 20 April 2010 ends with one of the worst man-made disasters in history. 2010年4月20日、 アメリ カ史上最大級の人災が 発生した。

Zootopia

Suicide Squad スーサイド・スクワッド

ズートピア

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

| 108 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush CAST: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

A team of the world’s most dangerous Super Villains are sent on a mission to defeat an enigmatic entity.

Rookie Officer Judy Hopps discovers that being the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy.

米政府の情報工作員が、 刑務所に収監されている 最強の悪党たちを集めて 特殊部隊を結成する。

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE:

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詐欺師のキツネと新米警 官のウサギは、 ある を解 くためにタッグを組まなけ ればならない。

JPN: Japanese

CHS: Chinese

Master of the Shadowless Kick

Parental guidance recommended 保護者同伴推奨

Recommended for mature audiences 成人推奨

マスター・オブ・ザ・シャド ウレス・キック

| 90 mins LANGUAGE: CHS & ENS DIRECTOR: Guo Jian Yong CAST: Su Hao Ran, Li Mou

Quiet, honest physician Wong Keiying is tricked into helping the ruthless new Canton governor. 一人の誠実な医師が、街 を牛耳ろうとする政治家 に闘いを挑む。

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

15歳未満非推奨。15歳未満は 保護者または成人の同伴が必要

Restricted to 18 and over 18歳以上観覧可

Check the classification

Check the classification 分類を確認のこと

ENG: English ENSUB: English sub titles ENCC: English closed captioning

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© 2011 DreamWorks Animation LLC

© 2000 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & © 2000 Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Turbo

Puss in Boots

X-Men

長ぐつをはいたネコ

X-メン

| 96 mins LANGUAGE: ENS DIRECTOR: David Soren CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti

| 90 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Chris Miller CAST: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek

| 104 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer CAST: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

Po the panda works in his family’s noodle shop when his dream of becoming a kung-fu master becomes a reality.

An underdog snail’s impossible dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed and decides to enter the Indy 500.

Long before he meets Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero.

In a world filled with hatred, a band of mutants works to save the very humans who loathe them.

太った未熟なパンダのポ ーは、 ひょんなことから 「 龍の戦士」 に選ばれる。

のろまなカタツムリが超ス ピードで走る不思議な力 を身につける。

「長ぐつをはいたネコ」 こ とプスは、 ハンプティ・ダ ンプティとキティ・フワフ ワーテと共にガチョウを 盗み出す。

社会ののけ者である数 人のミュータントたちが、 自分たちを憎み恐れる 世界を救うために立ち 上がる。

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

ファミリー・ツリー

ザ・タウン

インターステラー

| 115 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Alexander Payne CAST: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley

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Midnight Diner 2

ターボ

| 128 mins LANGUAGE: JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: Joji Matsuoka CAST: Kaoru Kobayashi, Aoba Kawai

| 92 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson CAST: Jack Black, Jackie Chan

© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation MARVEL TM & © 2014 MARVEL & Subs

小さな食堂で出会う人々 の人生を描く。

© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Kung Fu Panda

続・深夜食堂

X-Men Days of Future Past X-MEN:フューチャー&

パスト

| 132 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer CAST: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across time. X-MENが、未来と過去 の2つの時間をまたにか け、生き残りを懸けた戦 いに挑む。

ベンジャミン・バトン 数 奇な人生

| 151 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: David Fincher CAST: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

An old man physically ages backward. 年を取るごとに肉体が 若返る老人。50歳にな ったベンジャミン・バトン は、30歳の女性と恋に 落ちる。

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The Descendants

A husband and father of two, Matt King is who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace the future when his wife suffers an accident. 妻が大きな事故に遭い、 娘たちとの絆を取り戻そ うとする男の物語。

The Town

Doug MacRay leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments, until, one day, everything changes. 過去に犯した銀行強盗 事件に巻き込まれた支 店長に、ベテランの強盗 が恋をするが…。

Interstellar

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertake the most important mission in human history. 探査チームはワームホー ルを潜り抜け、人類の新 天地を探す旅に出る。

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The Big Bang Theory

DRAMA SERIES

45 mins per episode, Season 3

22 mins per episode, Season 10

The Good Place

ザ・グッド・プレイス

22 mins per episode, Season 1

Sent to Heaven by mistake, a flawed woman tries to avoid discovery and live up to the goodness expected of her by her angelic mentor.

誤って天国に送られた欠点だ らけの女性が、間違いだと気づ かれないよう天国で悪戦苦闘 しながら、天使のような庇護者 の望む通り、善行を重ねようと 奮闘する。

Red Dwarf

宇宙船レッド・ドワーフ号

30 mins per episode, Season 11

Rimmer, Cat, Lister, and Kryten are quirky characters who explore new places.

リマー、 キャット、 リスター、 クラ イテンの面々が、 レッド・ドワーフ 号乗組員として探検に出る。

Superstore

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スーパーストア

22 mins per episode, Season 1

America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in a hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. アメリカ・フェレーラとベン・フェル ドマンが共演。 巨大スーパーマーケ ットで働くおかしな従業員たちが繰 り広げる、 愉快な職場コメディ。

Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of their genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. レナードとシェルドンは、他人と うまく交われない天才的な物 理学者。

Futurama**

フューチュラマ

22 mins per episode, Season 7

Fry is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999 and wakes up 1000 years later.

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。

The Mindy Project

ザ・ミンディ・プロジェクト

22 mins per episode, Season 5

There once was a girl who was in love with love - and hopeless at finding it. Show creator and Emmynominee Mindy Kaling stars as a 30-something doctor whose entire outlook on relationships has been formed by her lifelong obsession with romantic comedies.

大好きなロマンチックコメディの ような恋を夢見る女医の物語。

22 mins per episode, Season 1

A young woman works at a firm to make bystanders of superheroes safer. セキュリティ会社に勤務する若い 女性が、 スーパーヒーローの戦い の現場に居合わせた人々に 「安全」 を提供する。

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Powerless

パワーレス

The Flash

THE FLASH/フラッシュ

なボクらの恋愛法則

© 2016 Universal Television LLC

*SUPERSTORE © 2015 UNIVERSAL TELEVISION LLC **FUTURAMA © 2008 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION ***THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES © 2014 DECEMBER MEDIA PTY LIMITED, SCREEN AUSTRALIA, FILM VICTORIA AND AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION ****MR. ROBOT © 2016 UNIVERSAL NETWORK TELEVISION LLC

ビッグバン★セオリー/ギーク

A freak accident causes a forensic scientist to become a speedy superhero. 不慮の事故に遭った科学捜査官 助手の青年が、超人的なスピー ドを身につけたスーパーヒーロ ーになる。

Riverdale リバーデイル

45 mins per episode, Season 1

High school students in the small town of Riverdale are still reeling from the tragic and mysterious death of one of their classmates. 小さな町リバーデイルに住む高 校生たちは、 ひとりのクラスメ イトの悲劇的な の死に動揺

している。

The Doctor Blake Mysteries*** 警察医ブレイク

45 mins per episode, Season 4

The Doctor Blake Mysteries stars Craig McLachlan as maverick country town doctor Lucien Blake. A risk-taker, he’s impulsive and not afraid to upset the status quo. 田舎町で一匹狼として働くルシ アン・ブレイク医師は、現状を打 破することを恐れない。

Supernatural スーパーナチュラル

45 mins per episode, Season 12

Two brothers protect humanity by battling destructive supernatural forces, including creatures from Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, with the help of various friends and even angels. 天国、地獄、 獄からやって来 た邪悪な超常的存在から人類 を守るため、友人や天使と手を 組み、戦う兄弟の物語。

Mr. Robot****

MR. ROBOT/ミスター・ロ

ボット

45 mins per episode, Season 2

A young programmer named Elliot suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides he can only connect to people by hacking them. Like a superhero, he wields his hacking powers as a weapon to protect the people he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them.

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若きプログラマー、 エリオットは、 人々をハッキングすることでその 人たちとつながろうと決心する。

Shades of Blue

ブルックリン警察 -内部告発-

45 mins per episode, Season 1

Shades of Blue, a complex police series, centres on Harlee Santos, a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. FBI汚職防止対策部の潜入捜査 官として活動するシングルマザー のハーリー・サントス刑事を主人 公に、警察内部を描くドラマ。

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Stuck in the Middle*** 23 mins per episode

Adele performs some of her world-famous classic tracks, as well as eagerly awaited new material, accompanied by her band in front of a live studio audience.

Harley Diaz navigates everyday life with a not-soaverage-sized family.

Lip Sync Battle

歌手のアデルが、世界中でヒッ トした名曲の数々のほか、新曲 を披露。

45 mins per episode

Star Trek Beyond stars Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto battle it out. 『スター・トレック BEYOND』 の ゾーイ・サルダナとザカリー・クイ ントが対決。

Luxe Asia ラグゼ・アジア

30 mins per episode

Host Anita Kapoor continues her exclusive journey to the most luxurious locations across Asia, experiencing the cutting-edge travel trends enjoyed by Asia’s elite. ホストのアニタ・カプールが、 アジ ア随一の高級リゾートを訪問。

Sean Conway: On The Edge* ショーン・コンウェイ:オン・ジ・ エッジ

60 mins per episode

An extreme endurance adventurer tries a 4,000+ mile continuous ultra triathlon. およそ6,500kmのウルトラ・トラ イアスロンに挑んだ耐久アドベ ンチャー選手のドラマ。

Rocking Cambodia: Rise of a Pop Diva

ロッキング・カンボジア:ライ ズ・オブ・ア・ポップ・ディーヴァ

57 mins per episode

Follow one inspirational woman whose lifelong dream takes her from a Phnom Penh karaoke bar to Paris, Hong Kong and beyond, as she discovers that the path from obscurity, poverty and trauma to fame and no fortune has never been easy. ひとりの女性が、生涯の夢を追 ってプノンペンのカラオケバーか らパリへと旅立つ。

Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian

リベンジボディ・ウィズ・クロエ・ カーダシアン

45 mins per episode

People who have been dumped or fired get the ultimate chance for revenge. 捨てられ、解雇された経験のあ る人に、究極のリベンジ (復讐) のチャンスをくれる番組。

Idris Elba: Fighter** 60 mins per episode

Idris Elba trains as a professional kickboxer to take on a seasoned fighter. イドリス・エルバがプロキックボ クサーを目指してトレーニング を受け、 ベテランボクサーと闘 うまで。

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蹴撃!キックボクサーへの道

© 2008-2017 Viacom Inc.

60 mins per episode

SpongeBob SquarePants

スポンジ・ボブ

ハーレー・ディアスが大家族と送 る毎日を描くドラマ。

Elena of Avalor*** アバローのプリンセス エレナ

23 mins per episode

24 mins per episode

Princess Elena must learn to rule Avalor.

SpongeBob SquarePants and friends live in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom.

プリンセス・エレナは評議会の力 を借りながら、 アバローを統治す る術を学んでいく。

スポンジ・ボブと仲間たちは、 海底 都市ビキニ・ボトムに住んでいる。

Disney Mickey Mouse***

The Lion Guard***

ライオン・ガード

23 mins per episode

ディズニー ミッキーマウス!

23 mins per episode

Mickey Mouse finds himself in silly situations all around the world.

Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, becomes the leader of the Lion Guard.

ミッキーマウスが世界中でハプ ニングに巻き込まれる。

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。

ダイヤルEフォー・エマ!

Dial E for Emma!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy***

45 mins per episode

クシー

エマは 『ダンスの書』 を読み、 さま ざまなスタイルのダンスを知る。

ガーディアンズ・オブ・ギャラ

23 mins per episode

The Guardians of the Galaxy find a mystical treasure map to a powerful weapon. ガーディアンズ・オブ・ギャラクシ ーは、強力な武器のありかを示し た宝の地図を発見する。

Horrible Histories: Staggering Storytellers Special

ホリブル・ヒストリーズ : スタガ リング・ストーリーテラーズ・ス ペシャル

Emma discovers different styles of dance.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes レゴ DCコミックス スーパーヒ ーローズ

72 mins per episode

Batman faces his greatest challenge yet: vacation! バットマンは最大の難題に直面し ている。 難題とは、 バケーションだ。

Lego Scooby-Doo! LEGO®スクービー・ドゥー

30 mins per episode

72 mins per episode

Follows some of literature’s greatest works and history’s wackiest writers.

The gang heads to Hollywood.

名作文学ととりわけ風変わりな 作家たちを読み解く番組。

スクービー・ドゥーたち一行が世 界のエンターテインメントの首 都ハリウッドを訪れる。

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Adele - Live in London

アデル ライブ・イン・ロンドン

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ALBUMS

Lee Kernaghan 25th Anniversary Album

Katy Perry ft Skip Marley Chained to the Rhythm

Carrie & Tommy キャリー&トミ

Game On Australia ゲーム・オ

リー・カーナガン 25thアニバーサ

ケイティ・ペリーfeat.スキップ・

The Em Rusciano Radio Show with Harley Breen

Mini Meditations (Kids) ミ

リー・アルバム

マーリー チェーン・トゥ・ザ・リズム

Tina Arena Tina Arena (Greatest Hits & Interpretations)

ヴェラ・ブルー プライヴェート

Vera Blue Private

ー・ポッドキャスト

ザ・エム・ルチアーノ・ラジオショー・ ウィズ・ハーレー・ブリーン

Chrissy, Sam & Browny

ティナ・アリーナ ティナ・アリーナ

The McClymonts Don’t Wish it All Away

クリッシー、サム&ブラウニー・ポッ

リテーシ…

イット・オール・アウェイ

ザ・マクリモンツ ドント・ウィッシュ・

Fitzy & Wippa フィッツィー&ウ

The Chainsmokers Memories…Do Not Open

The Weeknd ft Daft Punk I feel it Coming

Kate, Tim & Marty ケイト、ティ

ザ・ウィークエンドfeat.ダフト・パン

The Grill Team ザ・グリル・チー

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PODCASTS & RADIO

ズ…ドゥ・ノット・オープン

ク アイ・フィール・イット・カミング

Polish Club Alright Already

Zedd ft Alessia Cara Stay

ポリッシュ・クラブ オールライト・

ゼッドfeat.アレッシア・カーラ

オルレディ

ステイ

John Williams John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection ジョン・ウィ

Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart

リアムズ J・ウィリアムズ&S・スピルバー グ:ジ・アルティメット…

MUSIC VIDEOS

マイケル・キワヌーカ コールド・リト ル・ハート

ルーク・ブライアン ファスト

Jamiroquai Cloud 9 Hey Violet Break My Heart ヘイ・ヴァイオレット ブレイク・マ イ・ハート

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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

ニ・メディテーションズ(キッズ)

Meditations (Adult) メディテ ーションズ(アダルト)

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

Hamish & Andy ハミッシュ&ア ンディー・ポッドキャスト

Rove & Sam ローヴ&サム・ポッ Fifi, Dave, Fev & Byron フィ

Luke Bryan Fast

ジャミロクワイ クラウド9

ム・ポッドキャスト

ドキャスト

シグリッド ドント・キル・マイ・ヴ

ーウッド ザ・ファイター

ム&マーティー・ポッドキャスト

ディーン・ルイス ニード・ユー・ナウ

ァイブ

キース・アーバンfeat.キャリー・アンダ

ィッパ・ポッドキャスト

Dean Lewis Need you Now Sigrid Don’t kill my vibe

Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood The Fighter

ドキャスト

ン・オーストラリア

フィ、デイヴ&フェヴ・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

Hughsey & Kate ヒュージー&ケ

イト・ポッドキャスト

Kinderling Conversation

Tetris

テトリス

Chess

チェス

Don Diablo & Marnik Children Of A Miracle

キンダリング・カンバセーションズ

Bejeweled 2

ドン・ディアブロ&マーニク チルドレ

プ・ポッドキャスト

We Fact Up ウィ・ファクト・アッ

Blackjack

ン・オブ・ア・ミラクル

Jarryd James How do we make it ジャリード・ジェームス ハウ・ド

ゥ・ウィ・メイク・イット

Mighty Oaks Be with you Always マイティ・オークス ビー・ウィズ・ ユー・オールウェイズ

Women’s Health ウィミンズ・ヘ ルス・ポッドキャスト

The Slow Home ザ・スロー・ホ ーム・ポッドキャスト

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

The Property Couch ザ・プロ

パティ・コーチ

ビジュエルド2

ブラックジャック

Disney’s Classic Games ズニークラシックゲーム

Golf Open

ゴルフゲーム

Hangman

ハングマン

MemoPics

メモリーゲーム

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Thrill of the ride Sometimes you need (just a little more) speed on a motorbike in the hills of Thailand WORDS LARISSA DUBECKI

You know you’re doing something really stupid when backpackers are impressed a 125cc scooter. But we found ourselves trying to ascend 200 metres up Route 1095 sharing the motorised equivalent of an anaemic flea. There were 762 hairpin bends in total (I found that out later). Each one challenged that tiny motor to a fight to the death. It wheezed like an emphysemic octogenarian on a treadmill. It shuddered bodily. A few times it gave up completely, the engine cutting out as we urged it on like the little engine that could. Or in

this case, couldn’t. Busloads of backpackers passed, giving us the thumbs up. A comfort? Quite the opposite. You know you’re doing something really stupid when backpackers are impressed. There was an insurrection somewhere around hour six, when subject B refused to get back on the bloody bike and subject A threatened to ride off leaving subject B to her fate. There were tears. A tantrum. We finally made it – of course we did, or subject

B wouldn’t be sitting here writing this now – but relations were decidedly frosty for some time. For the return journey we were mentally prepared for the trial ahead. Ha! Are you kidding me? I caught the bus. He zoomed those 130km back down that mountain, enjoying the benefits of gravity and the lack of a complaining Audrey Hepburn clinging in terror on the back. Later on, when we were talking again, we agreed it was time apart well spent.

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REDUCED TO COLD, hard mathematics the distance wasn’t so great. Just a little over 130km – something an Australian highway would dispatch neatly in less than 90 minutes. But the journey from the northern city of Chiang Mai to the hill town of Pai, near the Myanmar border, takes double that and a bit more, along a steep, winding and treacherously narrow highway populated by kamikaze bus drivers, the odd four-legged ruminant and numerous potholes. A friend newly returned from Thailand had rhapsodised about taking this road by motorbike. Actually, no one truly listens to their friends’ travel tales, so what we heard were “Chiang Mai”, “Pai” and “motorbike”. What she really said was something like “Pai” and “motorbike” and “nice flat easy roads if you confine yourself to the safety of the township”. A small but notable difference. To add to the gathering clouds of doom, we made the decision to hire a single motorbike. Perhaps I was swayed by romantic visions of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday. Perhaps “motorbike” is too strong a word for

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