Issuu on Google+

October 22-28 2012 Issue 704 tntdownunder.com

IN W -DROPPING

A JAW U TH LOOT OF SO N AUSTR ALIA S ADVENTURE

TOTES UNDERGROUND Digging deep in Coober Pedy

NEVER GAVE US UP Rolling around with Rick Astley

N O S A E S E V I FEST

mer another sum r fo ff o s k ic trail k ssie festival u A e th s a s and friend Join Kimbra + NEWS & SPORT WHAT’S ON FILM REVIEWS TRAVELLERS’ TIPS


ALEX HARMON EDITOR editor@tntdownunder.com

EDITOR’S LETTER It’s almost summer and although we can’t always promise warm weather in Australia, we can promise one thing: the festivals will be coming at you. We’ve got a comprehensive list that caters to music of all tastes, from goth to Gangham. Speaking of different, we chat to king of cheese Rick Astley (pg18) and literally go underground in Coober Pedy (pg26). So read on and rock on in whichever way you please!

THIS WEEK OZ DIARY

4

CHATROOM

14

FILM

16

TRAVEL

24

COMPETITION

32

NEWS

38

OPINION

40

SPORT

42

LISTINGS NSW

44

LISTINGS QUEENSLAND

46

LISTINGS VICTORIA

52

LISTINGS TASMANIA

54

LISTINGS NT

56

LISTINGS WA

58

LISTINGS SA

60

LISTINGS NEW ZEALAND

61

WORK

64

TRIVIAL PURSUITS

66

6

18

FEATURES FESTIVAL SEASON

6

We break out our fluro singlets and check out Oz’s top summer festivals

RICK ROLLING

18

We sit down with 80s pop sensation Rick Astley to talk fame and YouTube

UNDER WORLD

26

If subterranean living is your idea of a holiday, Coober Pedy’s the place to go

ARGIE BARGIE

34

We learn to Tango with some horses and a gaucho (sort of) in Buenos Airies

34

26 TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

3


OZDIARY

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

EDITORIAL Editor Alex Harmon Staff writer Hugh Radojev Contributors Brook Gilliland, Xav Judd Interns James Beasenvalle, Amelia Gray, Caitlin Stanway

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Design and production manager Lisa Ferron SALES Account manager Justin Steinlauf Sales Executive Mike Ramsden MARKETING & EVENTS Business development manager Tom Wheeler DISTRIBUTION Lee Sutherland ACCOUNTS Financial controller Trish Bailey Accountant Hannah Waters

TNT MULTIMEDIA LTD CEO Kevin Ellis Chairman Ken Hurst PUBLISHER TNT Multimedia Limited PRINTED BY Rural Press NEWS AAP PICTURES Getty Images | Thinkstock | AAP | TNT Images | Tourism Australia | Tourism Victoria | Tourism New South Wales | Tourism NT | Tourism Queensland | Tourism Tasmania | South Australia Tourism | Tourism Western Australia | Tourism New Zealand | Tourism Fiji | COVER Thom Kerr TNT Magazine , 126 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW 2008 tntdownunder.com General enquiries Phone 02 8332 7500 Fax 02 9690 1314 Email enquiries@tntdownunder.com SALES ENQUIRIES

02 8332 7511 tom@tntdownunder.com

PHONE EMAIL

WHERE TO GET TNT

MAIN EVENT COCKATOO ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL SYDNEY HARBOUR

The festival’s opening night will be something to remember. It begins with a screening of an internationally acclaimed new film by American Director Paul Thomas Anderson called The Master which will be screened in the historical Turbine Hall. The hall was built in the 1940s for manufacturing turbines for boats has been refurbished into a state of the art cinema. Live music from Arrested Development and a pop up nightclub will ensure the festivities continue long after the film has finished. If you love film and you love Sydney this is one not too miss! Oct 24-28. Cockatoo Island

cockatooislandfilmfestival.com

BRISBANE VALLEY FIESTA

SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL

BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL 2012

You’re invited to the city’s biggest and best loved street party. The Valley Fiesta is back for another year, with a weekend long celebration of all things musical. Electronic musicians as well as live bands will have equal billing to strut their stuff.

One of the few proper “donation” festivals in Oz, this year’s Surry Hills Festival is bursting at the seams with live music, art and markets to keep you entertained. Catch local darling Alison Wonderland on the decks and heaps more Hill’s action.

Focusing on the creative culture that exists within the surfing set, this is a celebration of everything surf related. Live bands will provide entertainment along with screenings of surf films, art exhibits and a freestyle surfing competition.

Oct 26-28 Fortitude Valley, Brisbane valleyfiesta.com

Oct 27 Prince Alfred Park surrhillsfestival.com

Oct 26-28 Byron Bay, New South Wales byronbaysurffestival.com

SEE tntdownunder.com/magazine-location.html for pick-up points

FREE

TNT Magazine is printed on paper from sustainable forests. There is no business connection between the proprietors of this magazine and TNT Ltd, the worldwide transportation group. Copyright here and abroad of all original materials is held by TNT Magazine. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden, except with permission of the publishers. Registered by Australia Post.

4

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

$1

FREE


Head to the



ADAY

%#,)03% 3% &%34)6!,

s#AMPERSFROMPERDAY!53 s#AMPERSFROMPERDAY.:

Now till 10 November

Sydney to Cairns 6-8 days with $450 towards fuel Brisbane to Cairns 4-6 days with $300 towards fuel Adelaide to Cairns 7-10 days with $450 towards fuel Melbourne to Cairns 7-10 days with $450 towards fuel Alice Springs to Cairns 5-7 days with $450 towards fuel Darwin to Cairns 6-9 days with $450 towards fuel

standbywrkfile_704.indd 1

18/10/12 12:49 PM


Festivals: excellent for groping strangers

Festival fever Australia loves festivals. Indeed, the next few months are so crammed with them it’s hard to keep track. Here are the essentials WORDS ALEX HARMON

What do deadly snakes and festivals have in common? Australia has the more of them per capita than anywhere in the world. That’s Australia for you, life on the edge, full of thrills and spills and hey, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, right? The most common complaint I hear is that there are too many festivals and it’s too hard to decide on which one to attend, while over in the UK the most common complaint is in regards to all the mud. This just proves that people are whingers, no matter where they are. Complaints aside, the best thing about Aussie festivals is the atmosphere. Sure, we don’t always get the big names or Kate Moss rolling around in the mud wearing short shorts, but we do have the vibe. The sun is shining (well, usually), the clothing is sparse (always) and people are generally having a sweet time, all for the love of the music. 6

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

So whether you like to dance, mosh, skank, sway, shuffle or all of the above, there will be something for you. And it doesn’t matter where you are, the festivals move around so as long as you can get to a capital city or sometimes even a country field, then you won’t miss out. Hell, even Tasmania gets one of the coolest festivals in the country at New Year’s. Another great thing about festivals in Australia is the people watching. There’s the protein-shake, Aussie-flag loving blokes you get at the likes of Big Day Out and Soundwave, or the peaced out, bespectacled hipster girls at the likes of Harvest and Laneway. Then you’ve got your hardcore, diehard festival fan who lives for the music, forgoing showers and getting on the green for the camp-out weekender festivals like the Blues and Roots or Peats Ridge. Or the show-offs who don’t really care about the music

but want to be seen. They’re usually pepped up to the max, wearing their swimming costume (girls) or have their shirts off (guys) and want to be your best friend. Try to avoid them. I could go on and on about festival stereotypes, but I won’t, because it’s not just about them. Making their way over to these shores for the festival season this year are artists like The Chemical Brothers, Blondie, Alt-J, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Blink 182. It’s an action-packed time though and many festivals sell out before you can say “can I jump the fence?” (indeed, many have already sold out, but check eBay and Gumtree for last minute sell-ons, also Facebook is a great way to buy tickets, just go to the festival page and check out the forums). So, to help stop your head exploding trying to work out where, when and how much, here’s the low ›› down...


and

presents

DUB DAY AFTERNOON 2012

Brisbane‘s biggest reggae and dancehall event of the year

REGGAE·DANCEHALL·DUB

Paua Champion Sound Conscious Jury DJ Bones Bussatones Gregwise One Dragon Two Dragon Toothy Swede DJ Wade Magala

œ Ghetto Fire Crew œ One Dread œ Rhythm Collision Sound œ Youngtree œ Bellyas œ Señor Rudekat œ Samedi Soundsystem œ DollaMix œ Brimstone Rockers œ Selecta Bing

OUTSIDE AREA CONTROLLED AND POWERED BY CHAMPION SOUND SYSTEM FOOD AND DINNERS AVAILABLE

2 PM - 2 AM

TH OV 4 2 SATURDAY N THE JUBILEE HOISBTEANLE

470 ST PAULS TERRACFROE,MTHFORETITUVADELLVALEYLEY, BR TRAIN STATION 5 MINUTES

Entry: $18 presold or online / $20 on the door Online: www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 or oztix retail outlets (+ booking fee) TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

7


PEATS RIDGE

STEREOSONIC

WHAT: Set in the beautiful Glensworth valley about an hour north of Sydney this is one of the ultimate escape festivals. Music, arts and sustainability are the watch words for this festival headlined by some of Australia’s ultimate Folk and Rock acts like the John Butler Trio, The Medics, The Cairo’s and Battleships as well as many, many more. WHERE/WHEN: Glensworth Valley (an hour north of Sydney), 29 Dec – 1 Jan. HOW MUCH: Three-day passes for $340 + bf or you could volunteer and get in for free. The festival are looking for helpers for everything from childcare to marketing. Shifts last around five hours so you still have plenty of time for the music. MORE INFO: peatsridgefestival.com.au

WHAT: Australia’s premier dance festival is back for another big year with a huge lineup of dance acts including Diplo, Calvin Harris and Tiesto. WHERE/WHEN: Sydney (Nov 24), Perth (Nov 25), Adelaide & Melbourne (Dec 1), Brisbane (Dec 2). HOW MUCH: $174.95 MORE INFO: stereosonic.com.au

FIELD DAY WHAT: You’re probably going to be a little hung over from New Years Eve but the best cure will be a little hair of the dog. Oh, and some of the top indie/dance acts in the world including Hot Chip. WHERE/WHEN: The Domain, Sydney. Jan 1. HOW MUCH: $118 + bf. MORE INFO: fielddaynyd.com

BOOK NOW from just $1 a day* Travelling City to City is One Way to get an affordable RV/Car relocation and have fun at the same time, from as little as $1* a day.

Ph 1800RELOCS (1800 735 627)

VAN DYCKE DESIGN - 2012052

bookings@relocations2go.com.au

A Division of Global Flexi Rentals Pty Ltd *Conditions Apply

8

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Relocations 2 go operate in Australia | New Zealand | United States | Canada


PRESENTED BY triple j

|

SOUTHERN CROSS TEN

|

DRUM MEDIA

|

TIME OFF

|

FOCUS

SUNDOWNER BREAKWALL TOURIST PARK – PORT MACQUARIE 14-15 DECEMBER 2012

BYO EVENT FOR 18+

KIMBRA

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS HERMITUDE • THE DATSUNS

BUSBY MAROU • HUSKY DZ DEATHRAYS • THE SNOWDROPPERS THE CAIROS • OVER-REACTOR • JACKSON FIREBIRD NAT COL & THE KINGS • TIN SPARROW DIRTY LITTLE REBELS • THE MORNINGS JOE ROBINSON • SISKIN RIVER THE WIDOWBIRDS • GEOFF TURNBULL MINNIE MARKS • DIRTY CASH DJ'S + TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNER

T I C K E T S O N S A L E S E P T E M B E R 5 - 1 0 : 0 0 A M I N C LU D E 2 N I G H T S F R E E C A M P I N G AC C O M M O DAT I O N PAC K AG E S A L S O AVA I L A B L E TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

11


FESTIVAL OF THE SUN

BIG DAY OUT

SUMMADAYZE

WHAT: Known as FOTSUN to the locals, this single stage, boutique rock and folk festival has a limited capacity of only 3,000 people so it’s important to book tickets fast. WHERE/WHEN: Port Macquarie, Dec 14-15. HOW MUCH: $160, including camping. MORE INFO: fotsun.com

WHAT: Despite the questionable quality of punter this is the big one, the biggest festival in Australia. Regularly attracting the biggest names touring and this year is no exception. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers will be headlining a 37 act lineup. WHERE/WHEN: Syd (Jan 18), GC (Jan 20), Adl (Jan 25), Melb (Jan 26) and Per (Jan 28). HOW MUCH: $165 + bf MORE INFO: bigdayout.com

WHAT: If you’re not in Sydney over the New Year break but don’t feel like sleeping for a few days you could always go to a 12 hour dance festival. Featuring The Chemical Brothers, Mark Ronson, M.I.A, SBTRKT, Knife Party Booka Shade and cover girl Kimbra just to name a few. This festival is surely going to be one not to miss as it makes it’s way around the country in early January. WHERE/WHEN: Adelaide (Dec 31), Melbourne (Jan 1), Gold Coast (Jan 5) and Perth (Jan 6). HOW MUCH: From $139 depending on city. They even have a buy now pay later scheme where you can pay off the tickets fortnightly. MORE INFO: futureentertainment.com

DUB DAY AFTERNOON WHAT: Brisbane’s premier Reggae and Dub festival celebrates 10 years of jammin’. Headline acts include Champion Sound and One Dread. WHERE/WHEN: Brisbane (Nov 24). HOW MUCH: $18. MORE INFO: greentix.com.au

PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL WHAT: The idyllic surrounds of Phillip Island doesn’t mean the music will be chilled. This festival rocks the new year with 360, Children Collide, Closure in Moscow, PNAU and many many more. WHERE/WHEN: Phillip Island, Victoria, Dec 30 – Jan 1. HOW MUCH: Two-day pass starts at $279 and includes camping. MORE INFO: thepyramidrockfestival.com

10-16 NOV 2012 FAR NORTH QLD TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL FEATURING 7 DAYS OF MUSIC, ART AND HEALING DROP | IRATION STEPPAS | TIPPER | BEATS ANTIQUE | OKA | MASSIVE GLOBAL LINE-UP INCLUDING | FAT FREDDY’S (NZ) (UK) (UK) (USA) (AUS) FREQ NASTY KINGFISHA MUNGOS HIFI JOHNNY CLARKE MISTA SAVONA KOOII TIJUANA CARTEL PRINCE FATTY | (USA) | (AUS) | (UK) | (JAMAICA ) | (AUS) | (AUS) | (UK) | (AUS) | FX PERFECT STRANGER | OLIVER LIEB | SECRET CINEMA | D-NOX | TECHNASIA | MARCELLO VOR | OPIUO | VIBESQUAD | | DUB (AUS) | (ISRAEL) (IS (GER) (NL) (GER) (FRANCE) (BRAZIL) (NZ) (USA) PLUS HUNDREDS GMS BANCO DE GAIA ATMOS TRISTAN PSYCATRON KING UNIQUE ESKMO ANTIX RANDOM RAB | | | | | | | | | | MORE! (SPAIN)

((USA)

(SWEDEN)

(UK)

(IRELAND)

(UK)

(USA)

(NZ)

(USA)

| LIVE LIVE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC | WORKSHOPS | PERFORMERS | NATURAL LIVING | ORGANIC ANIC FOO FFOOD OOD | OO | MARKET MAAR VILLAGE | ART INSTALLATIONS | HEALING AREA | OUTDOOR CINEMA | CEREMONY MAR EREMONY EREM REM EMO MONNY |

FULL LINE-UP AND DETAILS @ WWW.ECLIPSE2012.COM

PRESENTED BY:

10

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

SUPPORTED BY:


SHORE THING

FALLS FESTIVAL

WHAT: Hey boys, hey girls! Once you’ve seen one fireworks display you’ve seen them all so why not bring in 2013 dancing your nut off on iconic Bondi Beach with Fedde Le Grand, Knife Party and the Chemical Brothers. Then when it all gets too much, take a dip. But don’t tell your mum we said that. WHERE/WHEN: Bondi Beach. Dec 31. HOW MUCH: From $128 + bf. MORE INFO: shorething.com.au

WHAT: One of the festivals that has emerged in recent years as a real highlight of the summer. Held over four days across the New Year in scenic Victorian seaside town of Lorne and in beautiful Marion Bay in Tasmania a huge line up of international and local acts will swap through halfway. This years lineup includes American psych rockers The Flaming Lips on NYE. WHERE/WHEN: Lorne (Vic) and Marion Bay (Tas), Dec 29-31. HOW MUCH: Lorne is sold out, but it’s $216+bf for the three-day Marion Bay festival. MORE INFO: fallsfestival. com.au

NYE ON THE HARBOUR WHAT: Lit by the world famous fireworks display the Harbour City will be the perfect backdrop to some sweet dance tunes. Aussie dance heroes PNAU will bring in 2013 for Sydneysiders along with Ajax, Yesyou, the Sosueme DJs, Elizabeth Rose and more. Then the gang are tiding over Perth on January first to do it all again. No need for any sleep then. WHERE/WHEN: Syd Harbour Dec 31 – Perth Jan 1 HOW MUCH: From $93 MORE INFO: falcona.com

SUMMAFIELDAYZE WHAT: A brand new dance festival comes to Queensland’s party capital for 2013. Featuring the Chemical Brothers, M.I.A, Hot Chip as well as a host of other local dance and indie talent Summafieldayze promises to be a whole h WHERE/WHEN: Gold Coast, Sat, Jan 5. HOW MUCH: Starting at $95. MORE INFO: summafielddayze.com.au

HOMEBAKE

HARVEST

WHAT: Historically a festival for purely home grown acts Homebake has taken the surprising step of announcing it’s first international act ever for 2012. American glam punk veterans Blondie headline another top lineup of Aussie and Kiwi acts in the heart of the city of Sydney at the Domain. WHERE/WHEN: Sydney, Dec 3. HOW MUCH: $95 + bf. MORE INFO: homebake.com.au

WHAT: Traditionally one of the earliest festivals on the summer cycle, Harvest represents a perfect way to ease into it all. This is a decidedly Rock’n’Roll flavoured festival in 2012 with veteran songwriters Beck and Ben Folds Five amongst the lineup. WHERE/WHEN: Melbourne (Nov 12), Sydney (Nov 13), Brisbane (Nov 19). HOW MUCH: $150 + bf. MORE INFO: harvestfestival. com.au

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

11


FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL WHAT: The (arguably) largest dance, electronic and music festival in Australia returns in 2013 with a mind blowingly large lineup including such dance/ rave music legends as The Prodigy, indie superstars Bloc Party, Madchester Heroes and alternative music icons The Stone Roses and the latest internet music sensation PSY, the dude behind Gangnam Style making a special guest appearance, his first time in the country. All this and more plus Mexican themed drinks and food menu means good times. WHERE/WHEN: Bris (Mar 3), Perth (Mar 4), Syd (Mar 9), Melb (Mar 10), Adl (Mar 10). HOW MUCH: $137.50 + bf MORE INFO: futuremusicfestival.com

LANEWAY WHAT: Perhaps the flagship boutique festival of the year, the St Jerome Laneway festival is the absolute favourite of the super hipster crowd. From its humble beginnings in Melbourne’s back streets it has grown into a huge event on the music calendar, including shows in Singapore and NZ. Catch Bat for Lashes, Alt-J (pictured) and much, much more. WHERE/WHEN: Singapore (Jan 26), Auckland (Jan 28), Brisbane (Feb 1), Sydney (Feb 2), Melbourne (Feb 3), Adelaide (Feb 8) and Perth (Feb 9). HOW MUCH: $140+bf MORE INFO: lanewayfestival.com.au

BLUESFEST

GOLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL WHAT: What started out as a little folk festival on the outskirts of Coolum has now blossomed into a full blown Rock, Dub and Folk music bonanza come November. Look out for Fat Freddy’s Drop and Something for Kate headlining. 2012 Golden Days Festival promises to be huge. WHERE/WHEN: Coolum Sports Complex,Queensland. Nov 17-18. HOW MUCH: $86.50 + bf MORE INFO: goldendaysfestival.com

12

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

WHAT: Bluesfest runs for five days each Easter just outside Byron Bay, the perfect place for this chilledout hippy heaven. Acts for this years Blues haven include the awesine Ben Harper, punk icon Iggy Pop and his indomitable sidekick Stooges and American crooning hearthrob Chris Isaak. This is a unique festival in tersm of its focus on Blues, Country and Reggae music and is hugely popular. If you’re thinking off going better book soon. WHERE/WHEN: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay. Mar 28- April 1. HOW MUCH: $495 (five-day) or $345 (three-day), plus more for camping. Early bird tix on sale now. MORE INFO: bluesfest.com.au

SOUNDWAVE

A DAY ON THE GREEN WHAT: This festival mixes music and wineries and runs across the summer months. This summer’s tours includes The Hoodoo Guru’s, Simple Minds, Devo, The Angels and Dave Gleeson. WHERE/WHEN: Seventeen different venues across all Australian states and New Zealand. HOW MUCH: From $140. MORE INFO: adayonthegreen.com.au

WHAT: This is one for the hard rockers and headbangers. Metallica, Linkin Park and Blink 182 are just a few of the acts playing. Should be an absolute banger. WHERE/WHEN: Brisbane (Feb 23), Sydney (Feb 24), Melbourne (Mar 1), Adelaide (Mar 2), Perth (Mar 4). HOW MUCH: $155. MORE INFO: soundwavefestival.com

NEXT WEEK Get spooked! Australia’s best ghost tours


TM

WANT TOTAL FLEXIBILITY? TRY OUR KILOMETRE PASSES!

2009

Gold , 2010, 2 011 en B a Awa rd W ckpack inne rs!

Choose kilometres from 2,000 to 25,000 and exchange for travel, accommodation and adventure tours! Exchange kilometres in your pass for these fantastic tours and more! Visit greyhound.com.au/ adventures

Great Ocean Road Day Tour

GREYHOUND

1300 473 946

3 Day Rock Tour

Whitsunday Sailing Day Tour

greyhound.com.au GREYHOUND TRAVEL CENTRE

HAVE YOU SEEN AUSTRALIA YET?

TCms  1asses valid for 35 days from Ùrst day of travel. 1rices are suCKect to change. 'ull TCms visit greyhound.com.au.

Oz Experience’s range of passes are the perfect way to discover the best destinations Australia has to offer. Passes bundle driver guided coach travel, tours, experiences and accommodation. Offering premium small touringTotal options. Passgroup, Price flexible Local Payment $545

up to

$190

up to $735

Bonza Strewth Byron SYDNEY < > CAIRNS

$1503

20

Includes: al e + Loc Driver Guided Travel Packag + $105 Stay and Surf at Spot X $1398 Nimbin Day Tour Byron Bay Kayak with Dolphin Tour 3 nights dorm accommodation in Rainbow Beach 3 day, 2 night Fraser Island 4WD Tag Along tour Farm Stay at Outback Cattle Station 2 day, 2 night Whitsunday Sailing Adventure Great Barrier Reef Sail, Snorkel & Dive Tour

Surf Lessons

Fraser Island Tour

Gold 11 & 201 2 e Awa n Backp rd F a inali ck sts!

Outback Farm Stay

VISIT OZEXPERIENCE.COM OR CALL 1300 300 028 T&Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Local payments are to be paid to the tour operator directly. For full terms and conditions visit www.ozexperience.com.


CHATROOM

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

The Beards Nathaniel Beard of the hairy four piece band from Adelaide tells us why bearded men are better, what he thinks of chicks with beards, and why you should avoid shaving at all costs INTERVIEW ALEX HARMON

“A moustache is not beard”

What do you think of hipster beards? They’re fine, any beard is fine with me. What I don’t like is people growing a beard because it might be cool to do that. I don’t think that’s a good reason. I think you should grow a beard because you’re supposed to grow a beard, not because it’s currently in fashion. What do you think of Movember? I don’t like moustaches one bit. It really irks me when someone wears a moustache. I like beards. So you’re not into designer stubble? I don’t mind a styled beard, but just make sure it’s a beard. A moustache is not a beard. I don’t like things that aren’t beards.

Excited about your national tour? Yes, very excited. Every time we tour it becomes more and more likely that people will grow more beards, and that is what drives us. Is there a place in Oz with great beards? Australia is looking strong at the moment, it’s a constantly increasing rate for beards, which is great, but we find that Canberra is surprisingly filled with beards. Almost to the point that we feel we don’t need to play there anymore. But you don’t see many in politics? No you don’t, and I think that will be one of the last things to change. There are a lot of preconceptions that exist with beards. Basically a politician growing a beard is gambling with their whole career. That shouldn’t be the way it is, but unfortunately being a public figure with a beard is tough. But the tides are changing. Brad Pitt has a beard, for example. And I think that is a good benchmark. Why are bearded men better? Well they’re better because they have beards. I am not sure what the reason behind it is. But I have certainly noticed that bearded men are better looking, they are faster at running, they

14

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

have neater handwriting and they are better at writing songs about beards.

Does your dad have a beard, or do you have two mums? My dad has had a beard for his entire adult life. And so has his father and his father before him. I come from a long line of bearded men.

Would you get rid of the beard for a chick? There is nothing that would make me get rid of my beard. Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top was once offered $1m to shave off his beard and he refused. Me personally? I would rather die than remove my beard. I would rather be brutally murdered than remove even part of my beard.

What about chicks with beards? I like them. They’re not common enough. I appreciate seeing them, and often at gigs females will have a fake beard or they will have a drawn on beard and I often find that to be quite an improvement. I don’t like looking at a beardless face. It makes me angry and sick.

Ever been discriminated because of it? Oh all the time. I have faced much bearded hardship. I’ve been refused jobs, I’ve had girls tell me they’re not interested, I’ve had people cross the street because they think that just because I have a beard I must be a criminal or a rapist. The list of prejudices is a long list.

Best beard you’ve ever seen? I’ve seen some pretty good beards in my time. Probably the best beard I’ve ever seen belongs to a guy called Jack Passion. For four years he was the winner of the Beard and Moustache Championships. To be able to see and touch the best beard in the world, I felt some kind of magical power. It was a thick, luscious red beard that went down to his navel.

Has it changed at all? Yes, it’s definitely getting easier. Slowly but surely it is being elevated. I can certainly see a difference since when we started mid-90s. Men that don’t have beards, well they are part of history now, it’s finished, it’s too late. I give it 10-15 years and most people will have beards. And ideally I would like to see a reverse of the discrimination that we’ve experienced.

Tips for maintaining your beard? Give it a bit of a trim, wash it regularly and first and foremost if you’re trying to grow a beard – avoid shaving at all cost. Catch The Beards in Canberra (Nov 1), Sydney (Nov 2), Melbourne (Nov 3), Perth (Nov 17), Hobart (Nov 30) and Adelaide (Dec 1 & 2). thebeardsblog.wordpress.com


FILMREVIEW

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

I fought the law and the law won

END OF WATCH FILM review by Hugh Radojev STARRING: Jake Gylenhaal, Michael Pena | MA | 116min

THE MASTER FILM preview. Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams | TBA | 137mins

A man struggling to come to terms with life after serving in the navy meets a charismatic man and ends up joining a cult. This is the latest offering from director Paul Thomas Anderson (whose filmography includes the wonderful There Will Be Blood) well known for making films that are more works of art then pure entertainment. I, for one, am looking forward to it. HR

16

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

This is one of the most gripping, heart-wrenching, engrossing, funny buddy cop movies ever made and I absolutely implore you not to see it! I know that sounds like a massive contradiction but trust me, End of Watch will turn your stomach and break your heart in equal measure. It is a truly depressing and sad film. The beginning of the film quickly sets up the archetypal, cliched characters familiar to anyone who has seen a buddy cop movie; the two best friends who are a bit cavalier in their attitudes towards policing, the hard-as-nails sergeant constantly yelling at them, the nervous rookie and the grumpy older guy. Know that they’re all there, then forget about them because this movie is all about the two main characters – Brian Taylor (Gylenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Pena). The banter between these two as they cruise the streets of south central Los Angeles is brilliant, and when “shit gets real” (to borrow from Bad Boys) the two characters bring a real sense of camaraderie and love to some really trying, violent and horrible situations. The bond between these two characters, both as partners and best friends, is the beating heart of the film and sets it apart from all the others in the cop movie genre. Gylenhaal and Pena deliver outstanding performances. They seem like genuine, down to earth people whose job forces them into some shocking situations. And this is what ultimately makes the film so unbearably sad. GOOD FOR: People who always wished Bad Boys was written by a guy with depression


STOP THE CLOCK PIZZA

THE EARLIER YOU GET IN, THE CHEAPER THE PIZZA Cnr George St & Rawson Pl Sydney Central | scubar.com.au


18

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


like us on

MUSICFOCUS

facebook/tntdownunder

Giving it all up The trench coat wearing 80s pop sensation, Rick Astley, talks fame, flying, and how annoying it must be to be Rickrolled WORDS ALEX HARMON

Photos: Getty Images, Riot House Publicity

You could say Rick Astley is the anti-pop star. He's scared of flying, he's been married for over 20 years (to the same woman), and most striking of all, he quit music at the peak of his career. After selling over 40 million albums by the age of 27, he retired, deciding that his family was more important and spent the next couple of decades largely out of the spotlight. Now, almost 20 years since he vowed he'd 'never give us up', Astley is back with a new album and tour. But whatever you do, don’t call it a comeback. “I wouldn’t say it’s a comeback because I am never going to go back to what it was before,” says Astley. “Part of me – my ego – says wouldn’t it be great to comeback and be in the charts again, but the reality of that is, no I wouldn’t.” The Eighties pop icon, winner of MTV’s ‘Best Ever Act’ in 2008 and accidental star of a viral internet meme, remains relatively humbled by his success, preferring to dodge the limelight, even when it's directed straight at him. “I did a gig at the Rewind Festival last weekend just outside of London with 30,000 people,” he explains, “everyone was singing along to my songs and then when I’m driving home and calling in for fuel and a sandwich, not one person bats an eyelid. That is pretty amazing to be able to do that. I count myself really lucky.” It’s hard to believe the baby-faced singer, so recognisable for his concrete ginger bouffant and swaying grey trenchcoat could go unnoticed. “Okay, If I have my glasses off, with my hair in a bit of a quiff then, yes. But if my hairs in a bit of a mess and I’ve got glasses on then nine times out of 10 I wont get recognised. Which is pretty perfect.” Astley is genuinely proud to admit that he does not regret what others in 1993 called 'career suicide'. “I’ve gotta be honest, I used to look in the mirror and say 'who the hell are you? I don’t know you anymore. I don’t particularly like you anymore.' And at that point you have to start changing things in your life, as amazing as it was. I’m a Dad, I want to enjoy that and I don’t want to be a nutter in a few years time. That’s why I left it all behind,” admits Astley. It may have been his family that motivated him, but he was also disillusioned with the industry ("the music business

It could have been anyone. You could have been Dave-rolled

is all about business") as well as the travel. The flying, which some would call a perk, became a burden, and eventually for Astley, it became a fear. “I have been to therapy about my fear of flying and one of the things I have come down to is that nobody wants to get on a plane to do something that they don’t actually want to do. Your subconscious is going to say ‘stop this, I don’t want to do this, how can I stop this? Okay I don’t want to get on that plane, I don’t like flying,’” he reveals. “Maybe that’s too simplistic, but I think there’s something in that. I still fly, but I don’t like doing it. I’m okay with it now. But back in the day I was getting on planes to go back somewhere that I was last week to go and mime on TV. I wasn’t even singing live or performing with a band. My brother Mike could have gone somewhere and done them for me. It seemed ridiculous.” Astley will make the journey to Australia in November to play a string of east coast shows and admits the long haul flights are easier “because I can take a couple of tablets and go to sleep.” It will be Astley’s first Australian gig in over 23 years. So what exactly has he been doing? "Well, I’ve never really stopped making music. I’ve been touring – that’s how I pay my gas bill. I’ve actually just written a new album and I’m doing it as a labour of love. I will do a little tour just before we go to Australia and I’ll be doing small venues where I’ll be performing my new songs. Venues where I’ll be able to look out into the audience and see my sister, which is the total opposite to what I did at the Rewind Festival. I am really enjoying that side of it and I like to mix it up a bit. I play drums in a little punk rock band. I’m

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

19


Playing the same song for 25 years is tiring work

still just a 15 year old kid making music in a garage. Astley may feel like a teenager, but he's an over achieving one – he is the only male solo artist to have his first eight singles reach the Top 10 in the UK. Not only that but his classic Never Gonna Give You Up was a #1 hit single in 25 countries and the eighth highest selling song of 1988 in Oz. “There’s a certain magic to be able to perform a song like Never Gonna Give You Up that only I am able to do. I didn’t value it when it was a big hit and I was Captain Cheese. I didn’t really see it for what it was.” Indeed, Captain Cheese was prepared to serenade me on the phone, but a last minute change with the PR company meant that I was calling him earlier than planned. Astley was expecting a call from a girl called Sharon. “I thought I’ve gotta go and listen to My Sharona, I haven’t heard that song for ages. I’ve got it on YouTube right now and then you called me and said your name was Alex.” Speaking of cheesy tunes, Astley prefers to think of them as legacies to be carried with pride. “Here’s a classic example: I am listing to My Sharona and I’m looking at that guy who is older than me who has a rocking tune. That guy has something that no one in the world has, because he wrote the song, he sang it, and it’s one of those songs that everyone remembers. For the same reason I value that song [Never Gonna Give You Up] like I do photos of my family.” Perhaps part of the reason the song still lives on today lies in the Rickrolling phenomena of 2008. We've all heard of the viral internet meme, perhaps even been victim of it, but not

20

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

even Astley could have foreseen how big it was. “Well, obviously it was quite a big thing on the internet at the time, but for me personally it didn’t really exist. Because unless you are Rickrolled yourself then it’s nothing. I didn’t ignore it, but I just kind if left it alone. That’s the beauty of the internet, it’s owned by everybody. I’m sure it bored some people to death, especially the people who just wanted to click on their link but got Never Gonna Give you Up." As someone who carved out a career years before the YouTube-age, Astley takes a philosophical stance on the impact of the internet on music. “That’s the thing about the net, it has a freedom to it. Like I can punch in My Sharona and get that song in 25 different versions. Some kid in his bedroom covering it, then the original guy singing it. It’s given music a new lease on life. The music industry are probably shitting themselves. But for the rest of us, it’s great. We have access to music like never before." And Astley, ever the accidental star, just accepts that he is part of this greater being. “The Rickrolling thing is part of that, it’s something that people did and it could have been anyone, I just happened to be the Rick. It could have been Dave-rolled," he surmises. "That's if somebody found a video that was even cheesier than mine.” ❚

Catch Rick Astley at Tweed Heads (16th Nov) Ipswich (17th Nov), Brisbane (18th Nov), Canberra (Nov 21), Wollongong (Nov 24), Sydney (Nov 25) Albury (Nov 29), Melboune (Nov 30 & Dec 1) See: rickastley.co.uk


WIN

ARE YOU SPOTTED IN THE CIRCLE?

Email us at tom@ tntdownunder.com with ‘Spotted’ in the subject line, email must include a photo of yourself! Boom - You’ve won yourself a $100 bar tab at Trademark. facebook/ Like us on tntdownunder for more party pics from the night!

TRADEMARK COYOTE Tuesdays

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

21


HOTSHOTS

follow us on

like us on @tnt_downunder

facebook/tntdownunder

WINNER

WEEKLY WINNER SKYLINES: Victoria Ricketts, Australia VICTORIA SAYS: “My daughter and I went up to the top of the Centrepoint Tower and got this wonderful view.” WE SAY: “The Centrepoint tower is one of Sydney’s major tourist attractions and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Sydney CBD. Victoria has captured it perfectly. Sydney on a beautiful day is just about one of the loveliest sights in the world. Victoria’s captured St Mary’s Cathedral and parts of Hyde Park wonderfully here from her unique vantage point. Great work.”

HOT TIPS: Wide angles In sports photography, for example, the common perception is to zoom in to get as much action as possible into one tight frame. In some cases though, if the action you’re trying to film is moving too quickly, this becomes impossible: chances are you’re probably too close to your subject or you don’t have the right kind of equipment. When using a wide-angle lens, the trick is to be creative so that your subject doesn’t become a tiny dot in the frame. Finally get the accessory that every single photographer loves to hate; a tripod. They might be fiddly and annoying but it’ll help keep things steady.

22

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

WIN

THE MONTHLY WINNER GETS THREE DAYS CAMPERVAN HIRE FROM MIGHTY CAMPERS

Send high-res (300 dpi) jpegs with name, age, nationality and a description to: hugh@tntdownunder.com. Photos re judged by the TNT team at their own discretion. Photos will also be placed on TNT’s Facebook page. For terms and conditions, see tntdownunder.com. Weekly winner Victoria wins a free night’s stay at the award-winning Sydney Central YHA (yha.com.au). The monthly winner gets three days’ campervan hire from Mighty Campers Australia (mightycampers.com.au)


like us on

AWESOME ADVENTURES OZ

STANDBYCARS. COM

ay

5*

$24

TRAVELOFFERS

facebook/tntdownunder

AWESOME ‘CRUISE COMBO OFFER

$5

ad

DETAILS 2 Full Day Cruises. Book your Great Barrier Reef Adventures plus an awesome day on Whitehaven Beach - Camira Day Sailing Adventure. DESTINATION Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands DATES Valid for travel until 31 March 2013 PRICE Regular price $385pp Backpacker price $245* (SAVE $140)

ECLIPSE SPECIAL OFFER DETAILS Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Cairns $5 a day campers. Minimum $300 fuel allowance DESTINATION Cairns PRICE $5 per day! CONTACT Email: info@standbycars.com Australia Toll Free 1300 789 059 NZ Toll Free 0800 789 059 WEB www.standbyrelocs.com

* ‘Backpacker’ prices only available on presentation of a valid Student, Peterpans, YHA, ISIC, VIP, NOMADS or BASE card.

WEB www.awesomeoz.com

OZ EXPERIENCE

KIWI EXPERIENCE

KANGAROO ISLAND ADVENTURE TOUR

0

1.2

$31

KANGAROO ISLAND ADVENTURE TOUR DETAILS $78 dollars off 2/ days 1 night Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour for TNT readers. Quote TNT time of booking. DESTINATION Kangaroo Island, Seal Bay, Little Sahara, Remarkable Rocks and more! DATES Offer valid to the 31st March 2013 PRICE Normally $389 per person, now $311.20 per person WEB www.kiadventuretours.com.au

NULLARBOR TRAVELLER CJAA6G7DGIG6K:AA:G Adventures between Adelaide

F

5%

OF

OZ EXPERIENCE OFFER DETAILS 5% off any Oz Experience Pass when you use promo code TNT12 when booking. Oz Experience’s range of passes are the perfect way to discover the best destinations Australia has to offer. Passes bundle driver guided coach travel, tours, experiences and accommodation. Offering premium small group, flexible touring options. DATES Valid till 30 November 2012 WEB ozexperience.com

0

9.0

$47

KIWI EXPERIENCE OFFER DETAILS Travel NZ, Save 45% DESTINATION New Zealnd’s North and South Islands DATES Booking made prior to 1’st Nov and up to 12 months for travel PRICE Travel NZ for $479 (start anywhere) book online www.kiwiexperience.com or through your local travel agent. WEB www.kiwiexperience.com

Perth

OFF 50%

NULLARBOR TRAVELLER DETAILS 3 day Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure. Picture yourself swimming with blue fin tuna, as they dart around in a feeding frenzy at 80 kmph. Enjoy the tranquillity of swimming with Australian sea lions and dolphins. Let them welcome you to their playground! Get up close and personal on a cage dive with great white sharks. To experience this great tour, a 50% discount is available by emailinginfo@thetraveller.net. au and quoting “SA/TNT – Get me there promotion”

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

23


TRAVELTIPS

like us on

What a dive

facebook/tntdownunder

ON THE ROAD WITH TRAVEL

TALK Paul Wharton 28, United Kingdom

YOU ASKED FOR IT... WE ANSWER YOUR TRAVEL QUESTIONS

summer on its way I was Q With wondering where’s a good spot to go diving in Sydney? James Webb, Canada are so many beaches in Sydney when A There you take into account the Shire, the eastern suburbs and the northern beaches and yet only a handful of them are really good for snorkeling and diving. Perhaps one of the better places for diving is Gordon’s Bay, between Clovelly and Coogee beaches. Being the only protected dive spot in the city Gordon’s Bay offers a unique diving experience comparable with some of the best diving anywhere else in Australia or even the world. The bay area also features one of the only underwater dive trails in the region. With good visibility the trail marked by a series of chains, is approximately 700m in length and reaches to a depth of some 14m. Spotted goatfish, garfish and baby sharks are just a few of the species that you can swim with in this protected aquatic reserve.

driving to Cairns from Sydney. Q I’m Where are good spots to stop? Steve Mullins, Northern Ireland drive from Sydney to Cairns is a long A The one a long some seriously picturesque coastline in both NSW and Queensland. You could cover the distance safely in two days, but if you have some time to spend, then you should enjoy a few places on the way. Byron Bay on the NSW/QLD border is a must visit spot with its laid back lifestyle and vibrant night life. The state Queensland state capital ought to be another place you check out. Having so long played third fiddle to Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane has begun to carve an identity and culture that is entirely unique to itself. Night hotspots are to be found in the Fortitude Valley. 1770 is another lovely, beach resort town located about half way between Brisbane and Cairns. This is a good spot to relax, soak up a little but don’t expect night clubs or lots of action because it’s really quiet.

CHECKING IN LAUNCESTON BACKPACKERS Downtown “Launie” as the locals call it, you’ll find this cosy little backpackers. It’s a simple place to rest your head but it’s a great base for exploring nearby Cradle Mountain, and OVERVIEW

24

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

trust me you’ll need a good night’s sleep after that. ROOMS Quiet and clean inside an old Federation house. Doubles with or without ensuite available. BILL PLEASE Six bed dorms cost from $24. Linen provided free. 103 Canning St, Launceston launcestonbackpackers.com.au

WHY AUSTRALIA? I was in New Zealand watching the rugby, then decided to avoid the British winter by going to Oz. FAVOURITE SPOT IN OZ? It depends, Magnetic Island is lovely, Noosa too, Byron Bay has a nice hippy vibe but I was there during Schoolies Week: lots of teenagers screaming and puking. CRAZIEST EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD? In Rainbow Beach I was woken by a warm liquid dripping onto me. A drunk old guy on the bunk above had managed to piss himself. MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE? At a hostel in Port Macquarie. A swimming pool, a load of home-made Mojitos, and two very friendly girls. Enough said... BIGGEST SURPRISE ABOUT OZ? How expensive everything is, what happened? WHERE TO NEXT? Appropriately, given the title of this column, I can see me doing a Jack Kerouac-esque trip around the country and trying to write stuff.

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS AUSTRALIA EXPERIENCE

WIN

Each month our fave interview WINS a four-day Conservation Volunteers Australia experience. Email: hugh@tntdownunder.com.


follow us on

@tnt_downunder

TRAVELLERSTALE

GRACELESS GLACIER

N

English traveller PRIYAL DADHANIA looked forward to the picturesque Franz Josef glaciers. But all it took was one person in the group with a dodgy stomach to ruin the serenity. When you think of New Zealand it’s difficult to refrain from imagining mountains and lakes. These postcard worthy features are not be missed, especially not the glaciers with their crevasses and ice caves ready for us to explore. Franz Josef, on the west coast of New Zealand’s south island is continuously inundated with tourists in their 20-somethings as the Kiwi Bus pulls in for two nights at a time. The majority of people will partake in some sort of glacier related activity – whether it’s a hike or an ice climb. In my case it was an eight hour hike storming through the ice and snow. Waking up hangover-free, everyone on the Kiwi Experience was brimming with excitement. Unlike the usual hushed voices trying not to alarm anyone’s banging head the head cradling was thrown aside as there was no need to work out the antics of the night before. Instead, like mature adults we were in bed by 11pm and ready for this early morning start (well, most of us were – there’s always one!)

Bursting with energy we walked down in groups to check-in for the mission which lay ahead. The next step: the outfit. Shorts or swimming trunks were advised, and layering up was a smart move seeing as it was set to be freezing the further up we went. As we put on our gloves and hats, and packed our lunches in an orderly fashion it bought us back to the days of school trips. This was the last toilet stop for a large part of the day – where are you going to find toilets on a glacier? Marching around with our hiking boots we jumped on the bus and began the hike through the rainforest and on toward the glacier. Fast, medium, slow – we all split off into ability groups. The boys, wanting to show their manly abilities, bundled into the fast group. Similarly, the Essex girl – dressed with her fake lashes and full face of make-up (to attract who exactly?) bundled into the slow group. We began to make pace getting into the swing of things and stamping into the ice with the clawed hiking boots, better known as crampons, curiosity got the better of me. “Has anyone ever needed to pee on the ice?” I asked, slightly intrigued. While this wasn’t too bad for boys,

girls can you imagine having to get your tush out in the freezing cold while balancing in the squat position, it doesn’t sounds like fun does it? I was told that the number one rule of the hike was no pollution. If you have a chocolate, you take the wrapper with you. If you want a mandarin, you carry the peel around till you’re back on firm ground. Similarly, if you need to poo, you do it in a plastic bag and carry the stinking bag around with you the whole day. It’s definitely not an activity for a dodgy stomach – well, you’d think. This once in a lifetime opportunity got the better of someone in the group. Can you see where this is going? With a dodgy stomach due to some interesting Chinese the night before, a girl in our group couldn’t quite make it through the day without a toilet stop. And another. And another. Most people would have called it off, asked for a refund and curled up in the foetal position for the day. On a glacier you’ve got no privacy. Needless to say after the first couple of hours she decided, thankfully for the group, it was time for her to turn around and head home. Luckily I had a bit more control over my bladder. The only thing I had to complain of was a couple of aching muscles and a few stiff joints, which were well worth the views. Besides, it was easily cured later that night by relaxing in the hot pools, followed by a couple of drinks at the bar, of course.

WRITE TO TNT AND

WIN

Send us your scary, funny or embarrassing travel tale (preferably about Australia or New Zealand) and if published you’ll win a $250 travel voucher redeemable on Oz Experience passes (ozexperience.com), ATA NT camping trips (adventuretours.com.au) and with Wayward Bus (waywardbus.com.au). Email your stories (700 words max), to hugh@tntdownunder.com

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

25


Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

26

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


like us on

OZTRIP

facebook/tntdownunder

Joining the underground Possibly Australia’s strangest town, the post-apocalyptic, underground town of Coober Pedy has to be seen to be believed WORDS BROOKE GILLILAND

We were a mere four hours from 2011’s WHAT TO DO: Coober Pedy after the catacombs of Rome, where people messy arrival when suddenly, emerging Tours do two & half hour sunset used to bury their dead and meet in times of from the vast, red-brown emptiness of the trips daily. They head to the persecution, this church was dug out in the Outback, was… civilization? Breakaways via The Moon Plain mid-1970s. I can’t say I felt exactly at ease here; Nine (or maybe 19) long and restless Desert & The Dog Fence. Drinks & while my head throbbed with blurry memories hours had passed since leaving glorious nibbles included from $50pp. See: of the previous nights’ alcohol-induced sins, it’s ol’ Uluru on the ridiculously early morning a wonder I didn’t burst into flames. cooberpedytours.com of New Year’s Eve. With all its remaining Still nursing extreme dehydration and a ACCOMMODATION: BIG4 might, our van was finally barrelling general feeling of imminent death, I joined Oasis Tourist Park in Coober Pedy towards hints of an actual town. As the group back on the van and was carted off has budget cabins for $40/night. Europe’s The Final Countdown blared out, to see the mines. Aside from tourism, Coober For bookings, see big4.com.au Pedy’s main industry is opal mining. Due to the I wondered about the countless mounds For underground stays, The easy access to dynamite, it’s no surprise that of dirt piled high by the road. Had we Radeka Downunder Dugout Motel local spats often become “explosive”. At one stumbled upon some long-abandoned sci-fi has dorms for $35/night. See: mine, we see a blown-up tractor contraption movie set? radekadownunder.com.au and our tour guide tells us that all you have I wasn’t far off. We had arrived in the GETTING THERE: to do is say something wrong down the pub funny little town of Coober Pedy, which Greyhound has a bus service from and you risk having your equipment blown up. comes from the Aboriginal term, kupa-piti, Adelaide to Coober Pedy meaning, “white man’s hole”. Coober Pedy is not only the opal capital An underground abode of the world, but was also the set for films like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. In addition to bizarre leftover movie props, the rusty car wrecks in every second yard might make you think you’ve arrived in a postapocalyptic wasteland. Into the underworld Located 846km north of Adelaide, Coober Pedy’s 2,000 residents weather the extreme heat by living underground, mostly in refurbished opal mines, which I got to experience for myself in an underground hostel. It is strange waking up in utter darkness, with no concept of time. I’ve got to say I liked it, or maybe I simply appreciated its soothing effect on my aching head after far too many drinks the night before. Despite my wretched condition the next morning, I managed to pull my pathetic body off the bed and into the 48°C heat (seriously) before we continued to our next stop, Catacomb underground church. Named

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

27


Life above ground is pretty sweet too

Guess that’s reason enough to lay off the booze! Miners in Coober Pedy have become so proficient at making homemade bombs that a sign at the old cinema said, “Explosives are not to be brought into this theatre”. What a shame, everyone enjoys some light interaction during a movie. One especially opinionated letter to the editor at Coober Pedy’s oh-so-originally named Coober Pedy News even resulted in the blowing up of the paper’s office.

into New South Wales and on to Jimbour in south-east Queensland. The fence hasn’t been able to keep all dingoes out of the region, however, as several parts were found to have holes in the 1990s. As I wondered at the never-ending length of fence, my hazy mind wasted its final brainpower remembering Elaine’s cheeky chant in an old Seinfeld episode: “Maybe the dingoes ate your baby!” (Forgive me).

Who let the dogs out?

Our last stop in Coober Pedy, and perhaps the most breathtaking, was the Breakaways. This vast reserve gets its name from the various plateaus and massive rocks, which from a distance look as though they have broken off the main land. Actually formed from the evaporation of an inland, ancient Australian sea, the plateaus would have served as islands over 70 million years ago. After the continental shift, however, the climate is said to have changed, evaporating the sea and revealing these majestic formations for millennia of our viewing pleasure. After several minutes attempting to absorb this huge emptiness before me, I climb back onto the bus, marvelling at just how small I really am as we make our way back to town. It is a strange old place, Coober Pedy. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, out pops an expanse resembling the likes of Mars or a record-breaking fence. The next morning, we head towards Adelaide with Coober Pedy at our backs and the sunrise on our left and I quietly decide that Coober Pedy surely holds another record: single strangest town on the planet. ❚

Next stop was the Big Winch, where my hangover all but left me for dead at the face-meltingly hot lookout point. One of the town’s many trademark structures, the Big Bucket very nicely sums up the town’s spirit with an optimistic “if” painted on its side. Also here is Coober Pedy’s first, and quite possibly only “tree”, made from the remains of a burnt-out truck. Points for creativity, right? Just a few kilometres away from the town centre, we are back in the desert, watching in awe at a rainstorm far across the flat plain. It is still incomprehensible to me just how many miles of this harsh landscape spans Australia, virtually untouched by human progress. We came to a stop next to a rather unremarkable fence. I soon learned, however, as the old saying goes, not to judge this book by its cover. In front of me was the famed Dog Fence, erected as a barrier in the 1880s to keep sheep-killing dingoes out of south-east Australia. The 1.8 metre-high wire mesh Dog Fence is the longest fence in the world, stretching 5,500km from the Nullarbor cliffs on the Great Australian Bight, across South Australia, 28

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Break it down


MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL

Groovy Grape Gr Getaways’ WILDLIFE & WINE AUSSIE SPECIAL includes: SUPER SOUTH SO FORLY ON 0!

$4v3e up to sa

5!

$10

Single Day Barossa Valley Tour S T Taste your way around Australia’s most famous wine region, visiting some of the best wineries the Barossa has to offer! v

2 Day Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventures Tour

55 Frome St Adelaide | Ph 8100 4400

MAJESTIC OLD LION & TYNTE ST APARTMENTS

U Untamed wilderness, stunning beaches, sea lions, ssand boarding and wildlife spotting galore!

To book or e enquire Free call: 1800 66 11 77 or email: getaways@groovygrape.com.au Must book before 15 November 2012, valid for travel before 31 March 2013.

www.groovygrape.com.au

9 Jerningham St North Adelaide | Ph 8334 7799

MAJESTIC MINIMA HOTEL

Need somewhere to stay? 146 Melbourne St North Adelaide | Ph 8334 7766

Budget tight? We have the perfect solution! Beds start from $27.00 dorm share and $85.00 for a private room. Clean, modern facilities with a homely feel right in the centre of Adelaide and within walking distance to almost everything. One stop shop for all your tour and travel bookings / mobile phone solutions and we have an exclusive in house bar for our guests. Book online www.shakeys.com.au or send your query direct to info@shakeys.com.au or FREE CALL 1800 556 889 or (08) 8231 7655. 123 Waymouth Street. Adelaide SA 5000

MAJESTIC OASIS APARTMENTS

Marryatt St Port Augusta | Ph 8648 9000

Winner - Best Hostel In South Australia 2011 Golden Backpacker Awards

Present this voucher to receive

$5 OFF

the Standard Rate.

*Other conditions Apply

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

29


FLINDERS RANGES: FIND NEW FRIENDS AT SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S MOST FASCINATING POUND

Whether you looking for an adventure or some down time, the Flinders Ranges, which are the largest mountain range in South Australia, have it all. You can choose to unwind with a cold drink in hand whilst staying in one of the luxury eco-villas after a days work on an Outback station. Or there are bushwalking tracks spread across the rugged landscape with the opportunity to engage with the Aboriginal culture by exploring ruins and visiting ghost towns. The most interesting of these is Dawson, about 24km top the north east. You can also check out rock paintings and carvings. If you can’t afford a scenic flight over the Wilpena Pound when visiting the Flinders Ranges, then you must at least do the walk along the edge of the vast salt lake, Lake Eyre. Another little spot worth seeing is Xxxxxxxx Quorn. The picturesque town on the edge of the Flinders Ranges boasts unspoiled streetscapes, heritage buildings and views of the nearby rugged landscape. Here’s an interesting fact for you, the small town of Quorn has seen a number of famous Australian movies shot on location, including several scenes from Peter Weirs’ iconic 1981 film Gallipoli.

OUR PICK

30

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


2 D AY AYS/1 S/11 NIG NIGHT Includes: t Two days touring with expert commentary t Attractions such as Seal Bay, Little Sahara, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary t Guided nocturnal penguin walk t Overnight dormitory accommodation t Includes 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner

RICE FOR SPECIAL PADERS TNT RE

*

20 PP 1 1 $3 G DEPARTIN ADELAIDE

Call 08 8202 8678 or visit kiadventuretours.com.au *Conditions apply. Offer valid until 31st March 2013. Must quote TNT at time of booking to receive offer. Regular price is $389pp. ABN 69 007 122 367. Lic No. TTA 64062. TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

31


facebook/tntdownunder

like us on

WIN

follow us on

HOW TO ENTER

@tnt_downunder

Go to tntdownunder.com and click on the WIN page. See webpage for terms and conditions. Winners will be selected at random.

Total prizes worth over

$5,600

UNLEASH THE ADVENTURE! WIN A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE FOR 2 SEE ALL THAT SA HAS TO OFFER! Even though South Australia doesn’t have an iconic Harbour Bridge, or a mystical Uluru to put it on the map, the unassuming state doesn’t lack in things to do. Winning in the beauty department, similarly in the adventure stakes, the state boasts some of the country’s best wildlife experiences, tastiest wines and spellbinding landscapes. You’d be crazy to skip on past South Australia while you’re here. Luckily for you, even if your bank account is dwindling, that need not be an option. We have teamed up with some of the state’s best adventure travel providers to offer three lucky readers this massive series of prizes, worth a whopping $5,600 We’re offering one lucky reader and a friend the following prizes:

GRAND PRIZE WORTH $3,028 Return flights from your nearest capital city to Adelaide by the South Australia Tourism Commission – $1,000 value. Calypso Star Charters Port Lincoln, two shark cage dives – $990 value. Sealink Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island adventure tour for two – value $778. Majestic Minima Hotel Adelaide. Two nights free of charge - $260 value. RUNNER UP PRIZE WORTH $1,600 Nullarbor Traveller. Three day southern wildlife encounter package for two - all meals and accommodation, four of the top wildlife encounters in Australia: get up close with the local sealions, dolphins, tuna, great white sharks, koalas, kangaroos and emus (activities at additional cost) – value $1,430 value.

Groovy Grape Getaways Barossa Valley tour for two – $170 value. THIRD PRIZE WORTH $990 Groovy Grape Getaways Two day Kangaroo Island wildlife adventure for two – $790 value. Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel. Two nights in a private room or a week in a dorm – $200 value. Terms & conditions apply. Visit tntdownunder.com for all entry details. Voting closes on Sunday November 18th 2012

CJAA6G7DGIG6K:AA:G Adventures between Adelaide

32

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Perth


er er


Bueno Aires ARGENTINA

34

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


like us on

BIGTRIP

facebook/tntdownunder

Learning the tango From cobbled lanes in the eclectic barrios to ranch life with the gauchos, Buenos Aires will keep you on your toes WORDS XAV JUDD

What unites a famous female icon, a footballer almost as insane as the late ‘mad dog’ Gaddafi and an innovative magical realist writer? No, Evita Perón, Maradonna and Luis Borges respectively were not all covered in maple syrup and chocolate bits at one of my striped pyjama parties; rather, they all help to define Buenos Aires, as it is where these three greats were born or spent an important part of their existence. And, who would not want to while away the hours in the Argentinian capital, with its alluring Europeaninfluenced architecture, unbelievably lush climate and swanky, eclectic night scene. Originally founded in 1536 and situated on the southeastern coast of the South American continent, once I arrive in Buenos Aires, I really am the bull entranced by the matador. And it’s easy to see why, as this appealing metropolis is split into 48 barrios (neighbourhoods) that each have a distinct charm and feel. Whether it’s the district that is the geographical heart of the city, microcentro, which has a plethora of historic buildings and museums; the southeastern located old port region La Boca, with swathes of houses so bright and vibrant that you could believe it might have been the setting for the colour section of The Wizard of Oz; or Palermo, full of parks and exquisite gardens like Jardín Japonés, where it’s easy to find some of the this town’s three million porteños (locals) or sightseers strolling around tucking into delicious fried meat pastries called empanadas.

not stop there, as this extravaganza spills out into a more general bazaar along this neighbourhood’s main drag, the pedestrianized calle Defensa, and various other lanes. Here, I search for a bargain amongst mounds of clothes, knickknacks and souvenirs like flattened champagne bottles, as clowns with painted faces, old crooners with guitars and other artists and performers create an atmosphere to die-for. In the early evening, Plaza Dorrego even hosts a milonga (a weekly dance get-together) where whoever fancies can try their hand at tango until the sky fills up with stars. Snapping up a bargain When you observe something from the bottom upwards, even the most rotund pair of butt cheeks can often look rather different. So, being fed up of normal city excursions that present the usual postcard-pretty, sanitised landmarks – think Paris’s Eiffel Tower or the pyramids in Giza – I opt for an Urban Photo tour (foto-ruta.com). Run by two talented snappers, Becky and Jess, my outing offers up a more interesting angle of Buenos Aires by taking in the truly eclectic barrio, Villa Crespo. Although ostensibly a well-to-do

The tango is never far away

How bazaar I wonder if someone is a kleptomaniac whether they have control over what they steal or they just have to take whatever they can grab. Well, whatever any light-fingered fiend or even regular shoppers want to get hold of, they’d be spoilt for choice in San Telmo on a Sunday. Why? That’s when the quaint, cobblestoned roads of this bohemian barrio spring alive because of one of South America’s most happening street markets. It is centred on the 300-plus stalls that make up the antiques fair (Feria de Antigüedades) in Plaza Dorrego, where hordes of tourists and locals purr over everything from rusty pocket watches to timeworn clogs, to vintage gramophones and fine china. But the action does

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

35


Don’t touch the prisoners

area with trendy outlet stores and designer bars and cafes, derelict industrial buildings, twisted car hulks and boozeaddled vagrants highlight a gritty (but safe) underbelly. But, before I begin my escapades, the two girls go through a quick introductory session about taking images so that we can improve. Furnished with this information about how to get the best out of form, silhouette and texture etc, we set out in groups of three or four to comb the neighbourhood

My pictures turn out “ like they’ve been done by Stevie Wonder ”

and bring back the most engrossing shots. With the twist being, that these have to relate to ten oblique clues we are given, such as ‘driving me to distraction’ or ‘I’m a creep, I’m a winner’. Lots of my friends say that most of the pictures I usually turn out seem like they’ve been done by Stevie Wonder, but with my newly enhanced skills this is already not the case. The whole thing ends when we return back to base camp (a café-cum-antique shop, in this case) and view what we’ve produced on a large projector, over a glass of wine. The next day I visit a building constructed in the 1730s that served as a poor house before it had several stints as a

36

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

prison. Now a fascinating museum (Penitenciario), shanks – makeshift weapons utilizing razor blades and toothbrushes– in one display cabinet indicate a stay when it was a penal institution would have been about as much fun as a vegan being forced-fed a McDonald’s quarter pounder. This austere climate is further highlighted by the former convict’s stark accommodation: single cells no more than two metres across containing small metal framed beds, a thin dog-eared blanket and a simple wash basin and toilet. Yet, the men and women detained here undoubtedly deserved such miserable punishment. Indeed, one exhibit illustrates the lengths some of these reprobates would go to get hold of drugs, smuggling them in in a tennis ball. Yes, instead of smashing the small yellow spheres around the court, these buggers got whacked on its contents. Surely something that would prompt a legend of the aforementioned sport, John McEnroe, to utter his most memorable phrase, “You cannot be serious!” A grave imposition My other half often says that there’s more than a touch of the living dead about me when I wake up in the morning. But surely, that’s no excuse to be sniffing around others who have passed away in the early nineteenth-century built La Recoleta Cemetery. So, why am I here? To glimpse the tomb of this country’s most famous woman, Evita Perón. And what made her such an icon? Well, it definitely wasn’t because she had huge bazookas a la Dolly Parton or a fly wig like Tina Turner; no, she was the First Lady of the nation between


1946 and 1952 due to her marriage to the President, Juan Domingo Perón. During this time, this beauty endeared herself throughout the land by supporting the poorest citizens – though perhaps it is odd that a penchant for wearing extravagant Christian Dior outfits, Cartier jewellery and other similar bling was not seen as an oxymoron. Nevertheless, such popularity led to a grave in the aforementioned 5.5 hectare burial ground, alongside other notable Argentinians like various former heads of state. And at the time of day I am here, this place really is a site to behold: sitting aside wide tree-lined main walkways huge mausoleums are smattered with angelic marble statues, elaborate bronze crypt markers and noble crosses that seem to vie for attention under a light blue sky laced with strings of cloud. Horses for courses In Shakespeare’s riveting play Richard III the eponymous brute opines “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse”. Well, after many years of trying, I finally have one, well for half an hour at least. I am ninety kilometres outside of the town centre at the splendid 1,200 hectare ranch, Estancia Santa Susana. Red bricked and with white colonnades, this rustic colonialstyled Spanish mansion dates back to the 1850s. Now a museum, as with the nearby dining room (comedor), grill, gift shop and stables which are also in the same holding, it is immersed in a sea of green long grasses that are dotted with phone booth- thick palm trees. Back to my four-legged friend – it is also possible to get these lovely beasts to pull you about in a wagon – and the free ride; accompanied by a local guide, a gang of us head out into yonder across vast tracts of earth. Of course, during this thirty minute jaunt, I am über-kind to my horse, as I don’t want to be thrown into a puddle or, worse still, a pile of crap I pass by that is so huge it looks like it could only of come out of Godzilla. Later, I watch as real South American cowboys (gauchos) take over. They entertain everybody by demonstrating various skills in a traditional sport called carreras de sortijas (ring races). The art of this activity is to gallop on a steed and catch a wedding-sized ring that is suspended from a crossbeam. And all of the successes are granted with ‘viva, viva’. During my stay here, another treat is an authentic asado-barbecue (beef, chicken, salads, desert and coffee). And, of course, there’s a dance, tango and music show. In fact, you’ve guessed it, coming to Buenos Aires and not seeing a tango performance or actually taking some classes would be about as crazy as attempting to keep a great white shark’s jaws shut with a paper clip. Locals here really take this amazing type of dance to their hearts, because it originated in the area of the Rio de la Plata (which is between Argentina and Uruguay) in the mid-19th-century. There are various places to catch a glimpse of professional performers, such as the venue I choose, because it’s named after one of this crazes greatest exponents, (Esquina) Carlos Gardel. And, as I depart from this awesome metropolis, in a surreal way I almost feel like it’s actually been my tango partner: it/she embraced and then seduced me, I was left in a spin by its/her mesmerising beauty, and then swept completely off my feet. ❚

The life of a gaucho

Getting drugs into prisons since 1730

A different kind of tango

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

37


NEWSWEIRD

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

Roll out the barrels: cast members from Cirque du Soleil strut their stuff at the annual Australian International Motor Show

Bag bargains at the TNT travel show

AUSSIE TRAVELLERS WORRY ABOUT DEALS AUSTRALIA

Australians are budget-conscious travellers who worry whether they are getting the best deal. Nearly half the 1,800 people quizzed by hotwire.com said they fret about not having enough spending cash when away. Men are more worried than women about missing out on the best deals by booking late. And 43 per cent of respondents are concerned they’re not getting what was paid for. In another survey by Skyscanner, one in five international travellers miss their flight, and traffic jams are the most likely excuse.

WHY DID THE WALLABY CROSS THE ROAD? UNITED KINGDOM

Drivers on an English country lane may have been forgiven for thinking they were Down Under when a wallaby was seeing crossing the road. The animal, native to Australia, hopped in front of a taxi on the A603 at Barton in rural Cambridgeshire. “This is the weirdest thing I have seen. I said to the girls I was sure we did not live in Australia. We spent 40 minutes searching for the animal,” driver Tomas Tarjan, 32, told Cambridge News. “As I had my hazards on, several taxis stopped. When I explained they just asked me if I was all right. The girls in the back called the police – they

38

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

did not believe us.” Passenger Jessica Wiltshire, 20, has caught the moment on her camera phone. When police saw the picture, they hunted the wallaby down and released it back into the wild. “I quickly got my phone out and took a picture of it because I thought no one was going to believe me,” she said. The wallaby is believed to be a descendant of a troupe that escaped from Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire 60 years ago.

BUY AN ENGAGEMENT RING, GET A GUN UNITED STATES

A US jeweller is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least $1918 on an engagement ring at his store near Iowa City. Jeweller Harold van Beek at Jewelry By Harold in North Liberty, Iowa said he wanted to “do something for the boy who doesn’t like to hunt for diamonds but likes to hunt for deer”. The rifle offer is subject to Iowa laws on gun ownership. Those barred include felons and addicts. Van Beek said he was inspired after a similar offer was advertised in Georgia.


like us on

NEWSWEIRD

facebook/tntdownunder

THIS WEEK

IN NUMBERS 4

Years Michael Foster and Susan Cooper from the UK will spend in jail after growing cannabis – sending £400k to Africa

Cost, in pounds, for 24 hours of wifi in top London hotel The Ritz – equivalent to nine months’ home broadband

That’s right officer, I’m looking for the nearest Kebab shop.

5

POLICE CALLED TO HELP MOVE DRAWERS

26

Hourly fee US computer programmer Maneesh Sethi pays a woman to slap his face if she sees him on Facebook

NEW ZEALAND

Who do you call to help move your furniture or to find the nearest fish and chip shop? The police, of course. Cops in New Zealand receive hundreds of calls each day – some are more bizarre than others. Last week, an elderly lady called, requesting help to move her chest of drawers. Police central communications shift commander Marty Parker said: “The chest had fallen on to the bed and she had a son who could help but he was busy. “The informant said the chest had fallen over and clothes had come out and she didn’t want anyone to see the mess.” He’s also fielded calls from people looking for the closest petrol station.

PM RANT PROMPTS MISOGYNY UPDATE

Photos: AAP; Thinkstock; Getty

AUSTRALIA

The Macquarie Dictionary is to update its definition of misogyny after Julia Gillard’s rant at Tony Abbott highlighted the term now had a broader meaning. A misogynist, as it stands now, is a hater of women, but when the next edition of Australia’s most-used dictionary is released it will be a “step up from sexism”, as it has been used for more than 20 years. The dictionary’s editor Sue Butler said misogyny’s second definition will be that it’s like sexism but with a “stronger edge to

Years, US lottery winner Andy Askar waited to cash in $5m ticket to make sure his fiance married him for love

In action: Aus PM Julia Gillard it.” Gillard launched a ferocious attack on the leader of the opposition last week. To see the full rant, see tntmagazine.com.

ROBOTS TO WATCH HOTEL GUESTS SLEEP SWEDEN

A Swedish robotics company has teamed up with hotels to create a robot that uses guests’ sleep patterns for art. The Acne company and Ibis hotels will portray sleep data on canvas through a robot connected to bedding that monitors temperature, body movement and pressure on the mattress, sounds and vibrations. The Sweet Bed captures all this through 80 sensors, and the data is sent to a robot installed in the hotel’s lobby. The robot then transforms the sleep data into digital art. Only three Ibis hotels in Paris, London and Berlin will have the high-tech bedding.

6

QUOTE OF THE WEEK I kept saying to him, ‘Excuse me, I’m pregnant – do not be like that with me’ and then at the end of the meal he called me fat. So I just m slapped him Pop star Mel B was not impressed with Simon Cowell’s weight jibes

TNTDOWNUNDER.CO OM

39


OUR VIEW COMMENT: ALEX HARMON Email: alex@tntdownunder.com

He’s almost as camp as the Aussie ambassador, Hugh Jackman. Almost

South Korea Psy with their little eye something beginning with T Don’t laugh, this chubby middle-aged man could do wonders for tourism

» Agree or disagree? Can Psy really boost tourism in South Korea? alex@tntdownunder.com

40

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Poor old Julia Gillard. Even when she’s not trying to she brings sexism to politics. This time it was when she took a stumble while on tour in India. The PM slipped in wet grass and landed spread-eagled in front of photographers. But Ms Gillard’s tumble showed a strength of character when she laughed it off – she showed the true Aussie spirit of being able to take the piss out of yourself. However she still managed to bring politic’s topic du jour into it: sexism. She said it was an occupational hazard for

The PM landed “spead-eagled ” women wearing modest heels and this would never happen to a man in politics. Trouble with footwear seems to follow Ms Gillard – she lost a shoe as she was being whisked from the Australia Day riot in Canberra in January. But falling and bringing gender into politics aside, at least she isn’t on the other end of the shoe. George Bush, anyone?

Photos: Getty Images

Move over The Macarana, get to the back of the wedding reception playlist Nutbush and don’t even bother learning the Melbourne shuffle, there’s a new craze sweeping the world – Gangnam Style. Not since political fashionista Kim Jong-il has the world seen such a camp figure come out of the Korean peninsula. But unlike up north, the South Korean government is jumping on board and encouraging tourists to not just learn the moves, but see the city of Gangnam. In July, the music video for Gangnam Style was uploaded onto YouTube and received about 500,000 views on its first day and has since entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most “liked” video in YouTube history. The internet phenomenon is the brainchild of South Korean rapper Park Jae-sangknown commonly as Psy, a K-Pop sensation (although it took his arrival in Sydney for me to notice.) I know I’m a bit late to the party as even my two year old niece, who can’t remember what she had for breakfast, can sing the song and bust out the dance moves. But can a chubby middle-aged Asian man who gyrates like a long lost member of the Village People really boost tourism in South Korea? According the Korea Tourism Organization who is using the song to promote the country and its culture, it can. Adeline Goh, senior marketing manager of the Organization says the video has made people “sit up and notice Korea and especially the Gangnam area in Seoul.” I’m still at a loss to figure out how this plump man’s horse riding style dance moves can gain such a worldwide following, but it seems like I am alone. Psy has even broken into the indie music scene having been booked at next year’s Future Music Festival. Something tells me that by March when the festival hits the country, Psy and his “Oppa” dance moves will be past their used-by date. For South Korea’s sake, I hope I am wrong.

GILLARD PUTS HER FOOT IN IT (AGAIN)


BOOK NOW! TRAVEL NZ

$439 45%

add on Awesome (Bay of Islands) s s

SAVE

add on Bottom Bus

SAVE

AU

SHEEPDOG (AKL - CHCH)

$479 54%

AU

AU

FUNKY CHICKEN (START ANYWH ANYWHERE) WHEERE) WH ER

AU

$55

$174

www.kiwiexperience.com Terms and conditions: Discounted rates apply to standard brochured rates on the Sheepdog, Funky Chicken, Awesome and Bottom Bus passes only. Bookings must be made between 03 Oct - 01 Nov 2012. Standard 12 month travel validity applies. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Kiwi Experience reserves the right to withdraw this offer at anytime and without notice. Prices are in Australian dollars. Standard Kiwi Experience travel and booking terms and conditions apply. KX1045-10/12-TNTAUD

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

41


SPORTNEWS

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

ROSE COPS A SERB FROM THE FA FOOTBALL

The Serbian Football Association have dismissed accusations of racist behaviour by England Under-21’s defender Danny Rose during a recent match in Krusevac. The England side narrowly won the game 1-0 with a late Connor Whickham goal sparking a brawl and ugly scenes both on and off the pitch. Young Tottenham defender Rose was subsequently shown a red card after he kicked a ball into the crowd, despite complaining he was racially abused by the home fans – a charge the Serbian Football Association has disputed. “The FA of Serbia absolutely refuses and denies that there were any occurrences of racism before and during the match at the stadium in Krusevac.” The statement continued, seemingly laying the blame at Rose and claiming he acted in a “vulgar way”.

SCHUMACHER RETIRES... AGAIN FORMULA 1

Mercedes driver and F1 legend Michael Schumacher has decided that enough is enough and he will retire at the end of the season – for a second time. “I have decided to retire at the end of the season,” said Schumacher. Although he didn’t quite rule out maybe returning for a third time. “I still feel I am capable of competing against the best but the time sometimes comes to say goodbye and this time it might be forever.” The 43 year old seven-time world champion came out of his first retirement in 2010 but has struggled to recapture the sort of form that made him famous whilst driving for Ferrari in his heyday. Lewis Hamilton will replace him in 2013.

42

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Ooh, aah Cantona: The Mercurial Frenchman’s feet have always been considered gilded on the red half of Manchester but now it’s official. The larger than life midfielder and occasional martial arts exponent is seen here accepting his “Golden Feet” award in Monaco. He may well have been a handy footballer in his day but he hasn’t aged particularly well

FURY FIGHT COMES AT A PRICE BOXING

Having enhanced his reputation with a first round knock out win over fellow Brit Audley Harrison last month, Liverpool-based boxer David Price is calling out Tyson Fury. “I’d fight Tyson Fury next Saturday night. I’m ready to fight right now!” Price’s comments come in the wake of a tirade Fury launched against him in a TV interview. The Irish born pugilist claimed he would put Price in “intensive care” if they ever met in the ring. Price, however, has put the comments down to “jealousy” and wants the fight to take place at Anfield next summer. Price’s promoter Frank Maloney offered to put up £500,000 for Fury to fight Price.

BIG WEEK FOR ... Young Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger found himself in serious trouble with his manager over his inability to turn up for training on time. According to Alan Pardew it’s gotten so bad that he has banned him from training altogether. “This guy is late so often, it is unbelievable,” said Pardew. “He will not get back in the team unless he has a period of six weeks where he isn’t late.” Surely the 21 year old bad boy is just fishing for sponsorship by Tag Heuer?


like us on

SPORTNEWS

facebook/tntdownunder

QUOTES OF THE WEEK It iis a lot harder than e MMA, I am up for the challenge though TNA’s newest roster member and MMA M fighter King Mo Lawal says dressing up in spandex and getting choreographically hugged by men is harder than cage fighting... Somehow I doubt that

Liverpool gets the blues: Everton have been in excellent form so far this season

PREVIEW The Merseyside Derby PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL: SAT, OCT 27 There’s a feeling on the Blue half of Liverpool that the tides are turning in Everton’s favour. Having finished above their cross-town rivals in the Premier League last year, the Toffees are now one of the most in-form teams at the start of the season. The Reds on the other hand (historically the dominant force in the city) have suffered their worst start to a league season in over 50 years with new management and a paper thin squad yielding poor early results.

Whilst the emergence of talented youngsters like 17 year old Raheem Sterling and 19 year old Suso have mollified the fans somewhat, the reality is that Brendan Rodgers and his side need to start winning games and start winning them soon. With stalwart goal keeper Pepe Reina and his back four struggling for clean sheets, Liverpool fans will hardly be relishing in the prospect of their team facing in-form Everton forwards Nikica Jelavic and Kevin Mirallas, or Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

THE CHAT | Mod reckons it’s time to Bale

Photos: Getty Images maag age ggees

Has former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Q Luka Modric upset Spurs again? content with merely being Real Madrid’s latest big A Not money signing, Luka Modric has seemingly turned scout and taken it upon himself to try and lure former teammate Gareth Bale to join him in Spain. “He should play for Real Madrid and I hope he’ll come. It would be amazing and I think he can. He’s a good enough player,” Modric said after guiding his native Croatia to a 2-0 win over Bale’s Welsh side last week. It was also reported that Modric cheekily slipped Bale a replica Real Madrid shirt after the game. Modric is unlikely to do himself any favours with his former North London club or its fans after he forced his exit from them in July.

With W Wi Wit it Mancini all goes w wel we well, we have a good relationship togetherr Manchester City’s lovable larikin “super” r Mario Balotelli professes nothing but love for his manager in the face criticism about his somewhat erratic, yet always amusing, behaviour

II’m ’m m not gay, but I would eatt food off his body. Preferably something that needs to be mopped up Russell Brand admits he has a man crush on David Beckham and wouldn’t mind eating dinner off his abs. Becks the new stable table?

TV HIGHLIGHTS FOOTBALL Newcastle Jets v Melbourne V The A-League season continues Fri, 7:30pm. Fox Sports

TENNIS Turkish Open The world’s top women players on show Sat, 11pm. Fox Sports

FORMULA 1 Indian Grand Prix The Formula 1 season winds down Sun, 8:30pm. One HD

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

43


OZLISTINGS TRAVEL AGENTS Adventure Travel Bugs 07 3236 3266, adventuretravelbugs.com Backpackers World Travel 1800 997 325 backpackersworld.com Peter Pans Adventure Travel 1800 669 424, peterpans.com.au Travellers Contact Point 1800 647 640, travellers.com.au Tribal Adventure Travel 1800 984 484, tribaltravel.com.au YHA Travel 02 9261 111, yha.com.au

TOUR FIRMS

follow us on

Bottom Bits Bus Tours around Tasmania 1800 777 103, bottombits.com.au

Maxi Ragamuffin Whitsundays sailing 1800 454 777 maxiaction.com.au

Bunyip Tours Tours around Victoria 1300 286 947, bunyiptours.com

Mojosurf Sydney to Byron surfing tours 1800 113 044, mojosurf.com

Cool Dingos Fraser Island Tours 1800 072 555, cooldingotour.com

Nullarbor Traveller Tours from Adelaide and Perth 1800 816 858, the-traveller.com.au

Explore Whitsundays Whitsundays packages 1800 675 790, explorewhitsundays.com

Ocean Rafting Whitsundays tours 07 4946 6848, oceanrafting.com

Mighty Cars and Campers (Formerly Backpacker Campervan Rentals) 1800 809 944 mightycampers.com.au

Oz Experience Hop on-hop off Australia-wide tours 1300 300 028, ozexperience.com

Boomerang Cars 0414 882 559, boomerangcars.com.au

Surfcamp Sydney to Byron surfing tours 1800 888 732, surfcamp.com.au

Hippie Camper 1800 777 779, hippiecamper.com

Groovy Grape Getaways Tours linking Adelaide, Alice Springs & Melbourne 1800 661 177, groovygrape.com.au Heading Bush Adelaide to Alice Springs outback tours 1800 639 933, headingbush.com

The Rock Tour Red centre tours 1800 246 345, therocktour.com.au

Adventure Tours Australia-wide tours 1800 068 886, adventuretours.com.au

Jump Tours Tours around Tasmania 0422 130 630, jumptours.com

Airliebeach.com Whitsundays packages 1800 677 119, airliebeach.com

Kakadu Dream Kakadu tours 1800 813 266, kakadudreams.com.au

Under Down Under Tours Tours around Tasmania 1800 064 726, underdownunder.com.au

Autopia Tours Tours around Victoria 03 9391 0261, autopiatours.com.au

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours Adelaide to KI tours 13 13 01, kiadventuretours.com.au

Western Xposure WA tours 08 9414 8423, westernxposure.com.au

Awesome Adventures Oz Whitsundays packages 1800 293 7663, awesomeoz.com

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventures South Australia 1800 786 386, surfandsun.com.au

Wilderness 4WD Adventures Top end tours 1800 808 288, wildernessadventures.com.au

Topdeck Tours covering all of Oz 1300 886 332, topdeck.travel

Wildlife Tours Tours around Victoria 1300 661 730, wildlifetours.com.au

RENTAL FIRMS Apollo Motorhomes 1800 777 779, apollocamper.com

Kings Cross Car Market For buying and selling vehicles. 110 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo. 02 9358 5000, carmarket.com.au Spaceships 1300 132 469, spaceshipsrentals.com.au Standbycars.com 1300 789 059, standbycars.com

@tnt_downunder

wickercampers.com

TRANSPORT CO Greyhound Australia Buses around Australia. 13 20 30, greyhound.com.au Jetstar Airline. 131 538, jetstar.com.au Premier Transport Group Buses along the east coast. 13 34 10, premierms.com.au Qantas Airline. 13 13 13, qantas.com.au Regional Express Airline. 13 17 13, rex.com.au Spirit of Tasmania Ferries to Tasmania. 03 6336 1446, spiritoftasmania.com Tiger Airways Airline. 03 9999 2888, tigerairways.com

Travellers Auto Barn 1800 674 374, travellers-autobarn.com.au

Redline Coaches For getting around Tasmania. 03 6336 1446, redlinecoaches.com.au

Wicked Campers 1800 246 869,

Virgin Australia Airline. 13 67 89, virginaustralia.com

S S O R C KINGS RKET A M R A C NT BUY, SELL & RE WE ARE HERE s"59).' 3%,,).' 2%.4).'. Good selection of Cars, Wagons, Vans & Campervans. 7$30%#)!,)343. Over 50 vehicles in stock with up to 50% BUY BACK. All with camping gear. s All vehicles for sale have a Government approved Roadworthy Certificate (Pink Slip) issued by ).$%0%.$%.4-%#(!.)#3, not company employees like most car dealers. s&2%% information with tips for buying, selling and travelling. Transfer & Registration forms for all States. s&2%% Advice on Registrations, Transfers, which States are cheapest/easiest to Transfer and Register. s&2%% 12 Months Australia Wide Warranty (guaranteee) with (2 2/!$3)$%!33)34!.#% available on most vehicles.* NOT a 5000km warranty which gets you about 25% of your way around Australia. *Conditions apply

INSURANCE CE FREECALL: LL 1800 808 188 We sell the only known ‘No Excess’ 3rd Party Property Insurance available to travellers from $230* For 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 months. Insurance available even if you buy a car from another place and without you having to tell lies to get it.

NOW IN OUR 20TH YEAR OF

PUTTING TRAVELLERS ON THE ROAD

  #534/-%23#!.4"%72/.'

NOT COMING TO SYDNEY? THEN BUY AND SELL ONLINE @ www.carmarket.com.au OR CALL 02 9358 5000 44

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


o Scan hUeTrMe OtREÒ šNDO CAMPERS FROM

35 $105 AU

AU

$

PER DAY*

FOR 3 DAYS*

CARS ALSO AVAILABLE

*Van price based on a Lowball Camper, 3+ day rate, for travel 21/10/2012 – 27/10/2012. Prices correct at time of print, rates change weekly so contact our Reservations team for the best daily rate. Minimum hire applies, offer subject to availability and liability reduction cover is additional. For full terms and conditions contact Mighty Campers.

With great fares HYHU\GD\ . . . why not travel PREMIER class! Climate control air-conditioning • Experienced Coach Captains • Panoramic glare free windows • Comfy reclining seats Onboard video entertainment • Washroom • State of the art safety features • Seat belts

10% off if you have a genuine backpacker’s card

QJIRU LLQ W L LW D Z  X R \  H :KDWDU • FLEXIBLE TRAVEL on na budget to suit you • One, three and six month PASSES available ilable e • DAILY SERVICES from m Melbourne to Cairns ns

MELBOURNE • SYDNEY • BYRON BAY • GOLD COAST BRISBANE • AIRLIE BEACH • MISSION BEACH • CAIRNS

www.premierms.com.au or phone 13 13 34 34 10 10 www.premierms.com.au or ph TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

45


NSWLISTINGS

NSWLISTINGS follow us on

SYDNEY STAY

/($5172',9(

2II

Base Sydney 477 Kent St. CBD. 02 9267 7718 stayatbase.com Big Hostel 212 Elizabeth St. CBD. 02 9267 7718 bighostel.com



RQDQ\352',9(&RRJHHRU 0DQO\/HDUQWR'LYH&RXUVHLI\RX XVHFRXSRQFRGH´/7'717¾

&DLUQV

2II



RQDQ\&DLUQV'LYH&RXUVHRU /LYHDERDUGZHRIIHURQ ZZZSURGLYHFRPDXLI\RXXVH FRXSRQFRGH´&16717¾

Bounce Budget Hotel 28 Chalmers St. CBD. 02 9281 2222 bouncehotel.com.au

207 Katoomba St, Katoomba. 02 4782 1416, yha.com.au

30 Pacific St, Newcastle.

Sydney Central YHA 11 Rawson Place. CBD. 02 9218 9000

Wake Up! 509 Pitt St, CBD. 02 9288 7888, wakeup.com.au

Terrigal Beach YHA

Sydney Harbour YHA 110 Cumberland Street. The Rocks. 02 9261 1111 yha.com.au Westend Backpackers 412 Pitt St. CBD. 1800 013 186 nomadshostels.com Boomerang Backpackers 141 William Street, Kings Cross.02 8354 0488, boomerangbackpackers.com Dlux Hostel 30 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross. 1800 236 213 dluxbudgethotel.com.au

Lochnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guesthouse 8 Gowrae Ave. Bondi. 02 9387 2162, Aegean Coogee Lodge 40 Coogee Bay Rd. Coogee. 04 0817 6634, aegeancoogee.com.au

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Blue Mountains YHA

Cammeray Gardens 66 Palmer St, North Sydney. 02 9954 9371 sydneyboardinghouse.com

Lamrock Lodge 19 Lamrock Ave. Bondi. 02 9130 5063, lamrocklodge.com

46

BLUE MTNS

City Resort Hostel 103-105 Palmer St. Woolloomooloo 02 9357 3333 cityresort.com.au

Bondi YHA 63 Fletcher Street. Tamarama. 02 9365 2088, yha.com.au

3KRWR&RXUWHV\RIPDOFROPQREEVFRP

The Bunkhouse 35 Pine St, Manly. 1800 657 122, bunkhouse.com.au

metrotheatre.com.au

Manly Backpackers 24-28 Raglan St. Manly. 02 9977 3411 manlybackpackers.com.au

Avalon Beach Hostel 59 Avalon Pde, Avalon Beach. 02 9918 9709, avalonbeach.com.au

 ZZZSURGLYHFRPDX

Boardrider Backpacker Rear 63, The Corso, Manly. 02 9977 3411 boardrider.com.au

The Metro

Easy Go Backpackers 752 George St. CBD. 02 9211 0505, easygobackpackers.com.au

Kangaroo Bak Pak 665 South Dowling St. Surry Hills. 02 9261 1111

1RWYDOLGZLWKDQ\RWKHURIIHUDQGWKHFRXSRQFRGH LVYDOLGIRUDOODFWLYLWLHVWLOOWKH0DUFK

Glebe Point YHA 262-264 Glebe Point Road. Glebe. 02 9692 8418, yha.com.au

@tnt_downunder

Coogee Beach House 171 Arden St. Coogee. 02 9665 1162, coogeebeachhouse.com

SYDNEY DO Manly Surf School Manly Beach. 02 9977 6977, manlysurfschool.com Maritime Museum Darling Harbour. anmm.gov.au My Sydney Detour Unique city tours. mysydneydetour.com

CENTRAL COAST Newcastle Beach YHA

02 4925 3544, yha.com.au

9 Ocean View Dr, Terrigal. 02 4384 1919, yha.com.au Skydive Central Coast Warnervale.

skydivethecentralcoast.com.au

BYRON BAY Backpackers Holiday Village

Oceanworld Manly West Esplanade. oceanworld.com.au

116 Jonson St 1800 350 388,

Powerhouse Museum Darling Harbour. powerhousemuseum.com.au

Backpackers Inn

Skydive the Beach Wollongong. skydivethebeach.com

byronbaybackpackers.com.au

29 Shirley St 1800 817 696

ackpackersinnbyronbay.com.au

Sydney Olympic Park Darling Harbour. sydneyolympicpark.nsw.gov.au

Byron Bay Accom

Sydney Tower and Skytour 100 Market St, CBD. sydneyskytour.com.au

byronbayaccom.net

Sydney Harbour Bridge The Rocks. bridgeclimb.com

Shoot Rd. 02 6685 7709,

Sydney Aquarium Darling Harbour. sydneyaquarium.com.au Sydney Wildlife World Darling Harbour. sydneywildlifeworld.com.au Taronga Zoo Mosman. zoo.nsw.gov.au Waves Surf School wavessurfschool.com.au

02 6680 8666,

The Arts Factory 1 Skinners

nomadshostels.com Nomads Byron Bay Lawson Lane. 1800 666 237,

nomadshostels.com Byron Bay YHA 7 Carlyle St. 1800 678 195, yha.com.au Skydive the Beach Byron

SYDNEYMUSIC Hordern Pavillion playbillvenues.com

Coogee Beachside 178 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee. 02 9315 8511, sydneybeachside.com.au

Oxford Art Factory oxfordartfactory.com

Surfside Backpackers 186 Arden Street. Coogee. 02 9315 7888, surfsidebackpackers.com.au

The Annandale annandalehotel.com The Enmore enmoretheatre.com.au

Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com

Bay Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina 1800 302 005

skydivethebeachbyronbay.com

COFFS HARB Coffs Harbour YHA 51 Collingwood St. 02 6652 6462, yha.com.au


like us on

QLDLISTINGS

facebook/tntdownunder

BRISBANE STAY Aussie Way Backpackers 34 Cricket St. 07 3369 0711, aussiewaybackpackers.com

XXXX Ale House Brewery tours. Cnr Black & Paten St, Milton. 07 3361 7597, xxxxalehouse.com.au

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISS

Banana Bender Backpackers 118 Petrie Terrace. 07 3367 1157, bananabenders.com

GOLD COAST

Base Brisbane Embassy 214 Elizabeth St. 07 3166 8000, stayatbase.com Base Brisbane Central 308 Edward St. 07 3211 2433, stayatbase.com Brisbane Backpackers Resort 110 Vulture St, West End. 1800 626 452, brisbanebackpackers.com.au Brisbane City Backpackers 380 Upper Roma St 1800 062 572, citybackpackers.com Bunk Backpackers Cnr Ann & Gipps Sts, 1800 682 865, bunkbrisbane.com.au

The Alhambra Nov 23,$15 Brisbane boys made good Violent Soho bring their rocking live set to Fortitude Valley.

Brisbane

BRISBANE DO

The Deck 117 Harcourt Street, New Farm. 04 3377 7061

Australia Zoo Glasshouse Mountains, Tourist Drive, Beerwah. 07 5436 2000, australiazoo.com.au

Tinbilly Travellers Cnr George and Herschel Sts. 1800 446 646. tinbilly.com

Gallery of Modern Art 07 3840 7303, qag.qld.gov.au

Riverlife Adventure Centre Kayaking & rock climbing. Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point. 07 3891 5766, riverlife.com.au

&RUITAND6EGETABLEPICKING JOBSAVAILABLE s4RANSPORTTO FROMWORK s&2%%COURTESYBUSPICK UP s,AUNDRYFACILITIES s)NTERNETFACILITIES s0LEASANTANDFRIENDLYSTAFF

Backpackers in Paradise 40 Peninsula Drive, Surfers Paradise. 1800 268 621, backpackersinparadise.com.au

Trekkers Backpackers 22 White St, Southport. 1800 100 004, trekkersbackpackers.com.au

Gold Coast International BP 28 Hamilton Ave, Surfers. 1800 816 300, goldcoastbackpackers.com.au

Story Bridge Adventure Climb 170 Main St, Kangaroo Point. 1300 254 627, storybridgeadventureclimb.com.au

7/2+%237!.4%$

Surfers Paradise YHA Mariners Cove, 70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise. 07 5571 1776, yha.com.au

Coolangatta Sands Hostel Cnr Griffiths & McLean Sts, Coolangatta. 07 5536 7472, coolangattasandshostel.com.au

moshtix.com.au

Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort 2837 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers. 1800 282 800, surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au

Aquarius Backpackers 44 Queen St, Surfers Paradise. 1800 22 99 55, aquariusbackpackers.com.au

Coolangatta Kirra Beach YHA Pl, 230 Coolangatta Rd, Bilinga. 07 5536 76442, yha.com.au

VIOLENT SOHO

Sleeping Inn Surfers 26 Peninsular Dr, Surfers Paradise. 1800 817 832, sleepinginn.com.au

Islander Backpackers Resort 6 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise. 1800 074 393, islander.com.au

GC DO Dreamworld Theme park. dreamworld.com.au Get Wet Surf School 07 5532 9907 Seaworld seaworld.com.au Wet â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wild Water World wetnwild.myfun.com.au Warener Bros Movie World movieworld.com.au Zorb 07 5547 6300

SUNSHINE CST Mooloolaba Backpackers 75-77 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba.

WORKERS WANTED FOR FARM IN INNISFAIL. Free accommodation and food provided. Offers very good working and living conditions.

PHONE 0437 692 002

s"ISTROAVAILABLEAT"ANJOS TAVERNNEXTDOOR

6!2)%49/&7/2+!6!),!",%9%!22/5.$ "REEZY4ROPICALVERANDAHS CLEANFRIENDLY #LOSETOSHOPS BANKSOLYMPICPOOL

&EDERAL"ACKPACKERS "OURBONG3T "UNDABERG 1LD

0HONE  WWWFEDERALBACKPACKERSCOMAU FEDERALBACKPACKERS HOTMAILCOM #OMPLIESWITHALLSAFETYREQUIREMENTS QUANTITYDEPENDSONSEASON

WORKERS WANTED

WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED

AYR NORTH QUEENSLAND

AYR BACKPACKERS stay at Wilmington House Working Hostel of the Burdekin District

s/PENANDAIRY1UEENSLAND STYLEFOURANDSIXBEDROOMSs)NTERNET#AFĂ? s0OOL ""1SANDTROPICALGARDENSs4ABLETENNISAND&2%%POOLTABLEs,OCKERS s#LEAN COMFORTABLE QUIETANDFRIENDLYs4RANSPORTPROVIDEDTOWORK s&IVEMINUTEWALKTOMAINSTREETSHOPPINGANDFASTFOODSTORE s&REEPICK UPFROM!YRBUSTERMINALANDRAILWAYSTATION s6IDEOAND46ROOMSs&IVEFULLKITCHENFACILITIES

WORKERS WANTED Call Mick & Daphne 07 4783 5837

WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED WORKERS WANTED

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

47


follow us on

GREAT BARR IER REEF MAR INE PARK

1800 020 120 mooloolababackpackers.com Nomads Noosa 44 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads. 1800 666 237, nomadshostels.com Halse Lodge YHA 2 Halse Lane, Noosa. 1800 242 567, halselodge.com.au

RAINBOW BEACH Dingos Backpacker Adventure Resort 20 Spectrum St. 1800 111126, dingosresort.com

heart of the reef T HE WHI TSUNDAY IS L ANDS

are one of the world s most spectacular aquatic playgrounds & encompass 74 tropical islands rising from pristine turquoise waters, hosting lots of incredible marine and wild life.

W H I T E H AVE N B E AC H C AMIR A S AILING ADVEN T URE

Swimming, snorkelling, beautiful beaches and bays, a stuff-yourself-stupid BBQ lunch with unlimited drinks plus exhilarating sailing aboard Camira one of the world s fastest sailing catamarans â&#x20AC;&#x2019; an awesome day out on the water! $145*pp SAVE $30

GRE AT BARRI E R R E E F ADVE N T UR E S

The Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world. Cruise aboard Seaflight to Queensland s most innovative reef pontoon, featuring an underwater viewing chamber and explore the underwater wonderland with diving, snorkelling, semi-sub or glass bottom boat rides. Includes morning / afternoon tea and an all you can eat buffet lunch. $145*pp SAVE $65

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT B AR E F O OT L A Z Y DA Z E

Start your holiday with a choice of either a Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure, or a Great Barrier Reef Adventures. Overnight at Long Island. When you dream of an Island experience this is what you dream of! Spend the day enjoying the facilities at Long Island Resort or find your own secluded bay and take in the great outdoors. Great snorkelling. Ferry/ bus departures back to Airlie available at a variety of times. You may just be tempted to stay another night! From $215*pp (Dorm accommodation)

plus heaps of other great packages 3-6 days

info@awesomeoz.com www.awesomeoz.com prices only available on presentation of a valid Student, Peterpans, YHA, ISIC, VIP * Backpacker or NOMADS card. Valid for travel until 31 March 2013. Conditions apply, see our website for details.

48

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

TNT AAO3643

All day cruises and packages depart daily from Airlie Beach. For info and bookings see your travel centre or contact us: FREECALL1800 awesome

FRASER ISLAND Eurong Beach Resort 07 4120 1600, eurong.com.au Palace Adventures 184 Torquay St, Hervey Bay, 1800 063 168 palaceadventures.com.au

BUNDABERG Federal Backpackers 221 Bourbong St. 07 4153 3711 federalbackpackers.com.au

Skydive Rainbow Beach 0418 218 358, skydiverainbowbeach.com

Northside Backpackers 12 Queen St. 07 4154 1166

HERVEY BAY

QUEENSLAND

Palace Backpackers 184 Torquay, 1800 063 168, palaceadventures.com.au

Pippies Beach House 22 Spectrum St. 1800 425 356, pippiesbeachhouse.com

Aussie Woolshed 181 Torquay Rd 07 4124 0677 woolshedbackpackers.com

Airlie Beach

@tnt_downunder

Bundaberg Bondstore Distillery tours. 07 4131 2999 bundabergrum.com.au

TOWN OF 1770

Next at Hervey Bay 10 Bideford St. 1800 102 989, nextbackpackers.com.au

1770 Backpackers 6 Captain Cook Dr. 1800 121 770, the1770backpackers.com

Nomads Hervey Bay 408 The Esplanade. 1800 666 237, nomadshostels.com

1770 Undersea Adventures 1300 553 889, 1770underseaadventures.com


TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

49


QLDLISTINGS DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MISS

IF YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE LOOKING FOR SUMMER FUN THERE IS NO PLACE BETTER THAN THE BRISSIE SUN!

<H;; Xh[Wa\Wi [l[ho j m[[aZWo 

SPRUNG HIP HOP FESTIVAL Bowen Hills. Nov 10, $77 Now into its second year featuring one of the best hip hop and Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;B lineups of any festival anywhere in the country including the Aussie legends, the Hilltop Hoods.

RNA Showgrounds

  J 8EE  AM?J EHMD  ;;A ;I6I8J >KI<EHJME  K'+Jj^C   OE:;9 :H77D?= @JI8D;8J= D M:;8;@ KH(=&'' D> ?<J#E 'D +j7 ^H ?L(7&B'( HD @7

8H?I87D;Ă&#x160;ICEIJFEFKB7H879AF79A;HI ;JCG:A6M:96IBDHE=:G: ;G>:C9AN 6JHH>:HI6;; <G:6I>CC:G8>INAD86I>DC 9>G:8IANDEEDH>I:I=:IG6CH>I8:CIG: ;G::77FBDCL:96IDJG;6BDJH76G  <G>AA EG>K6I:GDDBH9DGBH6AAL>I= :CHJ>I:6>G"8DC ?D7H;DGIG6K:AA:GH ')=DJGG:8:EI>DC L>";> 8>C:B6GDDB IDJGHIG6K:A9:H@ Ă&#x2C6;9:AJM:9>K6Ă&#x2030;H9DGBĂ&#x2030; ?JHI;DGI=:A69>:H####DD=A6A6AD69HBDG:

AIRLIE BEACH airliebeach.com 259 Shute Harbour Rd. 1800 677 119 Airlie Beach YHA 394 Shute Harbour Rd. 1800 247 251, yha.com.au Backpackers by the Bay 12 Hermitage Dr. 1800 646 994, backpackersbythebay.com Base Airlie Beach Resort 336 Shute Harbour Rd 1800 242 273, stayatbase.com Magnums Whitsunday Village Resort 366 Shute Harbour Rd. 1800 624 634 magnums.com.au

BOWEN Bowen Backpackers Beach end of Herbert St. 07 4786 3433 bowenbackpackers.net

7Zhi6XXdbbdYVi^dc7ZhiEVginC^\]i

*,,=[eh][Ijh[[j"8h_iXWd[effei_j[j^[JhWdi_j9[djh[

50

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

moshtix.com.au

TOWNSVILLE Adventurers Resort 79 Palmer St. 1800 211 522, adventurersresort.com

MAGNETIC ISL Base Magnetic Island 1 Nelly Bay Rd. 1800 24 22 73, stayatbase.com Bungalow Bay Backpackers Horseshow Bay. 1800 285 577, bungalowbay.com.au Hotel Arcadia 7 MArine Parade, Arcadia Bay. 07 4778 5177, magnetic-island.com/arc-rsrt.htm Pleasure Divers 07 4778 5788

MISSION BEACH Absolute Backpackers 28 Wongaling Beach Road. 07 4068 8317, absolutebackpackers.com.au Scottyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach House 167 Reid Rd. 07 4068 8676, scottysbeachhouse.com.au

CAIRNS STAY Bohemia Central Cairns 100 Sheridan St. 1800 558 589, bohemiacentral.com.au Bohemia Resort Cairns 231 McLeod St. 1800 155 353, bohemiaresort.com.au

Adrenalin Dive. 07 4724 0600, adrenalindive.com.au

Calypso Backpackers 5 Digger St. 1800 815 628, calypsobackpackers.com.au

Yongala Dive Yongala diving. 07 4783 1519, yongaladive.com.au

JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backpackers Hostel 11 Charles St. 07 4051 7642, jjsbackpackers.com


Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Gold Coast

Famous for fun

AdventureGoldCoast.com

facebook.com/AdventureGoldCoast twitter.com/AdventureGoldCoast


follow us on

@tnt_downunder

DON’T MISS

FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET

Awards!!

rated 9/10 on

Vote for us!

go to: goldenbackpacks.tntdownunder.com

BOYZ II MEN Tivoli Theatre. Nov 21, TBA You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll probably end up throwing some knickers, because one of the Nineties best known R’n’B acts is returning to Australia. moshtix.com.au Fortitude Valley

NJoy Backpackers Hostel Harbour 141 Sheridan St. 1800 807 055, njoy.net.au Nomads Beach House 239 Sheridan St. 1800 229 228, nomadshostels.com

FEATURES

FREECALL: 1800 000 541

Air-conditioning 24 hour reception Kitchen & laundry Keycard access Secure parking Free BBQ

HEAPS OF ACTIVITIES! Day trip to Crystal Cascades, Wakeboarding, Sailing, Movie nights and much more!

SCAN TO

BOOK

52

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

117 Grafton Street Cairns, QLD Australia 4870 northern@friendlygroup.com.au www.northerngreenhouse.com.au www.greenhousebackpacker.com.au

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

CAIRNS DO AJ Hackett Bungy jumping & canyon swinging. 1800 622 888 cairns.ajhackett.com Pro Dive 07 4031 5255 prodivecairns.com Raging Thunder Adventures Whitewater rafting. 07 4030 7990, ragingthunder.com.au Skydive Cairns POBOX 105N Cairns07 4052 1822, skydivecairns.com.au

CAPE TRIB Crocodylus Village Lot 5, Buchanan Creek Rd, Cow Bay. 07 4098 9166, crocodyluscapetrib.com PK’s Jungle Village Cnr Avalon & Cape Trib Rd. 1800 232 333, pksjunglevillage.com.au

INNISFAIL IInnisfail Budget Backpackers Worker’s Hostel 125 Edith St. 07 4061 78337 Walkabout Motel & Backpackers 07 4061 2311

ATHERTON Kuranda Rainforest Park 88 Kuranda Heaights Rd, Kuranda. 07 4093 7316, kurandarainforestpark.com.au

PORT DOUGLAS Parrotfish Backpackers Resort 37 Warner St, Kuranda. 07 4099 5011, parrotfishlodge.com

GULF SAVANNAH Emu Creek Cattle Station 07 4094 8313

DAINTREE Koala Beach Resort Cape Kimberly Rd. 1800 466 444


MELBOURNE STAY All Nations Backpackers Hotel & Bar 2 Spencer St. 1800 222 238, allnations.com.au Base Melbourne 17 Carlisle St, St. Kilda. 1800 242 273, stayatbase.com Central Melbourne Accommodation 21 Bromham Place, Richmond. 03 9427 9826, centralaccommodation.net Exford Hotel 199 Russell St. 03 9663 2697, exfordhotel.com.au

VRC4031TNT

VICLISTINGS Nomads Melbourne 198 A’beckett St. 1800 447 762, nomadshostels.com Space Hotel 380 Russell St. 1800 670 611, spacehotel.com.au The Spencer 475 Spencer St. 1800 638 108, hotelspencer.com

MELBOURNE DO Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square. 03 8663 2200, acmi.net.au

Flinders Station Hotel 35 Elizabeth St. 03 9620 5100, flindersbackpackers.com.au

Melbourne Aquarium Cnr of Flinders St & King St. 03 9923 5999, melbourneaquarium.com.au

The Greenhouse Backpacker Level 6, 228 Flinders Lane. 1800 249 207, greenhousebackpacker.com.au

Melbourne Cricket Ground Brunton Av. 03 9657 8888 mcg.org.au

Habitat HQ 333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda. 1800 202 500, habitathq.com.au

Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson St, Carlton. 13 11 02 melbourne.museum.vic.gov.au

Home at the Mansion 66 Victoria Parade. 03 9663 4212, homemansion.com.au

National Gallery of Victoria Federation Square. ngv.vic.gov.au

Home Travellers Motel 32 Carlisle St, St Kilda. 1800 008 718, hometravellersmotel.com.au

Old Melbourne Gaol 377 Russell St. 03 8663 7228, oldmelbournegaol.com.au

Hotel Bakpak Melbourne 167 Franklin St. 1800 645 200, hotelbakpak.com

Official Neighbours Tours 570 Flinders St. 03 9629 5866, neighbourstour.com.au

Melbourne Central YHA 562 Flinders St. 03 9621 2523, yha.com.au

Skydive the Beach Melbourne 1300 798 843 skydivethebeachmelbourne.com

VINE TIME

Tickets must be pre-purchased Call Ticketmaster 1300 136 122, visit melbournecup.com or scan the QR code Saturday 3 Nov AAMI Victoria Derby Day Tuesday 6 Nov Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Thursday 8 Nov Crown Oaks Day Saturday 10 Nov Emirates Stakes Day

melbournecup.com YARRA VALLEY Step away from the Goon and enjoy some actual, good quality, wine. Even if it’s just this once. Next to sampling different sorts of wines, you’ll get the story behind the grapes, most of the time as explained by the owner. Some of the bigger grapevines and wineries have their own restaurants where you can try some local foods as well. The best time to visit is in February, because of the Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival. The participating wineries make sure there is enough food and live music for everyone. If you’re looking for a self drive tour, stop by the visitors centre for more information.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

53


VICLISTINGS

FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET

!! Awards DON’T MISS

Vote for us!

MELBOURNE CUP Flemington, Nov 6. $200 The race that stops a nation is all set to go around again with some of the best racehorses form Australia and around the world seeking to win the iconic Melbourne Cup. Melbourne melbournecup.com.au

go to: goldenbackpacks.tntdownunder.com

MELB MUSIC Cherry Bar myspace.com/cherrybarmelbourne Corner Hotel cornerhotel.com East Brunswick Club eastbrunswickclub.com Esplanade Hotel espy.com.au Northcote Social Club northcotesocialclub.com Palace Theatre palace.com.au The Hi-Fi thehifi.com.au The Tote thetotehotel.com

GREAT OCEAN RD Anglesea Backpackers 40 Noble St, Anglesea. 03 5263 2664, angleseabackpackers.com.au Eco Beach YHA 5 Pascoe St. 03 5237 7899, yha.com.au

FEATURES

FREECALL: 1800 249 207

Central location 24 hour reception Kitchen & laundry Keycard access Luggage Storage Lockers

HEAPS OF ACTIVITIES!

Level 6, 228 Flinders Lne Melbourne, VIC 3000 greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au www.greenhousebackpacker.com.au www.northerngreenhouse.com.au

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

Walking tour, Pub crawl, Bingo night, Pasta night, Sunday pancakes and much more!

SCAN TO

BOOK 54

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Great Ocean Road Backpackers YHA 10 Erskine Av, Lorne. 03 5289 2508, yha.com.au Port Campbell Hostel 18 Tregea St, Port Campbell. 03 5598 6305, portcampbellhostel.com.au Surfside Backpackers Cnr Great Ocean Rd & Gambier St, Apollo Bay. 1800 357 263, surfsidebackpacker.com

MORNINGTON Bayplay Lodge 46 Canterbury Jetty Rd, Blairgowrie. 03 5988 0188, bayplay.com.au

Tortoise Head Lodge French Island. 03 5980 1234, tortoisehead.net

DANDENONG Emerald Backpackers 03 5968 4086

MURRAY RIVER Echuca Gardens YHA 103 Av, Mitchell St, Echuca. 03 5480 6522, yha.com.au Mildura City Backpackers 50 Lemon Ave, Mildura. 03 5022 7922, milduracitybackpackers.com.au Oasis Backpackers 230 Deakin Av, Mildura. 04 0734 4251, milduraoasisbackpackers.com.au

GIPPSLAND Prom Country Backpackers 03 5682 2614 Cambrai Hostel Maffra 117 Johnson St, Maffra. 1800 101 113 maffra.net.au/hostel

PHILLIP ISLAND Amaroo Park YHA 97 Church St, Cowes. 03 5952 3620, yha.com.au The Island Accommodation 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Road. 03 5956 6123 theislandaccommodation.com.au

GRAMPIANS

Sorrento Foreshore Reserve Nepean Hwy. 1800 850 600, mornpen.vic.gov.au

Grampians YHA Eco Hostel Cnr Grampians & Buckler Rds, Halls Gap. 03 5356 4543, yha.com.au

Sorrento YHA 3 Miranda St, Sorrento. 03 5984 4323, yha.com.au

Tim’s Place 44 Grampians Road, Halls Gap. 03 5356 4288, timsplace.com.au


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

GIPPSLAND South-eastern Victoria is a huge area of unspoilt terrain, referred to as Gippsland. It has some beautiful and rugged wilderness areas such as Errinundra, Alpine and Croajingalong National Parks serviced by good roads and interesting towns. Beautiful and off the beaten track, explore High Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gold towns and snow fields, the coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning Ninety Mile Beach, the Buchan Caves, unspoilt Mallocoota, and the pristine and peaceful Lakes Entrance National Park.

Stay. Play. Melbourne.

$22

Accommodation from $22 a night (subject to availability)

Maximum 4 bed dormitories with linen and towel FREE all you can eat breakfast (cereal, toast and juice), weekly meal, rice and pasta, tea and coffee FREE in room oversized locker with personal power point 5 minute walk to city Large bar with big screen (all major sporting events shown) Drink specials at the bar Public transport on doorstep

UC103

Unique value tour packages

Book Now 1800

631 288 urbancentral.com.au

334 CITY ROAD SOUTHBANK MELBOURNE VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

55


TASLISTINGS HOBART STAY Central City Backpackers 138 Collins St. 1800 811 507, centralbackpackers.com.au

LAUNCESTON DO

DON’T MISS

Cataract Gorge launcestoncataractgorge.com.au Centre for Beer Lovers Boag’s Brewery, 39 William St. 03 6332 6300, boags.com.au

Hobart Hostel 41 Barrack St. 1300 252 192, hobarthostel.com Montgomery’s YHA 9 Argyle St. 03 6231 2660, yha.com.au

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery 2 Invermay Rd & 2 Wellington St. 03 6323 3777, qvmag.tas.gov.au

Narrara Backpackers 88 Goulburn St. 03 6234 8801, narrarabackpackers.com

Tasmania Zoo 1166 Ecclestone Rd. 03 6396 6100, tasmaniazoo.com.au

Pickled Frog 281 Liverpool St. 03 6234 7977, thepickledfrog.com

DEVONPORT

Transit Backpackers 251 Liverpool St. 03 6231 2400, transitbackpackers.com

BLONDIE Derwent Entertainment Cenrre Dec 1. Price TBA One of music’s iconic front ladies, Deborah Harry will be bringing Blondie to Tassie for the very first time.

HOBART DO Cascade Brewery 140 Cascade Rd. 03 6224 1117 cascadebreweryco.com.au Mt Wellington Descent Bike tours. 03 6274 1880 mtwellingtondescent.com.au

Hobart

Port Arthur Historic Ghost Tours 1800 659 101, portarthur.org.au

Salamanca Markets Every Saturday, Salamanca Place. salamanca.com.au Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery 5 Argyle St. tmag.com.au

moshtix.com.au

PORT ARTHUR

LAUNCESTON Arthouse Backpacker Hostel 20 Lindsay St. 1800 041 135, arthousehostel.com.au

@tnt_downunder

follow us on

Launceston Backpackers 103 Canning St. 03 6334 2327, launcestonbackpackers.com.au Lloyds Hotel 23 George St. 03 6331 9906, backpackersaccommodation.com.au

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Tasman Backpackers 114 Tasman St. 03 6423 2335, tasmanbackpackers.com.au

Mt Roland Budget Backpacker Rooms 1447 Claude Rd, Gowrie Park. 03 6491 1385

CRADLE DO Devils at Cradle Tassie devil sanctuary. 3950 Cradle Mountain Rd. 03 6492 1491. devilsatcradle.com Overland Track Six-day walk parks.tas.gov.au

FREYCINET Iluka Backpackers YHA Reserve Rd. 03 6257 0115, yha.com.au Freycinet National Park Brewery, Wineglass Bay camping. 03 6256 7000, wineglassbay.com

BICHENO Bicheno Backpackers 11 Morrison St. 03 6375 1651, bichenobackpackers.com Bicheno Penguin Tours 03 6375 1333, bichenopenguintours.com.au

CRADLE MTN Discovery Holiday Parks Cradle Mountain Rd. 1800 068 574, discoveryholidayparks.com.au

STRAHAN, Strahan YHA 43 Harvey St. 03 6471 7255, yha.com

STRAHAN DO Four Wheelers Henty Sand Dunes quadbike tours. 04 1950 8175, 4wheelers.com.au Water by Nature Extreme multiday whitewater rafting. 1800 111 142, franklinrivertasmania.com

WORD FROM THE STREET

Photo: Tourism Tasmania

Alan Gallagher, Ireland

56

KING ISLAND Escape the mainland crowds and explore some of Australia’s quietest, cheapest and most rewarding dive sites. The Tassie waters maybe chillier, but that just means there’s different stuff to see, like towering kelp forests, sea dragons and plenty of seals. Great diving spots litter Tassie’s east coast, Flinders Island and Rocky Cape in the north. But to really get off the beaten track then head to former sealer station King Island, bang in the middle of Bass Strait. Over 60 shipwrecks fill the surrounding waters. Get there by flying from Melbourne or a number of Tassie towns.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

FAVOURITE DAY SPOT? WHY? Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Hobart, Port Arthur and Freycinet NP. FAVOURITE NIGHT SPOT? WHY? The Cradle Mountain region. The scenery and tranquillity are second to none in Australia. It’s just a really beautiful place to hang out in, although it can be quite cold, even during the summer. HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP? We spent the afternoon skimming rocks on Dove Lake and Ronny Creek at Cradle – the sun was shining, the birds were singing and the sky was blue – it was so peaceful.


like us on

NTLISTINGS

facebook/tntdownunder

DARWIN STAY Banyan View Lodge Darwin 119 Mitchell St. 08 8981 8644, banyanviewlodge.com.au

KATHERINE STAY

DON’T MISS

BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park 20 Shadforth Road. 1800 501 984, big4.com.au

Elkes Backpackers 112 Mitchell St. 1800 808 365, elkesbackpackers.com.au

KATHERINE DO

Gecko Lodge 146 Mitchell St. 1800 811 250, geckolodge.com.au

Youth Shack 69 Mitchell St. 1300 793 302, youthshack.com.au

DARWIN DO Crocosaurus Cove Crocodile park and cage of death. 58 Mitchell St. 08 8981 7522, crocosauruscove.com Deckchair Cinema Jervois Rd, Darwin Waterfront. 08 8981 0700, deckchaircinema.com.au

ALICE DO Alice Springs Desert Park Larapinta Drive. 08 8951 8788, alicespringsdesertpark.com.au

Airborne Solutions Scenic helicopter flights. 08 8972 2345 airbornesolutions.com.au

Frogshollow Backpackers 27 Lindsay St. 1800 068 686, frogs-hollow.com.au

Melaleuca on Mitchell 52 Mitchell St. 1300 723 437, momdarwin.com

Toddy’s Resort 41 Gap Rd. 1800 027 027, toddys.com.au

Palm Court Kookaburra Backpackers Giles St. 1800 626 722

Darwin YHA 97 Mitchell St. 08 8981 5385, yha.com.au

Alice Springs Reptile Centre Meet and hold lizards. 9 Stuart Terrace. 08 8952 8900, reptilecentre.com.au

Nitmiluk Tours Gorge cruises and kayak hire. 1300 146 743 nitmiluktours.com.au

DARWIN PRIDE FESTIVAL Darwin CBD. Nov 16-20. Free Darwin comes alive with the sights, colours and sounds of its annual Gay and Lesbian Parade. A great spectacle in the Top End.

Darwin

darwinpride.com

Fannie Bay Gaol Heritage prison. East Point Road, Fannie Bay. 08 8941 2260, nt.gov.au Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 19 Conacher St, Bullocky Point. 08 8999 8264, magnt.nt.gov.au

Oz Jet Boating Stokes Hill Wharf. 1300 135 595, ozjetboating.com.au Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise Adelaide River. 08 8978 9077, jumpingcrocodile.com.au Wave Lagoon Waterfront Precinct. waterfront.nt.gov.au

TENNANT CREEK Tourist Rest Leichardt St. 08 8962 2719, touristrest.com.au

Outback Ballooning Hot air balloon rides. 1800 809 790, outbackballooning.com.au Royal Flying Doctor Service Base Museum and operations room. Stuart Terrace. 08 8952 1129, flyingdoctor.net

ALICE SPRINGS Alice Lodge 4 Mueller St. 08 8953 1975, alicelodge.com.au Alice Springs YHA Cnr Parsons St & Leichhardt Tce. 08 8952 8855, yha.com.au Annie’s Place 4 Traeger Ave. 1800 359 089, anniesplace.com.au

Haven Resort 3 Larapinta Drive. 1800 794 663, alicehaven.com.au

School of the Air Long-distance schooling museum. 80 Head St. 08 8951 6834, assoa.nt.edu.au The Rock Tour Uluru tours. 78 Todd St. 1800 246 345, therocktour.com.au

WORD FROM THE STREET

Noelia Alvarez, Spain WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN IN NT? Only Darwin and Katherine so far, although to be honest Katherine was absolutely lovely. FAVOURITE DAY SPOT? I loved the waterfalls in the Kakadu National Park. It was so picturesque and lovely. I ended up swimming with some freshwater crocodiles. FAVOURITE NIGHTSPOT? The sites where we put our tents up, that was perfect for bbq and campfire. Just sitting out drinking beers, looking up at the thousands of stars, was wonderful. WHERE NEXT? New Zealand is next up, I’ve never been before.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

57


WALISTINGS

follow us on 1800 188 100, oneworldbackpackers.com.au

DON’T MISS

@tnt_downunder

DON’T MISS

Perth City YHA 300 Wellington St. 08 9287 3333, yha.com.au The Old Swan Barracks 6 Francis St. 08 9428 0000, theoldswanbarracks.com Underground Backpackers 268 Newcastle St, Northbridge. 08 9228 3755, undergroundbackpackers.com.au

GYPSY AND THE CAT Amplifier and Capitol Bar. Nov 2 TBA Aussie Indie Electro heroes Gypsy and the Cat come back to Perth touring their new album.

Perth

Billabong Backpackers Resort 381 Beaufort St. 08 9328 7720, billabongresort.com.au Britannia on William 253 William St, Northbridge. 08 9227 6000, perthbrittania.com Emperor’s Crown 85 Stirling St, Northbridge. 1800 991 553,

58

PERTH DO

moshtix.com.au

PERTH STAY

The Witch’s Hat 148 Palmerston St. 08 9228 4228, witchshat.com

emperorscrown.com.au Globe Backpackers & City Oasis Resort 561 Wellington St. 08 9321 4080, globebackpackers.com.au Ocean Beach Backpackers 1 Eric St, Cottlesloe. 08 9384 5111, oceanbeachbackpackers.com.au One World Backpackers 162 Aberdeen St, Northbridge.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Aquarium of Western Australia 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys. 08 9447 7500, aqwa.com.au Kings Park & Botanic Garden bgpa.wa.gov.au Perth Mint 310 Hay St. 08 9421 7223, perthmint.com.au Perth Zoo 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth. 08 9474 3551,

SWAN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Perth Foreshore. Nov 9-13. Free Since 2008 the Festival of Lights has been lighting up Perth’s beautiful foreshore. This year it’ll celebrating Perth’s wider Indian community.

Perth

swanfestivaloflights.com.au

perthzoo.wa.gov.au

PERTH MUSIC Amplifier amplifiercapitol.com.au Astor liveattheastor.com.au Mojo’s Bar mojosbar.com.au The Bakery

nowbaking.com.au The Rosemount Hotel rosemounthotel.com.au

FREO STAY Backpackers Inn Freo 11 Pakenham St. 08 9431 7065, backpackersinnfreo.com.au Old Firestation Backpackers 18 Phillimore St.


like us on

facebook/tntdownunder

08 9430 5454, fremantleprison.com.au

49 Duke St 08 9842 3388, yha.com.au

Sundancer Backpackers Resort 80 High St. 08 9336 6080, sundancerbackpackers.com.au

Cruize-Inn 122 Middleton Rd. 08 9842 9599, cruizeinn.com

MONKEY MIA

FREO DO Fremantle Markets Henderson Street Fremantle 08 9335 2515, fremantlemarkets.com.au Fremantle Prison 1 The Terrace. 08 9336 9200, backpackersinnfreo.com.au

ROTTNEST ISL

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort Monkey Mia Road Monkey Mia 1800 653 611, monkeymia.com.au

NINGALOO REEF

Rottnest Island YHA Kingstown Barracks. 08 9372 9780, yha.com.au

Blue Reef Backpackers 3 Truscott Crescent, Exmouth 1800 621 101, aspenparks.com.au

Rottnest Express 1 Emma Place North Fremantle 1300 Go Rotto rottnestexpress.com.au

Ningaloo Club Coral Bay 08 9948 5100, ningalooclub.com

MARGARET RIV Margaret River Lodge YHA 220 Railway Tce. 08 9757 9532, yha.com.au Surfpoint 12 Riedle Drive Prevally 08 9757 1777surfpoint.com.au

ALBANY Albany Bayview Backpackers YHA

Excape Backpackers YHA Murat Rd, Exmouth. 08 9949 1200, yha.com.au

BROOME STAY Cable Beach Backpackers 12 Sanctuary Road. 1800 655 011, cablebeachbackpackers.com Kimberley Club 62 Fredrick St 08 9192 3233, kimberleyklub.com

WORD FROM THE STREET

Gareth and Tania Mills, UK

WINNER BEST HOSTEL IN WA 2007 FINALIST 2008,2009,2010 & 2011 1

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN IN WA? We started in Cairns and have worked our way around to Perth but that is only so far. FAVOURITE DAY SPOT? Fremantle. Really loved all the lovely old buildings, the weekend markets and the beach. WHERE ARE YOU STAYING? In a very nice shared house in Karrinyup (north Perth) with a lovely family and two lodgers. We were lucky to get it.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

59


SALISTINGS

follow us on

ADELAIDE STAY

1 Oliver St. 1800 633 891, radekadownunder.com.au

Adelaide Backpackers Inn 112 Carrington St. 1800 24 77 25, adpi.com.au

Riba’s Underground 1811 William Creek Rd. 08 8672 5614, camp-underground.com.au

Adelaide Central YHA 135 Waymouth St. 08 8414 3010, yha.com.au

KANGAROO IS

Adelaide Travellers Inn 220 Hutt St. 08 8224 0753, adelaidebackpackers.com.au Annie’s Place 239 Franklin St. 1800 818 011, anniesplace.com.au Backpack Oz 144 Wakefield St. 1800 633 307, backpackoz.com.au

DON’T MISS

Blue Galah Backpackers Lvl 1, 52-62, King William St. 08) 8231 9295, bluegalah.com.au

KASEY CHAMBERS Keith Mitchell Theatre. Dec 1. One of Australia’s best loved singer/songwriters is touring her new album with musician spouse Shane Nicholson.

Glenelg Beach Hostel 5-7 Moseley St. Glenelg. 1800 359 181, glenelgbeachhostel.com.au

Port Pirie

moshtix.com.au

Hostel 109 109 Carrington St. 1800 099 318, hostel109.com My Place 257 Waymouth St. 1800 221 529, adelaidehostel.com.au

Adelaide Zoo Frome Rd. 08 8267 3255, zoossa.com.au

Shakespeare Hostel 123 Waymouth St. 1800 556 889, shakeys.com.au

Haigh’s Chocolates Factory tours. 153 Greenhill Rd, Parkside 1800 819 757, haighschocolates.com.au

ADELAIDE DO Adelaide Oval Home to the Donald Bradman collection. War Memorial Drive. 08 8300 3800 cricketsa.com.au

Temptation Sailing Dolphin swimming, Glenelg. 04 1281 1838 dolphinboat.com.au

BAROSSA VAL Barossa Backpackers 9 Basedow Road Tanunda. 08 8563 0198, barossabackpackers.com.au

COOBER PEDY Opal Cave Coober Pedy Hutchinson St. 08 8672 5028, opalcavecooberpedy.com.au Radeka Down Under

@tnt_downunder 13 The Strand, Port Elliot. 08 8554 2785 yha.com.au

EYRE PENINSULA Coodlie Park Farmstay Flinders Highway, Port Kenny. 08 8687 0411 coodliepark.com

Kangaroo Island YHA 33 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw. 08 8553 1344 yha.com.au

Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience Sea lion and dolphin swims. 08 8626 5017 bairdbay.com

Vivonne Bay Lodge 66 Knofel Drive, Vivonne Bay 13 13 01 seaink.com.au

Calypso Star Charters Great white shark cage diving. 08 8682 3939, sharkcagediving.com.au

RIVERLAND Berri Backpackers Sturt Highway, Berri. 08 8582 3144, berribackpackers.com.au Harvest Trail Lodge Loxton. 08 8584 5646, harvesttrail.com.au Nomads on Murray Sturt Highway, Kingston on Murray. 1800 665 166, nomadsworld.com Riverland Backpackers Labour Hire Services 08 8583 0211

FLEURIEU PENIN Port Elliot Beach House YHA

Nullarbor Traveller Tours across to Perth. 1800 816 858 the-traveller.com.au Port Lincoln Tourist Park 11 Hindmarsh St. 08 8621 4444, portlincolntouristpark.com.au Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Great white shark cage diving. 08 8363 1788 rodneyfox.com.au

FLINDERS RANGES Angorichina Tourist Village 08 8648 4842, angorichinavillage.com.au Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Rd. 08 8648 0004, wilpenapound.com.au

Photo: Gary Friedland

TASTY TIMES

60

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT When you think of Australia, you think of the unique shape the country is known for. The world famous underside of this shape is known as the Great Australian Bight, ironically due to the fact that it resembles a bite mark. The whole area (including the Indian Ocean) makes up this uniquely South Australian geography. The coast of the bight consists of cliff faces, surfing beaches and popular rock platforms for viewing the vast ocean. It would be impossible to explore every aspect of the Great Australian Bight in one lifetime but start with the great rock features along the coast and work your way across South Australia from there.

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM


like us on

NZLISTINGS

facebook/tntdownunder

BUS TOURS Kiwi Experience +64 9366 9830 kiwiexperience.com Magic Travellers Network +64 9358 5600, magicbus.co.nz Nakedbus.com 0900 62533, nakedbus.com NZ Travelpass 0800 339 966, travelpass.co.nz Stray +64 9309 8772, straytravel.com

RENTAL FIRMS Ace Rental Cars 1800 140 026, acerentalcars.com.nz Backpacker Campervan & Car Rentals +800 200 80 801, backpackercampervans.com Bargain Rental Cars 0800 001 122, bargainrentals.com.nz Darn Cheap Rentals 0800 447 363, exploremore.co.nz Econo Campers +64 9275 9919, econocampers.co.nz Escape Rentals 1800 456 272, escaperentals.co.nz Explore More 1800 800 327, dcrentals.com.nz Jucy Rentals 0800 399 736, jucy.com.nz

Rent-A-Dent 0800 736 823, rentadent.co.nz

38 Fort St. +64 9307 0181, nomadshostels.com

Rental Car Village +64 9376 9935, hire-vehicles.co.nz

Nomads Auckland 16-20 Fort St. +64 9300 9999, nomadshostels.com

Spaceships 1300 139 091, spaceships.tv Standby Cars 1300 789 059, standbycars.com.au Wicked Campers 1800 246 869, wickedcampers.com

AUCKLAND Airport Skyway Lodge Backpackers (BBH) 30 Kirkbride Road, Mangere. +64 9275 4443, skywaylodge.co.nz Auckland International Backpackers (BBH) 2 Churton St, Parnell. +64358 4584, Base Auckland 229 Queen St. 0800 227 369, stayatbase.com Bamber House (BBH) 22 View Rd, Mt Eden. +64 9623 4267, hostelbackpacker.com Central City Backpackers 26 Lorne St. +64 9358 5685, backpacker.net.nz City Garden Lodge 25 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell. +64 9302 0880 The Fat Camel (Nomads)

Oaklands Lodge (BBH) St. +64 5A Oaklands Rd, Mt Eden. +64 9638 6545, oaklands.co.nz Queen Street Backpackers (VIP) 4 Fort St. +64 9373 3471, enquiries@qsb.co.nz

nomadscapital.com Rosemere Backpackers (BBH) 6 McDonald Cres. +64 4384 3041, backpackerswellington.co.nz Rowena’s Backpackers (VIP) 115 Brougham St. 0800 80 1414 YHA Wellington City 292 Wakefield St. +64 4801 7280

CHRISTCHURCH

Bungi Backpackers (VIP, BBH) 15 Sydney St. 0800 728 286, bungibackpackers.co.nz Cardrona Alpine Resort Between Queenstown and Wanaka. +64 3443 7341, cardrona.com Flaming Kiwi Backpackers (BBH) 39 Robins Rd. +64 3442 5494, flamingkiwi@xtra.co.nz

Surf ‘n’ Snow Backpackers 102 Albert St. +64 9363 8889, surfandsnow.co.nz

Chester Street Backpackers (BBH) 148 Chester St East. +64 3377 1897, chesterst.co.nz

Hippo Lodge (BBH) 4 Anderson Hts. +64 3442 5785, hippolodge.co.nz

YHA Auckland City Cnr City Rd & Liverpool St. +64 9309 2802, yha.co.nz

Foley Towers (BBH) 208 Kilmore St. +64 3366 9720, backpack.co.nz/foley

Nomads Queenstown 5-11 Church St. +64 3441 3922, nomadshostels.com

YHA Auckland International 5 Turner St. +64 9302 8200, yha.co.nz

Jailhouse Accommodation (BBH) 338 Lincoln Rd. 0800 524 546, stay@kiwibasecamp.com

WELLINGTON Base Wellington 21-23 Cambridge Tce. +64 4801 5666 stayatbase.com Downtown Wellington Backpackers (BBH) 1 Bunny St. +64 4473 8482 db@downtownbackpackers.co.nz Lodge in the City (VIP) 152 Taranaki St. +64 4385 8560 lodgeinthecity.co.nz Nomads Capital 118 Wakefield St. 0508 666 237,

The Old Countryhouse (BBH) 437 Gloucester St. +64 3381 5504, oldcountryhousenz.com Tranquil Lodge (BBH) 440 Manchester St. +64 3366 6500, tranquil-lodge.co.nz Rucksacker Backpacker Hostel (BBH) 70 Bealey Ave. +64 3377 7931, rucksacker.com

QUEENSTOWN Base Discovery Lodge St. +64 Queenstown 49 Shotover St. +64 3441 1185, stayatbase.com

Peterpans Adventure Travel 27 Shotover St Queenstown. peterpans.com.au Pinewood Lodge (VIP) 48 Hamilton Rd. 0800 7463 9663, rgrieg@xtra.co.nz Southern Laughter (BBH, VIP) 4 Isle St. 0800 728 448, southernlaughter.co.nz YHA Queenstown Central 48A Shotover Street. +64 3442 7400, yha.co.nz YHA Queenstown Lakefront 8890 Lake Esplanade. +64 3442 8413, yha.co.nz


We are looking for volunteers who are 18-60 years of age to take part in a study to investigate a new antibiotic for those infections that are currently resistant. This study will look at different doses of the medication and compare to placebo. The study will last for approximately 8-10 weeks. You will have a free medical screening to assess your suitability. You need to be a non smoker and generally of good health. Those successfully enrolled in the study receive $3290 for completion.

For more info call 1800 475 475

volunteers.4.trials@gsk.com The study is being run at the GSK Medicines Research Unit located at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. This study is recruiting in Sydney Only

GSK_689.indd 1

6/07/12 9:47 AM


registered nurses required in Australia Randstad Care is seeking qualiďŹ ed registered nurses for various positions in metropolitan and rural and remote areas across Australia. Full-time business sponsorship is available for international qualiďŹ ed nurses whom hold current Australian or New Zealand Nursing Registration. Work with Randstad Care and enjoy the beneďŹ ts of: t OBUJPOBMPQQPSUVOJUJFT t nFYJCMFBTTJHONFOUT t GVMMUJNFQPTJUJPOT t POHPJOHTVQQPSUGSPNPVS dedicated consultants Contact Randstad Care today.

Exciting oppportunity to earn $25.00 plus per hour Are you great at setting appointments over the phone? GREAT MEANSâ&#x20AC;Ś Â&#x2039;  Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039; Â&#x2039;

@V\HYLYLZ\S[MVJ\ZLKÂŻ^VYRH[WHJLHUKJHU  JVUZPZ[LU[S`TLL[OPNOS`HJOPL]HISL[HYNL[Z @V\OH]LHSPRLHISLWVZP[P]LH[[P[\KL @V\OH]LHJSLHYWSLHZHU[]VPJL^P[OWLYZVUHSP[` @V\HYLVYNHUPZLKÂŻ^VYROHYK [LUHJPV\Z >PUUPUNPZHWYPVYP[`^P[O`V\Âś\W[VOYZW^

Good!;OLUHOPNOS`YLZWLJ[LK9LNPZ[LYLK;YHPUPUN 6YNHUPZH[PVUPUHTVKLYU)V[HU`VÉ&#x2030;JL^HU[Z`V\ >LÂťSSTV[P]H[L`V\ÂŻZ\WWVY[`V\ÂŻYLT\ULYH[L`V\ 

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talkâ&#x20AC;Śbut donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay!

Australia: +61 7 4031 8755 E: nurses@randstad.com.au www.randstad.com.au

Training You Can TRUST

Ring Bill immediately on 02 8915 1798

Legal Temping Legal Secretaries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all areas of law Paralegals / litigation support Legal Receptionists With a reputation for quality assignments & provision of quality temp staff, we are regularly briefed on a wide variety of legal roles with law ďŹ rms & in-house departments. Enjoy working with our approachable temp consultant Samantha to secure both short and long term assignments, to suit your lifestyle.  18+ months relevant legal experience essential 60+ wpm typing speed and strong computer skills Receive your pay the same week you work Enjoy the variety and ďŹ&#x201A;exibility of temping. Contact us today to join our leading temp team!

Samantha Cox lawstaff.com.au 02 9235 3399 TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

AM

63


OZWORK

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

Law and order in Oz If good wages, sponsorship and long-term career prospects sound good to you, then working for a law firm could be just the ticket...

Okay, so you might be spending a while, a long while, cruising around Australia enjoying the good life. But that doesn’t mean your career has to suffer. Indeed, as long as you have the right skills and some experience, there are plenty of opportunities to be had in the Aussie economy to help beef up your travel fund and your CV at the same time. The legal sector is one such area with opportunities. The money on offer is good for funding your travels too. Legal secretaries can expect to earn $25-30/hour, while litigation support paralegals are looking at $24-$30/ hour plus superannuation. But are there actually any jobs at the moment, we hear you ask? Well, we put that question to Rosemary Galic, Law Staff’s senior consultant in Sydney. “We anticipate that opportunities for temporary staff and contractors will increase in February through to March,” she said. “Assignments that we are most likely to be briefed on are legal secretarial and 64

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

paralegal opportunities.” Law firms are looking for people who are flexible and free to move about, which is incidentally one of the best things about being a traveller. “Be flexible about the type of work you are prepared to do, the length of the assignments you are prepared to take on (whether long, very short or for an indefinite period) and the location in which you are prepared to work,” says Rosemary. “Also be ready to take on work at short notice as most temporary assignments come about with a very short lead time.” And just say you want to move about as you travel? We asked Kelly Tangney, from the Melbourne office of Law Staff Australia, if the qualifications varied from state to state. “Under the Mutual Recognition Act a person admitted to practise in one state of Australia will be able to practise in another,” she said. “The same applies to New Zealand admitted solicitors wishing to practise in Australia.” So, legal work in Oz? Looks like there are no objections! To find jobs, head to tntdownunder.com/jobs


HAVING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES? YOUR SOLUTION IS SOLVED!!! Come and earn BIG DOLLARS in Sydney’s Western Suburbs busiest Gentleman’s Club. All nationalities welcome,18+, training provided. Requirements: Friendly,well presented.Secure private car parking & accommodation provided. Only drug free to apply.

CLEOPATRAS GENTLEMANS CLUB Phone (02) 9609 6668 www.cleopatrasgentlemansclub.com.au cleopatrasmanagment@hotmail.com

Try us just once and you will not be disappointed! Call us now on

02 9212 1195 www.tiffanysgirls.com.au

Tiffany’s has Sydney’s largest selection of immaculately groomed, stunning girls who are specialists in the art of making a man feel totally at ease and relaxed. Easily found in a peaceful central location, spread over five large terraces, Tiffany’s boasts a number of beautifully appointed self-contained spas, double bedrooms and private waiting lounges.

Work with us:

˜Unlimited earning potential˜ Shifts to suit ˜ Full training provided ˜ Quality accommodation provided 99 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW

Looking for work? Tired of eating one minute noodles on a goon hangover? Look no further, TNT has jobs just for backpackers - ranging from fruit picking to bar work!

FRUIT PICKING SALES HOSPITALITY LAW NURSING ADULT SERVICES SKILLED LABOUR

MASSEUSES WANTED

work available... Œ+I[PXIQLLIQTa Œ .TM`QJTM[PQN\[ Œ.ZQMVLTaUIVIOMUMV\ Œ6WM`XMZQMVKMVMKM[[IZa Œ1UUMLQI\M[\IZ\ Œ+TW[M\W\ZIV[XWZ\ Œ6W[M` 8TMI[MKITT+I\PMZQVMWZ+PZQ[ !! !! 4WKI\MLQV,MM?Pa WV;aLVMa¼[6WZ\PMZV*MIKPM[

tntdownunder.com/jobs TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

65


TOTALLYTRIVIAL

follow us on

@tnt_downunder

WHO TO BLAME

AND THEIR ESSENTIAL FESTIVAL ACCESSORY EDITOR

ALEX HARMON

(T-shirt of band not playing)

STAFF WRITER HUGH RADOJEV

(Fluro hat)

CAITLIN STANWAY

(Sunnies)

AUSSIE RULES FESTIVAL QUIZFOOTBALL a) Sunday b) Wednesday c) Monday d) Thursday

DESIGN & PRODUCTION LISA FERRON

(Rabbit ears)

What year was the first Adelaide Q 2.Fringe Festival? a) 1888 c) 1960

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TOM WHEELER

(Hot pants)

Q

ACCOUNT MANAGER

JUSTIN STEINLAUF (Fluro hip flask)

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER TRISH BAILEY

(Dark sunnies)

WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK HUNG OUT WITH ALT-J AT THEIR SYDNEY GIG. THEY SURE LIKE THEIR PIZZA

66

TNTDOWNUNDER.COM

Which celebration precedes Lent in Q 8.Brazil? a) Carnival b) Feast of St Francis Assisi c) All Souls d) None of the above

Q 9. What distinctive sound is heard

Q 5. Who headlined the first Big Day Out back in 1992? a) The Clouds b) Bjork c) Violent Femmes d) The Cranberries

SUDOKU PUZZLE 5

9

2

3 4

2

7

3 7

9

6 8

WELCOMED THE SUN BACK TO SYDNEY. WE WANT SUMMER AND WE WANT IT NOW CHECKED OUT BONDI’S SCULPTURE BY THE SEA EXHIBITION ON OPENING DAY, THEN WENT TO THE MUMFORD AND SONS GIG. CAN YOU GET MORE HIPSTER THAN THAT?

a) Richard II b) Edward III c) Henry VIII d) James I

3. What does Oktoberfest celebrate? a) A royal birth b) End of the Napoleonic Wars c) Breakup of Prussia d) A marriage

Running of the Bulls take place? a) Granada b) Pamplona c) Valencia d) Barcelona

MIKE RAMSDEN

5

4 1

5

8 5

4

7

2

during Rosh Hashanah? a) Horse Hooves b) Ships Bells c) Blowing of a Ram’s Horn d) Nothing

AUSSIE-ISM “BUNG”

8

7

4

6. Which cheese is used for the annual Cheese Rolling in the UK? a) Double Gloucester b) Gouda c) Stilton d) Camembert

Guy Fawkes Day celebrates the Q 7.failed assassination of which monarch?

b) 1975 d) 1991

Q 4. In which Spanish city does the

SALES EXECUTIVE (Morris dancer outfit)

Q

On which day does Easter Q 1.traditionally fall?

ANSWERS: 1. a 2. c 3. d 4. b 5. c 6. a 7. d 8. a 9. c

INTERN

9

7 1

6

This old word has two meanings: 1. To put, chuck or throw something into a resting place i.e. “Just bung it over there mate” 2. If something is broken i.e. “The fridge has gone bung!”


Experience

SOUTH AUSTRALIA If you’ve climbed the bridge, circled the rock and snorkelled the reef... it’s time to do the stuff that other people are only just beginning to discover… diving with Great White Sharks, swimming with sea lions and dolphins, getting up close and personal with wildlife on Kangaroo Island or camping under the stars in the amazing Flinders Ranges.

SOU AUST TH RALIA

Adela

ide

If you want to get away from the crowds for an authentic Australian experience it’s time to come to South Australia.

southaustralia.com


AirlieBeach.com

The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre

â&#x20AC;&#x153;THREE OF THE BESTâ&#x20AC;? Iceberg - Blizzard - On Ice 2 days/1 night & 2days/2nights ͝ůůsÄ&#x17E;Ć?Ć?Ä&#x17E;ĹŻĆ?Ĺ?ĹśÇ&#x2020;Ä?Ä&#x17E;ĹŻĹŻÄ&#x17E;ĹśĆ&#x161;ŽŜÄ&#x161;Ĺ?Ć&#x;ŽŜ ÍťSmall groups of 10 to 12 guests ÍťTrue Sailing on Real Sailing Boats ÍťÄ&#x17E;Ć?Ć&#x161;>Ĺ˝Ä?Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x;ŽŜĆ?Í&#x2DC;Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;Ä&#x201A;ĹŻÍ&#x2022;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;Ä?Ĺ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ć? Bushwalking Íť&Ć&#x152;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x17E;tÄ&#x201A;Ć&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ć?Ć&#x2030;Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;Ć&#x161;Ć?Í&#x2022; ^Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;^Ä?ŽŽĆ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ć?Í&#x2022;<Ä&#x201A;Ç&#x2021;Ä&#x201A;ĹŹĹ?ĹśĹ? ÍťPrivate Ensuite Cabins available

SSEAKAYAKING EA Kayak over the fringing coral reefs & explore tropical islands. For beginners to experienced we provide all snorkell gear inc fruit & cheese platter.

Ҩ!

á&#x2014;Šá&#x2019;žÔ&#x2DC;ŕŚ&#x17D;ͧ á&#x2014;Š á&#x2019;žÔ&#x2DC;ŕŚ&#x17D; !!â&#x20AC;ŤŮŽâ&#x20AC;Źá&#x2014;ť á?ˇá&#x161;&#x161;ŕ˛&#x201A;ŃżĘ&#x161;

Ń&#x2022;ࡾá&#x2014;ťĘ&#x201D;ÔťŇ&#x161;ŕ°&#x2DC;૧ᢡĘ&#x201D;ᣯᣭ֥ŕľ? Őşâ&#x20AC;Ť×Żâ&#x20AC;ŹÓĽÓĽĘ&#x201D;á˘&#x;ौŕą&#x17E;â&#x20AC;ŤÜ?â&#x20AC;ŹĐŤŕŽŚŕąśŕ­&#x2030;Ń&#x2022;ࡾá&#x2014;ťŕˇ&#x2C6;ভ࠱ЫŕĽ&#x201E;

Ń­ŇŽá&#x201E;˝ŕ˝ĄĘ&#x161;info@airliebeach.com

CCRUISE WHITSUNDAYS AYYS EExperience Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most innovative and spacious reef pontoon located at Knuckle Reef. Knuckle Reef Pontoon features Queenslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most spectacular underwater viewing chamber and is the only reef pontoon in Australia with a giant waterslide. Student and Backpacker Discounts available.

&HQWUDO5HVHUYDWLRQ&HQWUH )UHHFDOOZZZDLUOLHEHDFKFRP

HBTRAVEL_704wrkfile.indd 1

16/10/12 11:59 AM


TNT Australia 704