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20 Quirky Facts about Australia

When locals or tourists think of Australia, they picture sandy beaches, lifeguards, picturesque landscape, fascinating wildlife, creepy crawlies, the amazing cities and most importantly Vegemite and Tim Tams but here are some quirky facts that may intrigue ...

Posted By chantelle
18th March 2014
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 7927
More Happy Feet Arrive at Sea World!

More Happy Feet Arrive at Sea World!

Sea World is experiencing its best year ever for its Gentoo Penguin breeding program with four new chicks for its Penguin Encounter exhibit and another nine still incubating. Sea World Senior Penguin Keeper Katrina Krygger said the 2013 breeding season is a step up on the 2012 ...

Posted By mick
13th November 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 5245
Fright Nights at Movie World

Experience the Most Terrifying Night of Your Life at Warner Bros. Movie World's Fright Nights 2013!

This year’s Fright Nights at Movie World is set to be the scariest yet with the first of seven events starting tomorrow. Guests are invited to experience Movie World’s dark side as an evil presence is cast over the park and the dead, the demons and psychopathic maniacs ...

Posted By mick
4th October 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 61339 | Comments : 3
Charlie.

Wheelchair donation to change four-year-old Charlie's life

A Thursday Island toddler with spina bifida is set to have his life changed for the better thanks to the donation of a specially-designed wheelchair. Charlie Kris, 4, who also has hydrocephalus ('water on the brain'), will receive the wheelchair from the Just4Kids Children’s ...

Posted By mick
4th July 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 4078
Sleeping Rough to raise funds for Homeless

From homelessness to CEO: a profile of a CEO Sleepout participant

A formerly homeless man who became CEO is now giving back to help the homeless.Gary Poole, who owns an award-winning accommodation, The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa on Mt Tamborine in Queensland's Gold Coast hinterland, is one of the many CEOs participating in St Vincent de ...

Posted By mick
16th May 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 7480
A Baby Dolphin for Sea World

A Baby Dolphin for Sea World!

Sea World is celebrating the arrival of the newest member of the Sea World family – a beautiful female baby dolphin, weighing 15 kilograms and measuring 95cm in length. The calf’s proud parents are mum Sunnie and dad Kiama, who are both first time parents at ten ...

Posted By mick
8th February 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 7426 | Comments : 1
Geelong Highland Gathering

Geelong Gathering adds Scottish concert in 2013

Geelong’s new-look Highland Gathering will add a major Scottish folk music concert to its growing list of attractions when it moves to Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus, on the first weekend in March next year. The concert will be from 7.30pm at the KD Stewart ...

Posted By mick
26th January 2013
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 13420 | Comments : 1
The Winning Photograph

Best Australian Photo

We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who entered our latest photo competition! The winner was drawn today and the prize goes to Kerensa who took her stunning sunrise photo at Buchanan in New South Wales. Kerensa's photo - titled simply ‘Sunrise’ received ...

Posted By mick
2nd August 2012
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 5551
Rundle Street, Adelaide

South Australia Illustrated

The Art Gallery of South Australia brings the state’s remarkable history to life with South Australia Illustrated: colonial painting in the Land of Promise, from 2 June to 5 August 2012. A survey of the development of painting in South Australia from the commencement of ...

Posted By mick
16th May 2012
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 7954
SkyPoint Climb

Skypoint Climb Gold Coast

SkyPoint Climb, Australia’s highest external building walk, is the newest adventure experience on the Gold Coast taking climbers on a guided journey reaching 270 metres into the sky atop the iconic Q1 resort building. The awe-inspiring open air adventure, SkyPoint Climb ...

Posted By mick
11th April 2012
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 5478 | Comments : 2
MIllion Paws Walk

Million Paws Walk

Join in the fun at RSPCA Qld’s biggest fundraising event of the year - Million Paws Walk! We need your help to raise vital funds to assist in caring for more than 18,000 dogs that our Animal Care Centres receive each year. These dogs are not as fortunate as your much ...

Posted By mick
28th March 2012
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 6666 | Comments : 1
The Wiggles 2012

Dreamworld Welcomes the Wiggles for Live Shows

Dreamworld, home of Wiggles World, is excited to announce The Wiggles and their friends will be visiting Australia’s biggest theme park to perform live on Saturday 10 March, 2012. Gates will open to the theme park extra early from 9am to ensure that Wiggly fans can get ...

Posted By mick
17th February 2012
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 10829
2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art From an explosive light installation that clocks births, deaths and dying stars in real time to a full body cast that mimics the aging process by slumping, sagging and wrinkling in front of your eyes, the 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian ...

Posted By mick
4th February 2012
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 15414 | Comments : 1
Allegoria Sacra

Spectacular New Video Work makes its Australian Premiere

Spectacular New Video Work makes its Australian Premiere at Art Gallery of South Australia Allegoria Sacra, the monumental new video work by celebrated international collective AES+F, will screen for the first time in Australia as part of the Adelaide Fringe, on Friday 24 February ...

Posted By mick
4th February 2012
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 4013
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at Warner Bros. Movie World!

2012 Year of the DragonCelebrate Chinese New Year at Warner Bros. Movie World.As the Year of the Rabbit ends... in comes the Dragon!!Warner Bros. Movie World is proud to present a special dragon dance show to greet all guests for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. The special ...

Posted By mick
19th January 2012
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 8987 | Comments : 4
Melancholia

Travelling Film Festival Returns to the Territory

The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; first stop for 2012 is the Northern Territory, screening in Alice Springs 17-20 February at the Araluen Arts Centre. With nine features and three shorts, from seven different countries, it’s the best excuse to visit an ...

Posted By mick
18th January 2012
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 4111
Adria Gold Coast Sales Facility

Caravan Sales increase as Families Choose Healthy Outdoor Holidays

R.V. Asia Pacific, sole importers of world-leading Adria Caravans from Europe, have enjoyed a modest increase of 12% in sales throughout the Australian market over the past 12 months. General Manager, Chris Swann, said there has been a marked trend of caravan buyers wishing ...

Posted By mick
10th January 2012
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 12048
A Day On The Track

A Day On The Track

‘A Day On The Track’ is one of the premier car and bike events on the calendar to be held in Melbourne’s West. We celebrated its 1st year of operation in 2011, at the events home, Tabcorp Park. We are happy to announce that the event will be returning to ...

Posted By mick
12th December 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 8848
Moonshadow V

Moonshadow Cruises wins at the NSW tourism industry awards

Celebrations all round, as Moonshadow Cruises proudly accepted the top award for Major Tour and Transport Operator last night (17th November) at the NSW Tourism Awards held in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Janene Rees, Sales and Business Development Manager at ...

Posted By mick
23rd November 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 10945 | Comments : 2
Habitat HQ

Habitat HQ's Second Victorian Crown

Habitat HQ was crowned best Victorian "Backpacker Accommodation" at the RACV 2011 Victorian Tourism Awards gala dinner held at Crown Casino last night. Winning for a second consecutive year, the judges again recognised Habitat HQ's innovative tourism offering awarding Habitat ...

Posted By mick
15th November 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 7168
Paradise Jet Boating

Paradise Jet Boating 2011 QLD Tourism Awards Finalists

Tony and Zoe are excited to announce that Paradise Jet Boating were awarded category finalists for both "Adventure Tourism" and "Tour and/or Transport Operators" at the Queensland Tourism Awards, held in Brisbane on Friday 4th November 2011. "The 2010-2011 financial year has ...

Posted By mick
10th November 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 4987
Fantasea

Fantasea, Queensland, Tourism Award Winners

For the second year in a row Fantasea have taken home the Best Major Tour and / or Transport Operator at the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards! This is Fantasea's fourth tourism award for the year having being recognised nationally at the Qantas Tourism Awards in March with the ...

Posted By mick
9th November 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 3353
Jon Muir

Afternoon Tea with Legend of Adventure Jon Muir

After the huge success of afternoon tea in Madrid, Philadelphia, London and Edinburgh already this year, the next teatime foray held by UK based "The Adventurists" ventures even further afield to Sydney, Australia. Guests attending this event will have the pleasure of meeting ...

Posted By fleur
9th November 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 8480 | Comments : 2
The Golden Backpacks Winner

Habitat HQ's Gold Streak

Habitat HQ has been recognized with another industry award, continuing its winning streak and adding another "gold" to its tally in 2011. Habitat HQ were awarded their second consecutive Golden Backpack Award for "Best Backpacker in Victoria 2011" at the Golden Backpack Awards ...

Posted By mick
3rd November 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 6720
Cruise Whitsundays

Tourism Award wins for Cruise Whitsundays

Cruise Whitsunday's 7th Birthday week was capped off in style when they took out two major awards at the annual Whitsundays Tourism Awards. The company was the recipient of the "Major Tour & Transport Operator" award and the "Major Attractions" award for its Knuckle Reef pontoon ...

Posted By mick
19th October 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 4752
The Zoe Girdlestone Memorial

Queensland Late Model Racers make a wish for Zoe Girdlestone

Queensland Late Model Racers make a wish for Zoe Girdlestone Zoe Girdlestone passed away in 2009. She was only 19 at the time. Zoe was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease, with no cure. Despite the day to day battle of living with cystic fibrosis, Zoe remained as positive ...

Posted By mick
10th October 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 5807 | Comments : 3
Ute of the Year at Deni Ute Muster 2011

2011 Deni Ute Muster Defies the Elements

Rain couldn't dampen the annual celebrations of all things Australian and the icon of the ute at the Deniliquin Ute Muster on September 30 and October 1. Rain in the two days leading up to the event, and for the two days of the event, didn't deter more than 18,000 people donning ...

Posted By mick
3rd October 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 42629 | Comments : 3
SkyPoint Climb Announcement

Ardent Leisure Announces Skypoint Climb

Construction commences on the Gold Coast's New Tourism Attraction Queensland Premier Anna Bligh joined Ardent Leisure Chief Executive Officer, Greg Shaw and SkyPoint General Manager, Andrew Sharry today, Monday 26 September, to announce the Gold Coast's most anticipated new ...

Posted By mick
27th September 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 8807
Eskimo Joe

Eskimo Joe says Bring on the Deni Ute Muster!

Aussie rock band Eskimo Joe are counting the days until they hit the Deni Ute Muster stage on Saturday, October 1, preparing for a huge performance to a big crowd. "Any time you cross cars with rock'n roll it's always out of control," Eskimo Joe guitarist, Stu MacLeod said. "We've ...

Posted By mick
13th September 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 27267
Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro to sign new album at Deni Ute Muster

Suzi Quatro fans at this year's Deniliquin Ute Muster and Play on the Plains Festival will be treated to a rare opportunity to get the Queen of Rock's signature. Headlining the Friday night concert at this year's Festival on September 30, Festival organisers have received confirmation ...

Posted By mick
9th September 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 31976
Ute Muster

Author Launches Book at Ute Muster

One of Australia's best-selling female writers, Rachael Treasure, will return to the Deni Ute Muster to launch her latest book, The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare. The Deni Ute Muster will be the first time the public get to have a look at the author's newest book, which will ...

Posted By mick
7th September 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 24896
Blue Singlet Count

Australia's Rarest Ute on Show

The Deniliquin Ute Muster's Ute Exhibition Centre is the place to find Australia‟s and arguably the world‟s rarest ute. When created, only 6 Zeta Utility vehicles were made by the Lightburn company â€" which was more noted for its production of washing machines, ...

Posted By mick
6th September 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 15715
Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

This was the Gold Coast Shows 105th year. The show had all kinds of family entertainment and various competitions along with the usually popular Show Bags, Face Painting, Fair Rides and side shows and so many other activities. For animal lovers it certainly offered plenty of ...

Posted By mick
5th September 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 6700
Mater Little Miracles

Supporting the Mater Foundation

Australian Explorer supports and sponsors a number of different charities located all over Australia. One of them is the Mater Foundation in Queensland. The Mater Foundation has mater hospitals in Brisbane that care for ill babies and children. Each year, 2000 premature and ...

Posted By chantelle
3rd August 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 5240 | Comments : 4
Cape York Safari

An Adventure Holiday with a Difference

Take part in something adventurous while raising money for a great Charity this upcoming July in 2012. Join the Just4Kids Motortrail for a 15 day Cape York safari from Cardwell to Cooktown. You will enjoy the adventure, the fun, the experience and the fact that you are also helping ...

Posted By mick
3rd August 2011
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 7798 | Comments : 3

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