Thursday, July 23, 2015

Australian Stories - 23 July 2015

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  48 hours exploring The Great Eastern Drive Tasmania
Spend 48 hours exploring The Great Eastern Drive Tasmania on a scenic road trip that takes in some of the state’s iconic natural wonders. Easily accessible from both Hobart and Launceston via a short drive, the Great Eastern Drive is where you will discover some of Tasmania’s most beautiful spots including the picturesque Bay of Fires and the famous Wineglass Bay. You’ll also find charming coastal towns along the way and a number of great places to taste some of the delicious produce and wine that Tasmania is renowned for. Find out more on
  Queen’s Wharf Brisbane announcement
Echo Entertainment Group has partnered with Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTF) and Far East Consortium (Australia) Pty Limited to form a joint venture for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Project. The project will include an iconic world-class integrated resort and new entertainment precinct which are connected to South Bank and adjacent to the CBD and riverfront. It will feature more than 1,100 premium hotel rooms, a spectacular feature Sky Deck, 50 restaurants and bars, world class gaming facilities and three major event spaces with capacity for up to 60,000 people. The project will commence construction in 2017.
  Indigenous Wildlife Journey at Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary has launched a tour that connects Indigenous culture with Australia’s wildlife. Visitors are welcomed onto Wurundjeri Country by a passionate, knowledgeable Indigenous Ranger and then explore the Sanctuary together on a guided walking tour. Guests will discover and taste bush tucker plants and hear Dreaming Stories, handed down through generations, of how people and animals were created. Most of all, they will feel spiritually enriched by stories of a people, place and culture more than 40,000 years old.
  Tastings on Hastings
Port Macquarie’s Tastings on Hastings will take place from 6 to 8 November 2015 with celebrity chef Matt Moran joining the celebrations. Themed 'Fire, Water, Harvest', the food festival will include the inaugural Fire Water Festival, celebrity chef dinners, cooking demonstrations and master classes. The festival's feature event will be held on Sunday 8 November and will provide visitors with the opportunity to sample new products, meet producers, share tasting plates, shop for local produce and enjoy the entertainment on the Town Green.
  Coral Expeditions in Tasmania
Coral Expeditions will expand its expedition cruise program to Tasmania from this summer. The first of 16 departures embarks on 16 November 2015 and the season will run until February 2016. A highlight of the seven-night itinerary from Hobart will be two days exploring the pristine Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour with Coral Expeditions’ Parks and Wildlife Ranger. Passengers can look forward to an active adventure, with kayaking opportunities and expert-guided bushwalks in five national parks and two World Heritages Areas.
  Discover Haggerstone Island
On, find out more about a one-of-a-kind island experience located 600 kilometres north of Cairns. Haggerstone Island is a unique hideaway based in one of the world’s greatest marine wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. The all-inclusive island resort is self-described as ‘rustic luxury’ and is accessible only by chartered aircraft and a boat ride or by seaplane. Haggerstone Island is self-sustainable and offers aquatic adventures on their very own vessels.

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