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Spotlight on Airlie Beach, QLD: From Airlie Beach Music Festival to the Great Barrier Reef

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After spending just three days at the increasingly popular holiday destination of Airlie beach, it became abundantly clear that the area has a terrific range of activities, cafes and restaurants on offer. From the incredible live music being played across a range of venues for the Airlie Beach Music Festival, to the spectacular experience of heading out to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and diving – this is anything but a sleepy beach town.

Hotel Review: One Bedroom Sunset Apartment at The Point Resort (Bargara, Queensland)

The Point Resort sits beside a beautiful coast and town in Bargara, Queensland. But is location the only thing this resort has going for it? Lachlan brings us this review.

Seven "Embassies of Thought" to anchor the 20th Biennale of Sydney in 2016


Existing work by Mella Jaarsma "The Pecking Order"

In what looks like one of the most expansive and ambitious arts-focused events Sydney has seen to date, Biennale of Sydney will be transforming the city once again from March 2017. Renowned chief curator of London’s Hayward Gallery, Stephanie Rosenthal has come on board to serve as Artistic Director of this landmark year in what has become one of the most anticipated, adored, and inspiring bi-annual events in Sydney.

We chat to Portland, Oregon's bike making extraordinaire Joseph Ahearne about his love for bikes and travel

We recently caught up with bike making extraordinaire, Joseph Ahearne, in Portland to discuss his love for bicycles, his favourite bicycle festivals, and all the places his bikes have taken him.

the AU interview: Robert Sheehan talks about playing Richard III in "The Wars Of The Roses" and ideal Game of Thrones deaths

Irish actor Robert Sheehan (pictured in the middle above) - best known for his work in the first two seasons of the series Misfits is currently appearing on stage is London as Richard III in Shakespeare's The Wars of the Roses trilogy. While they were still in dress rehearsals, I caught up with the talented actor to talk about the demanding role.

Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Bundaberg Rum Tour and Tasting

As part of our weekend up north for The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, we got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery as well as tastings of their new release the Master Distillers Collection Black Barrel – Distilled 2005 as well many other internationally award-winning top shelf rums Bundaberg Rum is now making.

AUSSIES ABROAD: Courtney Barnett, The Babe Rainbow, Fraser A. Gorman, Gordi, Harts and Ngaiire head to the US, Europe and beyond!

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we bring you the latest instalment of Aussies Abroad. This week we've got Courtney Barnett taking on the US and Europe, while The Babe Rainbow, Fraser A. Gorman, NGAIIRE, Gordi, Harts head to NY and beyond! Click through for tour dates...

Aussies Abroad: Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine in North America, Haitus Kaiyote with Remi in the UK and Northlane... everywhere.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Australian artists touring internationally, we bring you the latest instalment of Aussies Abroad. This week, Xavier Rudd, Strange Talk and Alpine are taking over North America, Haitus Kaiyote is touring with Remi in the UK and Northlane are... everywhere:

Hotel Review: King Studio Loft at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade (Darwin, NT)

The DoubleTree by Hilton on Darwin's Esplanade offers excellent views of the ocean, is located brilliantly behind the city's main drag of Mitchell Street and offers travellers a great stay, regardless of whether you're in Darwin on holiday or business. Offering a range of guest rooms and suites to suit the trip, the hotel was once the old Holiday Inn (for those of you who know Darwin) and as the DoubleTree brand continues to expand within the Hilton's already well-established reputation, their move into the Northern Territory has proven to be a clever one indeed.

A Skeptic Abroad: 5 Reasons to Travel by Busabout (and 5 reasons to think twice)

NB: I am not paid or endorsed by Busabout in any way. These are my own opinions and thoughts and, at time of writing, I am not making any financial benefit from writing this article. These are also my own experiences, and experiences of people I have met on the Busabout travels.

The Getaway Plan Announce A Whole Heap Of New Shows & Album Release Date!

You're probably already aware that The Getaway Plan are touring all the major hotspots at the end of this month to get us all hyped for their upcoming album, but they've just announced a string of smaller-scale shows slated to begin in September. The tour, which is presumably in support of new album Dark Horse - to be released July 3 - will be including all those places on the East Coast that don't always get their share of the live show action - Towoomba, Gosford, Newcastle.

Event Review: Contiki launches #Noregrets at Mojo by Luke Mangan (30.08.13)

Contiki is asking the world one question: if you could spend one day living with no reservations, no limits, no regrets what would you do? Luke Magnan's Mojo in Sydney was the venue for a special launch event for this special new campaign entitled #NOREGRETS. We were treated to a performance from Sydney DJ Tenzin, while skateboarders entertained the crowd and Caspian painted skate decks. The night also premiered the #NOREGRETS film - the first of a trilogy.

Tour Diaries: sleepmakeswaves in Europe - Part One

Hello. We are sleepmakeswaves. We make instrumental rock music. Some people call it ‘post-rock’, we prefer to call it ‘love songs about delay pedals’. We are embarking on a tour of Europe with a band called 65daysofstatic. They sound kinda like us, but are slightly older, probably a little better and British. It will be the biggest, and hopefully the best, tour we have ever done to date.

Sleeping With the AU: Hotel Ibis, Therry Street (Melbourne)

When planning a trip to Melbourne, we all know to expect to come home with a lot less money than we started with. With all the shops, food and museums you’re lucky to come back only having spent way over budget. The good news is, you don’t have to spend too much on accommodation while you’re there.