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Australia Trips - Australian Resorts Hotel Accommodation, Tourist Information, Travel Guide, Holidays and Tours
Australia is a country well known for its hospitality. In Australia, one will find a wide variety of accommodations including hotels, inns, boutique hotels, resorts, and serviced apartment. There are thousands of apartment hotels located across different states in Australia. It is cost effective for small group travelers that want to stay for a few days in a place. The apartment hotels contain multiple rooms, just like the residential apartments. It has a furnished kitchenette, dining room and living room. The apartment hotels can be serviced or non serviced. Non serviced apartment hotels are cheaper. Most of the hotels are equipped with swimming pools and gyms. Larger hotels usually have larger gyms that are equipped with all kinds of expensive exercise machines.
The motels are smaller hotel that are used to accommodate travellers that have lower budget. The room of the motels is equipped with private showers, television and fridge. Most of the motels offer in room breakfast menus. Larger motels include an onsite restaurant where customers can dine at.
Many tourists come to Australia to get sunburn at the beach. If you want to bask under the sun, you can stay at the hotel that is located near the beach. Bondi is the most popular beach in Sydney, Australia. Coogee beach in Sydney offers a much better value. Hotels that are situated near the Coogee beach is cheaper because it is further away from the coast.
Gladstone Harbour Festival 2015
(Easter 2015, Gladstone, Australia)
Initially carried out in 1963, the Gladstone Harbour Festival is now much bigger and growing and more interesting every year. The coastal town citizens and visitors have to choose from a great variety of events, including many carnivals, yacht races, kids' shows, an annual festival of pots and many others. The Gladstone Harbour Festival is now one of the biggest community festivals in the state of Queensland, attracting some seventy thousand visitors each year. This year is the 53rd fest.
Thredbo Jazz Festival 2015
(1 - 3 May 2015, Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia)
The Australian winter resort of Thredbo in the majestic mountains of NSW is the host of the yearly Thredbo Jazz Festival. The Fest attracts some of the best jazz artists who play in various nightclubs, bars, restaurants and also outdoor venues of the popular ski resort.
Due to the resort's size, all venues are within walking distance of each other, so visitors will not have any difficulties to reach multiple performances. The festival weekend pass also feature Kosciuszko Express Chairlift rides without any limitation for those travellers who would like to enjoy some impressive views.
The full programme of the Thredbo Jazz Festival 2015 as well as further information about the event can be found at the official site of the fest.
Find more information and hotel accommodation in Threbdo at http://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Nsw/Thredbo-Resort-New-South-Wales/Skiing-Holidays-Hotels.html
Reef and Rainforest Carnivale 2015
(May 2015, Mossman, Port Douglas, Australia)
The start of the tourist season in Port Douglas this year is celebrated with the Reef and Rainforest Carnival. This event was first established in 1993 and from only a number of stalls it has turned into a huge variety of available activities. You can participate in different sports, parades and many more along with 50 000 more people.
The carnival will be in Port Douglas for 10 days with competitions in various games, fishing, fashion shows, lots of food and interesting cabaret nights.
Most of the events during the carnival take place in Port Douglas, but the Mossman Rodeo and Bowls Carnival are held in the nearby town of Mossman.
National Trust Heritage Festival 2015
(11 April - 26 May 2015, all across Australia)
The National Trust Heritage Festival is dedicated to everything which is Australian. This year’s theme is "Journeys" and in 2015 the festival celebrates thirtieth-four year. Heritage Award, supported by Energy Australia, will be given to the most important community and conservation projects. The events are carried out in different places and feature community activities, tours, art displays, walks, talks, concerts, open days, photographic and historical exhibitions in various venues and fairs. To find out more about the event, visit the website of the National Trust of Australia - http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/Heritage-Festival
St Kilda Film Festival 2015
(21 - 30 May 2015, Saint Kilda Port Phillip Bay, Australia)
This popular event, carried out on Port Phillip Bay, south of Melbourne is the longest running festival of short films in Australia. In 2015, St Kilda celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday.
The event features a number of filmmaking presentations and forums for the industry professionals. An emphasis is put on the live performances, as well as on the newest technology fusions.
With prize of A $40000 across all categories, the competitors at St Kilda are well encouraged. The annual entries are several hundred, from which around 100 are shown in contest. Since ‘02 there is also an emphasis on the music video - "sound-KILDA", which has now become usual part of the festival.
The opening gala night is carried out at the impressive Palais Theater and also includes The Astor Theatre, The Forum Hall, and St. Kilda Town Hall. More detailed information and programme for this year is available on the official St Kilda Film Festival website.
Moreton Bay Family Fishing Challenge 2015
(5 - 8 June 2015 Redland Bay, Australia)
Carried on during the Queen’s Official Birthday Weekend, the Moreton Bay and Offshore Family Fishing Challenge is popular annual fishing contest open to all ages and a funny family day out. After the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in ‘02 this event became bigger and bigger, now with a total prize of nearly A$ 100000 and offering prizes of up to A$ 1000 in 5 main categories (whiting, pelagic, snapper, pearl peach, bream) and with smaller prizes for the rest of the categories. Apart from the fishing areas of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, the competitors can also fish in the rivers and waterways leaking into Moreton Bay, from Caloundra to the Nerang River, as well as all the water area between these points.
The fishing rivalry is pretty popular, recognized as one of the largest fishing events on the Australian East Coast. Those who want to participate in the fishing competition have to register in Redland Bay before the official opening on the first evening.
Finke Desert Race 2015
(6 - 8 June 2015 Alice Springs, Australia)
Initially carried out in ‘76 and now called the Tattersall’s Finke Desert Race, this contest is one of the largest yearly sport events held in Alice Springs and one of the most interesting off-road races in the Southern Hemisphere. The race start from Alice Springs to Aputula (Finke) and back again is roughly two-hundred and forty kilometers each way and is open to motorcycles, quads, as well as other vehicles designed for hard off-road conditions. Imagine plenty at stake, especially in the form of pride, great machines and clouds of dust and you are on the right track. There are usually over six hundred cars and bikes competing here. On the Friday, all the vehicles are put on display in the Blatherskite Park Showgrounds to be investigated by race officials, but also by spectators and fellow rivals. This popular event attracts 10 - 15 000 spectators each year. More information can be obtained from the official website of the event - www.finkedesertrace.com.au
Boulia Desert Sands - Camel Racing 2015
(July 2015, Racecourse & Rodeo Grounds)
The Boulia Desert Sands Camel Racing, carried out annually at the Racecourse and Rodeo Grounds in Boulia is must see event for a many Australians and includes 3 nights and 2 days filled with camel races and other entertainment. The most interesting parts of the race are the Quarter-Mile Flyer and the Camel Cup.
The event begins on the Friday night with a twilight race, steer ride, and then there is a music concert.
On Saturday are the qualifications for the big races followed by another highlight of the event - the novelty camel-tagging, which is always fun. In the afternoon visitors will be able to enjoy the Ute Muster, tug-of-war contests and children entertainments. The day ends with more music and a great firework display.
On the last day are the racing finals - the 2 main races are followed by final speeches and prize presentations, then in the evening food and drinks are served. The camel racing weekend also features market stalls, various kids' amusements, camel rides and more to keep the visitors happy.
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Concerts in the Caves
(Jenolan Caves /various dates/, New South Wales, Australia)
Every year you have a great chance to visit an amazing classical music concert in New South Wales. It is held in the Cathedral Chamber of the magnificent Jenolan Caves. Such a concert can be visited every third and last Saturday of each month.
The third Saturday is reserved for George Mertens who plays the cello. He is giving these concerts for ten years and has learned to play the most suitable things for the acoustics of the chamber.
The final Saturdays are again for Mertens, but this time he plays the guitar and his partner is Gustaw Szelski who plays the violin. Together they form the great Paganini Duo and they play different lively tunes from Hungary, Romania, Russia and Spain.
As you might guess the Cathedral Chamber is an ideal place for concerts - it has pure acoustics advanced by the limestone formations. The concert and the tour of the Lucas Caves last about two hours and you should not forget bringing warm clothes.
(May - December (annual), Karnak Playhouse, Mossman, Australia)
The Karnak Playhouse is an amazing open-air amphitheater, next to the magnificent Daintree National Park. The park is actually an ancient rainforest, which is a great setting for various theatrical productions. Located amongst the rainforest, the incredible sounds of the jungle at night make a unique theatre atmosphere.
Maybe the most popular show is “Lasers in the Jungle”, where laser images, mixed with live performances, create an incredible visual spectacle. Visitors are taken on an impressive journey to the beginning of time, where ancient fauna and flora loom out, along with shapes and faces. The spectacle is modified and refined every year, so it includes various aspects of this area’s history.
Australian Ski Resorts Snow Levels Reports and Skiing Conditions. Australia Ski Holidays and Trips 2015.
(Last Updated 2014)
The ski season 2014 in Australia has ended. We will continue our regular reports with the winter season of 2015.
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