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Australia Trips - Australian Resorts Hotel Accommodation, Tourist Information, Travel Guide, Holidays and Tours
Australia is a commonwealth country located in the southern hemisphere. In Australia, you 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 gums that are equipped with all kinds of expensive exercise machines.
The motels are smaller hotel that are used to accommodate travelers 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.
National Trust Heritage Festival
(April - May 2013, all across Australia)
The National Trust Heritage Festival is dedicated to everything which is Australian. This year’s theme is "Community Milestones" and in 2013 the festival celebrates thirtieth-second 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.com.au/heritagefestival
Reef and Rainforest Carnivale
(17 - 26 May 2013, 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. This year’s theme of the carnival is “A Taste of Paradise”.
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.
St Kilda Film Festival
(23 May - 1 June 2013, 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 2013, St Kilda celebrates its twenty-third 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 in Melbourne. More detailed information and programme for this year is available on the official St Kilda Film Festival website.
Finke Desert Race
(8 - 10 June 2013 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
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
We will continue our regular reports with the Australian ski season 2013.
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