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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.
Australian Ski Resorts Snow Levels Reports and Skiing Conditions 2014. Australia Ski Holidays and Trips.
(Last Updated 30th August 2014)
The ski season in Australia is now on at full speed and the fantastic conditions are on offer despite the recent warm and sunny weather. However, the winds caused some resorts to reduce the lift service. All the resorts we report on are open, including Perisher Blue (154 cm; 46 lifts running), Falls Creek (140 cm; 11 lifts open), Thredbo (158 cm), Mount Buller (85 cm; 5 lifts in operation), Selwyn Snowfields (85 cm), Mount Baw Baw (30 - 66 cm) and Mount Hotham (143 cm). Good off-piste skiing is available at the latter, although one will find great conditions at all of them. Artificial snow from the cannons is also being made. Ben Lomond (7 cm) was open for skiing and boarding last week, but they had to close for some time until the conditions improve a bit. Mostly cloudy skies are predicted next few days with a chance of some fresh powder to fall.
Royal Adelaide Show 2014
(5 - 14 September 2014, Adelaide Showground, Australia)
The Royal Adelaide Show is probably the most famous event in South Australia. By going there you will have the chance to see all sorts of things - from carnivals and craft exhibits to cookery and champion livestock. A big part of the population of the state goes to the event, held in the Adelaide Showground. The highlight of the festival is the grand parade during which champion livestock is exhibited. Other interesting activities include dance, gymnastic displays, motorbike stunts, pig racing, fireworks and much more.
If you are a cookery fan you can participate in avocado tastings, cake decorating or chocolate making. Or simply enjoy the delicious food and a cup of tea in the Country Women's Association café.
There you can also visit the biggest theme park in South Australia, open during the festival. There are nearly 30 rides you can get on, including the Gravitron, the Pirate Ship, the Zipper, the Enterprise and the Rainbow. There is also the Scorpion - the fastest ride on the whole continent.
Brisbane Festival 2014
(6 - 27 September 2014 Brisbane, Australia)
From this year, the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane River Fest are united in one grand event which will continue for three weeks. Both were popular international events, held on the banks of the river, which commemorates Australia’s River City, and since they joined from 2009 event more interest is expected. The area of the river become alive with the crowd, live music and exhibitions of arts and crafts, various food and drinks and of course the great view from the rocking deck of a boat on the water.
The 3 weeks of the festival feature the famous River fire - Queensland’s largest and best pyrotechnic shown and a fest’s highlight. One can also enjoy the Great Brisbane Duck Race, regattas, strolls, great live concerts, some new events and much more, like the River feast and the International River symposium.
Floriade - Australia's Celebration of Spring 2014
(13 September - 12 October 2014 Commonwealth Park, Canberra)
The Floriade festival is an event coming from the Dutch. It represents a celebration of the Spring and is held annually in Canberra. Every year before the festival various beautiful flowers are planted on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park. In 2013 the theme of the event is Beautiful Innovation. Perhaps there will be Ularu made of flowers and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Except from the gorgeous flower-works there are many other activities and children’s events. Browse our hotels in Canberra for accommodation during the event.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2014
(21 September 2014, Sydney, Australia)
This yearly marathon in one of the most popular cities of Australia gather about 13 000 contestants and even more spectators. The route of the running competition goes all around the main attractions of Sydney. Except for the full marathon, there is another, half its length. The Sunday Telegraph 10K Bridge Run will lead you through the Harbour Bridge and the Sunday Telegraph Family Fun Run is only nearly 4 kilometers long.
There are many places from where the onlookers may get a clear view of the runners. Browse our selection of hotels in Sydney for some great accommodation during the Festival.
Melbourne Fringe 2014
(17 September - 5 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia)
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is three-week event, which gathers all forms of modern art. On numerous places around the city, one can see different types of art in all its forms – from theatre and music to movies, digital art and even circus. The performances take place on various locations like bars and clubs. The most popular places for the event are the Federation Square and the Melbourne Museum.
The first such festival was held 1982 and since then it has turned into one of the most popular in Melbourne. Annually the event gathers more than 3 000 artists taking part in 200 performances and other events. Check our Melbourne hotels at http://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Vic/Melbourne/Melbourne.html
Manly International Jazz Festival 2014
(4 - 6 October 2014 Manly, Sydney, Australia)
The Sydney district of Manly is home to one of the best jazz festivals across Australia. The jazz fest, which is held since 1978 features various performances on 5 outdoor stages, as well as many roving bands and performers in the city’s numerous restaurants, and bars, which provide a bit more intimate alternative.
Popular bands from entire continent perform, along with visitors from the New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, etc. as well as the best local student bands. The entire city gets into the mood and the emphasis is on enjoyment, good times and easy listening, turn this into a very relaxed festival.
Melbourne International Arts Festival 2014
(10 - 26 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia)
The International Arts Festival in Melbourne is the biggest art event in Australia. It lasts more than two weeks and gathers the best artists from theatre to literature. Every October the numerous stages of the city fill with many different events.
The festival was founded in 1986 and since then it has been directed by many famous people. The Artistic Director on the fests in 2010, 2011 and 2012 was Brett Sheehy.
The complete programme for this year can be found on the official website of the fest - http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/
Find hotel accommodation in Melbourne during the event at http://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Vic/Melbourne/Melbourne_attractions.html
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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.
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