Thursday, 13 August 2015

Australian Travel Briefs - 13 August 2015

AJ Hackett attempts Guinness World Record
On Saturday 29 August from 8am to 12am, AJ Hackett Cairns will attempt to break their own Guinness World Record of most people bungy jumping in 24 hours in celebration of 25 years of operation. The Rainforest Bungy and Swing site at Smithfield will be transformed into a family friendly festival with live local bands, food stalls and more.

Tickets on sale for wine event in Perth
Australia’s First Families of Wine are heading to Perth on the 27 – 28 August for the unique wine tasting event UNLOCKED and UNLEASHED. Taste wine by 12 of Australia’s wine icons such as d’Arenberg, De Bortoli Wines and Tahbilk at UNLOCKED or attend UNLEASHED and learn more about the next generation of wine makers.
New Tasmania golf course opens in October
Located on Tasmania’s King Island, Cape Wickham Links Golf Course will open on 30 October 2015. This unique course features 18 holes with eight of them located on the coastline, offering spectacular views of Bass Strait.

New boutique hotel in Perth
Featuring 74 rooms, Alex Hotel is centrally located between the city centre of Perth and Northbridge. The boutique hotel features a roof top garden terrace with spectacular views of Perth’s city skyline.
Wine Island on Sydney Harbour this November
From 13 – 15 November, three day festival Wine Island takes over Clark Island on Sydney Harbour. The festival features cellar door experiences, gourmet food huts, a VIP Island Bar and complimentary master classes hosted by Wine Australia. Tickets on sale from 1 September.

New exhibition at National Museum of Australia
The Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route exhibition is now on at the National Museum of Australia. The exhibition explores the history of the West Australian droving road, Canning Stock Route, the route’s impact on Aboriginal people and the importance of the Country surrounding it.

National Science Week this month
The Australian National Maritime Museum invites you to celebrate National Science Week from 18 – 23 August with a week of activities exploring the science of underwater survival for humans and ocean life.