Archive | October, 2012

Forget New York! King Kong swings into the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne

October 18, 2012

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King Kong in Melbourne

Forget Manhattan. King Kong is heading for sunnier climes , as King Kong the Show launched with a live preview in Melbourne on 7 October. Set to be one of the biggest openings in 2013, King Kong will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will […]

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Escape winter! Book your trip to Melbourne with STA Travel and get a Working Holiday Visa for free!

October 16, 2012

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Yarra River And Melbourne Skyline

It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s time to leave the country. So why not say no to winter, and find yourself a nice spot here instead… You could take a road trip, learn how to make the perfect flat white, surf before sunrise, become a park ranger. Escape winter and get paid. If you’ve always wanted […]

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Thursday fact: Koalas have two ___________ ?

October 11, 2012

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Koala thumbs, Phillip Island

This week’s Thursday fact gets the double thumbs up from the cute koalas on Phillip Island! That’s right, koalas have two thumbs on each paw. But this doesn’t make them the most industrious of the marsupials. Oh no, they also sleep on average 20 hours a day, the result of living on a low energy diet […]

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Get into (deliciously) hot water on the Mornington Peninsula…

October 9, 2012

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Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria

In 1992,  Charles Davidson was in Kusatsu, one of Japan’s most famous hot spring towns. It was the middle of winter, snow glistening on the ground, and as he jumped into the steaming hot pools, he thought, “Why don’t we have this at home in Australia?” It was the thought that sparked the discovery of hot […]

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Egg-citing news from Phillip Island! The baby penguins are coming…

October 4, 2012

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Little penguins breeding season on Phillip Island

We are excited to share some happy news – the world’s smallest penguins are about to grow their family on Phillip Island! Friends of Phillip Island has observed eggs in 25 to 50 per cent of burrows and officially declared the start to the little penguin breeding season this week. See the little penguins (get even smaller): […]

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Wine-no? Hop along the Cider and Ale Trail in the Yarra Valley…

October 3, 2012

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Beer paddle, Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is best known for its wineries, which attract grape lovers and locals by the barrel-load each year. But now, in the heart of this premier wine region, a handful of brewers are giving the winemakers a run for their money, tickling the tastebuds of critics, locals and visitors alike, by producing some unique and intriguing […]

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