It’s time to shake away the lockdown blues, switch into holiday mode, get out and have some fun. So here are 5 epic homegrown experiences that will put a smile on your dial and a spring in your step this summer.
Climb The Sydney Harbour Bridge
There’s no quicker way to feel on top of the world than to conquer the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Join the original walk to the summit, a photographer tour or even a painting class. Climb with an indigenous storyteller or for an entirely new experience, traverse the entire breadth of the bridge from south to north and back again. You can even meet Santa on top of the bridge and pose for a one-of-a-kind Christmas photo.
Stay your way in Sydney and check into the sky lobby of A by Adina Sydney, a luxe apartment=style hotel that takes CBD accommodation to a whole new level (figuratively and literally).
Go Boating On The Yarra
A river cruise is a cool way to experience Melbourne and one that many visitors don't get to experience. It's even better when you can skipper the boat yourself, enjoying it at your own pace. No boat licence or experience is required when hiring a Go Boat to cruise along the Yarra. The electric boats can take up to eight people, including children and dogs, and you can take your own picnic. Boats depart across the river from the Vibe Hotel Melbourne, the perfect hub from which to eat, see and play in the city.
Raising the Bar in Adelaide
Branden and Nathan, aka the Adelaide Bar Boys, were sick of hearing that there’s nothing to do in Adelaide. As passionate locals, they know it isn’t true, so they decided to introduce people to their favourite bars, many of them hidden gems. There are gin tours, wine tours, beer tours, and most popular of all, cocktail tours.
They’re all done on foot and the vibe is just like being on a night out with friends... F.U.N. You’ll also get to try some special cocktails that aren’t on regular menus. Kick on at the conveniently located Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, where you can ease your way into the new day in timelessly elegant surrounds, explore gold tunnels under the hotel or just chill in one of the hotel's large apartments before you do it all again tomorrow.
Bliss Out At Rottnest Island
A short ferry ride from Perth but a world away in slow-paced, laidback charm, Rottnest Island is the perfect place to switch into holiday mode. With no cars on the island, it’s a great place to explore by bike or on some of the 45 kilometres of walking trails. As you explore its beautiful beaches, sand dunes and salt lakes, you’re likely to get hellos from strangers, see quokkas nonchalantly hopping past, swim in crystal clear waters, and catch a mango-coloured sunset.
Back in Perth’s buzzing ‘Subi’, as the locals affectionately call it, the Vibe Hotel Subiaco Perth ensures that the holiday is not completely over. With rooftop dining feautring the best local producers, a gorgeous bar and sun-kissed pool, this upscale urban lifestyle hotel makes the most of its location in Australia’s sunniest state capital.
Watch A Movie Against The Stars
Actress Sigrid Thornton called Darwin’s Deckchair Cinema the most beautiful cinema in the country and it’s easy to see why. The stars are a backdrop for screenings seven nights a week during the dry season (mid-April to mid-November). Accompanied by splendid sunsets and the occasional friendly possum and hiliarious commentary from locals, screenings include family favourites, Australian and foreign films. Drinks and food are available for purchase, or you can take your own picnic.
The cinema is an easy walk from the Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront or Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, which in turn are an easy stroll to the Wave Pool and Recreational Lagoon and a great choice of eateries and bars.
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