Australia, both a country and a continent, is a captivating and enticing destination which crystallizes everything that dreams are made of. From the red landscapes of Uluru desert to the Sydney suburbs, from the Great Barrier Reef to the shores of Tasmania, Australia will have you fall under its unequalled charms. So as you book your flight, get yourself ready for some unforgettable adventures.
Dive at the heart of the aboriginal culture
In spite of its seeming paradoxes, everything about Australia reads like a success story! Striking, spectacular, unique…all superlative descriptions seem to fit it like a tailor-made glove. Nature rimes with abundance and luxuriance, while it remains perfectly integrated to the urban landscape of coastal cities. Though the history of British colonization remains recent, the unique and enigmatic Aboriginal culture is now recognized and estimated worldwide. Australia has even come to be considered as mankind’s second cradle (after Africa)! It is indeed on Aussie turf that the oldest geological traces are found. Nature seems to have chosen Australia to express the infinite range of its imagination. Here you will encounter wildlife that’s positively strange and fascinating. As you travel through the immensity of Australia, you will make endless discoveries that will stack up like a collection of unforgettable memories. Come uncover uncharted territories that combine all extremes, and you will live some grandiose adventures. Australia is always on the move and so are Australians! But in spite of the joyful hustle and bustle (and whether you travel to big cities or more rural areas) you will always be welcomed with warmth, care and consideration. Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide have all been ranked among the world’s top 10 best cities to live in. You will quickly be won over by the incredible sunsets over the red grounds of Arnhem or by the lively wilderness that stretches endlessly to the horizon.
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For five days, everyone who appreciates gardens and flowers can come and admire the floral exhibitions, discover new garden design ideas and chat to numerous professionals in the field about the latest gardening techniques and the best way of taking care of your outdoor spaces.
On the Friday evening, a special opening session will take place, when you can discover garden prototypes, at sunset, for an extra special visit.
- From Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Admission prices :
- Full price : 29.9
- Children up to 14 years : Free
Many venues around the city host screenings of all kinds, featuring a wide variety of genres, showcasing the great diversity of film today from all over the world.
Festival goers will have the opportunity to catch previews, with major film stars and well known directors present.
The festival is also a great opportunity to get to know the Australian cinematic heritage and discover some of the newest Aussie talents on the big screen.
Wander through the galleries marvelling at dinosaur remains, and come face to face with Australian animals and reptiles of the past and present.
Take the time to visit the forest area in the museum, which will give you a glimpse of the Australian wilderness… Numerous interactive exhibitions offer a chance to discover some of the fascinating secrets of Australia.
Every day, from 10:00 to 17:00
Admission prices :
Full price : 15
Up to 16 years : Free
The library is famous for its huge domed reading room, which hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year.
Free guided tours of the library are organised regularly, allowing visitors to discover some of the quirks and stories of this prestigious 19th century building.
From Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
In this 225 hectare space, you can encounter some 30 different species of animals. On a trail walk or a safari, you can spot gorillas, giraffes, lions and other African beasts.
You can also get up close to some of these animals (including feeding some of them) by taking part in the experiences on offer.
To leave and eat
As well as the usual nuts and portions of chips, the cool clientele love the mini sandwiches and vegan tapas. As for the drinks, you can choose from a selection of cocktails, Aussie wines and craft beer. A top spot to discover when the weather's good.
From Monday to Wednesday from 16:00 to 00:00
From Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 to 00:00
All the food is locally sourced and very fresh, avoiding all additives in order to guarantee healthy food in which the natural flavours can really shine.
Muesli, bagels, pancakes, eggs and vegetables appear on the breakfast menu, for a healthy and delicious feast. At lunchtime you'll find a selection of salads, sandwiches and pasta to choose from.
From Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 16:00
Saturday, Sunday from 08:00 to 16:00
Here you will find pizzas and burgers among other choices, The restaurant serves up generous food and pleasant moments of fun. Live music makes it all into a real experience, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Max on Hardware also serves breakfast.
From Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 23:00
Saturday, Sunday from 09:00 to 23:00
In a casual setting resembling an industrial loft style space the Vegie Bar offers vegetarian and vegan food that's contemporary, inventive, and environmentally-friendly. You can also order your food to take away or for delivery.
The Vegie Bar's philosophy is that it's as important to nourish the body as the spirit. A formula that has won the approval of a loyal clientele over the years who return again and again to this Fitzroy restaurant and bar.
From Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 to 22:00
On Friday and the Saturday from 11:00 to 22:30