Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Book of Mormon Comes to Melbourne

The highly anticipated musical The Book of Mormon comes to Australia this year, adding a touch of colourful culture to any Melbourne city tour. The play takes the title as one of the biggest Broadway shows of the millennium, giving locals and visitors the chance to see what all the hype is about.
Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the duo behind South Park and Team America, after collaborating with Robert Lopez, this eclectic show of satire has been presented all over the world to rave reviews.

What the Book of Mormon is About

The Book of Mormon is about two missionaries who find themselves sent from Salt Lake City to a remote Ugandan village where they preach to the people who live there. It is a religious satire that jokes around and pokes fun at the beliefs and systems of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years since it came out, it has won numerous awards and has been shown to enraptured crowds all over the world.

Not only does the musical features excellent satirical songs devised by the creators, but it will also showcase a fantastic set that shifts throughout the duration from the harsh blue of Salt Lake City to the brown and neutral tones of Uganda via the bright red of a Spooky Mormon Hell Dream. The costumes, designed by Ann Roth are both funny and fitting, providing an extra layer of charm to the play.  

Seeing The Book of Mormon in Australia

The musical comes to Melbourne on Feb 14th 2017 and continues its run right through until June, giving you plenty of chance to grab tickets and see this much-coveted play.

It will be showing at the Princess Theatre, which boasts a majestic 19th Century fa├žade with a beautiful interior. It has played host to some of the world’s most incredible musicals and plays, and provides the home to major musicals that have their premieres in Australia in Melbourne.

Prices vary at the Princess Theatre, but tickets start from $77.

If you’re looking for a fun evening out with a dash of hearty culture, a trip to see The Book of Mormon might just be on the cards for you. As well as seeing one of the world’s best-loved modern musicals, you’ll get to see the play in its premiere run in Australia.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tour of the Week: Must Do Melbourne

The vibrant city of Melbourne has a little something for everyone, whether you want to explore the delicious blossoming foodie scene, discover the on-trend arts communities, or delve into the region’s fascinating history. Our Melbourne tours package gives you the chance to explore all the major hotspots in the region, taking in city scenes and the stunning natural scenery that surrounds it.
Phillip Island

Get to know the incredible beauty of nearby Phillip Island, which is packed full of native wildlife and bursting at the seams with lush rainforest landscapes and pristine beaches. In the evening, you can watch the hugely popular Penguin Parade, which sees the colony of local Little Penguins come ashore to their beachfront nests after a long day of fishing.
Eureka Tower

Back in the city centre, you can shoot skywards in the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest elevator to look out over the skyline from 300 metres in the air. From here, you can get to know the city from a different perspective and pick out some of the major landmarks dotted around.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular attractions in Australia, and it lies just outside of Melbourne. Take to the coastal road on this tour and experience some of the route’s best-loved landmarks. Along the way, you’ll stop off at iconic sites, like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Shipwreck coast, as well as walk on beautiful beaches, see incredible views, and explore the towering rainforests that lie further inland.

When you leave Melbourne, you’ll head straight for the surf coast, stopping off at Urquhart Bluff, Memorial Arch, Cape Patton, and Kennett River, before heading on for lunch in charming Apollo Bay. You’ll then cruise alongside the Otway Rainforest and learn about the tragic stories of the Shipwreck Coast.

Our must-do Melbourne packages give you an all-encompassing introduction to the city and its surroundings. As well as getting to grips with everything the hustle and bustle of Melbourne City has to offer, you’ll also get to explore the stunning natural scenery that surrounds it, including the pristine beaches and breath-taking wildlife of Phillip Island and the glorious coastline and major landmarks along the Great Ocean Road.

If you’re looking for the perfect itinerary for your time in Melbourne, our must-do package is the one for you.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Tour of the Week: Daintree with Indigenous Fishing and Bush Food Tour

Explore the cultural diversity and stunning natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest on our Daintree Indigenous Culture Tour. Throughout the day, you’ll get to experience the ancient canopies of the rainforest and learn more about the rich heritage that imbues the area.

Cooya Beach

We kick things off with a beautiful coastal stroll around Cooya Beach, taking in the lush mangrove plantations and the fascinating fishing history that still plays out here. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers as they show you around their landscape, taking you along sprawling beaches and through picturesque mudflats.

Before we leave, you’ll have the opportunity to gather food for your own lunch with the help of the Kuku Yalanji people.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Then, we’ll head to the Mossman Gorge centre for lunch, where you can try delicious local flavours and explore the spectacular works by local creatives in the on-site gallery. You might also want to pick up a souvenir or two to remember your time in the Daintree Rainforest.
Mossman Gorge

Once you’re refueled, we’ll move onto Mossman Gorge itself, where you’ll have a cultural welcome to the area via a traditional smoking ceremony held by the local Aboriginal people.

Afterwards, you can take a wander through the lush rainforest of the Daintree National Park and head to Mossman Gorge, a spectacular ravine in the landscape. You will get a guided tour across pretty public boardwalks and bridges that open out onto stunning viewpoints. Keep your eyes peeled for the native wildlife as you go.

Don’t forget to pack your bathers too, because you’ll have the chance to dip into the pristine waters of the nearby swimming hole – a great way to cool off in the heat of the Australian sun.

This one-day adventure doesn’t just expose you to some of Australia’s most mesmerizing landscapes, but it will also give you the chance to learn more about the rich and fascinating history of the region, including the ancient legends and traditions of the local Kuku Yalanji people who will welcome you into their world.

We’ll make sure you get to see all the good spots, including some of the area’s spectacular wildlife and stunning views. This tour is the perfect introduction to the Daintree Rainforest and its colourful cultural heritage.