Can’t wait for the Melbourne Cup on November 3? It has and continues to be a part of Australian history, with the first ever Cup not yet “stopping the nation” in 1861. The crowd at that time was just 4000, which was a far cry to today’s track attendance. In 2003, a record total of 122,736 people attended the event, not to mention everybody else who was tuned in. It’s also one of the richest turf races in the world. The total prize money for the 2015 Cup is AUS $6.2 million. This doesn’t even include the value of the trophies, which is currently valued at AUS $175,000.00. Aside from the heart-racing action on the track and the huge cash prizes, you can also expect plenty of good food, fun, and fashion.
Do you love the beach but not the hordes of people that take up the entire coastline? You might want to head out to Goldy this NovemYou have a few weeks of Spring left and the water and weather are starting to heat up. It’s nice and toasty in good old Goldy, but that’s not even the best part. November is the perfect time for you to head out to the Gold Coast because it’s a shoulder season.
Is stress starting to take a toll on you? Before things get worse, give yourself a break and go on a relaxing holiday. If you don’t know what to do or where to go, check out our list of favourite things to do whenever we need some R&R. So say goodbye to those long hours at work, sleepless nights, and a hectic lifestyle even for just a few days with these holiday ideas.
Seemingly endless fields of green. Crisp air blowing through. Yards and yards of mental and physical challenges. Bobby Jones once said that “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.” Perhaps this is why so many of us get addicted to the sport. Every shot is an opportunity to get a good break, although it doesn’t always turn out that way. No matter what happens and wherever your ball lies, you have to just keep playing and aiming for the green. The next day you have to go back to the very first tee, play the game and try to aim for that birdie (or albatross if you’re really ambitious) all over again.
Filled with gorgeous landscapes that’ll take your breath away, Australia is a hiker’s dream destination. From amazing coastal trails to lush mountain tracks, you won’t run out of places to explore. So if you’re itching to put your hiking shoes on, here’s a list of bushwalking spots that’ll keep your weekends busy.