Ready for Wonders: Down Under in 2017

As winter sets in and the northern Hemisphere gets ready for the winter season, people Down Under are buckling up for a prolific time but just a bit differently. There is a lot to look forward to in Australia in the New Year 2017.

Tourism Victoria is all set with a number of surprises for the travellers in the New Year 2017. In case you are looking for some fun with a perfect weather to beat winter blues in the northern hemisphere, do check this out.

As the fag end of 2016 approaches families get busy planning their Christmas and New Year vacations. This year pack away all your heavy jackets and woollens and get out your beach wear and summer dresses for it is going to be summer time Down Under and it is where you should be heading with your family for it is presenting so many spectacular experiences for everyone.

We give a low down on 5 not be missed experiences in Victoria in Australia.

1. The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

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Pears and Maidenii at Attica (Rated no.33 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2016)

Melbourne would be the third city in the world to host the annual World’s 50 best Restaurant Awards – the global ranking which has become most sought after for the world’s best chefs. The only other cities to have hosted this event are London and New York. Victoria will welcome more than 800 of the world’s best culinary masters for the event thus establishing Melbourne as a global food destination and trend setter. If you love food you should not be missing this. This event would coincide with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival thus doubling the fun and food.

When: 5th April 2017

2. White Night Ballarat

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Melbourne White Night (Lisa Roet will bring her own vision of monkey magic with Golden Monkey to Melbourne Town Hall)

This would be the first time that White Night Melbourne will be joined by the regional counterpart White Night Ballarat all set to take place on 4Th March 2017 – two weeks after the Melbourne event.  White Night Ballarat would showcase the city’s heritage streetscape with projections on some of the city’s most historic buildings. Both these events will be under the artistic direction of David Atkins OAM. This is a must if you want to live the cultural experience of this wonderful city.

When: 4th March 2017

3. Melbourne Cricket Ground Zipline and Roof Walk

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Wanna Roof Walk here?

In the year 2017 another attraction that would be ready for visitors is the new Roof Walk at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It would allow visitors to walk on MCG’s roof and soak in the city skyline from that height. What’s more, for that adrenaline rush a zipline would be added to transport thrill seekers from the city end score board to a landing on the opposite side of the stadium. Just can’t imagine how thrilling it would be!

When: Launching in 2017

4. Arthurs Seat Eagle

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Bird’s Eye View, anyone?

By the end of 2016 the much anticipated gondola ride will allow visitors to have a bird’s eye view of the Mornington Peninsula. The Arthurs Seat Eagle will have 24 gondolas and take 15 minutes each way, reaching a height of 314 meters.

When: End of 2016

5. Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts

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Dancing with Death (Photo Credit: Nattapol Meechart)

From 13 February  to 6 March Melbourne will host the Asia Triennial of Performing Arts (TOPA).  The festival of Asian focused performance and culture will see visual, performing, literary arts and screen programs, commissioned works and collaborations between Australian artists and artists from the region. It would be hosted at Melbourne Arts venues and companies including the Australian Centre for Contemporary art, Federation Square and Australian Centre for the Moving Image etc.

When: 13th February to 6th March 2017

The world’s most liveable city will become live with fun, food and festivities for all this summer season. With attractions like World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and the new zipline at the Melbourne Cricket Ground there is nothing that can hold back the traveller who is looking for the best of fun and food.

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