Holidays for Couples Holidays for Couples Apr-Sep 2017 - Page 107

adventure // australia TAS 13 Do your best ‘Jack, I’m flying’ impression on the Tahune Airwalk Cross swinging bridges and walk 30 metres above the forests of the Huon Valley. At the end you’ll find a cantilever with unbelievable views of the gushing river 50 metres below. VIC 19 All aboard The Blues Train (woo woo) QLD 14 Marvel at GOMA Marvel nerds (and couples just seeking a cool day out) will love Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe at Brisbane’s Gallery Of Modern Art. On until 3 September, the exhibition is the largest ever of its kind presented in an art museum and showcases original artwork, film props and costumes from Marvel’s films. ACT 15 Attend a cocktail class at The Highball Express A trendy Cuban-themed speakeasy in Canberra with bright decor and award- winning bartenders, The Highball Express runs classes that will help you master the art of mixology. WA SA 16 Surf the sand dunes on Kangaroo Island For the adventurous kid in all of us – sand-dune surfing is a mandatory experience when on Kangaroo Island. 18 Shoot a quokka on Rottnest Island No, not literally – with a camera, people! With such sweet faces, these tiny marsupials look like a cross between wombats and wallabies, and seem to be perpetually smiling. Rottnest (a short boat ride just off the coast of Perth) is one of the only places in the world where you can see quokkas up close. Use a selfie stick to nail the ultimate holiday snap while respecting the wildlife. When you board The Blues Train (running weekly) you’ll be transported back to a time when old blues masters jammed on the Mississippi freight trains. Starting and finishing in Queenscliff, the music-filled journey is like one long jam session with some of Australia’s best blues acts, complete with drinks and dinner. QLD 20 Go riverdrift snorkelling in the Daintree rainforest Book a tour with Back Country Bliss Adventures and drift along calm, shallow waters, surrounded by ancient rainforest for an utterly relaxing moment of, um, bliss. Keep an eye out for fish and the occasional turtle. AUS 17 Put a coin in Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Touring throughout Australia in September (20-28), Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a glamorous spectacular where talented musicians cover today’s hits in the jazz and swing styles of yesteryear. We’re convinced their version of Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ is the only way it should be played. 105