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adventure // australia SA VIC 38 32 Travel from Victor Harbor to Granite Island by horse-drawn tram Have a cracking time at Wallace & Gromit and friends: the magic of Aardman The only horse-drawn one of its kind in Australia, Victor Harbor Tramway is an enchanting way to travel to the scenic Granite Island nature reserve. Who could go past those gorgeous Clydesdales? Release your inner child and go behind the scenes of some of Aardman’s most beloved animations, including Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and, of course, Wallace & Gromit. Opening 29 June at Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the exhibition will showcase never- before-seen treasures, like the first ever drawings of Wallace & Gromit from A Grand Day Out. WA 36 Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef Swimming alongside these (incredibly graceful) gentle giants is both overwhelmingly calming and exhilarating. Check out the range of tour operators in the area for an experience you’ll never forget. Like, ever. NSW 33 Become a zombie for Halloween Get your glad rags on and practice your best ‘mmrrr’ when you take to the streets for the Sydney Zombie Walk (29 October), supporting The Brain Foundation. People really get into it, so get a makeup artist and prepare to look like death… in the best way. VIC 34 Take part in Wonderland Run Active couples will love this exhilarating running event (26-27 August) in the other-worldly Grampians. A high-intensity track, the run is a challenging yet rewarding experience – but be warned, you might not get first place thanks to gorgeous scenery that will quite literally stop you in your tracks. Good excuse as any to stop for a breather! TAS 35 Check out MONA and then catch a live performance outside Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art is easily one of the coolest museums in Australia. This ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ is where you’ll see everything from Egyptian mummies to thought- provoking contemporary art. Outside the visually intriguing structure, watch live acts as you laze about on the waterfront lawns. NSW QLD 37 Climb Mount Coolum and watch the sun rise A bit of an Insta favourite for visitors to the Sunshine Coast, the view from the peak of Mount Coolum (208 metres above sea level) at sunrise will make you weak at the knees. 39 Hit the artsy Carriageworks Farmers’ Market Sydney’s Carriageworks puts on an impressive farmers’ market every Saturday, showcasing great artisans and delicious local produce. QLD 40 Zipline over a zoo At Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome you can basically fly with the birds as you zipline almost 20 metres above ground level, over Goliath the crocodile. 111