Sightseeing By Boat In Melbourne

The beauty of Melbourne has several angles and one of them is the city river cruising that exposes you to Melbourne’s gorgeous parks, ports, gardens, and Docklands. On top of that, you experience top of the world services from highly trained and experienced staff. Corporate events are mostly held on ships where special events happen to be exquisite.

Along the Yarra River, stunning views and scenery have been exploited to date with fancy parties being held either during the day or at night. Boat cruise experiences in Melbourne do not just offer fantastic views; they come with comfort and a wide range of waterways to cruise in style. The best part comes when you watch the sunset and the city come to life at night with lights. After that, you can enjoy the various delicacies served both international and local, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Enjoying your dinner in the open air more fun as it is romantic. You and your colleagues can enjoy drinks without worrying about driving home drunk. Besides cruising the Yarra River, you can enjoy Australia’s most famous road trip of the Great Ocean Road and take photos at Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles. These are just a few Melbourne’s attractions you will come across with several fantastic stopovers. After a long day of work at Melbourne, a majority of locals take a few hours of boat cruising especially when there are events or shows organised for the night. The experience is outstanding and the moment more relaxing than anything in this world. Instead of gathering your team in a bar and spending hours in traffic, a cruise party seems like an ideal option to treat your colleagues. Similarly, hosting corporate events on a boat cruise has a certain level of appreciation and respect to those invited. Besides, as a host, you will have more control of the environment than hosting an event at the office.

Cruising in Melbourne offers a fresh atmosphere to cruisers and an opportunity to be away from a familiar ground. It is located on Australia’s largest bay which is a window for cruisers to explore marine life and discover the secret islands in the region.

Uluru / Ayers Rock.

Hello spring!

As the weather is slowly improving but has not gotten too hot just yet, it is the perfect timing to go and see that huge, cool, red rock in the middle of the desert! See us at reception if you would like to book any tours for Uluru and/or Kata Tjuta. We have everything from day trips (if you are already booked in somewhere in Yulara) to tours that take you for several days and originate in Alice Springs or even longer tours taking you from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Uluru. Both Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) offer great scenery and awesome hikes so it is great to go when the weather is not too hot…The Valley of the Winds hike at Kata Tjuta is amazing, there are apparently flowers in the desert :-)

The color contrasts are outstanding, the blue skies, the red dirt, the greenery on that backdrop… *dreamy*

Of course you need to see Uluru at sunset.

Finally a snap from the Mala Walk… there is also the option of renting bikes and riding around the base of Uluru! A great way to explore and get some exercise :-)

If you prefer to do it on your own, you can fly with Jetstar to Ayers Rock Airport and rent a car at the airport, that way you can make your own itinerary choose freely which hikes you would like to do and at what pace. Just remember that NT requires an international drivers license (a lot of the other states do no so this is definitely different) and also it is forbidden to drive between dusk till dawn. Ayers Rock Resort offers various types of accommodation in Yulara, ranging from a campground where you can put up your tent to a 5 star hotel so there is something for any budget!

Spring has sprung!

Finally after that freezing winter spring has arrived and we can start preparing for summer. What to do in Sydney on a lovely Spring day? We have a couple of suggestions… (you can always see reception for current discounted sightseeing tickets & tours) Remember that Sundays have unlimited Opal travel for $2.50!

 

Royal Botanic Garden

Manly to Spit walk

Bondi to Coogee walk

 

Watsons Bay

EDM Summer night in Sydney!

Today is a big day if you are a fan of EDM.

Electric gardens Festival is on from 1pm to 10pm with Eric Prydz on the main stage!

If you still feel like continuing the party after 10pm, Armin van Buuren has a show at Sydney Showground from 10.30pm until 6am. (Armin goes on around midnight). You can still get tickets to both events:

Armin: Embrace – Electric Gardens Festival

Weather is perfect for a day and night out! :-)

Chinese new year festival 2017

The celebrations of the Chinese new year are ongoing until the 12th February! There are a lot of installations and cool things to see. For all the free activities you can have a look at the City of Sydney website. There is everything from lanterns, Lion dances in Chinatown to new year tea ceremonies and Chinese opera performances.

The snake lantern at Circular Quay

 

 

Martin Place

The dragon at Circular Quay

The sheep lantern at Circular Quay

Featured Sponsored Post: Landscape Design Explained

When we talk of principles, we are referring to the standards or acceptable rules for working with or arranging different elements required to produce the intended landscape design. A great landscape design fundamentally combines seven universal principles of: unity, balance, proportion, focalization or emphasis, sequence or transition, rhythm, and repetition.

 

Unity

Unity implies the creative use of various elements to create harmony and sameness within the main scope of the landscape design. Unity showcases the landscape design’s sense of singleness and interconnection. Achieving unity in landscape design can be facilitated by the use of natural entities such as: plants, trees, or materials that have repeating lines or shapes, a potent and most common hue, or similar texture. However, exhibiting too much unity in landscape design can make it to be stereotypic. Therefore, it is important to introduce some form of variety or contrast into the landscape architecture.

Balance

Balance is conferring the landscape design a sense of equilibrium and symmetry in visual attraction. There are three traditional ways by which balance may be actuated in landscape design. Formal or symmetrical balance; which is achieved when the mass, weight, or number of objects on both sides of the design are exact and the same. Informal or asymmetrical balance in landscape design is one that suggests a feeling of balance on both sides, even though the sides do not look the same. Asymmetrical balance in visual attraction may be achieved by using opposing compositions on either side of the axis at the center. Landscape design with radial balance has a center point. A wheel, and the cross-section of an orange are also common examples that have radial balance.

Proportion

Proportion refers to the size/dimensional relationship between parts of the landscape design or between a part of the design and the design as a whole. A large fountain would definitely swallow a small garden at the backyard, but would rather add up to a sprawling public courtyard. In addition, proportion in landscape design must put into consideration how people interact with various components of the landscape through normal human activities.

Emphasis

Emphasis is aimed at directing visual attention to a point of interest or prominent part of the landscape architecture. This could come as a hanging earth-formed sculpture, a stone-finished Corinthian garden fountain, a mass of architectural herbaceous perennials, or an elegant spruce. Emphasis in landscape design may be scored by applying a contrasting color, a different or unusual line, or a plain background space. Paths, walkways, and strategically placed plants lead the eye to the focal point of the landscape without distracting from the overall landscape design.

 

Sequence or Transition

Sequence or Transition effects the visual movement in landscape design. Sequence in landscape design is achieved by the gradual progression of texture, form, size, or color. Examples of landscape design elements in transition are plants that go from coarse to medium to fine textures or softscapes that go from large trees to mid-range trees to shrubs to bedding plants. Transition in landscape design may also be used to create depth or distance or to emphasize a focal point.

Rhythm’s effect is a feeling of motion which leads the eye from one part of the landscape design to another part. Exerting a color scheme, shape, texture, line or form evokes rhythm in landscape design. Proper expression of rhythm eliminates confusion and monotony from landscape design.

And conclusively, repetition in landscape design is the repeated use of objects or elements with identical shape, form, texture, or color. Although it gives the landscape design a unified planting scheme, repetition runs the risk of being overdone. However, when correctly implemented, repetition oft lead to rhythm, focalization or emphasis in landscape design