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What’s On Without Leaving: From Yothu Yindi Live To Local Escapes

Baby it’s cold outside, at least it is where I am, so this weekend is all about getting cosy — whether it be on the couch while watching epic live performances, or by the fireplace at some of the best pubs in the city.

If you’re lucky and it’s still warm where you are, get outside for the rest of us. There are still places to swim, hike and explore.

Happy adventuring!

What’s On Without Leaving June 12

See

#1  The Central Coast

Whether you’re taking your partner, family or pooch on a weekend getaway, the Central Coast of New South Wales has the perfect place to stay. Details here.

#2 Yothu Yindi’s live-streamed gig

Indigenous artists have been sharing the beauty of East Arnhem and Yolngu culture in an online gig series, East Arnhem Live. Yothu Yindi are taking to the stage this Saturday. Details here.

#3 This Harry Potter wonderland

It might be in Florida, but we can still marvel at this Harry Potter-themed Airbnb. It’s thought of everything from Dumbledore’s office to a Quidditch field games room. Details here.

#4 This very fat Japanese dog

The internet is obsessed with this story of a very fat dog in Japan, and the camera crew that discovered how he got to be so — *spoiler* there’s a lot of tricking the neighbours. Details here.

Consume

#5 Applejack restaurants

 

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Get ready Sydney, Applejack Hospitality’s various restaurants are re-opening with a Food Sales For Staff initiative. That includes the likes of SoCal in Neutral Bay and The Botanist at Kirribilli. Details here.

#6 Shop at a bougie Coles

TikTok simply cannot deal with the new bougie Coles stores that have been opening up around Sydney and Melbourne, and they’re making me need to visit. Details here.

#7 Get discount meals and help feed others

 

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With just one app you can nab yourself up to 80 percent off takeaway meals, while also helping reduce food waste and feeding people who are in need. Details here.

#8 Digital whisky tastings

Any excuse will do, right? Make it classy with these online tastings set up by whisky and travel specialists Away From The Ordinary. Details here.

Do

#9 Buy a €1 house in Italy

 

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Yet another Italian village has started selling abandoned houses for €1 (AUD$1.65) to help bring people back to the town. And yes, they’re COVID-19 free. Details here.

#10 Drive-In Karaoke

Buckle up, because a supersized drive-in party with live music, comedy and trivia is heading to most major cities Down Under and it looks like a bloody good time. Details here.

#11 Curl up by the fireplace

 

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Winter is definitely here, so what better time to check out these awesome pubs and bars with fireplaces to keep you cosy? Besides, you deserve a drink. Details here.

#12 Discover a swimming hole

Darwin is one of the few places still warm enough to go swimming. Check out a new water hole with our round up of the best ones near the city. Details here.

(Lead Image: Centralcoaststays.com.au)