From renovated cellar doors to flights over Antarctica, from photography exhibitions to fashion collaborations, here are five things on our radar at the moment in the T Australia office.
How about a flight to Antarctica?
Antarctica Flights will return to the skies this November. Each flight provides a full day sightseeing experience from the air, with polar expeditioners on board to talk through the extraordinary environment on view. In addition to offering guests the trip-of-a-lifetime, Antarctica Flights is committed to protecting the planet. Recognising Antarctica’s significant vulnerability to climate change, the company is continuing to aid further research and education, as well as committing to carbon offset each flight in order to protect this unique, precious wilderness.
There is a total of ten flights to the white continent from November 2022 through to February 2023, and prices start at $1,199 for an Explorer Economy Seat and range up to $7,999 for a Business Class Deluxe. For further information, visit antarcticaflights.com.au
Ovolo offers solo travellers a “micro room” experience
Ovolo South Yarra has introduced its “Go Go Snug” rooms, designed for individual guests and solo travellers who are “on the Go Go”. The rooms have been developed those who are budget sensitive, but still wish to be indulgent and don’t want compromise on a luxury experience. Go Go Snug Room guests still have access to all of Ovolo’s signature perks, including a free mini bar in room, complimentary breakfast options, Wi-Fi, social hour, and the guest favourite loot bags. Starting from just $199 per night, learn more at ovolohotels.com
A film photography exhibition by Rae Begley
Australian artist Rae Begley uses purity of form, colour and composition to record authenticity in her film photography. From 10 August 2022, Begley’s exhibition at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf includes work developed during an artist residency with La Wayaka Current in the indigenous community of Coyo in the Atacama Desert, Chile, the driest non-polar desert in the world.
The photographs were made with a slow intensity of exploration through the physical act of walking and site-responsive connections to remote environments. Geological landscapes, otherworldly scenes and elements of human interference become found moments in time and space. There’s a sense of sculpture, installation and the discovery of architecture in decay present in the work which evokes environmental and philosophical questions.
Hunter Valley institution Mount Pleasant unveils new cellar door
Renowned Hunter Valley winery Mount Pleasant has re-opened its renovated and re-imagined cellar door and vineyard estate. Offering an expanded tasting area, a private tasting room, a separate members’ lounge in the adjacent barn and a bottle shop described as “a Disneyland for wine lovers”, the renovation was designed by award-winning architects and interior designers, Luchetti Krelle. The bottle shop houses some of Mount Pleasant’s oldest and most significant wines, where aficionados can purchase rare museum bottles, including the last vintage made by Maurice O’Shea in 1956. Book your experience at mountpleasantwines.com.au