The Insight Files
74.3K views | +34 today
Follow
The Insight Files
Consumer trends and news curated by Tourism Australia
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

Australia's strangest, yet most beautiful island

Australia's strangest, yet most beautiful island | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Kangaroo Island, only 15km off the South Australian mainland, offers unspoilt charm and fresh local produce. There are approximately 4,500 people living on the island, equivalent to the size of Bali or seven Singapores. Not a single fast food chain occupies the island, including the supermarket giants of Coles and Woolworths. The island's annual 'Feastival' Festival is designed for food lovers, with 30 events put on by locals in May to show their produce, wine and cooking skills. An event highlight of the festival is 'table surfing' where locals open their homes to guests for a day or night of eating, drinking and socialising. For Justin Harman, the owner of South Australia's first sheep dairy, Island Pure, 'Feastival' is an event that "gets the consumers and our customers from all over Australia sitting down and eating, having the oyster shucked in front of them, having the cheese made in front of them, so they can all experience where their food is coming from and continue to tell that story." Click here for more information.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

Students learn 'Virtual Tourism'

Students learn 'Virtual Tourism' | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Thirteen Kangaroo Island high school students are running their own virtual tourism business, “selling” Kangaroo Island holiday packages to other students around Australia and learning about one of the most important industries on their island.

 

The virtual company called The Way uses the tagline Our Island, Your Way to “sell” holidays targeting the adventure, food and wine and family markets to mostly TAFE college students across the nation participating in the Virtual Enterprise Australia project.

 

Read more: http://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/1631565/students-learn-virtual-tourism/?cs=12 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

Wildlife encounter of an Australian kind

Wildlife encounter of an Australian kind | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

There is a lot more to Australia’s wildlife than people initially think, with most envisaging bounding kangaroos, cuddly koalas or perhaps the dangerous sharks, spiders or crocodiles that more than often make the news headlines. In reality, Australia is home to 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 types of lizards, 140 snakes and two crocodile species - not to mention around 50 types of marine mammal. Distinctive and diverse, Australia offers some amazing wildlife experiences, including:


  • Kangaroo Island is Australia's zoo without fences and the one-stop shop for native wildlife. The island is home to not only kangaroos, but also koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and birdlife. Stroll on the beach among a colony of endangered Australian Seal Lions at Seal Bay and get up close with the other Australian animals across the island.
  • Shark Tank at Port Lincoln: for those looking for an adrenalin pumping experience, go face-to-face with one of the world's most feared predators - the Great White Shark.
  • Ninety minutes from Melbourne lies Phillip Island, where wildlife viewing is a daily evening ritual, where you can witness little fairy penguins make their pilgrimage along the beach to their sand burrows.
  • Travel north from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges and meet brilliantly coloured parrots, yellow-footed rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus living around the natural amphitheatre.
more...
No comment yet.