Oakridge Wines are a family owned winery, restaurant and cellar door based in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Established in 1978, Oakridge Wines are recognized internationally for their award-winning wines and winery. The Oakridge restaurant, run by Head Chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, features menus that follow the chefs’ zero waste philosophies whilst celebrating Yarra Valley producers and the Oakridge Wines’ extensive kitchen garden.
Inspired by the terroir of the region, Oakridge are grape farmers first and vignerons and master winemakers second. Oakridge Chief Winemaker David Bicknell and his team use traditional methods and strive for the highest level of distinction and excellence for each bottle produced. This philosophy has leant Oakridge to produce their award-winning wine, time and time again.
Great Dane is Australia’s eminent purveyor and curator of Scandinavian furniture. Established in Melbourne in 2002, its unbridled passion for timeless Scandinavian deisgn has seen it recognised for an inimitable reputation for quality, service, craftsmanship and knowledge. Founder and Director Anton Assaad handpicks and imports each piece direct from Scandinavia’s premier design houses and manufacturers to its showrooms in Melbourne and Sydney.
With 17 venues nationally, Playtime is one of Australia’s leading arcade gaming brands featuring over 1000 of the latest and old favourite games. The Playtime playcard is the ultimate key to unreality. Players earn and collect points which can be redeemed at any Playtime venue nationally, for a vast range of premium prizes.
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Backgrounder
The Volvo Ocean Race is jointly owned by Volvo Group and Volvo Cars. The race is sailing’s toughest race to win and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. Since 1973, the race around the world has been an obsession for some of the greatest ever sailors, and more than four decades on it continues to sit at the intersection of top level sport and human adventure. The 2017-18 edition starts 22 October 2017 from Alicante, Spain and will take the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world – across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark Host Cities, and finishing at the end of June 2018 in The Hague.
Known as an entertainment destination, Kingpin Bowling has been given a right royal makeover with the unveiling of their luxe new venue design in Crown Melbourne. Reopened in 2016, Kingpin has rolled out the red carpet with jaw-dropping new spaces that feature fully licensed bars, entertainment areas, cocktail lounges and private event spaces fit for a King and Queen. Located across Australia, Kingpin has been designed for those who deserve the royal treatment.
An iconic tenpin bowling brand, AMF bowling delivers family entertainment across Australia. Complete with state of the art amusement machines, M9 Laser Skirmish and food and beverage offerings, AMF bowling is a destination for kids and kids at heart. A hub for people of all ages and abilities, AMF is a social levellers allowing visitors to test their skills and settle a score on the lanes.
Royal Mail Hotel
The Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld is one of Victoria’s premier regional escapes. Located at the southern tip of the spectacular Grampians National Park, the Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience with award-winning dining, quality accommodation and a selection of immersive experiences all set against a stunning backdrop.
Home to a highly acclaimed restaurant, the Royal Mail Hotel also boasts a variety of accommodation options and wedding and conferencing facilities. Accommodation caters to a wide range of guests with options including deluxe onsite rooms and apartments, as well as cottage accommodation at the nearby historic Mt Sturgeon Station.
Guests can fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings as they enjoy landscaped gardens, nature-based experiences and chef led tours of the Hotel’s extensive organic Kitchen Garden. The Royal Mail Hotel also boasts a cellar containing one of the most comprehensive and varied wine collections in the country.
All of these features have helped to establish the Royal Mail Hotel and Dunkeld’s reputation as one of the best high-end travel destinations in regional Victoria.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
The Melbourne Star, located in Melbourne’s Docklands waterfront precinct, offers visitors a chance to see the city and surrounds from a totally new perspective.
The only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Star offers Melburnians and international or interstate visitors alike a truly world-class experience.
With its stunning light show and striking scale, the Melbourne Star is a glittering adornment in the sky above the Docklands.
Montague is a family-owned business whose history stretches back three generations. Founded by William (Bill) Montague (OAM) in 1948, Montague is today focused on serving the Australian food industry. Montague activities include fruit production and packing, food sales and marketing and the provision of storage and logistics services.
Hearts + Crosses
Hearts + Crosses is revolutionising the pharmaceutical compounding industry for the digital world; offering an online compounding service for people looking to develop their own bespoke medicine and skincare products that can be sent directly to the individual’s home.
The Hearts + Crosses “Care Lab” will also sell a series of customisable products to suit a person’s needs and requirements.
Owned by expert pharmacists, Hearts + Crosses believes that there is nothing more personal than an individual’s health; believing that everyone should be able to choose what goes in to their bodies and on to their skin – and what doesn’t.
Located in Launceston, Tasmania, Penny Royal is a tourist complex that showcases the region’s food and wine, with innovative adventure activities for everyone to enjoy.
The attraction dates back to December 1979, but its modern restoration officially launched in April 2016.
Penny Royal now boasts a range of dining experiences, adventure packages and historical experiences.
Founded by Christos Tassios in Prahran Market in 1982, Chris’ provides Australians with high quality, locally made Dips and Yoghurts, utilising fresh and wholesome ingredients. Chris’ has a proud Greek heritage, spanning more than 35 years.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties. Hatch Communications is the Australian PR Agency for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
When it comes to trampolines, Springfree is in a league of its own, boasting innovative design that ensures safety, quality and long-lasting durability. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and father of three, Doctor Keith Alexander spent over 15 years researching and developing a trampoline that advances and exceeds safety standards, eliminating impact areas that cause 90% of all product-related trampoline injuries. The world’s first and only Smart Trampoline, Springfree’s tgoma technology transforms the backyard into an interactive game system, encouraging kids to get outside and engage in active play. Springfree’s philosophy centres around fun, imagination and safety, making it the smart choice for Aussie families.
LOCALIKE: New York
LOCALIKE enables travellers to access the real New York, to part with the usual tourist conventions and experience the city as a local would.
Founded by Manhattanite, Andreas Leuzinger, LOCALIKE provides a truly customisable travel service. Personalised travel recommendations and itineraries are based on requests and interests, making generic guidebooks and endless Google searches a thing of the past. Crucially, LOCALIKE’s revolutionary concept ensures no valuable time is wasted, guaranteeing an enjoyable stay in New York from the first minute to the last.