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Welcome to a new

edition of your free

BNE Magazine,

brought to you by

Brisbane Airport

W

hen the original Cloudland

was built in Brisbane back

in 1940 its architect wanted

it to be the best ballroom in the

Southern Hemisphere. Although he

wasn’t there to see it, Cloudland did

become the scene of many midnight

to dawn dance parties, attracting

hundreds to tap out a quickstep,

foxtrot or even a jive to the sounds

of a live Big Band or orchestra. The

original dance hall has long gone but

its namesake, in the heart of Brisbane’s

clubland, has reinvented the meaning

of dance party for a new legion of fans

– favouring steps from swing to samba

and salsa. See page 12 to be inspired.

There couldn’t be a better way to

celebrate the festive season ...

BNE magazine is published bi-monthly by Brisbane

Airport Corporation.

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Leonie Vandeven

Managing Editor:

Heather McWhinnie

(editor@bnemagazine.com.au

)

Designer:

Stephen Bryett

Sales Director:

Chris May

(advertising@bnemagazine.com.au

) or call 0401 312 312

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NEED TO KNOW

38 Terminal Maps 39 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 40 Destination map 42 Brisbane metro map

The text pages of this magazine

are from sustainably managed forests

and controlled sources.

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4 Brisbane Airport News New alliance to benefit international travellers; volunteers wanted; top apps, and more 6 Johnny Depp The world’s most lovable pirate and Hollywood’s most bankable star is heading to Queensland’s shores 8 Brisbane Insider Locals share their private passions; plus quirky Christmas shopping spots 12 Dance is cool Brisbane is getting its groove on for fun and a new social whirl

STYLE

14 Castaway Just add water to this stylish swimwear

ESCAPE

18 Natural beauty of Norfolk Island It’s unspoilt by big city ways; see it before it changes 20 Why Singapore is hot It’s top of the spots to go in 2015 24 Travel news The fave holiday parks families voted for; Hawaii here we come; gourmet guide to Great Britain, and more

FOOD & DRINK

26 Top of the class(es) Cooking classes that will help make you a master chef 27 Make a paleo Christmas cake And how a chef swapped rich, creamy cooking for the paleo way 28 View from the roof Best bars with a skyline view; plus, meat or veg – top spots to satisfy your taste buds

WHAT’S ON

30 Playdate with dinosaurs Plenty of holiday fun for kids; ways to celebrate Christmas in the city 32 Scots share the love in Oz Belle & Sebastian make a welcome return to Brisbane; all aboard the Woodford Express, and more

GALLERY

34 Day in the life Passengers in transit at Brisbane Airport

LAST WORD

36 Cate Campbell, Olympic and World Champion swimmer What she loves about Brisbane

BNE December 2014/January 2015 |

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Cover: Johnny Depp photographed

by Marcel Hartmann