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4 Brisbane Airport News Reconciliation Action Plan; runway upgrades; applications open for community grants and more 6 Brisbane Insider Everest conqueror’s next challenge; Quandamooka Festival; new airport artist-in-residence and more 9 This is Brisbane The exhibition that reveals the city’s living personality 10 Keith Urban A candid interview about his music, marriage and more ahead of his concert tour coming to Brisbane


12 Force of nature Accessories that take their inspiration from the Australian Outback


14 Culture + cool in Amsterdam It’s a clash of ultra modern and old world charm that makes this city cool 17 WIN airfares to Amsterdam Enter our competition for a chance to win air tickets for two to Amsterdam 18 5 islands in 5 days There are plenty to choose from in the Solomon Islands 20 Into the biosphere Exploring Noosa’s eco treasures is a wild experience 22 Newcastle’s new age The former industrial city is rejuvenated by a new generation of artisans 26 Escape extra Swim with whales; more flights to Taiwan; desert light show; Bali’s better side and more


28 Top spots for riverside dining In September it’s prime position for Riverfire fireworks and spectacular views 30 Eat and go dining Food blogger Kerry Heaney taste tests the new dining precinct at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal 30 Newworld food Sample the flavours of Mexico, Vietnam and Turkey without leaving the city

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msterdam has long been

considerd a hipster city and

in this issue you will see why

– from its avant garde architecture

(including the EYE film museum,



to its arty Noord neighbourhood and

the ‘brown cafés’ on the canals. Once

you’ve read our cool city guide (on

p14) you’ll want to win those tickets to

get there (see p17). In the meantime

cool your heels with some great world

theatre experiences during Brisbane

Festival in September. It’s spring ... it’s

time to end winter hibernation and

get out there ...




32 Play plucked from the headlines Real-life news inspires premiere play; Dynamo shows us his magic; chalk art; surfside sculptures 34 Brisbane Festival hot picks Plus the role every actress wants to play and a calendar of events for September and October


36 Hannah Bronte, artist What she likes about Brisbane


39 Day in the life Passengers in transit at Brisbane Airport


38 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 40 Destination map 43 Brisbane metro map

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