Ord Valley Muster to turn 20 in 2021

Head to the Kimberley for the Ord Valley Muster. Picture: Sarah Duguid Photography
Head to the Kimberley for the Ord Valley Muster. Picture: Sarah Duguid Photography

Yeehaw! Round 'em up

The Kimberley's biggest annual festival, the Ord Valley Muster, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021.

A culmination of food, wine, comedy and music in one of Australia's most beautiful regions, the muster has a fantastic event line-up for 21-29 May 2021.

The Kimberley Moon Experience is the biggest music concert and the highlight of the Ord Valley Muster. Past performers include John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Bernard Fanning. Another highlight is Auntie Boo's Variety Dinner. Grab a ticket and reserve your seat for a night of comedy, burlesque and circus.

Emirates to cover COVID-19 expenses for fliers

Emirates, has announced it will offer free coverage for expenses related to COVID-19, including medical costs up to $245,000 and quarantine expenses of about $160 per day for two weeks for any passenger diagnosed with COVID-19 during travel.

The cover will be free for all passengers, regardless of which class they fly, on flights prior to September 1. Passengers are not required to fill out any forms, they just need to call a dedicated hotline if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 while travelling.

Dine with the koalas

Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour, Sydney, is hosting something special.

Book the entire zoo for a special dinner with nine of your friends. You'll enjoy a delicious meal and meet some of the attraction's special residents.

As the chefs put the finishing touches on your dinner, you can make your way up to the koala rooftop to get up close and personal with reptiles and koalas, including the newborn koala joeys, Ilani and Jasper. After you snap some selfies with the joeys, dine on a three-course dinner with a two-hour premium drinks package. The cost for a group of 10 people is $2000 and includes the private tour, animal encounters, all food and beverages.

Ponant restarts Arctic cruises

French luxury line Ponant has resumed sailings to the Arctic aboard the lush Le Boréal.

The first cruise departed on 18 July 2020. And from now until September, there are three new Arctic itineraries scheduled, ranging from 13 to 22 nights.

Destinations include: the Bering Strait; one of the most remote parts of the world, Chukotka in Russia's far east; Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve in Norway; the Kuril Islands and the Northeast Passage. Guests will see polar bears, a range of seabirds, walruses, bears and arctic foxes.

The 22-night cruise is due to depart on August 26, sailing from Norway to the Russia Far East. The voyage will take you to some of the planet's most remote regions.

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