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Your guide to Hong Kong this Rugby Sevens
Early next April, Hong Kong will be hosting the biggest party of the year. The Rugby Sevens are coming to town from April 7 to 9, and the city is set to spring to life with edge-of-your-seat sportsmanship and plenty of parties, side gigs and excitement. Featuring 28 teams and 120,000 fans, this time of year is when the world truly comes out to play in this spectacular city. There are direct flights departing from Australia to Hong Kong several times daily, and the flight time is under ten hours. That makes this trip an easy first step into a world of action. What's more, April is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong. Sure, the Sevens are a reason to come, but Hong Kong Stadium can be a launch pad for a trip packed with amazing eating, celebrating and even wilderness adventures. Events Worldwide Travel are an official travel agent of the Hong Kong Sevens, so make sure to check out their special packages, and check out the Hong Kong Tourism Board for more inspiration. In the meantime here’s how to take advantage of the city, and linger a little longer once the Sevens are done.
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Hottest 100, coldest beers
Fancy spending the last holiday of January down at the pub? Ripper, mate. If you head to the Dove and Olive, Keg and Brew or the DOG Hotel this January 26, you'll find all three pubs are hosting Australia Day parties with Triple J’s Hottest 100 broadcasts all day long. They'll also be doing Mismatch Session Ale and Hills Apple Cider schooners for just $6.50 and $5 Carlton Draught, Good Ciders, Good Beers or Mad Dog Lagers. Why? Because they're not just celebrating the Hottest 100, they're celebrating the Hottest 100 Australian craft beers, with a social hashtag, sweeps and more. All three venues will be offering bargain food specials all day long as well as some fun Aussie Day themed chef’s specials. At the Dove and the DOG, you can grab yourself a steak and chips for only $12.50; while the KB is offering a jalapeno beef burger for the same price. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, all three venues will be dishing up homemade Aussie beef and vegemite pies. If that still isn’t enough; the KB and the Dove will also be offering lamb and tzatziki burgers and if you really want to be jumping for joy, then grab yourself some Kangaroo skewers from the DOG. There are chances to win prizes with any Carlton & United Breweries purchase. At the DOG you can win an Odysea surfboard; there is a men’s vintage bike from Reid Cycles up for grabs at the KB; and a summer backyard fun pack of an esky and banana chairs going at the Dove & Olive. So head for your closest local, fill
Win tickets to an exclusive Time out preview screening of Manchester by the Sea
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Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinemas Bondi
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