Matesong Music Video: Tour Like Kylie Minogue And Mates
Take a tour of Australia like Kylie Minogue and her Aussie mates during the filming of Matesong.
Follow in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue and her Aussie mates including Adam Hills, Shane Warne, Ash Barty and Ian Thorpe, and come to Australia to kick off your shoes, go to the beach and hang with impressive marsupials... especially the quokkas.
Here are a few of the best Australian destinations Kylie and her mates travelled to during the filming of the Matesong music video, plus a few local favourites. So take your pick and come explore the land Down Under.
See you soon then, yeah?
To anyone wondering about visiting Australia, I would say, ‘Why wouldn’t you?’. We have so much to offer here, not only with the beautiful landscapes, but with the people and the hospitality, too.
First stop: Sandringham Beach
A world away from HRH Queen Elizabeth’s private residence, Sandringham Beach is still fit for a royal. This stretch of sand, located about 30 minutes from Flinders Street station, Melbourne, is where Kylie Minogue and Adam Hills begin their Matesong journey.
After soaking up the sun, head into Melbourne. The city is a not only a cultural capital but a sporting one too, as tennis champion Ash Barty shows us in her Matesong cameo at tennis venue Melbourne Park. But some of the biggest sporting events held in Melbourne are cricket matches – and as former Australian cricketer Shane Warne reveals in the video, the friendly competition between Australia and the UK is real when it comes to sport, especially in a game of backyard cricket!Show more
Next up: Sydney and surrounds
Sydney is a city of golden beaches, coastal walks and waterfront restaurants. Follow in Kylie’s footsteps and make your first stop Taronga Zoo. Home to more than 4,000 animals along the shores of Sydney Harbour, Taronga offers more than your average zoo experience.
Sydney’s beaches are central to the city’s coastal lifestyle, so it’s no wonder Kylie strolled along the sands of more than one while visiting the Harbour City. The suburb of Coogee in Sydney's south east is home to not only a beautiful beach but also stunning tidal pools called Wylie’s Baths. It’s here that Kylie and Adam relax poolside with the locals, but don’t miss the chance for a dip in the refreshing water on a visit there.Show more
Continue the tour: Byron Bay
Kylie feels right at home in the breezy, beachy town of Byron Bay. If you’re keen for a Byron holiday like Kylie’s, then beach yoga is a must. Feel the sand warm up beneath your feet as the sun rises on the horizon at First Light Beachfront Yoga; it’s complimentary for guests staying at Elements of Byron. But if you're looking for more of an adrenaline-pumping adventure, there's no shortage of those either; Byron's beaches also offer surfing, kayaking and horse riding along the shore.Show more
Next stop: Heart Reef
It’s no surprise that Kylie’s mate and former Olympian Ian Thorpe is at home in the water thanks to his successful swimming career, and there’s no better place for a dip than the Great Barrier Reef. Though this incredible natural wonder stretches over 2,300 kilometres (1,430 miles), Cairns is considered the gateway to many of the region’s best experiences, like snorkelling and scuba diving.
For a taste of island life, the Whitsunday Islands are ideal. Resting right next to the reef, this archipelago of 74 tropical islands is home to abundant marine life, white sand beaches and luxurious lodges. From Hamilton Island’s qualia resort you can experience Heart Reef in unforgettable fashion, just like Ian. Take off in a helicopter to view the heart-shaped wonder from above before landing on the private Heart Island pontoon. Dive from the platform into the ocean to snorkel around the walls of coral surrounding Heart Reef.Show more
Head to the centre: Uluru
This was my first time visiting Uluru, and it’s as overwhelming, epic and inspiring as I imagined and dreamt it would be
The Red Centre is one of Australia’s most impressive destinations, so Kylie couldn’t miss it when she travelled around Australia for the Matesong music video.
Uluru is the centrepiece of the region – a 348-metre (1,142-foot) red monolith sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. Simply staring at the burnt red rock is a profound experience, but there are several other ways to appreciate its beauty. Take a helicopter tour over the awe-inspiring landscape, Segway or hike around the base of the rock, or sign up for an Aboriginal art class that starts with a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru.
Final leg: Rottnest Island
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Australia is filled with one-of-a-kind animals, but there’s only one that has been dubbed ‘the happiest animal on Earth.’
Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, is the only place in the world you’ll find quokkas. In fact, about 10,000 of these adorable marsupials roam Rottnest. You can reach the island by ferry, which leaves from the Perth suburb of Fremantle. The major drawcard here is the chance to snap a photo with a quokka – Kylie and her mates snapped a few – but you can also explore beaches, bike through bushland and even skydive.Show more