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5 Waves Wave Machine

5 Waves Wave Machine

Australia’s Surf Lakes has developed this amazing wave machine that works in concert with man-made shorelines to break waves at multiple sizes and shapes with each pulse, so it can accommodate numerous surfers of different skill levels at the same time. Check out more footage of the machine in action here.

The Dinghy Derby

The Dinghy Derby

What started as a bet between two fishermen to see who could race to the pub fastest has turned into an annual tradition in Riverhead, Australia. Great Big Story gives us a look at this crazy high-speed boat race in which teams zip through tricky obstacles in tiny aluminum boats at speeds up to 90 km/h (~56 mph).

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Sounds of a City

Sounds of a City

We’ve seen other footage of empty cities, but Dayne Hudson’s short film takes a different approach, focusing not just on the stark visuals, but capturing the eerily quiet audio around Sydney, Australia during the 2020 pandemic. We’d be remiss not to mention sound designer and editor Mark Parry for his work on the piece.

Bruny Island Tiny House

Bruny Island Tiny House

Ever feel like just chucking it all and moving to a tiny house? Hunting for George takes us on a tour of a wonderful off-grid dream house located on Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia. Its got a full kitchen, a lofted bedroom, a chill dining space with idyllic views, and a hidden outdoor tub. Designed by Maguire + Devine Architects.

A Song About Birds

A Song About Birds

(PG-13: Language) The Van Vuuren Bros. present a little song about our fine-feathered friends, most of whom they really like, except maybe one. If you thought pigeons were rats with wings, wait until you meet a flock of Ibises down under.

Great Barrier Reef Overcapture

Great Barrier Reef Overcapture

Diver Phill Gordon captured this incredible, but all too short footage of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef using his GoPro Fusion 360ยบ camera, switching into “overcapture” mode to produce a spherical projection of the fish as they swim around his fellow undersea explorers.

The Sydney Opera House Illusion

The Sydney Opera House Illusion

DONG host Michael recently visited Sydney, Australia and noticed a strange optical illusion – the famed Sydney Opera House looks like it gets larger the further back you stand from a window looking out at it. Apparently, it’s related to the size and position of an object’s frame.

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford Ranger Raptor

Headed to Asia/Pacific markets first (then hopefully the US), the off-road ready version of Ford’s baby pickup packs a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, a 10-speed gearbox, Fox shocks, upgraded rear suspension, increased ride height, all-terrain drive modes, and much more.

Didgeridoin’ It Right

Didgeridoin’ It Right

The latest episode of The Gregory Brothers’ Song Voyage sees them off on a vacation in Australia, but they’re not singing about Vegemite sandwiches. Instead, they seem to be obsessed with their own land down under.

Endless Slip ‘N Slide

Endless Slip ‘N Slide

In celebration of Australia Day 2017, some folks set up the most ridiculous Slip ‘N Slide ever – by creating a ring-shaped path and a merry-go-round like contraption in the middle to drag riders atop its soapy surface.

Welcome to Atlantium

Welcome to Atlantium

Atlantium is a tiny self-declared sovereign state about 4 hours from Sydney, Australia, with about 3000 citizens in its current ranks. It was formed in the interest of creating a place where people of all kinds from around the world are welcome, and that values freedom above all.

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

If you thought that you could just stick a piece of fishing line on a piece of bamboo and call it a day, you’d be very wrong. Nick Taransky does it the right way, paistakingly handcrafting a proper split bamboo fly rod that we’d be truly proud to own.

Qantas Safety Video

Qantas Safety Video

Qantas’ new safety video takes passengers on a breathtaking tour of Australia while discussing the usual pre-flight instructions and warnings. We’ve never heard “deep vein thrombosis” said so invitingly.

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Koala Argument

Koala Argument

A tourist visiting Australia’s Great Otway National Park encountered a pair of Koalas in the midst of a heated discussion. Of course, the fight doesn’t seem so serious when the sound your mouth makes is that of a clown horn.

Gold Coast Time-Lapse

Gold Coast Time-Lapse

Joe Capra has captured the most beautiful scenery from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia in this stunning time-lapse. There are lots of cool helicopter shots and we also like how none of the folks on their SUPs fall down at 1:57.

Top End Time-Lapse

Top End Time-Lapse

A look at the beauty to be found in the northernmost region of Australia in this time-lapse captured by Glenn Walker using over 13,000 still images from a Nikon D7000 and a Canon 5d Mk2. Backing track by OKA.

LEGO Sydney Opera House

LEGO Sydney Opera House

LEGO extends its collection of architectural icons with this 2989-piece expert model of the world famous Sydney Opera House. Measures 25″(w) x 11″(h) x 15″ (d) when complete. Coming 9/2013 to the LEGO Shop for $319.99(USD).

Luna Park BMX Ride

Luna Park BMX Ride

Cinematic and moody, that’s just how we like our bike trick vids: here’s 2 minutes of a team of flatland BMX riders tricking through the empty, significantly historical Luna Park in Melbourne.

International Trick Shot Battle

International Trick Shot Battle

Trick shot master Brodie Smith and pals take on their frisbee and ball tossing counterparts Down Under. Contrary to what you might think, they don’t throw in the opposite direction as us.

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