October’s Featured Attractions and Activities

From race tracks and drag clubs, to vintage railways, this month delivers fun and exciting activities to help get you through the fall.

Among our suggestions, you’ll also find an alpaca ranch and cooking classes. Seriously, no tricks, just treats!

Start by planning a trip with our recommendations, and let this be the perfect season for your dream holiday.

Kartodromo Aldeia da Serra

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Become a speed racer at Kartodromo Aldeia da Serra.

The track may be ideal for special events, like a birthday or family get-together.

It also works for anyone needing to change the pace and an activity a bit different from regular tourist sightseeing.

Harvard Alpaca Ranch

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Harvard Alpaca Ranch sits at the heart of the “apple country.”

The ranch offers farm tours and also includes an alpaca shop. Look for finished products as well as yarn made from alpaca wool. Ideal for DIY projects or gifts.

Rock’n’Roll Club

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Rock’n’Roll Club hosts live rock and DJ sets, also serving food and drinks.

The bar remains a great place to drop in to hear some music or grab a bite.

Enjoy an evening with friends, or come by to grab a burger and a beer.

Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway

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Take a fun journey on Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway.

This railway remains the only one in New Zealand to go through a town center. It also goes to the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.

This trip is the perfect activity for a family day, regardless of the weather.

YUCa’s Japanese Cooking

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YUCa’s Japanese Cooking gives people from different countries an opportunity to taste Japanese culture through cooking and food.

The classes focus on Japanese meals eaten everyday at home. Look also for the class about seasonal dishes.

The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets

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The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets is a food and crafts market.

Look for traditional and gourmet foods made on the spot.

Also available, market provisions by local producers, growers, and farmers.

Stop by on Saturday to stock up goodies or soak up the atmosphere.


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A drag comedy club, Rubyz is a great venue for hen and birthday parties, as well as other special occasions.

The menu caters to everyone, with a gluten-friendly kitchen and a range of starters, a main meal, and desserts.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill

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Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is the burial place of Patrick Henry, Virginia’s first elected governor.

Look for exhibited artwork and consider taking tours, attending special events, or participating in school outreach programs there.

Soderasens Turridning

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Soderasens Turridning can arrange horseback rides for all levels of riders.

The place offers tours that range from just a couple of hours to days, with sleeping accommodations included.

Also available is riding for the disabled.

Country Escape Tours

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Country Escape Tours offers full- or half-day tours to best wineries and vineyards in the area.

The operator also runs tours during which you can taste wine, beer, and spirits, as well as a horse riding trip with lunch included.

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