AFL great says players are dealing with d**kheads when they go out

‘You’re dealing with d**kheads’: AFL great says players are constantly baited in public by punters trying to cause trouble – and understands actions of nightclub punch-up duo

  • Patrick Dangerfield, 31, says AFL players are ‘dealing with d**kheads’ at clubs
  • The Geelong great sympathises with Richmond duo Shai Bolton and Daniel Rioli
  • The Richmond pair found themselves in a nightclub brawl over the weekend 

AFL stars are constantly ‘dealing with d**kheads’ when they go out to bars and nightclubs and are often baited into responding, one of the game’s greats has said.

Geelong superstar and AFL Players Association chief Patrick Dangerfield said he was therefore not surprised Richmond duo Shai Bolton, 22, and Daniel Rioli, 24, ended up in a fight at Club YoYo in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday.

The late-night scuffle was sparked after Rioli’s girlfriend Paris Lawrence was subjected to ‘inappropriate behaviour’ by another club-goer.

Patrick Dangerfield of the Geelong Cats (left) is seen with his daughter Felicite (second from left) and wife Mardi and their son George at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Friday, November 22, 2019

Rioli received stitches above his eye after being punched and teammate Shai Bolton suffered a broken wrist that will stop him playing for two to three weeks.

‘The challenges are, especially when you go out and you are letting your hair down after a stressful week, is that you are dealing with d**kheads that pull out their phones at a nightclub and are just trying to film something to put on social media,’ Dangerfield told SEN Radio on Wednesday.

‘We have to treat our players like adults and they have to be able to go out and enjoy themselves, but you do deal with members of the general public that are out there for nothing but trouble.’

The AFL Players Association president said he sympathises with Bolton and Rioli because the duo were put in a difficult situation when something inappropriate happened to a partner.

Rioli (pictured with Ms Lawrence) was seen at training on Tuesday with bruising to his right eye

Rioli (pictured with Ms Lawrence) was seen at training on Tuesday with bruising to his right eye

Bolton's wrist was injured in the melee after he stepped in to back-up Rioli. He is pictured with his girlfriend Hasina

Bolton’s wrist was injured in the melee after he stepped in to back-up Rioli. He is pictured with his girlfriend Hasina

‘We still need to let our players live their lives. As soon as we don’t allow players to do that, that’s the moment we will have players step away from the game because it is not enjoyable,’ Dangerfeild said.

Richmond Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale on Tuesday offered a similar view, but added he wished they had simply removed themselves from the situation.

‘They took what steps were necessary, we’d rather they didn’t, we’d prefer they didn’t but they did,’ Gale said.

‘They’re young men and sometimes you can’t put old heads on young shoulders.

‘They took steps for what they deemed to be (appropriate) when you want to look after your partner, you want to look after your friends, but as hard as it is… we’d prefer them (to) just walk away.’

Rioli (left) was punched in the face and Bolton (right) suffered a broken wrist following the physical altercation at Club YoYo in Melbourne's CBD on Saturday. The pair are pictured together in August 2020

Rioli (left) was punched in the face and Bolton (right) suffered a broken wrist following the physical altercation at Club YoYo in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday. The pair are pictured together in August 2020

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Is Buddy Franklin FINISHED? The tell-tale signs AFL legend’s career ‘is coming to the end’

Is Buddy FINISHED? The tell-tale signs AFL legend’s career ‘is coming to the end’, according to another footy great

  • Kane Cornes has claimed Buddy Franklin’s career could be ‘coming to the end’
  • Cornes told Nine’s Footy Classified he saw two incidents that concerned him  
  • He said Buddy’s shots at goal were falling short saying it ‘never really happened’
  • Cornes was also concerned that Franklin was looking to ‘pass the ball off’ 
  • Saturday’s match was the first time that Buddy was kept goalless since 2018 

Buddy Franklin’s illustrious career is ‘coming to the end’ because the AFL great’s once-thundering left boot has deserted him due to injuries he can’t shake off.  

That’s according to Port Adelaide Hall of Famer Kane Cornes, who highlighted two worrying incidents during the Swans’ narrow defeat to Melbourne on Saturday night at the MCG. 

Franklin went goalless for the first time since 2018 and at times looked sluggish during his side’s nine-point loss, with Cornes suggesting it may signal the beginning of the end for the Sydney and Hawthorn champion. 

Buddy Franklin (pictured) struggled in the Swans’ clash against Melbourne on Saturday at the MCG. It was the first time since 2018 that Franklin had been kept goalless

Cornes told Nine’s Footy Classified two incidents highlighted Franklin was far from his best. 

The first was when Franklin’s kick at goal from just on the 50-metre arc and fell short. 

‘When has Buddy never made the distance from 52 metres out at the MCG?,’ Cornes questioned.

‘It’s never really happened, he’s never had a problem with his penetration, he’s looking to pass the ball off.’ 

Kane Cornes said was concerned he saw Franklin's career 'coming to the end pretty quickly'

Kane Cornes said was concerned he saw Franklin’s career ‘coming to the end pretty quickly’

Cornes then rolled footage showing Franklin chosing not to kick for goal from his favoured left pocket less than 50 metres out. 

‘This is Buddy’s spot, how many goals has he kicked of his 955 goals, a significant portion have come from this spot,’ said Cornes.

‘He doesn’t even have a shot from 50 metres out, so something is clearly up with his body.’  

The Melbourne clash was Franklin’s first game back after sustaining a knee injury in the round five Sydney derby against the GWS Giants.

Franklin was looking to 'pass the ball off' in the Swans' clash with Melbourne on Saturday night

Franklin was looking to ‘pass the ball off’ in the Swans’ clash with Melbourne on Saturday night

Cornes did mention that Franklin has rarely featured for the Swans in recent years making it hard to clarify what’s hindering his performances. 

‘He’s only played the 14 games in the last three years so he’s hardly played, so it’s hard to judge.’   

Cornes said he believed that Franklin was still carrying an injury.

‘He looks injured to me, or he looks like at times to be coming to the end pretty quickly,’ he said. 

Footy pundit Craig Hutchison agreed Franklin wasn’t at his best.

‘He was kicking it better pre-injury, I suspect he’s still injured,’ Hutchison said. 

Franklin is contracted with the Swans until the end of 2022 after signing a record nine-year, $10million deal in 2013.  

Franklin has only played in 14 games for the Swans over the last three years. He is pictured with his wife Jesinta Campbell before a Swans' function for the Brownlow medal in 2016

Franklin has only played in 14 games for the Swans over the last three years. He is pictured with his wife Jesinta Campbell before a Swans’ function for the Brownlow medal in 2016

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This impossibly simple McDonald’s coffee ‘hack’ has been dubbed ‘the best ever’

This impossibly simple McDonald’s coffee ‘hack’ has been dubbed ‘the best ever’ – but the DIY drink will set you back $8.25

  • An Australian man has tried out the viral McDonald’s thickshake hack
  • Brad Canning saw the viral hack on TikTok from a user in the UK and tried it 
  • He put his own spin on the drive-thru trick and said it was the best hack ever

An Australian man has put a viral ‘McDonald’s coffee hack’ to the test and declared it the best TikTok tip ever.

Melbourne man Brad Canning headed straight to his closest McDonald’s restaurant after seeing the viral trend surging on the social media platform.

The trick is said to lead to ‘the best ice coffee shake’ and is done by buying a vanilla thickshake and an espresso shot and combining the two.

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Melbourne man Brad Canning headed straight to his closest McDonald’s restaurant after seeing the viral coffee trend surging on the social media platform

The trend calls for a McDonald's thickshake and an espresso shot to be combined

The trend calls for a McDonald’s thickshake and an espresso shot to be combined

The hack originated in the UK, Australian McDonald’s restaurants already have a coffee thickshake so Brad added his own twist to make it something unique.

Taking a single espresso shot and a large chocolate thickshake Brad made a mocha thickshake, he told Daily Mail Australia the $8.25 was ‘delicious’.

‘Okay, final thoughts, probably the best life hack ever,’ he said, slurping down the drink.

The video started with the influencer who has 4.5million likes on the platform racing to his car, after seeing the hack done by someone else online.

‘To say that I ran to my car is an understatement,’ he said.

‘I don’t even have shoes on, I am trying this right this second.’

His video was likes 15,000 times in just two days – but not everyone was convinced.

‘That does look good – but they already have coffee shakes – I wonder which one is nicer,’ one woman asked.

One woman said there was no point to the hack because Australia already have coffee shakes.

Taking a single espresso shot and a large chocolate thickshake Brad made a mocha thickshake, he told Daily Mail Australia the $8.25 was 'delicious'

Taking a single espresso shot and a large chocolate thickshake Brad made a mocha thickshake, he told Daily Mail Australia the $8.25 was ‘delicious’

The influencer filmed himself trying the shake for the first time

The influencer filmed himself trying the shake for the first time

And decided it was delicious - describing it as the best life hack ever

And decided it was delicious – describing it as the best life hack ever

But other defended the man’s decision to make a mocha shake, tweaking the hack. 

Others said the ‘coffee syrup’ used in the shakes isn’t as good as the hack version.

‘Nothing compares to an espresso shot in a vanilla shake,’ one man said. 

Others loved the idea – tagging their friends and asking to try ‘asap’.

‘Oh, now I have to go to Maccas right now,’ laughed onw woman.

Others said the video maker was living in the past.

‘I have been doing this for years, nothing new here,’ one man said.

‘I started doing this last time they got rid of the coffee shakes,’ one woman commented. 

Others said they would go for a double or triple shot of coffee in a shake, but Brad said one shot was enough. 

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Rita Ora wears affordable pieces from Melbourne jewellery brand Alix Yang

How to get your hands on Rita Ora’s favourite ‘everyday’ jewellery from an affordable Australian label

  • British-Kosovar popstar Rita Ora has a new favourite jewellery brand
  • The 30-year-old has been wearing designs from Melbourne label, Alix Yang
  • Rita temporarily relocated to Australia to film the 2021 season of The Voice

A trendy Australian jewellery brand is enjoying its newly-minted status as Rita Ora’s first choice for everyday necklaces and earrings.

The British-Kosovar popstar, 30, has been wearing designs from Melbourne label Alix Yang since relocating to Sydney to film the 2021 season of The Voice Australia.

Rita, who is a judge on the show alongside Keith Urban, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian, reportedly ‘can’t get enough’ of the boutique brand since she was gifted a selection of its range by Australian stylist, Jana Bartolo. 

The ‘Hot Right Now’ hitmaker has been spotted outside cafes and gyms across the Harbour City sporting a selection of the chunky gold earrings and chain link necklaces Alix Yang is famous for.

The 30-year-old British-Kosovar popstar (pictured) has been spotted across Sydney sporting a selection of earrings and necklaces from Melbourne jewellery brand, Alix Yang

In this sizzling bikini shot taken on Bondi Beach, the Pristina-born songwriter is seen with a pair of $129 Moana hoop earrings and a stack of chains that includes the $159 Everlee pendant

In this sizzling bikini shot taken on Bondi Beach, the Pristina-born songwriter is seen with a pair of $129 Moana hoop earrings and a stack of chains that includes the $159 Everlee pendant

Rita's favourites: The $129 Moana hoop earrings from Melbourne jewellery brand, Alix Yang

She also loves the $159 Everlee pendant

Rita’s favourites: The $129 Moana hoops (left) and the $159 Everlee pendant (right) from Melbourne jewellery brand, Alix Yang

Launched in 2017, Alix Yang creates timeless jewellery for ‘every girl’, with a range of classic rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets designed to be worn and loved forever. 

Rita has worn the brand in almost all of her recent Instagram photos.

In a series of sizzling bikini shots taken on Bondi Beach, the Pristina-born songwriter is seen with a pair of $129 Moana hoop earrings and a stack of chains that includes the $159 Everlee pendant.

Rita also shared selfies taken in her car and walk-in wardrobe where she wears the $129 Cleo and $129 Fleur chains linked around her neck. 

Rita also shared selfies taken in her car and walk-in wardrobe where she wears the $129 Cleo and $129 Fleur chains linked around her neck

Rita also shared selfies taken in her car and walk-in wardrobe where she wears the $129 Cleo and $129 Fleur chains linked around her neck

The 'Hot Right Now' hitmaker (pictured wearing more Alix Yang pieces) has temporarily relocated to Sydney to film the 2021 season of The Voice Australia

The ‘Hot Right Now’ hitmaker (pictured wearing more Alix Yang pieces) has temporarily relocated to Sydney to film the 2021 season of The Voice Australia

The chart-topping artist landed in Australia at the start of February to film the new season of The Voice, production of which has now officially wrapped. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, producers have filmed a number of endings in order to keep the winner’s identity a secret.

The finale was shot on Sunday at Carriageworks in Sydney, with coaches Rita, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy in attendance. 

Now that her filming commitments have been completed, Rita is expected to return to the UK in the coming weeks.

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MAFS: Jake Edwards moves to the Gold Coast with girlfriend Sophie Guidolin

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight’s Jake Edwards is relocating to the Gold Coast to live with his girlfriend Sophie Guidolin – after getting her name tattooed on his body

Married At First Sight star Jake Edwards recently announced he got his new girlfriend Sophie Guidolin’s name tattooed across his stomach.

And on Saturday, the Melbourne-based charity CEO, 33, revealed his plans to permanently relocate to the Gold Coast to live with the mother of four, 32.

‘I’ve just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I’ll be becoming a resident for sure,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. 

Happy in love! Married At First Sight groom Jake Edwards, 33, (left) has revealed plans to permanently relocate to the Gold Coast to be with his girlfriend Sophie Guidolin (right)

Jake and Sophie confirmed their romance when they were spotted holidaying in Noosa while his doomed ‘marriage’ to Beck Zemek was still unravelling on TV.

‘I’m very happy at the moment, I couldn’t have asked for a better result in terms of my love life,’ Jake said of his new relationship.

‘Sophie has been my rock, she’s been my strength, and has been there for me, and vice versa, ever since we met,’ he added.

Smitten: 'I've just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I'll be becoming a resident for sure,' he told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday

Smitten: ‘I’ve just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I’ll be becoming a resident for sure,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday

Speaking of his whirlwind romance, Jake continued: ‘It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that’s what we are both focusing on right now.

‘We just want to continue our lives together and focus on work.’

It comes just weeks after Jake shared new details about his whirlwind romance with the personal trainer and nutritionist. 

Smitten: 'It's been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that's what we are both focusing on right now,' he gushed

Smitten: ‘It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that’s what we are both focusing on right now,’ he gushed 

Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners Jake had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body.

‘My favourite birthday gift was a tattoo on Jake of my name, which is across him, which is really beautiful,’ she said.

‘For me, it wasn’t an issue at all,’ Jake said of getting Sophie’s name inked.

Lasting love: Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners the charity CEO had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body. Pictured in April

Lasting love: Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners the charity CEO had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body. Pictured in April

‘I’ve always said I’ll never get a woman’s name tattooed on me,’ he added, before revealing Sophie was soon able to change that.

Jake and Sophie confirmed their romance when they were spotted enjoying a romantic Noosa getaway while MAFS was still airing on Nine.

At the time, Sophie also confirmed she was in a new relationship by sharing a photo of herself cuddling a man whose upper-arm tattoos matched Jake’s.  

Forever! Jake went on to tell listeners that while they may have not been together for long, he knows she's ' the one'

Forever! Jake went on to tell listeners that while they may have not been together for long, he knows she’s ‘ the one’

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Tanker truck ploughs into pedestrians in Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, with two fighting for life

Tanker truck ploughs into pedestrians leaving two fighting for life in hospital before fleeing the scene – as police hunt for the driver

  • Truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street
  • It smashed into a traffic light and the pedestrians, who are in their 20s and 30s 
  • Emergency crews arrived to find two people trapped inside the truck

Two young men are fighting for life in hospital after a tanker truck ploughed into four men and a woman in Melbourne.

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank at about 7pm on Thursday.

It smashed into a traffic light and the pedestrians, in their 20s and 30s, before the driver fled the scene.

Emergency crews arrived to find two people trapped inside the truck after the traffic light fell on it.

Emergency crews arrived to find two people trapped inside the truck after the traffic light fell on it. Pictured: The scene of the smash

About 15  Heavy Rescue firefighters freed the pair.

The group have been taken to hospital and two are in a critical condition.

A police manhunt is underway to find the driver.

Detectives have urged witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward. 

City Road between Southbank Boulevard and Power Street remained closed at 9pm. 

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank (pictured)

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank (pictured)

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Richmond star Dustin Martin hints at a move to Sydney as he praises the ‘better weather’

Richmond star Dustin Martin hints at a move to Sydney as he praises the ‘better weather’ and ‘awesome beaches’ compared to Melbourne

Rumours are swirling that AFL superstar Dustin Martin is relocating to Sydney.

And on Wednesday, the 29-year-old Richmond player fuelled speculation he was looking to move from Melbourne to the Harbour City.

During an interview with Pedestrian, Dustin praised Sydney for its ‘better weather’ and ‘awesome beaches’.

Relocating? Richmond star Dustin Martin has hinted at a move to Sydney, praising the Harbour City for its ‘better weather’ and ‘awesome beaches’ compared to Melbourne

He explained: ‘I love both [Melbourne and Sydney] but they are both so different so it’s hard to compare.’

Dustin added: ‘Obviously, Sydney’s beaches are awesome and the weather is better. Then Melbourne has awesome cafés and restaurants.’

The AFL superstar spent his teenage years in Sydney, living with his dad and playing football.

In 2007, Dustin returned to Melbourne to live with his mother and was drafted by Richmond two years later.

Hinting: During a recent interview, Dustin said: 'Obviously, Sydney's beaches are awesome and the weather is better. Then Melbourne has awesome cafés and restaurants'

Hinting: During a recent interview, Dustin said: ‘Obviously, Sydney’s beaches are awesome and the weather is better. Then Melbourne has awesome cafés and restaurants’

Earlier this year, Dustin’s agent Ralph Carr sparked rumours the footballer could make a shock move to Sydney.

Carr said ‘he loves Sydney’ when asked about the Brownlow Medallist’s history in the city since he grew up in Camden, on Sydney’s southwest fringe.

‘Dusty loves Sydney,’ he told Daily Telegraph.

‘He’s there a lot and he originally lived in Camden with his dad. You’ve got to live there to really know how good it is.’

Interstate: Earlier this year, Dustin's agent Ralph Carr sparked rumours the footballer could make a shock move to Sydney

Interstate: Earlier this year, Dustin’s agent Ralph Carr sparked rumours the footballer could make a shock move to Sydney

Although Dustin plays for the Richmond Tigers in Melbourne, he spends most of his off-season in Sydney.

Dustin and Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin are both out of contract after the 2022 season and if Martin made the move to Sydney, the older star’s career could be over.

Franklin commanded a nine-year contract worth $10million with the Swans.

Travelling: Although Martin plays for the Richmond Tigers in Melbourne, he spends most of his off-season in Sydney

Travelling: Although Martin plays for the Richmond Tigers in Melbourne, he spends most of his off-season in Sydney

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Young man in his 20s in a critical condition after being hit by a truck on a busy Melbourne freeway

Pedestrian in his 20s is fighting for life with massive injuries all over his body after being hit by a truck on a busy freeway

  • A young man in his 20’s was hit by a truck on a busy Melbourne highway
  • Pedestrian suffered lower and upper body injuries as a result of the collision
  • He has been transferred to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition 

A young man is fighting for life in hospital with massive injuries all over his body after being hit by a truck on a busy highway.

Paramedics rushed to to the Western Ring Road in Sunshine West, Melbourne, about 9.40am after shocked witnesses called triple-0.

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and rushed to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition

Paramedics were called to the Western Ring Road in Sunshine West around 9:40am on Wednesday morning, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a truck

The collision closed all Atona-bound lanes of the major freeway and caused standstill traffic, however they were reopened just after 11am. 

It is understood the truck driver stopped to help at the scene.  

The major collision disrupted all Atona-bound lanes of the major Melbourne freeway which were closed until 11am

The major collision disrupted all Atona-bound lanes of the major Melbourne freeway which were closed until 11am

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Travellers visit the Pillars, Mount Martha for a slice of Europe in Australia

A slice of Greece without leaving Australia: Travellers are flocking to this spectacular seaside spot for the perfect weekend adventure

  • Holiday-starved Australians are flocking to a hidden cliff south of Melbourne 
  • The Pillars, Mount Martha looks just like a spot along the Mediterranean coast
  • The ‘Instagrammable’ destination has been thronged with visitors since summer 
  • It’s popular among swimmers, cliff jumpers and sunset photographers 

Holiday-starved Australians are flocking to a hidden cliff overlooking the ocean that looks just like a spot along the Mediterranean coast.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Pillars was an upscale European resort, but it’s really a set of sandstone cliffs on the Mornington Peninsula, 83 kilometres south of Melbourne.

Travellers have been visiting the cliffs to sate their hunger for adventure while Australia’s international borders remain closed, with any reopening beyond New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble unlikely until October at the earliest.

Popular among swimmers, cliff jumpers and photographers in search of scenic landscape shots, the ‘Instagrammable’ destination has been thronged with millennials since the start of summer.

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Holiday-starved Australians are flocking to a hidden cliff overlooking the ocean that looks just like a spot along the Mediterranean coast

Travellers have been visiting the cliffs to sate their hunger for adventure while Australia's international borders remain closed

Travellers have been visiting the cliffs to sate their hunger for adventure while Australia’s international borders remain closed

The cliffs can be reached by driving to Marguerita Avenue in Mount Martha, parking along a few streets back from the beach and walking towards Deakin Drive.

There are no signs for the Pillars, but a well-worn walking trail just off Deakin Drive leads down to the water. 

Social media is littered with rave reviews from visitors, with many branding it one of Victoria’s ‘must see’ attractions. 

‘Proof we don’t need to travel very far for a taste of Europe,’ one woman wrote under an Instagram photo of the crystal clear water.

‘Glorious spot,’ said a second, while a third added: ‘Major Mediterranean vibes.’ 

Social media is littered with rave reviews from visitors, with many branding it one of Victoria's 'must see' attractions

Social media is littered with rave reviews from visitors, with many branding it one of Victoria’s ‘must see’ attractions

The area is popular among swimmers, cliff jumpers and photographers

The 'Instagrammable' destination has been thronged with millennials since the start of summer

Popular among swimmers, cliff jumpers and photographers, the ‘Instagrammable’ destination has been thronged with millennials since the start of summer

Travellers say the Pillars (pictured) are 'proof we don't need to travel very far for a taste of Europe'

Travellers say the Pillars (pictured) are ‘proof we don’t need to travel very far for a taste of Europe’

A video uploaded to TikTok by travel blogger The Wanderlust Times shows visitors plunging into the turquoise water as the sun beams down on the golden cliff face.

The clip, which has racked up over 700,000 ‘likes’ since it was posted online on February 28, has drawn hundreds of delighted responses.

However local viewers were less impressed, with some slamming the videographer for encouraging tourists to ‘invade’ the area.

The Pillars are not the only breathtaking Australian attraction drawing record numbers of tourists this year.

An 'enchanting' laneway (pictured) tinged with a yellow haze is drawing tourists to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales

An ‘enchanting’ laneway (pictured) tinged with a yellow haze is drawing tourists to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold

Further north, Sydneysiders are spending their weekends at an ‘enchanting’ laneway tinged with a yellow haze that’s hidden in the Blue Mountains.

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, a tiny town of 311 about 166 kilometres west of Sydney CBD, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold.

Millennials have been flocking to the lane to take photos to fill their Instagram feeds while overseas travel remains a distant dream.

Meadow Flat, a tiny town of 311 residents 166km west of Sydney

Meadow Flat, a tiny town of 311 residents 166km west of Sydney

Travel-starved millennials have been flocking to the lane (pictured) to take photos to fill their Instagram feeds while Australia's international borders remain shut

These photos have drawn delighted responses online, with many marvelling over the vibrancy of Australia's landscape

Travel-starved millennials have been flocking to the lane (pictured) to take photos to fill their Instagram feeds while Australia’s international borders remain shut

These photos have drawn delighted responses online, with many marvelling over the vibrancy of Australia’s landscape. 

‘Those colours are incredible,’ one woman wrote.

‘In disbelief at how gorgeous this is,’ said a second.

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Shane Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan sells her $3.8million mansion in Brighton

Shane Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan sells her $3.8million mansion in the upmarket Melbourne suburb of Brighton after failing to sell it at auction

Shane Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan has finally sold her mansion in Melbourne’s Brighton two months after it failed to sell at auction.

The 51-year-old secured a buyer for the property which was listed for $3.55million to $3.8million.

The incredible home, which passed in at auction in March, was recently sold but the price hasn’t been disclosed.

It’s  a deal! Shane Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan (pictured) has sold her $3.8million mansion in the upmarket Melbourne suburb of Brighton after failing to sell it at auction

Marshall White real estate director Matthew Pillios told realestate.com.au, everyone involved in the sale is happy with the price.

‘It was a great sale, a very happy vendor, she’s one of the great vendors that we’ve had — and it’s an epic pad,’ he said.

Simone had purchased the property back in 2017 for $2.4million.

Off the market: The incredible home, which passed in at auction in March, recently sold but the price hasn't been disclosed

Off the market: The incredible home, which passed in at auction in March, recently sold but the price hasn’t been disclosed

The three-storey home features open-plan living and has a self-contained guest wing with two bedrooms.

The property also has a marble kitchen, a magnesium plunge pool and the rooftop area offers stunning views.

It features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.

Spacious: The home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow

Spacious: The home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow

After buying it in 2017, Simone transformed the 1980s property into a modern home and added an extension to the front.

Simone married cricket legend Shane in 1995 but they separated in 2005. They tried to save their marriage but split for good two years later.

The former couple share three children – daughters Brooke, 22, and Summer, 19, and son Jackson, 21.

Past: Simone married cricket legend Shane in 1995 but they separated in 2005. They tried to save their marriage but split for good two years later

Past: Simone married cricket legend Shane in 1995 but they separated in 2005. They tried to save their marriage but split for good two years later

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