Top 10 Fun Events in Australia - hostelbookers
A nation on hold for a day at the races, football in a cricket ground, sunny New Year's Eve festivals and one of the biggest Gay Pride events in the world. We just about managed to keep our favourite events in Australia to 10...
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival - The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival buzz ripples through the city as Melburnians grapple with a gastronomic playground that could bring you anything from sushi on secret roof terraces to cosy basement beverages. The ‘want to try this at home’ lot should sign up to one of the masterclasses and keep an eye on their website for the latest events
Australia Day in Sydney - it’s a national holiday, so with a day off work, that means partying and doing something that little bit special. For the budget traveller it also means an easy day of free events planned in most cities and towns across Australia. It is held every year on 26th January to mark the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788
Haggerstone Island - A unique privately owned guest house catering for up to ten guests. Situated at the remote northern end of the Great Barrier Reef, it is adjacent to the uninhabited Cape York coast line. Guests choose their daily adventure from fishing, snorkelling, exploring uninhabited islands and mainland beach, bays and rivers.
Tropfest - Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is a free, outdoor event. Set in Sydney's beautiful Centennial Park, a summer calendar would be naked without it! The atmosphere is electric and the film screening is well attended by Australian film celebrities and thousands of Sydneysiders.
Hopman Cup - The Hopman Cup is an annual international team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early January (sometimes commencing in late December) each year, which plays mixed-gender teams on a country-by-country basis. It is also known as the Championships.
Vivid Sydney - Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.
Camel Cup - The Camel Cup is an annual camel racing festival held in Australia. The race usually takes place at Blatherskite Park in the town Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The event is organised by the Alice Springs Lions Club and Apex Club of Central Australia.