Events & Festivals


vivid sydney opera house
  Vivid Sydney is one of my favorite events of the year, and if you’re here to enjoy it (it starts tonight!), you’ll understand why. Although this festival is a mix of different features like art and music, it’s the lights that really make it something special. Take the Lighting of the Sails, for example. This event of light art […]

Vivid Sydney



christmas in Australia
Say goodbye to your winter hats and your well-stuffed goose; Christmas in Australia is a much different affair to those back in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s no snow, no cold weather and definitely no hot cocoa (unless you’re the type of person that enjoys hot beverages on extremely hot days). Christmas in Australia comes during the summer, so you can […]

Christmas in Australia



oprah
Oprah’s on! Tourism Australia and Oprah have teamed up in an event so massive that you would… well… only expect it on Oprah. The talk-show diva announced recently on her show that she would be taking her entire audience (all 300) to the land down under to film the first episode of her final season! As part of the experience, […]

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Floriade Festival
It’s just one of many, many flower and nature festivals that are out to kick-off the spring season in Australia. Floriade takes place annually in Canberra, the nation’s capital city, and is the largest event of its kind in the country featuring glorious beds of flowers, live entertainment and art, such as sculptures, throughout. The festival brings tourists in from […]

Floriade Festival in Canberra


City2Surf Fun Run
The 2010 City2Surf is about to take place on August 14, 2011 in downtown Sydney and its surrounds! Be aware that many streets will be blocked off, and public transportation will be inhibited in areas where the race will occur. The City2Surf race began in 1971 with a mere 2000 participants in Sydney. It is sponsored by The Sun-Herald and […]

The City2Surf Fun Run in Sydney



splendour in the grass
It starts the last weekend of this month! Are you going? Splendour in the Grass is a very popular music and arts festival that takes place during the Australian winter, usually in Byron Bay, New South Wales. The festival comes around every July and features heaps of bands and musical acts that result in lightning quick ticket sales. Splendour in […]

Splendour in the Grass – Music Festival



The Melbourne International Film Festival, or MIFF for short, takes place every year in the funky city of Melbourne. Featuring hundreds of films from over 50 countries, the festival is the most popular of its kind in all of Australia. Lasting for 17 days in the Australian winter season, the MIFF draws in nearly 200,000 in attendance, and brings in […]

The Melbourne International Film Festival – Facts, Tickets & Getting ...