Festivals amp; Events


I know October probably isn’t the first month of the year you would think of to come visit Sydney. BUT! it shoudl be! October really is one of the best months of the year. Spring is just kicking into high gear, and with it- the party season. People are just creeping out from under the blanket of winter gloom and […]

Sydney in October, a month not to be missed


Alice Springs has a TV show (The Alice), is near Uluru, and is famous for it’s quirky festival- the Henley on the Todd Boat Regatta. The Aussies have such a great sense of humour and love “taking the piss” out of themselves. The Dry River Regatta is a perfect example of this. The fact that the nearest body of water […]

Alice Springs Dry River Boat Race


The Rocks Precinct is one of the coolest areas in Sydney. Frequented by tourists as well as locals, it is the home to pubs, entertainment venues, historic sights, markets, and one amazing pancake house. This weekend it plays host to the much anticipated Aroma Festival. Coffee, Chocolate, and Spices. Yum! If you are visiting Sydney this weekend, or you live […]

The Rocks, Satisfy your Java Craving: July 22nd, 2007



Are you in Australia and looking for something unique and different to do? Right up there with the Lightning Ridge Great Goat Races and the Parkes Elvis Festival, The Birdsville Races are quintessentially Aussie. The Aussies looooove their horse racing. The glamour, the excitement, the money, the thunder of the hooves, and the cold refreshment of the booze. Birdsville is […]

Outback Australia, The Birdsville Races


DJ’s, Films, Live Blues Performances, Hula Hoop lessons…The Sydney Film Festival has it all! The Sydney Film Festival is New South Wales’ pre-eminent showcase for contemporary cinema from Australia and around the world. Established in 1954, Sydney Film Festival is a major cultural event on the city’s social calendar and one of the world’s longest running film festivals. Our festival […]

Sydney Film Festival, June 8-24


Happy First Day of Winter! June 11th is a Holiday for NSW and VIC. I think it is Monday the 4th for WA. What is this holiday you ask? The Queens Birthday! Pay no mind to the fact her birthday is actually in April, The Aussies have decided to celebrate it in June (Well 3 states anyway). So take note- […]

June Long Weekend- Free Jazz Festival at Darling Harbour!



Put on your slickest gear, hop on your vespa and prepare to speak the international language of Luuuuuuv! It is Sydney Italian Festival time again! Fashion, design, Food, Wine, film, Music, and of course Sport all feature as the main components of the festival. Taste Gelatto, Watch a film with gorgeous actors, drinks some wine and come see the history […]

Sydney Italian Festival, Viva Italia until June 11th


Considering a winter getaway in Australia or overseas? The snow travel expo has more than 50 international and domestic resorts represented as well as 15 snow travel wholesalers airlines and equipment manufacturers. It provides an opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to find the best deal on alpine holidays, speak to resort representatives and experts, and pick up valuable tips. There […]

Darling Harbour, Snow Travel Expo


I love it when there is free Culture Vulture stuff, and what better venue than the Opera House. As Part of Sorry Day, The Opera House is hosting an Indigenous Film Festival. Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival 12 – 14 May Presenter: Sydney Opera House in association with the Australian Film Commission and Indigenous Screen Australia Venue: Playhouse Message Sticks […]

Sydney Opera House, Free Stuff in May



The Easter Celebrations in Lightning Ridge are one of the must do outrageous country town festivals. Right up there with the Parkes Elvis Festival, Lightning Ridge has made a name for itself with their annual Great Goat Race! Accomodation– Motels book out a year in advance- so start calling now! If you don’t mind camping or staying a bit out […]

Lightning Ridge, Easter Celebration Tips #3 Food and Accomodation