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Party time in the Northern Territory over winter months

COOLER temperature and the dry season up north usually means there’s a party going on in the Northern Territory, so jump in your Darwin car rental or Alice Springs car hire and get ready to enjoy one of these great events. Tourism Northern Territory gives us the heads up for coming months:
Beer Can Regatta (Darwin), July 9

See boats built of beer cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons put to the test! Get involved in some of the silly competitions that take place at this unique Top End festival. Thousands gather for this annual Darwin family […]

Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland

The second annual Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland over three days from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23.
The family-friendly event, which brings together a range of adventure sports into a single, ultimate outdoor festival provides athletes with events across several disciplines in some of the most beautiful wilderness in Australia.
Nestled in Victoria’s eastern corner, East Gippsland has a mild climate and stunning natural environment with high-country grandeur, isolated beaches, rugged coastal outcrops and Australia’s largest inland water system, the Gippsland Lakes.
It is rich in natural attractions, ranging from the remote wilderness of the UNESCO-recognised […]

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival arrives next week with oceans of fun and a jam-packed 9 day program of events highlighting the Fraser Coast’s deep connection with the sea, according to the region’s tourism body. World famous whale-watching experiences, renowned mouth-watering seafood, a seaside lifestyle, music and cultural activities are all heroes of this gigantic showcase from August 13.
Pick up your Sunshine Coast car rental and head north for a whale of a time!
Festival highlights:
The Blessing of the Fleet opens the even, which the Fraser Coast’s famous fleet of whale watch vessels undergo a centuries old tradition at Hervey […]

10 upcoming events in South Australia you can't miss

Who’s up for some fun in South Australia in coming months? Start planning your holiday with these great upcoming events, book your Adelaide car rental and prepare for a blast in late Winter and Spring.
SALA Festival
1-31 August, statewide
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists. Don’t miss your chance to journey through some of this year’s best collections, held in various places and spaces to […]

Groovy music festivals coming to a venue near you Down Under

Every season there are stacks of groovy music festivals being held across Australia. Whether they’re being held in the capital cities, or a few hours inland, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Here are some music festivals coming to a venue near you this Spring/Summer. 
Strawberry Fields
November 20-22
Indulge yourself in this annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression in the wild Australian bush. Held over three days in The Wildlands, which is only a few hours from Melbourne, this boutique music festival provides a platform for 150 upcoming young and local talent. They’ll treat you to non-stop electronic […]

Five great Australian sporting events you can't miss

It’s no secret we Australians are absolutely crazy about our sports and springtime is arguably the most action packed time of the sporting calendar. To get into the sporting spirit, here are five huge upcoming events that everyone can cheer about.
1. Australian Football League grand final, October 3 (Victoria)
Now complete with a pre-final public holiday, the AFL Grand Final weekend will see fanatics swarm the city on Grand Final eve for the annual parade. Here, you can catch an up close view of players from the two competing clubs as they eye each other off before Victoria’s largest […]

Six Australian food festivals you simply cannot miss

Food, fabulous food. Everyone loves it – that’s why we celebrate it with food festivals.
As we gladly wave goodbye to winter and welcome springtime with open arms, both seasons offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the incredible fresh produce and diversity in food that Australia is gifted with.
Is there anything more indulgent than sitting by an open fire, sharing a charcuterie board or an aged bottle of deep, woody Shiraz? To celebrate the country’s love affair with all things delicious, here are six upcoming food and wine festivals from around Australia.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend, SA, 14-16 […]

Kakadu Mahbilil Festival for Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods

HEADING for an adventure in the Kakadu National State Park is awesome for all sorts of reasons but none more so than the upcoming Kakadu Mahbilil Festival September 5 celebrating the best in Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods.
Staged at Jabiru Lakeside Park, Mahbilil offers a program of local and national live music, traditional dance, performance and circus, bushtucker demonstrations, cooking competitions, sports carnival, workshops and lots of markets to feed the mind and body.  With activities and entertainment aimed at children, teens and the older folks, there is something for everyone.
Jabiru is the gateway to Kakadu and offers […]

7 legendary farmers markets in Australia

Farmers markets showcase the best food of each region. By shopping at these markets you’re supporting Australian farmers, who are the lifeline of Australia’s food industry. 
Here are 7 legendary farmers markets in Australia the world must know about.
Golden Plains Farmers Market, VIC
Golden Plains and its surrounds are famous for wine and fresh produce, and you can pick up your own at the Golden Plains Farmers Market. Held on the fist Saturday of the month between 9am and 1pm, Bannockburn’s Golden Plains Farmers’ Market offers wine, seasonal and organic produce and La Madre sourdough. Look for Ross Creek Garlic, and DIY growers […]

The ultimate itinerary for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

THOUSANDS of Mardi Gras merrymakers will travel to Sydney to participate, celebrate or spectate at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, culminating in the world-famous Oxford St Parade on March 7.
The annual Mardi Gras attracts more than 25,000 interstate and overseas attendees to take part in some of the Festival’s month-long series of events than range from Fair Day to theatre, from drama to drag shows. More than 130,000 spectators, family and friends will cheer on 10,000 participants when the annual Mardi Gras Parade weaves its way down Oxford St.
As well as enjoying the festival, […]