Searching for some fun and excitement? Add these events to your diary for the chance to smell the flowers, partake in some triathlon, get the blues and more around Australia over the coming months…
Moooloolabah Triathlon, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
~ Worlds best triathletes and plenty of locals. There’s also an ocean swim, twilight run and a kids triathlon.
100 Mile Picnic, New South Wales
Cudgegong River, Mudgee
40 wineries, chefs, producers
Yabbie races, cooking demonstrations etc
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Victoria
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Nicholson St, Carlton
March 28 – April 1
Open 9am-5pm daily
~ considered one of the top five flower shows in the world.
Clare Valley Film Festival, South Australia
~ the best Australian and international independent films
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, Queensland
~ 50 to 60 boats take on the 540km challenge
Fremantle Street Arts Festival, Perth, Western Australia
~ 100,000 people expected
Julia Creek Dirt n Dust, Queensland
~ triathlon, rodeo, concerts, ute muster and more
Panyiri Greek Festival, Brisbane
~ dancing, food, entertainment and more on a Greek theme. This year the festival celebrates 35 years of bringing Greek culture to Brisbane.
Cattle Drive, Western Queensland
~ 200km cattle drive pushing 600 head along the way. Minimum participation is three days.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
~ great food and wine. 26,000 people attended last year. Some hip figures such as MasterChef winners and judges, various popoular chefs and so on.
Port Douglas Carnivale, North Queensland
~ food and wine festival including theatre, culture, art and sports
Blues on Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland
~ Music festival with free entry attracting thousands
Cairns Festival, North Queensland
27th May – 4th June
~ fun run, ocean challenge, triathlons, reef swims, mountain bike races.
Ord Valley Muster, Kununnurra, Western Australia
May 25th 25 – 3rd June
~ celebrating the sights and sounds of the Kimberley in concerts, car rallies, mining tours and much more
Adelaide Cabaret Festival, South Australia
Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
~ dirt, fun and excitement in the outback
Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Northern Territory
~ colourful, decorated and imaginative beanies on display
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