Upcoming events around Australia – March-June 2012

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…


Pic: Mooloolabah Triathlon, http://www.visitedplanet.com

Moooloolabah Triathlon, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
23-25th March
~ 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
March 24
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
March 29
~ the best Australian and international independent films


Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, Queensland
6-8th April
~ 50 to 60 boats take on the 540km challenge

Fremantle Street Arts Festival, Perth, Western Australia
April 7-9
~ 100,000 people expected

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust, Queensland
20-22nd April
~ triathlon, rodeo, concerts, ute muster and more

Panyiri Greek Festival, Brisbane
April 21
~ dancing, food, entertainment and more on a Greek theme. This year the festival celebrates 35 years of bringing Greek culture to Brisbane.


Northern Territory cattle station. Pic: http://www.visitedplanet.com

Cattle Drive, Western Queensland
6-26th May
~ 200km cattle drive pushing 600 head along the way. Minimum participation is three days.

Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
May 17-20
~ 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
May 18-28
~ food and wine festival including theatre, culture, art and sports

Blues on Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland
May 24-27
~ 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
June 8

Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
9-11 June
~ dirt, fun and excitement in the outback

Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Northern Territory
22-25 June
~ colourful, decorated and imaginative beanies on display


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