Five Upcoming Aussie Events that are Worth Travelling For

Five Upcoming Aussie Events that are Worth Travelling For


Events are a great reason to travel, and thankfully, Australia plays host to some of the most exciting and memorable events anywhere in the world. Whether its sport, food and wine, the arts or culture, why not add an event into the mix when you’re planning your next holiday? We’ve scouted out the Top 5 events that are well worth adding to your upcoming travel plans.

Swell Sculpture Festival

When: 9 – 18 September, 2016
Where: Gold Coast, QLD
Why go? The free, 10 day event inspires, intrigues and captivates with more than 50 sand sculptures set along the iconic Currumbin Beach on the southern Gold Coast.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour

When: Until 15 October, 2016
Where: Various locations along the East Coast
Why go? You will be sore from belly laughs as hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians hit the road to entertain crowds on the East Coast of Australia for the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour. Check for tickets  here:

Melbourne Cup

When: 29 October – 5 November, 2016
Where: Melbourne, VIC
Why go? Be in the heart of ‘the race that stops a nation’. Frock up, place your bets and experience all the excitement on the track at Flemington.


Australian Open Tennis Championships

When: 16 – 29 January, 2017
Where: Melbourne, VIC
Why go? Experience Australia’s summer of tennis with adrenaline pumping action as the world’s biggest names compete for the title in the first of the four Grand Slam events for the year.

Coldie on the Goldie

When: Anytime
Where: Gold Coast, QLD
Why go? Get amongst the growing craft beer movement that is sweeping the surf-side city with exclusive access to leading local breweries Burleigh Brewing Co., Black Hops and Balter.

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