Spring Events Guide 2017

Posted by Stephanie Vigilante on Friday, September 1, 2017

Victoria

Step outside inner city Melbourne for the best range of spring events in regional Victoria. Indulge in tantalising meals, decadent wines and great spring musical festivals! If you’re looking for things to do in Victoria on your next getaway; from the Mornington Peninsula to Victorian High Country, we’ve got you covered.


A Sip Down Memory Lane

Friday 15 September 2017

Jackalope Hotel, 166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, VIC

Indulge in a rare afternoon of wine tasting through history. Winemaker at Willow Creek Vineyard, Geraldine McFaul, will open a selection of extremely limited museum wines dating back to the late 1990’s. Over 20 museum wines will be opened for tasting and made available for purchase on the day. And if things couldn’t get better; an array of international cheeses will accompany the wine tasting throughout the afternoon.

 

Spring into Yoga

Saturday 16 September 2017

Gooramadda Vineyard, 1326 Goormadda Road, Gooramadda, VIC

Relax, unwind, breathe and release in a 1-hour yoga class at John Gherig Wines. Secure your place on the mat and immerse yourself in the tangling vines and tranquil atmosphere. Opt for the full experience package and receive a light breakfast and a glass of bubbles after your session – it’s never too early!

 

Bendigo Annual Tulip Display

Sunday 15 September – 15 October 2017

Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC

As spring rolls around and the weather begins to warm up, more than 30,000 of Bendigo’s farmed-tulips will bloom in an assortment of colours and sizes. They will brighten the beautiful heritage streets of Bendigo as The City of Greater Bendigo’s Park and Natural Reserves team put on a gorgeous display along Pall Mall and the Conservatory Garden.

Bendigo Tulip Festival Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

Image: Explore Bendigo Facebook Page


Rose at Dusk

Sunday 17 September 2017

The Riverstone Estate Cellar Door, 105 Skye Road, Coldstream, VIC

Celebrate the release of Riverstone Estate’s 2017 Rose by basking in the last light of the day while sipping on the new vintage. Enjoy homemade nibbles perfectly matched to complement the Rose. Leave with your very own bottle to continue the celebrations at home.

 

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Saturday 7 – 8 October 2017

Heathcote Showgrounds, Caldwell St & Chauncey St, Heathcote, VIC

Once a year the winemakers of Heathcote gather to showcase some of the most distinctive and iconic wines of the region. The Heathcote wine region is internationally renowned for its shiraz but there are so many other wine varieties to discover such as the Tellurian Wines riesling and the Meehan Vineyard sauvignon blanc. The Heathcote Wine and Food Festival will feature tasting seminars, stalls selling regional foods like the Axedale Olives and Brazen Brownies, live music and children’s activities. 

 

The Victorian Salami Festival

Saturday 7 October 2017

4861 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd, Whitfield, VIC

Dal Zotto Wines and The Meatroom will host the ultimate battle of salami styles to decide once and for all; which region is worthy of the title ‘The Perfect Salami’. Learn how to make your own salami with James Mele of The Meatroom. The Victorian Salami Festival will also host charity auctions, live music and an abundance of delicious Italian food!

 

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

Friday 13 October 2017

Port Fairy, VIC

This long-standing festival presents classical and contemporary ensemble music in fresh and collaborative programming. Combining talents of highly regarded artists with emerging performers and composers, the festival also features school performances, music masterclasses with talented musicians—such as acclaimed pianist Benjamin Kopp—talks, and art exhibitions. The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival is perfect for those who appreciate music.

 

Taltarni Opera Concert Gala

Saturday 21 October 2017

Taltarni Vineyard, 339 Taltarni Road, Moonambel, VIC

This thrilling concert presents the most recognisable characters from across opera’s stages, from both the loved to the loathed. Starring a cast of Australia’s most exciting operatic talent, take delight in a three-course dinner in Taltarni’s magnificent Barrel Room while enjoying award-winning wines selected by Chief Winemaker, Robert Heywood. Look the part and channel your inner maestro by dressing in your black tie best. Spend the night in glamping tents courtesy of Twilight Glamping. Class meets bohemian style to create a cosy overnight stay.

 

Open House Ballarat

Saturday 28 October 2017

Ballarat Central, VIC

In collaboration with City of Ballarat and Visit Ballarat, the public has the opportunity to visit significant buildings and sites of the town. Learn how the built environment and urban planning initiatives influence our culture and shape our future while you stroll through the streets of Ballarat. While you’re there, make sure to check out popular cafes and restaurants in Ballarat, such as Eclectic Tastes and Catfish Thai.

 

Meet the Locals: A Cellar Door Experience

Sunday 29 October 2017

Lindenderry at Red Hill, 142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, VIC

Experience a shared menu featuring Dromana Bay mussels, Hillocks Downs fire-roasted beef short ribs and Red Hill cherry pie - to name a few - as you celebrate all things local. Guests are given the opportunity to meet the producers, farmers and growers from the Mornington Peninsula region as they showcase the amazing grown, distilled, pickled and farmed ingredients. Limited tickets available so book yours now. 


Wallan Twilight Markets

Friday 3 November 2017

Hadfield Park, High St, Wallan, VIC

Over 100 market stalls will sell a variety of clothing, crafts, home décor and metal art, while also hosting tarot readers, and kids activities. You’ll also find multiple food trucks serving up a range of delicacies for every foodie. The event unites the Wallan community by bringing everyone together with food, music and children’s activities.

 

Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival

Thursday 9 November 2017

50 Gaol Rd, Bendigo, VIC

This four-day event will return again in 2017 with a huge line-up of live performances and workshops. The family friendly concert is hosted over two stages in picturesque Rosalind Park. It gives community members the opportunity to enjoy outstanding music with a focus on local and independent talent.

 

Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Budburst Festival

Saturday 18 November 2017

129 Mollison Street, Kyneton, VIC

Over 30 of Macedon Ranges’ wineries will open their doors to explore and experience the diversity of wine styles grown and produced within the region. A Festival Passport will grant you access to all venues across the weekend for wine tasting, live entertainment, country hospitality and more. Discover hidden treasures like Hesket Estate’s charcuterie boards and Cloud 9 Farm’s delectable cheeses, set in the beating heart of the region.

 

Peninsula VineHop Festival

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November 2017

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Ten venues will participate in the Peninsula VineHop, a festival where attendees will visit breweries and wineries to gain a behind the scenes look at production. Each venue will host live music, food trucks and of course; a bar offering a selection of tastings. It is recommended to purchase a Shuttle Bus Ticket, Tour Package or private bus to be transported between venues safely. Besides, no one wants to be the designated driver.

 

New South Wales

Explore events in regional New South Wales and you’ll be sure to find something for everyone. From chocolate-making classes in Orange, to serenades in the Hunter Valley, book your next New South Wales getaway and see what’s happening near you!

 

Go Tasting

Saturday 16 September 2017

83 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW

Held at The Stables Community Centre in Mudgee, guests can choose from over 100 of the best wines in the region and compare their palates to those of the wine show judges. All wines featured in the event were showcased at the 2017 Mudgee Wine Show. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase wines at a discounted ‘Go Tasting’ price. Music to our ears.

 

Hunter Valley Snooze

Saturday 23 September 2017

Hunter Valley Zoo, 138 Lomas Ln, Nulkaba, NSW

Sleep under the stars and listen to the wild sounds of the Hunter Valley Zoo at night. Watch the Tasmanian devils being fed and experience the adrenaline rush when the lions come out for their feed. Hear the birds settle for the night whilst enjoying a fully catered-for dinner and then doze off in your safari-style tent. Zookeepers host breakfast in the morning before you get the opportunity to spend the whole day in the zoo. Don’t forget your pillow and blankets!

 Hunter Valley Snooze Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

Image: Hunter Valley Zoo Facebook Page


4 Before Midnight

Thursday 28 September 2017

Yass, NSW

Enjoy a rolling dinner across some of the best restaurants in Yass. It starts at Thyme to Taste, continues at Trader and Co, is followed by Clementine Restaurant and finishes at Yazzbar. All venues are within walking distance of each other where you will be treated to specialties of the house, local wine and live music at each venue.

 

Hunter Valley Night Glow

Saturday 30 September 2017

Roche Estate, Pokolbin, NSW

Tethered balloons light up the evening sky in a fun and exciting choreographed display. The evening will include family friendly activities such as a night market showcasing some of the best of the region’s food and wine, live musical performances, and face painting. Families will also have the opportunity to walk through a semi-inflated hot air balloon and learn how it operates.

 

Spring Food and Wine Celebration

Sunday 1 October 2017

Pepper Tree Wines, 86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, NSW

Hosted by Pepper Tree Wines, this garden banquet lunch is prepared by the cellar restaurant and will feature fine wine, great food and entertainment. Award winning wines will accompany live music and lawn games to create a relaxed environment for sipping and socialising. Bookings for this event are a must as there are limited seats available.

 

Opera in the Vineyards

Saturday 14 October 2017

Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley, 1 Vintage Drive, Pokolbin, NSW

Located on a secluded 100-acre property in the Hunter Valley wine region, Chateau Elan’s Opera in the Vineyards returns this year as a VIP seated only concert. Following the opera, guests are invited to indulge in wine and cheese tastings from local producers, sample exquisite Hunter Valley chocolates and explore a range of other culinary delights. Tickets are limited and seating will fill fast, so be sure to book!

 

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday 14 October 2017

Burley Griffin Way, Harden, NSW

The Harden Kite Festival is an affordable family event held at the beautiful Hilltops region of New South Wales. There are kite-flying competitions for all ages, with the chance to win a share of $800 in cash prizes. This event presents live music and free activities such as the Stunt Jump, rock-climbing wall, face painting and balloon twisting. There will be a variety of delicious food and coffee available or feel free to pack a picnic lunch.

 

Fair Food Week: Long Table Native Lunch

Sunday 15 October 2017

Contentious Character Vineyard Winery Door & Kitchen, 810 Norton Road, New South Wales

Join Contentious Character Winery to celebrate Fair Food Week with two-courses of locally grown and produced food, matched with a glass of wine. Some of the region’s Fair Food heroes will speak about their food journeys and auction amazing locally crafted items.

 

Champagne, Canapés and Capers in the Garden

Saturday 21 October 2017

Crystal Brook Lavender Farm, Crookwell, NSW

Join the excitement of the pop-up night concert, Champagne, Canapés and Capers at the Crystal Brook Lavender Farm. Bubbles and canapés will be served on arrival, and the garden café is open throughout the evening. The lavender infused air will soothe and calm as you chill out under the stars.

 

Dragon Dreaming Festival

Friday 3 November – Monday 6 November 2017

Lake Burrinjuck, Wee Jasper, NSW

Dragon Dreaming celebrates art, music, nature, and the freedom of self-expression in a safe, family-friendly environment. Offering spaces to unwind, learn and engage in activities like stretching or yoga or receive a refreshing massage! The event is an immersive experience; the festival is the art-piece and festival-goers are all co-creators of the composition.

 

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Masterclass

Saturday 11 November 2017

56 Valencia Drive, Orange, NSW

Experience chocolate as exotic as its ‘origin’ in a 6-hour masterclass at Origin’s Chocolate Factory. The lesson will cover all aspects of chocolate making and the ‘bean to bar’ process as you sip on a bottomless mug of single origin hot chocolate. Spend the day in the chocolate factory and let your tastebuds be taken on a gastronomic journey. You will leave with a bag full of everything you need to create these indulgent sweets at home.

 

Queensland

Events in regional Queensland vary from the Longest Single Line Dance in Roma, to the hottest thing on your events calendar; a chilli festival in Caloundra. From things to do in the Sunshine Coast to the Tropics, this spring has a diverse range of experiences to keep you very busy.

 

Biloela Markets in the Park

Saturday 16 September 2017

51 Gladstone Road, Biloela, QLD

Usually held on the third Saturday of every month, no two market days are ever the same. Vendors rotate and change so that there is always something new to try. Live entertainment adds some extra excitement to your visit, where you’ll trawl through homemade treats, hand crafted specialties, candles, organic fruit and vegetables.

 

Caloundra Music Festival

Friday 29 September – Monday 2 October 2017

Kings Beach, QLD

The eleventh annual Caloundra Music Festival offers an assorted line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the Australian music industry as well as famous international artists. The event celebrates the region’s unique heritage, character, culture and local creative talent, by bringing together a broad audience of locals and visitors through music, art and food.

Caloundra Music Festival Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation Image: Caloundra Music Festival Facebook Page


Buderim Garden Festival 2017

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October 2017

Buderim War Memorial Hall, King and Main St, Buderim, QLD

The Buderim Garden Festival hosts many botanical themed events, including the Spring Flower Show, exclusive open gardens, a quality flower market and the St Marks Church floral display. During the weekend light refreshments will be available at the Memorial hall and adjacent Craft Cottage. The Flower Show encourages public entries to fill the Memorial Hall with floral decorations, plants, vegetables, hanging baskets, bonsai, cut flowers and novelty arrangements.

 

Australia’s Longest Single Line Dance – Official Record Attempt

Saturday 21 October 2017 

Roma, Basset Park, Roma, QLD

Australia's Longest Single Line Dance offers a unique opportunity for attendees of the 'Mega Weekend Celebrations' to be part of the national record. No obvious dance experience is required, all ages are welcome and registrations are essential! The Australian Book of Records (TABOR) will adjudicate the record. All participants will also be in the running to win $1000 worth of prizes. 

 

Noosa International Film Festival

Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October 2017

Various locations around Noosa, QLD

This year’s festival will offer three key festival streams: World Cinema presenting new release feature length films, an international short film competition and, its Inside Cinema stream with special guests. All films range from entertaining to educational, moving to thought-provoking, presenting an incredible cinematic experience over the four-day long festival.

 

Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast

Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 November 2017

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, QLD

Wanderlust is a 4-day festival of mindful living and is described as ‘the epicentre of good vibes’. The Wanderlust experience involves yoga classes for every skill level, live music, guided adventure tours and delicious, local and sustainable food. Single day tickets are available, otherwise opt to stay in nearby hotel accommodation or the camping or glamping experience to truly immerse yourself in all the festival has to offer.

 

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular

Tuesday 21 November 2017

QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach Airport, Longreach, QLD

A handpicked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe join forces to weave memorable musical magic at the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular. Each guitarist is known for their ability to entertain with stories, songs and humour. Admission is a gold coin donation.

 

Ignite Chilli Festival

Saturday 25 November 2017

Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD

The inaugural Ignite Chilli Festival 2017 will attract a diverse range of locals and visiting chilli enthusiasts. The event will serve up unique stalls; offering products related to anything chilli including arts, crafts, fashion, street food, jewellery, home wares and some darn spicy lifestyle products.

 

Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival

Saturday 25 November 2017

Sunshine Coast Stadium, QLD

Featuring over 50 of the best craft beer and cider breweries from Australia and New Zealand; the Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival isn’t one to miss! Event lovers are invited to unwind with a drink while appreciating live music. Renowned artist The Lyrical headlines a packed schedule of many talented local artists. This is a cash free event.

 

Tasmania

As the weather warms up, Tasmania has a huge range of events on offer. Spend spring exploring food and wine festivals in Devonport, tasting new treats in Bicheno, and admiring the blossoming tulips in Wynyard. Your list of things to do in Tasmania on your next adventure is about to triple in length!

 

Devonport Food and Wine Festival

Sunday 1 – Tuesday 31 October 2017

Devonport, TAS

A month-long celebration of the region’s glorious local cuisine and produce, The Devonport Food and Wine Festival is all set to tantalise your tastebuds and fill your bellies to bursting! Celebrity Chef Ian Curley (The European) is the 2017 Ambassador and will host a charity dinner, a VIP dinner and a public demo throughout the month of October. The jam-packed program is any food lover’s dream.

Devonport Food Wine Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

 Image: Devonport Food and Wine Festival Facebook Page


Bloomin’ Tulips Festival Day

Saturday 14 October 2017

Sir Richard Gutteridge Gardens, Hogg Street, Wynyard, TAS

The Bloomin’ Tulips Festival is a celebration of everything colourful, beautiful and charming in the floral landscape. It includes a day of free entertainment, food and beverage stalls, family friendly activities and rides. A fireworks display at 9pm finishes the event with a bang!

 

Royal Hobart Show

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 October 2017

2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy, TAS

The Royal Hobart Show celebrates everything Australian; from country heritage and agriculture to the charms of our bustling cities. A unique hands-on experience for people of all age groups, the show in Glenorchy provides free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Tasmania Craft Fair 2017

Friday 3 – Monday 6 November 2017

Alveston Drive, Deloraine, TAS

Showcasing more than 200 artists and artisans with over 20,000 annual visitors, the Tasmania Craft Fair presents fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food, entertainment and fun activities for children, too. Beat the queue and save by booking online.

 

Bicheno Food and Wine Festival

Saturday 18 November 2017

Lions Park, Burgess Street, Bicheno, TAS

Celebrate the best of the East Coast’s wine, beer and food whilst overlooking stunning Waub’s Bay at the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival. All day live music accompanies a surf board competition, cooking demonstrations from top chefs and other free attractions. It’s a fantastic, relaxed atmosphere to revel in on your Saturday while you stuff your face.

 

Farmgate Festival

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November 2017

Tamar Valley, TAS

Farmers and producers of the Tamar Valley open their gates and invite festival goers into their properties to learn of their food making processes and hear their stories. The Farmgate Festival hosts farm tours and tastings, and sales of products will be available at most farms, followed by two fabulous dinner events featuring talented chefs and delicious produce.

 

South Australia

Events in regional South Australia are not hard to come by at this time of year. With so much going on you’ll find it hard to fit everything into your schedule. From an Oysterfest in Ceduna, to a Vegan festival in Adelaide, get your calendar ready to be filled by what’s on in South Australia.

 

The Feinschmecker Chef Off

Saturday 16 September 2017

Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale, SA

A rare insight into the winemaking history of Coriole and the McLaren Vale region. Tom Tilbury of Robe’s Gather Food & Wine joins Chef Tom Reid in the Feinschmecker Chef Off, to bring together the best local and foraged produce in an eight-course indulgent feast. Each course is expertly matched with the perfect wine. Stretchy pants are highly recommended.

 

OzAsia Festival

Thursday 21 September – Sunday 8 October 2017

Adelaide Festival Centre King William Road, SA

The annual program highlights the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer, right here in Australia. This year’s line-up includes the Moon Lantern Festival, virtual pop star opera, the Lucky Dumpling Market and an exhibition of the best contemporary art from Southeast Asia.

OzAsia Festival Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

Image: OzAsia Festival Facebook Page


Seafood and Sparkling Wine Experience at the National Wine Centre

Thursday 28 September 2017

National Wine Centre, Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide, SA

Indulge in a culinary experience as you sip your way through four courses crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Steven Clark of National Wine Centre Australia. Australian vs. French bubbles will be on showcase this evening as your palate experiences the best of South Australian seafood. Bon Appetite!

 

Ceduna Oysterfest

Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October 2017  

O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna, SA

The Ceduna Oysterfest focuses on family activities, competitions, regional food and wine, and of course; seafood! Best known for serving up the freshest, juiciest Smoky Bay oysters, the event will also host a carnival with sideshows, art installations and projects, cooking demonstrations, live music and an arts and craft market—once you’re done filling up on some of South Australia’s best oysters of course.

 

2017 Vegan Festival

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 October 2017

Victoria Square, Tarntanyangga, Adelaide, SA

The 2017 Adelaide Vegan Festival is a family-friendly celebration and discussion of vegan life. See guest speakers, live music, cooking demos, hands-on workshops, kids activities, animal rights groups and market stalls full of vegan products. The festival is a not-for-profit event run by a committee who freely dedicate their time. Pets are also welcome!

 

Adelaide’s Longest Lunch

Friday 10 November 2017

Riverbank Bridge, Adelaide, SA

For the second year in a row, 600 guests will line Adelaide Riverbank and enjoy a premium selection of South Australian food and wine at Adelaide’s Longest Lunch. Chefs, restaurateurs, producers, wine makers and brewers will unite to showcase the best of South Australia’s food scene. Admire panoramic views while raising funds for the Westpac Foundation.

 

Western Australia

Western Australia is the place to go for a huge variety of things to do this spring. Experience gourmet escapes in Margaret River, exhibitions in Broome and even the National Ballooning Championships in Northam; there’s an event in Western Australia for everyone!

 

Kings Park Festival

Friday 1 – Saturday 30 September 2017

Kings Park, West Perth, WA

This year, the Kings Park Festival celebrates ‘Where the Wildflowers Are’, since Western Australia is renowned for beautiful wildflowers. The wildflowers will form a stunning backdrop to a month-long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and fun for the whole family!

 

The WA Beer and Beef Festival

Friday 22 – Monday 25 September 2017

Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth, WA

The Western Australia Beer and Beef Festival showcases the best brews from 20 local, interstate and international breweries and crowd favourite beef dishes. Make the most of the long weekend with live music, beer tastings, beef and beer masterclasses, cooking demonstrations and every beef dish you can think of from 15 pop-up beef restaurants and food trucks.

 

BeauVine Food and Wine Festival 2017

Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017

Birdwood Square, Beaufort Street, Perth, WA

Over 60 wineries and breweries will pour over 500 different beers, wines, ciders, spirits and cocktails. 12 of Perth’s favourite restaurants will serve up eats from exclusive pop-up food stalls, paired with a fantastic selection of live music. Each ticket holder receives a free tasting glass and four hours of free tastings.

 

Rottnest Island Carnivale

Saturday October 28 2017

Rottnest Island, WA

The return of Rottnest Island Carnivale is set to be bigger and better than ever! It will include loads of free games and activities, live music, roving magic performances and special guest appearances. A full day and night of festivities will create entertainment for the whole family while also raising funds for charity partner, Telethon.

 

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 November 2017

Margaret River, WA

This four-day food, produce and wine event is paired with the spectacular surroundings of the Margaret River region. Culinary royalty, Curtis Stone will feature in the line-up as well as more than 50 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities. The festival features events such as Feast in the Forest at Leeuwin Estate from Friday to Sunday; a lunchtime feast of food from prestigious chefs within the grounds of the quintessential Western Australian backdrop, and Yoga in the Vines at Watershed Winery at 8:30am from Friday to Sunday; a Zen experience every morning overlooking the picture-perfect vineyard.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

 Image: Gourmet Escape Facebook Page


Northern Territory

Discover spring events in the Northern Territory through our handy calendar of what to see, do and eat. Celebrate the culture of Indigenous Australia in Alice Springs, connect with nature at Bird Week in Kakadu or experience the adrenaline rush of the Radical Reels Tour in Darwin. Your next Northern Territory getaway is set to be jam packed.  

 

Desert Song Festival

Friday 8 – Sunday 17 September 2017

Alice Springs, NT

The Desert Song Festival is an annual celebration of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance. Features of this year’s festival include an art exhibition, new works, new venues, more workshops, interactive performances and much more. It is an opportunity to truly connect with the original inhabitants of the land.

 

Kakadu Bird Week

Sunday 1 – Saturday 7 October 2017

Kakadu National Park, Kakadu Hwy, Jabiru, NT

Kakadu National Park is home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species. Kakadu Bird Week is designed to cater to both experienced and beginner bird-watchers. View woodland birds in the tropical savannah, water birds gracing the Kakadu’s famed billabongs, and hear the sounds of richly voiced birds ringing across majestic sandstone escarpments.

Kakadu National Park Bird Week Spring Regional Events Guide Beautiful Accommodation

Image: Kakadu National Park Facebook Page


Radical Reels Tour 2017

Wednesday 25 October 2017

The Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Rd, Darwin, NT

The Radical Reels Tour is a collection of the most adrenaline-filled films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The short films will have your pulse racing and heart pumping. The films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, snowboarders, paddlers, wing suit pilots, skiers and mountain bike riders alive today. Just kids, please, don’t try this at home.

 

The Yapa Styles Fashion Festival

Saturday 21 October 2017

Alice Springs, NT

The Yapa Styles Fashion Festival is an annual fashion event that’s held in Alice Springs, Central Australia. It includes a runway show presenting Indigenous Australian models, designers and musicians. It gives local Australians a platform to showcase their talents and an insight into the Indigenous culture.

 

Australian Capital Territory

Immerse yourself in the food and fun that the Nation’s Capital has to offer. Experience the excitement of all the events in Canberra and surrounds, from celebrating Champagne day in Barton, to live music and food in Canberra. Here’s our list of what to do in the Australian Capital Territory.

 

Global Champagne Day – Hidden Treasures Champagne Series 2017 ACT

Friday 20 October 2017  

The Boat House, Menindee Drive, Grevillea Park, Barton, ACT

Celebrate Global Champagne Day with an alluring line up of rare sparklings and five menu pairings at the award-winning establishment, The Boathouse. Kyla Kirkpatrick, The Champagne Dame, has crafted a glamorous themed event, leading champagne lovers on a path of discovery with delectable accompanying dishes. 

 

Spilt Milk

Saturday 25 November 2017

Commonwealth Park, Canberra, ACT

Kicks and Triple J are bringing a creative line-up full of their favourite artists, delicious food and inspiring art to Canberra’s Commonwealth Park. Artists include Lorde, Alison Wonderland and Vance Joy. There’s no need to cry over this event, unless it’s for happiness.