Just because I’m back on Australian shores, doesn’t mean I’m done traveling! I’ve got some exciting adventures coming up both in Australia and abroad, and posts like this one remind me that there is plenty in Australia that I’ve yet to see or do.
What are your favourite events in Australia?
Six Sizzling Hot Events in Australia to Look For in 2014
There’s never a shortage of things to see or do while in Australia, and each year there is a dizzying array of events in Australia ranging from music festivals to food & wine festivals to the more bizzare. Below you’ll find six of the most red-hot events to look forward to in 2014.
1. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Date: 16 August – 23 August 2014.
Where: Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland.
This is, without a doubt, the most prestigious offshore sailing date in Australia. Experience a carnival atmosphere as top class racing combines with fashion. It’s the Melbourne Cup of Aussie sailing! Staged on tropical Hamilton Island, the Race Week offers a special opportunity to see firsthand the thrills and high fashion of this multi-million dollar boat race action alongside cheeky dolphins and whales.
2. The Rolling Stones Tour
Date: 1 – 25 November.
Where: Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and the Hunter Valley.
Another vibrant event that millions of people can’t wait to attend is the Rolling Stones tour that is scheduled for November and December this year. The British rock band, led by Lead Singer Mick Jagger, are world famous for their entertaining performances on stage. Many people admire the band because of their live shows, in which Mick Jagger shines as one of the greatest showmen of our generation.
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3. The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi
Date: 1 – 31 October 2014.
Where: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra.
Although the dining scene of Australia is vibrant throughout the year, its peak is in October, when restauranteurs and chefs in New South Wales converge to showcase their gourmet offerings. The month is packed with fabulous breakfasts, one-off dinners, pop-up events, kitchen-garden workshops, glamorous parties, night markets and food talks.
4. Melbourne Cup Carnival
Where: Melbourne, Victoria.
This has the reputation of being the most vivacious horse racing event in the whole world. Consisting of fashion, fun and horse racing, the festival is scheduled to start in the month of September and go all the way to mid-November. The venue of big-name race days like the Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and Derby Day is the Flemington Racecourse. Held on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup is the central point of the carnival and is also a public holiday in Victoria. Nothing quite matches the feeling of being part of a 100,000 plus crowd watching the event.
5. The Taste of Tasmania
Date: 28 December 2014 – 3 January 2015.
Where: Hobart, Tasmania.
This is one of the most popular culinary festivals in Australia. Stallholders call upon their creativity to concoct various dishes like wallaby burritos, freshly cooked fish & chips, and other exotic fusions of international cuisine with Australian ingredients. The festival also stages an exciting New Year’s party and for everyone to enjoy the midnight fireworks and live entertainment as they usher in a New Year.
6. Margaret River Gourmet Escape
Date: 21 – 23 November 2014.
Where: Margaret River, Western Australia.
The Margaret River area, in just a couple of decades, has become a leading wine and food destination. It is therefore no big surprise that the yearly Margaret River Gourmet Escape happens to be in the calendar of several global culinary stars. Visit the south-west of Western Australia for a weekend packed with fabulous foods, beach-side surprises and premium wine.
What are your favourite events in Australia? Are you all about the many food and wine festivals that occur all around the country? Or are you more about the big music festivals such as Soundwave? Has Tamworth’s Country Music Festival grabbed your attention, or do you live for smaller events like the Bush Poets Festival in Tenterfield or the Celtic Festival in Glen Innes?