Four exciting Australian events you need to experience

Melbourne at night

If you are in search of the best events in the world, then Australia should be top of the list. There’s nothing quite like the Land Down Under when it comes to fun parties and festivals. It’s home to many world-renowned, and the most vibrant celebrations.  It’s no surprise that Australia ended up in my list of top places to move to from the UK, chosen by travel bloggers.

Australia has a lot of lively events you can catch with your family or friends. Whatever event you choose, you’ll no doubt have a great time. So, here are some of the best Australian celebrations you need to experience at least once in your life:

Mardi Gras

Sydney fireworks

As well as Mardi Gras, Sydney hosts some quite spectacular New Years Eve fireworks, like these ones.

Celebrate the largest LGBTQI community event in Sydney! Mardi Gras is a yearly pride parade and festival for everyone. Thousands of people from all over the world flock to Oxford Street to witness this big, flashy, and fun event. You’ll see colorful floats parading, usually followed by an after-party till dawn. There’s also an annual Mardi Gras Drag Race at Bondi Beach, which you can take part in. The entire event is free, so you can participate without planning ahead.

Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Are you into motor sports? Then Formula One Australian Grand Prix is the perfect event for you. This spectacular sporting event in the Land Down Under, most recently held in Melbourne, takes pride in its wide array of activities for everybody. It’s known for its relaxed ambience, where it’s easy to enjoy spending time with your family or friends. Whether you love motorsports or are just looking for an incredible day out activity, Grand Prix is the one for you.


Sydney Botanic Gardens

Tropfest takes place in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Calling all film lovers out there! Witness Tropfest, the world’s biggest short film festival. More than 700 film entries are accepted for this event, and only 16 finalists are able to be screened live at the Domain in Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. The live screening is free, and thousands of people come here to watch films, enjoy music, and indulge in good food. The event’s topped off with an awards night, with some celebrity judges. This is an exciting event you have to look forward to when in Australia.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Catch the boldest food and wine event in Australia with your travel buddies. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a celebration you should definitely not miss if you’re visiting the country. All food and wine lovers out there will be delighted, with plenty of savoury food as well as great-tasting wines. Go armed with an empty stomach, and a thirst for tantalising flavours! If you enjoy alcohol in general, then you’ll also love these Australia’s top drinking events compiled by a car rental company, DriveNow. The list also includes Sydney Beer Week and Crafted Beer and Cider Festival during October.

Melbourne at night

Melbourne, where the food and wine festival is held.

Without a doubt, Australia is packed with tons of events for visitors of all ages. Whatever kind of festival you desire, there will always be something for you here. Treat yourself to a nice, interesting, and fun-filled event and make the most of your time off with the people you love the most. Who doesn’t deserve to have a little fun at times? So check out these events above, and have the time of your life.

This is a collaborative post. All images are from Pixabay.

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1 Comment

  • Plutonium Sox
    October 30, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Oh, these look brilliant! I think if I could choose one I’d go for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. I’ve never been to Melbourne and that sounds great. The crafted beer and cider festival sounds pretty good too!


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