St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 Lineup Announced!

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The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become one of Australia’s leading alternative music festivals, offering major cities a generous line-up of local and international talent. Organisers recently announced the 2016 program, which features some truly amazing musical talents including Flume, …

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The Race That Stops A Nation: The 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup

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On Melbourne Cup Day, Australia’s institutions and inhabitants (human or otherwise) stop for an afternoon of fun and frivolity. The nationally celebrated cultural event is centred on a rich thoroughbred horserace, worth a staggering $6.2-million in prize money. This year’s …

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Get Ready For The Pyrmont Festival 2015!

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One of inner-city Sydney’s best events is the little known Pyrmont Festival. The showcase of regional food and art will take place over a whopping ten days! The event offers an introduction to the wonder of Australia’s regional food production, …

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The New South Wales North Coast Agricultural Show Circuit Begins!

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The New South Wales North Coast Agricultural Show Circuit has officially kicked off, with over twenty diverse agricultural shows taking place along the north coast of the state’s border! From Bulahdelah to the Queensland border, twenty three shows will dazzle …

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The 17th Annual Bago Grape Stomp!

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The Hastings Valley, in Northern New South Wales, hosts one of the state’s most charming events: the Bago Grape Stomp. At the seventeenth annual event, held this year at a winery near Wauchope, visitors and tourists are treated to a …

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Adelaide’s Feast Festival Is Finally Here!

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The annual Feast Festival is currently in full swing! This year’s Adelaide based festival looks set to be one of the biggest ever. The cultural event offers fifteen pulse-pounding days of queer arts and LGBT culture, running from November 15 …

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The Corroboree Sydney Celebrations Are Here!

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From the 20th to the 30th of November this year, Sydney will be coming alive will Corroboree Sydney celebrations! The event is designed to boost an understanding of Australia’s vibrant indigenous culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, musicians …

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Survivor Guilt

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On the 21st of January 1985 George Lamson Jr and his father boarded Galaxy Airline flight 203. They were scheduled for a short flight, from Reno, Nevada to Minneapolis. As soon as they found their seats they settled in. George …

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The Mysterious Giant Squid

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Arguably the most mysterious creature through the history of mankind has been the giant squid. To the Old Norse it was a fearsome kraken able to devour entire longboats. To the Ancient Greeks it was a monster similar to Scylla …

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Sydney’s Art & About Festival Is Here Again!

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Sydney is once again preparing for its annual Art & About Festival, a collaborative arts festival that appeals to tourists and locals alike. Usually, the festival serves to enliven a pretty buttoned down Central Business District with its eccentric creations …

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An Australian cultural calendar

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As a tourist, getting to grips with a new country – and a new culture – can be difficult. Moving past the stereotypes conveyed in tourism adverts and engaging with the reality of a culture is best done by participating …

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Brisbane’s Australia Day Best

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Following on from our comprehensive guide to Melbourne’s best bets for January 26, I thought it only fair to also give Brisbane its time in the sun. The key events on offer in the city are indicative of its character; …

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Australia Day in Melbourne

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Australia Day is a time for rituals. Indigenous culture, contemporary multiculturalism, and community harmony are always the focal points of celebrations across the country. If you’re a tourist visiting Melbourne on Australia Day, there are a few things you can …

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Sydney’s February Spread

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Holidays may be wrapping up for those that aren’t either tourists or uni students, but over the next month or so Sydney will continue to host a spread of top-notch events. The city is, of course, a hub for culture, …

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Sydney New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve. Depending on your perspective, it’s either the most wonderful night of the year, or the worst. Every year, it seems to creep up with alarming speed. Months are spent hyping up Christmas, only for the day to …

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