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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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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A Day At The Races

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A typical Australian tradition that everyone who visits must experience is a good old-fashioned day at The Races. Girls gather your girlfriends, don your prettiest frocks, and pin a fascinator in your hair. Guys, suit up in your finest threads, …

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Melbourne Cup Carnival 2013

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For an unparalleled experience of extravagant fashion, trembling excitement, fun with family or friends and a true experience of Australian, sport, lifestyle and culture, no Aussie traveller can miss the world renowned sporting event that completely stops the nation. The …

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