Sydney’s harbour plays host to countless events every year and given the spectacular beauty of the area, it is easy to see why many organisers choose this venue for their events. Whether you are looking for a place to welcome in the New Year or a spectacular sporting event, these are some of the big events held every year in and around Sydney’s harbour.
1. Sydney’s New Year’s Eve
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, which feature the Harbour Bridge, are one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Australia. Those staying by the water can even enjoy these fireworks from the comfort of their hotel or serviced apartment.
Regardless of what time of year you are in Sydney there is always something big going on, and the following is a brief look at a few of Sydney’s best annual events.
For those who like their big events to be as glamorous as they are fabulous, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is easily one of the city’s best annual events. Mardi Gras consists of over a week of partying, with two of the major highlights being the wildly popular Dykes on Bikes event and the epic Mardi Gras Parade. You will not find a more outrageous, colourful, good spirited and entertaining celebration anywhere in the world, so book your Sydney accommodation ASAP and celebrate freedom, diversity and style at Mardi Gras in 2013.
There is no better place in the world to be for New Year’s Eve than the gorgeous harbour city of Sydney, because regardless of your idea of the perfect party, Sydney is sure to have just what you are after. The following tips will help you get the most out of your Sydney New Year’s Eve.
A huge amount of people come to Sydney for New Year’s Eve each year, making it crucial that you book your trip as soon as possible, because everything from Sydney hotels and serviced apartments to restaurants and harbour cruises will fill up very quickly. Especially if you are travelling with a large group or have some fairly specific wants or needs for your trip, your only chance of securing those crucial elements is to book as early as you possibly can.
Considering that Aussies are so famous for loving their beer, it is little surprise that Oktoberfest is extremely popular Down Under. Regardless of which part of Australia you are in come October, you are sure to find Oktoberfest being celebrated with much style and enthusiasm. The following is a look at some of your best options for celebrating this great German occasion in Australia.
A great place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Australia is in the Nation’s capital, where the Harmonie German Club puts on a fantastic three-day long celebration featuring traditional German music, food and a huge selection of beer. For the past 45 years this dedicated club has drawn huge crowds to celebrate Oktoberfest in style, so if you are in Canberra at the right time next October, the Harmonie German Club is the place to be.
Brisbane has come a long way in its short history, and after having been for years widely regarded as little more than a large country town, things have most definitely changed. The following is a brief look at some of the main factors behind Brisbane’s emergence as a world-class cultural destination.
A big decade
Brisbane came out of its shell in a big way during the 1980s, hosting two huge International events in the 1982 Commonwealth Games and Expo 88, which many locals point to as a big turning point for the city. The city also saw Movie World established in 1988, which would provide a huge boost to the arts and culture of the city and help to transform the city’s reputation.
There is no better place to go on a family holiday than the gorgeous Gold Coast, because apart from the stunning beaches, tasty restaurants, awesome Gold Coast hotels and thrilling theme parks, the Gold Coast also puts on some great family-friendly festivals. The following is a look at some of the best Gold Coast festivals to head to with your family.
The Bleach Festival
This wonderful festival is held in February each year and runs in conjunction with the always-popular Burleigh Pro surfing competition. The festival takes place at the southern end of the Gold Coast strip of beaches and is a celebration of art, music and surfing that showcases some of the hottest young talent in the Gold Coast region. If you are looking for an awesome festival to head out to with your family, the Bleach Festival is sure to do the trick, but if you plan to come, book your accommodation on the Gold Coast early, because space fills up quickly.
The Gold Coast really does have it all, from the most beautiful beaches and hottest clubs to the tastiest food and most comfortable serviced apartments. Most of all, one area where you will never be short of fantastic options is in finding ways to have fun outdoors. The following is a brief look at a few of the countless ways you can have some fun outdoors on the Gold Coast. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in this beautiful part of the world, get out, get active and make the most of being in an absolute paradise.
Out of all of the great outdoor activities you can do on the Gold Coast, surfing is by far the most famous, with surfers coming from all over the world each year to take on what are regarded as some of the most consistent and best waves in the world.
Sydney puts on some pretty impressive large events that are well worth making the trip to see, but if you do decide to come to Sydney for one of these bigger spectaculars, your transportation will play a vital role in your trip, both in terms of how you get to Sydney and how you get around it when you are here. The following is a brief look at organising transport for coming to a large Sydney event.
Regardless of the event you are going to or how many people you will be travelling with, if you need to book a rental car, train tickets, bus passes or anything else related to your transportation to the big event, book it as soon as you decide you are going to go. If your big event is in the summer, you are going to need to make your transportation-related bookings far in advance, and if you will need group accommodation for your visit, book that early too.
Sydney plays host to some pretty huge sporting events each and every year, and the following is a brief look at some of the biggest ones.
The Sydney to Hobart
Even though it is only the start of this epic race that takes place in Sydney, it is easily one of the most incredible spectacles in world sport, with hundreds of spectator boats packing the gorgeous Sydney Harbour as the fleet of competitors await the starting gun.
Brisbane has become known throughout Australia as having a blossoming art scene, so if you are interested in art and are visiting Brisbane for whatever reason, don’t check out of your Brisbane accommodation before checking out the arts here first. The following is a brief look at how and where to find the art scene in Brisbane, and be sure to ask at your accommodation in Brisbane about anything that may be happening in the arts while you are visiting.
The Queensland Gallery of Art
Considered one of Australia’s leading art museums, the Queensland Gallery of Art is somewhere that any art lover must visit when in Brisbane. While the building itself is a work of art, the exhibitions, collections and programs it hosts are world class, and include an impressive Indigenous Australian Art collection, as well as a number of constantly changing travelling exhibitions.