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.
There is no better way to kick-start your fitness than by heading off on a holiday somewhere gorgeous, where it will be easy to motivate yourself to start getting into shape. Of anywhere you could go, there is nowhere more conducive to a fitness holiday than the Gold Coast, but you had better come prepared. The following is a look some of the things you should consider when planning your Gold Coast fitness holiday.
Get ready to run
Running can often play a major role in helping to improve fitness, and so if you are coming to the Gold Coast with fitness in mind, there is no better place to go running than along the magnificent beaches. Running on sand will also be better for your body than hitting the pavement, and you won’t find it hard to get motivated to head off for a run several times a day when you are staying in paradise.
Sometimes it can be hard finding anything cool to do that doesn’t have a price tag attached, but that certainly isn’t the case in Brisbane, where awesome, free, cool events keep popping up year after year. If you are looking for something fantastic and free to check out in Brisbane, the following are some of the city’s best events.
Mellow Music on the Green
Whether you are in Brisbane on holidays or live there and are looking for a free way to unwind and relax at the end of the week, Brisbane’s recently developed River Quay Green area is the place to be on Friday evenings in May this year. Some of Brisbane’s best musicians will be putting on 45-minute sets for free between 6pm and 8pm, providing the perfect way to chill out and relax on a beautiful autumn evening.
While the Gold Coast is most famous for its Indy and Super Car races, some of the coolest car events here attract a significantly less attention. Even though none of these events will be able to match the glitz and the glamour of the professional events, they still offer unique opportunities to get a good look at some truly incredible machines. If you are a car enthusiast and are looking for an excuse to head to the Gold Coast, the following cool car events are more than reason enough to go.
Gold Coast Hot Rod Show and Swap Meet (May 27, 2012)
There are no more spectacular looking machines than the old school hot rods, and the Gold Coast will be swarming with them again this year in celebrating the 18th year of this impressive show. Entry is only $5 and the show will be held at Skilled Park in Robina, so if your love of cars lies with the elaborate, fast and dramatic, be sure to check out the Gold Coast Hot Rod Show and Swap Meet this year.
Sydney always has something cool going on, and the big events here always draw a crowd. The following are some of the coolest events to check out in Sydney.
Sydney Comedy Festival
Every year since 2005, Sydney has played host to some of the world’s funniest people, and holds one of the best comedy festivals in the world. In 2012, the festival went from April 24-May 12, and took place at some of Sydney’s best venues, including the Seymour Theatre, the Metro Theatre, the Enmore Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.
Whether you are a film fanatic or just enjoy the occasional documentary, the Sydney Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year every year in Sydney, and offers an opportunity to finally see something good at the movies. The following is a brief overview of the festival.
The Sydney Film Festival got its start back in 1954 when it first took place at the University of Sydney, showcasing films that included Jour de Fait and The General. Since then, the film festival has taken place every year, expanding and growing to take advantage of different venues and parts of the city. The Sydney Film Festival is now a 12-day festival that draws local, national and international attention.
It seems that Brisbane is fast becoming the festival capital of Australia, and while it is not quite there yet, 2012 will see the Queensland capital celebrating in style yet again. The following are some of the best 2012 festivals Brisbane has on offer.
Enrich Brisbane Festival
This tasty three-day festival will be doing everything it can to get you hyped about food, health and nutrition, and will feature guest speakers, celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, food and wine knowledge workshops, and of course lots of delicious food tasting. If you are a foodie, up-and-coming chef, or just want to be able to cook creative and tasty food for yourself or your family, don’t miss this festival. Tickets range between $27-$30 per day and children under 12 can enter free of charge.
The Gold Coast really does have something for everyone, and for the car enthusiasts out there, this city puts on a show you have to see to believe with the annual V8 Supercar event. The racing is always tight and the party rocking, as car lovers from all over gather on the paradise-like strip and live it up Gold Coast style for a weekend. The following is a quick look at all you need to know to get ready for this incredible event.
Get your tickets
You don’t want to miss a second of this action-packed weekend, so make sure you get your tickets the moment they go on sale. Once you have them, then you know you are actually going, but until you do, you obviously aren’t 100 per cent ready yet.