Recommended Trips in Australia:
Great Ocean Road Trips
Great Barrier Reef Trips
Ayers Rock Trips
Cities and Resorts in Australian Capital Territory:
Cities and Resorts in Queensland:
Brisbane | Bundaberg | Cairns | Charters Towers | Gladstone | Gold Coast | Hervey Bay | Mackay | Mount Isa | Rockhampton | Toowoomba | Townsville
Cities and Resorts in Victoria:
Melbourne | Benalla | Ballarat | Bendigo | Falls Creek | Geelong | Lorne | Mildura | Mount Baw Baw | Mount Buffalo | Mount Buller | Mount Hotham | Port Campbell | Shepparton | Swan Hill | Wangaratta | Warrnambool | Wodonga
Cities and Resorts in New South Wales:
Sydney | Albury | Armidale | Bathurst | Broken Hill | Cessnock | Charlotte Pass | Coffs Harbour | Dubbo | Gosford | Katoomba | Lismore | Maitland | Orange | Perisher Blue | Port Macquarie | Queanbeyan | Selwyn Snowfields | Tamworth | Thredbo | Tweed Heads | Wagga Wagga | Wollongong
Cities and Resorts in Western Australia:
Perth | Albany | Broome | Bunbury | Busselton | Cable Beach | Esperance | Fremantle | Geraldton | Gnaradup | Kununurra | Mandurah | Rottnest | Yallingup
Cities and Resorts in South Australia:
Adelaide | American River | Crafers | Glenelg | Hahndorf | Kingscote | Parndana | Penneshaw | Port Lincoln | Tanunda | Whyalla
Cities and Resorts in Northern Territory:
Darwin | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock | Humpty Doo | Jabiru | Kakadu | Katherine | Tennant Creek | Woodvale
Cities and Resorts in Tasmania:
Hobart | Ben Lomond | Cradle Mountain | Devonport | Launceston | Mount Mowson | Port Arthur | Queenstown | Swansea | White Beach
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Australian Ski Resorts Snow Levels Reports and Weather Conditions. Australia Skiing Holidays and Trips 2016
Most of our featured ski resorts in Australia are open and in good condition following the recent snow showers. All Threbdo (25 cm; 3 lift) Pericher (50 cm; 3 lifts open), Mount Buller (17 cm; 2 lifts running), Mount Hotham (20 - 25 cm; 1 lifts), Selwyn Snowfields (15 cm; 2 lifts open) and Falls Creek (25 cm; 1 lift in operation). Naturally, skiing is still a bit limited for the early winter season and most of the snow is artificial. Mt. Buller and Ben Lomond however are expecting up to 30 cm of new powder next days, which might allow the latter to open for the ski season 2016 soon..
Australia is a country well known for its hospitality. In Australia, one will find a wide variety of accommodations including hotels, inns, boutique hotels, resorts, and serviced apartment. There are thousands of apartment hotels located across different states in Australia. It is cost effective for small group travelers that want to stay for a few days in a place. The apartment hotels contain multiple rooms, just like the residential apartments. It has a furnished kitchenette, dining room and living room. The apartment hotels can be serviced or non serviced. Non serviced apartment hotels are cheaper. Most of the hotels are equipped with swimming pools and gyms. Larger hotels usually have larger gyms that are equipped with all kinds of expensive exercise machines.
The motels are smaller hotel that are used to accommodate travellers that have lower budget. The room of the motels is equipped with private showers, television and fridge. Most of the motels offer in room breakfast menus. Larger motels include an onsite restaurant where customers can dine at.
Many tourists come to Australia to get sunburn at the beach. If you want to bask under the sun, you can stay at the hotel that is located near the beach. Bondi is the most popular beach in Sydney, Australia. Coogee beach in Sydney offers a much better value. Hotels that are situated near the Coogee beach is cheaper because it is further away from the coast.
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Australia Upcoming Festivals, Events and Other Attractions
Boulia Desert Sands - Camel Racing 2016
(July 2016, Racecourse & Rodeo Grounds, Boulia, Australia)
The Boulia Desert Sands Camel Racing, carried out annually at the Racecourse and Rodeo Grounds in Boulia is must see event for a many Australians and includes 3 nights and 2 days filled with camel races and other entertainment. The most interesting parts of the race are the Quarter-Mile Flyer and the Camel Cup.
The event begins on the Friday night with a twilight race, steer ride, and then there is a music concert.
On Saturday are the qualifications for the big races followed by another highlight of the event - the novelty camel-tagging, which are always fun. In the afternoon visitors will be able to enjoy the Ute Muster, tug-of-war contests and children entertainments. The day ends with more music and a great firework display.
On the last day are the racing finals - the 2 main races are followed by final speeches and prize presentations, then in the evening food and drinks are served. The camel racing weekend also features market stalls, various kids' amusements, camel rides and more to keep the visitors happy.
Sydney International Boat Show 2016
(28 July - 1 August 2016 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center)
The annual Sydney International Boat Show, organized by the Australian Boating Industries Association is carried out on Sydney’s Darling Harbour and Convention & Exhibition Center. The show is haven for the passionate boat lovers and it sees swarms of up to 80 000 people each year, coming here to check out the newest marine hardware.
Boats of any kind - cruisers, motor yachts, sail-boats, dinghies, kayaks, runabouts, cabin-boats, jet-skis - made from various materials from wood and steel, to fiberglass, composites and aluminum are exhibited, along with tons of literature about boating.
The show extends over 5 halls at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Center, with around three hundred exhibitors, while featuring over one hundred and seventy vessels on display in the Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour. Additional information and tickets can be obtained from the official site of the event - www.sydneyboatshow.com.au
Ekka - Royal Queensland Show 2016
(5 - 14 August 2016, RNA Showgrounds, Australia)
The grand Royal Queensland Show (popular among the locals as Ekka), with more than one hundred years of tradition is carried out at the RNA Showgrounds, where the city and country meet to celebrate Queensland’s lifestyle and heritage. Organized by the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA), this one of the most impressive events in the annual calendar of Queensland.
Great range categories of activities attract the crowds. In the dog category there are events for sheepdogs and greyhounds (but also dogs in general), while the horse category features ponies, spectacular jumping, competitions for farriers and blacksmiths, as well as thoroughbreds. Add to this combination of angoras, dairy and boar goats, alpacas, stud beef, led steer, beef steer, sheep, poultry and caged birds, crafts, arts and agricultural produce and one has a massive mix for a family day out.
Along with Melbourne and Sydney, the Ekka show is in the top 3 biggest agricultural events in the country, attracting the impressive 700000 visitors a year.
Mount Isa Rodeo 2016
(12 - 14 August 2016, Buchanan Park, Australia)
The richest and largest rodeo in entire Australia is offers unique atmosphere and great excitement. The 3 day impressive event, now carried out at Buchanan Park is one of the largest of its kind in world-wide, featuring a Mardi Gras, processions, traveling side-shows and of course lots of live music.
Set in the Australian Outback, visitors of the show will be able to enjoy exciting bull riding and bareback bronc riding; also team roping, barrel racing, etc. There are also many other activities, such as race days and various concerts in the weeks leading up to the rodeo. Due to its popularity, as well as serious prize money at stake, the rodeo attracts the top class competitors from all over the world.
Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2016
(August 2016, Hervey Bay, Australia)
Annually, the famous tourist destination of Hervey Bay is venue to celebrate the arrival of the humpback whales that inhabit the waters of the coast till October.
It is really worth to witness these amazing creatures at least once in your life, if you haven't already! However, the Hervey Bay Whale Festival includes and other interesting activities - the Blessing of the Fleet Carnival, a floral art display, a teddy bears' picnic and an impressive illuminated parade all guarantee great entertainment on the shore.
Bird Week Mary River Park 2016
(August 2016, Mary River Park, Northern Territory)
The Northern Territory state is an outstanding area for those attracted by the beauty of the birds and for all those who never go out in nature without binoculars. The Bird Week held in August at Mary River Park is the right time and place for some serious bird-watching.
The overall dry weather over most of Australia last year suggest that the wet areas are drying up fast and swarms of birds are congregating in the top end, making this a great place to see some rare birds, including Great Billed Herons, Black Bitterns, Rufous Owls etc. However, while enjoying the beautiful birds in the sky, one should be careful and keep an eye on the ground as well, since except the rare birds, fresh and salt-water crocodiles also enjoy living in this great park!
Royal Adelaide Show 2016
(2 - 11 September 2016, Adelaide Showground, Australia)
The Royal Adelaide Show is probably the most famous event in South Australia. By going there you will have the chance to see all sorts of things - from carnivals and craft exhibits to cookery and champion livestock. A big part of the population of the state goes to the event, held in the Adelaide Showground. The highlight of the festival is the grand parade during which champion livestock is exhibited. Other interesting activities include dance, gymnastic displays, motorbike stunts, pig racing, fireworks and much more.
If you are a cookery fan you can participate in avocado tastings, cake decorating or chocolate making. Or simply enjoy the delicious food and a cup of tea in the Country Women's Association café.
There you can also visit the biggest theme park in South Australia, open during the festival. There are nearly 30 rides you can get on, including the Gravitron, the Pirate Ship, the Zipper, the Enterprise and the Rainbow. There is also the Scorpion - the fastest ride on the whole continent.
Brisbane Festival 2016
(3 - 24 September 2016 Brisbane, Australia)
From few years, the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane River Fest are united in one grand event which will continue for three weeks. Both were popular international events, held on the banks of the river, which commemorates Australia's River City, and since they joined from 2009 the event more and more interest is expected. The area of the river become alive with the crowd, live music and exhibitions of arts and crafts, various food and drinks and of course the great view from the rocking deck of a boat on the water.
The 3 weeks of the festival feature the famous River fire - Queensland's largest and best pyrotechnic shown and a fest's highlight. One can also enjoy the Great Brisbane Duck Race, regattas, strolls, great live concerts, some new events and much more, like the River feast and the International River symposium.
Melbourne Fringe 2016
(15 September - 2 October 2016, Melbourne, Australia)
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is three-week event, which gathers all forms of modern art. On numerous places around the city, one can see different types of art in all its forms - from theatre and music to movies, digital art and even circus. The performances take place on various locations like bars and clubs. The most popular places for the event are the Federation Square and the Melbourne Museum.
The first such festival was held 1982 and since then it has turned into one of the most popular in Melbourne. Annually the fest gathers more than 3 000 artists taking part in 200 performances and other events. Check our Melbourne hotels at http://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Vic/Melbourne/Melbourne.html
Concerts in the Caves 2016
(Jenolan Caves /various dates/, New South Wales, Australia)
Every year you have a great chance to visit an amazing classical music concert in New South Wales. It is held in the Cathedral Chamber of the magnificent Jenolan Caves. Such a concert can be visited every third and last Saturday of each month.
The third Saturday is reserved for George Mertens who plays the cello. He is giving these concerts for ten years and has learned to play the most suitable things for the acoustics of the chamber.
The final Saturdays are again for Mertens, but this time he plays the guitar and his partner is Gustaw Szelski who plays the violin. Together they form the great Paganini Duo and they play different lively tunes from Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain, etc.
As you might guess the Cathedral Chamber is an ideal place for concerts - it has pure acoustics advanced by the limestone formations. The concert and the tour of the Lucas Caves last about two hours and you should not forget bringing warm clothes.
Karnak Playhouse 2016
(May - December (annual), Karnak Playhouse, Mossman, Australia)
The Karnak Playhouse is an amazing open-air amphitheater, next to the magnificent Daintree National Park. The park is actually an ancient rainforest, which is a great setting for various theatrical productions. Located amongst the rainforest, the incredible sounds of the jungle at night make a unique theatre atmosphere.
Maybe the most popular show is "Lasers in the Jungle", where laser images, mixed with live performances, create an incredible visual spectacle. Visitors are taken on an impressive journey to the beginning of time, where ancient fauna and flora loom out, along with shapes and faces. The spectacle is modified and refined every year, so it includes various aspects of this area’s history.
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