Archive for July, 2015

Major Events and Festivals in Australia, August 2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Are you planning to visit Australia in the month of August? Then, Australia has a fascinating array of festivals and events ranging from world class art to top sporting events. Here is a list of popular events and festivals that you can enjoy during your visit to Australia in August.

City2Surf (August 9, 2015)

City2Surf is a popular race of 14 km which starts from Sydney and ends up at Bondi Beach. This is a charity race which is held every year in August. The Sun-Herald, a newspaper publisher in Australia, started this fun race 44 years ago. Since then, millions of runners had taken part in the race and raised millions of dollars for charity. As a result, City2Surf is now one of the most popular events in the country.


Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl (August 28 – September 6, 2015)

The month of August closes with the colors of Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl. It is an annual event held in Broome, a coastal town in Western Australia, to pay tribute to the exotic cultural and history of Broome. Various events can be enjoyed during this 10-days long festival such as Mardi Gras, dragon boat race, art exhibition, float parade and a short film fest.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (15 – 22 August 2015)

Audi Hamilton Island Race is one of the best yachting regattas in the world and the most prestigious week in the Australian sports calendar. It is held in the azure waters in the corner of the Great Barrier Reef. The racing event is combined with live music, fashion shows, fast cars and great food. On your visit to the Hamilton Island Race, you can also spot some of the famous sailors and the most famous celebrity chefs of Australia. Also enjoy beautiful beaches, amazing weather and captivating flora and fauna of the Hamilton Island.


Melbourne Writers Festival (20 – 30 August 2015)

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) is one of the most prestigious literary events in the world. Each year, this 2-weeks event serves as a meeting point for the world famous writers, thinkers and readers from Australia and the world. MFW comprises various events such as debates, storytelling, educational programs, music, live performances and art events. It is a great opportunity to meet some of the notable writers, noble prize winners and some the most famous bloggers.

Darwin Festival (6 – 23 August 2015)

Darwin Festival is an art and cultural event, held annually since 1974. It is one of the best events in Australia which offers regional, national and international performances. It has everything you can think of: music, theater, cinema, comedy, dance, cabaret, food and lot more. Hundreds of events performed by thousands of artists entertain people for 18 days and nights. Darwin Festival offers a vibrant atmosphere and showcases some of the finest art performances in the country.


These are the most popular festivals and events that occur in August and are attended by thousands of travelers as well as the locals. To make your vacation even most exciting and enjoyable, make sure to include these events in your plan.

5 Australian Beaches for a Refreshing Day-Out

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Australia is blessed with countless beaches which are scattered along its beautiful coastline. These beaches offer a wide variety of water activities such as swimming, surfing, boating, fishing and snorkeling. We have selected 5 beaches of Australia where you can spend a great day out.

Gold Coast, Queensland

This is one of the most preferred destinations for a holiday in Australia. The Gold Coast is a favorite hideout for the Australians during their holiday with kilometers of beach, perfect waves for surfing and amazing nightlife. With over 7 kilometers of sandy beaches, the Gold Coast is a guarantee of success with both, fans of the beach and with citizens convinced.


Whitehaven Beach

This 7 km long beautiful beach is located at the heart of the coral reef on Whitsundays Island. The white sand on the beach and turquoise water of the sea attract thousands of tourists every year. Rafting in the ocean or sea kayaking combines romantic moments with action that has its bit of inevitable adrenaline. This is not only the most beautiful beach in Queensland but also the most eco-friendly in the region.

Hyams Beach

Located around three hours drive to the south of Sydney, Hyams Beach is perfect for those who wish to take some time off and enjoy the nature. This beach is popular for having the whitest sand in the world and clear turquoise waters. It even holds the record in Guinness Book of World Records for the whitest beach in the world. The Hyams Beach is surrounded by two national parks: Jervis Bay National Park on one side and Booderee National Park on the other.


Bondi Beach

Located just 7 kilometers from the center of Sydney, the famous Bondi Beach is a Mecca for surfers and sun lovers. Numerous restaurants, cafes, bars and luxury homes are located near the beach. Bondi Beach is the definitive example of the grandeur lifestyle of this beach town Sydney. Beaches suitable for surfing, proximity to the city center, excellent atmosphere, an abundance of restaurants and cafes and easy accessibility by public transport make the Bondi Beach one of the most Popular in Australia.

Bells Beach

Bells Beach, located next to the towns of Jan Juc and Torquay on the great Ocean Road, is a very famous beach for water sports. It hosts many surfing contests and other water sports events. Rip Curl Pro, the oldest surfing contest in the world, was held here in 1961 for the first time. Bells Beach not only provides an opportunity for surfing but its proximity to the Great Ocean road also gives the possibility to admire the fantastic views along the road.


So, these are 5 famous beaches to visit in Australia for an amazing day out with family or friends.  On your trip to Australia, try to visit at least one of these.