Bookings & travel news
01 Sep 2014 -
30 Sep 2014, Perth
05 Sep 2014 -
14 Sep 2014, Broome
Shinju Matsuri celebrates Broome’s pearling history and its status as a cultural melting pot. Ten days of events kick off
with the traditional parade (a festival highlight), there’s also a pearl meat cook-off, sculptures on Cable Beach, the
delicious Taste of Broome and more. Take the time to visit WA’s wildflower displays while you’re here or time your visit to catch the Staircase to the Moon phenomena 9-11 September.
06 Sep 2014 -
27 Sep 2014, Brisbane
It’s edgy. It’s entertaining. It’s electrifying! The Queensland capital’s world-class arts festival fires up September with a sensational program of live music, theatre, dance, comedy, circus and more. Snap up tickets to the Spiegeltent’s roof-raising shows including The Midnight Juggernauts 10th Anniversary Tour, Grinspoon front man Phil Jamieson, and funnymen Matt Okine and Ronny Cheng. From the aerial acrobatics of Limbo or Circus Oz, and splashy whacky fun of Soap, to pop, punk, psychedelic dance, and piano virtuosos, Brisbane is THE place to be in September. It’s also one of only three cities in the world to host The Perfect American, the spellbinding new opera from iconic composer Phillip Glass (Koyaanisqatsi) with imaginings of Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln and Andy Warhol. Catch a free riverside gig as part of the Twilight Music Series, step inside the monumental maze of Exxopolis’ walk-through sculpture, and stake out your spot for the explosive fireworks finale of Riverfire on 27 September.
12 Sep 2014 -
14 Sep 2014, Pittwater, Sydney
Fancy getting away from the city for a bush retreat without having to travel long distances to get there? Perhaps you want to give something back by volunteering for a good cause? Pittwater YHA, hidden in the secluded bush and bays of Ku-ring-Gai National Park, only minutes from Sydney's Northern Beaches, is offering a bargain weekend combining a serene bush break in return for two mornings of bush regeneration.
Help remove Asparagus Fern in beautiful spotted gum forest as part of this local initiative, and enjoy exclusive accommodation and activities at Pittwater YHA including:
* 2 nights' accommodation
* 2 evening meals, 2 BBQ lunches, 2 morning teas (BYO breakfast)
* Free use of the YHA's kayaks to paddle around the calm bays of Pittwater
* Walks and talks in the national park giving you an insight into the local and natural history
* Plus fantastic scenery, serenity, and super-friendly wildlife including wallabies, goannas and native birds.
Cost: All this for only $20 contribution – a $50 booking fee is required to secure your spot, with a $30 refund on arrival. Bookings essential. Space is limited, so book early.
For more information and to book contact Pittwater YHA.
13 Sep 2014 -
12 Oct 2014, Canberra
Ring in spring at the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Canberra’s perennially popular Floriade offers a
smorgasbord of attractions including favourites the gourmet garden, Inspiration Hub, demos and displays that fuse fashion,
food and flowers. Get a bird’s-eye view of the colour cornucopia from the 35 metre ferris wheel. Petalheads can follow the flower trail taking in Canberra’s main sights. Don’t miss the ticketed twilight event NightFest from 24-28 September, with stellar light shows, markets and music under the moonlight, comedy and DJs.
17 Sep 2014 -
05 Oct 2014, Various locations around Melbourne
Melbourne Fringe Festival is a celebration featuring artists from Melbourne and beyond activating the city and spaces we live in in with works in every conceivable art form.
20 Sep 2014 -
01 Oct 2014, Melbourne Showgrounds
It's the smell and the sounds that hits you. Wander past carnie rides, farm animals, food and lots and lots of showbags. It's a fun day out for anyone and everyone.
01 Oct 2014 -
31 Oct 2014, October (Sydney & Canberra) November (Melbourne)
October (Sydney & Canberra) November (Melbourne)
The month-long Good Food Month menu is crammed with signature events inviting you to taste, talk, drink and dine your way around town. There’s lip-smacking fine-dining and free outdoor fiestas, chef showcases from the kitchen’s big name stars and hands-on cooking classes so you can do it yourself, bar hops and impromptu restaurant pop-ups, Barbecue Madness and The Ultimate High Tea. Of course, it wouldn’t be springtime in Sydney without Hyde Park’s Night Noodle Markets. Special guest in 2014 is chef, author, restaurateur and TV star Yotam Ottolenghi, who is sure to inspire you with his mouthwatering mediterranean marvels.
In Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne:
YHA/HI members can get great value Australian Travel Insurance.
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)