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One Last MOFO

It’s the last Mofo in Hobart for a while – it heads to Launceston next year - so join the party as they go all out for one last hurrah, Mofo style.
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Fringe World Festival 2018

The third largest Fringe Festival in the world lands in Perth from 26 January – 25 February 2018 to give you a whole month’s worth of summery, Fringey goodness!
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Party with the quokkas at Rottofest

Rottnest Island’s annual comedy and music festival is back to rock the land of the quokka and put on the liveliest show you could imagine.
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Twilight Hawkers Market

Prepare your stomach, Perth's original and biggest street food market is back for another summer!
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Summer outdoor cinemas

Keen to catch a movie under the moonlight this summer? We’ve got your nearest open-air cinema right here.
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Sunshine Coast Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Enjoy a cold brew and soak up the sun rays at the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival this November.
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How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in your nearest city

Welcome 2018 in style by partying at these fireworks hotspots in your closest capital.
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By order of the Museum of Sydney

Step out of the heart of The Rocks and into an otherworld: 1920s. Sydney. Thieves and crooks and swindlers and sweethearts surround you at every turn. It's overwhelming and its oh so dangerous and it's on now, at the Museum of Sydney.
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2018 Tour Down Under

The world’s biggest cycling event outside Europe turns 20 in 2018, and Adelaide Central YHA is the best value accommodation right in the heart of the action.
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Petals and Pyrotechnics Floriade 17

Flowery greetings, petals! Welcome Springtime surrounded by kindred green-thumbs and twinkling, exploding twilight installations at 2017's Floriade.
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Field of Light at Uluru

Haven’t been to the red centre yet? Now is the best time to experience it as more than 50,000 spheres bloom when darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Don’t miss this incredible phenomenon.
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Melbourne Writers Festival

For over 30 years, this festival has been feeding the literary appetite of Melbourne...
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2017 Footy season with YHA

Get excited everyone – the long wait through summer is over and footy is finally back!
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Street Eats @ Franko

Self-described as ‘Hobart’s hyperactive street food night market’, Street Eats @ Franko will delight your taste buds and senses.
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A Bed In Every Festival Port

This - right here - is the ticket to your best festival season ever! We've matched up some of the best festivals around Australia with our awesome (and cheap) YHA accommodation to keep you travelling to the beat of your own drum.
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Taste of Tasmania

The greatest food festival to hit Tasmania, nay Australia, is back for another year, so prepare yourself and your stomach for a food extravaganza you’ll never forget!
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Celebrate Pittwater YHA's 50th anniversary

Afternoon tea, live music and a guest pollie appearance at the beautiful bush hostel on Sunday 19 November!
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BOWL-A-RAMA 2018

The Southern Hemisphere's crème de la crème prepare to battle it out against our homegrown shredders in the 15th BOWL-A-RAMA - smack bang in the middle of Bondi!
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Ultimate Frisbee World Championships, Perth

Introducing the most exciting sport you’ve probably never heard of – and some of the world’s finest exponents are coming to Perth.
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2017 State of Origin Series

State against state, mate against mate, and bucket loads of hate as Australia’s most spiteful sporting rivalry explodes again in Brisbane and Sydney this winter.
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Revelation Perth International Film Festival

Get your popcorn ready film lovers. Revelation Perth International Film Festival is back for another year!
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Shakespeare Pop Up Globe

Experience Shakespeare’s work performed in the space for which it was written when the Shakespeare Pop Up Globe literally pops up next to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.
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Good Food and Wine Show 2017

Listen up Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane - good food and good wine is coming your way.
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Symphony in the City

Relax and enjoy a balmy summer night under the stars with the sounds of classical music flowing through the air.
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Seriously Shiraz Festival

We’ve got a PSA for Shiraz lovers – the Grampians is holding the Seriously Shiraz Festival, a 5 day festival dedicated to the holy drop of Shiraz.
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Hunter Valley Chrissie Lights 2017

We may lose out on Northern Hemispheric Chrissie traditions, but we’re home to the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most breathtaking display of over 2 million purdy lights – so there.
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MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK

9 days of music, film, art, design and raging parties is how the city of Melbourne celebrates Melbourne’s booming independent music scene.
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Hyper Real Hype

Describe the Hyper Real exhibit, you say? Existential, immersive, sensory, mind-broadening, and certainly not to be missed.
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NYE in the Park, Sydney

Bring in 2018 with a party that promises to blow every other New Year’s bash you’ve ever been to out of the Harbour.
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Boxing Day at Royal Randwick

International passport holders can get into the races for free on December 26!
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YHA's definitive guide to Womadelaide Festival

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AFL SEASON IN MELBOURNE

Football games are electrifying in Melbourne. You can't beat the atmosphere of 50,000 fans cheering their team on to victory!
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The Pride Events You Can’t Miss in 2017

Put on your party pants and get yourself to these six spectacular celebrations of diversity adding a streak of rainbow right across Australia.
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RADICAL REELS FILM FESTIVAL

If films featuring breath taking heights, death defying stunts and adrenaline fuelled extreme sports sound like your cup of tea, then this is the film festival for you.
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Beauvine Food and Wine Festival

Visiting Perth in October? Make sure you hit the BeauVine Food and Wine Festival for food and drinks galore!
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Go green at Fremantle Prison YHA

Fremantle Prison YHA has teamed up with Conservation Volunteers Australia to give their guests a feel good, green experience at no cost!
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Airlie Beach Festival of Music

3 days, 17 venues, 74 bands including the Sex Pistols, Sneaky Sound System… Yes! The waterfront music festival returns for its 5th year between Friday 10 and Sunday 12 Nov.
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Fidelity Festival

You gotta love WA – they keep coming up with funky, fresh music festivals that sound like an absolute dream and Fidelity Festival is no different.
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