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White Night Melbourne

For 12 hours on one night in February, the city of Melbourne will turn into a magical wonderland of music, art and light.
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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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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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018

Prepare to cry with laughter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival comes to town in late March.
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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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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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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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Grampians Music Festival

Get the glitter out (biodegradable, of course) and grab your flower crown, the Grampians Music Festival is calling your name.
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RoboCup Junior WA

In the future there will be robots – and your students will be the ones to build them!
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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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Brisbane Global Rugby Tens 2018

Calling all rugby fans and footy lovers! A brand new sporting event is coming to Brisbane and you won’t want to miss it.
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Hobart BeerFest

There’s one beer festival that rules them all in Tassie & that’s Hobart’s BeerFest. An extravaganza of beery delight, don’t miss this one!
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Hunter Valley 2018 gig list

Check out the line-up of huge concerts that are rolling into Wine Country this year.
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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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