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Phillip Island Whale Festival

A whale of a time is coming to Phillip Island this July as humpback, southern right and killer whales take to the coastal waters.
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Dunsborough Leavers 2019

Every WA Leaver knows that Dunsborough is the place to be, but where to stay? We’ve got everything you need to know about this year’s celebrations.
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Camel Cup 2019

Definitely, one of Australia’s quirkiest events and one not to miss - Alice Springs Camel Cup. Taking place on 20 July 2019, right in the heart of the red centre of the country.
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Warm up at Cabin Fever Festival

Throw off that doona and get out of your trackies this winter. Cabin Fever Festival is taking over Margaret River this July and boy, it's worth leaving the house for.
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Get your glam on at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Grab your feather boas and don a sparkly sequinned jacket - the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is back this June and it's more sizzling and ostentatious than ever!
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Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019

From 12th-23rd April, Sydney Olympic Park will be transformed into the ultimate playground. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festivities.
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The Best NSW/ACT Easter Events in 2019!

There's loads of egg-cellent Easter egg hunts and activities happening right across NSW and beyond, this Easter long weekend. Who doesn’t love the thrill of chocolate-related fun and a fabulous location?
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Night Glow at Hunter Valley

Roche Estate in much-loved Hunter Valley, is hosting its second Night Glow event on Saturday 13th April 2019. Starting with a family-friendly night market, offering up the best food, wine and handmade crafts, along with live musical performances.
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McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival

If you’ve made any plans over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, cancel them now, because you’re going to want to be in the Fleurieu Peninsula for the McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival.
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Margaret River Pro 2019

Surfs up! Make sure you’re in Margaret River this May and June to see one of the best surfing events Australia has to offer.
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Everything you need to know for Vivid Sydney 2019

Lights! Music! Ideas! Vivid Sydney is back for its 11th year in 2019, and here's absolutely everything you need to know.
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Noosa Food + Wine Festival 2019

Let your taste-buds take you on a delicious journey for an entire long weekend at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. From 16 – 19 May you’ll be treated to endless tasty food and yummy wine from across the country. Who’s in?
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Bleach* Fest. on the Goldie

From 17 - 28 April the southern end of the Gold Coast will come alive with music, street parties and pop up art installations for the 2019 Bleach* Arts Festival.
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Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, Coming In HOT!

Get ya party pants on and brace yourself for when Sydney’s celebration of diversity, paints a rainbow streak right across the town! Wanna join the party? YHA is ready to welcome you with open arms!
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Beer InCider Experience

Beer. Cider. Music. Ping Pong. That’s what you can expect at the 2019 Beer InCider Experience hitting up Brisbane and Melbourne in March! There’ll be a stack of independent breweries & cideries plus a mega music line up featuring Something For Kate and the DMA’s!
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Have the ultimate food experience at Tasting Australia

For 10 delectable days across April (5-14 April), Tasting Australia is showing casing the very best food, wine and cooking talent that South Australia has to offer.
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne will be overrun with comedy stars ready and raring to make you giggle, laugh and chortle as one of Melbourne’s biggest and hottest festivals of the year comes to town from 27 March – 21 April.
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Taste Great Southern

Foodies, it’s time to head to the South West. For 12 delectable days in April, Taste Great Southern will land in Albany and make all your food and wine dreams come true.
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Good Food and Wine Show 2019

Listen up Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane - good food and good wine is coming your way.
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Tamworth Country Music Festival

Welcome to the world’s second largest Country Music Festival. 10 days. 700 artists. 2800 events. 300,000+ music lovers. Beds and showers a stones’ throw from all the soulful action. And did we mention Keith Urban?
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National Folk Festival – Canberra

Dubbed the “ultimate celebration of all things folk”, the National Folk Festival twinkles into our fair Capital this Easter. From high-end entertainment to bluesy grassroots, this five day juggernaut is set to delight every one of your senses.
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Bassinthegrass Darwin

You think you know festivals, but you ain’t been to one in the NT! Bassinthegrass scores a new home in 2019, but you can expect the same sick tunes, sweaty bodies and sultry summer nights.
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A c*ck in a frock on a rock

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary film Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, and how better to celebrate and pay homage than a three day comedy, cabaret and live music festival smack bang in our country’s homeland – Alice Springs.
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Boozy Bottomless Brunch - Disney Style

You know you’ve made it to the baller life when ‘boozy bottomless brunch’ is something you partake in and don’t just watch on Gossip Girl.
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