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THE BEST FREE ACTIVITIES IN SYDNEY THIS CHRISTMAS

Your hip pocket cops enough of a hammering over the festive season, so enjoy a few of these free events around the Harbour City in the lead-up to Christmas this year.
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Party with the quokkas at Rottofest

Every year, Rottnest Island’s annual comedy and music festival rocks the land of the quokka and puts 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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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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Celebrating love and diversity

YHA celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras with a LGBTQI-friendly and fun atmosphere. Sydney's world-famous Mardi Gras returns from 19 February to 6 March 2017. Stay close to the action in one of our hostels!
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Field of Light at Uluru

Don't miss the unique opportunity to experience the beautiful Field of Light with the stunning back drop of Uluru in the amazing Red Centre.
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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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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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Marvel at GOMA in Brisbane

See all your favourite Marvel characters come to life at GOMA, including Thor, Iron Man and Captain America.
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Winter Art Music and Mayhem

Winter in Adelaide is bursting with events that will have you dancing in the streets, drinking whisky to the blues, learning more about the local wines and swimming in art.
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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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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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Oz Asia Festival Takes Over Adelaide

The finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual art that Asia has to offer, taking over Adelaide for 16 big beautiful Spring days and nights at the annual Oz Asia Festival.
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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Glitter Strip prepares to host an enormous international celebration of sun, surf, and sport in April.
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Airlie Beach Festival of Music

74 brands from across the world will head to the heart of the tropical Whitsundays for a massive 3 day music festival.
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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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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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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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