Top Choice Sports in Hobart

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in the world's most gruelling open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 28 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve. (Yachties sure can party…). Check the yachts out in Constitution Doc…
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Adelaide Fringe

This annual independent arts festival in February and March is second only to the Edinburgh Fringe. Funky, unpredictable and downright hilarious, with hundreds of events over a very entertaining month – a world clas…
Top Choice Cultural in Hobart

Dark MOFO

The sinister sister of Launceston's MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO broods in the half-light of June's winter solstice. Expect live music, installations, readings, film noir, bonfires, red wine and the dark and delightful Wint…
Top Choice Sports in Birdsville

Birdsville Cup

During the first weekend in September, the annual Birdsville Cup horse races draw up to 10,000 fans from all over the country to drink, dance and punt on the horses for three dusty days. Parking is free for all ligh…
Top Choice Sports in Bathurst

Bathurst 1000

Over four days in October, petrolheads throng to Bathurst for this 1000km touring-car race, considered the pinnacle of Australian motor sport.
Top Choice Food & Drink in Melbourne

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Food lovers travel to Melbourne especially for this festival, which celebrates the city's world-class food and wine scene with more than 200 unique events. From the sell-out Longest Lunch – served on a table that sn…
Top Choice Music in Deniliquin

Deniliquin Ute Muster

Held on the NSW Labour Day holiday weekend in late September, the muster attracts people (and their utes) from across the country. Events include a rodeo, chainsaw sculpting, wood chopping, helicopter rides and kids…
Top Choice Cultural in Corryong

Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

Street parades, country music and re-enactments of Jack Riley's legendary ride are all part of this exciting four-day festival. Other highlights are dog trials featuring the region's whip-smart sheep dogs, markets, …
Top Choice Music in Victoria

Golden Plains

Three-day outdoor music festival held over the Labour Day long weekend in March, just outside the town of Meredith (1½ hours' drive from Melbourne). Free camping, BYO booze (no glass) and numbers kept to a comfortab…
Top Choice Art in Kyneton

Lost Trades Fair

Showcasing artisanal craftmanship, this two-day event hosts over 100 artisans working in fast-disappearing crafts, such as cooping, blacksmithing, bookbinding, armoury, carriage building, lacemaking, tinsmithing and…