Australia is a vast land of beauty, offering some great
destinations and attractions. It also has a calendar of wonderful festivals and
events, providing another aspect for enjoying your holiday travel in Australia.
With a wide and varied calendar of activities, make sure (where available) you
check out the events section for your destination and the events section for
each state and territory. You can also contact the visitor centres for your next
Australia travel vacation to see if your holiday coincides with some of the
great events, and maybe even extend your holiday to ensure you catch some of our
wonderful festivals and events.
From the east coast to the west, from the Top
End to the Bass Strait in the south, there is plenty happening, providing
memorable holidays for those travelling to Australia. Whether it is the special
wildflower season to annual holiday events around Easter, Christmas and New
Year, there is sure to be something of interest. There is the winter snow season
for visiting our alpine regions, outback agricultural shows and fairs, the
annual Melbourne Cup day that stops a nation, to boat races in the arid desert
heart of Australia.
There are special wildlife events from the annual migration of the
humpback whales along our sea coast,
bogong moths annual pilgrimage between the High Country and the plains west
of the Great Dividing Range, the nesting season of the largest sea turtle
hatchery on the east coast at
Mon Repos Conservation Park in Queensland and the
short tailed Shearwater who come to breed in colonies around south eastern
Australia, just to name a few. There are also special events that are harder to
pick, but are usually associated with unusual or certain climatic conditions
such as when thousands of frogs emerged to mate in
Simpsons Gap, Central Australia, and the filling of
Lake Eyre from flood waters in Queensland.
As we bring these images here for you, we hope you enjoy what you see and keep coming back, as we grow 'Snapshots from Australia'.