Australia is one of the most popular countries for tourist. There are many reasons for this fact, and we tried to make a list of 10 most popular events in Australia. Most of them are based around Melbourne, capital of Victoria. Melbourne is a huge city, so if you are coming here for the first time, you may need few advice’s. If you want to use your time wisely you should consider hiring Melbourne chauffeur cars, so you can see all important things, and save your time in traffic. Also, if you would like to explore Victoria’s wineries or visit some other places that are a little bit far from city, you should book 12 seater Chrysler limo Melbourne for your private tours , with professional Melbourne chauffeur service who will take care of you.
1. The Australia Day
The Australia Day is the official state day, the holiday of Australia, and is celebrated on the 26th of January. It’s considered to be one of the most significant events in Australia, which marked the arrival of the first fleet and the beloved settlers in the Sydney Bay in 1788.
2. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
This festival is the most significant event in Victoria, each Tuesday celebrating the culture of food and wine in Melbourne and Victoria. This festival lasts four nights and has over 250 events.
3. Sunday Food (Orange F.O.O.D Week)
This event is a ten-day event that brings together products from the region, producers, painters, and caterers. It keeps on every April. This festival has become one of the most important national festivals with over 100 events.
4. Balloon Festival in Canberra (Canberra Balloon Fiesta)
This festival started to be organized in 1986. This is one of Australia’s best autumn festivals held in April and lasts for 9 days. The main theme of this festival are balloons of various types, colors and sizes. This festival attracted more than 20,000 posters.
5. The Darwin Beer Can Regatta
The regatta is held in the afternoon of July or the first week of August, depending on time. Participants of this regatta make the ships use empty cans of beer.
6. The Australian Open Championship
Australia’s Open Tennis Championship is the first of four four-star grand slam tournaments held each year in January in Melbourne and lasts two weeks. The first time the tournament was held was in 1905. As with every grand slam tournament, there is a male and female competition, male, female and mixed doubles, junior tournaments, carriageways, exhibition competition and legends competition.
7. The Summer Music Festival This is a festival of electronic music, held in Victoria (The Victorian Arts Center). This festival is well known among young people, who often comes from all around the world
8. Asian Food Festival
This is a popular food festival held in the Chinese quartet in Melbourne. You can try all kind of Asian food here, enjoy in new flavors, and meet famous chefs who visit this festival.
9. Formula One Grand Prix
Famous competition held at Albert Park. This is first race in the season, and its very popular among Formula 1 fans
10. Surfing Classic (Bells Beach Surfing Classic)
This is one of the world’s best surfing competitions, held in Bells Beach in Victoria. The winner gets Bell trophy, and atmosphere on this festival is amazing.