5 surprising (and fun) events that bring tourists to Australia

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Travellers flock to Australia from all corners of the globe, wanting to  experience the unique wildlife, amazing landscapes and spectacular water sports. Along with the standard reasons for visiting the land down under, there are so many awesome reasons to vacation in the sixth largest country in the world. The allure of Australia calls to everyone… and the following are five of the most surprising events that bring tourists to Australia!

1)      Stampede and Run Wild:

The Stampede is an Australian obstacle course that attracts eventers of all ages. For the past three years they have sold-out everywhere they set up events: Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. The county’s foremost obstacle-course is built on adventure. The incredible “run wild” covers five and ten kilometre courses, designed to push contestants to the extreme. Scramble over cargo nets, through a muddy mire, or jet down an astounding slip and slide. This year’s challenges invoke more thrills than ever before! Contests are available at every fitness level, even for juniors between the ages of five and eleven years.


2)      Byron Bay Bluesfest:

Tourists and locals alike will revel in the premier annual Blues and Roots Music Festival, held from April 17-21st. The Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm, eleven kilometres north of Byron Bay, New South Wales, highlights a choice assortment of roots and blues performers, from Australia and abroad. The Tyagarah Tee, burrowed into the 120 hectare Tree Farm, is an idyllic setting for the music event, an expanse designed to accommodate over 17,000 visitors daily, as well as 6,000 plus campers. It’s one of the biggest musical festivals in the world with loads of enjoyment for all.


3) Winterlight:

In June and July the Town Mall in Parramatta, New South Wales, becomes a winter wonderland with a notable entertainment line-up. The venue includes an outdoor ice-skating rink, dramatic scenery, and stunning lighting effects. Performances, foods, entertainment, child geared workshops, and a dome-shaped igloo-bar reflect the magic of the multi-coloured lights. Australia may not be known for their snowstorms, but with all the winter-inspired celebrations, you’re sure to enjoy the snowfall and parties.


5) Hunter Valley Wine and Food:

The month long wine and food celebration provides the best of local Hunter Valley’s fresh produce and wines. During the chilly June days and nights, tourists will enjoy warming up by the fireplace, sampling the latest boutique wines, and relishing the finest of cuisine. Guests can even participate in creating their own culinary delights, alongside well-known chefs, within the heart of Australia’s wine country.

Wine and Food

Look beyond the travel brochure: Australia has so many unique and amazing experiences to offer its guests! From poker and festivals, to slides and sipping wine, it just doesn’t get any better.  These five astonishing events are calling your name from down under.

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