Events

Exciting Events

 

Spice up your holiday with some of the hottest events on both the national and international calendar.

From food and wine to sports, theatre and music, events are one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in a destination and all it has to offer.

 

Cooly Rocks On

When: 7 – 11 June, 2017

Where: Coolangatta, QLD

Get ready to rock, because Cooly Rocks On is back in 2017 for its seventh year in what promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Cooly Rocks On has evolved into Australia’s largest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival, bringing back everything there is to love about this era over five free fun-filled days from music to dancing, cars and memorabilia.

The iconic foreshore will see more than 1,300 custom, classic cars and hot rods line the streets for the number one Cooly Rocks On highlight, the Show n Shine.

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Featuring a star-studded line-up of local, national and international rock’n’roll and rockabilly bands to get your toes tapping, street parades, market stalls, dance championships as well as the crowning of Miss Cooly Rocks On and Miss Rockabilly.

This is your opportunity to step back in time and either experience of relive these days.

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SPORT

2017 British Lions tour to New Zealand

When: 3 June – 8 July, 2017

Where: Whangarei, Eden Park, Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua, Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, NZ

The British Lions will go up against New Zealand’s top Rugby Union teams in 10 action packed matches. The most anticipated Lions tour yet, this is the ultimate experience for die hard Rugby supporters.

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Tour de France Tours

When: 1 – 23 July, 2017

Where: France, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland

Follow as Le Tour takes off from Mont Saint-Michel through Spain, Andorra and Switzerland. The iconic event not only showcases the world’s best cyclists and their endurance, but amongst spectacular European landscapes.
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Wimbledon

When: 3 – 16 July, 2017

Where: Wimbledon, England

The championship event and the third stop is the pinnacle of the Grand Slam event.  The oldest tournament in the world and regarded the most prestigious, be a part of history as the top players battle it out on the court.

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Arsenal FC in Sydney 2017

When: 13 and 15 July, 2017

Where: Sydney, Australia

For the first time in 40 years, English Premier League giants Arsenal will be going up against Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at the iconic ANZ Stadium for an unmissable back to back sporting spectacle.

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US Open of Tennis

When: 28 August – 10 September, 2016

Where: New York, USA

The final stop on the Grand Slam Tour, the US Open is one of the world’s best sporting events. If you’re a Tennis fan, this is something you will never forget as the biggest international names compete for the grand title.

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ARTS

Blues on Broadbeach

When: 18 – 21 May, 2017

Where: Broadbeach, QLD

Over four massive days, the seaside suburb will transform into a musical hotspot as some of the biggest names in local and international talent will entertain the masses. The free festival will celebrate its 16th year in 2017 in what has become one of the most anticipated events on the Gold Coast’s calendar.

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Queenstown Winter Festival

When: 22 – 25 June, 2017

Where: Queenstown, New Zealand

Celebrate the start of winter Queenstown style with four days of fireworks, street parties, parades, international and local acts, family fun and endless entertainment.

 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

When: 4 – 26 August, 2017

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

Dubbed the ‘Best show on Earth’, the annual series features Military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands.

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Book of Mormon

When: May – June, 2017

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Winner of 9 Tony awards including best musical, the Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries on a trip to Uganda to convert citizens to the religion. From the creators of South Park, it’s no surprise that the theatre production is both hilarious yet not for the easily offended.

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FOOD/WINE

Victoria’s High Country Harvest

When: 5 – 21 May, 2017

Where: Various Locations, High Country Victoria

Showcasing the unique flavours of the High Country, this festival dishes up a delicious range of gourmet cuisine, top quality drops and mouth-watering craft beers with the stunning backdrop of Victoria’s High Country.

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Good Beer Week

When: 12-21 May, 2017

Where: Melbourne, Australia

If you appreciate a good beer, look no further. The festival which is held every May is the perfect opportunity to experience a range of local, national and international craft beer alongside great live music and entertainment.

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New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival

When: 11 June, 2017

Where: Auckland, New Zealand

In its fifth year, the country’s best boutique vineyards will come together to showcase more than 200 wines. Guests can taste various wines and delicious foods, enjoy life music and blind tasting seminars in what is one of the most unique cellar door experiences in New Zealand’s history.

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Beervana

When: 11 – 12 August, 2017

Where: Wellington, New Zealand

Ride the frothy wave at New Zealand’s most popular beer festival. With interactive bars, tastings and collaborations, this is a craft beer lover’s paradise where everything brew enthusiasts love can be found under one roof.

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