AUSTRALIA WIDE – School holidays are in full swing throughout the month of July. For most children that have parents who can get away from work, road trips to snow capped mountains tend to take place. From Falls Creek in Victoria, to the Snowy Mountains in NSW, there are lots of places to enjoy what the colder weather brings. Check your local state tourism sites for more details about how you can enjoy the holiday period.
TAS – June 30 – July 17 Festival of Voices, takes place in chilly Hobart where you can hear people in full song, ranging from classic choral and cabaret singers to hip hop and contemporary a capella. The three week event also includes hands-on workshops, concerts and to beat the winter chill a bonfire and big sing. The perfect time to visit beautiful Hobart is now, while the kids are on school holidays and the Festival is in full swing. Visit festivalofvoices.com for more information.
QLD – July 2 – July 3 The Gold Coast Airport Marathon, is a two-day running festival for those that enjoy a long distance run. Fortunately, it also attracts those that want to take part in their first fun run. Set your own challenge, beat your own personal best, keep fit, and enjoy the Gold Coast at the same time. For more information regarding the event, visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au
NT – July 9 The Camel Cup, an annual event held in Alice Springs, is a wild, madcap race, featuring camels, of course. In addition to the main race, there are varied things to see including belly dancers, Mr and Mrs Camel Cup challenges, hobby camel rides and rickshaw races. An exciting event that caters for all ages. You can find more information at camelcup.com.au
NSW – July 11 – July 24 The Rocks Aroma Festival takes place on Sunday 24 July, at the Rocks, Sydney. Before the day, there is a two week lead up that involves coffee workshops and experiences, for those coffee lovers who enjoy a fine brew and revel in the tasty treats from boutique coffee roasters, chocolatiers, tea-makers and gourmet providores. You can also listen to live music and learn all about latte art, with a hot coffee in hand. You can find more details at rocks-aroma-festival
NSW – 22 July – 24 July Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay, is a three day festival of international music acts accompanied by local Australian acts. Music varies from alternative rock and hip hop to indie pop and post-punk. For more information, visit splendourinthegrass.com