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Australia celebrates “Aussie Wine Month”

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by veronicap No Comments
Barossa Valley SD

Barossa Valley, NSW

 

When are the celebrations?
Throughout the month of May

Calling all wine lovers! If you are a wine connoisseur, then planning your Australia vacation in the month of May is a very smart move! May is Aussie Wine month, the country’s biggest celebration of Australian wine! Australia has more than 60 award winning wine regions that produce dozens of different wine varieties and styles. The Aussie wine month celebrations throughout May highlight the diversity of the Aussie culture and “puts the fun into exploring the country’s finest wine and food.”



Highlights of this incredible month long celebration include: more than 150 wine-related events throughout Australia including festivals, vineyard concerts, blend-your-own-wine classes, bicycle tours of wine regions, degustation dinners, and more. Plus, all month free-pop up tastings are taking place in Sydney’s business district, and many restaurants across the country are exclusively offering Australian wine in honor of the celebration. View the spotlight events below:

May 1-8: Kangaroo Island FEASTival (Kangaroo Island, SA)
May 10: Lunch at Winemakers Table (McLaren Vale, SA)
May 15-17: Tastings at the Top (Crade Mountain, TAS)
May 16: Hop vs Grape (Taminick, Victoria)
May 26: Aussie Aged Wines Masterclass (Sydney, NSW)
May 30-Jun 6: Queensland Wine Week (QLD)

To find out more information on the details and times of these events and more visit: https://www.wineaustralia.com/

For help planning your Australia vacation, contact us, we’d love to help you!

The Dalai Lama’s Visit to Australia

Posted on: February 11th, 2015 by veronicap No Comments

Photo Credit: Dalai Lama in Australia

 

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, is making a trip to Australia from June 4th to June 15th to share his incredible wisdom and knowledge with the public. The Dalai Lama is universally recognized as a man of peace and is the recipient of over 150 awards including a Nobel Peace Prize. Often referred to as an Ocean of Wisdom, his presence has awed and inspired millions.

Highlights of this incredible visit include: 7 days of exceptional Teachings and Initiations, Highest Yoga Tantra in the Blue Mountains, a visit to the sacred space of Uluru to offer respects to the Anangu people, a unique Multi-Faith Event organized by the Dalai Lama himself, and a very special Long Life Ceremony offered by the Australian Tibetan Community in celebration of his 80th birthday. View the full schedule below:

 

June 5-9: Teaching in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales
June 6: Public Talk in Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales
June 11: Multi-Faith Event in Brisbane, Queensland
June 11-12: Teaching in Brisbane, Queensland
June 12: Public Talk in Brisbane, Queensland
June 13: Community Talk in Uluru, Northern Territory
June 14: Public Talk in Perth, Western Australia

To find out more information on the subjects and times of these events visit: https://www.dalailamainaustralia.org/

To find out more information on booking Australia Vacations to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event contact us here or call toll-free at 888-359-2877

Australia’s Sydney Festival

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by veronicap No Comments
Festival Village

Festival Village

Experience one of the most prestigious cultural celebrations in the world! The Sydney Festival, Jan 8 – Jan 26, 2015.

Every January, thousands of artists and entertainers from all over the world gather for the world-famous Sydney Festival. This event features over 400 performances, 140 events, and over 40 venues – each with their own diverse and unforgettable style. Festival-goers can immerse themselves in the culture of the historic city, while discovering both local and international talent.

Since it’s start in 1977, the Sydney Festival has grown into one of the biggest cultural celebrations in Australia. The festival offers a wide array of genres – including theater, dance, public art, and music. While enjoying the incredible performing arts acts, audience members can also sample the wide array of delicious local cuisine inside of Festival Village, conveniently located in the heart of Hyde Park. With many free and ticked events, people of all ages flock to Hyde Park to participate in the fun activities; free events include games, workshops, story telling, and much more; come experience it all!

If this event sounds like something that you can’t miss, we can coordinate all arrangements including flights, transfers, accommodation, event bookings, plus additional touring.

This once in a lifetime event will make your Australian vacation unforgettable!

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Australia’s 23rd Annual Parkes Elvis Festival

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by veronicap No Comments
Parkes Elvis Festival - Square

Parkes Elvis Festival

Quick! Come to Australia to celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday at Parkes Elvis Festival, 7-11 January 2015.

The King of Rock and Roll, the one and only Elvis Presley, is turning 80 on January 8th, and the Parkes Elvis Festival will be bigger than ever! Every year thousands of fans gather in Parkes to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley and to experience all the fun activities and events dedicated to the King. During the festival, there will be over 150 unique events including a Miss Priscilla look-a-like Competition, Elvis Street Parade, Cars of the Era show, Elvis Presley Look-a-like Contests, Tribute to Elvis competition, a Renewal of Vows Ceremony, and much more!

The annual festival is held in Parkes (aka the Elvis capital of Australia), a charming town located approximately 365 kilometers west of Sydney. Festival events are from Wednesday to Sunday and include non-stop entertainment. Over the last 20 years this event has grown from a one-night event for only a few hundred people to a five-day extravaganza with thousands of participants, and this year promises to be the best festival yet.

If this event sounds like something that you can’t miss, we can coordinate all arrangements including flights, transfers, accommodation, event bookings, plus additional touring.

This once in a lifetime event will make your Australian vacation unforgettable!

Getting There.
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