10 Best Australian Festivals You Should Not Miss

Australia Nov 9, 2016

Students are always ready for an expedition!

For all the excited ones we have made a list of 10 Best Australian Festivals and Events that you should not miss.

Vivid Sydney

You have to have to watch this. The Sydney Vivid Music and lights Festival is the best thing you’ll see in your trip to Australia. It transforms the city into a beautiful mesmerizing canvas.

It is a free lighting display around The rocks and District and Circular Quay.

Vivid sydney- Unilodgers


Sculptures by the sea

It is a very popular event in Australia where all famous sculptors from Australia as well as the world come together and display their artwork. The event usually takes place at the onset of spring.

sculpture by the sea


Sydney New Years eve

Known around the world for the most breathtakingly amazing fireworks around the globe. Celebrating New Years eve at Sydney harbour should be on everybody’s bucket list of Australia.


Carols by Candlelight

A very popular event that takes place around Christmas organised at both Sydney and Melbourne.  Just pick up your picnic basket and chairs and head straight to watch performances of various Australian celebrities.


Adelaide Festival

Every year in march Adelaide gets star struck, with various renowned artists in town from fields such as Theatre, Dance, Music, Opera, Visual arts, Installation and many many more.

The festival goes on for two weeks. And has got very famous in a few years.

Adelaide festival

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Celebrate with Gay and Lesbian community of Australia as they walk down Oxford street in very glittery and dazzling costumes. Believe us, it’s crazy. You will definitely have an amazing time.

mardi gras- unilodgers

Byron Bay Blues Festival

Certainly not to be missed. We went there last year and it was beyond amazing. There’s music for every soul. Folk, blues, soul, rock- what else does one wants? 😉

Byron Bay Blues Festival- unilodgers

Australia Day, January 26th

Head to any park or any corner of the city and celebrate with Australians. After all it’s their day to celebrate and commemorate.

Australia day.

Perth International Arts Festival

A three week arts festival which has now been going on for 60 years. It is Australia’s longest running arts festival. It hosts variety of events such as opera, music, theatre, dance, Perth writers festival and more happening across the Perth city. -Definitely a must visit!

Perth International Arts Festival

Last but not the least, and our personal favourite;

The Rocks aroma festival, Sydney

This one day explosion is the best festival you could ever go to. Commemorating the international trade area- The rocks was once where all the imported goods were off loaded. People celebrate this history by having chocolates, candies accompanied by performances such as salsa, samba and more.

The Rocks aroma festival, Sydney

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Also Read: Your Ultimate Bucket List For Australia

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