5 Australian Festivals to celebrate the end of 2012
Australia is not only about Wildlife, Nature, red rocks and endless landscapes, it is also a great destination for excellent cultural events. Hundreds of festivals are held throughout the year and across the country, from large cities to remote tiny outback villages, everywhere in Australia you will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and traditions and have much fun. The Australian festivals are indeed a great way to savor the australian culture and lifestyle in a cheerful and more relaxed atmosphere. Right now in December is the best time to go to Australian Festivals.
Here below I have listed 5 Great Australian Festivals you should take note of and make sure you partecipate if you are right now visiting these places or are planning to visit sometimes.
The Fall Musical and Arts Festival in Lorne and Marion Bay
This is an outstanding australian festival which takes place in Lorne, Victoria (on the Great Ocean Road) and at the same time in Marion Bay, Tasmania. The Falls in Lorne starts on 28th, in Marion Bay the following day. 5 days for an aussie camping experience on the beach or in the rainforest, enjoying nature at its best as well as great music and arts performances. If you want to find out more about the Falls Festivals check out their official website: www.2012.fallsfestival.com.au
The Taste Festival, in Hobart
For foodies this is an event not to miss out. It’s held in Hobart, in Tasmania. For 7days and nights you will have the opportunitiy to taste the best of local Tasmanian products from seeafood, cheese, berries, wines, bears and also international dishes. An array of events are also offered from cooking classes and tasting table to workshops and music, theatre, street performances. Starting on Friday 28th of December. The website: www.tastefestival.com.au
The Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland
Probably the biggest and most famous folk festival in Australia, the Woodford Festival attracts every year thousands of people from all over the country and international visitors too. This is a huge event with over 400 events and more than 2000artists. This year is is the 27th edition of the Woodford Folk Festival. Another great way to get involved to experience the spirit of the Woodford festival is to volunteer. If you want to learn more about this check out their website. www.woodfordfolkfestival.com Here you can read about Rami’s pos at the Woodford Folk Festival, last year.
The Pyramid Rock Festival on Phillip Island
For all rock music lovers this is a special event that takes place on 29th Dec to 1st January in Phillip Island. It is named after the Pyramid Rock, a rock formation just offshore the festival site. Next to Australia’s finest music there will be special international guests along with an excellent Food Court and gorgeous market stalls with memorabilia, official band merchandise and all bits and pieces you may be looking for.
2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve Festival
Last but not least, the Sydney New Year’s Eve Festival the “once in a lifetime event” everyone raves about it. Truly it is a spectacular event with the finest fireworks scenario you can have in the world, illuminating the Harbour Bridge with magnificient play of colours and live music. If you are in Sydney or nearby it’s absolutely a must to see it live on New Year’s Eve.
These are 5 great australian festivals taking place in the next days but represent only a tiny fragment of the complete autralian festival scenario you can enjoy at any time of the year in Australia. Festivals are great way of living the spirit of the australian culture. If you want to stay updated on the upcoming australian festivals you can click on the link for more information.