Looking forward to welcoming back the warmer weather? Spring is just around the corner and there’s almost no bad destinations in the entire country from September to November.
Explore the amazing events and festivals kicking off in the coming months and start planning your getaway. Remember, you can book with confidence knowing that here at TTFN we prioritise flexible planning and deposit security for all bookings. In the unfortunate occurrence of a COVID-19 lockdown, we have got you covered.
5-22 August 2021
Darwin Festival, Darwin, Northern Territory
Whilst technically not quite Spring, this is still a great opportunity to celebrate the vibrance of the Northern Territory. Explore the exhibitions showcasing the very best of the local culture and skills. The highlight of the festival will have to be the concerts featuring top Australian artists like Montaigne, Flight Facilities and Confidence Man.
For more information visit www.darwinfestival.org.au
22 August – 5 September 2021
Shinju Matsuri, Broome, Western Australia
Shinju Matsuri will return this year and celebrating their 51st anniversary. Matsuri 2021 is the much loved festival which encapsulates everything that is Broome and the surrounding areas of the Kimberley region. Featuring an incredible kaleidoscope of events, Shinju Matsuri pays tribute to their heritage and culture as well as showcasing the multitude of phenomenal talent. There is a huge range of exhibitions, parades, demonstrations and tours to get everyone involved and show you the very best of Broome.
Whilst accommodation in Broome until recently was all but booked out for August, given the recent lockdowns the the east options are becoming available again. Talk through your options with our team today.
For more information visit shinjumatsuri.com.au
9 – 13 September 2021
Broken Heel Festival, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Desert, Disco and plenty of Divas darlings, headline performances from the nation’s best cultural personalities plus DJ’s Showgirls, Bio Queens, Drag Queens and Drag Kings representing every corner of Australia’s diverse community. Throughout the Festival’s three stages, you’ll experience plenty of comedy, cabaret, live music and social activities paying homage to the iconic cult movie and stage musical, ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Also, don’t forget to head to Town Square for the Main Drag In Drag street parade where you and the community of Broken Hill joins in on the celebrations.
For more information visit bhfestival.com
9 – 11 September 2021
Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival, Cairns, Queensland
Three days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns. Amazing dining and fashion events off the field with the relaxed country vibes whist there is plenty of face-paced action on the track.
For more information visit cairnsamateurs.org.au
11 September – 10 October 2021
Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Silvan, Victoria
For a taste of the Netherlands, see almost a million tulips on display at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, the colour is absolutely amazing. In addition to the beautiful flowers, there is live entertainment, performances, market stalls, tractor rides, fairy garden, international foods, a treasure hunt, plenty of photo opportunities, souvenirs, games for all and much more. Visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the fun and festivities and wonder of nature.
For more information visit www.tulipfestival.com.au
2 – 3 October 2021
Freycinet Challenge, Freycinet National Park in Coles Bay, Tasmania
Whilst marvelling at the stunning views of Tasmania’s East Coast you can marvel at the incredible athletes competing in a range of events from trail runs, kayaking, mountain bike riding and road cycling. Good luck to them trying to run past the Wineglass Bay lookout without stopping to admire the view. If you’re looking to join in, you can complete solo or as a team but be quick, registrations close soon.
For more information visit www.freycinetchallenge.com.au
30 October – 6 November 2021
Melbourne Cup Festival, Melbourne, Victoria
We all know of the Melbourne Cup but you may not be aware that it’s so much more than just the one day. There are amazing race meets before the big Tuesday and it’s becoming more a celebration of fashion than racing and events are hosted all over the country so there’s no doubt you will have the opportunity to get involved where ever you are.
For more information visit www.melbournecupcarnival.com.au
17 – 21 November 2021
Western Australia Gourmet Escape, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia Gourmet Escape is Australia’s most acclaimed food and wine festival, a magical showcase of local produce set against the stunning backdrop of Western Australia. With Events hosted at world renowned wineries in Margaret River region as well as in the heart of Perth everyone has the chance to get involved.
For more information visit gourmetescape.com.au