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What’s on across Australia this summer

Summer is finally here and it is the perfect season to get out and about.

There are plenty of exciting events across Australia to keep you entertained. From Moonlight Cinema to Health Ledger exhibition, it is one cracking list to have!



Where to stay: Pan Pacific Melbourne

Located on the South Wharf along the scenic Yarra River, Pan Pacific Melbourne features 396 luxury hotel rooms and suites, with floor to ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the Yarra River, Port Phillip Bay or Melbourne CBD. Just a short walk to major attractions, it makes an ideal base to explore the best that Melbourne can offer.


Summer Night Markets

Date: now – 11th April 2018

The annual summer night market at the Queen Victoria Market is a great way to spend the warm and balmy nights with friends and family. Held every Wednesday from 5pm-10pm, enjoy a large variety of Melbourne’s best street food stalls, live music and entertainment.

Find out more here: www.thenightmarket.com.au/


Moonlight Cinema

Date: now – 1st April 2018

Save Netflix for winter! In the heart of Royal Botanical Gardens, Moonlight Cinema is here to spice up your average movie night with you loved ones. From Downsize to Pitch perfect, you will sure find a movie that suits your taste.

Find out more here: www.moonlight.com.au/

Piknic Électronik

Date: every Sunday from 1st January 2018 till 8th April 2018

Open to all ages, Piknic Electronik Melbourne returns for its 4th series in 2018. This innovative music festival promises to be an immersive social experience. This year, it will also include delicious food trucks options, some family friendly activities and a bar with quality summer cocktails.

Find out more here: https://piknicelectronik.com/melbourne/


St Kilda Festival

Date: 11th February 2018

St Kilda’s foreshore will once again play host to Australia’s iconic St Kilda Festival  in 2018, returning for its 38th  year on Sunday 11 February . The free summer festival presents a diverse program of live music, dance, carnival rides, sports, market and food stalls, kid’s activities, extended business trading and entertainment for all ages.

Find out more here: https://stkildafestival.com.au/




Where to stay: PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Located in the heart of Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, is just minutes away from the city’s most popular sights and attractions.


Aperol Sunset Sessions Pop-Up

Date: now – 26th January 2018, every Friday between 4pm and 8pm

This free entry event has $10 Aperol Spritz, or even better $15 Sprits served with hand-carved prosciutto atop Italian focaccia’s. Enjoy fun entertainment such as free ping pong, and the best live bands and DJ’s Sydney has to offer.

Find out more here: www.therocks.com/eat-drink/the-argyle/aperol-sunset-sessions/


Flicker Fest

Date: 12th – 21st January 2018

The 27th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival has an impressive line-up in 2018. For the Australian competition, it will screen 55 films with 21 world premieres, 4 Australian premieres and 16 NSW premieres. Flickerfest’s international programme will feature 33 films including 2 world premieres, 19 Australian premieres and 4 NSW premieres. Film buffs rejoice!

Find out more here: http://flickerfest.com.au/


Free family art-making @ Art Gallery Of NSW 

Date: 8th – 26th Jan, Monday – Friday between 11am and 4pm

Think you have a little artist in your family? Drop in at Art Gallery New South Wales and make some art with them. With all materials and instructions are provided, just get inspired by the exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum and get creative.

Find out more here: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/collars-cuffs-and-caps/





Where to stay: Pan Pacific Perth

Moments away from the famous Swan River and a short walk from the city’s main retail, dining and entertainment precincts, Pan Pacific Perth provides the perfect location for a relaxing and indulgent stay.


Twilight Hawkers Market 

Date: 2rd Feb – 23rd March 2018, every Friday between 4:30pm and 9:30pm

Perth continues to prove that its culinary scene is not one to be overlooked. Arguably one of the biggest street food markets in Perth, Twilight Hawkers Market brings some of the best street food around the world to the heart of Perth.  Held in Forrest Place, it is the place to be for any serious foodies.

Find out more here: http://twilighthawkersmarket.com/



Date: 26th January – 25th February 2018

One of Western Australia’s most popular festivals and the third largest Fringe in the world, FRINGE WORLD festival features more than 750 events at 130 venues all over the Perth metro area. You will sure find plenty to check out.

Find out more here: https://fringeworld.com.au/


Health Ledger: A Life In Pictures Exhibition @ Art Gallery WA

Date: now – 29th January 2018

The fascinating exhibition is curated by the WA Museum in partnership with Art Gallery Western Australia., showcasing the journey of a local hero – Health Ledger. From costumes to his research journals, you will learn how a boy from Perth became an international screen legend.

Find out more here: http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/exhibitions/heathledger.asp


Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits.Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography.When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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