The Unique Cultural Experience of the Adelaide Festival

South Australia justifiably owns the tag of ‘The Festival State’. Home to some of the world’s best and most respected festivals, South Australia – and more particularly Adelaide – is a brilliant place to be when the city is alive with festival action.

The Adelaide Festival is one of the world’s premier cultural festivals. It is the largest multi-arts festival held in Australia and, this year, will take place between the 1st and 17th of March.

Adelaide is the perfect city for festivals. As so many delighted tourists discover by taking an Adelaide tour, the city is the ideal size and has the perfect urban landscape for hosting an extensive range of events that showcase creativity and breed infectious excitement.

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Booking Early for Big Australian Festivals

When travelling to see a festival in Australia it is important that you book well in advance. Not only will the tickets sell out, but so too will the hotels and the flights. To get a reasonable price you will need to be well organized, plan ahead and be prepared to have the best time of your life. Herein we consider how to ensure the best spots at the biggest Aussie festivals.

Adelaide Festival of Arts

The Adelaide Festival of Arts is arguably the biggest and best cultural festival in the world. With everything from opera and dance to new media and theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival runs in March each year and it is sensible to book flights and hotels up to a year in advance for this trip. Whilst the program will not be announced until later in the year, it will save you a great deal of cash to book these elements before the prices shoot up. Arriving slightly in advance of the event is also wise so that you can take some Adelaide tours before it gets too busy, allowing you to familiarize yourself with the location.

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International Events Guide for Australian Cities

Australia is home to a great range of high-profile and respected international events. For visitors planning a trip to Australia, coordinating your time away to coincide with a number of these occasions is a great idea, as you are sure to enjoy the electric atmosphere and be impressed by the quality of these events.

The international events that take place in Australia are indeed exciting and varied and include a Grand Slam tennis tournament, amazing fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve and artistic and cultural festivals. No matter your interests or passions, there is bound to be an event of international note and significance in Australia to appeal to you.

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A Short Guide to Partying in Australia

If nightlife and partying are right up your alley, you will love Australia! In a word, the nightlife in Australia is ‘happening’ and there is an extensive range of options from which to choose, including parties, shows and events. No matter whether you want to rock on for the whole night or stay out for just an hour or two, you will find some great ways to party in Australia.

The great thing about travelling to and partying in Australia is that it is so easy to combine sightseeing and tourist type activities with party fun. For example, if you are in Victoria, it is highly recommended that you take an organised tour (such as a Great Ocean Road tour or a Melbourne tour that shows you some fabulous parts of the amazing and diverse city of Melbourne) by day and explore the party scene by night. Consult credible, easy-to-navigate websites and ask locals and other travellers for recommendations of great tours and fun ways to party.

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Biggest Australian Festivals to Enjoy in 2012

Australia is well respected as a location that hosts some of the world’s best festivals. Many visitors to Australia coordinate the timing of their travels around the festival calendar, while others delight in finding that the Melbourne tour or Great Ocean Road tour that they have booked (or their organised trip to one of Australia’s many other fabulous locations) coincides with an incredible Australian festival.

In 2012, a number of great Australian festivals are on the calendar:

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