Whether you are a local, or flying in to Australia for a holiday of a lifetime, it is a good idea to have a few fun activities planned. However, sometimes you just feel like doing more than exploring the typical tourist attractions or chilling on the beach.
This is when checking out a few festivals can work wonders. Although some festivals are just for fun, many show off a side of the country that you donât often see. They reveal the culture and the personality of the people, all in a fun and vibrant way.
So, if you are looking for some festivals in Australia, but fancy something unusual, check out our list of the top five Aussie festivals:
The Darwin Lions Beer Regatta
The Camel Cup
The Outback festival
The Elvis Festival
While these arenât in any specific order, as which I think is the best could well be last on your list, they are certainly some of the more unique attractions on offer in Australia. So, letâs look at them in a little more detail:
The Darwin Lions Beer Regatta is in the Northern Territory, Darwin to be exact. This is normally held in July, but the exact date varies. The Beer Regatta is based around a boat-racing event along Mindil beach. However, it is the boats and not so much the beer that is the draw here. These boats are special, as entrants must build their boat out of beer cans! Beer cans are the only thing allowed to float the boat, but some other materials are allowed in construction. Then the battle ensues, as players cheat, fight, or just outright sink their way to becoming champions.
The Camel Cup is a true outback festival that has been going decades. With a massive population of camels, it isnât surprising someone thought to race them. Held mid July every year at the Arunga Park Speedway of Alice Springs. However, camels arenât the only draw, with belly dancers, entertainers, food and drinks, there is plenty to do. Quirky Aussie twists will be sure to keep you laughing!
The Outback festival is based in Winton, of Queensland. The competition is a bit extreme, with events like the Outback Iron Man/Woman competitions, and some very bazar toilet based competitions! But, donât worry, they are not rude. However, they certainly are a bit different.
Tunarama is actually held on Australia Day, which is the 26th of January. The festival is for enjoying and highlighting the wonderful local seafood. Great food and drinks are easy to find, all around fun social activities. The last day hosts a âtoss the tuna fishâ competition. Could you beat the record of 37.23 meters?
The Elvis Festival is held in January on the King of rocks birthday. Impersonators from around the world travel in especially to entertain. Obviously this is quite a lively event with some real characters. It has to be seen to be believed!
So, now you can choose the most unusual Australian festival for yourself.