Things to do around Australia in winter 2013

There is too much to miss if you stay inside throughout the winter months.

Come out of hibernation and experience some of the events and festivals that are happening around Australia. Here are just a few:


The Rocks Aroma Festival is on July 21st at The Rocks, Sydney between 10am and 5pm. This festival is great for those coffee lovers, with 24 rosters and coffees being sold from just $2 on the day. Aroma workshops and special events are also occurring from Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21stJuly.

Join in on the world’s largest run in The Sun-Herald City to Surf Sunday August 11th. It is a 14km track which starts from Park & College Street in Sydney CBD, through Kings Cross, Rose Bay, up “Heartbreak Hill” and finishes off at the world famous Bondi Beach. Up for the challenge?


For the food fanatics, during 19 – 21st July The Good food and Wine Show is on at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Maggie Beer, Tobie Puttock and Anna Gare are all due to make an appearance on the weekend. Tickets are available through Ticketek.

Want to take a look at history? Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond: The World Reimagined Exhibition is on now until December 2nd Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth. It is an exhibition from New York’s Museum of Modern Art showing works from 96 artists who transformed twentieth century art.


For the foodies, South Banks Regional Flavours Festival is on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July. There are many presenters over the two days including MasterChef presenter Gary Mehigan and past contestants including Hayden Quinn, Adam Liaw, Alice Zaslasky and Poh. Other renowned chefs and presenters will also be present on the weekend. A combination of presentations, food, drink and entertainment make this Brisbane’s signature food and lifestyle event. Join in on the event which is located from the Courier-Mail Piazza, along Stanley Street and down to the River Quay Green from 10am until 5pm each day.

Esperanto will be playing at the Brisbane Powerhouse between Friday 26th until Sunday 28th July.  James Morrison has put together a program which displays an array of genres which includes Australian Indigenous, Brazilian, Indonesian, Maori, gypsy, R&B, flamenco, pop, bluegrass, jazz and more.


The Truffle Festival has begun in Canberra and is due to finish in early August. There are a range of restaurants, wineries, cafes, markets joining in on the truffle festival. Events also include a truffle hunt and cooking classes.

Parliament House is holding an open day Saturday 24th August between 9am until 5pm. There will be opportunity to join tours of the House of Representatives, Senate Chambers, Members’ Hall, Courtyard Gardens and more. There is free entry.