Australia is home to a vast array of sporting, cultural, food and music events which take place across the country every year. When planning a itinerary for superyacht owners or charter guests, consider coordinating the trip with one of these great events. The major events are generally hosted in the major metro centres, but all regional areas host their own smaller events as well.
Speak to our superyacht concierge about events happening in the Whitsunday region throughout the year and get some inspiration from the list below.
- Commonwealth Games
4 - 15 April 2018. Gold Coast, Queensland
A once every four-year event, the 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast. Track and field events in all categories will be hosted throughout the Gold Coast region with a range of social and cultural events scheduled for the duration of the games for all to enjoy, in the form of Festival 2018.
For more information - Commonwealth Games
- Australian Open
15- 28 January 2018. Melbourne Park, Melbourne Victoria
The Australian open is one of tennis’s big calendar events. One of four Grand Slam events throughout the world, the event attracts the very best on the tennis circuit. The Australian Open is the first tournament on the circuit and is followed by the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
For more information - Australian Open
- Grand Prix
22- 25 March 2018. Melbourne, Victoria
The ultimate in motorsport in Australia takes place at the Grand Prix. With cars roaring past at 200km/hr a true racing fan will not want to miss the action. With a range of corporate and hospitality packages available, there is only one motorsport race that matters.
For more information - Grand Prix
- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
13- 17 May 2018, Sydney, New South Wales
The fashion set descends on Sydney for the ultimate style and elegance. From the steps of the Opera House to the cobbled streets of the city, Sydney itself is the best backdrop for Australian street style. Featuring major Australian and International designer collections
For more information - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
- Australian PGA Championship
Australian PGA Championship
29 November – 2 December 2018, Gold Coast, Queensland
This tournament is the flagship event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and is co-sanctioned by the European Tour. Attracting pro golfers from around the globe this is the premier golf event in Australia.
For more information - Australian PGA Championship
- Wildflowers In Bloom
Wildflowers In Bloom
June – November 2018, Western Australia
Western Australia springs to life during the winter months offering some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in bloom. 60% of the flowers cannot be found anywhere else in Australia, so for those nature flowers this is a spectacle which must be seen.
For more information - Wildflowers in Bloom
- Swim with Whale Sharks
Swim with Whale Sharks
April – July 2018, Western Australia
Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places on the earth where you can swim with the world’s largest fish. Getting up close and personal with these gentle giants is an incredible and humbling natural experience, not to be missed whilst in Australia.
For more information - Swim with the Whale Sharks
- Spring Carnival Racing
Spring Carnival Racing
September – November 2018, Melbourne, Victoria
The Spring Carnival is the ultimate horse racing carnival in Australia. The perfect mixture of fashion, food, social events and horses, the Spring Carnival is where legends are made. The event draws the best from the international racing scene and includes events such as the Caufield Cup, Cox Plate and the nations favourite Emirates Melbourne Cup.
For more information - Spring Carnival Racing
- Sydney International Boat Show
Sydney International Boat Show
August 2018, Sydney, New South Wales
The largest boat show on the Australian calendar the Sydney International Boat Show brings together all the major Australian and international boat manufacturers, dealers, supplier, marinas and industry professionals at the iconic Darling Harbour for a five day event.
For more information visit - Sydney International Boat Show
- Tamworth Country Music Festival
Tamworth Country Music Festival
19 – 28 January 2018, Tamworth, New South Wales
Australian’s largest music festival takes place every year in Tamworth, New South Wales. Attracting over 50,000 visitors every day this week long event features over 700 artists in 2800 scheduled events across 120 venues, showcasing the very best in Australian country music.
For more information - Tamworth Country Music Festival