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11 Events In Australia You Can’t Miss in 2015

11 Events In Australia You Can’t Miss in 2015 December 21, 2014

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(Last Updated On: December 21, 2014)
We decided to come up with this very useful article that should help you decide where and what you do for the next 12 months.
Australia is well-known for the amount of great events that take place here. Everyone who is planning on traveling around the country  should not miss out on any of them.
The country hosts some of the world-famous celebrations ranging from food and wine festivals, rugby and tennis games to Formula 1 Grand Prix.
There is something for everyone all year round that is worth taking part in for the unique experience. So if you are in Australia or planning on visiting, make sure to follow these events around the country if you can.

1. Sydney’s New Year’s Eve

31 December 2014( Sydney Harbour, New South Wales)

Twitter @cityofsydney

Below is a video from the firework show from 2013. 2014/2015 is set to be bigger and better!

The Sydney New Year’s Eve program has some exciting events leading to the spectacular midnight fireworks. Ranging from air displays, fire tug water displays, lights on the water, to midnight fireworks.

Midnight comes earlier here than to any other major international city, so cameras from around the world are focused on Sydney to watch the spectacular show.

Being in Sydney for New Year’s is a must if you are in Australia!

2. AFC Asian Cup Australia

9-31 January 2015 (Across Australia)

Twitter @afcasiancup

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This is the biggest football tournament that starts at Melbourne stadium.

16 Countries including Japan, Iraq, China and Korea Republic will compete against each other in 32 matches over 23 days in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

This event is a perfect chance for everyone to stand for a team dress their colors and be one of 500 000 spectators.

3. Santos Tour Down Under

17-25 January 2015 (Adelaide, Regional South Australia)

Twitter @tourdownunder

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This is massive, prestigious cycling event featuring world’s famous riders who come together to South Australia cycling through beautiful country side.

The race attracts riders from all over the world so make sure to be part of this exciting event and cycle your way through the country side and stop for some chilled South Australian Wine.

4. Australian Open

19 January – 1 February 2015 (Melbourne, Victoria)

Twitter @AustralianOpen

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The world’s top tennis players come together to play at the first of the Glam Slam and biggest in Southern Hemisphere event.

Make sure to get your tickets as the weather and game will definitely deliver excitement!.

5. Australia Day

26 January 2015 (All Australia)

 Twitter @OzDay

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Public Holiday with hundreds of small and large events taking place across the country. Doesn’t matter where in Oz you are as every town and city has something for you.

Ranging from community breakfasts, beach parties, concerts, parades, sporting events, cultural and historic exhibitions, fireworks displays to ceremonies welcoming new residents.
This is a day where you can celebrate with Australians in Australia.

6. ICC Cricket World Cup

19 February – 29 March 2015 ( Across Australia)

Twitter @cricketworldcup

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It is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and is one of the world’s largest international sports tournaments.

Australia will hold 26 of the 49 matches in cities including Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

The final match of the tournament will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It will be one of the world’s largest international sports tournaments so make sure you won’t miss it!.

7. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

27 February – 15 March (Melbourne, Regional Victoria)

Twitter @Melbfoodandwine

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If you are food fan this event is definitely a must, gathering some of the greatest chefs from across the globe for 17 days of unforgettable events.
Take yourself on a journey through range of unexpected venues, rooftop bars to hidden cellars, and extraordinary locations across regional Victoria.

8. Formula 1 Grand Prix

12-15 March (Melbourne, Victoria)

Twitter @ausgrandprix

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Thrill to the roar of the most expensive cars as the world’s finest Formula One drivers race each other around an incomparable lakeside street circuit in Melbourne’s beautiful Albert Park.

The location, midway between the towering centre city skyline and Port Phillip Bay, guarantees spectacular TV images – but it’s even better being there.

9. Byron Bay Bluesfest

2-6 April 2015 (Byron Bay, New South Wales)

Twitter @BluesfestByron

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Everyone’s needs are catered for over 7 performance stages, 5 licensed bars, 50 + market stalls and 40 + food stalls.
You can camp on the grounds, take advantage of great food and beverage market stalls and listen to some of the best blues and roots performers from across the globe.

10. Gold Coast Airport Marathon

4-5 July 2015 (Gold Coast, Queensland)

Twitter @GCMarathon

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If you are into competitions, sign yourself up for the most important marathon in Australia.

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world!

11. Melbourne Cup Carnival

1-8 November 2014 (Melbourne, Victoria)

Twitter @FlemingtonVRC

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At the Melbourne Cup you can experience the thrill, excitement and elegance  of a ‘race that stops the nation’.
The event is a must as you can dress up, sip champagne, be seen, and pick a winner from the world’s top jockeys and horses.

These are only some of the events Australia has to offer so if you really want to find out why everyone wants to be here, you must experience at least few of the worlds best events!

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Our aim is to help the Irish community in Australia. We aim to help connect and make your stay in Australia as easy as it can be. While at the same time connecting the Irish community in Australia