Australian Events 2013,
6 Events to See This Year

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What does Australia have in store for 2013?

The country hosts a huge array of extravagant events from motor racing to festivals and fashion shows, and there really is something for everyone. 

Choose Australia for your holiday this year and have a trip of a lifetime: don’t miss out on going to your favourite event.

We've picked some top things to see that deserve a place on your bucket list this year.

1.    Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week, Sydney, 8th  - 12th April

If you can't get enough of fashion and beauty then make your way to Sydney in April.

Australia's fashion elite sit at the front row of fantastic fashion shows in awe of designer's latest creations. Find out what the trends for this year will be and rub shoulders with Australia's most successful designers.

While you're in Sydney make sure you tour the city and check out the shopping centre. You might even be able to buy some of the outfits in the shows.

Or you might go to Birkenhead Point, to check out good value designer outlets and enjoy the great waterfront. Here's the view.

You can find cheap domestic flights on for your trip to Sydney.

2.    British Lions Tour, 5th June - 6th July

If you are big Rugby fan then this is one of the must see Australian events. Watch the return of the Lions as they play nine matches in six different cities across Australia. You could go to one event or try and see a few different matches, giving you a chance to explore a few cities in Australia.

The one in Sydney is at ANZ Stadium in the Olympic Park on Saturday 6 July. The Lions play against the Qantas Wallabies.

3.    Melbourne International Film Festival, 25th July - 11th Aug

If film is your passion then make sure you secure tickets to Melbourne International Film Festival this July and August. Experience the glitz and glamour of the film industry and learn about all different types of film, from local and international films to small and big budget award winning films.

Melbourne Film Festival lasts around three weeks and it is actually one of the oldest films festivals in the world, starting in 1951. It's hosted at a few different venues in Melbourne but the main films are shown at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image which is located in Federation Square.

4.    Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, Cape York Peninsula, 21st  – 23rd  June

Those who appreciate a more cultural holiday will really enjoy the Aboriginal Dance Festival in Cape York Peninsula. At this event you can see 500 different performers doing traditional dances and movements. The Laura Dance Festival invites you to celebrate the world's oldest living culture. They give an insight into their lifestyle by performing dance, songs and stories.

5.    Melbourne Fringe Festival,  Melbourne, September/October

The Fringe Festival has everything, dance, music, comedy, live art, circus and cabaret. If you love the arts then put this on your list of festivals to attend in 2013. There are over 300 events to see and lots of different exhibitions to wander round. The event lasts for three weeks from the end of September to the beginning of October.

6.    Emirates Australian Open, Sydney, 6th - 9th December

Golf fans will love watching the superstars compete at one of Australia's most challenging golf courses, the Lakes Golf Course in East Lakes. This iconic Golf course was first officially opened in 1928, and since then many of Golf's superstars have competed here.

There are many Australian events around the country, which has so much to offer when it comes to things to do, and judging by this line up 2013 is going to be a brilliant year. No matter what you enjoy on your holiday, whether it's art, culture, sport or fashion, there will be an event for you to enjoy on your next trip to Australia.

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