It is very clear that most traffic between the Philippines and Australia is from Australia.
So, those of you well to do Filipinos who are thinking about coming to Australia here are some reasons you should do so in July and August.
Events in Australia
Brisbane Times Good Food Month (QLD), 1 – 31 July
Now in its second year, Brisbane Times Good Food Month provides the opportunity for food lovers to explore some of the best Brisbane and regional restaurants, cafes and bars as well as get up close with some of the most highly esteemed chefs in the world. With everything from Hats Off Dinners, Pop-ups and Parties and the much anticipated Night Noodle Markets, the festival is a month long celebration that will tantalise the taste buds.
Festival of Voices (TAS), 3 – 12 July
A celebration the voice in its many forms, the festival spans from choral music to gospel, classical, a capella and sacred song, held in some of Hobart’s historic locations. In 2014 the festival brought back its Bonfire and Big Sing, where renowned artists and hundreds of choristers led the crowd to create a choir of thousands for a magical evening of singing around a bonfire.
Gold Coast Airport Marathon (QLD), 4 – 5 July
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is an event that motivates and challenges tens of thousands of people of all ages and abilities, featuring a marathon, half marathon, 10km run, community walk and junior dash.
Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta (NT), 12 July
The Beer Can Regatta at Mindil Beach brings together amateur boat builders who show off their beer can vessels. The aim is to stay afloat long enough to cross the finish line. It’s a spectacular event for visitors to Darwin who cheer the homemade boats as they wallow, flounder and sink.
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces (VIC), 16 July – 1 November
Introduced in 2004, Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is an annual series of major exhibitions presented at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The exhibitions are sourced from prestigious galleries and institutions from around the world.
Australian Festival of Chamber Music (QLD), 31 July – 8 August
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) is held in Townsville, North Queensland for 10 days at the end of July each year and has an enviable global reputation for the quality of its programming. The Festival is a happy meeting place for locals and visitors, who enjoy the opportunity to hear and meet international musicians in a wonderfully inviting tropical winter setting.
Canberra and Capital Region Truffle Festival (ACT), July – mid August TBC
Celebrate truffle season with truffle inspired menus and tasting sessions in Australia’s capital city. With over 45 participating venues across the region, the eight week celebration of the local Black Perigord Truffle gives visitors the opportunity to taste, experience and learn more about the prized truffle.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (QLD), July TBC
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, dance and music. It is the nation’s premier art fair, with both commercial art galleries and Indigenous art centres selling artwork by Queensland born or based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Darwin Festival (NT), 6 – 23 August
The Darwin Festival features local and touring performances and events including outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, dance music, comedy and cabaret, film and visual arts. See Darwin abuzz with performers, artists, locals and visitors enjoying the vibrant and colourful atmosphere.
Netball World Cup (NSW), 7 – 16 August
In August 2015, sports fans will have an amazing opportunity to see the world’s best netball teams and athletes compete for the ultimate prize in Sydney – the Netball World Cup. Held every four years and contested by the top 16 nations, watch the defending champions Australia, battle with top-ranked teams such as New Zealand, England and Jamaica.
Sun-Herald City2Surf (NSW), 9 August
The Sun-Herald City2Surf is the world’s largest run of its kind, with more than 85,000 registered participants competing annually. Elite athletes rub shoulders with locals to run, walk or watch the 14 kilometre race from Hyde Park in Sydney’s central business district to the finish at spectacular Bondi Beach.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (QLD), 15 – 22 August
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, the festivities include gourmet meals prepared by celebrity chefs, fashion shows, golfing competitions and wine tastings.