There is a lot going on in Australia this year. And if you’re trying to figure out when is the best time to visit, check out our favorite events happening in Australia in 2019. Put it in your agenda and book your next holidays now.
The best events in Australia in 2019
1.Australia Open, Melbourne
How about going to the first Grand Slam of the year? The Australia Open has definitely stand its ground as one of the most anticipated annual sports events in the world. The competition and entertainment atmosphere are like in no other place and you shouldn’t miss it. Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are just a few world class tennis players that you’ll get to see pushing the boundaries of sports.
Beyond tennis, the Australia Open lights up the city with other forms of entertainment. There are daily film screenings, exceptional gastronomy and live music all across town. So even if you’re not that into the Grand Slam, January is definitely an exciting month to visit Australia in 2019.
Dates: January 14 – 27
2.Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
If you’re all about trying the local cuisine and can’t resist a good wine, then you’ll be amazed by the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. This is one of the events in Australia in 2019 that brings thousands of foodies from everywhere and local producers from Victoria together.
While the streets and markets all around Melbourne come buzzing with delicious gastronomic surprises, you can also participate in special events. How about trying a couple of chef’s demonstrations at the festival’s Masterclass? Or taking a series of workshops to release your inner cook?
Dates: March 8 – 24
3.Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Can you imagine watching a more spectacular opera than one with the Sydney Opera House itself as the backdrop? If you’re up for a fabulous evening, then book your tickets for the Handa Opera show, one of the events in Australia in 2019 that you can’t miss. The floating stage will bring the iconic musical West Side Story to life, in what will most definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Since it’s located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, the outdoor venue is also the perfect spot to watch the sunset, have a snack and enjoy the city skyline.
Dates: March 22 – April 21
4.The National, festival of Australian art in Sydney
If you haven’t been to the first edition of the festival of new Australian art, this year you will have the chance to. The National takes place across the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks, showcasing contemporary art from paintings to sculptures and installations.
The interesting factor is that you will get to see the work of 65 Australian artists from everywhere and in different stages of their career. Could there be a more representative art exhibition than this?
While you’re there, why not have a look at our tips for the best way to experience the city in our guide for 3 days in Sydney?
Dates: March 29 – July 21
6.Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast Surf
If you think surf when you think Australia, then head to Coolangatta beach in April this year. Every surfer and fan knows that the Gold Coast is home to world-class competitions. Which is why you just can’t miss the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro. Watch the world’s surfing champions ride the powerful waves of Snapper Rocks up close.
And if you get excited about hitting the waves yourself, then you should definitely check out our list with the ultimate surfing spots in Australia.
Dates: April 3 – 13
6.Presidents Cup golf tournament, Melbourne
If you are a golf fan, then you can’t miss the chance to see up close the world class golfers compete in Melbourne. This year’s edition will be held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, ranked in the world’s top 100 courses. And as is tradition, it will welcome two teams playing against each other. So, the top 12 players from different countries around the globe competing against the top 12 American players. Including the legendary Tiger Woods.
Unlike other tournaments, the Presidents Cup does not have a prize money. Instead, this is an opportunity to raise funds for charity organizations through tickets and participation fee.
Dates: December 9 – 15
Have you taken note of your favourite events in Australia in 2019? Then book your trip now with one of the best Australian inbound tour operators.