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Plan your next holiday around one of these big events!

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If January has you a little fatigued already then perhaps it's time you started planning your next holiday.... Maybe around one of these BIG events.
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Holidays are way more exciting when there's an event happening at the other end. With Newcastle Airport just up the road it's never been easier to attend some of the biggest events in Australia and... with the news that you can now fly to Adelaide direct from Newcastle Airport from March, the list is even bigger.

February
Catch Dan Sultan, The Preatures, Tex Perkins and loads more at Taronga Zoo, or fly to Brisbane for some rugby action.

 

Twilight at Taronga
Twilight at Taronga

Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney
When: 2nd February - 17th March

Brisbane Global Rugby Tens
Where: Suncorp Stadium
When: 9th - 10th February

Australian Bowl-Riding Championships
Where: Empire Park Beach
When: 24th - 25th February

March
Whether it's art, food & wine, sport or opera by the Harbour, March has loads going on.

Adelaide 500
Where: Adelaide
When: 1st - 4th March

Quicksilver Pro & Roxy Pro
Where: Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast 
When: 11th - 22nd March 

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
When: 16th – 25th

Colours of Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Musee D’Orsay
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia
When: 29th March – 29th July 

Formula 1 Melbourne
When: 22nd – 25th

La Boheme
Where: Sydney Harbour
When: 23rd March - 22nd April

April
There's something for everyone in April, from world-class sporting action, to gourmet food, Aussie tunes and loads of laughs, it's the perfect excuse to get away.

Commonwealth Games
Where: Gold Coast
When: 4th – 15th April

Tasting Australia
Where: Kangaroo Island
When: 13th - 22nd April

Australian Running Festival
Where: Canberra
When: 14th - 15th April

Sydney Comedy Festival
Where: Sydney
When: 23rd April - 20th May

May
If you're a lover of food festivals then book your flight to Noosa. Just a short drive from Brisbane it's easy to escape to for a weekend away and one of the highlights on the foodie calendar.
Noosa

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Where: Sydney
When: 13th – 17th May

Noose Food & Wine Festival
Where: Noosa
When: 17th – 20th May

Lovedale Long Lunch
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 19th- 20th

Vivid
Where: Sydney
When: 25th May- 16th June

June
One of the darker and quirkier events to appear on the list, and unlike any other festival in Australia, Tassie will once again host Dark Mofo a music, food, art and nude swimming festival.   
Dark Mofo

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Dark Mofo
Where: Tasmania
When: 15th – 24th June

Gold Coast Marathon
Where: Gold Coast
When: 30th June- 1st July

July
Heading up to Splendour? Then take the faster option and fly to Byron out of Newcastle Airport.

Splendour in the Grass
Where: Byron Bay
When: Dates TBC

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival
Where: Adelaide Showground
When: July TBC

Good Food Month
Where: Brisbane
When: 1st- 31st July

Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Where: Perth
When: 5th- 18th July
Snow Tunes
Snow Tunes

August
 
If you're planning on hitting the slopes make sure it's in time for one of Australia's coolest music festivals. 

Darwin Cup
Where: Darwin
When: 3rd – 7th

Lake Macquarie Running Festival
Where: Lake Macquarie
When: 26th August

City 2 Surf
Where: Sydney
When: 12th August

Melbourne International Film Festival
Where: Melbourne
When: 2nd - 19th August

Snow Tunes
Where: Jindabyne
When: 31st August - 1st  September

September
With FlyPelican flights taking off to Dubbo from Newcastle Airport it's easy to experience for yourself why Mudgee has one of Australia's longest-running wine & food festivals. 

Flavours of Mudge
Image: Mudgee Wine + Food Festival

Mudgee Wine + Food Festival
Where: Mudgee
When: 7th - 30th September

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Where: various locations around Melbourne
When: 13th – 30th September

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Where: Sydney
When: 16th September

Brisbane Festival
Where: Various locations in Brisbane
When: 8th – 29th September

October
Keen to check out some awe-inspiring athletes, then Sydney is the place with the Invictus Games arriving. 

Invictus Games
Where: Sydney
When: 20th-27th October

Sculpture by the Sea
Where: Bondi
When: 18th October - 4th November

November
If you've always talked about it and never done it then get your heels and fascinators organised and book your flights to Melbourne for the Spring Racing Carnival. 

Rolling Stones
Exhibitionism
– The Rolling Stones
Where: Internation Convention Centre, Sydney
When: Dates TBC

Melbourne Cup Carnival
Where: Flemington
When: 3rd – 10th November

Bitter and Twisted
Where: Maitland Gaol
When: 3rd & 4th November

V8 Supercars
Where: Newcastle
When: 23rd -25th

December
Keen to do something new this New Year's? Then take a flight to Tassie for one of Australia's tastiest foodi e festivals.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Where: Sydney Harbour
When: 26th December 

Taste of Tasmania
Where: Hobart
When: 28th December – 3rd January

Carols in the Domain
When: December
Where: The Domain
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Fly direct from Newcastle Airport to nine destinations in Australia, and in one-stop hub through to more than 65 destinations around Australia or overseas.

Direct international flights from Newcastle Airport to Auckland, New Zealand via Virgin Australia are available until 17 February 2019. And note we now fly to ten destinations, with Taree our newest destination.

Make Newcastle Airport your point A. It’s right on your door, and has no tolls to pay, or big city parking fees. Instead it’s easy parking and check-in and time to relax.

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