PITSTOP: WHAT’S ON AROUND AUSTRALIA
Music in the Mulga
May 17-20, 2018
Once a year, Wandilla Station, a popular bush camping spot in the red soil Mulga country, hosts the Music in the Mulga festival over the Mother’s Day weekend, where you can sit back and enjoy the great country rock music with your family, in true outback style. Bring mum along and treat her to the Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday morning and indulge in the bar and barbecue once the sun goes down. Why not make a holiday out of it and pitch a tent for a few nights (or however long you like, it’s unlimited!) – you’ll have access to toilets, showers, the camp kitchen, laundry and water.
Shark Bay Annual Fishing Fiesta
May 18-25, 2018
Anglers, this is your chance to show off your fishing skills and engage in a bit of healthy competition. But it’s not all about who catches the biggest fish… Held at the Heritage Hotel on the Denham Foreshore, the Fishing Fiesta is a festival to promote and celebrate the unique Shark Bay area on WA’s Coral Coast. The week-long event includes daily activities, markets, street parades, live music, movie night, craft workshops, fireworks and more. There’ll be competitions for adults and children in a range of categories, from Ladies Heaviest Fish to Best Decorated Boat.
Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo
May 18-20, 2018
Whether you’re shopping for something in particular or you’re simply keen to see what’s on offer, you won’t be disappointed at the 2018 Mackay Expo. Those looking to renovate or re-style their homes will love the home and outdoor living product range, encompassing everything from pools and spas to blinds and beds. There will of course also be caravans, camper-trailers and 4X4s on display, as well as industry experts ready to have a chat. Food courts, daily entertainment and prizes and competitions will keep everyone happy.
Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish & Boat Show
Hunter Valley, NSW
May 25-27, 2018
This year marks the 21st Annual Hunter Valley Show, which is attracting more and more outdoor enthusiasts each year. Held at the Maitland Showgrounds in the stunning Hunter Valley region, you’ll be able to peruse the latest products in caravanning, camping, 4WDing, fishing and boating. With over 200 exhibits, 4WD displays, camp oven cooking, plus fishing, reptile and bike shows, not even the little ones will get bored!
Qld Caravanning, Camping & Touring Show
Bowen Hills, Qld
June 6-11, 2018
If you’re a Queenslander and you’re only going to one caravanning and camping show this year, make it this one. The 50th Annual Queensland Supershow will have over 300 exhibitors on display, so you can see and compare the latest products and services on the market. With a Kids’ Zone, celebrity speakers, exciting product launches and cooking demos, it’s sure to be a fun day out for the whole family, plus there’ll be educational seminars on towing, trip preparation, solar products and more.
Trails, Tastings & Tales Food & Wine Festival
June 9-11, 2018
Celebrate the Queen’s birthday long weekend in the beautiful Glenrowan Wine Region, where you can discover regional wines, listen to live music and enjoy delicious rustic food at the Trails, Tastings & Tales Food & Wine Festival. There will be family-friendly entertainment, educational sessions with the winemakers, and art exhibitions featuring the work of local artists. You can even enjoy a hand-crafted beer from the region’s new micro-brewery.