What’s On In May

Whilst Mother’s Day is arguably the most important event in May, before or after the 14th are a plethora of events that you can enjoy, some even the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day. Find out what’s happening in May…

New South Wales

Available from Friday through to Sunday, indulge in a Chocolate High Tea at the Abode Bistro Bar featuring flavours from Colombia, Madagascar, Peru and Cuba. Going hand in hand with these sweet treats which use cocoa from the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are matching Dilmah tea blends of the likes of Moroccan Mint, Early Grey and Rose Vanilla.

If you aren’t much of a sweet tooth, they also offer a six course tasting menu with the option of additional matching wines.

Source: sydney.com

The Australian Museum will be holding an exquisite collection of intricate paintings and drawings created by the talented Scott sisters. Hailing back from the 1850s, the sisters studied and drew the butterflies and botany of New South Wales with such exact detail that each work is a true eye catching piece to be admired.

Source: Australian Museum


High Country Harvest 2017 celebrates the finest innovative food, wine, craft beer and spirits in Victoria’s North East. With 53 events, this is your chance to mingle with other foodies and takes a hand on approach to produce and production with classes for anyone to take part in. Relax and unwind with a glass of your favourite and some fine food to match.

Source: www.australiantraveller.com

Showcasing films by emerging talent as well as by seasoned experts, St Kilda Film Festival screens the top 100 short films for you to enjoy. In addition, special screenings, music screenings and filmmaker programs are also all on offer.


If you enjoy food, wine and a great location (who doesn’t?) then the 2017 Noosa Food and Wine Festival is a must. With 50 wineries, 100 food producers and 45 chefs across four days, Noosa will be a buzz with amazing dishes and wines to match with something to suit every budget and even the most seasoned taste buds.

Western Australia

What better way to enjoy the slowly changing Autumn nights than a Twilight Festival. With live music, local markets, organic product and activities for the children, it will be a night out that you can enjoy with the family or in a more intimate setting.

Source: perthcityfarm.org.au

Now in its 20th year, this year’s Spanish Film Festival is sure not to disappoint. With over 30 films and a cast of fantastic stars gracing the screen with performances from Penelope Cruz, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Running through the first half of May, be sure to get down to Cinema Paradiso and immerse yourself in everything from Flamenco dancing to Paella.

 South Australia

Support Australian designers, makers and artists at the Bowerbird Design market biannual event that brings people together to celebrate their art and craftsmanship. Featuring special handmade pieces to design-savvy works, there will be surely something for everyone with food, drinks entertainment and workshops to participate in.

With more than 20 local wineries participating, the Clare Valley ‘Gourmet Weekend’ Festival is one that will truly be like no other. Set amongst a breathtaking backdrop, enjoy locally inspired cuisine while taking in a drop of some of the finest wines in the region. If you want a little more to do whilst in the area, the weekend offers various other activities to partake in such as cycling, walking trails and local markets.

Source: southaustralia.com

Australian Capital Territory

If you are a fan of anything that David Attenborough produces or just of nature in general, then this exhibition showcasing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef is definitely a must see. Through the latest virtual reality technology, take a look at the reef in a way never before seen all the while having your experience narrated by the one and only Attenborough. Find out more

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