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Details of breaking news on all the Big Days. Articles and posts with the latest information on the Big Days events, sales, specials and happenings.

King’s Birthday 2024 (NSW, Vic and others)

June 1, 2024

King's BirthdayKing’s Birthday for 2024 in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, ACT and the Northern Territory will occur on June 10 2024. Residents of those states and territories can enjoy this June Long Weekend and have fun with family and friends. This year also marks the 10th Big Freeze at the ‘G in support of finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease with many in Melbourne converging on the MCG for the King’s Birthday AFL Match between Melbourne and Collingwood.

For details of events, dining and activities over the King’s Birthday June Long Weekend visit!

ANZAC Day 2024

April 18, 2024

ANZAC Day 2024ANZAC Day 2024 will be commemorated on Thursday the 25th April. It is a day of remembrance in honour of those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. One of the key observances is the ANZAC Day is the Dawn Service which will see crowds gather across Australian and New Zealand at places of remembrance to commemorate the fallen. ANZAC Day Marches and Parades will also take place to show respect to those who have served. Sport is also a feature of ANZAC Day with big matches played by the major sporting league in the AFL and NRL paying tribute in the afternoon after the more formal commemorations have taken place. Restaurants, Cafes and Bars will frequently open early on ANZAC Day in order to provide breakfast and coffee to those that have attended a Dawn Service as we’ll as to take part the traditional ANZAC Day game of ‘two-up’.

For ideas on how to commemorate ANZAC Day visit


Easter 2024

March 23, 2024

Easter Long Weekend 2024The 2024 Easter Long Weekend will be celebrated from Friday March 29th (Good Friday) to Monday, April 1st (Easter Monday). The biggest celebration is on Easter Sunday where family’s gather and typically celebrate with exchange of Easter Eggs. Easter can be a time to gather with friends and family to share a meal and relax.

There are always plenty of options for things to do around Easter. Check out the ideas at!

St Patrick’s Day 2024

March 9, 2024

St Patrick's Day 2024St Patrick’s Day 2024 takes place on Sunday March 17th. its a day to celebrate everything Irish. There will be parades and celebrations across Australia to showcase Irish culture. Many Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants join in on the celebrations as well with Irish Entertainment, Food and Drinks.

Show your Irish spirit this St Patricks Day and check out the ideas at

Valentines Day 2024

February 7, 2024

Valentine's DayValentine’s Day 2024 takes place on Wednesday, February 14th and is a day to let your wife, husband, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend etc. how much you love and appreciate them. It’s a day to show off your romantic side with the perfect date whether that’s dining at a fancy restaurant, enjoying some entertainment or even a picnic with flowers.

Show you special someone how much you care. There is something for everyone at

Melbourne Cup Day 2023

November 16, 2023

Melbourne Cup DayMelbourne Cup Day 2023 is celebrated on the first Tuesday of November.  In 2023 the race that stops the nation is on Tuesday 7th November 2023.  It all takes place at Flemington race course in Melbourne.  It’s a huge week of horse racing in Melbourne and Cup Day is the centre piece of the Spring Racing carnival.

Massive crowds will go to Flemington to see the race. But many people will watch the races at functions or at family and friends events all around Australia.   There are many options of where to celebrate Cup Day including dining packages with all inclusive tickets. There are Cup Day Lunch parties and after parties that are always  so much fun. Some even have best dressed and fashions on the field competitions. And yes this happens all around Australia from Hobart to Brisbane across to Darwin and Perth and back to Melbourne again!

Back a winner this Cup Day. Jockey for position and get your riders together with their horses.. Everyone is a winner at

Grand Final Day 2023

September 26, 2023

Grand Final DayGrand Final Day 2023 takes place over the weekend of Saturday 30th September and  Sunday 1st October 2023. The AFL and NRL Grand Finals will be played out between Collingwood and Brisbane and Penrith and Brisbane. It’s an awesome weekend of Grand Finals in both codes.   So get out and about and celebrate with some great ideas of things to do even if your team is not in the finals.

In Melbourne there are lots of options of of where to watch the Grand Finals including dining packages with all inclusive tickets. There are Grand Final Eve parties and parades and lots of fun to be had with even post Grand Final Parties. In Perth the Vines Resort is for those that just want to get away from footy and relax. And in Sydney there are great ways to watch the finals fun!

Kick a goal this Grand Final Day and check it all out. There is something for everyone at

Fathers Day 2023

September 1, 2023

Have a Happy Fathers DayFathers Day 2023 is on Super Sunday 3rd September 2023. It’s the first Sunday of September. And as Spring will have just sprung it is also the first Sunday of Spring!  Get ready to celebrate Dads Day with some fun and creative ideas.

In Melbourne there are lots of options of lunch and dining. Why not get a hamper for dear dad and feast picnic style in local park.  In Hobart the local Make A Wish group are having a super fun Colour Splash!  All ages, all abilities for fun!  In Perth the Vines Resort is celebrating Dads with a roast lunch. But also have some family fun on the Mini Golf!

On the Gold Coast dining is aplenty at the restaurants of JW Marriott Resort & Spa.  Make sure you and your family check it all out and enjoy.    Happy Fathers Day Australia.


Christmas 2023 Planning

July 31, 2023

Christmas Lunch and PartyChristmas 2023 is not that far away. It’s only three more months until December. December means Christmas Parties and celebrations getting together. Another thing you may like to consider is having Christmas Day dining at one of the merry venues on Christmas Day! Don’t leave your plans too long. We have some fantastic venues and events for Christmas Parties and Christmas Day Lunch!
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Cup Day Fashions on the Field

October 1, 2022

Cup Day Fashions on the FieldSpring is in the air and the good weather lifts our spirits to get out and about for fun events like the Race Days. Nothing is better than to get dressed up and head to the horse racing fun events. Whether you are on course at the races or at an off course racing event where the races are shown on big screens, it’s a lot of fun to get dressed up and look good. The bonus is where Fashions are rewarded. It could be Best Dressed or Best Hat. Getting dressed to impress for Fashions on the Field competitions is fun and can be very rewarding! Continue reading