Monday, 2 July 2012

Darwin Cup - Taste Orange - Melbourne Cup

John Crook
The Top End continues to excite
Their winter season includes one heck of a line-up. August is the mainstay with events such as the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup scheduled for August 6. The Darwin Festival with theatre, dance and the visual arts. That particular  event starts August 9 and runs through August 26. For the full list of what's happening go visit the Territory.  The address is TRAVELNT.COM/FESTIVALS
Frost Fest Orange

I'm heading into Orange and surrounding districts cum August 3 'til 12th, even if it is the chance to try  a pie by the fire .That's just one of the events scheduled for Sunday August 12 at the Mandagery Creek Farm Kitchen.  Get the facts on this one and the by calling 0400 032 326.  Entrée for this event  is $15.  Here  is a snapshot of events hopefully to encourage your attendance.   The Orange Mountain Movie Night;  the Black Tie Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner; Cool Night Hot Band; and of course the Warm Casserole and Soup.  Contact the organisers by visiting

Melbourne Cup
The racing world is preparing for the 152nd Melbourne Cup, Tuesday November 2012.Keith Prowse Sport and Entertainment Travel offers all the excitement that is associated with this major world event. There are heaps of packages for you to consider.  For instance, a two-night package starts from $513 per person, twin share.  That includes accommodation and a general admission ticket.  The package  includes breakfast daily and  coach transfers to and from Flemington.
For more information telephone 1300 730 023  Better still, go visit
Please note conditions may apply to these packages and are subject to change and availability. This information is provided as a guide,  Check with your travel agent.  Block out periods may apply. Need a holiday ? We are archived on