9 June 2016
The days may be getting shorter, but there’s no shortage of things to do in NSW during June. From arduous athletic competitions to family-friendly festivals, NSW has a range of events to keep you entertained throughout the month.
One of the region’s premier cycling events, Battle on the Border will hit the roads of Kingscliff for an eighth time this June, offering a number of cycling courses ranging from 200 to 400 kilometres. With its competitive and social events both sampling an impressive mix of challenging terrain and scenic surrounds, Battle on the Border now attracts hundreds of professional and recreational cyclists to the Tweed area each year.
Little League International is the largest youth sports program in the world. Now reaching its 10th year in Australia, the 2016 Little League Championships will be held at Albert Park in Lismore. This week-long event will see 20 teams from around Australia compete for a qualifying place in the Little League World Series, which will take place in Pennsylvania in August. Head over to Albert Park this June to support some little athletes with big dreams.
Once again, Peak Festival will mark the beginning of the snow season at Perisher Valley. Peak Festival brings four days of concerts, kids’ entertainment, sightseeing lift rides and more to one of Australia’s favourite winter destinations. The festival will feature a mix of over 30 local and international artists with more than 130 performances showing across ten live music venues. Those intending to stay and play at Perisher should consider buying a festival pass, lift pass and accommodation package to score a great deal on all three items.
In 2015, the inaugural Evocities MTB Series saw mountain biking enthusiasts from all over the country compete for the title of Australia’s best marathon MTB rider. This year’s series will visit the cities of Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga. Collectively known as Evocities, these regional cities have been singled out as leaders in energy, vision and opportunity. The Evocities MTB Series is expected to attract more than 4,000 visitors in total, and with prize money totaling over $80,000, you can bet that some of Australia’s best mountain bikers will feature among the crowd.
The American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup is a biennial event which brings together young horse riders and groomers from all over the world. This year’s event will be held in Tamworth, at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre. More than a dozen countries will compete, including teams from Australia, the United States, France, Italy, Canada, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. With a number of categories including showmanship, reining, trail riding, western horsemanship and ranch riding, this event is not one to be missed.
The Hunter Valley Gardens come to life in winter as Pokolbin celebrates Snow Time in the Garden. Set on 25 acres of immaculately manicured landscape, Snow Time in the Garden will welcome a giant snow globe, ice sculptures, Siberian Huskies and a 35-metre-long ice skating rink into the Hunter Valley Gardens for more than three weeks in June and July. With a tobogganing area, ice sculpting displays, a snow play zone, and lots of hearty food and drink on offer, Snow Time in the Garden promises to bring lots of family-friendly fun to the Hunter Valley this winter.