The bizarre side of Australia
Australia is rich in very unusual festivals, traditions and buildings. From seeds to spit pig diving, you can not think of it here. The most interesting are highlighted here.
Take for example the great Australian tradition of weird festivals. Well it is the strangest World cockroach racing, being held at the Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane on Australia Day. It is billed as “the largest collection of thoroughbred cockroaches in the entire universe.”
Crab, pig or goat?
Other racing events include the weekly crab races, evening at the Friend in Hand Pub in Sydney. But pig racing and diving in the Royal Melbourne Show, the Boulia Camel Races in the far west of Queensland and the Australian championships in Lightning Ridge goat races are all held here.
Races with boats in an unusual manner are also popular. The best known is the Henley-on-Todd Regatta in Alice Springs. The idea is to run a ‘boat’ by a dry riverbed. There are only two rules: the ‘ship’ should resemble a boat and must have a four-man crew. The rest is left to your imagination.
Beer Cans Race
Another popular ‘boat race’ is the Darwin Beer Can Regatta. These are large rafts built from beer cans you have to go paddling. Meanwhile, grab your life jacket, which blow you up and keep your paint and flour bombs ready for a totally crazy and chaotic measures in Derby Derby River in Tasmania.
Truly laughable is the Queensland Chinchilla Melon Festival organized festival. Chinchilla produces one quarter of the melons in Australia and is known as the “melon capital” of Australia. It is celebrated with melon skiing, melon bungee jumping, throwing and melon seeds spit, the latter has a melon for the really strongest man competition.
Australia has several “big things funny. These could include the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. This 13 meters long giant yellow fruit keeps traffic since 1964. It is part of an extensive collection of funny tourist trips, educational tours, a cafe and a souvenir / gift shop.
New South Wales has a strong story with a huge ram, called The Big Merino, at the southern entrance of the historic Goulburn. The 15 meters high praises creation of the wool industry in this region. Under his “stomach” will find a wool museum and craft shop.
The Great Rocket
The Great Rocket in Moree was launched to mark the anniversary of the Apollo II mission in 1969 to celebrate. After a visit to the rocket 14 meters high, set against the command center for space, you relax in the spa pools connected to a vein of water flowing under the city.
Queensland also has its share of attractive giant objects, such as The Big Pineapple immediately south of the tropical Nambour. Here you can find tours macadamianotenvelden with pineapple and a miniature train or visit an animal nursery.
Golf in the outback
Some may think that hitting a little white ball into a hole a little trick, but the game can also play a very jagged slope. Green grass strips may then in the cities and coastal areas are common, but in the Outback you would have a pleasant surprise to stand.
Thus, the golf course in the opal-mining town of White Cliffs, a drive of three hours from Broken Hill, bare ‘greens’ and dirt roads dotted with shrubs and bushes in salty places. A sign read: “All greens should be used after bijgeharkt. You bring, if you want the night as the local underground miners do in The Underground Motel.
Club in the Scrub
A similar course in the opal fields in Lightning Ridge at Grawin. The Club in the “Scrub”, as it is called, has brown greens and lots of kangaroos. There is also the Coober Pedy golf club in the outback of South Australia, where you walk around with a piece of grass to sit on your tea break. The “greens” are to be oiled to Prevent sand drift.
1365 km golf
But perhaps the most remarkable golf course, a brand new Left Nullarbor in Western Australia’s Golden Outback. This unique 18-hole golf course spans 1365 km (848 miles) from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia. The individual holes are created in each participating city or any participating roadhouse along the Eyre Highway.