The village of Evandale in Tasmania is keeping old traditions alive with the National Penny Farthing Championships, where antique bicycles are ridden in a variety of races.
Despite Canberra’s relative obscurity, the purpose-built capital is worth a detour to get a fascinating insight into Australia’s history, politics and culture.
It was once a point of shame that Australia was settled by convicts, but today, locals are embracing their crime-ridden past.
Each year, thousands of Elvis fans and impersonators flock to the town of Parkes, 365km west of Sydney, for a festival dedicated to the legendary American singer.
The anniversaries, gatherings and essential destinations to put in your diary for 2012.
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