FUN AND GAMES
NT August 10th–27th, Darwin Festival This festival is packed with free outdoor events, theatre, opera, music and dance, plus fantastic food and a teddy bear picnic. (08) 8943 4200; darwinfestival.org.au
VICTORIA Until August 27th, Twilight Skiing Hit the Bourke Street run as the sun goes down over the slopes between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, at Mt Buller. Tickets $23 before 3pm, or if you purchase a lift pass after 3pm, twilight skiing is included. Subject to snow and weather conditions: check snow report. (03) 5777 7800; mtbuller.com.au
NT August 19th, The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta Get a team together and bring your own boat, or just join the fun from the sidelines in the legendary annual boat race on the dry sands of the Todd River, Alice Springs. henleyontodd.com.au
NT August 28th–september 1st, Brumby Week An event celebrating the world’s wild horses. Held at Kings Creek Station, Kings Canyon, local and international guest speakers will talk on Przewalski’s horses, mustangs and, of course, brumbies, with a range of activities on offffer from workshops to tours. brumbyweek.com
This month, celebrate Australian brumbies.