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Find out more and see what’s happening in each region across NSW, including North Coast, Central West and Orana, and South East and Tablelands.
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Broken Heel Festival

Broken Heel Festival

Broken Hill

7 – 11 September 2023

Desert, Disco and plenty of Divas Darlings

The Broken Heel Festival is a fabulous 3 day festival which celebrates the theatrical anniversary of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" at her spiritual home; The Palace Hotel and the township of Broken Hill, NSW.

Onboard entertainment will be provided for the 7 September train service. Book direct through the festival website to save.
Coach services can be booked via TrainLink.

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16 September - 15 October

Explore the magical charm of over one million blooms at this year’s Floriade expo. Experience a diverse program of entertainment, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays and more as Floriade celebrates all things flowers, food and gardens.

Nearest station: Canberra

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23 September

Celebrate the unique Punjabi heritage at this year’s Curryfest. With over 180 food markets and stalls, Woolgoolga streets are transformed into a carnival of colour, sights and sounds all in one enormously energetic and vibrant celebration.

Nearest station: Coffs Harbour

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BIG picture festival Newcastle

Big Picture Fest


30 September - 2 October

Big Picture Fest is a free, family friendly street art festival, showcasing world class and up and coming contemporary street artists. Enjoy the large-scale public murals set in the heart of Newcastle.

Nearest station: Broadmeadow

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Spring Jam

Wagga Wagga

23 September

Wagga Wagga’s newest and biggest outdoor festival where kids can lose themselves in the fun and excitement of the day that combines adventure play, interactive fun and live entertainment.

Nearest Station: Wagga Wagga

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Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival


29 September - 29 October

The Orange Wine Festival is a month-long celebration of the thriving wine and food culture in the Orange region of New South Wales, Australia. The festival showcases the unique cool-climate wines of the region and features almost 50 events that cater to wine aficionados and novices alike.

Nearest station: Orange

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Dubbo DREAM Fest

Dubbo DREAM Festival


September 2023

Dubbo Dream Festival celebrates the city’s sense of community, culture, and energy. The festival features a variety of events such as the DREAM lantern parade, stage entertainment, roving performers, children’s activities, market stalls, and interactive family entertainment. There’s something for everyone at Dubbo Dream Festival.

Nearest station: Dubbo

Image credit: Dubbo Regional Council

Blue Mountains Writers Festival


Date: 20 – 22 October

A celebration of place, writers, writing and reading; this festival offers something for everyone, including author talks, panel presentations, literary dinners, children’s and young adult events, poetry events, writing workshops, and more.

Nearest station: Katoomba

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Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Grafton Jacaranda Festival


Date: 27 October – 5 November

Experience the natural beauty of Grafton as jacaranda trees burst into vibrant bloom. The annual festival returns this spring and includes art exhibitions, live music, markets, and parades. There is something for everyone at the Jacaranda Festival.

Nearest station: Grafton

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Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival


Date: October 13 – 15 October

The annual Eden Whale Festival celebrates the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. The festival offers a range of activities, including whale watching tours, live music performances, and food stalls.

Nearest stop: Eden

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