Labour Day WA 2015

Labour Day is an important national holiday in Australia, which commemorates the granting of an eight hour work day, and the battle involved in establishing fair working conditions. Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday in March in Western Australia, and generally entails a long weekend of barbeques, beers and fun in the sun for locals and international visitors alike.

Labour Day is an important national holiday in Australia, which commemorates the granting of an eight hour work day, and the battle involved in establishing fair working conditions. Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday in March in Western Australia, and generally entails a long weekend of barbeques, beers and fun in the sun for locals and international visitors alike.

 

International visitors lucky enough to be in Western Australia over the Labour Day long weekend in 2015 will be spoiled for choice regarding activities and events. Travellers who book holiday rentals in and around Perth have the option of joining the locals at one of the amazing beaches in the area for some surfing, swimming and sun baking. Non-beachgoers in comparison can check out some of the other great activities the region has to offer.

 

Holiday makers interested in learning a little something about Western Australia’s wine heritage can find their way to St George’s Cathedral in Perth on the 2nd of March to take part in the century old tradition ‘Blessing of the Grapes’. Although this ceremony has a religious undertone, it gives international visitors the opportunity to sample wines from some of the best vineyards in WA.

 

Wine connoisseurs can also choose to skip this event and go straight to the source, as the beautiful Margaret River wine region is located just three hours south of Perth. The region is home to roughly 100 wineries, in addition to a world class chocolate factory and a number of small boutique breweries, which have the potential to make for a very indulgent Labour Day long weekend.

 

Once travellers have had their fill of wine, chocolate and ice cold freshly brewed beer, they can head to the Margaret River ‘Town Square Markets’, which presents tourists with great locally produced art, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Holiday makers who choose to visit Margaret River are also advised to experience some of the amazing 5 star holiday rentals that are on offer, many of which are located on vineyards, solving the ever present issue of who’s driving home after the wine tastings.

 

Visitors interested in something a little wilder than wineries can make their way to the Nannup Music Festival, which takes place during the Labour Day holiday weekend of 2015, beginning on Friday the 27th February and finishing on Monday the 2nd of March. This music festival, which is located approximately 260km south of Perth, incorporates a plethora of great Australian musicians and performers. Camping and other more luxurious forms of rental accommodation are also freely available in the area.

 

Holiday makers looking for more of an adrenaline rush over the Labour Day weekend have the further option of undertaking the 330km journey south of Perth to the Pemberton region. This small rural area may not seem like much at first glance, but it is home to the Gloucester Tree, which is a 61 metre high karri tree, that can be climbed via a series of metal rungs which wind their way around the tree. This may not seem like an extreme feat, but the 1 million thrill seekers that visit the tree every year would say otherwise.

 

Whatever holiday makers choose to do over the Labour Day long weekend in 2015, Western Australia guarantees great weather and activities and sights to suit all tastes.

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