15 Weird And Wonderful Australian Festivals.
Chinchilla, the “Melon Capital of Australia”, celebrates its prized fruit with a Melon Festival every other year. The wacky events include melon skiing, melon-eating and pip-spitting contests, as well as markets selling melon hats, onesies, and other paraphernalia. Located in rural Queensland, 300km west of Brisbane, aka the middle of nowhere, the best way to travel is by rail on the nostalgic Westlander. melonfest.com.au