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Ways to Celebrate Australia Day

Ways to Celebrate Australia Day

Australia’s national day—Jan. 26—is one of the country’s most popular public holidays and a nationwide celebration of all things Australian. Barbecues, parades, fireworks, and music concerts add to the festive mood. It’s also a memorable time to visit iconic Australia attractions. Here are some ideas for celebrating Australia Day. 

  • Attend the official Australia day celebrations in Canberra, including an Australian flag raising ceremony, citizenship ceremonies, and a huge fireworks display.

  • Watch the Australia Day Parade in Melbourne, and then dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. 

  • Join the crowds for the gigantic Australia Day Party in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Afterwards, cool off with a swim at Bondi Beach.

  • Tuck into Aussie treats like pavlova, chocolate tim tams, and meat pies at the Great Australian Bites festival on Brisbane’s Southbank.

  • Admire the Australia Day Skyworks in Perth from the water on a Swan River cruise.

  • Make like a local and enjoy an Aussie barbecue or “sausage sizzle,” attend a beach or pool party, or watch a cricket match.

  • Celebrate Australia Day by checking off some of Australia’s bucket list wonders—climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, snorkeling or scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, or driving along the famous Great Ocean Road.

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Skyfeast at Sydney Tower

Skyfeast at Sydney Tower

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Soak in 360-degree views as you dine on a delicious buffet lunch or dinner at the Sydney Tower Restaurant's revolving restaurant. From your vantage point high above the streets of Sydney, the views change as the restaurant slowly revolves during your meal. Large picture windows frame iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and, in the distance, the Blue Mountains. Enjoy a lunch, dinner or even a degustation tasting a range of tasty dishes that is sure to please everyone in your party.
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Australia Day Tall Ships Lunch & Race on Sydney Harbour

Australia Day Tall Ships Lunch & Race on Sydney Harbour

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Hop aboard an authentic Tall Ship for an Australia Day to remember! Celebrate Australia’s national day on a 4-hour cruise through Sydney Harbour, either joining the traditional Tall Ship Race on an afternoon cruise or watching the famous fireworks on an evening party cruise. Tuck into an Aussie-style barbecue (included) as you glide past Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, make the most of unlimited beer and wine, then get in the festive mood with live music and on-board entertainment.
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