Sydney – Australia Day

18 January 2012

Now that we’re into a New Year, it’s time to celebrate Australia Day and what better place to celebrate then among Sydney’s stunning landmarks! The Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the surrounding foreshores and Hyde Park will all be transformed into Sydney’s biggest backyard.

We asked our Facebook Community what they were doing for Australia Day and the general consensus seemed to be to celebrate with some drinks, a good BBQ, and catching the fireworks. For those looking to wander around the city and check out a variety of events going on we decided to add in a few of our favourite event ideas.

To start off your morning, don’t miss the magical Woggan-ma-gule indigenous morning ceremony at Farm Cove in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Sydney Harbour

If you’re near Hyde Park, there are plenty of events for the kids like the “Big Squeeze’ obstacle course.  Also make sure to check out The Big Telly events and cooking demonstrations every half hour with sampling of Hereford Prime beef.

Sydney Harbour will also be having its fair share of events throughout the day. A few events include the well-known Ferrython at 11am, the 176 Australia Day Regatta, and then starting at 3pm, you can chill out with your friends to the sounds of the Sydney Ports Jazz on the Water concert.

And finally you can’t forget about Darling Harbour when talking about Australia Day festivities! With a kid’s stage, all day world music, and wrapped up by the Australia Day Spectacular and Fireworks this will be an Australia Day to remember!

View the Australia Day website to get the info on the times & locations of various events.

Interested in finding out a little more information? Check out this article of when Australia Day was once called Anniversary Day!