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Where to Celebrate Australia Day 2019

Australia Day! It’s the first big event of the year, and if you’ve still not decided where you are celebrating or how you are  celebrating this special day, check out these great events………..


Australia Day Breakfast, Dee Why Beach

Location: Ted Jackson and James Meehan Reserves, Dee Why Beach
Time: 7.00am – 2.00pm

Come along and celebrate Australia Day at Dee Why Beach with a bbq breakfast, thong throwing, face painting and live entertainment.


Australia Day Breakfast, Narrabeen

Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Lakeside Park, Lakeside Rd, North Narrabeen

Come along and celebrate Australia Day at Dee Why Beach with a bbq breakfast, thong throwing, face painting and live entertainment.

 


Australia Day Breakfast, Newport

Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Bert Payne Reserve, Newport Beach

Come along and celebrate Australia Day at Dee Why Beach with a bbq breakfast, thong throwing, face painting and live entertainment.


Australia Day Pool Party, Warringah Aquatic Centre 

Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Warringah Aquatic Centre, Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest

Cool off this Australia Day and join the fun at the pool party with a kids DJ, inflatable thong racing competitions and plenty more!

 

Australia Day Pool Party, Manly Aquatic Centre

Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Location: Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre, Kenneth Road, Manly

Cool off this Australia Day and join the fun at the pool party with a kids DJ, inflatable thing racing competitions and plenty more!

 


Australia Day BBQ by the Bridge, Milsons Point

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Bradfield Park, Alfred Street South, Milsons Point

Join this free Australia Day party with live music, food stalls and kids activities!

Bradfield Park in Milsons Point will host a traditional Aussie BBQ with an exciting multicultural twist!

Join the day’s exciting festivities, while taking in breathtaking Sydney Harbour views. With delicious cuisines from around the world, amazing local bands and DJs, a jumping castle, face painting, circus activities and native wildlife displays, it’s an event not to be missed – you can even bring your doggie!

Bradfield Park is one of the most spectacular vantage points for the Sydney Harbour Australia Day festivities and a wonderful place to watch the Harbour Parade, Ferrython, Salute to Australia, Tug & Yacht Ballet, Tall Ships Race, and, of course, the 183rd Australia Day Regatta.

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Australia Day at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble 

Time: 10.30am – 2.00pm
Location: Bicentennial Park, Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble

Celebrate everything that makes Australia great this Australia Day at Ku-ring-gai Council’s free event. There will be a packed out program of performances including the Wild Aussies Kids Show with a meet and greet, the Australian Reptile Show, cultural performances, plus plenty of entertainment for the kids including an animal farm, inflatable rides and arts and craft.

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Ferrython, Sydney Harbour

Time: 10.45am – 11.30am
Location: Sydney Harbour, Sydney

One of Australia’s most iconic free events is back. Our beloved ferries race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Tall Ships Race, Sydney Harbour

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Overseas Passenger Terminal Wharf, The Rocks

Some of the most beautiful historic vessels are waiting to be explored. Step back in time as you walk down the gangway onto a tall ship of the past. All aboard matey!


Australia Day Children’s Festival, Darling Harbour

Time: from 11.00am
Location: Tumbalong Park and Darling Quarter Village Green

Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour, will transform into a ‘Summer Playground’ to host Australia Day 2019. Crowd favourite The Wiggles* will take to the stage from 11am – 12pm, followed by kids’ entertainers The Vegetable Plot and The Beanies until 2pm. There’s also plenty of laughs for the whole family with ‘True Blue Bush Games’ including a thong-throwing challenge, watermelon-eating competition and more, up until 3pm.

The early evening will be abuzz with a fabulous program of entertainment from 3pm onwards, including DJs and live music from nine-piece funk-soul powerhouse band, The Bamboos.

Kick on with the many restaurants and bars – there’s lots of options for continuing your celebrations into the night!

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Live at The QUAY 

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: Circular Quay, Sydney

On offer for the first time, Live at the Quay! is a breathtaking maritime, musical and dance extravaganza on the main stage in the middle of Circular Quay.

If you’re mad about fireworks, Circular Quay is the place to be this Australia Day.

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Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Location: Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House promises to be bigger and better than ever. Australia’s musical stars take to the stage in an unforgettable concert, featuring dazzling firework displays and a breathtaking maritime extravaganza.

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Wugulora Morning Ceremony

Time: 7.45am – 8.30am
Location: Barangaroo Reserve

Join the Premier and Governor of NSW to celebrate our traditional custodians, watch Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe perform a smoking ceremony, then sing the national anthem as the Aboriginal and Australian flags are raised on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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This is just a selection of the many events happening across NSW this Australia Day. Go to https://www.australiaday.com.au/ for more information. 

Also, keep up to date Australia Day events on the Northern Beaches and Sydney here.

Author: Patrick Linsen

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