Sydney puts up quite the show every year on the 26th of January and 2020 is sure to be no different. Wondering where to head out to to celebrate Australia Day in style?
There’s a lot happening around Sydney for Australia Day and we have some of our top picks listed out here. Book ahead to make sure you have something to do, come 26th January. Make the most of your Australia Day celebrations and pick your favourite activities from this detailed list of what’s on in the city for Australia Day 2020!
We’re counting back from the end of the day so keep reading to get an idea on how to spend your entire Australia Day:
1. Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruises On Sydney Harbour
Being out on the Sydney Harbour is the BEST way to end your Australia Day celebration with a bang. Immerse yourself into a vibrant kaleidoscope of live music, lights and fireworks this Australia Day. Embark on a spectacular Australia Day fireworks dinner cruise on a catamaran and enjoy Sydney Harbour festivities! The 3-hour Magistic Cruises Australia Day fireworks dinner cruise offers incredible Sydney Harbour fireworks views, a deluxe dinner buffet and beverage service for the duration of the cruise.
Book soon since most major Australia Day cruise operators get sold out as Australia Day dates draw closer.
2. Australia Day Regatta
Witness the world’s oldest annual sailing regatta running continuously since 1837. The participating boats range from huge ocean-racing yachts to radio-controlled model yachts; sometimes the count of participating vessels reaches upto 700! The best vantage points to witness the action are Clark Island, Shark Island and Bradley’s Head.
3. Tall Ships Race
Beginning at Bradley’s Head and sailing across the Harbour to finish first under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the tall ships are racing to win on Australia Day to proudly flaunt the coveted Tall Ships trophy!
The vantage points are pretty similar to the Ferrython so read on to find out where to head over to!
The Australia Day Ferrython is one of Australia’s most iconic free events! The ferries race it out from Circular Quay all the way up to Shark Island and back to finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Position yourself at the most crowded spot this Australia Day- the Sydney Opera House and watch the Ferrython and the Tall Ships Race. Other points from where you could watch are Bradfield Park, Hickson Road Reserve or the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
5. Barangaroo Vigil
Gather at Barangaroo at dusk to begin your Australia Day celebrations in the most Aussie way there is. The lighting of the fire and an overnight vigil beginning on the eve of Australia Day signifies and allows everyone to reflect on the impact of colonisation of Australia and whatever has happened thereafter. The music performances and tales told bt community elders offers an insight into the evolution of Australia. It gives you a moment to pause and reflect; and is one of the best ways to kick off your Australia Day celebrations right.