10 ways to celebrate Australia Day in Sydney

By Samantha Page | Marketing Assistant Wild Women On Top 

Australia Day is fast approaching, you’ve managed to score the day off work and you’re looking for something fun to do to celebrate.

True to tradition, the 26th of January is bustling with lively events and great activities for everyone.  If you’re the type who enjoys getting away from the crowds and getting back to nature there are loads of hikes, secluded beaches and picnics for you to enjoy. On the other hand, if you love getting amongst the atmosphere that is Australia Day by counting down Triple J’s Top 100 or are wanting to have a real Australian experience – Wild Women On Top has got you covered. 

This week, our office girls have shared some of the ways they will be celebrating their Australia day in Sydney.

 

1. Spit to Manly Wharf + celebratory drinks

Pack a picnic and grab a group of family or friends and get walking along this gorgeous 10km strip of coastline from the Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf. Enjoy the many secluded beaches where you can have a dip and enjoy your lunch. This beautiful hike concludes at the iconic Manly beach where you can celebrate your efforts with drinks at one of the many bars or BYO to enjoy at Manly Esplanade! 

 

 

2. Go on a road trip to the Snowy Mountains 

Take your family away from the Australia day crowds on a road trip to the Snowy Mountains where the adventures are endless. There’s a ton of activities available for your family and friends. Some of our ideas include mountain biking, horse riding, exploring the Alpine Way drive or climbing Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciusko. 

 

 

3. Join the Big Breakfast at Narrabeen Lagoon or Dee Why Beach

If you're in the Northern Beaches, the Big Breakfast is perfect for an all Australian experience! Enjoy markets and a thong throwing competition at Narrabeen Lagoon Berry Reserve or join in the Australia Day festivities at Dee Why Beach.

 


 

4. Goat Island Sounds

Triple J Top 100 enthusiasts – this one is for you! A brand new event has come to Sydney. Presented by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services, Goat Island Sounds is taking over on January 26th. Centred around Triple J’s countdown, this party is all about local artists! You can expect the likes of Kilter and Just A Gent to make an appearance. 

 

 

5. A day out in Sydney city 

If you are heading into the city there’s a Ferrython happening under the Harbour Bridge where Sydney's First Fleet Ferries will be decked in colour! If you have never seen it before... 2017 is the year. You could also head to the rocks where you can peruse the markets and enjoy amazing live music.

 

 

6. Head down to Parramatta Park for the largest Hot Air Balloon display 

Start your Australia Day marvelling at the skies as Sydney’s biggest hot air balloon display is launched in Paramatta Park. There will be music, delicious food and plenty of family entertainment. 

 

 

 

 

 

7. 'Every man and his dog' stand up paddleboard race 

Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel presents the annual Sydney event both you and your pooch are invited to! Bring your paddle board (you can hire one on the day) and your four legged friend (these are not available for hire, but you can take part without) for the race in Watsons Bay. 

 

 

8. Visit Barangaroo Reserve's waterfront park 

This place is buzzing on Australia day! Pack your afternoon tea and visit Barangaroo Reserve’s waterfront park for a day of roving performers, floating concerts and a gorgeous sunset at Nawi Cove!

 

 

 

9. Join the Great Sydney Swim 

Whether you are a serious swimmer or just in it for fun, the annual final ocean swim of the Great Australian Swim Series is being held in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day! Experienced swimmers can participate in the 2km swim, the 750m is perfect for those just starting out and the Junior Kids 300m event is ideal for the kids.

 

 

10. Keep it simple, pack a picnic and enjoy a day out at your local beach

 

 

 

 

 

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