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Happy Australia Day! - Family Days Out

familyDaysOut Jan 22, 2018

Each January, on the 26th of the month, Australians all come together to celebrate one special day - Australia Day of course!

The day reflects the country's achievements, it's diversity and it's heritage, and what would Australia Day be without lamingtons, BBQs, and a host of family fun!

Why not enjoy some of the fun things to do with kids around the country on this true blue dinkum day?

If you find yourself in Sydney, then head to Sydney Harbour where kids can watch examples of the world's oldest living culture. The smoking ceremony begins at 7:30am, then throughout the day you can enjoy Indigenous dance, all around that famous bridge. 

Other events include the Ferrython, tall ships, as well as live music around The Rocks. Don't forget to check out the Wiggles at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour!

Other fun activities in NSW include:

Watsons Bay: Every Man and His Dog Paddling Event
North Sydney: Ryde Australia Day Family Concert

For more information check out the Sydney website!

How about exploring Australia Zoo! Home to some of the most beautiful native wildlife, you can spend the day with kangaroos, kolas, wombats and fuel up with FREE billy tea and damper on arrival from 9am!

They have FREE face painting, as well as a competition you won't want to miss, and live performances too. Crickey!

Spending Australia Day in the capital - Canberra?

Tuck into the Great Aussie Breakfast in Commonwealth Park at 7:30am, with a sausage sizzle, live entertainment and Dora the Explorer making an appearance!

Kids can enjoy face painting, jumping castles and soccer darts too - with only a gold coin donation!

If you want fireworks in the nation's capital, head to Lake Burley Griffin and they start at 9pm. 

In Brisbane, you can head to South Bank Parklands to hear fun local musicians, or make your way through pop-up food stalls and watch the evening fireworks.
Take a dip at Streets Beach - the ONLY inner city man-made beach in the country!

Enjoying Adelaide? Check out Elder Park where over 40,000 join for it's street parade and concert, which has previously been headlined by Human Nature and Sneaky Sound System.

Want to welcome some new Australians into the country? If you're in Hobart, just head to Bellerive Boardwalk, where you can enjoy the traditional big Aussie breakfast, and the Citizenship ceremonies as well as live entertainment!

Head over to Kingston, just east of Hobart, for that action packed day on the beach. Over 12,000 Aussies and visitors gather to this beachfront every Australia Day to enjoy treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions and swimming - you know you want to!

With amazing things to do with the family across the whole country, why not celebrate in true blue style, crack open that esky and make the most of this great Aussie day!

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