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Best ways to spend Australia Day

By admin | January 17, 2016

We all know that Australia Day is a day to celebrate this great country, but sometimes we get a little puzzled on how we should celebrate.


1. Throw a BBQ

Everyone loves a good barbeque, especially Aussies, so why not gather your friends and family and sit down and enjoy some delicious BBQ food. Be sure to chuck some sausages, prawns (shrimps on the barbie), lamb chops and T-bone steaks on the barbeque. Also make sure that there’s plenty of beer in the esky.

Sausages on BBQ


2. Head to the beach

Meet your family and friends down at the beach for a fun day in the sun. Bring the boogie boards and surf boards, pitch up a tent on the beach and set up some sun chairs. Pack some Smiths chips and lamingtons and a whole load of water and remember to Slip, Slop, Slap because no one wants to end Australia Day lying in pain from their sunburn.

Bondi Beach Australia Day

Photo Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-26/australia-day-2011/1920178


3. Play backyard cricket

You can’t be more Australian than rounding up your family and friends and playing some backyard cricket. Make sure everyone gets involved and there may even be a few of them who surprise with some of their impressive cricket skills.



4. Throw an Australia Day party

Get out your boardies and thongs and plan some egg and spoon races, 1 legged races, sack races and a thong throwing contest. Prepare some meat pies and sausage rolls as well as some Pavlova and lamingtons.



5. Watch Tennis, Cricket or Soccer

Australians love their sport and what better way to appreciate their love for Australia then sitting in front of the TV and watching a game of their favourite sport. Whether it be Soccer, Cricket or Tennis, there’s something for everyone. Try and watch your favourite sport with a family member or friend and grab one of your favourite snacks to munch on while watching the intense game of sport.



6. Slater and Gordon Australia Day Burleigh Swim Run – Gold Coast

This fun community event is becoming a traditional Australia Day event at Burleigh. This Swim Run has a variety of different distances for all ages. The event is available to everyone and is a great day out to enjoy the summer sun and get in some fun exercise on Australia Day. Held in front of the Burleigh Lifeguard Headquarters.




 7. Australia Day at Aussie World – Sunshine Coast

It’s called Aussie World… What could be more Australian than that? Aussie World will be hosting Australian themed activities including: Dunny Races, Tug of War and Mullet Tossing. There will also be Australian food available as well as live entertainment. Put on your Australian clothing and head over to Aussie World this Australia Day.

Australia Day Dunny Races 2014_CaloundraAFL_mock_landscape_cropped2http://www.aussieworld.com.au/events/australia-day-dunny-races



 8. Australia Day Fireworks – Brisbane

What type of Australia Day would it be without Fireworks? There will be fireworks at 7.30pm along the Brisbane River this year. Grab a spot on the grass over at South Bank Parklands and enjoy the fireworks. This is an alcohol free zone and is a family free event.






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