Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. Whether you’re in the city, on the coast or in a regional area, there are thousands of events that celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.
The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are befitting Australia’s oldest and biggest city with events and activities spread far and wide.
In 2013, Hyde Park was transformed into a Summer Playground for Aussie kids. The ankle biters saw some of their favourite television characters and were treated to a very special afternoon performance by the new Wiggles. There was lots for kids to see and do – all the activities were family friendly and FREE. A cosy Book Nook with regular story times, Colouring Corner with take home artwork, Farmyard and native animals to play with, Jumping castles and face painting - the kid's were entertained all day. After all that, many chilled out with a cool drink at the Garden Bar or grabbed a bite to eat from one of the Sydney Food Trucks located around the Park.
In the CBD, Australia Day CARnivale, proudly sponsored by Supercar d’Elegance, continued the vintage car display along Macquarie Street. The 2013 event welcomed an exciting new dimension of high performance and luxury vehicles.
There’s nothing quite like Australia Day on the city’s crowning jewel, Sydney Harbour. Big bright and exciting, the 2013 program saw the harbour transformed into a floating festival of new events, with old favourites mixed in. Boats formed part of the cavalcade of colour and craft, and many walked along the foreshore to watch vessels of all shapes and sizes strut their stuff.