Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Australia Day is one of the nation's most beloved holidays. Whether you fire up the barbeque, head to the beach, tune in to triple j’s Hottest 100 or just enjoy the day with your family and friends, we have your guide to make it memorable.
Start the day off joining more than one thousand swimmers for the Great Australia Day Swim in Sydney Harbour. It’s free to enter and you can choose between a 650m, 1.4km or 2.5km swim.
If swimming isn’t your thing, begin your Australia Day by celebrating the world’s oldest surviving culture with a special performance by Indigenous dancers and singers at Barangaroo. During the performance Aboriginal and Australian flags will be raised on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Fire up the BBQ!
Post swim, pack an esky and rug and head to your favourite location. Pick up your barbequing essentials from IGA Romeo’s Food Hall (access from level 6), whether it’s surf or turf you’re after you’ll find a selection of Australian beef, pork and lamb from the premium meats fridge and seafood section.
It’s not a barbeque without salad! For fuss free option, SumoSalad (level 6) offers a broad range delicious salad catering platters. Choose between Sesame Crumbed Chicken with Lentils & Honey Mustard Dressing, Roasted Beets, Carrots & Lentil or Lentil & Tabbouleh salad with zesty lemon dressing.
Sweet tooth? From the humble lamington to the deliciously impressive Pavlova topped with strawberries, blueberries and finished with passionfruit pulp, visit Alexander’s Patisserie (level 6), to find Australia’s legendary dessert icons.
Go Out With a Bang!
Darling Harbour’s Australia Day celebration will light the sky with a spectacular fireworks display. Live music and entertainment kicks off from 6pm. Arrive early to ensure you get a prime viewing position!
Escape the City
Make the long weekend feel that little bit longer with the perfect weekend getaway. Celebrate in the heart of Australia with an unforgettable outback holiday to Ayers Rock, soak up the summer sun in Hamilton Island or explore the incredible beauty of Tasmania, discovering Wine Glass Bay, Cradle Mountain and the Freycinet Peninsula. Flight Centre (level 6) can help you plan your escape!