Looking for ways to entertain the family, or keen to do something different this year for Australia Day? Then haven has some options for you! From river cruises to fireworks, cockroach races to thong throwing, here is our guide to what’s on between Brissy and Byron for the ultimate Aussie Day off.


Great Australian Bites
Where // South Bank Parklands, River Quay, South Bank
When // January 26-28
Cost // Free
Visit // www.qld.australiaday.org.au

RED DOG: True Blue
Where // Moonlight Cinemas, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park, New Farm
When // January 26, 7pm
Cost // Adult $17, Child $12.50, Senior $12.50, Student $14
Visit // www.moonlight.com.au

Australia Day Festival
Where // Story Bridge Hotel, 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point
When // January 26, 11am
Cost // Gold coin donation
Visit // www.storybridgehotel.com.au

Australia Day Cruise
Where // Kookaburra Showboat Cruises, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
When // January 26, 12-2.30pm (lunch), 5-8.30pm(dinner)
Cost // Adult $59 (lunch) $89 (dinner), Concession $49 (lunch) $79 (dinner), Child (4-12yrs) $39 (lunch) $69 (dinner)
Visit // www.showboat.net.au

Australia Day Fireworks
Where // South Bank Parklands, Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank
When // January 26, 7.30-7.45pm
Cost // Free
Visit // www.visitbrisbane.com.au


Australia Day on the Gold Coast
When // January 26, 4pm–8pm
Where // Broadwater Parklands, The Great Lawn, Marine Pde, Southport
Visit // www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Australia Day BBQ in the Park
When // January 26, 11am-3pm
Where // Ed Hardy Park, The Esplanade, Miami
Cost // Free
Visit // www.surfclubaustralia.com

Australia Day at Sanctuary Cove
When // January 26, 11am-5pm
Where // The Marine Village, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove
Cost // Free
Visit // www.sanctuarycove.com

Australia Day at Sharks
When // January 26, 1pm
Where // Southport Sharks, Frenzy Food Court, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave’s, Southport
Cost // Lunch from $19.90, Dinner from $34.90
Visit // www.southportsharks.com.au

Australia Day Free Entertainment
When // January 26, 8am
Where // The Bearded Dragon, Tamborine Mountain Rd Junction, Mt Tamborine
Cost // Free
Visit // www.beardeddragon.com.au


Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Byron Bay)
When // January 26, 7.30-11am
Where // Next to the Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach
Visit // www.byron.nsw.gov.au

Australia Day Paddle (Byron Bay Surf Club)
When // January 26, 10am
Where // Wategos to Main Beach
Cost // $10
Visit // www.australiadaypaddle.com.au

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture
When // January 26, 11am–2.30pm
Where // Main Beach Park, Bay St, Byron Bay
Visit // www.australiaday.com.au


For your full guide to what’s on and all things Australia Day in Queensland, visit www.qld.australiaday.org.au.



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