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Top Destinations for Australia Day : Sydney Edition

by Scarlett Stark 12 months ago in travel tips
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Enjoy a thrilling day in Sydney by getting on board the Australia Day cruise with your favourite group or visit other famous locations across its coastline.

Australia Day is a national holiday which honour the arrival of the first fleet in 1788 and is celebrated on the 26th of January. Celebrations on Australia Day reflect the diversity of the society. People in all states and territories take part in a variety of cultural, communal and family events. Common traditions of the land include barbecuing ,picnics, fireworks, music festivals, citizenship ceremonies and so on.

Australia Day Cruise, Sydney Harbour

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, located on the East Coast of Australia is one of the most visited destinations on the planet. With numerous beaches, gardens, parks, restaurants, art galleries, party cruises, skyscrapers and a stunning harbour, the city always has something in store for you. The harbour is a popular attraction and is the center to most of the fun things that happen on Australia Day because it's where the first fleet of ships arrived. A variety of events and parades start to unfold from the beginning of the day and it continues till night. You can watch these festivities from the harbour and the best way to watch these is from an Australia Day cruise which will offer you the best possible seats for viewing. You can choose from a wide array of vessels, including the authentic paddlewheeler. This purpose-built cruise will let you witness the stunning sights of the harbour spectacles from its wrap-around verandahs. The lunch cruise comes with an entree platter and a buffet menu, cooked freshly by the onboard chefs. Combine your food with the select beer, wine and soft drinks, included in the package. Stroll the outer decks where you can witness the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. With its cathedral windows, you can view events including Ferrython, Tug and Yacht Ballet, Tall Ships Parade, Navy Search and Rescue and many more from the vast dining saloon as well. With its modern interiors and amenities, this paddlewheeler will ensure both comfort and satisfaction. To witness the famous pyrotechnic display at night, you can opt for the dinner package that offers you the chance to see the splendid skies of Sydney getting lit up with colourful and bright sparkles from the fireworks. This makes it one of the sought-after Australia Day cruises in Sydney Harbour to be at for a special day.

The Opera Bar, Sydney

Often described as one of the best beer gardens in the world, The Opera Bar, is located near the iconic Opera House at Macquarie Street, Sydney. Experience some of the best views of the city while enjoying some fresh seafood and champagne in the open air at this popular bar. They offer beer, champagne, cocktails, delicious food and often have live entertainment too. Tag along with your favourite people and enjoy a relaxed day at the harbour with a drink and a meal. Even though there is an option for a private indoor bar with groups, the main attraction is the Harbour Bar, which is on the outside surrounded by stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It's the perfect spot to just relax, enjoy the warm sun and have a few drinks on a lazy afternoon.

Victoria Park, Camperdown

This 9-hectare urban park in the city of Sydney is located adjacent to The University of Sydney and Broadway Shopping Centre. Victoria Park is surrounded with wide open spaces, shady spots, swimming pool, cafes and playground and is a great getaway from the city to relax, with nature as your companion. Come here on Australia Day and get excited to watch indigenous celebrations, by far the biggest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. The line-up here is excellent and offers a great day of entertainment.

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