This enormously popular Australia Day event sees Sydney’s favourite green and gold ferries carve up the harbour like watercraft possessed. Punters line the harbour foreshore to barrack on these robust old gals as they race from Circular Quay to Shark Island before crossing the finish line under the Harbour Bridge.
Pack a picnic and prepare to cheer up a storm.
Australia Day Celebrations
Sydney will once again become the perfect playground for thousands of patriotic Aussies celebrating Australia Day on Wednesday 26 January.
Pay tribute to who we are as a nation among Sydney’s iconic landmarks – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park or the city centre.
Rise early for the Woggan-ma-gule Indigenous ceremony at Farm Cove from 8am, then take the kids to Hyde Park for the Great Australian BBQ, witness a moving citizenship ceremony and enjoy jam-packed family-friendly entertainment. Follow the display of vintage cars on Macquarie and College Streets with the NRMA Motorfest and finally, head to Pirrima Park as Sydney Ports Jazz on the Water serenades you while the sun begins to set.
Visit australiaday.com.au for more event information. While you’re there, explore the Aussie Vault section and enter some great competitions.
Photo: First Light Photography