Monday, 23 January 2017


Regional NSW is also gearing up for a spectacular Australia Day, with a range of activities on offer for the whole family.

Activities start early in Wollongong, 90km south of Sydney, with the famous Aquathon followed by family events and fireworks over Wollongong Harbour. Further south in Shellharbour on the NSW South Coast, visitors can enjoy the annual Australia Day breakfast on the shores of Lake Illawarra from 7am.

Just 100km's drive north of Sydney, celebrations at The Entrance include live bands, sheep shearing, an ice cream eating competition and the firing of the original 1820 Carronade Canon. Further north, Newcastle Australia Day celebrations take place on the beautiful Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore.

The Australia Day Festival at Lake Macquarie willalso be a great family-friendly day of activities with entertainment, music, amusement rides, and a fireworks display.

Two hours' drive west of Sydney, the stunning world-heritage listed Blue Mountains will host Australia Day celebrations with street stalls, music and entertainment. The charming town of Young in Country NSW will be offering a breakfast barbecue, children's entertainment, bush poetry and the official Australia Day Ceremony.

For more information on things to see and do in NSW this Australia Day, go to

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