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Discover Your Own Backyard

There’s more in your backyard than snags and a few bevvies. Australia is a mix and meld of cultures from across the globe. Here’s a few suggestions to make this Australia Day one to remember!

Taste Korea in Strathfield, NSW

Strathfield is a treasure trove of restaurants and convenience stores where a short walk can give you a mouth-watering taste of Korea. Between Strathfield Plaza and the town square, there are plenty of options to tuck into some kimchi and bibimbap this Australia Day.

Explore the NT

Immerse yourself in a history of more than 65,000 years with tours of ancient Indigenous rock art sites in the Northern Territory. From Kakadu to Uluru, experience a journey of discovery that will leave you in awe of the true history of Australia.

Take a selfie in WA

Home of the “happiest animal on Earth”, the quokka is the best selfie partner you’ve ever had. Found only in Western Australia, these little marsupials inhabit a beautiful island just 30 minutes outside of Perth. Turquoise water and bright, white sand are only outshined by the quokka’s smile!

Sip high tea in the ACT

Cucumber sandwiches, cream tea, cake and tarts. High tea in Canberra could be your Australia Day indulgence. So what are you waiting for? Spoil yourself with high tea and feel fancy.

Feast on Greek in Oakleigh, VIC

With Melbourne hosting the third largest Greek population in the world, you can’t doubt that there would be an unbelievable selection of Greek cuisine that would make anybody yell “Opa!”. The suburb of Oakleigh is a Hellenic goldmine of spanakopita and olive oil that will give you a wonderfully cultural experience this Afstralía Day (it’s Greek for Australia!).

Hear Indigenous stories in QLD

Australia Day is the perfect opportunity to connect with the history of our country and the traditional owners of this land. Tour North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) on two wheels or go at your own pace with an outback road trip in South West Queensland. With the state being home to almost 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, there are many tours and activities for you and your family to hear and experience the living, breathing stories of the world’s oldest living culture.

Enjoy lights on the river in SA

A feast for the eyes in Elder Park, the Lights of the River immerses you in light and sound, taking attendees on an astonishing journey exploring connection to Country. A five-day event that culminates on Australia Day, this is an excellent gathering place for friends and family to come together and enjoy a meaningful spectacle.

Swim Kingston Beach in Tassie

What’s better than a day at the beach? An Australia Day at the beach. This year, take the family down to Kingston Beach for the annual Australia Day swim. 500 metres for the newbies or a whopping 1.5km for the masters, this ‘around the buoys’ swim is a brilliant excuse to take a dip!

Want to discover more this Australia Day?