What to do on Australia Day around Brisbane

If you’re looking for something to do on Australia Day, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of some awesome things to do and see in and around Brisbane on January 26th.

Australia Zoo, Beerwah
If you’re looking for a real Aussie, Australia Day, then bring the kids along to Australia Zoo. The Traditional Owners, the Gubbi Gubbi people of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions, will perform live before the Irwin family feed the crocs in the Wildlife Warriors show, and of course – there will be John Williamson performing all your fave classic Aussie tunes. Oh, and don’t forget the kangaroo hopscotch and koala throwing competition (not real koalas, though!).

South Bank Parklands

Ok – so the fireworks are cancelled, and there may be less live entertainment this year – but South Bank still has a great selection of restaurants – or why not bring a BBQ lunch and hang out on the beach? Bonza mate!

Retros Cocktail Lounge

Retro’s Cocktail Lounge

Retro’s Cocktail Lounge is ramping up for an unforgettable Australia Day Eve Party, celebrating the best Aussie Hits from the 80s, 90s and 00’s on from 9pm Monday 25th. Retro’s is encouraging everyone to come dressed to impress in their most authentic Aussie attire, with great prizes up for grabs.

The Cavill Hotel, Surfers Paradise

The newly opened Gold Coast hotspot, The Cavill Hotel, is going all out this Aussie Day with live entertainment, a pie eating and dunny roll toss competition, prizes, and so much more! Party starts from 10am, 26th January.

The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Toowoomba’s iconic venue, The Spotted Cow, is throwing a classic BBQ for all locals to come and enjoy this Australia Day. With live entertainment, Aussie trivia, and other shenanigans; this event is bound to be a bucket load of fun with locals set to party till’ the cows come home. Make sure to wear your most true-blue attire and enjoy time with family and friends from 10am on Tuesday the 26th.

The Story Bridge Hotel

This year’s celebration includes a carpark party, cockroach races, best-dressed competition, Aussie food & beer, all-day live entertainment, and more. Tickets are $10, but include a drink on arrival as well as a donation to Youngcare.


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