‘What’s On’- Australia Day on the Gold Coast for Families

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Australia Day is nearly here, and what better part of the world to celebrate how lucky we are in this country than our own gorgeous backyard here on the Gold Coast?!

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches, picnic areas and pools, and our communities sure know how to throw a party. We’ve complied a list of fun, family friendly events that would love to welcome you to celebrate Australia Day with them. Read on for more details …

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Cute smiling kid with flags of Australia sitting on the sand at the beach


‘What’s On’- Australia Day – Gold Coast

What: Australia Day Celebrations, Southport

Where: Broadwater Parklands
26 JANUARY @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Why: The Gold Coast comes out to celebrate Australia’s birthday with the only fireworks display in the City! This year the event moves to Broadwater Parklands as the Cultural Precinct takes shape, so jump on the G:link and head down to the Broadwater in the cool of the afternoon. Bring your appetite and indulge in the huge food truck feast or grab a snag from the barbecue. There’ll be Aussie sporting activities for the kids and some sweet tunes from local artists along the pier. The highlight of this celebration of our great nation will be a massive fireworks display not to be missed! Bring your picnic rug, get a great spot on the lawn to watch this feast for the eyes.

What: Australia Day at Benowa Tavern, Benowa

Where: Benowa Tavern
26 JANUARY @ 10:00 AM – 10.00 PM
Why: Come join us on Australia Day in the sports bar for an all time Aussie event BBQ @ 4:00 in door cricket competition starts at 4:15 winner gets $250 must register at 3:00pm for a chance to play. Bikini waitresses at your service and meat raffles. We will have Aussie Rock music playing to kick start that long weekend.

What: Australia Day BBQ in the Park, Burleigh Heads

Where: Ed Hardy Park
26 JANUARY @ 11:00 AM – 2.00 PM
Why: Get your family and friends together and bring your chairs along and get ready for a day of fun! The kids will be entertained and you can sit back and relax and listen to local entertainer Cory Hargraves singing Aussie Hits! Some tents will be provided for shade so get in early to get your spot. This year we will be having a Talent Quest from 10am – 11am for any up and coming locals to entertain you! If you wish to register for the Talent Quest, contact Alena at alenas@northburleighslsc.com.au. There are prizes to be won!

What: Australia Day Weekend, Dog & Parrot Tavern Robina

Where: Dog & Parrot Tavern
26 JANUARY @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Why: Free jumping castle for the kids at lunch plus a Show bag with every kids meal. Kids eat free for dinner from 530pm and free kids entertainment from 6pm.

What: Australia Day at Parkwood Tavern

Where: Parkwood Tavern
26 JANUARY @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Why: Plenty of activities for the whole family this Australia Day!!
We’ll have a jumping castle and $5 kids meals to distract the little ones while the big kids play in the sports bar! we will be bringing back one of our all time favourite aussie day sports- The Dunny Toss!! Then get your Pie face ready and enter our pie eating competition! or just enjoy one our mouth watering pies with an ice cold beer for just $19.90! Aussie Aussie Aussie!

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Whatever you do, we wish you a safe happy and healthy day celebrating all the good things about this beautiful country where we live. Happy Australia Day!

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