Aussie Hot Spots: Beaches

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What to do on Australia Day? Beaches, barbeques, thongs & music!

Australia Day

Before we even talk about Australia day itself on the 26th, there is the Australia Celebrates Live 2013countdown concert on the lawns of Parliament house in Canberra on Friday the 25th from 3pm. It’s a free event and features some of Australia’s most well known musical talent including  Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, The Presets and Timomatic. The event will be hosted by James Mathison and include quite a few other famous Aussie faces.

All around Australia and especially if you’re near a beach you can be pretty sure that you will be within thong throwing distance of an Aussie barbeque or get together. You’ll most likely see Aussie flags flying, inflatable boxing kangaroos, thongs everywhere (the type you wear on your feet) and smell the steaks and sausages cooking and sizzling away. The Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge is a great example of an Aussie beach event and supports Nippers (junior life savers) across Australia. The events are held at some of Australia’s most iconic beaches including Bondi, Cottesloe, Torquay, Mooloolaba and Glenelg. There are a range of beach activities and you even have the chance to be a part of a world record attempt! House gatherings are another popular way to celebrate the day and the sounds of Triple J’s hottest 100 can often be heard ringing out through local neighborhoods, beaches and cities across Australia.

Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge 2013 Teaser from Havaianas Australia onVimeo.

The media, especially the social variety has opened the doors to helping us find and share things to do on holidays (and prettymuch everything) and Australia Day is no exception. Check your local tourism organisation on Facebook, local papers and of course local establishments and shops as you’ll probably find a range of different options available. Searching #AustraliaDay on your favorite social site or Google may also help find events.  If you’re on holidays in Australia then ask your hotel or information desk since they will probably know of some events or even be holding one themselves. Often tour operators will have special events on like some of the Sydney Harbour Cruiseslunch cruises on the Brisbane river or you may head out of your city and try some of the local tours in your region. For example the Great Ocean Road Tours from Melbourne or the Blue Mountains tours from Sydney. You can also check out the National Australia Day Council website for Australia day events in your local area.

The Australia Day long weekend is also a great time to get away camping or to one of the amazing holiday destinations that we’re so lucky to have in Australia or even make it part of an extended trip and make your way up the east or west coast or take a trip through the red center.

The options are aplenty and whatever you decide to do we hope you have an amazing Australia day!

So have you made your plans yet? Let us know what you’ll be doing on Australia Day, we’d love to hear from you and share your ideas with our readers.

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