Australia Day Ideas

Australia Day Activity Ideas on the Gold Coast

Australia Day is celebrated each year on January 26th commemorating the arrival of the first British Fleet in 1788. Australia Day is a National Holiday and memorialized in many different ways. Dress in green and gold, or the flag colours- red, white and blue- we’ve listed the some ways you can join in the festivities!

BBQ in the Park

Australia Day Gold Coast
There’s nothing more Aussie than celebrating Australia Day than a BBQ with sausages and prawns with family and friends. Head down to the Broadwater Parklands to use the free barbecue facilities- with water views and children’s playground, it’s an ideal location.

Go Fishing

Australia Day Gold Coast
Feel like a true champ when you catch the fish of the day in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a relaxing cruise out to sea where you can unwind and take in the coastal breezes and golden rays of sun. It’s a great and rewarding way to spend Australia Day! Check out our recommended fishing tours here:

Drink with the Locals

Australia Day Gold Coast
The pubs and bars will be filled with celebrations and free entertainment during Australia Day celebrations. Sit down and enjoy live entertainment, menu specials and indulge yourself in a few Australian beers. See our recommended venues here:

Celebrate with a Cruise

Australia Day Gold Coast
Gold Coast river cruises have grown massively in popularity in recent years. The best thing about cruises is that you can choose to leave on a morning, midday or a evening cruise. You can also elect to have lunch or dinner on many of the boats. View our recommended cruises here:

Gold Coast Icons

Australia Day Gold Coast
Have fun and celebrate Australia Day by visiting the Gold Coast’s top attractions! View 360-degree panoramic views from SkyPoint, have an exciting day out at Dreamworld themepark or why not be educated on a tour to Tropical Fruit World! For more ideas and inspirations visit:

Explore More

Australia Day Gold Coast
The Gold Coast offers beach, rainforest and everything in between! There is so much to discover off the beaten track! Why not be guided with a local tour guide who can show you the hidden secrets of the Gold Coast for Australia Day! You may even see a koala or two! See our recommended tours here:

Fun in the Sun

Australia Day Gold Coast
Gold Coast residents love spending their Australia Day on the water, and there’s no reason why you have to miss out! With a range of activities from boat hire, jet skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, learn to surf and much more- you can celebrate Australia Day under the sun. See our recommendations here: