Australia Day in Brisbane leaves you spoilt for choice! With everything on offer, you’ll be in for a jam packed, fun filled day if you want to get to everything. Here’s a snippet of what you could be getting up to but be sure to check local sites for events as there are far too many for us to fit on one page!

Australia Day Festival

Southbank is where it’s at for some of the best Australia Day celebrations in Brisbane. The South Bank Parklands will be buzzing with excitement all throughout the day! There’s the traditional flag raising ceremony , the RAAF flypast and the twenty-one gun salute to kick things off with a bang (literally)!  A day out filled with fun, food and friends, finishing with Fireworks … what more could you ask for?!

Check out where you need to be here.

Australia Day on the Green

Also at Southbank (so handy if you want to pop over to the fesitival at some point)! Head towards QPAC between 12and 7pm for some great Aussie food and a nice cold beer with your friends while you listen to some free live music!

Take a look here for more information.

Aussie Beach Party

If you fancy getting out of the city for the celebrations of Australia Day, head to Moreton Bay for an Aussie Beach Party. Entertainment, food, live music and markets will keep you occupied for a while. Enter the Sandcastle Competition, get a free temporary tattoo (of the Australia flag?) or join the Lamington Eating Competition! All this and so much more!

Take a look at the full program here.

Australia Day Cockroach Races

Looking for something a little quirky and different to do on 26th January? Well, you have that right here! Known to attract crowds of up to 7000 people, the cockroach race is described as ‘historic’! It will certainly make for a different story a new experience (unless you’re a seasoned cockroach race enthusiast?!) Please please please let us know if you go along to this!!

Check this out for more details!

Let Ultimate Oz know what your favourite part of the day was! Have a great time!

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