Australia Day Celebrations at a Glance
Gold Coast Australia Day Celebrations
Evandale Parklands, Bundall
Festivities at Evandale Parklands are usually from 10am to 4pm. This is a free family fun day (alcohol free event, so definitely family friendly). Before the family day starts at 9.30am there is the official flag raising ceremony followed at 1am by the Australian Citizenship Ceremony.
Enjoy a day full of fun, food and entertainment. There are usually a range of events, exhibitions and shows for all the family.
For the kids there are usually carnival rides, face painting, puppet shows, animal nursery and pony rides.
And just so you know it is really Aussie, there will be plenty of demonstrations such as sheep shearing, a black smith and damper making. You may even see snake shows, pig races and sheep herding!
Wow, that's enough to make you feel hungry! Which leads us to the genuine Aussie Tucker! Plenty of food stalls.
You might catch a few local and Australian Sporting Greats such as Gold Coast Titans from the NRL and Gold Coast Suns from AFL.
There isn't that much parking in at the parklands, but you can park at Gold Coast Turf Club and there are free shuttle buses running all day.
More information www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Aus Day Fun at Broadwater Parklands Southport
Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport
A variety of fun activities on the Great Lawn at Broadwater Parklands. Usually starts at 11am and runs through to 3pm check out inflatable rides, vertical rush and fly wall! A great spot for a picnic by the water and there are lots of playgrounds and the rockpools to enjoy.
Jupiters Gold Coast - Celebrating Australia
Around Australia Day
Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach
Jupiters enjoy any excuse to celebrate and Australia Day is certainly a great excuse. Often they have special events on and around Australia Day to help you celebrate with their many options for entertainment, food, bars, casino and of course the hotel.
Check their website for more information. www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
Australia Day at Coomera
Viney Park, Yaun St, Coomera
There's often a celebration at Viney Park at Coomera. Some years they have included a Movies Under the Stars . As well as a BBQ and activities. Live music, prizes, competitions including Best Australia Day outfit and what would the day be, without a Thong throwing competition! Have fun!
Australia Day at Aussie Vineyards Mt Tamborine
Aussie Vineyards 32 Hartley Rd, North Tamborine
Some years Aussie Vineyards have been open on Australia Day with music and picnics. It is prone to be rained off, so check in closer to the time to see what they have planned.
Aussie Vineyards at Mt Tamborine is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine from the Cellar Door (usually open from 10am to 4pm, but check especially if the weather has been bad) and picnic on the lawn. Whether you visit on Australia Day or not, why not include them on your list of places to visit when up at Mt Tamborine!
Australia Day at Currumbin RSL
Usually there are some celebrations at this popular RSL in Currumbin.
You may find Bush Tucker Food and Australian Music, although you might find some other types creeping in! More information at www.currumbinrsl.com.au
Watermark Hotel in Surfers Paradise
They have been known to hold an Aussie Dinner to celebrate Australia Day.
Usually in Waves Restaurant with Australian foods including damper, seafood, steak and pavlova (sorry Kiwis we are claiming it today!).
More information at