This Australia Day, let's show our kids what being Australian is all about and come together as a community. This year in Tasmania there will be a program of events built on the values which define us as Australians: diversity, inclusion and respect.
We've wrapped up the best of the family-friendly Australia Day events come Sunday 26 January 2020. (And yes, in case you were wondering, you still get the public holiday - on Monday 27 January this year.)
Australia Day Breakfast on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Returning to Bellerive Boardwalk is the Australia Day Breakfast, including a morning of free and family friendly entertainment, from Thylasing and the Clarence City Band, along with children activities. Go and enjoy a delicious breakfast, from Get Curry India, Moto Vecchia, Berry Ice Cream Ban, and the Lions Club of Clarence. Head out with your family and friends and have a hassle free day out with exceptional entertainment!
When: January 26th 2020, 8:30am – 12pm
Where: 30 Cambridge Rd, Rosny Park, Hobart, TAS 7018, (Bellerive Boardwalk)
Cost: Free Entry
More Info: Visit Clarence Arts & Events for more information, including the day schedule.
Image Credit: Clarence Arts & Events Website
Australia Day on Kingston Beach
Throughout Australian lifestyle and all facets that define our culture, a day on the beach is the perfect celebration for Australia Day. On Kingston Beach, there will be a variety of free sporting activities, live music, beachside breakfast, swimming, sailing, a giant inflatable slide, sandcastle competitions and more. This day also involves a selection of non-profit organisations, including sports clubs, community groups and more who will set up their services on the beach, providing families a chance to enjoy local happenings.
When: 26 Jan 2020
Where: Kingston Beach, Beach Road, Kingston, 7050
More Info: For more information, visit Australias Guide.
Image Credit: Beach Safe Website
Australia Day Weekend at Clover Hill
The Australia Day weekend provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy wine and exquisite food at the award winning Clover Hill cellar door. Experience sensational views across the vines, whilst a DJ provides fantastic tunes.
Special Australia Day wine offers will also be available across the weekend, and there will also be club member discounts applicable to all wine, food and merchandise purchased courtesy of the Club Prestige.
When: 25th - 26th January 2020, 10am – 4:30pm
Where: Pipers River 60 Clover Hill Road, Lebrina TAS 7254
Cost: Free Entry
More Info: Visit Clover Hill Wines for more information.
Image Credit: Clover Hill Wines Website
Henley-On-Mersey Australia Day Festival
This Australia Day celebrate Australia’s proud heritage and pioneering spirit, as well as the unique quirkiness at Henley-On-Mersey. This festivals provides the opportunity for you to try your hand at archery, whip cracking, egg throwing, hurdy-gurdy and more. Though don’t let the fun and games distract from the main feature, annual ferret races. These races prove to be crowd pleasers and after there is delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret ‘chocolate wheel’, which allows visitors to win fantastic prizes.
When: 26th January 2020, 9:30am – 12am
Where: Bells Parade, Latrobe 7307
More Info: For more information, visit What’s On In.
Image Credit: What’s On In Website
Australia Day Aussie Breakfast
Hosted by the Waratah-Wynyard Council, this breakfast features damper, billy tea, and egg bacon rolls. This family friendly event is placed in the heart of Tasmania’s north west, which includes scenery of coastal towns and villages.
When: January 26th 2020, 7am – 11am
Where: Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard, Australia
More Info: Visit All Events for more information regarding this fantastic breakfast.
Image Credit: Trip Advisor Website
Sisters Beach Australia Day Fun
Hosted by the Sisters Beach Community Association, this year’s Australia Day is being celebrated by the community by the Creek, featuring music, a BBQ, stalls, a variety of children’s activities, and a colour run.
When: January 26th 2020, 8am – 5pm (colour run commences at 2:30pm)
Where: Sisters Beach, Tasmania, Wynyard, Australia
More Info: Visit All Events to find out more information.
Image Credit: All Events Website
122nd annual Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic – Australia Day Picnic West Strahan
The 122nd Annual Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic features fantastic activities, fit for the whole family, including wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon races, hammer the nail, and many more. While parents relax and embrace the scenery, the children will be entertained by a giant slide and a teacup ride.
When: January 26th 2020, 10am Commencement
Where: West Strahan Beach Picnic Grounds Beach Street, Strahan, 7468
Cost: Free Entry
More Info: Visit Australias Guide for more information.
Image Credit: Australias Guide Website
Derwent Valley Australia Day Fun Run and Walk 2020
The celebrations in Derwent Valley for Australia Day will be held at New Norfolk’s gorgeous Esplanade, with a variety of free family activities throughout the day. A few events include the annual Australia Day Fun Run and Walk with Spot Prizes and Medallions awarded, followed by a much anticipated Colour Run. Following the fun, will be an official proceeding, which includes the giving of Australia Day Awards to those within the community. Don’t miss out on this wonderful day of fun!
When: January 26th 2020, 10am – 12pm
Where: New Norfolk Esplanade New Norfolk, Tasmania
Cost: Free (an entry form must be completed and given on the day)
More Info: To download your form or seek further information, visit Derwent Valley Council.