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Australia Day in the Gong

What are you going to do this Australia Day?

Australia day Aquathon and walk 


Australia's favourite swim and run makes for a super fun Australia Day experience, like no other.

It's all out fitness and community fun, as hundreds take part and many more come to cheer.

Whilst the Aquathon events are for all ages, the popular community walk offers a more leisurely alternative.

Held at picture perfect Wollongong Boat harbour, a little over an hour south of Sydney, offering a safe ideal venue. Wollongong has become one of NSW's destination hot spots and the harbour is central to the city, shops, cafe and vibrant centre.

When: 26th January
Where: Belmore Basin
Cost: Various Registration Fees - See website for details
Contact: P. 0413 862 676

For more information please click here.

Australia Day Celebrations at Wollongong harbour

This family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong's calendar. 

AD at Wollongong Harbour

Activities start early in the morning with the Illawarra Aquathon and continue throughout the day with multiple entertainment stages, stalls, amusement rides, hands-on children's activities, street theatre and beach and water fun culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Wollongong harbour.

When: 26th January
Where: Belmore Basin Wollongong
Cost: Free
Contact: P. 02 4227 7111

For more information please click here & to view the program, please click here.

Mt Kembla Bowlo Australia Day Party mt kembla

Free family friendly celebration of Australia Day.

Join the Australia Day party featuring: Ten Tinny Spud Bowling, Thong Toss Competition, Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown, Aussie-inspired tucker including Cheese and Vegemite Pizza, Cool Prizes and more.

Experience a true blue, Aussie country pub just 15 minutes from the Wollongong Central Business District.

All proceeds to Mt Kembla and City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy Lead Bike Fundraising.

When: 26th January
Where: Mt Kembla Bowlo
Cost: Free
Contact: P. 02 4271 1265

For more information please click here.

Headlands Australia day barbeque head

Join us at Headlands Austinmer this Australia Day for a fully loaded weekend special.
To kick it off, Our House Collective is taking over Thursday night bringing energetic sets and music to the Top Bar stage.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy mouth-watering eats and treats including a BBQ cook up, Aussie cocktails, fresh seafood selections and salad pop-up.

Expect a jam-packed lineup of live entertainment and activities over the 3 day weekend from Triple J Hottest 100 to acoustic sessions, + live DJs – all with the best views of Sharkies!

-Our House Collective Takeover DJ Sets (TOP BAR)

-BBQ cook up, Seafood & Salad Pop Up Bars
-Cocktail Bar Pop Up
- Live band ( BEER GARDEN) 

- BBQ cook up, Seafood & Salad Pop Up Bars
-Cocktail Bar Pop Up
-Live acoustic from Jack Willis 7pm – 10pm ( BEER GARDEN)
-Triple J Hottest 100 (TOP BAR)

-BBQ cook up, Seafood & Salad Pop Up Bars
-Cocktail Bar Pop Up
-Live acoustic from Marty Simpson 1pm – 4pm BEER GARDEN)
-Sunday Sundown DJ 4pm-7pm ( BEER GARDEN) 

Where: Headlands Hotel Austinmer
Cost: TBC
Contact: P. 02 4271 1265

For more information please click here.