Australia Day is a time to kick back and relax. It’s one of the biggest holidays in the country. Whether you’re going to a BBQ with your mates or a trip with your entire family, there is no shortage of activities to try.
Some activities are perfect just for the occasion. What’s more, you don’t have to limit yourself to just your family. Why not turn it into a day trip with everyone you love, and rent out a people mover for the day to enjoy these fun activities wherever you are in Australia.
Australia Day Family Activities
Australia Day is still a few weeks away, so get started on your plans today. Here are some family-friendly activities to try that everyone in your family will surely enjoy.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre Brisbane
If your kids are into science or dinosaurs, then the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre in Brisbane is a great place to spend the day. The museum admission is free, and the Sciencentre has an admission fee, but the exhibits inside are free.
Printout activity sheets for the kids and maybe even for yourself and join in on the fun as you go through the exhibits and fill up your sheets.
The museum’s facilities are pram friendly, and everyone can go at their own pace, which is ideal if you have multiple children coming along for the exhibits.
South Bank Fireworks
Australia Day isn’t complete without fireworks. South Bank comes to life with a fireworks display in the evening.
There is plenty of sights to enjoy while you wait for the display, with live music, jet ski performers and more to keep you busy while you wait.
Please note that this is a family-friendly event, and alcohol is prohibited even for the licensed areas of the parkland.
Visit the Theme Parks in the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast boasts some of the greatest family holiday destinations. On Australia Day, treat your family with a trip to one of Gold Coast’s theme parks. If you have young children in tow, consider taking them to either one of these theme parks within the city:
- Sea Life
Not only will your kids have fun, but it’s also a great way to make memories with everyone you care about.
MooloolaBaBQ Festival at Sunshine Coast
Barbies with the family are one of the most Australian ways you can celebrate Australia Day. At the MooloolaBaBQ Festival, you can show the world just how awesome you are in making barbies by either participating in the festival or as a sampler of the contestants’ work.
At the festival, ten teams will battle it out on who can make the best barbecues and festival-goers can sample their work as you please.
If you’re not in the mood for barbecues, there will be food trucks that will serve you various food items, promising something for everyone. There will also be beer at the festival courtesy of the local brewery. Just remember to drink moderately or have a designated driver to make sure everyone gets home safely.
Cool down at the Sunshine Coast
Australian summers can get warm. No one likes walking around in the heat. So cool down at one of Gold Coast ’s many water parks. Consider coming to any one of these places for the weekend:
- Oaks Oasis
- King’s Beach
- Coolum Aqua Park
Beat the summer heat and play in the water with your kids. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen to protect yourself and your kids from sunburn.
Spend Australia Day with the people closest to you and enjoy your time wherever you decide to go. Don’t forget to book your car rental whether it’s a people mover to ensure that there’s plenty of room for everyone for the ride, an SUV or a compact car.
Alpha Car Hire is offering a great deal for their people movers for Australia Day where you can get big savings.