Celebrating Australia Day in Tasmania

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Stock up on sunscreen, plan your picnic lunches and gather a group of friends to celebrate Australia Day on Saturday January 26!

It's the chance for everyone to "celebrate what's great" about our country, reflect on achievements made and how we can continue to build a better future for Australia.

Tasmania will be buzzing with activity on Australia Day, with a number of fantastic parties, picnics and festivals taking place across the island.

Here are a few of our favourites that you can check out this weekend!

A Day on the Beach

Kingston Beach will host a classic Aussie celebration of fun by the sea, with entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The venue is located just outside of Hobart, with sailing, swimming, sports, displays, sandcastle competitions and live music on offer.

There will also be two Big Aussie BBQs, so you can treat yourself to a good ol' sausage sizzle!

Twilight on the Duck Australia Day Festival

This unique festival, 'Twilight on the Duck', is sure to get inject some fun and friendly competition into the day with a lineup of brilliant activities to take part in.

Alongside the festival staples of live music, delicious food and entertainment, there will also be a spectacular twilight show and annual activities such as the Duck Cast fishing competition, Duck Pedal cycling challenge and the Duck Dash foot race.

This family-friendly event will be held on the banks of Duck River in the northern Tasmanian town of Smithton.

Australia Day Beach Party

The beach is a common venue favourite to celebrate Australia's national day, with Devonport's Bluff & Surf Club putting on lots of family entertainment to mark the special occasion.

There will be free kids activities, exciting Zorb balls, a photo booth, skate park and more activities on for the family.

A special ceremony will also take place at the surf club between 15:00 to 16:00, welcoming new citizens and awarding some of the city's special townspeople.

Australia Day Logo

Kingston Beach Australia Day 2012 - a big beach party

Schweppes Sandcastle Competition, Kingston - Are You Going To Enter?

Twilight On The Duck Festivities - Ulverstone

Devonport Bluff

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  • admin says:

    Would contact the Hobart Visitor & Information Centre

    There are numerous events around Tasmania listed on our events section …

  • Wendy says:

    Looking for 2014 information. Will be travelling from SA & want to find a good spot to celebrate Aust Day


  • Thanks Katthy for taking the time to write up this article on the different Australia day events around Tasmania. The Kingston beach turn out always attracts a good following each year!

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