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2013 Australia Day Activities in Sydney

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by Kevin Thai (subscribe)
In late twenties, have a loving wife. A father of one. Works in IT and carries around a DSLR most of the time. You can catch him on his blog and his portfolio
2013 Australia Day Activities in Sydney

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Have you ever wondered just what was happening around the streets of the Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour during arguably Australia's biggest public holiday attraction, Australia Day?

This year, there are plenty of great fun experiences for the whole family. Here's hoping that the weather holds up to it's nice warm (admittedly, at times humid) reputation, so without further ado, let's get on with it shall we.

Australia Day's Carnival

Sydney hosted the first motoring celebration on Australia Day in 1986 and this year is no exception. Supercar d'Elegance will be bringing the 'Best of the Best' competition, a Supercar Gathering and a Motorcycle Display to the streets so to speak. More specifically at Macquarie St (Bridge St to Hyde Park), Collect St.

This event begins at 10AM, and will bring a lot of rarities in the car world to not only just the dads but also for the whole family and along with it many photo opportunities too. With the likes of luxury vehicles to classic vintage cars and finally, buses and trucks.

Darling Harbour Australia Day

If you're like me and you enjoy just about anything that is free, then you'd be sure to be impressed by an incredible line up of world music including sweet reggae, tribal rhythms and even children's entertainment.

Get in on the fun with colourful stilt walkers, street performers and why not then have a laugh with the kids with the likes of Leo the Clown and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys!

This event begins at 11:30am and will be held around Darling Harbour.

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A Vintage Bus Service Anyone?

Ever wondered what it might feel like to be able to get onboard a bus 40 years ago in Sydney CBD? Well now you can, with specially marked bus stops along George, Bridge, Elizabeth and Hay streets, you can go for a ride in a vintage bus.

As part of Australia Day this year, a fleet of vintage buses from the Sydney Bus Museum will run on a circular route throughout the city from 10:30am till 5PM

And lastly, but not least...

Darling Harbour Spectacular

When there is an opportunity for fireworks, you can be sure to see them on Australia Day at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour with stunning multimedia symphony of light and music. The event officially kicks off at 7PM.
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When: Australia Day 2013
Where: Sydney
Your Comment
Congrats on your first article Kev, it's a good one too, Happy Australia Day in advance ;)
by Camille (score: 2|323) 2500 days ago
The vintage cars look very interesting !
by izabe (score: 0|4) 2492 days ago
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