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Melbourne'll be brimming with partays this Australia Day. Activities galore, plethora to choose from. While many require wads of moolah, luckily not all. Here's one (that coincidentally, will rock your socks off!), which won't break the bank:

Australia Day, Wyndham, Werribee Park,
c/o Wyndham City Council

This Australia Day, Wyndham City Council will be coughing up. All-out jamboree. For the entire fam', plus even nan. Kids (small, big, teenagery) will be drooling to this bonza lineup:

Inaugural Aussie treasure hunt

Aboriginal art workshops

Horse & carriage rides

Sure-fire games such as: tug o' war, egg & spoon, thong throwing, plus more!

But the centerpiece, rip-roaring stage. As Melbourne-based 'Deep Creek Road' (nominated for an Oz Artist of the Year award), plus INXS cover band 'Original Sin' shake things up!!

Australia Day, Wyndham, Werribee Park, Original Sin, INXS
c/o Wyndham City Council

Original Sin are Australia's premier INXS cover band. Tribute show, commemorating the immortalized band's decades of dominance. Tracks such as Never Tear Us Apart, Don't Change, What You Need, Kiss The Dirt, Just Keep Walking, New Sensation, Need You Tonight, Original Sin, I Send A Message & Burn For You, along with a stack of others, Original Sin's electrifying show will have you air-guitaring along.

Werribee Park, Australia Day, Wyndham
c/o Wyndham City Council

In terms of getting there: driving involves a 30-40 min trip up the M1, before veering onto K Road. The Werribee Park Shuttle also runs daily, and departs from the National Gallery of Victoria at 9:30am, and return 3-4pm. Train/bus is also viable (just be wary of public holiday timetables).

For extra pointers, to maximize your enjoyment:

Bring: Protection from the elements. Limited shelter available, best be prepared, come rain, hail, or shine.

Conditions of Entry: All bags subject to security searches. Any prohibited items will be confiscated, and possibly re-gifted without your consent. No pets, portable BBQ's, or alcohol allowed (as this's a no alcohol event).

ATM: Available onsite.

Access: Enter through Gate 2, K Road, Werribee Sth.

Tucker: You're welcome to bring your own. There'll also be a range on offer, from both i) Melbourne's favourite food trucks, and ii) Bursaria - picnic hampers they're offering include:

i) Children's snack box ($10)
ii) Aussie Harvest Hamper - Small ($22), Large ($45)
iii) Seafood Celebration - Small ($29), Large ($62)
iv) Summer Salads - to share ($35)

Small hampers recommended for 1-2 persons. Large, for 2-3 people (or 1 hungry little/big vegemite). They're packed in cardboard hamper boxes, with disposable cutlery/napkins. Each must be pre-ordered. Then collected between 12pm and 1.30pm from the Bursaria marquee (just beside Werribee Mansion). Contents and T & C's for hampers.

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Why? Dose of Aussie spirit
When: Australia Day, 12pm - 5pm.
Phone: Georgina Pikoulas on 9742 0903 (or email:
Where: Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee South
Cost: Free
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