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Top Four Australia Day Events in South Australia

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Published January 2nd 2021
Australia Day Fun
For many of us, Australia Day is something to celebrate, for others its just another public holiday. Whatever Australia Day means to you, if you are looking for something to do this Australia Day, here is my selection of Australia Day events for 2021.

City of Salisbury Australia Day Breakfast (Free)

From 8 am to 11 am, join the City of Salisbury for a free community breakfast at the Salisbury Community Hub and Salisbury Civic Plaza - Inparrithi Kumangka, 34 Church Street, Salisbury.

Photo: City of Salisbury


There will be giveaways and family fun including an animal farm, novelty games, live music, Citizen of the Year Awards and a Citizenship Ceremony.

Registration is essential to assist with the council's COVID management of this event.

Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Tour ($0 - $315 pp)

If you are on the island, consider taking a food and wine tour with Kangaroo Island Trails. This tour will include observing the busy Ligurian Bees produce honey at Clifford's Honey, tasting wine at Bay of Shoal Wines, learning about Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, tasting the gin, vodka and liqueurs at Kangaroo Island Spirits and enjoying morning tea at Emu Bay Lavender Farm.

Photo: Kangaroo Island Trails


Your tour includes all entrance fees, wine tasting, gin, vodka and liqueur tasting, scones, tea and coffee, cider tasting and a light lunch. Cost is $315 (adults), $205 (children 4 to 14 years) and free for children under 4.

The tour commences from the Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island, 67 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote and commences at 9 am. Bookings can be made at the website.

Mourning the Morning, Smoking Ceremony (Free)

Come along to Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide, be seated on the earth (or bring a chair) and join in this picturesque Smoking Ceremony. There will be vocal performances by Glenn Skuthorpe, truth-telling by Rosemary Wanganeen and song and dance by Port Augusta's Dusty Feet Mob.

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Photo: Australia Day Council of South Australia


A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom in which healing and cleansing native plants are burned to acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land, waters and sea of country. It is an important way of passing down culture through music, dance, language and ceremony. Come and share this very special ceremony with Australia's first nations people.

Tickets are free but are limited and can be booked from 4 January 2021. Please see the website for further information.

Australia Day Jetty to Jetty ($40 - $60 to participate, free to watch)

If you are feeling energetic or want to tick off that New Year's Resolution early, join Masters Swimming SA in the 2.2 km Australia Day Jetty to Jetty Long Swim from Grange to Henley.

Photo: Masters Swimming South Australia


The race starts with a briefing at 9.30 am on the foreshore at Grange. Start times are graded by age. Entrants must be aged 18 years and over unless a member of Swimming SA when they can be 11 years and over.

Cost to compete is $40 for Masters Swimming members and Swimming SA Club members or $55 for non-members if you register at the website. Before 11 pm Saturday 23 January 2021. Cost is $60 if registering on the day, between 8 am and 9 am.

If you don't want to swim, come along and encourage the competitors and enjoy a day at the beach.

For further information, please contact Rosemary White on 0411 619 688.
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Why? Have a great Australia Day
When: Tuesday 26 January 2021
Phone: Various
Where: South Australia
Cost: $0 - $315
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