Australia Day
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Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day in The Rocks with waterfront picnics, markets, DJs, bands and delicious Aussie food.
26 Jan 2021

Feeling patriotic? Pop down to The Rocks and celebrate Australia Day in the sun with us! We’re hosting a series of exciting events, from live music and wheelchair races to Aussie high tea.

COVID update
We want to reassure you that the team at The Rocks are monitoring the situation and Health NSW advice, and implementing measures to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all visitors. See our full coronavirus update here.

Have the ultimate Australian High Tea

To make a day of it, head to The Tea Cosy to experience the ultimate Australia Day High Tea. Expect towers of Sydney prawn sandwiches, fairy bread with lemon curd, lemon myrtle scones and of course bottomless beverage packages if you’re so inclined. Atherden Street will be adorned with Australian native flora and fauna to set the scene.

Live Entertainment

Live DJs, bands and solo performers will keep the party going at the park and on Jack Mundey Place.

Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race

See our greatest wheelchair athletes rip up The Rocks at exhilarating speeds. Watch along Hickson Road, George Street near Circular Quay or the VIP area located in Ribs and Burgers if you’re keen to witness the action.

Peruse the stalls at the Australia Day Markets

Just down the road between Hickson Rd and Argyle St, there are Australia Day Markets, with food trucks and stalls, artisan vendors, chillout area and local buskers.

Try Aussie classics from Gelatissimo

Head to Gelatissimo to taste three special Australia day gelato flavours made in collaboration with the Sweet Assassin Adriano Zumbo. Or sample their incredible and very limited brown sugar bubble tea flavour.

Have a picnic by the harbour

On the waterfront, First Fleet Park will come to life with socially distanced outdoor lounge, kids corner including games & delicious snacks that you can grab for your own picnic.