A public holiday in Australia, 26th January marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first British ships in New South Wales. The event has been celebrated all over Australia since 1808 and street parades, boat races, concerts, fireworks and barbecues are held all over the country. The biggest celebration of Australia’s national day is held in Sydney’s Darling Harbour and thousands attend live or tune in to watch one of the world’s most spectacular firework displays. The Aussies really know how to celebrate in style - watching the fireworks being launched from the iconic Harbour Bridge is a must-see event.
If you’re heading to London to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, make sure you arrive at your destination early as there will be plenty of crowds on the streets, particularly around the River Thames area. Make use of Transport for London’s handy Journey Planner to navigate your way around the city on public transport. If you’re planning to go to the Battersea Park event to enjoy the huge firework display set to music, aim to get there for the gate-opening time of 6pm as the event regularly attracts over 50,000 people. There is a charge of £10 per adult to enter.
If you’re planning to travel to Sydney to watch the amazing free firework display which forms part of Australia Day on 26th January 2017, you’re guaranteed to see Sydney at its best. There are plenty of events going on around the city centre and it’s a holiday which is very enthusiastically celebrated. The nearest international airport is Kingsford Smith airport, located around 5 miles from the city centre in the suburb of Mascot. There are trains from the airport linking up with the City Circle line which run every ten minutes. The journey takes around 15 minutes. Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis to take you into the centre or straight to Darling Harbour.
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If you’re travelling to Sydney for Australia Day, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in this great city, including: the Sydney Opera House; climb up and over the Harbour Bridge; take a ferry across the harbour to the beautiful Northern Beaches.
To find out more information about the Australia Day celebrations, please check out the Australia Day Council of New South Wales website where you’ll be able to find a list of all the Australia Day activities happening on 26th January 2017, the best viewpoint for the fireworks and what time the events start.
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