The 26th of January is a special day in Australia. It’s the middle of summer, you’ve got the day off work and no ones going to mind if you crack open a Vonu while you’re turning the snags at lunchtime. If you happen to be lost for where you should be on Australia day this year here’s a few of our favourites.
Vonu’s top 5 places to spend Australia Day
- MT WARNING, NSW
As Darryl Kerrigan once said of his beloved Bonnie Doon, “How’s the serenity.” It might not be Bonnie Doon but being the first one to see the sun this Australia day is sure to be an experience that you won’t ever forget. Elevated at 1, 156m above sea level, the stunning scenery that stretches across the Northern rivers of NSW to QLD’s Gold Coast makes this a bucket list experience for any Australian, so why not tick it off on Australia day.
2. BONDI BEACH, NSW
Long before ‘Bondi rescue’ started playing on TV’s world wide, Bondi has been one Australia’s most popular and busiest beaches. Bondi is a melting pot of the diverse range of cultures within Australia. Whether it’s the skaters launching out of the bowl, surfers getting tubed or the fashion parade of perfectly built bodies (quite often by surgeons) along the shoreline, there is always something entertaining happening at Bondi. On any given summer Saturday you can expect to be fighting for a plot of sand at Bondi, but come Australia day it could be standing room only!
3. Margret river, WA
Ask any Ozzie that hails from the wild west and they will quickly tell you that Margret River is hands down one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Not only is this one of the most wave rich zones in Australia but it is also littered with amazing wineries, pubs and restaurants. For out of towners there’s plenty of beautiful beachside homes to hire and amazing camping area’s to throw up a swag. Whatever you do, Margies has everything you need to make for a perfect Australia day.
4. Melbourne, VIC
With all of the amazing beaches and national parks it’s easy to forget that Australia is home to some of the most culturally rich cities in the world – non-more so than Melbourne. Melbourne is at the forefront of music, art, fashion and food, therefore an Australia day in the city will be easily filled. We recommend joining the thousands of other Melbournites and checking out the Australia day parade, which celebrates modern Australia and all of the different cultures and people that contribute to making it what it is!
5. At your house.
Let’s face it, you know that your house is probably the best place to spend Australia day. Be sure the BBQ gas bottle is full, your Vonus are in the esky early and you’ve got an extension cord to get your speakers out to the lawn / cricket pitch. Add plenty of snags and sunscreen and you’ve got all bases covered for a great day celebrating life in the best country in the world! Cheers.