Australia Day in Perth

Australia Day

This week, Perth has Chinese New Year celebrations, Australia celebrations and Fringe Festival is in full swing so where do you start?

Let’s start with Australia Day because that is coming up first ;)

If you don’t already know, Australia Day (January 26) marks the arrival of the first fleet of British ships in 1788 and is a favourite holiday for many Australians. There are so many places to celebrate, but there are a couple of necessities:

  • Friends
  • Triple J’s hottest 100
  • BBQ and snacks
  • Pool and/or ocean

Perth is also home to Australia’s largest fireworks show, over the Swan River.

So, where are the best places to go this Thursday?

Embargo Bar

Located in Elizabeth Quay you will be close to the Swan River, have excellent views of the fireworks, have a variety of food trucks to choose from and they play the Hottest 100, so to complete the checklist you will only need to bring the friends.

Australia Day Inflatable Raft Up Party

What could be more Australian than grabbing an inflatable swan and spending the day floating on it on the Swan River?   The forecast for Thursday is 39 degrees celsius so it is a great way to keep cool.

Coogee Beach Festival

From watermelon eating to sandcastle building competitions this festival has it all! If you are looking for a more chilled out Australia Day I would recommend heading down to Coogee Beach for the day. Don’t forget your bathers, sunscreen and phone ready to take some seriously Instagramable pictures.

Your Own Backyard

House parties are an all-time favourite for locals, if you are hosting don’t forget the Australian snacks, the BBQ and an inflatable pool to keep cool!

Fireworks on the Swan River

The best places to see the fireworks are from the north and south banks of the Swan River and from Kings Park (overlooking the city) or if you are lucky enough, on a boat. The good spots fill up fast, so it you want to be front and centre you will need to get down there by mid-afternoon.

Stay tuned for Chinese New Year and Fringe Festival.