The Plus Ones have compiled your personal guide for the truest of bluest of days in the land down under. A day when it is completely acceptable, nay, obligatory to get boozy from dawn till dusk (or later) mid-week, and turn up hung-over to work the day after; that is, if you haven’t “pulled a sickie.”
Get a head start on your day.
Re-acquaint/acquaint yourself, over breakfast, with the myriad of wildlife, iconic of the land down under. Well, maybe more the cute and cuddly kind, and less the poisonous snake type.
7:00am, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonsdale
Burn off those calories in your Aussie themed apparel before you get started on your lamb, snags, and brewskis, to rein in that guilt factor.
8:00am, St Peters
Make your way to the open-air funk and soul picnic at the Sydney Festival Village in Hyde Park featuring jump-ropes, soul trains, limbo and more.
12:00pm, Hyde Park
Celebrate pool-side, in style innercity, at the Pool Club, with half-priced beer and vodka, ft. tunes on point. Because, when in doubt, Ivy.
1:00pm, Ivy Pool Club
Cruise along the harbour as you eat, drink, and enjoy the company of Victoria’s Secret models, international DJs, and more.
1:00pm, Circular Quay
Salseros y salseras – dance your way through Australia Day, as you cruise along the gorgeous backdrop of the Sydney harbour. Two levels of Salsa, Zouk, and more, plus complimentary classes. Couple that with live shows and fingerfood, and we’ve got a winner.
6:00pm, Darling Harbour
Inner-west / Newtown
Head over to BBQ and pool party in their courtyard with super soakers, lucky dips, cocktails, Fosters tinnies (because Straya), meat raffles, and DJs post countdown.
12:00pm, Newtown Hotel
Eat, drink, and join the good vibes all day till late at this Triple J day/night party with hourly draught jug giveaways, ticket prizes and more.
12:00pm, Newtown Social Club
East / Bondi
Make your way to the top deck of this Sydney institution, and party to the city’s finest DJs (incl. from Lost Paradise),
2:00pm, Beach Road Hotel
Head over for some lawn bowls, meat trays, delectable F&B specials, sweeps, plus the use’.
12:00pm, Bondi Bowling Club
Make your way down later for some funky, groovy, night-time grooves, if you’re down for a late one.
Till late, Spring Street Social