The Hunter's Australia Day Guide

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The Hunter's Australia Day Guide

NEWCASTLE (Honeysuckle)

Splashdown Aqua Show - 11:30am and 1:30pm

Sky Aces Aerobatics - 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm

8km harbour paddle - 8:00am

Rosie's School of Rocks Future Rockstars concert - 11:00am-2:30pm

Harbour Square will host a kids play zone with free jumping castles, face painting, balloon twisting

SPEERS POINT (Speers Point Park)

Free activities - 12:00pm-9:00pm

Family movie Oddball on the big screen - 12:00pm

Scouts canoe race - 4:00pm

Evening concert featuring Pseudo Echo and Lisa Hunt - 6:30pm

Fireworks - 9:00pm

Crowds celebrating last year's Australia Day festivities at Speers Point Park

NELSON BAY (Fly Point)

Street parade from Laman St to Rotary Park - 9:00am

Dance and musical performances - 9:45am-4:00pm

Citizenship ceremony - 1:00pm

RAAF flypasts, food stalls, free pony rides, face painting, jumping castles, reptile display, vintage cars


Free BBQ breakfast from 8:00am

Free music til 11:30am

RAYMOND TERRACE (Riverside Park)

Free Aussie breakfast - 8:00am

Civic ceremony - 9:00am

Free entertainment, RAAF flyovers, speedboat demonstrations on Hunter River

SINGLETON (council car park)

Gold coin sausage sizzle breakfast - 8:00am

Citizenship ceremony

Free entertainment, large inflatable funpark, including a makeshift beach, tug-o-war and thong throwing

CESSNOCK (East End Oval)

Free BBQ lunch - 12:00pm-2:00pm

Inaugural Mayor's Cup cricket match - 12:30pm

MAITLAND (Maitland Park)

Free BBQ breakfast - 7:30am-9:30am

Backyard inspired activities, including Hills Hoist apple grab and thong throwing - 9:00am-3:00pm

Official ceremony - 10:00am-12:00pm

Free entry to Maitland Pool - 10:00am-2:00pm