D’ALBORA Marinas have chosen the best of what’s on this Australia Day.

Sydney Harbour 

Boat Parade 

Deck your boat out in the loudest and proudest Australiana and join in the Australia Day boat parade. Starting at Lavender Bay and ending at Bradley’s Head from 12.45 to 2.15pm. If decorating doesn’t float your boat, you can still watch from the sidelines.

Tall Ships Race

Witness the impressive tall ships dash through the harbour in a race to the Bridge. The fully restored James Craig will be hoisting sails for the race, starting from Bradley’s Head and with the finish ‘line’ the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Forget Sydney to Hobart, the real race takes place with Sydney’s hardest working boats. Cheer on the ferries as they thrash it out across the harbour to the finish line. The race kicks off at Sydney Harbour Bridge at 10.45. Boats loop around Shark Island to finish near Garden Island.

Cruising concert 

Its not every day that a band who’s instruments are made from junkyard scrap cruises into Sydney Harbour. Head to Athol Bay for the afternoon, retire your sea legs and put on your dancing shoes with the custom built floating stage playing tunes from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Australia Day Regatta 

The worlds oldest continuous annual regatta is in its 181st year. Yachts of all sizes and descriptions are encouraged to take part in races around the harbour.

Every man and his dog

For our SUP and dog loving enthusiasts, Watsons Bay is hosting the third annual “Every man and his dog” SUP races. Races are open to all ages and skill levels. There’s also the Man and Dog SUP Race, the Man and Dog Treasure Hunt and the Man and Dog best dressed competition.

Nelson Bay 

Live music, delicious food, shopping, and spectacular views at D’ALBORA Marinas Nelson Bay. Official Australia day celebrations are being conducted at Fly Point Park with vintage and classic cars, free flags, ice blocks and chips for the kids, market stalls, food trucks, magic workshops, reptile display, pony rides, giant slide and jumping castle.



If you do want to get off your boat this Australia Day, the Esplanade will be alive with music and entertainment, food trucks and market stalls. When the sun sets, Victoria Harbour is the perfect vantage point for the spectacular fireworks display over Etihad stadium.