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How to Spend Australia Day if you're under 18 in Newcastle
Sometimes it seems like adults have all the fun. Make Australia Day different this year and have some fun of your own! Newcastle caters events and celebrations for people of all ages.
Australia is very proud of its maritime achievements, so what better way to celebrate our nation’s day than making the most of the National Maritime Festival? Tour the port for free, cheer on your champion in the ski races or take a helicopter ride over the harbour. The cultural and educational festival is sure to be a hit with everyone!
Escape the Newcastle celebrations and discover something different at Nelson Bay. Home to special guests from the Emergency Services, markets to keep the parents busy, giveaways, and a marching band, the Bay puts on quite a show for the whole family to enjoy! If that’s not enough to entice you, how does free ice cream sound?
Step back in time and discover objects dating back centuries at Miss Porters House. The house itself is a historic reminder of Australia’s past. You may even learn a couple of things you might not have known about our nation!
Head north to Raymond Terrace for a free Australian breakfast, free entertainment and a huge selection of some of the best Aussie tucker in town. Sit back and enjoy the speedboat show while you dig into your free lamington. Don’t forget to pick up your free goodie bag!
How do free carnival rides, a free BBQ and a free pool sound? Escape to the country and celebrate Australia Day in Maitland. Maitland Park is home to some of the very best family fun on Australia Day. Don’t worry about being stuck with the parents all day, there’s plenty to keep them busy and out of the way.
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