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It's safe to say that Darwin city knows how to put the excitement into Australia Day, from ute runs to classic fun runs, you're sure to find something to suit the whole family this year.
Keep reading to find out what events are happening, free things to do and the trading hours of your favourite city hot spots.
There are currently no plans for a fireworks display on Australia Day in Darwin.
Run or walk, it doesn't matter; so long as your community spirit is high and you're bursting with national pride, you're good to join the masses in this Australia Day fun run.
It consists of 2.5km and 5km circuits and while dressing up isn't mandatory, it's encouraged. You'd be a fool not to, in our humble opinion.
Early birds can squeeze in a Zumba warm-up at 6:15am outside the Darwin Convention Centre before the big event which starts at 7am sharp. The fun run starts at the Darwin Convention Centre and ends at Darwin Waterside Parklands. Celebrations along the Darwin Waterfront run until 7:40pm with the Fun Run presentation. You must register online for this event.
For more information: NT Australia Day
Date: 26 January 2021
Image: NT Australia Day
Utes. Blue utes. Blue utes flying Australian flags. Blue utes flying Australian flags driven by Aussies in singlets. Now if that doesn't scream "Australian" we don't know what does.
That's exactly what goes on at Darwin's Australia Day Ute Run. Held in partnership with Variety, the children's charity, it's a fundraising and community event in one that sees "Aussified" utes parade down the streets in a manic display of patriotism.
The convoy drives from Hidden Valley Raceway and finishes up at Noonamah Tavern where punters celebrate with drinks, games and family-friendly activities.
For more information: Australia Day Ute Run
Date: 26 January 2021
Running from 10am to 5pm, this one is sure to be a hit for everyone. Enjoy a day of yacht racing, live music and a massive Australian clubhouse barbeque (tick, tick and tick).
All this goes alongside a winning prize of a $600 ALTEX Paint Voucher thanks to Nautical supplies and there are prizes to be won for best-dressed vessel crew.
You're bound to have a barrel of laughs (and sausage sizzles) with this one.
For more information: Stern Chaser Race
Date: 26 January 2021
Bring the 2021 Australia Day celebrations to the perfect close with Mandy Boots and Phil Giffard. Hosted at the Ebb & Flow Darwin, you can take it day to night with an evening of relaxing jazz and legendary music covers.
Take your pick between water and lounge views from 6pm.
For more information: Sunset Live Music
Date: 26 January 2021
Your Australia Day itinerary options don't stop at the events, check out the wide range of activities that are also available on the day below.
Get out amongst the fresh air with tours of the marvellous Kakadu National Park. From fishing charters to a day trip, the itinerary is sorted for you.
It's one of Darwin's most recognisable attractions and now you can see it for yourself this upcoming Australia Day.
Looking to step outside your comfort zone? Look no further than a helicopter flight or an airboat tour.
Be a tourist in your own city with a selection of walking tours and historical sites worth a visit this Australia Day.
Find out which sights are open on 26 January 2021 and where to score your tickets.
|Attraction||Australia Day trading hours||Where to book|
|Crocosaurus Cove||9am - 5pm||Adrenaline|
|Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory||10am - 4pm||FREE|
|Darwin Military Museum||10am - 3:30pm||Darwin Military Museum|
|George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens||7am - 7pm||FREE|
|Aquascene||4pm - 6:30pm||Aquascene|
|Charles Darwin National Park||8am - 7pm||FREE|
The major shopping centres that typically open for Australia Day and their trading hours are as follows. These may change closer to Australia Day.
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