What’s open on Anzac Day in Sydney?

Scrap staying at home on 25 April by getting amongst the great outdoors or attending a service.

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Each year on 25 April, Sydneysiders take a moment to pay their respects to those who fought at Gallipoli in 1915. From dawn services right across the city to spending the day out on the harbour, these are just a few of the ways you can make the most of your Anzac Day this year.

Things to do on Anzac Day in Sydney

Get out amongst nature

If the sun is out, you can't go wrong with a Sunday spent amongst the trees. Bring your friends along for a trip to the Chinese Garden, the Royal National Park or head out of the city with an excursion to the Blue Mountains.

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

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Head onto the harbour

This wouldn't be a complete list of things to do in Sydney on Anzac Day if we didn't have some classic Australian water activities for you to delve into. Consider going out onto Sydney Harbour via kayak or even jet boat (for all you thrill-seekers).

Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak Tour
Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak Tour

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Take a city tour

If you managed to catch the dawn service, what better way to enjoy the rest of your day than seeing Sydney from a tourist point of view. Take your pick between a city to seaside bus tour, climbing inside a Harley Davidson or seeing the Opera House from the inside.

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour
Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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See Sydney's main attractions

New to the city and want to tick off those all-important Sydney sights? Look no further than an attraction pass with access to Taronga Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Sydney Tower Eye.

Take a cruise

From a relaxed hop-on, hop-off cruise around Sydney to closing this Anzac Day with a sunset sailing over the renowned harbour, climbing aboard a cruise on 25 April is a simple yet effective way to fill your itinerary.

Grab a bite to eat

Forget having to organise ingredients, cooking up a storm and then having to clean up. With an array of culinary experiences ranging from seafood to steakhouses, let someone else sort it out this Anzac Day.

Seafood and Cocktail Experience by the Harbour
Seafood and Cocktail Experience by the Harbour

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Otto Ristorante Nine Course Italian Degustation
Otto Ristorante Nine Course Italian Degustation

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Signature Steak with Wine or Beer by the Harbour
Signature Steak with Wine or Beer by the Harbour

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Join a 2021 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Start off your day nice and early with a visit to your local dawn service this Anzac Day. This traditional service pays tribute to the brave troops who sacrificed their lives in Gallipoli.

Find places and times below. Keep in mind that these services are free but you do need to register to attend.

  • Balmain: 6am - 7am
  • Sutherland: 5:15am - 7am
  • Cronulla: 5:30am - 7am
  • Engadine: 5:30 - 6:15am
  • Campbelltown: 5:30am - 6:10am
  • Woronora: 5:45am - 7am
  • Concord: 5am - 7am

Be a part of the Anzac Day Sunset Service Ceremony

After a day spent exploring Sydney, return to the Cenotaph in Martin Place to take part in the Anzac Day sunset ceremony.

The itinerary includes a short service honouring those who have fallen which is accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and a lowering of the flags. This is the conclusion of Sydney's official Anzac Day commemorations.

The service begins at 5pm.

What's open on Anzac day in Sydney

These are the Sydney sights and venues that are open for business come 25 April 2021.

Attractions open on Anzac Day in Sydney

AttractionAnzac Day trading hoursWhere to book
Taronga Zoo9:30am - 5pmRedballoon
Madame Tussauds10am - 4pmRedballoon
Sydney Opera HouseAll dayAdrenaline
Sydney Tower Eye10am - 8pmAdrenaline
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo10am - 4pmAdrenaline
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium9:30am - 5pmAdrenaline
Chinese Garden of Friendship10am - 5pmViator
Featherdale Wildlife Park9am - 4pmRedBalloon

Restaurants, bars and cafes open on Anzac Day in Sydney

Looking for inspiration to decide where to dine on Anzac Day? We've a listed a few of the many options below.

VenueAnzac Day trading hoursWhere to book
Dalong Yi Hot Pot12pm to 8:30pmGroupon
Ginza Izakaya Parramatta10am to 10:30pmGroupon
Hard Rock Cafe - Sydney12pm to 9pmGroupon
Wilhelmina's4:30pm to 10pmGroupon
Tandoori Palace5:30pm to 9:45pmGroupon
Riverside Thai Restaurant5:30pm to 9pmGroupon
The Little Snail5pm to 8pmGroupon
The Spice Lounge Indian Cuisine12:30pm to 8pmGroupon
Six Po Hot Pot12pm to 9:30 pmGroupon
Via Alta12pm to 8:30 pmGroupon
Iceberg Dining Room4pm to 7pm
Sharon Kwan Kitchen11:30am to 8:30pm
Sydney Cebu Lechon11:30am to 3:30pm and 5pm to 9pm
Ho Jiak11:30am to 9:15pm
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium11:30am to 9pm
Red Pepper Bistro11am to 1:30am
The Amalfi Way12pm to 10pm
Cafe Sydney12pm to 12am
Bathers' Pavilion7am to 10pm
Jang Ta Bal5pm to 12am
Ho Jiak Town Hall11:30am to 9:15pm
Chiswick12pm to 2:45pm and 5:30pm to 6:45pm
North Bondi Fish12pm to 2:45pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Eastside Kitchen6:00am to late
Marigold10am to 3pm and 5:30pm to late
Gyusha12pm to 9pm
Alberto's Lounge12pm to 12am
Totti's12pm to 9pm
The Collaroy Hotel10pm to 11pm
Opera Bar11am to 11pm
One Drop Brewing11am to 8pm
Nomad Brewing Co.11am to 8pm
The Golden Sheaf Hotel12pm to 12am
Darlo Bar12pm to 10pm
Jackalberry11am to 10pm
The Dolphin Hotel12pm to 10pm
Bondi Beach Public Bar11:30am to 12am
Shuk6am to 5pm
Shuk Bakery7am to 3pm
Gelato Messina Darlinghurst2pm to 10pm
Gelato Messina Bondi2pm to 10pm
MayflowerClosed
X23 Asian Fusion Cafe9am to 3pm
Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills8am to 4pm
  • Note: The above is accurate as of 13 April 2021. Public holidays may affect normal trading hours. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm their trading hours for 25 April 2021.

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