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.
Royal National Park Tour
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket
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).
Jet Boat Tour
Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak Tour
Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak
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
Sydney Scenic Trike or Harley Davidson Tour
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
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.
Sydney Attractions Entry
Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
The Ultimate Sydney Attractions Pass
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.
Sailing, Tall Ship Lunch Cruise
Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise
Sydney Hop On Hop Off Cruise
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
Otto Ristorante Nine Course Italian Degustation
Signature Steak with Wine or Beer by the Harbour
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
|Attraction||Anzac Day trading hours||Where to book|
|Taronga Zoo||9:30am - 5pm||Redballoon|
|Madame Tussauds||10am - 4pm||Redballoon|
|Sydney Opera House||All day||Adrenaline|
|Sydney Tower Eye||10am - 8pm||Adrenaline|
|WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo||10am - 4pm||Adrenaline|
|SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium||9:30am - 5pm||Adrenaline|
|Chinese Garden of Friendship||10am - 5pm||Viator|
|Featherdale Wildlife Park||9am - 4pm||RedBalloon|
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.
|Venue||Anzac Day trading hours||Where to book|
|Dalong Yi Hot Pot||12pm to 8:30pm||Groupon|
|Ginza Izakaya Parramatta||10am to 10:30pm||Groupon|
|Hard Rock Cafe - Sydney||12pm to 9pm||Groupon|
|Wilhelmina's||4:30pm to 10pm||Groupon|
|Tandoori Palace||5:30pm to 9:45pm||Groupon|
|Riverside Thai Restaurant||5:30pm to 9pm||Groupon|
|The Little Snail||5pm to 8pm||Groupon|
|The Spice Lounge Indian Cuisine||12:30pm to 8pm||Groupon|
|Six Po Hot Pot||12pm to 9:30 pm||Groupon|
|Via Alta||12pm to 8:30 pm||Groupon|
|Iceberg Dining Room||4pm to 7pm|
|Sharon Kwan Kitchen||11:30am to 8:30pm|
|Sydney Cebu Lechon||11:30am to 3:30pm and 5pm to 9pm|
|Ho Jiak||11:30am to 9:15pm|
|Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium||11:30am to 9pm|
|Red Pepper Bistro||11am to 1:30am|
|The Amalfi Way||12pm to 10pm|
|Cafe Sydney||12pm to 12am|
|Bathers' Pavilion||7am to 10pm|
|Jang Ta Bal||5pm to 12am|
|Ho Jiak Town Hall||11:30am to 9:15pm|
|Chiswick||12pm to 2:45pm and 5:30pm to 6:45pm|
|North Bondi Fish||12pm to 2:45pm and 5:30pm to 9pm|
|Eastside Kitchen||6:00am to late|
|Marigold||10am to 3pm and 5:30pm to late|
|Gyusha||12pm to 9pm|
|Alberto's Lounge||12pm to 12am|
|Totti's||12pm to 9pm|
|The Collaroy Hotel||10pm to 11pm|
|Opera Bar||11am to 11pm|
|One Drop Brewing||11am to 8pm|
|Nomad Brewing Co.||11am to 8pm|
|The Golden Sheaf Hotel||12pm to 12am|
|Darlo Bar||12pm to 10pm|
|Jackalberry||11am to 10pm|
|The Dolphin Hotel||12pm to 10pm|
|Bondi Beach Public Bar||11:30am to 12am|
|Shuk||6am to 5pm|
|Shuk Bakery||7am to 3pm|
|Gelato Messina Darlinghurst||2pm to 10pm|
|Gelato Messina Bondi||2pm to 10pm|
|X23 Asian Fusion Cafe||9am to 3pm|
|Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills||8am 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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