Ahh Australia Day… a glorious public holiday that helps soften the blow of going back to work and school after the Christmas break.

It’s the perfect excuse for a last hurrah with family and friends before knuckling down to the year ahead. We’re incredibly lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, so it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a long weekend break at an Ingenia Holiday Parks, where wholesome Australia Day fun is almost assured. Discover new adventures or enjoy long-standing traditions this Australia Day.

Head to the beach

Ingenia Holiday Parks has great coastal locations from the Great Ocean Road to the Great Barrier Reef, many of them just steps from the beach. Pack a picnic and head on down to the sand for a game of beach cricket, a splash in the sea and a generally relaxed and enjoyable day.

Go for a hike

Alternatively, take a drive inland and appreciate the cooler temperatures to be found on rainforest walks. Simply enjoy the dappled shade or head off on an adventure to discover picturesque waterfalls and swimming holes where the water temperatures stay cool year-round.

Animal encounters

Australia Day is as good a day as any to treat the kids to an encounter with Aussie animals. Take the kids along to a local animal sanctuary, zoo or aquarium (depending on where you’re on holiday) and learn about our native wildlife.

Jump in the pool

If you prefer to stay in the park, head to the pool or splash zone. Most Ingenia Holiday Parks have expansive pool areas with plenty of room for guests to cool off in the sizzling summer heat and they’re a great place for the kids to make new friends too.

Play a game of mini golf

As night draws in, perhaps gather together for a game of mini golf. Check out our park amenities and you’ll find that many boast their own course, so you can test your skills and enjoy a little family competition.

Cook up a storm on the barbie

It simply wouldn’t be Australia Day without a barbie. The scent of sizzling snags will likely waft on the breeze all day long tempting you to take your turn at the grill. Cook up a storm, crack open a beer and settle down to an evening of fun and laughter. And don’t forget to pack the Lamingtons!!