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ANZAC Day in Sydney

Pay your respects, eat biscuits, play two-up and see a classic on the big screen

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It's been 101 years since the first day the Australian and New Zealand troops saw military action in Gallipoli. Mark the anniversary with contemplation at a dawn or sunset service followed by a round of two-up at the boozer. Here’s our rundown of how to spend ANZAC Day in Sydney. 

Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney
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Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

We're not sure how people in other countries honour their service people and the sacrifices they make as members of our armed forces, but here in Australia we do it by betting on the flipping of two coins, drinking beers and eating something barbecued – all of this preferably happening after attending a memorial service earlier that day.

The best ANZAC biscuits in Sydney
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The best ANZAC biscuits in Sydney

Just in time to cure your hot cross bun withdrawal, here comes a whole weekend dedicated to the ANZACs – and the biscuits that bear their name. We scoured Sydney to find the best locally baked offerings. Here’s our rundown of where to find the tastiest and what to expect when you do.  

Cafés open on ANZAC Day
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Cafés open on ANZAC Day

It's a public holiday. You need coffee, and maybe cake, but nowhere is open – what to do?! Don't worry Sydney, we got you.

The best long weekend parties
Clubs

The best long weekend parties

Kick off your weekend with a touch of nostalgia at Rhythym of the Night, spend Saturday on an outdoor dancefloor overlooking Watsons Bay, then round out your weekend with a few rounds of two-up with a side of techno music at the Chippendale Hotel. Where ever you end up, if you wanna party, make it one of these.

Get out of town

The best camping near Sydney
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The best camping near Sydney

Natural beauty is one of Sydney's best assets, so it makes sense you'd want to experience a night or two in the city's great outdoors. Fortunately, camping around Sydney is not only possible, it's often very affordable. Check out our edit of the city's best camping sites for the chance to wake up next to the Harbour, adjacent to crashing waves, or deep in a national park.

Short weekend getaways from Sydney
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Short weekend getaways from Sydney

Escape from Sydney to one of NSW (or the ACT's) relaxing retreats. From fantastic local food and wine to shopping, great art, spas or adventure, you'll return to Sydney a new human.

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