7 Fun Things to do on Boxing Day

Ahh Boxing Day, the start of that mysterious time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve when you’re not sure what day it is or what it feels like to be hungry. This time is so special and should be spent relaxing exactly as you see fit, however, it’s no big secret that the constant TV and turkey sandwiches can get old after a while. With this in mind, why not kick off your post-Christmas festivities with a bit of fun? Sydney has so much to offer in the way of activities, natural features and cultural experiences, and Boxing Day is the perfect excuse to get out and explore. Here are some great ideas for a bit of Boxing Day fun in the city this year…

Sydney to Hobart

The Sydney to Hobart boat race is incredibly iconic and perfect for some family fun on Boxing Day. Head to a viewing point like Many, Bradley’s Head or Circular Quay to get a great view of all the action. Pack a picnic and set up for an afternoon of summer sun and electric atmosphere. This one is a no brainer!

Beach Picnic

Speaking of picnics! Grab yourself a spot at your local beach for a lovely day full of sun, games, swimming and snacks. This is a simple, easy way to spend your Boxing Day, perfect if you’re feeling exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the festive season – who could blame you? You can also meet up with family, friends or neighbours for a fantastic day out that’s going to work for everyone.

Bridge Climb

Come on, you didn’t think you’d read a post about things to get up to in Sydney without hearing about a bridge climb, did you? Didn’t think so! If you’re visiting our lovely country for the holiday season or you’re a local who’s missed out on adventuring their city as if it were new, then there’s no way that you won’t majorly enjoy climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Climb to the top of one of the world’s most famous landmarks for a healthy Boxing Day adventure that you’ll remember forever.

Sydney Harbour Cruise

If it’s landmarks that you want to see, but you’re not quite certain that a climb in the height of summer is the activity for you, then it’s high time you hopped aboard a Sydney Harbour cruise! Sydney Boxing Day cruises allow you to get right amongst the action, see awesome sights and partake in the cheery festive atmosphere all from the comfort and shade of a boat. Float along the harbour and enjoy views of Kirribilli, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the abundance of stunning natural scenery that surrounds the city. You’ll gain an experience and memories that last a lifetime.


If you want a low key activity that’s well away from the sun and crowds, then consider checking out some of the great new releases that often come on the scene on Boxing Day or over Christmas. This is a good idea if you have young kids that are a bit overwhelmed from all the action or if you need a quiet couple of hours after a full day of family time.

Taronga Zoo

Head to the zoo to make friends with a few furry creatures on Boxing Day! Exploring Taronga is always fantastic for a buzzing atmosphere that’s not overwhelming for the younger ones. You can always haul yourself and the family up to the zoo after watching the Sydney to Hobart race kick off at one of the many local viewpoints nearby.

National Park Hike

Hiking through one of Sydney’s many National Parks is perfect for the healthy adventure driven clan that wants to work off that Christmas day lunch with a heart pumping hike! There are so many options for parklands around the city so get researching to find one that’s close to you to find an exciting and cost effective activity that’s as healthy as it is fun.

Which one of these exciting adventures will you get up to this coming Boxing Day?