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ANZAC Day 2021: 10 ways to commemorate in NSW

Sydney NSW

Each year, we gather to remember those who gave up their lives and who they were for the betterment of Australia. And what better way to commemorate their sacrifices than racking up a few truly Australian ways to cast our minds back and have a bit of fun in the process? Here are 10 sensational ideas to commemorate the men and women of our past, around New South Wales. Step back in time in one of Sydney’s most historic neighbourhoods – The Rocks. Indulge in a diggers breakfast at the colonial style Australian Heritage Hotel, plus enjoy the Scot’s Marching Band and live entertainment all day. Spend the night on the site of Sydney’s first hospital at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, built in 1887, and wake up early for an Anzac Day dawn climb with BridgeClimb Sydney. Not all of Sydney’s historic pubs are in the Rocks – Parramatta’s Woolpack Hotel was established in 1796. Book a weekend in the city staying at Rydges Parramatta or PARKROYAL Parramatta and check out some of the nearby heritage-listed sites like Australia’s oldest public building, Old Government House in Parramatta Park. Another Sydney suburb full of heritage charm Balmain is home to local institution The London, dating back to 1870. In fact, Balmain has the highest pub-to-person ratio in Australia with the historic Dry Dock Hotel, established in 1857, another spot to settle in for the day. Be sure to drive over the picturesque Anzac Bridge on your way to Balmain, named in honour of Australian and New Zealand soldiers. Telling… Read More