Christmas in Australia


In Australia, we celebrate Christmas a little differently compared to our students from all over the world.

The most obvious difference here is the weather, as our Christmas holiday’s fall during the southern hemisphere summer it will not be a white Christmas – unless you count the white sandy beaches!

On Christmas day, its tradition to open presents in the morning and then cook a big lunch/dinner with the whole family in the afternoon.

Boxing Day is my favourite day of the Christmas holiday period.  Boxing Day is usually spent on the beach or close to a BBQ in a park playing games and enjoying drinks in the sun with family and friends.

It is famous for being the first day of the cricket match between Australia and a visiting country, so for Australians there is always a TV close by to watch this test match.

If you are in Brisbane and have no trips planned, we are offering many different trips over the Christmas break.

Christmas Trips


3 Day North Stradbroke Island trip with Shakas tours.  Includes accommodation & food.  Imagine Christmas Eve watching Dolphins at Amity Point, a massive Christmas lunch on the beach with complimentary Santa hats and 3 days of exploring this breathtaking island! ONLY $299

2. BYRON BAY NEW YEARS EVE TRIP 30. December – 2. January

Adventure Dudes 4 day- 3 night Byron Bay adventure tour is the ultimate way to discover Byron Bay! Experience what the iconic beach town is famous for – beautiful beaches, colourful cultures, great nightlife and of course adventure! ONLY $469


  • Fraser Island – Return Transfers from Brisbane – 3 day/ 2 night Fraser Island Tour – 2 nights hostel accommodation in Rainbow Beach ONLY $599
  • Magnetic Island – 3 nights hostel accommodation – Return Ferry Transfers from Townsville – 1 Breakfast – 1 Dinner and drink ONLY $155
  • Whitsundays – Return airport transfer (Proserpine) – 2 day/ 2 night Sailing Tour – 1 nights hostel accommodation in Airlie Beach ONLY $559
  • Cairns Includes: – 1 day trip to the Great Barrier Reef – 1 day trip to Rainforest and Waterfalls – 3 nights hostel accommodation in Cairns (all meals) (breakfast) ONLY $385


From all of us at Langports we wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you can experience it the Aussie way 🙂



Angus Pell, Recreation & Community Engagement Officer – Langports Brisbane


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