Ultimate guide to Australia Day Celebrations along the Tropic of Capricorn

You’ll enjoy more than snags on a sanga or sauce on a pie! With this range of options, Australia Day is shaping up to be Beaut mate!

Grab your best singlet and thongs, plaster yourself in temporary tattoos of the Aussie Flag and check out these options for fun, food and festivities.

Fair Dinkum Beach Party

Like Vegemite and toast, the beach and the Australian lifestyle go hand-in-hand. The main beach of Yeppoon comes alive with a fun filled action packed, Australia Day party. The celebrations kick off at 7am with a fun run, market stalls open at 8am and there’s entertainment throughout the day, a sand sculpting competition, ice cream licking competition – yum! And to top it all off 7:20pm Fireworks! Finish of the day by downing a cold drink or two while listening to live music at the Strand Hotel across the road.
Saturday 26th January 7am-8pm. Yeppoon Main Beach.

Program of the day’s festivities can be found here


Great Aussie Bites

Start the day’s celebrations with a hearty Aussie breakfast – for free! Central Highlands has many Australia Day celebrations taking place starting with a delicious community breakfast at these locations:
Blackwater Civic Centre – 8am
Emerald Town Hall – 7am
Springsure Hall – 7am
Tieri Lions Park – 8am

For more information contact 1300 242 686


Beach cricket – Island style

With soft sandy beaches perfect for a game of cricket, Great Keppel Island is a natural place to celebrate our National Day. With a dress code of boardies and bare feet, it’s perfect for relaxing and swimming. Grab your friends, your family and a picnic lunch and make a day of it.


Aussie songs and circus stunts in the gardens

Join in the Australia Day celebrations at Kershaw Gardens at the Great Australian Bites. There’s an Aussie song competition, backyard cricket, circus stunt show, food and with a lively music program sure to keep you and the family entertained throughout the afternoon.

Saturday 26 January 2019 3 pm – 8 pm. Kershaw Gardens, Moores Creek Road, Rockhampton.


Bull riding, fundraising and fun

At the Great Western Hotel, the fun kicks off at 7pm. This Australia Day event is to help raise funds to offer youth Bull Riders as Scholarships to attend the Youth Bull Riding World Final in Abilene Texas USA in 2019.


Poolside tunes

Chill out and head to Korte’s Resort for a fun filled Australia Day! Pool side music from 11am to 5pm by PCS Entertainment. Food available ALL day. Family friendly event


Mud crab races and thong throwing competitions

Grab your beach shirt, hat and thongs and head to Rocky’s home of the Mud Crab Races, the Frenchville Sports Club for their huge Australia Day Beach Party. With free live entertainment and over $15,000 in Cash and Prizes to be won, there is fun and games for the whole family. Whether it’s cheering on your favourite Mud Crab, throwing a thong or diving into the BBQ buffet lunch, they’ve got you covered.



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