Capricorn is set for a cracker Australia Day
Posted on January 19th, 2021
It’s time to gather your cobbers, load the esky with coldies, bust out the good tucker, budgie smugglers, beach cricket, and zinc, and spend a ripper day observing all of the many reasons that we love the true-blue land that we call home.
During the past year of hard yakka, Australia Day in 2021 gives us larrikins even more reason to spend a fair dinkum fun day giving Aussie salute to our lucky country.
From the Keppel Islands to Central Queensland Highlands, check out what’s on across our awesome region…
Great Australia Day Beach Party
Yeppoon Main Beach is set to come to life once again as host of the biggest and best Australia Day events in Queensland. The full day of family fun will deliver a sensational program of entertainment along the Yeppoon foreshore with beach games, market stalls, food vans, amusement rides and a full stage program including fireworks! Gates open at 10:30am with the stage program commencing at midday through until 8:00pm. The Great Australia Day Beach Party even will also be live streamed. For more information, visit www.greataustraliadaybeachparty.com.au.
Keppel Bay Sailing Club – Spinnaker
Grab your mates and get on down to the Spinnaker at Yeppoon Main Beach on Australia Day to indulge in your fix of Strawberry and Mango Daiquiris from 10:00am. While you are there, earn entries in the Great Aussie Getaway. With $8000 in prizes and cash to be won, this exciting promotion will be drawn between 2pm and 5pm on Australia Day. Eat, drink and play at Keppel Bay – www.thespinnaker.com.au.
Great Keppel Island
There is nothing more Aussie than spending an arvo being an absolute bludger and unwinding in what we reckon is the most beautiful place on earth! In just a short 30-minute ferry ride with Freedom Fast Cats or Keppel Konnections, your island adventure awaits. Whether you want to laze under the brolly for the day, perch at the bar with a cocktail at Great Keppel Island Hideaway or discover the surprises of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, there is no better way to celebrate Straya.
Rocky Sports Club
Dig out your best boardies and Aussie pluggers and come and celebrate Australia Day with friends and family at The Rocky Sports Club. Featuring live entertainment from ‘Side Hustle’, all ages are invited to enjoy a BBQ Buffet Lunch (Lunch 12-2pm, Dinner 6-8pm) and take part in the thong throwing competition! For more information, click here.
Great Australian Bites
Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at Kershaw Gardens, Rockhampton from 3pm – 9pm on Tuesday 26th January. Get groovy with a lively music program from home-grown performers while pop-up stalls serve up delicious dishes from local restaurants and popular food vendors. Bring your picnic rug and order a Grazing Box from Gardens Tea Rooms or La Graze. Click here for more information.
The Gardens Tearooms
If you are looking for a more laid-back Australia Day option, why not take the family for a walk around the Botanical Gardens before enjoying breakfast, lunch or an early dinner at The Gardens Tearooms. With beautiful days filled with plenty of sunshine, trade screen time for family time on Tuesday 26th January. Visit www.gardenstearooms.com.au for full menu.
Central Queensland Highlands
Central Queensland Highlands will be spending Australia Day across various locations including Emerald, Springsure, Banana and Blackwater, reflecting on what it means to be Australian. From car shows to thong-throwing competitions, each location will add their individual flavour and style to events, together with the presentation of the annual Australia Day Awards. For more information, visit www.centralhighlands.qld.gov.au.