From the Southern Cross to the Green and Gold, there is plenty to celebrate this Australia Day
On Saturday, January 26, slap on the zinc sunscreen and celebrate all that’s good about living Down Under.
Enjoy delicious food at countless cafes, restaurants, pubs and other eateries in Toowoomba and the surrounding region.
Participate in activities like a flag–raising ceremony, whip cracking demonstrations, horse and cart rides, billycart races, cross–cut saw competitions, face painting, and more.
Join any of the free council–run Australia Day celebrations in the region, including the ones at Picnic Point, Cambooya, Clifton, and Pittsworth, and applaud the Australians of the Year and other awards recipients.
Light the barbecue and spend the day with family, or go pub–hopping and let yourself cut loose.
For many, Australia Day is a contentious subject and not all Australians celebrate the day.
Whether you do or don’t, we can all agree there is much to love about Australia.
With pink lakes, a human population outnumbered by kangaroos, prehistoric birds and reptiles, poisonous plants, a cattle ranch larger than Israel, a city founded by Batman, and the world’s second longest highway, Australia is certainly a unique place to call home.
The people here have a love for sport, chicken salt, pokie machines, sports betting, and the Sunday session, rivalled only by their love for a sausage sizzle and ‘chucking a sickie’.
Words are shortened — Maccas, brekkie, arvo and rego, to name a few. Beetroot features heavily on everything. Boasting one of the longest coastlines in the world, the red interior, tropical rainforests, pastures, and rolling hills, Australia’s natural beauty will leave you breathless.
All this makes Australia worth celebrating it for what it is: home.
THE THINGS THAT MAKE AUSTRALIA GREAT, MATE!