14 Jan True Blue Australia Day Activities
Have a BBQ
A barbeque is a great way to celebrate Australia Day with family and friends. Most of us love a good snag, keep it simple and top it off with some tomato sauce and caramelised onions. If you’re assembling a burger be sure to make it Australian by adding beetroot and pineapple.
Hit the beach
If you’re near the beach, make sure you hit the sand and surf. The beach is a great place to enjoy a range of activities, take down a cricket bat and ball and participate in an Australian pastime; beach cricket.
Pack a picnic
If you’re not a fan of the sand, pack a picnic and head to Lake Awoonga. Try your luck at catching the famed Barramundi, Mullet or Mangrove Jack at Lake Awoonga. Slip into the cool waters for a relaxing dip, leisurely kayak or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.
Visit a national park
There’s nothing more Australian than being surrounded and amazed by its natural flora and fauna. A trip to the Boyne Valley will definitely not disappoint! Spend the day exploring intriguing natural and cultural wonders hidden among a mosaic of woodlands, rainforests and scrublands, take a bushwalk, tackle the four-wheel-drive roads and of course see the remains of a WWII Liberator bomber that crashed at Kroombit Tops National Park in 1945 and lied undiscovered for 50 years.
Some of Australia’s most beautiful destinations aren’t even located on the mainland! The Gladstone Region is no exception, with a wide range of stunning islands just off the coast, such as Curtis Island, Facing Island, Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island.
Dive into Australia’s history
The Gladstone Region is home to many museums and historical sites, they offer the perfect opportunity to discover and learn about the history of this great country and how we got to where we are today.