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Australia Day extravaganza at Nielson Park

Australia Day Nielson Park
Koby, Rylan and Oakley enjoyed their Australia Day afternoon with their mum Denieka Stevens at the community picnic at Bargara in 2020.

Sand sculptures, thong throwing, live entertainment, a beach barbecue, trackless train rides and more will form part of official Australia Day celebrations at Nielson Park Beach this month.

The Great Australian Bites Railway Picnic event aims to bring the community together from 11 am to 5.45 pm, Thursday 26 January 2023.

Rotary Club of Bundaberg City Daybreak will host the event, working in collaboration with Bundaberg Regional Council and Great Australian Bites, to produce a fun and affordable day out for families.

Rotary president Shane Chung said the organisation was thrilled to be involved and said the community could expect plenty of good times down by the beach.

“There will be entertainment with numerous live bands throughout the day as well as some good old fashioned Australia Day games, different arts and craft stalls and plenty of fun things for the kids!” he said.

“We will also have food vendors serving up a range of culinary treats as well a delicious sausage sizzle cooked none other than by the Rotary Club of the Bundaberg City Daybreak.

“What could be more fun than to come to the beach and enjoy a relaxed, family-fun event for Australia Day, and best of all it's free!”

The 2023 Australia Day event will incorporate live music, roving entertainment, beach activities, picnic hampers and more.

Lifesaver stilt walkers will entertain the crowds, a waterslide for kids will be up and running and there will also be trackless train rides and a turtle sand sculpture competition.

Residents are invited to grab their picnic blankets and chairs to set up for a great day out by the beach for Australia Day.

The event has been made possible via funding through National Australia Day Council, $20,000, and Great Australian Bites (GAB), $16,000.



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