OUR TOWN – What’s on Australia Day Weekend (Rockhampton & Gracemere)


Australia Day Mount Morgan @ No 7 Dam

Mount Morgan’s Australia Day Celebrations hosted by Rockhampton Regional Council & Mount Morgan Rotary Club. 9am -12.30pm at the no 7 Dam. FREE children’s rides, ice-creams, BBQ, Lamingtons, Vegemite sandwiches and much more! Pure Gold!

Australia Day 2017 at the Heritage Village

The Rockhampton Heritage Village is the place to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday, 26 January 2017 with a step back in time to the Region’s pioneering days. Gates open at 8am and for the first 500 through the gates, there’s a free sausage sizzle.  The event is supported by Rockhampton Regional Council’s Australia Day Community Events Fund. One of the drawcards for the day is the Heritage Village Australia Day True Blue Bushman’s Beard Competition. If your chin is a distant memory and you could pass for Ned Kelly in a dimly lit bush pub then the Heritage Village wants you! Register on the day to be in the running for a great prize. There will also be categories for best adult fake beard and best child’s fake beard. There is also a Bush Poet’s Breakfast from 7.30am. Enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast while being entertained by Bush Poet Bob Pacey. (Adults $15, concessions $10. Tickets on sale from Pilbeam Theatre Box Office or seeitlive.com.au ). There will also be the crowd pleasing rides on vintage vehicles including vintage cars, stage coach and Bren gun carrier, as well as market stalls and live entertainment. There will be plenty of refreshments with cold drinks and ice blocks expected to be the order of the day. The Rockhampton Heritage Village Australia Day Markets will be held on the Australia Day public holiday, Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 8am to 1.30pm. General entry is $2, with under 14 year olds free. Rides on vintage vehicles are an additional cost. You must wear enclosed shoes while on the rides.  Tickets to the Bush Poets Breakfast are $15 for Adults and $10 for concessions. Bookings essential from Pilbeam Theatre Box Office, phone 4927 4111 or www.seeitlive.com.au.  The Rockhampton Heritage Village is located at 296 Boundary Rd (corner Boundary Rd and Bruce Highway) at Parkhurst just after the Yeppoon Road turn off. Ample off street parking is available off Boundary Road. More information can be obtained from the Heritage Village on 4936 8680.

Australia Day by the Pool @ Korte’s Resort

Australia Day is upon us again!! For 2017 we will be celebrating in style with the band 2HEADS playing from 1pm through to 5pm.  BOOKINGS ARE NOT REQUIRED! Events will be held throughout the afternoon and best Australia Day outfit will win a prize!

We will have our lunch menu with Aussie extra’s including: – Half Kilo of Prawns – Lamb Cutlets – Pizza  – Banga’s and Mash – Hot Dogs – Pavlova – Lamintons  Don’t forget your swimmers and towel…

11am-5pm @ Korte’s Resort, 984 Yaamba Road, Rockhampton, Queensland


CQ Eat Street – Rockhampton

CQ Eat Street #4 again returns to the Rockhampton Showgrounds in January! Amazing food and drinks, live entertainment, rides, face painting plus market stalls!  Come along and enjoy an evening under the stars in one of our many seating areas. You can also bring along a picnic blanket and enjoy the live music on the lawned area in our relaxed, family friend venue.  We will also have Australia Day Celebration games including:  Best Dressed and Best Zinc Comp Up In Smoke Barbecue Snag Eating Comp FunTime Amusements Bull Riding Comp  Plus check out what special Australia Day themed items our foodies will have available to celebrate! 

5pm – 9pm @ Rockhampton Showgrounds, Exhibition Road, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700