Kidzone staff lead by example in showing their Aussie pride (from left) Emma Lancaster, Leah Holmes, Lachlan Jones, Lucy Jackson and Emma Pails.
Kidzone staff lead by example in showing their Aussie pride (from left) Emma Lancaster, Leah Holmes, Lachlan Jones, Lucy Jackson and Emma Pails. Chloe Silva

Let the Australia Day celebrations begin

WARWICK locals are enthusiastic about Australia Day and can't wait for the celebrations to start.

With some going away on holiday, others relaxing at home, and a great majority heading to Leslie dam, there is one thing that is certain for most; a good old-fashioned barbecue.

Voyage Fitness employee Nick Kemp is keen for the weekend to begin.

"Australia is the best place in the world to live; I love being Australian," Mr Kemp said.

"Last year we went out to Leslie Dam and went skiing. I'm not sure what's happening this year yet, but I'll probably be having a barbecue and watching the cricket; I'm a huge sports fan," he said.

Teenager Callum Grady will be spending his Australia Day at Leslie Dam with his family.

"We have an exchange student staying with us. This is his first time in Australia so we're trying to give him a really good day," Mr Grady said.

"I love Australia Day more than a meat pie with sauce," laughed Kid Zone Vacation Care coordinator Emma Lancaster.

For Warwick residents staying in town on Australia Day there are plenty of options, starting with breakfast by the river at 8am, the annual cricket carnival and Queens Park celebrations from 4pm, including entertainment, a barbecue, free jumping castle, and face painting.

New citizens will also be officially sworn in later on in the evening with Australia Day awards being presented.

Allora's annual Heritage Show is revving up first thing this morning at the Allora Showgrounds, displaying a wide variety of vintage vehicles.

The Allora duck races, held at 3pm at the Allora Swimming Pool on Monday, are also a highlight of the day and will add to a family day out.



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