On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. Whether you’re in the city, on the coast or in a regional area, there are lots of events that celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.

It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.  Australia day also marks the anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival into Sydney Harbour in 1788.

In 2016, the holiday falls on a Tuesday, and the Western Downs has some cracking events for the locals to celebrate with gusto.

In Chinchilla there will be an Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at the Chinchilla Historical Museum. For those that slept in there will be an Australia Day Family Fun afternoon at the Museum from 2pm.

Dalby will be having an Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony from 6am at the Thomas Jack Park. If you are looking for a lunchtime event, then head to Tara for the free Australia Day Luncheon and Family Fun Celebrations from 12pm at the Showgrounds.

Don’t forget if you are travelling through the region then stop in at Kings Park Accommodation to break-up the trip. On Australia Day our communal barbeques will be ready to fire up for a good ol’ Aussie cook-up. So bring your snags and shrimps, get a cold one from the Bistro and enjoy Australia in the Queensland outback. Call us today for an accommodation quote or to making a booking.