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Relief for Australia Day revellers as rain comes, goes

Tara Korana, 3, gets her face painted during Australia Day celebrations at Gladstone Marina.
Tara Korana, 3, gets her face painted during Australia Day celebrations at Gladstone Marina. Luka Kauzlaric

THE rain came and went nice and early on Sunday morning so everyone could enjoy their Australia Day activities throughout the region, but people were still calling Gladstone "the windy city" with hats and skirts being clutched all day.

From tractors at Turkey Beach to breakfast in the Boyne, people were out and about with good reason to celebrate.

While some were celebrating being together with family and friends, others were rejoicing that it was a very different Australia Day to last year, when major floods hit the region.

Some celebrations weren't so lucky, with the 'Australia Day on Q' Quoin Island party cancelled due to 40kmh winds and afternoon storm forecasts.

Quoin Island Retreat management apologised for the decision on its Facebook page and offered all party-goers a full refund.

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