Australia Day happens every year on January 26 and is celebrated with flag raising, citizenship oaths, barbecues, back yard cricket and get togethers with family and friends (read our blog here about some of the options). But there’s also a slight madness to the day as well in some parts of the country with cane toad racing, belly flop competitions and even cockroach racing – yes we kid you not.
This year I got back down to Brisbane’s Story Bridge hotel to witness the madness that is Australia Day in the Queensland capital. I’m a bit late posting these photos, but if you’re in Brisbane ever around Australia Day, you might like to head to the merriment that takes place down at the Story Bridge hotel when cockroaches are raced across the hallowed turf outside the pub.
Here are some scenes from the 2012 event:
All images are by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com