Poatina's Australia Day Family Festival captures the true Australian spirit with FREE festival activities. From face painting to kids crafts, jumping castle, stilts, Thomas train rides, live music, BBQ - there will be something for everyone. It begins with a Parade and flag raising ceremony. The ceremony includes singing in some of Aussie’s favourite songs, the Granny Smith story, Special Guests, raising the flag and enjoying tea and damper as the Free Community Festival begins. Another highlight is the Southern Cross Great Wheelbarrow Race where competitors battle it out in a 4km race through bushland, creeks and hills, while pushing a passenger in a wheelbarrow! Fantastic prizes are included! Teams in the Great Wheelbarrow Race are made up of 4. Entry is free.