The Gong gets great raps for Oz Day

Thousands of people have flocked to Belmore Basin to celebrate Australia Day.

There are couples, families with young kids, teenagers hanging together. There are people from many nationalities. And there are people from out of town, showing that Wollongong knows how to throw an Australia Day party.

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We asked 10 of the people at that party today what they thought of Wollongong’s party.

Gordana Pazarkoska, Lake Heights:

‘‘It’s been awesome! We just brought the kids out to go on the rides, have lunch here and stick around for the fireworks.’’

 Dawn Northey, Berkeley:

‘‘It’s great, but a bit hot. We’ve just been walking around and the kids have been riding on the rides. It’s good to see the Australian spirit.’’

Gordon Andrews, Bowral:

‘‘It’s been awesome. We’ve just been having a great day.’’

Nicole Cacciola, Berkeley:

‘‘It’s my birthday, so it’s been good. It’s been great out here with the family.’’

Jill Coleman, Wollongong:

‘‘It’s been really good. we’ve been having a great time. we came specifically for the bed race.’’

Darcy Clempson, Mt St Thomas:

‘‘We came to soak up the really friendly atmosphere. We were here last year  but it’s a lot better this year.’’

Roseanne Koosachi, Bathurst:

‘‘It’s hot but there’s never a dull moment. We brought the kids down and they’re in the water now.’’

 Greg Booth, Leumeah:

‘‘It’s great. We’ve been having a lot of fun. There are a lot of things for the kids to do.’’

Daniela Montiro, Kanahooka:

‘‘It’s good. I went on the Shock Wave ride, saw some dancing and singing and we’ll stay around for the fireworks.’’

Rebecca Tabone, Albion Park Rail:

‘‘We’ve only been here since just after lunch but it’s been pretty good.’’

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