Entertainment

Welcoming in the new year

by
January 02, 2018

Members of the Padamara Oz Team entertained New Year's Eve revellers at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve.

A cavalcade of transport from vintage and classic cars to the latest in electric Teslas started Mooroopna Rotary Club's 35th New Year's Eve festivities on Sunday night.

Shepparton's Billie Wilson, 16, celebrated New Year with some slow shutter speed photos using her new camera.

Shepparton's Billie Wilson, 16, celebrated New Year with some slow shutter speed photos using her new camera.

Thousands of revellers packed regional towns to see in the new year.

Mooroopna, Nagambie and Cobram were among hot spots, as parades, camping activities and fireworks attracted people from near and far.

The pubs in the usually quiet town of Cobram came alive on Sunday night, as those holidaying along the river ventured in to see what the town had to offer.

Mooroopna attracted thousands for its annual New Year’s Eve Festival at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve.

A street parade and a truck judging competition started the festivities, a taster for the widely lauded fireworks display.

The lakeside town of Nagambie was also a celebratory hot spot, with thousands heading to the main street and to the water, to celebrate.

A carnival was organised in the town centre, after the community worked together to host the best event possible, before fireworks wowed the crowds.

Nagambie Leisure Park manager Debbie Stevens said there were 3000 people staying at the holiday park.

‘‘The fireworks were probably among some of the best displays I’ve seen and the ambience was beautiful for the guests, who have been raving about it since last night,’’ Ms Stevens said.

She said it was great to see tourists come from Seymour, Tallarook and Murchison, and the wider community had done a great job in bringing things together.

‘‘I think they’re nutting out what works best for the community, as well as for the logistics for the amount of people that come to the town,’’ she said.

‘‘I think this year has been a big improvement on previous ones, and the community has done its best in putting it together.’’

By
More in Shepparton News
Login Sign Up

Dummy text