WAGGA Beach was scattered with families, friends and fur-babies on Easter Sunday as they lapped up the sunshine and took a dip.
For many, the public holiday was a welcome excuse to relax by the water, while others made the most of time spent with family.
Gladstone man Leigh Twiner made the trip from up north to spend the holiday with his granddaughters in Wagga.
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"We travelled down from Queensland just in the nick of time with all the COVID-19 stuff going on up there," he said.
"We left the day before the lockdown rules came into play so were very lucky.
"It's lovely to be able to spend the holiday with our granddaughters and enjoy the break."
Wagga Dad Danny Connolly also enjoyed the time with family, taking his four children for a swim.
"I'm just grateful to spend this time with our family and for everything we've got," he said.
"It's a beautiful day too, just perfect weather."
Mr Connolly's daughter Zara, 10, shared her joy after getting a visit from the Easter Bunny.
"The Easter Bunny came which was super exciting, we got a big chocolate bunny and lots of eggs," she said.
Easter was a time of learning new skills for one Wagga family, with mum Emma Johnson saying they got creative in the kitchen.
"We made hot cross buns for the first time this morning after breakfast, they turned out great," she said.
"We've picked our own strawberries too out at the strawberry farm, so it's been a great day."
But the afternoon was looking a little more relaxed, according to Mrs Johnson.
"The kids were up at ten to five this morning ready for the Easter Bunny, so we'll have a quiet afternoon and enjoy some prawns for dinner," she said.
Fellow Wagga mum Joanne Leary was simply happy to be surrounded by family.
"We're just enjoying the time together with family and friends, it's nice to have everyone in the one spot," she said.
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