Barefoot Barnaby Joyce cuddles up to his fiancee Vikki Campion in loved-up photos during a family outing to a water park in Queensland
- Barnaby Joyce and family visited as water park on the Queensland coast
- His fiancee Vikki Campion and two children also attended a nearby horse show
- The Deputy PM is travelling around the regions on his re-election campaign
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is making the most of his Easter long weekend on a short getaway with his fiancee Vikki Campion and their two children.
Joyce, 54, and Ms Campion, 37, were on the Queensland coast on Friday where they visited a water park in Gladstone with their sons, Seb and Tom.
The National leader shared pictures in his trademark Akubra hat which sold later that afternoon at a charity auction for $6,100.
Not a bad markup considering he bought it for about $245 in Alice Springs three months ago.
Mr Joyce is travelling around the regions on his campaign for re-election at the polls on May 21 with the Nationals
The couple and their two boys Seb and Tom (pictured) spent the day out at a water park
The proceeds from the auction will go to Youngcare, a charity which provides supported housing for disabled youth.
The hat blew the other auction items out of the water, with a limited edition Queensland jersey from the 2017 State of Origin going for the second highest price at $2,000.
After the auction Mr Joyce and his family attended a Good Friday church service.
On Saturday, Mr Joyce then went to the Paradise Lagoons horse show near Rockhampton.
The major regional camp draft had a record of more than 300 riders and 2,400 horses nominated for entry into events to mark its 20th anniversary year.
Some of the best horsemen in the country attend the annual event to compete for $145,000 in prizemoney and the coveted ‘Gold Camp Oven’ top trophy.
Mr Joyce is almost 20 years Ms Campion’s senior, who was one of his former staffers
The pair reside together with their children in Armidale when Mr Joyce is not in Canberra
The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development also announced funding for a new motorsports complex in Rockhampton.
He had travelled to Queensland from Newcastle where he was touting a $55million upgrade of the Newcastle Airport.
The Nationals are using their multi-billion dollar concessions for signing up to net zero emissions to springboard their election campaign in the regions.
Mr Joyce offered his trademark Akubra hat for sale at a charity event in Rockhampton where it fetched $6,100 (pictured)
Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion in Gladstone on Friday (pictured)
The Coalition budget outlined a ‘record’ regional spend, including almost $18 billion worth of new land transport infrastructure investment.
Mr Joyce has been traversing rural NSW and Queensland, plus the NT, turning sod on coal mines and launching major regional infrastructure projects.
Mr Joyce’s re-election proclamation has been to ‘make Australia as strong as possible as quickly as possible’ amid global uncertainty by boosting exports in sectors like mining and minerals.