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Keswick Island

Most visitors to Mackay are surprised to learn that one of the southern-most Whitsunday Islands can be visited directly from the Mackay coast.

Keswick Island is situated 32 kilometres from Mackay and is accessible via the water from the Mackay Marina, or by air. Keswick Island has a privately owned airstrip, so it is possible to arrive by plane or helicopter direct from Mackay. Enjoy a day on the tropical island or choose to stay on the island at a welcoming guesthouse.

A spectacular jewel in the Coral Sea, Keswick Island is truly a tropical paradise. Most of the island is national park and sub-tropical rainforest, therefore is home to an abundance of colourful flora and fauna. Many bush walks throughout the island provide the opportunity to gain spectacular views across the Whitsunday water. The island is fringed by white sandy shorelines, with coral reefs within swimming distance, perfect for snorkelling.

The nearby reefs are teeming with marine life, including vibrantly colourful coral gardens. Keswick Island also offers divers a unique experience, as there are three shipwreck sites all from within half an hour of the island to explore. These wrecks are a fascinating piece of the region's history.

Meals and basic grocery needs can be purchased on the island and golf buggies, kayaks and snorkelling equipment are also available for hire.

Humpback whales can be frequently seen around Keswick Island during their annual migration through the Whitsundays between the months of July to September.

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

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This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum.

Happy Birthday Play School

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$0.00 - 12.50
22 June 2017
Come and celebrate with Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima at the exhibition celebrating 50 years of Play School, ABC’s much loved television program. The exhibition Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years was developed by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra in collaboration with the ABC to honour Australia’s longest-running children’s television program and its special place in peoples’ hearts.

In Search of Ancient Queensland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$6.50 - 12.50
22 June 2017
The story of ancient Queensland is written in the rocks and landscapes that form our modern environment and in an outstanding, but incomplete, fossil record that offers tantalising glimpses of the past.

Millinery Fascinator Teen Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$85 - 85
30 June 2017
Create a custom-made sinamay fascinator in this three hour workshop designed for teens. Michelle Jensen is a trade qualified milliner who discovered her passion for millinery when she was living in Mount Isa and attending country race meetings.

Teddy Bears Picnic

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$0.00 - 12.50
1 July 2017
Come and celebrate with Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima who are celebrating 50 years of Play School, ABC’s much loved television program. Join them at Cobb+Co Museum for a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 1 July.

Mulgowie Real Farmers Markets

Mulgowie, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
1 July 2017
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of the local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies set amongst magnificent landscapes.

Silversmithing Workshop - Bangles and Cuffs

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$380.00 - 380.00
8 July 2017
Participants will learn the fundamentals of fabrication and create their own uniquely designed bangles and cuffs. You will use a variety of metals to customise your creations. This workshop is conducted by renowned silversmith, Dan Cox.

Silk Painting Workshop - Introduction

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$345 - 345
15 July 2017
Learn the basics of silk painting and create two scarves and a small artwork for your wall or quilt. Cecile Arndt is an experienced textile artist who uses the medium 'dye on silk’ to create a variety of artwork including wall art, wearable art, soft furnishings, cards, banners, soft wall hangings and patchwork quilting panels.

Leatherplaiting Workshop - Belt or Whip

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$345 - 490
22 July 2017
Learn the basics of the intricate trade of leatherplaiting. Using Kangaroo leather, you will make your choice of an 8 strand whip or a 13 strand belt. Kangaroo leather is often used by Australian leatherplaiters as it is one of the strongest leathers available.
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4 August 2017
Two major events in one great location! The Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo and Queensland Hunting Expo is the region’s largest event of its kind. Over 170 local and regional companies will be involved, displaying thousands of products and services, including the very latest in caravans, camper trailers, motor homes, vehicles and four wheel drives, fifth wheelers, camping gear and accessories.
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