Picnic Bay

Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville Area

With a sweeping beach, tranquil setting and the iconic jetty, Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island is a spectacular location to enjoy a relaxing swim, beachside dining or a spot of fishing on the jetty. Snorkel and explore the abundant marine life of Picnic Bay or see what you can spot from above while taking a stroll along the jetty. If you are lucky, you might spot a turtle or a shy dugong.

With a number of shopping, dining and accommodation options, Picnic Bay is well suited to meet everyone's holiday desires and budgets. Enjoy a meal along the beachfront at one of the dining outlets or pack a picnic and find a shady spot to take in the picturesque views!

Picnic Bay is also home to Magnetic Island's only golf course. With breathtaking views and curious wildlife including koalas, wallabies and birdlife, a game of golf on Magnetic Island will be one you never forget.

The two bays either side of Picnic Bay are well worth visiting. Cockle Bay is where you will find the wrecked City Of Adelaide, and Rocky Bay is a local hot spot for sun-lovers and one of the Island's top beaches for swimming and snorkelling.

Picnic Bay
Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island
Queensland
Australia

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6 August 2017
This year will be the tenth year of the annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival - an event that the whole family can enjoy. The Festival provides an unprecedented display of culture including International music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural Information - with up to 65 stalls!

Harrigans Rod and Custom Show

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15 October 2017
Harrigans Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. This hot rod show has developed over the past ten years into the best one day show of it’s type with high-end elite cars competing for bespoke trophies and large prize money in the order of AUD9000 for 2017.
25 May 2017
The boat show with so much more. The not-for-profit Gold Coast International Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event for boat lovers and enthusiasts attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

BeachCare Labrador

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5 March 2017
Come along to BeachCare and lend a helping hand. Never planted a dune plant before? Well here's your chance! They'll also ask you to keep your eyes peeled for any beach litter and help them remove some weeds.
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8 April 2017
Be part of Queensland's most exciting triathlon weekend featuring Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial and ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast - a stage of the World Triathlon Series! Join the fun and participate in this major event as the hype builds up to the 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games.
From AU$1849 - 1849
17 July 2017
Find your favourite 4-Ball golf partner and join them for a warm winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast for the International Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Golf Challenge. Four round, 4-Ball format featuring ambrose, best ball and aggregate stableford competition.

Chinatown Street Markets

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4 March 2017
The Chinatown Street Markets are held in Gold Coast Chinatown along Young and Davenport Streets, Southport. Enjoy a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene with a range of international cuisines available.
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25 February 2017
Hussy Hicks have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own.
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24 February 2017
Bearfoot are a reggae, roots, alternative band from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. They stand for a creative culture and they say they were born to bring a message to the streets. This coming February they are bringing this message to NightQuarter as they play on the main stage in the Paddock.
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7 October 2018
See the world's elite parachutists compete for the title of world champion in the fastest human sport on earth - and above it! Over 45 countries will send their National teams to the beautiful Gold Coast for seven days of skydiving over their magnificent beaches.
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