Wet Tropics

Mossman, Douglas Area

The Wet Tropics World Heritage property extends from Townsville to Cooktown on the north-east coast of Queensland and covers almost 900,000 hectares. The area is a region of spectacular scenery with fast-flowing rivers, deep gorges, numerous waterfalls and mountain summits providing expansive rainforest views.

One of the largest rainforest wilderness areas in Australia centres around the Daintree River Valley. This is the only area in the world where two World Heritage listed areas meet, the rainforest grows right down to the fringing World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. The area includes the following:
- Daintree National Park
- Barron Gorge National Park
- Wooroonooran National Park

Many different opportunities are provided that allow visitors to experience the Wet Tropics, including luxury accommodation nestled in rainforest; four-wheel-drive tours; bird and crocodile spotting tours. Extensive bushwalking options include the Wet Tropics Great Walk, one of Queensland’s new world-class long distance walking tracks. It extends for 110km highlighting the natural and cultural features of this unique area.

The Wet Tropics is home to 30 percent of Australia’s marsupial species, including the small musky rat-kangaroo, which is the most primitive surviving kangaroo species.
The Wet Tropics also provides habitat for numerous endemic species of both fauna and flora. There are at least 390 species of plants that can be classified as rare or very restricted and of these, 74 are regarded as threatened.

Aboriginal occupation of the area is believed to date back 50,000 years to the earliest human occupation of Australia. The district was a rich environment for the Aboriginal hunter-gatherers who lived there. About 16 different groups occupied the area and the Wet Tropics area continues to hold great significance for the local Aboriginal communities who identify as rainforest people.

Captain Cook Highway
Mossman, Douglas Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gold Coast Film Festival

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From AU$15 - 95
19 April 2017
Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. At the Gold Coast Film Festival, you will be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, anime and the scariest horror films.
27 January 2017
Ring in the year of the Rooster at The Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise! Simply come and dine with them for your chance to win. Prizes include a free cocktail, free chicken wings, a free dessert and discount off at their Rock Shop!
From AU$55 - 65
14 February 2017
Romance your special someone starting with their exclusive Valentine's Day 'Cupid's Kiss' cocktail. Indulge in a delectable set menu of your choice and delight in watching their chefs create your sumptuous dishes from locally grown produce with flair and passion.
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From AU$0.00 - 45.00
16 January 2017
Looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids these January school holidays? Culture Kids offers a range of workshops, shows, free performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Plan an entire day out with a variety of options for mornings, lunchtime and afternoons.

Surfers Paradise Live

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Free Entry
28 April 2017
Surfers Paradise Live is the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise! Held over three days, they're rolling out what they do best; live music! Surfers Paradise Live will showcase a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so no matter where you are in Surfers Paradise you'll hear the sounds of the best raw, live music.

Sand Safari Arts Festival

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3 February 2017
Sand Safari Arts Festival is a major annual event exhibiting bold works of art inspired by sand and sea, from gallery to the beach. Running over three weeks, Sand Safari will feature spectacular, life-sized sand sculptures along Surfers Paradise foreshore and throughout the Gold Coast Sand and Sea Trail inspired by the theme ‘Mystical Creatures of the Deep’, intricately carved by the country’s most talented sculptors as part of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

Viva Surfers Paradise

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Free Entry
7 July 2017
See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as they pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with ten days of free classic entertainment at Viva Surfers Paradise! Viva will dazzle and delight fans with the best tribute artists from around the world gathered in one location to bring back the music of yesteryear.
16 January 2017
Ever wanted to create your own iPhone app? Ever had an awesome idea for a video game? Well now is your chance to do both! In this awesome workshop, kids will learn how to create their own smartphone/tablet game in which they can download onto their device at the end of the camp!
From AU$68 - 68
27 January 2017
They are celebrating the Year of the Rooster over five nights at Waves Restaurant. Indulge in a special buffet featuring an array of Asian inspired dishes and delicacies including live cooking stations of Peking duck and Dim Sum.

Superbowl - The Avenue

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6 February 2017
Come and watch the NFL Superbowl on the massive HD screen. Doors open 9am. Enjoy an all American Menu of Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Burgers, Dogs and Bagels, and American Beers. NFL Balls and snap back caps to be won.
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