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Aurukun

The Shire of Aurukun includes much of the traditional country of the Wik, Wik Way and Kugu people. It has rare and beautiful environmental values. They, as the traditional owners, are very proud of their country. They are also proud of their traditional culture which is strong within their community.

The community of Aurukun is located on the north-west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, 178 kilometres (two and a half hours) by road south of the mining town of Weipa and 811 kilometres (11 hours) from Cairns. Nearly the entire population (99.6 per cent) lives within the township. The shire has an area of 7500 square kilometres and is bounded by the Holroyd River and Pormpuraaw Deed of Grant in Trust lands to the south, Cook Shire and Archer Bend National Park to the east, the Gulf of Carpentaria to the west and Cook Shire to the north. It has about 107 kilometre of Gulf of Carpentaria coastline.

Aurukun has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.

AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a 'restricted area'. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.

Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.

To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.

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Mothers Day High Tea

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 46.50
14 May 2017
Treat Mum to a special High Tea Lunch at this 125 year old Victorian style country house manor. Doors open at 12pm with Mum being welcomed by a glass of sparkling then seated at tables of eight to 10 before partaking in a buffet style High Tea of savoury and sweet delights on silver high tea stands.
From AU$70 - 76.5
1 July 2017
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night and include a three course set dinner, four hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

Historic Leyburn Sprints

Multiple Locations
19 August 2017
The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the twenty-second running! Over 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings.

Winter Long Lunch

Toowoomba Area
From AU$80 - 80
18 June 2017
Join them to for a winter long lunch in the paddock this June to celebrate beef and local produce. They will be raising money for multiple sclerosis research. A cash bar will be available, selling local beer, wine and soft drink.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
20 July 2017
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.
From AU$5.00 - 50.00
23 October 2017
Every year for the last full week in October horsemen and women Australia wide gather for seven days of premier Campdrafting. This uniquely Australian sport involves strong horsemanship skills as man and horse work cattle.
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