Babinda

The small blue timber building on the corner of Bruce Highway and Monro Street clearly indicates that this community is serious about tourism. This is the official tourist information centre and its location is designed to catch your attention when you enter town.

Many years ago this building was the local police station and was used to dispense local law enforcement. Now it dispenses helpful information on the town and region's many attractions.

This includes the Babinda Boulders, 7 kilometres west of Babinda. Unfortunately they can be very dangerous after heavy rain because the waters become a deadly narrow shute downstream at Devil's Falls.

Closer in, the town itself has many examples of early Queensland architecture in the main street, including the Babinda State Hotel and Post Office. A neat and tidy town, the median strip contains colourful flowerbeds.

Babinda is also known as 'The Umbrella Town' because of the rainfall it receives each year and it proudly displays a sign that acknowledges Babinda winning the 'Friendliest Town' category in the 2001 Tidy Towns Competition.

For a classic example of early Queensland railway architecture, take the time to point your camera at the Babinda railway station building when you are exploring this area.

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22 July 2017
Join them in the Western Downs to witness the majesty that is Opera at Jimbour. In partnership with Western Downs Regional Council, the Queensland Music Festival will once again delight audiences with food, wine, and opera.
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1 July 2017
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.
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22 March 2017
The sustainer of all life on Earth, fresh water is our most precious resource and a basic human right. So, how in this age of endless technological innovation has clean water become a privately owned commodity that only the wealthier of the world can readily access?
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22 March 2017
Climate change, acidification, overfishing, habitat destruction and plastic pollution are the consequences of an ever-burgeoning global population that is threatening our marine environment. As the impact of human industrialisation flows into our oceans, what action can humanity take to counter our own devastating environmental effect?
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24 March 2017
The Apprentice Program is an immersive experience for students in Years 10-12 who are keen to get a taste of real science in action. As an Ecotoxicologist’s Apprentice students will learn to identify and understand risks to the natural environment by various human activities.
19 May 2017
Join some of Australia's friendliest Latin Dancers at the Cape Gloucester Beach Resort for the annual Whitsunday Latin Festival! With numerous workshops over three days, breathtaking performances from professional champion dancers as well as from local performers and two night time parties, this will be a weekend never to forget!
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23 March 2017
The Apprentice Program is an immersive experience for students in Years 10 to 12 who are keen to get a taste of real science in action. The Apprentice Programs are small, hands-on workshops in which scientists, technologists, and innovators educate curious minds on the workings and wonders of their chosen fields.
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21 March 2017
What if a robot could use the world we live in as a canvas to paint on? Throughout history, artists and scientists have worked together to imagine a better world. Sometimes – as in the case of Leonardo Da Vinci – artists have also been scientists, exploring the possibilities of new forms of technology.
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24 March 2017
Meet a university science student or a newly graduated scientist and put them to the test. Do you like studying science? Are you interested in a career in science? Who better to talk to for more information than people currently studying science at university and those who have recently graduated.
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15 April 2017
Come and enjoy the Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, showcasing the unique range of the Mary Valley's finest foods, liqueurs and wines. There will be a great variety of food stalls, gourmet cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings all day.
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