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Barcaldine

Barcaldine's charming facade, one that has earned it the tag of 'Garden City of the West', hides tumultuous tales of a controversial past.

In 1891, five years after the railway push into the outback helped to establish the township, Barcaldine became the headquarters of the great shearers' strike. One thousand shearers laid down their blades in a defiant protest that reverberated around the nation and resulted in the formation of the Australia Labor Party and a graziers' group that later evolved into the National Party. An enduring symbol of the strike lives on today in the Tree of Knowledge, the imposing memorial to the famous ghost gum in the town's main street where the strike meetings were held. Unfortunately, the gum itself was poisoned in 2006, but the memorial built around the original stump is a wonderful display of modern art and timber workmanship.

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is a national project commemorating not just these events, which changed the course of the nation's working history, but is a tribute to all Australian working men and women. Set in over five acres of landscaped gardens, it is also home to the Wanpa-rda Matilda Outback Education Centre, which is a unique residential facility for schools and community groups.
Barcaldine is also home to the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats, and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

Barcaldine is situated at the junction of the Capricorn and Matilda (Landsborough) Highways. Many visitors use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore central west Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore.

Barcaldine
Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Queensland
Australia

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Casa Nostra Motel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$100 - 175
Casa Nostra Motel is a brand new motel with large spacious, fully air-conditioned rooms. With a convenient location on the Bruce Highway, they are a perfect stop over for the weary traveller. To ensure you get a good night sleep the rooms are over 100 metres off the highway.

Eurong Beach Resort

Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
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From AU$118 - 270
Eurong Beach Resort, located north of the Sunshine Coast, offers easy access to Fraser Island's famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach, its lakes and rainforests. This makes it the perfect base from which to explore the island.

Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$30 - 205
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays, Australia, you'll discover the wide range of accommodation styles and modern facilities. From camp sites and camp-o-tels, to Deluxe Spa, and Tropical Villas, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing the beautiful Whitsundays and Airlie Beach, or relax in the tropical pool.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$35 - 435
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is truly 'Paradise found' in the Whitsundays. The region's most awarded resort holiday park, it's proudly famous for top quality accommodation from budget to spare no expense, for amazing facilities, including the new multi purpose function room The Palm House, activities and for their incredibly helpful, infectiously happy and caring staff.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$22 - 192
Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of Airlie Beach. Relax in their beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an "over 18 years only" budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.

Rambutan

Townsville City, Townsville Area
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From AU$24 - 209
Rambutan is Australia's first ever resort-style backpacker hostel offering an impressive 58 rooms to accommodate a multitude of travellers in the heart of Townsville. This boutique resort is oozing with character, quaintness and style.

One Oceanview

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$445 - 715
Quality, style and an unrivaled location come together in one of the Whitsundays’ most luxurious residences, all just a short stroll to the centre of Airlie Beach and Abell Point Marina. One Oceanview is a small luxury hotel style accommodation in a private residence set on 1800 square metres of incredible oceanfront land.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
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From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.
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From AU$25 - 240
Lake Monduran Holiday Park is a great holiday destination for those who enjoy big barramundi fishing, boating and kayaking in a family friendly environment. The park is home to the world record barramundi catch.

Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina

Mackay Harbour, Mackay Area
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From AU$189 - 299
The Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina is considered as Mackay's premier hotel. Located on the relaxing waterfront setting of the picturesque Mackay Marina, the hotel is only a short drive from Mackay's city centre and 20 minutes from Mackay Airport and is Mackay's only hotel with marina views over the tropical blue waters of the Coral Sea.
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