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Bedourie

Bedourie meaning 'Dust Storm' is another historic Outback town, Bedourie started life in the 1880s as a major watering and rest stop for drovers and cattle. Cobb and Co coaches serviced the town.

Bedourie is an Oasis in the Desert. Bedourie is the administration centre of the Diamantina Shire Council. Covering 94690 square metres, it is the second largest shire in Queensland and is twice the size of Denmark. Excellent town facilities include motel, hotel with meals, cabins, caravan parks, restaurant and tavern, general store, fuel and auto services, police station, and a medical clinic.

A particular favourite is the 22 person therapeutic spa with the warm, fresh, crystal-clear water coming directly from an artesian bore. To soak up the historic atmosphere of Bedourie is a 'must do' experience. The Royal Hotel was first licensed in the early 1880s and has since traded continuously.

The famous Bedourie Camp Oven, invented in the droving camps of a bygone era, can still be purchased in town. In contrast to all the history, the modern Simpson Desert Oasis motel, ensuite caravan park and bar offer visitors every convenience.

Just a day trip from Bedourie is the fabulous Diamantina National Park, well known for its fishing (Hunters Gorge), birds, wildlife and scenery. Overnight camping is also permitted.

Bedourie is home to many events. In the second weekend in September, Bedourie hosts its annual race meet as part of the famed Desert Racing carnival. July sees the gymkhana, campdraft and rodeo and all the fun of camel racing draw a large number of sport loving visitors.

Permanent water in the nearby creek means numerous species of birds can be observed at Carcory Ruins. Cuttaburra Crossing is a renowned wetland area, with prolific birdlife.

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25 May 2017
The twenty-ninth Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is set to showcase and celebrate the industry's latest boating and marine innovations on the Gold Coast from May 25 to 28, 2017. The Southern Hemisphere's premier boating festival is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors to an unrivalled display of hundreds of boats and thousands of marine products in one spectacular waterfront location across four days.
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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.
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26 April 2017
The FINA Water Polo World League is the peak international water polo tournament conducted in the southern hemisphere annually. This event will be hosted in Australia for the first time with all the top water polo nations outside of Europe participating including Australia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and USA.
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11 June 2017
The Gold Coast 100 supermarathon hosts the National 100 kilometre championships for Athletics Australia and Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. It is preceded by a Supermarathon Clinic to be conducted on race eve.

Gold Coast Runaway Bay Marathon

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11 June 2017
A boutique marathon of six plus laps of a 6.25 kilometre loop surrounding the award winning Gold Coast Sports Super Centre. The event carries prizemoney, is electronically timed and the course is measured to AIMS standard and listed with the IAAF.

Chinatown Street Markets

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6 May 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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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.

Glams Hair Show

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13 May 2017
Witness the talented stylists from Glams Hair Lounge create theatre with hair. This show will take NightQuarter to another level of high fashion, showcasing the talents of the Gold Coast’s most creative hair stylists.
29 April 2017
Will Anderson is not a middle aged Aussie comedian, he’s an equally talented 19 year old musician who blends modern production with smooth vocals, didgeridoos, guitar and percussion to create a soulful one of a kind sound.
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