Boulia

There are a lot of bush yarns and legends in this Outback country, but the people of Boulia reckon the pick of the bunch are the ones about the mysterious Queensland icon, the Min Min Light. Here is a yarn about the Light they would like to share with you.

It was shortly after the Min Min Hotel was destroyed by fire around 1912, when a stockman had one of the first experiences with the Min Min Light: "About 10pm I was riding to Boulia and passed close to the Min Min graveyard. The night was somewhat cloudy. All of a sudden I saw a strange glow right in the middle of the cemetery. It got bigger until it was the size of a large watermelon. I couldn't believe my eyes as I watched it hovering over the graveyard. I broke into a cold sweat as it started coming toward me. It was too much for my nerves. I dug the spurs into my horse and headed for Boulia as fast as I could go. Every time I looked back the light seemed to be following me. It only disappeared out of Boulia".

To preserve the history and myths surrounding the Min Min Light, the Boulia Shire Council created the Min Min Encounter Complex. You can be apart of the 45-minute show introducing you to characters like Gunna and Bluey who have seen the light!

As Boulia was also apart of Australia's inland sea more than 100 million years ago, you will be amazed by the extensive marine fossil display and the array historical artefacts from early settlers, including machinery, saddlery and hospital instruments. This can all be discovered at the Boulia Stonehouse Museum.

Not to mention that Yellowbelly and redclaw can be found at Parapituri Waterhole, the Police Barracks Waterhole and also in the Burke River.

Boulia is also home to some great Outback Events, Camel racing, third weekend in July, Drag racing, horse-racing and rodeo.

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Herbert Street
Boulia, Boulia Area
Queensland
Australia

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7 June 2017
Cooly Rocks On is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads together for the ultimate party. More than 50 rock'n'roll and rockabilly bands will perform right beside the beach in parks, on outdoor stages, in the streets, and in pubs, clubs and venues throughout Coolangatta and Tweed.

Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold

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7 October 2017
The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is the ultimate ironman challenge held on the Gold Coast. The event is open to the public and consists of a 32.4 kilometre Short Course and a 41.5 kilometre Long Course that can be taken on individually or as a team.
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20 January 2017
Coolangatta’s Beach Volleyball Courts will once again play host to a nationwide event as the U23 Beach Volleyball National Championships hit the Southern Gold Coast. 32 male and 32 female teams will see 128 athletes from Queensland, Australia and New Zealand flock to the region to battle it out on the sand.
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8 April 2017
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Jona Photography Exhibition

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6 February 2017
Jona Photography Exhibition is showcasing the beauty of Australia and it's animals that I've captured through my lens. On the night of the launch I will be displaying canvas and aluminium prints that show the beauty of Australia's coastline, rural scene, Australian animals and even the farm life that we can take for granted.

Swell Sculpture Festival

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8 September 2017
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the fifteenth Swell Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large and small scale works built by distinguished local, national and international artists.
21 September 2017
A royal love triangle, a fight for freedom and the famous 'Triumphal March' will light up the sky when Aida comes to the beach. Fancy a short break on the Gold Coast? Plan it for September and combine days relaxing with a spectacular outdoor production of Aida on Coolangatta Beach in the evening.
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14 March 2017
Join the world’s best surfers at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast for the opening stop on the WSL World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro. This event features the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle across high-performance waves just metres from the beach.
18 January 2017
Red alert! School Holidays are here again - time to get organised! Popular Workshops with LEGO® are the most awesome holiday activity on the Gold Coast! Themes inspired by Space and Star Wars™, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Pokémon and many more!

Australian Open - Bowls

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10 June 2017
After a two sensational events, the World's Biggest Bowls Festival will again hit the sunny Gold Coast in 2017. Last year's event saw the introduction of a number of new ini stoves, which are set to return in 2017, including:
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