Cairns

As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture.

Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.

Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.

After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show.

Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels.

The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure.

Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands.

Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.

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17 March 2017
In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.

CRT Farmfest

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6 June 2017
CRT FarmFest is Queensland’s premier primary industry field days. Showcasing over 2,000 companies and attracting over 60,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. This is one of the fastest growing and successful field days in Australia.
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15 September 2017
The Heritage Bank Live Concert series is held in conjunction with the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival. One ticket gets you entry into both the Festival and the Live Concert Series so you can enjoy fine food and wine while being entertained by the most exciting and diverse line-up in the Festival's history.

Parkland Entertainment

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15 September 2017
You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop-funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz or soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock.
15 September 2017
A signature event of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival. Find out why the world is beginning to lick its lips over Southern Queensland Country produce. It's simply world-class and you can sample the latest offerings while losing yourself in a vibrant festival atmosphere.
29 April 2017
Relive history with the working horse exhibitions and displays of heavy horses in action. Held at the Gatton Showgrounds, today's Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron and Australian Draft breeds all have ancestral roots that stem back to first settlers.

Anzac Day at the Woolshed

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25 April 2017
Commemorate Anzac Day at the Woolshed on Monday, 25 April. Enjoy a wonderful day of activities to remember the soldiers and enjoy the true Aussie spirit with friends and family. Billy tea, damper and camp oven stew will be available on the day.

Australia Day at the Woolshed

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26 January 2017
Celebrate Australia Day 2016 at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.   What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.   Both powered and non-powered camping is available on-site.

Grand Central Floral Parade

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16 September 2017
Now in its 68th year, this famous Parade winds its way through the heart of the city to Queens Park to the sounds of live bands. The city heart beats as street performers, carnival characters, and stilt walkers escort the stunning floral floats on their journey.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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15 September 2017
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring floral parade, food, wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at their iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival, Heritage Bank Live Concert Series, Kids Day Out and many more.
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