Charleville

Immortalised in Slim Dusty's song by the same name, Charleville is the largest town in Queensland's south west and is a hub for visitors and pastoralists alike. In the heart of 'mulga country', Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in history, flora and fauna. Meander along the Charleville Heritage Trail to see some impressive examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town. The Save the Bilby Fund, at the National Parks Research Station, is worth a visit for an up close and personal experience with Australia's most famous endangered marsupial.

Speaking of up close and personal, the Cosmos Centre provides an intimate look at our night sky, and with the outback's low residual light, there's no better place to do so. If you time your visit with the Charleville Campdraft, one of the region's largest, you'll be able to see skillful demonstrations of timeless bush horse skills as riders and their horses work together to guide cattle through a timed course. Charleville also holds a rodeo, where cowboys and girls conquer their fears to ride wild and powerful beasts.

Gazetted in 1868, Charleville was named after a town in Ireland where the government surveyor of the day once lived. Rail transport from Brisbane reached the town in 1888 and is still in use as a passenger line today.

Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. On the subject of transport, Qantas scheduled its first fare paying passenger service from Charleville to Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton, back in 1922.

Charleville is home to south west Queensland's largest Royal Flying Doctor Service base that serves remote communities as far afield as Birdsville, 900 kilometres to the west.

Charleville
Charleville, Murweh Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gold Coast Film Festival

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From AU$15 - 95
19 April 2017
Walk the red carpet on opening night alongside actors, filmmakers and film crew. Learn from Australia's leading producers, writers and directors in intimate seminars and workshops. At the Gold Coast Film Festival, you will be captivated by internationally acclaimed dramas, comedies and genre films, locally made indie gems, engaging documentaries, family features, anime and the scariest horror films.
27 January 2017
Ring in the year of the Rooster at The Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise! Simply come and dine with them for your chance to win. Prizes include a free cocktail, free chicken wings, a free dessert and discount off at their Rock Shop!
From AU$55 - 65
14 February 2017
Romance your special someone starting with their exclusive Valentine's Day 'Cupid's Kiss' cocktail. Indulge in a delectable set menu of your choice and delight in watching their chefs create your sumptuous dishes from locally grown produce with flair and passion.
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16 January 2017
Looking for the perfect way to entertain the kids these January school holidays? Culture Kids offers a range of workshops, shows, free performances and activities the whole family can enjoy. Plan an entire day out with a variety of options for mornings, lunchtime and afternoons.

Surfers Paradise Live

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28 April 2017
Surfers Paradise Live is the biggest music festival to hit Surfers Paradise! Held over three days, they're rolling out what they do best; live music! Surfers Paradise Live will showcase a diverse, eclectic mix of music genres with multiple stages throughout the precinct, so no matter where you are in Surfers Paradise you'll hear the sounds of the best raw, live music.

Sand Safari Arts Festival

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3 February 2017
Sand Safari Arts Festival is a major annual event exhibiting bold works of art inspired by sand and sea, from gallery to the beach. Running over three weeks, Sand Safari will feature spectacular, life-sized sand sculptures along Surfers Paradise foreshore and throughout the Gold Coast Sand and Sea Trail inspired by the theme ‘Mystical Creatures of the Deep’, intricately carved by the country’s most talented sculptors as part of the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.

Viva Surfers Paradise

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7 July 2017
See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as they pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with ten days of free classic entertainment at Viva Surfers Paradise! Viva will dazzle and delight fans with the best tribute artists from around the world gathered in one location to bring back the music of yesteryear.
16 January 2017
Ever wanted to create your own iPhone app? Ever had an awesome idea for a video game? Well now is your chance to do both! In this awesome workshop, kids will learn how to create their own smartphone/tablet game in which they can download onto their device at the end of the camp!
From AU$68 - 68
27 January 2017
They are celebrating the Year of the Rooster over five nights at Waves Restaurant. Indulge in a special buffet featuring an array of Asian inspired dishes and delicacies including live cooking stations of Peking duck and Dim Sum.

Superbowl - The Avenue

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6 February 2017
Come and watch the NFL Superbowl on the massive HD screen. Doors open 9am. Enjoy an all American Menu of Buffalo Wings, Ribs, Burgers, Dogs and Bagels, and American Beers. NFL Balls and snap back caps to be won.
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