Chinchilla

Situated 81-kilometres west of Dalby along the Warrego Highway in the Darling Downs is the Melon capital of Australia, Chinchilla - producing 25 per cent of the country's watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons. It's no wonder why there's fruit spare for the annual melon skiing, bungee and pip spitting competitions held every second February.

Visitors also flock to Chinchilla by the dozen to try their hand at fossicking the Chinchilla Red petrified wood. Licences can be purchased from the visitor information centre, where you're encouraged to settle in with a Devonshire tea and freshly-made scones on the verandah.

Stroll the main street lined in native cypress pines and dabble in the nearby cultural centre, art gallery and historical museum loaded with steam engines and saw mill artefacts. Step it up a notch on the local bushwalking trails and tourist district drives, detouring along sidetracks lined in unique Chinchilla White Gum (Eucalyptus argophloia).

Experience the night sky and stars from within a swag on the banks of the Condamine River and Charleys Creek, and throw a fishing line at the Chinchilla Weir for (almost) guaranteed freshwater golden perch and jewfish.

Chinchilla
Chinchilla,
Queensland
Australia

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Cardwell UFO Festival

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13 May 2017
The Cardwell UFO Festival highlights the extra-terrestrial activities around Cardwell. This annual event begins on Saturday morning with a monster market day filled with family fun activities and visitors from throughout the Universe.
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29 April 2017
The Battle of the Coral Sea is celebrated annually in Cardwell and commemorates an air and naval battle fought between the Japanese Imperial Navy and US and Australian Naval and Air Forces at a critical stage of the Second World War, from 4 - 8 May 1942 .
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3 September 2017
Ona Mission Multisport Adventure weekend - paddle, run, paddle, bike, run - Mission Beach and Dunk Island, Tropical North Queensland. Set amongst two World Heritage areas - the event course is sensational!

Mission Beach Monster Market

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16 April 2017
The Monster Market at Mission Beach is held at Marcs Park, a tremendous location on a grassed sports field with a large undercover area and on the same site as Mission Arts. Markets operate between 7.

Mission Beach Markets

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5 March 2017
Held on the first and third Sunday of each month with between 60 and 90 stalls, the Mission Beach Market is held in the park opposite the Hideaway Caravan Park in Porter Promenade. Markets operate between 7.
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