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Daintree

Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north.

This is the home of the world's oldest surviving rainforest with examples of plant species that existed millions of years ago. Be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools.

Winding for 140 kilometres, the Daintree River is one of the longest rivers on Australia's east coast providing diverse habitats for many species. Cruise along it to spot prehistoric crocodiles and colourful birds or join a fishing charter to haul in a mighty barramundi.

Guided walks, Four Wheel Drive or Eight Wheel Drive tours also give an insight into this special environment. Sir David Attenborough described the Daintree rainforest as extraordinary after a recent visit filming in the area, telling viewers around the world he was particularly impressed with the region's diverse birdlife.

Daintree village has a number of eateries, artists' studios, local souvenir shops and a general store with a post office, bottle shop and information and tour booking centre. It is the last stop-off before the Daintree River Ferry which takes you across the river even deeper into the Daintree rainforest.

Choose to stay in a discreet eco-resort, amazing tree house, join the fun crowd at a backpacker resort or get to know the locals at an intimate bed and breakfast. Venture out at night when the rainforest puts on a spectacular show with mammals emerging for midnight feasts, bush turkeys hosting noisy parties and frogs providing the rainforest chorus.

Daintree, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

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Blackbutt Avocado Festival

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9 September 2017
The small rural Queensland town of Blackbutt comes alive in September for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival. The Festival celebrates all things Blackbutt, in particular, their bloomin’ beautiful Blackbutt avocados -the sweetest and finest avocados you will ever find.

The Waterhole Rocks

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19 October 2017
The Nanango A. P. and M. Society Incorporated, (The Nanango Show Society) is presenting the 6th Annual Waterhole Rocks Rock n Roll Campout weekend. The program for this event is actually a combination of three events all combined into one.

Wondai Street Sprints

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10 June 2017
Following the inaugural Wondai Street Sprint held in 2016, their next event in 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held on a brand new asphalt track provided by the South Burnett Regional Council and run from a safety perspective under the banner of C.

Burrandowan Picnic Races

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From AU$25 - 25
13 May 2017
You've heard about the great time to be had - so why not join them and treat yourself to a day of true bush racing and country hospitality. The first race begins at 1pm, you will have already made new friends and set up your position for the day with old ones.

Heritage Nanango Country Muster

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From AU$20 - 45
7 September 2017
Nanango Show Society holds its annual Country Muster featuring traditional Australian Country Music on the second weekend in September. It's four days full of country music, poetry, gospel and all those things that make the Australian Bush lifestyle great.
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