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Eungella

An hour west of Mackay, in the rainforest-clad mountains lies Eungella National Park and the township of Eungella, at the head of the Pioneer Valley. Australia's longest, oldest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, ranging over 51,700 hectares, the park draws its name from an Aboriginal word meaning 'Land of the Clouds'.

Thousands of years of isolation have allowed the rainforest to nurture an abundance of native life such as the platypus, and is one of the very few places in Australia to spot this shy creature in its natural environment. Be at Broken River's platypus viewing platform at sunrise and sunset for a chance to spot this furry creature.

22 kilometres of existing bushwalking tracks, plus the Mackay Highlands Great Walk, offer increasing access with varying degrees of difficulty and breathtaking views. Eungella has a rich cultural history of gold mining, timber, dairying and tourism. Much of Eungella's history can be discovered on information boards along the Sky Window walking track, which has wheelchair access.

More than 200 bird species have been recorded throughout Eungella National Park, including the Eungella Honeyeater. It is also home to the Gastric Brooding Frog and the Orange-sided Skink plus many other rare natives.

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Blackbutt Avocado Festival

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Free Entry
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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From AU$20 - 30
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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