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Fraser Coast Region

Queensland's Fraser Coast unites two World Heritage icons - Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef - and offers some of the best natural experiences on earth including amazing encounters with humpback whales.

Walk through untouched ancient rainforests growing out of sand and swim in pristine freshwater lakes on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.

Take a scenic flight to the start of the Great Barrier Reef and step off the beach into an unrivalled, magical world of coral and marine life as you snorkel alongside giant manta rays and turtles.

The calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay are a natural playground for thousands of majestic Humpback Whales - providing the world's best , and closest, whale encounters. Hervey Bay is also an aquatic paradise - perfect for year round swimming, diving, water sports and fishing.

Soak up the wonderfully vintage feel of Maryborough where fascinating heritage comes to life in stunning architecture, museums, costumed guides, quirky tours, boutique cafes and antique stores.

Experience the diverse marine life and beauty of the Great Sandy Strait, with a stunning coastline of pristine, white sandy beaches and charming seaside villages stretching from Burrum Heads to Rainbow Beach.

Discovery the tranquil natural beauty of the Fraser Coast hinterland with its national parks, rainforests and the beautiful Mary River. Visit quaint townships such as Howard, Tiaro and Bauple - the original home of the Macadamia Nut.

As part of the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere, the Fraser Coast's unique and diverse natural attractions are officially recognised in the same class as the Galapagos Islands and Central Amazon.

With incredible eco-experiences, heart racing adventures, fascinating history, inspiring art and culture, and tantalising local food and wine - the Fraser Coast truly is where nature comes alive.

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6 August 2017
This year will be the tenth year of the annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival - an event that the whole family can enjoy. The Festival provides an unprecedented display of culture including International music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural Information - with up to 65 stalls!

Harrigans Rod and Custom Show

Multiple Locations
15 October 2017
Harrigans Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. This hot rod show has developed over the past ten years into the best one day show of it’s type with high-end elite cars competing for bespoke trophies and large prize money in the order of AUD9000 for 2017.
From AU$55 - 200
11 June 2017
The Gold Coast 100 supermarathon hosts the National 100 kilometre championships for Athletics Australia and Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. It is preceded by a Supermarathon Clinic to be conducted on race eve.

Gold Coast Runaway Bay Marathon

Multiple Locations
From AU$110 - 130
11 June 2017
A boutique marathon of six plus laps of a 6.25 kilometre loop surrounding the award winning Gold Coast Sports Super Centre. The event carries prizemoney, is electronically timed and the course is measured to AIMS standard and listed with the IAAF.
From AU$75 - 75
8 April 2017
Be part of Queensland's most exciting triathlon weekend featuring Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial and ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast - a stage of the World Triathlon Series! Join the fun and participate in this major event as the hype builds up to the 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games.

Chinatown Street Markets

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
6 May 2017
The Chinatown Street Markets are held in Gold Coast Chinatown along Young and Davenport Streets, Southport. Enjoy a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene with a range of international cuisines available.
From AU$1849 - 1849
17 July 2017
Find your favourite 4-Ball golf partner and join them for a warm winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast for the International Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Golf Challenge. Four round, 4-Ball format featuring ambrose, best ball and aggregate stableford competition.

Nicole Parker-Brown

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From AU$3 - 3
25 March 2017
Nicole Parker Brown- Nicole and her band repertoire of kitchy and classic Jazz and Blues always get the crowd grooving, and this is without a doubt what will be going on this January when Nicole Parker Brown hits the main stage in The Paddock!
From AU$3 - 3
31 March 2017
Emerging from the sand with a salty-face is the Triple J unearthed indie band Shag Rock. The salty-faced and Brissy-based boys came together in high school recording some smashing singles. Their single “Sunbleached Girl” catchy lyrics and mellow beats will leave you in chill vibes or the rest of the night.
From AU$3 - 3
23 March 2017
Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW Australia. Originally formed as a studio project in 2012, they released the Shade of the Sea EP, followed by their debut album ‘Leisure Coast’ on Spunk Records in 2013.
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