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Ingham

Where can you discover a taste of Italian life in Townsville North Queensland?

With more than half Ingham's population being of Italian descent it isn't surprising that the township is often referred to as "Little Italy". Settled in 1864, Ingham is the heart of the local sugar cane industry, where many Italian migrants came to work, and has one of the largest sugar mills in Australia. The annual Australian-Italian Festival in August brings thousands of visitors to the town to enjoy Italian wine, cuisine, music and culture. Today, the town is just over an hour's drive from Townsville and offers a unique collection of culture, fresh produce and vast green landscapes.

Upon arrival in Ingham be sure to visit the TYTO Wetlands and Information Centre. This location is a bird lover's paradise with the wetlands walk providing easy viewing of more than 230 different bird species including the Eastern Grass Owl. Enjoy an early morning or late afternoon walk when hundreds of agile wallabies come out to graze.

Just a short drive southwest of Ingham provides an opportunity to discover the awe-inspiring Wallaman Falls, Australia's highest permanent single drop waterfall. Forming part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, Wallaman Falls sits amongst the beauty of the lush green rainforest. Take in the views from above at the look out, or venture a little closer by taking the walking track to the base. Either way, Wallaman Falls is a great location to enjoy a picnic lunch and to discover the local wildlife.

A little further north of the town is the pristine Hinchinbrook Island, a nature lover's paradise. The region includes many recreational National Parks and State Forests with some of the oldest rainforests on earth and many endangered plants and animals. Keep an eye out for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly and the rare and ancient cassowary bird. Enjoy exploring in the cooler months from April to September.

Ingham
Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Queensland
Australia

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1 July 2017
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

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24 June 2017
Eat Local Week is a showcase of the people and produce of the Scenic Rim. Experience the food and wine of this fertile region, which produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes.

Homespun Bazaar

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28 October 2017
Homespun Bazaar is a music festival and market event, focused on all things handmade and homegrown which is set to be full of colour, sound, smells and interesting things to see and do. All in the beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim's Kooralbyn Valley.
27 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
20 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
3 June 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
13 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.

A World Apart

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27 May 2017
The Scenic Rim is a farming and national park region just to south of Brisbane, and is the setting for "A World Apart - not just a food and wine festival". Follow the experiences on the wooden signposts to discover local food and wine, beautiful gardens and mountain views.
6 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
17 June 2017
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering is a event showcasing the iconic Clydesdale Horse, celebrating the traditions and heritage of 'the breed that built the nation' and a celebration of the rich Scottish heritage and history in the region.
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