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Lockhart River

Lockhart River was originally an Anglican Mission, relocated from 'Old Site' south of Cape Direction, to its present location on Quintell Beach. This community is most famous for the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of artists working from a small studio here.

Contemporary Aboriginal artwork is sold internationally for many thousands of dollars. Visit the studio and see the work assembled for exhibition to the United States and other parts of Australia. You can even try to buy works before they are shipped south - or overseas. Look out for artists who are making a name on the international scene - Rosella Namok, Silas Hobson and Fiona Omeenyo.

Lockhart River is a coastal community with a barge ramp on Quintell Beach serviced by supply vessels regularly. While the community has a well-stocked supermarket and there's both petrol and diesel available, you'd be wise to not let the days slip away from you when travelling. Fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products are limited to the arrival of the supply vessel.

A National Park Ranger station is on the outskirts of Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council area. Within the community you'll find medical facilities and a police station.

Lockhart River has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.

AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a 'restricted area'. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.

Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.

To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.

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Kuranda - Easter In the Park

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15 April 2017
On Easter Saturday it will be raining chocolate eggs in Kuranda when the village hosts its annual Easter in the Park celebration treating everyone to a day of free family fun

Kuranda Festival

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22 October 2017
This year the Kuranda Festival theme is once again "A Circus Comes to Town". Lots of free fun and activity for the whole family. Activities include Bash of the Barron River Raft Race, German sausage competition, Poets breakfast, ice-cream eating competition, face painting, jumping castles, street performers, magic shows, and art displays and the Barron River Crocodile swim!
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20 August 2017
This 64 kilometre point-to-point race is incorporated in the Mowbray National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Teams of 2-4 runners can also complete the full course. It starts just off Kennedy Highway in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and over picturesque creeks.

Three Marathons in Three Days

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7 July 2017
The Three Marathons in Three Days is a staged trail race in the tropical rainforsets of Far North Queensland. It is run over three consecutive days over three different courses. This is the sixth year of the race that is held on the Atherton Tablelands.
5 September 2017
The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cairns will see the world’s best cross country and downhill riders hit Tropical North Queensland to compete for the titles at Smithfield Conservation Park, James Cook University.
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