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Mount Barney

Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this World Heritage-listed park an outstanding place to visit.
Mount Barney is one of Queensland's highest and most impressive peaks, and is part of the Scenic Rim and Mount Barney National Park. The Park encompasses the largest area of undisturbed natural vegetation remaining in South East Queensland. The mountain's sheer rugged peaks, caves, crevices and steep unforgiving landscape are best suited to experienced bushwalkers and rock climbers. At the base of the mountain, easier tracks can be found taking walkers to pristine rock pools and lush rainforest.

The eastern face of the mountain is a sheer 300 metre cliff, presenting a meaty challenge for the country's best rock climbers. Abseilers also regularly test their mettle on nearby escarpments.

The mountain is home to rare and important species including platypus, kingfishers, Coxen's Fig Parrot, robins, rock wallabies, kangaroos and many birds of prey. Vegetation is varied and includes eucalypt forest, River she-oaks, bottlebrushes, Golden Silky oaks, patches of rainforest and Antarctic Beech Forest.

The mountains and valleys around Mount Barney are the traditional homes of the Mununjali, Githabul and Yugambeh people. The mountain is considered sacred to these people and before European settlement corroborees would be held around the bora ring at the bottom of nearby Mount Ernest.

Accommodation options in the area range from friendly farm stays to cabins and limited camping.

Mt Barney is approximately two hours by car south west from Brisbane via Beaudesert and Rathdowney.

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Paddle Out for Whales

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Free Entry
20 August 2017
Bring you SUP, kayak, blow up toy or home-made raft along to celebrate and encourage whale conservation in Hervey Bay, the whale capital of the world. Creativity is encouraged and the more colourful and quirky the better.

New Year's Eve Hervey Bay

Multiple Locations
Free Entry
31 December 2017
New Years Eve will be held at the Torquay Foreshore (Bill Fraser Park and Ernie Organ Park) from 4pm to 8pm on December 31. This will be a family friendly event with various activities for the kids, Wide Bay Laser Skirmish, live music, markets and food stalls and Firework Finale at 8pm.

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

Multiple Locations
13 August 2017
The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates the sea with Hervey Bay's abundance and variety of wild caught seafood from the pristine waters of the Fraser Coast. Escape for a warm wintery weekend and the ultimate seafood escape at the festival's signature Tastes of the Bay long lunch with Chef Andrew Mirosch or cruise your way around the seafood stands serving an array of seafood dishes headlined by the world famous Hervey Bay scallop along with a variety of prawns and fish by local restaurants and the seafood industry.

Whale Parade and Concert

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Free Entry
19 August 2017
The Whale Festival Parade and Concert is welcoming back motorised floats to this year’s Parade. Trucks, cars, buses and anything else that moves will be covered in lights and colours to the theme of “Harvey and the Gang”.
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