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Sapphire

Can you guess what kind of precious stone is found in the town of Sapphire? Since the late 1800s fossickers have been finding these beautiful blue gemstones in the fields surrounding the town and now visitors can also try their luck. The region is home to one of the richest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere.

Join a half day or full day tour to learn more about the town's opulent history and then go searching for treasure at 'Graves Hill' or 'Big Bessie'. If your fossicking doesn't pay off, you can always pick up a sapphire of your own in one of the gift shops. Other highlights in the area include the 'Big Ring', 'Big Spanner' as well as the 'Big Pick and Shovel'.

Sapphire
Sapphire, Central Highlands Area
Queensland
Australia

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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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