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Taroom

The tell-tale sign that you’ve arrived in Taroom is the Steel Wings windmill at the northern entry to town. Manufactured around the turn of the 20th Century, the windmill is a rare commodity, being only one of two known windmills of its type still in working order.

The landmark says a lot about the town. Taroom is steeped in early European history and built on primary industries – first sheep, now cattle and grain.

The region opened up to settlers in the 1840s with the northern exploits of early explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. The good doctor took a liking to the place while camped by the Dawson River, carving his initials and year date – LL 1844 – into the bark of a coolabah tree. The initials long since gone – in somewhat controversial circumstances – the tree still stands pride of place in the main street, which is as it happens, the Leichhardt Highway.

A pleasant walk up the hill takes you to Gilbert’s Lookout, named after Leichhardt’s companion who met a violent end here.

Across town in Yaldwyn Street, Leichhardt Park is the site of Leichhardt’s memorial. The park is dedicated to the region’s native flora with weeping bottle brush, flaxleaf paperbark, lemon scented gum, swamp mahogany and bloodwood found throughout the grounds. The exception is a single Aleppo Pine, seeded from Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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Taroom, Banana Area
Queensland
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Abbey Medieval Festival

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From AU$40 - 40
8 July 2017
Find you Medieval Magic! Australia's largest Medieval Event, experience Medieval times up close and personal, hold a Bird of Prey, meet a Jouster, hear the clash of swords, taste the medieval foods and delight in the colour and pageantry of the dark ages.

Redcliffe KiteFest

Multiple Locations
26 August 2017
Get swept away at the 2016 Redcliffe KiteFest. Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky. Featuring a program bursting with fun for the whole family, event patrons both young and old will be enthralled with the entertainment and activities on offer.

Farm Fantastic Expo

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From AU$10 - 10
30 June 2017
Queensland's best rural trade and retail event. Farm Fantastic is one of Queensland’s largest rural, farming, agriculture, livestock and lifestyle Expos! This event features hundreds of displays from local and national companies and attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually.
20 August 2017
After a huge year hosting the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs, the TreX Series is back and ready to explode into the 2017/18 triathlon season with an even bigger and more action-packed season with no less than seven ‘not to be missed’ events across the country, including:
24 March 2018
After a huge year hosting the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs, the TreX Series is back and ready to explode into the 2017/18 triathlon season with an even bigger and more action-packed season with no less than seven ‘not to be missed’ events across the country, including:

Last Cowboy Standing

Multiple Locations
15 July 2017
Professional Bull Riders Australia presents the Last Cowboy Standing competition. Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt.

Elvis The Wonder of You Tour

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From AU$83.30 - 83.30
1 June 2017
Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You is a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley™ and his music. It will feature Elvis Presley on state-of-the-art screens that have been specially designed for the arena tour, and backed by a full 40-piece symphony orchestra under the baton of Chong Lim, one of Australia’s foremost musical directors.

Lakeside 300

Multiple Locations
30 September 2017
The Lakeside 300 is a 300 kilometre endurance race around the iconic Brisbane circuit Lakeside Park Raceway. The Raceway has a rich heritage of more than 50 years including the Australian Grand Prix and multiple Touring Car Championship conducted at the venue.

QRDC - Round 3

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3 June 2017
The premier racing drivers championship, the Queensland Racing Drivers' Championship is back at Lakeside for their third round of 2017. The Championship is open to talented newcomers as well as experienced old hands and produces some very close racing.

Lord of the Lake

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23 September 2017
The Lord of the Lake is Queensland's premiere Historic Motorcycle event. Held at the iconic Lakeside Park, North of Brisbane, it is the perfect setting to experience historic bikes. Lord of the Lake is a two day event which started in 2015.
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