Winton

"Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong..." You'll be forgiven for relentlessly whistling this famous tune while you're in Winton, as it's the very home of Banjo Patterson's 'Waltzing Matilda'. Reputedly inspired by an 1894 shearer's suicide at the nearby Combo Waterhole and first performed in Winton's North Gregory Hotel on 6th April 1895, you can learn all about Banjo and the adopted national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.

First settled in 1875 and originally called 'Pelican Waterhole', Winton has plenty on offer to keep you busy for at least a day or two. The town is home to Boulder opals that you can view and buy in town and a day trip will take you to Queensland's oldest opal fields at Opalton. Also just out of Winton is Lark Quarry, where 93 million year-old dinosaur fossils will give you a glimpse into prehistoric times.

The quirky Winton Music Fence, developed by percussionist and composer Graeme Leak, is free and a fantastic spot to let the kids explore their hidden musical talents. Arno's Wall, a wall surrounding a private residential property in town, is worth a look for its unique construction from all sorts of things including motorbikes, lawn mowers, crockery and historical items.

Winton is in the heart of Matilda Country, a diverse region in which vast mitchell grass plains are broken by magnificently coloured gorges, ridges and mesas; what the locals call 'jump-ups'. Visitors to the region will be amazed by the vastness of the plains and the undulating nature of the landscape. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life in the area, generally best seen around dusk and dawn on minor roads and tracks.

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6 August 2017
This year will be the tenth year of the annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival - an event that the whole family can enjoy. The Festival provides an unprecedented display of culture including International music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural Information - with up to 65 stalls!

Harrigans Rod and Custom Show

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15 October 2017
Harrigans Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. This hot rod show has developed over the past ten years into the best one day show of it’s type with high-end elite cars competing for bespoke trophies and large prize money in the order of AUD9000 for 2017.
25 May 2017
The boat show with so much more. The not-for-profit Gold Coast International Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event for boat lovers and enthusiasts attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

BeachCare Labrador

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5 March 2017
Come along to BeachCare and lend a helping hand. Never planted a dune plant before? Well here's your chance! They'll also ask you to keep your eyes peeled for any beach litter and help them remove some weeds.
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8 April 2017
Be part of Queensland's most exciting triathlon weekend featuring Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial and ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast - a stage of the World Triathlon Series! Join the fun and participate in this major event as the hype builds up to the 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games.
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17 July 2017
Find your favourite 4-Ball golf partner and join them for a warm winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast for the International Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Golf Challenge. Four round, 4-Ball format featuring ambrose, best ball and aggregate stableford competition.

Chinatown Street Markets

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4 March 2017
The Chinatown Street Markets are held in Gold Coast Chinatown along Young and Davenport Streets, Southport. Enjoy a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene with a range of international cuisines available.
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25 February 2017
Hussy Hicks have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own.
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24 February 2017
Bearfoot are a reggae, roots, alternative band from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. They stand for a creative culture and they say they were born to bring a message to the streets. This coming February they are bringing this message to NightQuarter as they play on the main stage in the Paddock.
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7 October 2018
See the world's elite parachutists compete for the title of world champion in the fastest human sport on earth - and above it! Over 45 countries will send their National teams to the beautiful Gold Coast for seven days of skydiving over their magnificent beaches.
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