Longreach

Longreach itself is the quintessential outback metropolis and a tribute to life on the land. See pastoralists wandering the streets in search of saddlery, stock feed and machinery in the large range of stores selling rural items. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a tribute to these country folk past and present. Its diverse and enormous collection of memorabilia and informative displays deserve at least a few hours of attention, if not a full day.

Just across the road is the Qantas Founders Museum, which commemorates the founders of this great Australian company that grew to become internationally recognised as a leader in world aviation. Tour a number of decommissioned jets, including a Boeing 707, which was the very first passenger jet owned by Qantas.

Nearby is the Longreach School of Distance Education, which provides an education to students on remote pastoral properties up to 1000 kilometres away via satellite internet. Daily tours through this uniquely Australian educational facility are available.

While in Longreach, make sure you hop aboard a Cobb & Co. stagecoach for a town tour or book a cruise along the mighty Thomson River, some of which are on historic paddle steamers and include a camp oven meal, bush poetry recitation and a sound and light show honouring the infamous bushranger, Captain Starlight. Take up the opportunity to get immersed in the history and the inner workings of an Outback Station, on a a station tour. See the rugged life, natural beauty and passion of the people who make his country their life.

Discover one of Longreach's best kept secrets at the Powerhouse Museum. Unearth even more local history with exhibits that include the powerhouse generating equipment, displays of social and commercial history, agricultural and road building machinery and the 1921 swimming baths.

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Sculpture on the Edge

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
29 September – 23 October 2017
Now in its seventh year, nationally recognised Sculpture on the Edge is a contemporary three-dimensional (3D) exhibition presented by Arts Connect Inc. in the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland from September 29 to October 23.

Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival

Imbil, Gympie Area
Free Entry
7 October – 11 November 2017
Spot the scarecrow in Mary Valley Country, South East Queensland, every year in October! The annual festival encourages people to plan a day out in Mary Valley Country, and see if they can find the variety of serious and not so serious straw creations along the way.

Showtime by Ann and Gerry O'Connor

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
17 – 22 October 2017
Art on Cairncross, Maleny presents Queensland ceramicists Ann and Gerry O’Connor who bring an air of performance to their respective works of sculpted white clay and raku. An exhibition of skill, humour, thought and joy.

Heath Franklin's 'Chopper' in All Killer - Nambour

Nambour, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$36.00 - 36.00
26 October 2017
Chopper’s been saying funny stuff in Australia for over a decade, and what’s he got to show for it? Well, about ten years’ worth of funny stuff to say. Now he’s back, with all his hits, in a best-of grab bag of his favourite jokes, in a comedy Frankenstein!

Opera at the Castle - Sunshine Castle

Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$49 - 85
27 – 29 October 2017
Opera at the Castle - Presented by the Underground Opera Company. The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a five minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts.

Sammy J in Hero Complex

Nambour, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$32.00 - 32.00
27 October 2017
Adelaide and Melbourne has come out in droves to the hilarious coming-of-age story about a schoolboy and his gardner, and a friendship based on their love of comic book hero, The Phantom. Jam packed with real life photos and video, new songs, Sammy J has taken his audience on an unbelievably true journey across the last 20 years of his life to an incredible, must be seen to be believed finale.

A Darling Affair Sunshine Coast

Woombye, Sunshine Coast Area
28 October 2017
Join them for a beautiful, fun-filled wedding festival packed with inspiring, creative ideas for your big day. Enjoy music, fashion, food, giveaways and so much more. Their bespoke event is a one-stop shop for all your wedding day needs and they have handpicked the most creative wedding suppliers on the Sunshine Coast (and surrounds) to help make your wedding day dreams come true.

Jungle Love Festival

Imbil, Gympie Area
30 November – 2 December 2017
A boutique music festival that celebrates up and coming local musicians, artists and art workers. They follow a different model to most other festivals whereby they closely curate the entire program and add in different acts that they know most people are unaware of but will thoroughly enjoy, creating an element of surprise.

Festival of Small Halls Summer Queensland Tour 2017

Kandanga, Gympie Area
13 December 2017
Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.

Festival of Small Halls Queensland Summer Tour 2017

Eudlo, Sunshine Coast Area
16 December 2017
Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.
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