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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Winton, Winton Area
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NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 24 – 25 November 2017
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

The Bay Collective Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 November 2017
The Bay Collective is a network of extraordinary musicians of all genres based in Byron Bay. Their aim is to work together to contribute to the incredibly rich and diverse music scene Byron and the Northern Rivers is so well known for.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 November 2017
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

Kallidad Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 November 2017
Along with Felicity Lawless. Free Live Music. Mexican Mariachi madness! Kallidad combines flamenco, rock and mariachi music into an intoxicating instrumental mix. Together with the band’s infamous ‘Day of the Dead’ facepaint, the result is a live spectacle that has been drawing audiences across Australia, Asia and Europe.

Shannons Rod and Custom Show

Jacobs Well, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5 - 15
26 November 2017
Shannons Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. Shannons Insurance has become the Naming Right sponsor of this show from 2017. This hot rod show is now in it's tenth year and has developed 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 AUD10,000 for 2017.

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 November 2017
Free entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Dreamworld Festive Corporate Christmas

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
From AU$110.00 - 160.00
1 December 2017
Dreamworld will come alive this Christmas for the inaugural Festive Street Market showcasing international food street stalls, live music and entertainment exclusive to Australia’s biggest theme park. Come and join them on Friday 1 December and celebrate a year of success with your team in a truly unique way.

Marley: Celebrate The Legend

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$45 - 95
1 December 2017
Tiki Taane and Che Fu New Zealand music heavyweights come together to celebrate the legend of Bob Marley! The biggest super-group of New Zealand musicians to ever hit Australia will be playing at Nightquarter on the Gold Coast this December.

Mayor's Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 December 2017
Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the Mayor’s Christmas Carols at the Broadwater Parklands (main stage). Regarded as the premier Christmas event on the Gold Coast, the Mayor’s Christmas Carols promises an impressive line-up of musical talent and fun and games for everybody.

The Angels Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$50 - 100
2 December 2017
With Rose Tattoo and Mi-Sex. On the day The Angels release their highly anticipated double album Brothers, Angels and Demons, the legendary rock band have announced an exciting tour of the same name, celebrating all their greatest hits.
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