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Mount Merino

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area

This park has been impacted by recent severe weather events in Queensland. Please check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

The Mount Merino walk is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. Mt Merino is reached by following the Border Track through subtropical and temperate rainforest, crossing the head waters and tributaries of the Coomera River including Bower Bird Creek. and Dragoon Bird Creek.

Coomera circuit track leads off to the right and shortly afterwards the Mount Hobwee circuit junction on the left. 100 metres further on is Yargabullang Lookout, providing wonderful views towards Mount Warning. The track continues to the an Antarctic Beech covered summit and a spectacular view of the Mount Warning caldera and the McPherson Range.

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  • Car park
Binna Burra section, Lamington National Park
Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

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Windorah Campdraft

Windorah, Barcoo Area
12 August 2017
Windorah Campdraft is held in conjunction with their Rodeo each August school holidays, bringing families and friends from all around the district. Running over one and a half days, followed by an afternoon rodeo, it is noted as an event that includes everyone.

Windorah Rodeo

Windorah, Barcoo Area
13 August 2017
Windorah Rodeo is an outback country rodeo, held in the channel country of Queensland, and is held after the finals of their annual Campdraft each year. This is a family, fun filled event, which features bull and bullock rides, as well as bareback and saddle bronc, ladies and junior barrel races.

Simpson Desert Racing Carnival

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
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26 August 2017
The Simpson Desert Racing Carnival incorporates the Betoota Races, Birdsville Races and Bedourie Races for the ultimate outback racing experience. Held over three consecutive weekends, bar, food, camping and entertainment available!

Betoota Races

Diamantina Area
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26 August 2017
Witness the ghost town of Betoota come to life with holiday goers and Outback folk to celebrate the region’s signature event – The Betoota Races – and kicking off the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Firstly, don your dancing shoes on Friday night for an outback bush dance followed by backing a winner in one of the six horse race meets the next day.

Windorah International Yabby Races

Windorah, Barcoo Area
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30 August 2017
The Windorah International Yabby Races began 1998, and is always on the Wednesday night prior to the iconic Birdsville Races, which is on the first weekend of each September. It is held in the street outside of the Western Star Hotel, and draws a crowd of punters, ready to whet their appetite with speedy blue claw crustaceans.

Birdsville Races

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$25 - 580
1 September 2017
Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment. The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival, the 13 race program features horses from all over Australia competing for the coveted Birdsville Cup.

Bedourie Races and Rodeo

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
From AU$15.00 - 20.00
8 September 2017
Dress to impress in pink for Bedourie’s much anticipated Races and Rodeo. Yes, that’s right the colour pink (not the singer, silly). All in the name of Breast Cancer Research, join hundreds as they flock trackside by day in their finest pink silks to back a winner crossing the pink finishing posts.

Australia Day Celebrations Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
Free Entry
26 January 2018
Barcoo Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards and Celebrations will be held at Windorah Community Centre. Commencing at 6pm, there will be a barbecue, indoor bowls and a Jumping Castle for the kids and bingo.

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia, Boulia Area
From AU$25 - 55
13 July 2018
Boulia bursts into life every third weekend in July to host the Boulia Camel Races. Established in 1996, this event has grown to become known as the "Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing." They cater for all walks of life and are famous for having a go at racing anything from camels, yabbies, donkeys to wheelie bins!
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