Hughenden

Visit 'Hughie', the seven-metre Muttaburrasaurus and an impressive fossil collection at the Flinders Discovery Centre. While you are there, relive the glory days of sheep production and its subsequent demise in the 'Shearing Straggler' exhibit. A small entry fee applies.

Follow the windmill blades through the streets of Hughenden, exploring the Outback history and art features of the town. Meet 'Mutt', a full-bodied Muttaburrasaurus replica along the way.

Just outside Hughenden, Mount Walker rises out of the flat back soil plains, proving a great location for grazing across town and around the district. Further afield, Porcupine Gorge National Park is a spectacular gorge often referred to as Australia's 'Little Grand Canyon'. The first lookout gives you and indication of the depth and magnitude of the gorge and is a 'must see' for all visitors. Camping grounds are located at the Pyramid Lookout; campers should take their own water and be full self-sufficient. Contact Parks and Wildlife for permits.

The Basalt Byway is a scenic drive plotted through the picturesque volcanic basalt countryside, boasting excellent lookouts and an abundance of flora and fauna. For the four wheel driving enthusiasts, the Eromanga Sea Byway traces the edge of the prehistoric inland sea and is a fossil fossicker's delight! Make the sandy crossing on the Flinders River Byway and reward yourself with a cold drink at the pub.

Hughenden is located half-way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway, North West Queensland. Hughenden is situated on the banks of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin.

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Kids September and October Holiday Program

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$25 - 30
16 September – 4 October 2017
Movie Night for kids (age 4 to 12) from 5.30-8.30pm. 22 September - 'Smurfs The Lost Village' 27 September - 'Cinderella' 4 October - 'Finding Dory' Adults will enjoy a relaxing three hour meal while the kids are professionally supervised by Nannies of Noosa.

Noosa Beach Classic Car Show

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$10 - 10
1 October 2017
Come and experience one of the best Classic car shows in Queensland at one of Australia's most famous destinations! There will be over AUD3500 in trophies and prizes (see their website for more details).

Local Producer's Lunch

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$59 - 59
6 October 2017
Join them for a special local produce three course lunch, with producers in attendance being Suncoast Limes, Rhodavale Pork, and Cooloola Berries. Their Head Chef Andrew Wilcox has created a stunning menu to showcase these local producers with Suncoast Lime and Chilli Salt Squid, Green Paw Paw, and Mango Salad to start, Rhodavale Pork Belly, Nambour Pineapple, Pancetta, Chilli and Herbs for main course, and a delicious Chocolate Brownie with Cooloola Mixed Berries, Sweet Cream and Walnut Crumble to finish.

Queensland Grommet Surfing Titles - Event 2

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 15 October 2017
This the second event of the Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles for the Under 14 and Under 12 Divisions. The Queensland State Grommet Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

Exploring the Noosa Landscape mixed media Art Weekend by Art Laugh Talk

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$545 - 545
14 – 15 October 2017
An escape weekend to explore, discuss and create, responding to the beautiful Noosa environment. With insights into the Noosa ecology by local experts, you'll immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the river and beaches before being led through a mixed media art workshop by Anna Uhr Delia.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival 2017

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
1 November 2017
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event (1 to 5 November), based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities.

Wahu Surfer Groms Comps Sunshine Coast

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
9 – 10 December 2017
Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of Australian surfers, the Sunshine Coast Wahu Surfer Groms Comp will attract Australia's best Under 8 to Under 14 grommets. This two day event is stop seven of the nine event series that tours around the country.

Rip Curl Grom Search

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 15 December 2017
The Rip Curl GromSearch is a worldwide series of events designed for grommets. The GromSearch Series runs in 10 different countries with over 5,000 competitors worldwide. The Australian series is made up of five events as well as a National final.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 64.50
2 – 3 February 2018
The Noosa Summer Swim, Presented by Milk and Co, is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2018, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a new five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.

Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
3 March 2018
Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has firmly established itself as the leading surf cultural event in the world. It is also the biggest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers (more than 900 entries from 20 regions in 2017).
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