Roma

Only 350 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba, Roma is sometimes referred to as the 'gateway to the outback'. Home to the southern hemisphere's largest sale yards, visitors can get a feel for the outback by perching on a fence or taking a coveted possie on the viewing platform to watch the action at Roma Saleyards. Be sure to time your visit for a Tuesday or Thursday and you can witness the sale of up to 12,000 head of cattle in a single day.

To get a real feel for the town itself, take a walk along the heritage-listed Heroes' Avenue, which is planted with more than 100 bottle trees. Each tree is a memorial to a local soldier who lost their life in WW1. For a dose of history, head to the Mount Abundance Homestead, built in 1860, which is the site of the region's first settlement. The homestead has important links to early explorers Sir Thomas Mitchell and Ludwig Leichhardt.

Don't miss the Big Rig Oil and Gas Interpretative Centre and Night Show for an interactive insight into the hardships and heroic stories of oil drilling and exploration. Visit the 'Oil Patch' to get up close to impressive rigs and one of the first diesel powered rigs ever used in Australia.

There's a varied calendar of events from Picnic Races, the Roma Cup and Easter in the Country to the multicultural Santos Food and Fire Festival and all the fun of the Roma Show.

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Traditional Wooden Longbow Making in Townsville

Townsville City, Townsville Area
1 March 2018
You will come away from the workshop with the knowledge and skills to make your own longbow. You will learn how to make a bowstring that perfectly complements your own bow and understand the art of tillering, the process of carefully removing wood to cause the bows to bend in optimal arcs.

Not Far to Go Now

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
3 – 8 March 2018
Katie Jones is a classically trained artist who works primarily in charcoal. She lives with her husband and three children in Pentland; her family are her primary subjects. Born and raised in Canada, it was after she met her husband and moved to the Australian bush that she 'found her muse'.

March 4X4 Fun Day

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
4 March 2018
Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery.

Gold Coast SUNS versus Geelong Cats JLT Community Series, Townsville

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
From AU$5.00 - 60.00
4 March 2018
See AFL live in North Queensland! Gold Coast SUNS take on the Geelong Cats, Sunday March 4, 3.35pm at Riverway Stadium, Townsville for the JLT community series. All Gold Coast SUNS 2018 Members receive free general admission entry, subject to capacity.

Women's Mountain Bike Retreat

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
8 – 11 March 2018
That's right - they have another Women's Mountain Bike Retreat with Lauretta Howarth from Ride Fundamentals Mountain Bike Skills for you. March 8 to 11, 2018 on Magnetic Island. Learn new skills, meet new friends, maybe even discover a new 'you'?

Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story - Charters Towers

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$43 - 48
9 March 2018
For more than 40 years, Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache.  A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

Kirwan, Townsville Area
9 March 2018
Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever.

Round One of The 2018 Great Northern Bullriding Series

Black Jack, Charters Towers Area
From AU$10 - 20
10 March 2018
Charters Towers plays host to Round One of The 2018 Great Northern Bullriding Series at the Dalrymple equestrian centre. Grab your boots and cowboy hats and plan to come along for a great family friendly action packed night of Bullriding.

A Ticket to Paradise?

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$4.40 - 38
10 March – 14 May 2018
A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents, are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise?

Queen's Baton Relay - Charters Towers

Richmond Hill, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
12 March 2018
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in the Charters Towers region on Commonwealth Day, Monday, 12 March 2018, arriving in Pentland at 12:
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