Mount Perry

Mount Perry settlement began in the late 1840s with the taking up of large sheep grazing stations, mining activity began in the 1860s and the discovery of rich copper deposits led to a mining boom. Today there is still mining activity in the town.

One of the most interesting sites in the Mount Perry area is the Boolboonda Tunnel, despite the fact that it extends 192 metres into the rock, it is unlined and unsupported. In fact it has the dubious distinction of being the longest unsupported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere. The tunnel was originally built in 1883 for the railway line between Bundaberg and Mount Perry to service the copper mines. Now it is home to a colony of bent-winged bats and used to access residential properties. You can explore the tunnel at your leisure.

Mount Perry is 100 kilometres north west of Bundaberg and is home to an array of arts and cultural experiences that can be had at the Pat Augustine centre and Bicentennial museum. There is an active Mount Perry Arts Group that facilitate an annual exhibition in September. Any history buffs can check out the smelter slag heap mining site, heritage walk and survey the view from the Normanby and Schuh lookouts.

Some major sporting events are the twice-yearly Mount Perry Races, the annual Mount Perry Mountain Bike Cup and Mount Perry Woodchop, all drawing large crowds.

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Karumba Anglers Classic

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
6 – 8 April 2018
Karumba Anglers Classic 2018 is a fishing and fundraising event with activities and lots of fun for kids, adults, families and those chasing the elusive big catch! There is a prize pool over AUD20000 and categories for children up to five years, six to 15 years and then seniors.

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$0 - 200
13 – 15 April 2018
From modest beginnings, today’s event brings together people from all walks of life – people from Queensland, Australia and overseas. Julia Creek, based in McKinlay Shire, is proud to host what is fast becoming Queensland’s “Must go-to” event.

Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge and Campdraft

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
Free Entry
12 – 15 July 2018
The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge and Campdraft is an annual campdrafting and challenge event celebrating the talent and passion of horsemen and is regarded as one of the greatest horse events in Australia.

Curry Merry Muster Festival Inc

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$5.00 - 25.00
3 – 5 August 2018
Curry Merry Muster Festival is a jam packed four day Festival of rodeo and bull ride action. Which also incorporates activities for the whole family including a Teddy Bear Picnic, Bush Poetry and live entertainment.

The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$40 - 500.00
9 August 2018
Join them for their sixtieth Rodeo , the Diamond Jubilee in 2018 from August 9 to 12. The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast.

The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival

Gregory, Burke Area
15 – 19 August 2018
The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is the authentic Outback Australian experience, and brings together National and International musicians, Indigenous and First Nation's performers and Australia's best cowboys in the heart of Queensland's Gulf Country.

Drover's Camp Festival

Camooweal, Mount Isa Area
From AU$15.00 - 60.00
24 – 25 August 2018
The Drovers Camp Festival is a unique outback flavoured festival. Come to yarn with the old drovers and hear their amazing stories. A fun-filled weekend. Friday opens with a lively street parade including humorous floats, musicians, horses and coaches culminating in a fun-filled, lively night full of entertainment.

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$15 - 40
26 October 2018
The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic promises three days of non-stop action! Staged at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres north of Mount Isa the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program jam packed with fishing, fun and excitement.
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