Betoota

Betoota stands alone on a vast gibber plain, 170 kilometres east of Birdsville. While Betoota is mainly a ghost town, it comes alive twice a year for the annual Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana and the Betoota Races.

Betoota is 70 metres above sea level and has an annual rainfall of just 300 millimetres. In 1885, the Queensland Government set up a customs post here to collect tolls for stock as they travelled to South Australia. The toll station operated up until Federation in 1901.

Betoota was also once a Cobb & Co change station. In the 1880s, three hotels were established here, along with a police station, store and post office. The last-standing hotel was a favourite spot for tourists until it closed in October 1997.

Points of interest in around Betoota include the popular camping area; Browns Creek and the awe-inspiring Deon's Lookout. Betoota is also not far from the The Dreamtime Serpent; a work of art representing a series of river systems in the Channel Country of the Diamantina Shire.

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Emu Park, Livingstone Area
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Emu Park Picnic Markets are organised by the Emu Park Lions and held on the third Sunday of every month at Bell Park. With over 130 stalls featuring all kinds of goods including fresh produce, second hand books, craft, local jams and honey plus heaps of trash and treasure bargains everyone's a winner at the Emu Park Picnic Markets!

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Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
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Monthly from 25 February 2018
The Causeway Lake Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of every month from 10am to 12pm at Causeway Lake, at the northern end of the causeway. The stalls have a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and other homemade products.

Emu Park Lions Festival of the Wind

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
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8 April 2018
The Festival of the Wind at Emu Park is one of the most popular family kite festival in Australia. It is held around Easter when the winds are favourable and the large tides with the full moon lay bare large stretches of sand allowing room for both kite flying and beach activities.
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