Coen

There's plenty of life in the old mining community of Coen. Originally the town was created around a repeater station in the Overland Telegraph Line to the Tip of Cape York Peninsula. Camp on the town's outskirts in a bush camping ground at The Bend on Coen river - you'll appreciate the beauty of access to a toilet facility if you have been going rough.

Coen lies in the centre of the Cape York Peninsula, part of the large Cook Shire Council. It is a hub of government services with facilities including two shops with fuel outlets, a cafe and takeaway, medical centre, hotel, camping and guesthouse.

Cape York House sits solidly in the main street, a community project where the town's history is presented within a building made from recycled materials from the now-demolished Mein telegraph repeater station. This original Mein station was situated north of the current Archer River Roadhouse. You will find the historic house easily accessible - just grab the key to the building (and toilet facility) from Mulleys Store next to the hotel. It's on an honour basis which is a pleasant atmosphere of trust in these globally troubled times.

There are no alcohol restrictions in the community.

You'll find police and a post office based within Coen. There is also a very active Aboriginal corporation which co-ordinates services for local Indigenous people.

At the southern end of the main street is the Coen Heritage House, with displays about local history,
including information on the Gold Rush, local families, and the building of the Telegraph Line.
A collection of mining equipment, previously part of the Cape York Mining Museum in Weipa, is
also on display.

A visit to the Gold Mine at Coen is very interesting. You will find a working four head stamper along with a personal entertaining descriptive guide. Camping and caravan facilities are available as well.

Just north of Coen, you'll find a lovely swimming and camping spot; there is a drop toilet here. 20 kilometres north of Coen is the Quarantine Inspection Station where it provides travel information for the Cape.

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Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
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Comedy at Mano's | Tuesday August 15 | 7.30pm Once a month at Mano's Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Ave, Main Beach! Every third Tuesday they'll be bringing you some of the best comedians from around the country - all for free!

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Weekly from 23 – 24 February 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

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Thando 'Numb' Tour - Gold Coast at Nightquarter

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24 February 2018
The countdown is on… The NightQuarter rack and rummage sale pops up on the last Saturday of the month. Come and discover an eclectic assortment of treasures. Find vintage and preloved fashion, kids fashion, toys, accessories, bohemian fashion, mandala throws, colourful kaftans, plants, succulents and homewares.

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24 February 2018
'The Narrow Corner' Tour. Tim Hart has a thing for honesty and convictions. As the drummer of insanely popular folk-rock band Boy & Bear, the majority of Hart’s musical life is spent behind the drum kit – touring the world, singing back-up vocals, and contributing songwriting to the award-winning Sydney group’s beloved songs and spirit.

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