Heron Island

Among the music of seabirds, tracks of turtles and multi-coloured clouds of fish, the feeling that you're a guest of nature itself is inescapable at Heron Island.

Reef walking, viewing underwater life from semi-submersible, watching the sun set over the ocean - you become part of a community caught up in the timeless evolution of the world's largest living thing - the Great Barrier Reef.

Like much of the Southern Great Barrier Reef it is a coral cay with clear, aquamarine ocean meeting a horizon of blue skies and you will be able to soak in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets during your stay.
Instead of the famous five you can tick off nature's famous eight here - turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, gropers, clown fish, Maori Wrasse, Humpback Whales (June to October) and dolphins.

If you look to the skies instead of the sea for the bird life there is a diverse list of species permanently calling the island home with some special guests who migrate and breed annually including the Black Noddy, Bridled Tern and Wedge-tailed Shearwater.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting during turtle season (November to March) you may see the distinctive tracks leading to a mumma turtle laying her clutches of eggs or the manic eruption of a nest with babies taking their first swim in the big blue yonder.

This is a scuba divers paradise with 20 sites easily accessible from Heron Island including the famous Heron Bommie and you can snorkel right off your doorstep in this piece of island paradise.

Heron Island is easily accessible via ferry transfer departing daily from Gladstone Marina or if you want to tick a scenic flight surveying this special part of the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, you can catch a seaplane from the airport to kick off your stay.

You might stay three days or a week or maybe more, but this Southern Great Barrier Reef destination with its amazing eco-system will leave a special imprint on your soul for years to come.

Heron Island
Heron Island, Gladstone Area
Queensland
Australia

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Jundah Fishing Competition

Jundah, Barcoo Area
30 March 2018
The Jundah Fishing Competition is held on the banks of the Thomson River, in the Barcoo Shire, Queensland, and will be held on Good Friday this year. Registrations open at 9am, with the fishing competition commencing at 10am and final weigh in at 4.

Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
1 April 2018
The Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival returns and will draw large crowds for loads of fun in the Mackay City Centre. Join in the free family fun including a Monster Easter Egg Hunt, kids activities, food stalls and amusement rides.

Digging At Dusk

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 80.00
3 April 2018
The tour will be guided by Kronosaurus Korner's resident Palaeontologist who will teach adventurers how to find, identify and excavate their very own 100 million year old fossils.

Maxi Races

Maxwelton, Richmond Area
7 April 2018
What better way to experience the real outback lifestyle than at an Outback event where all of the exciting elements and people come together? Join in the all the fun of country racing at Maxi Races. Maxwelton Race Club holds an annual race day, at Maxwelton Race track, 44 kilometres west of Richmond, in the stunning open downs countryside.

Undara Outback Rock and Blues

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
From AU$85 - 170
20 – 22 April 2018
The Undara Outback Rock and Blues festival held at Undara Experience will feature high quality acts, over the three days, to make this a weekend guaranteed to suit fans of all genres. Artists are sort from local areas as well as interstate to give guests to North Queensland a weekend to remember!

Richmond APRA Rodeo

Richmond, Richmond Area
Free Entry
4 May 2018
Richmond Rodeo Association present the APRA rodeo. This rodeo ensures top quality competitors in across all events such as the bull ride and saddle bronc as well as novelty events like the poddy ride.

Richmond Outback Fossil Fest and Bush Sprints

Richmond, Richmond Area
4 – 6 May 2018
A big weekend is planned for Richmond, which will include a guided museum tour of Kronosaurus Korner Friday morning and a rodeo on Friday night, Street Parade, Bush Sprint Races, Moonrock Throwing Competition on Saturday and live entertainment, fireworks and market stalls Saturday night.

Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games

Mackay, Mackay Area
4 – 5 May 2018
The North Queensland Games is the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia. The NQ Games is held bi annually and shared between Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The 2018 NQ Games will be staged in Mackay and will be the 17th games since 1984.

Richmond Field Days and Races

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$0 - 0
15 – 16 June 2018
Richmond Field Days is an annual event held at the Richmond race course. The event features over 100 exhibitors ranging from agricultural suppliers, bull breeders to fashion and lifestyle products and sideshow alley for the kids.

Rydweld Porcupine Gorge Challenge

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$30 - 50
16 June 2018
Held in the glorious Porcupine Gorge National Park, 74 kilometres north of Hughenden, this unique event has been growing in popularity every year. The first challenge was held in 2001 and was not only to challenge serious competitors but to give the opportunity for locals and adjoining communities to enjoy such a wonderful natural attraction, whilst walking the gorge with friends.
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