Keswick Island Dive Site

Keswick Island, Mackay Area

Mackay is not generally well known as a dive destination, but with offshore islands and reefs it certainly has the potential for some great diving. However, there is one location off Mackay that is regularly dived, the wonderful Keswick Island.

This continental island can be reached by plane or boat, and has numerous sheltered bays for divers and snorkelers to explore. Rich coral gardens are found right around the island, growing on rocky reefs in depths from 5 metres to 15 metres.

These reefs are home to numerous reef fish and invertebrates, but are also visited by turtles, pelagic fish and reef sharks. There are also three shipwrecks to explore at Keswick Island. The most easily accessible is the Cremer, a 50 metre long passenger and cargo ship that sank in 1943. Although very broken up, it is still a interesting wreck to explore. More intact, and with better marine life, is the Singapore, an 87 metre long steam ship that sank in 1877. The least dived wreck in the area is the Llewellyn, a 34 metre long coastal steamer that sank in 1919 and now rests in 35 metres.

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Queensland
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Jundah Fishing Competition

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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

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Free Entry
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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

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From AU$15.00 - 80.00
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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.

Karumba Anglers Classic

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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.

Maxi Races

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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.

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From AU$0 - 200
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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.

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From AU$85 - 170
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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

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Free Entry
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