Alpha, the “Gateway to the West” was named after an early property in the area which was taken up in 1863 and then became established as a service town for railway construction workers. The town belongs to the Barcaldine Shire, one of Queensland’s largest cattle producing areas. Located on the Capricorn Highway, its streets are named after poets, the main street being Shakespeare Street.

The town is best known for the 28 murals painted on various buildings throughout the town. Their murals beautifully illustrate the day to day life of people in the bush and the pioneering history of the area. The murals were painted by local and former resident artists and add a colourful ambiance to our town. Alpha’s Rowley Roberts Information Centre will be happy to provide you with a brochure containing a map of the walking trail and information on each mural.

Alpha has a number of walking tracks that encompass interesting aspects of the towns of the towns history and natural wonders. The Jane Neville-Rolfe Gallery is another point of interest, which boasts an excellent range of artworks from local artists and travelling shows. Behind the Information Centre in Shakespeare Street is the Tivoli Theatre Museum that houses a collection of memorabilia from the early settlement days of Alpha through to the modern era.

The Alpha region is famous for its petrified wood and its latest attraction the Fossilised Forest sculpture reflects this. The sculpture by Cedar Creek artist Antone Bruinsma is a representation of a boulder which has been opened to reveal
its treasures and mysteries. The exterior of the sculpture has interesting forms, carvings and stone attachments that reflect the history of the prehistoric area in which petrified wood formed.

Alpha has a pub where you can enjoy a meal and drink, along with a cafe and a bakehouse that serves award winning pies! Although Alpha has a small population, it provides most facilities, shopping and services that visitors need.

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Alpha, Barcaldine Area
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Limerick at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 10
24 February 2018
You'll be hard pressed to stop yourself stomping your feet, up dancing and singing along when Limerick perform at The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel on Saturday 24 February. Formed in 2016, Limerick is a four piece Brisbane-based Celtic Band featuring vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, fiddle and drums.

Sunshine Coast Collective Markets

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 February 2018
Come join in the celebration of Sunshine Coast's talented artisans! With all stalls selling products that are either locally made or designed, you know you're going to fall in love with something that is unique and tells its own story.

Soul Movers at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
2 March 2018
The Soul Movers are a Sydney-based soul, rock, pop and folk band - and they'll be taking to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 2 March. Reported in the media as ‘a super-group of sorts’, around the release of their new album Testify!

Sunny Coast Rude Boys

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 10
3 March 2018
Put Saturday 3 March in your diaries as the 'Rudies' (The Sunny Coast Rude Boys) are heading to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi to raise the roof! The Sunny Coast Rude Boys are an eight piece soundwave playing uplifting ska and reggae and drawing on musical influences that have shaped this genre from the Jamaican movement through to UK Two Tone.

WINDO International Women's Week Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
5 – 11 March 2018
To coincide with Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day, Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO Inc.) has launched Noosa and the Sunshine Coast’s official International Women’s Week Festival to celebrate, explore and advance the diversity, contribution and changing landscape of women in our community.

Sri Lankan Curry Evening with Peter Kuruvita

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From AU$79 - 79
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Enjoy a fabulous evening with Peter and discover the exotic flavours of his beloved Sri Lanka with over fragrant 10 dishes, served family style. Includes a cocktail on arrival, with beverages on consumption.

Let's Hear It For The Girls!

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$32 - 42
8 March 2018
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Russell Morris at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$25 - 30
9 March 2018
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, number one selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian icon Russell Morris is returning to The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Shooting to fame in the middle 60s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.

Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
10 – 17 March 2018
Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has firmly established itself as the leading surf cultural event in the world. It is also the biggest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers (more than 900 entries from 20 regions in 2017).

St Paddy's Show featuring The Barleyshakes

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$20 - 25
16 March 2018
Head to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi for a special St Paddy's Show with the The Barleyshakes - supported by highly acclaimed duo Anna and Jordan. This evening of Irish celebration will also see local award-winning Irish dance troupe Scoil Ard Rince taking to the stage from 7pm.
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