Tropical North Queensland | Events

From the Daintree Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, the events in Tropical North Queensland have true adventure at their heart. From mountain bike championships through the rainforest to indigenous dance festivals and foodie feasts on the reef, they’ll find an event your heart desires in the list below.

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Wildlife of Australia's Rainforests

Daintree, Cairns Area
From AU$2055 - 3910
Quarterly from 18 – 24 March 2018
The wet tropics of northern Queensland are the last remaining part of the huge forest that once dominated half of Australia. This lush landscape is home to species like cassowaries, parrots, pythons, possums, tree kangaroos, and primitive-looking reptiles, many of which live nowhere else in the world.

UMI Arts 'You and Me' Members Exhibition

Cairns North, Cairns Area
Free Entry
21 – 22 March 2018
The UMI Arts 'You and Me' Members Exhibition is a curated exhibition and presents a stunning array of authentic and aesthetic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. A select group of Member Artists from throughout Far North Queensland who are at various stages of their Art careers deliver on this well recognised and popular exhibition as part of the UMI Arts annual visual arts program.

Feast of the Senses Festival

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
22 – 25 March 2018
The Feast of the Senses is North Queensland premier tropical food event! Showcasing their amazing variety of exotic tropical fruits, produce, seafoods and meats it is like no other festival in Australia and is truly a feast for all of your senses!

Gold Coast SUNS versus North Melbourne in Cairns

Westcourt, Cairns Area
24 March 2018
The Gold Coast SUNS will play the North Melbourne in Round 1 of the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season in Cairns. See Your SUNS under lights at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday 24 March, at 6.25pm. Tickets, corporate and travel packages will be available.

Innisfail Art Deco Tours

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 27 March 2018
Join them on a free 30 minute tour of the Art Deco inspired Innisfail Shire Hall! The Innisfail Shire Hall is the jewel in the crown, of the Art Deco Capital of Australia - Innisfail. It was built to provide jobs as part of an employment relief scheme instigated by the Queensland Government during the great depression of the 1930's It was in this climate that the Johnstone Shire Council erected the Shire Hall which has dominated the Innisfail Skyline for over 70 years.

Kuranda - Easter In the Park

Kuranda, Mareeba Area
Free Entry
31 March 2018
On Easter Saturday it will be raining chocolate eggs in Kuranda when the village hosts its annual Easter in the Park celebration treating everyone to a day of free family fun when the Easter Bunny and 15,000 Easter eggs rain down on Kuranda.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
1 April 2018
The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets run by Rotary Mission Beach. The Mission Beach Markets are held in the shady Day Park beside the beach on Porter Promenade, Mission Beach. They run from 7am until 12noon, and are held on the first and third Sunday of each month all year round.

Festival 2018

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
4 April 2018
As part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Cairns will host Festival 2018, a bold arts and cultural 12-day program designed to galvanise the region, inspire audiences and celebrate the games. A key element of the program will be a LiveSite on the Cairns Esplanade where residents and visitors can watch the games live on big screens and enjoy live performances.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Basketball - Cairns Prelims

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$15 - 30
5 – 10 April 2018
Individual athleticism and skill, combined with teamwork and tactics will have Basketball crowds cheering and chanting all over Queensland. With four captivating quarters of end-to end action each match, spectators will witness sporting entertainment like nothing else.

UMI Arts Indigenous Markets

Cairns North, Cairns Area
Free Entry
6 – 7 April 2018
The Markets are being held in April to coincide with the GC2018 Festival celebration in Cairns. The Markets are an opportunity for friends, family, locals and visitors to enjoy the diverse talents and authentic products created by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the FNQ region.
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