Dimbulah

Dimbulah is the gateway to the Hodgkinson Goldfield, which was settled in 1876. Tyrconnell, Kingsborough and Mt Mulligan were towns which developed around crushing mills along the Hodgkinson River.

By 1880, four years after the discovery of minerals, the population in this area reached nearly 10,000 with settlements also including Thornborough, Beaconsfield and Northcote. Most towns were temporary with settlers doing the wheelbarrow act to move to new strikes.

By mid 1901, John Moffatt's mining company completed a private rail link from Mareeba to Chillagoe linking the mining fields to Cairns port. Dimbulah was the junction for rail lines both north and south to the mining areas. A tent camp developed to service the train with water supplies from the permanent waterhole. This permanent Walsh River water source is actually the origin of the town's name - local Barbaram Aboriginal dialect for 'long, permanent waterhole'.

Modern day Dimbulah still relies on water, however, it is agriculture which makes the money. The 1950's Tinaroo-Dmbulah irrigation scheme ensured the viability of agricultural industries. Initially tobacco was the crop of choice, however, since the demise of the tobacco industry, alternate crops have included ti-tree, mango plantations, native trees and sugarcane.

Dimbulah has a restored rail station for The Savannahlander line between Cairns and Forsayth. You can read interpretive panels here on the town's history. There's an excellent, well-serviced caravan park set in gardens, a supermarket and a butcher plus petrol stations and mechanical repair services. Centuries on Dimbulah still remains a good watering place.

Dimbulah Mareeba Road
Dimbulah, Mareeba Area
Queensland
Australia

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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

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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.

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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.

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Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
17 March 2018
Join them at Eumundi Markets for their Pawsome Paws Parade on March 17 - a showcase of the beautiful and best dressed pooches from across the community. All dogs and their owners are welcome to be involved.

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Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
31 March 2018
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Free Entry
7 – 8 April 2018
Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas. The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see.

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival 2018 presents Ukulele Fiesta

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From AU$80 - 80
19 April 2018
Be immersed in four days and nights of playing your ukulele, singing, dancing and drumming at Ukulele Fiesta. Heaps of workshops for everyone of every standard of musicianship, where you can learn new skills from the ukulele pro's, dance the samba, learn to sing, relax in the Big Top while fantastic artists entertain you, jam around the campfire.

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Rest and Relax Yoga and Meditation Wellness Retreat

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They invite you to retreat with them as they immerse themselves in a weekend of deep peace and relaxation at The Big House in the Noosa Hinterland. Set against a rolling countryside background, this intimate escape from the daily grind of the material world integrates traditional yoga and meditation practices with a deeply relaxing and restful weekend of fresh country air, organic plant based meals and inspiring workshops to uplift and nourish you.

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Celebrate 21 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo with three days of clean country family fun in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Telling the whole timber story and designed to promote sustainable use of native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans, the Expo is now recognized as one of the best wood shows in Australia.
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