Take the road less travelled and you’ll end up in the peaceful Tara region. Accessed off the Moonie Highway and Warrego Way, Tara is literally “off the beaten track”.

When you arrive in town, drop into the Tara Information Centre to chat to a local about what to see and do.

Enjoy the Lagoon Parklands featuring Settlers Park and the Walk of Remembrance Garden. The lagoon offers a cool respite and it serves as the local fitness precinct complete with outdoor gym. You can picnic by the water’s edge, fish, cycle or take the interpretive walk to see an abundance of birdlife.

Taking the quirky self-guided “Tara yesteryears by Shanks pony” walking tour is the best way to get a feel for this little town.

Tara’s Commercial Hotel is home to several paintings by famed artist Hugh Sawrey that he painted while passing through in the 60s.

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Tara and District Historical Museum. The museum has a variety of treasures including shearing memorabilia, projection equipment from the Blue Moon Picture Theatre and chains from the town’s first jail.

There is a surprising mix of cultures in this little town of 1000 people. They celebrate biennially with a Festival of Culture and Camel Races. This unique event is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of culture in the Tara region, with fun and entertainment for all ages. Boasting a range of workshops, displays and cuisine as well as two full days of camel racing action, the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races is an event not to be missed!

Other local events to plan for include Tara Markets (first Saturday of each month), Tara Show in March and regular campdrafts, polocrosse, horse racing and sheepdog trials.

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Hayman Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$845 - 15600
Due to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Hayman Island is temporarily closed. The resort is currently accepting reservations from 1 March 2019 and looks forward to welcoming guests to the rejuvenated luxury resort from late 2018 - early 2019.

qualia

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$1050 - 5500
Nestled in the northern most tip of Hamilton Island, qualia is a unique expression of world-class luxury. Immersing guests in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service, qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$380 - 495
Romantic and affordable, Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows are designed for couples and families holidaying on a budget. Surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and Hamilton Island's lush foliage, the bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island holiday.

Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$390 - 1475
The Reef View Hotel has many amenities, including a 35-metre swimming pool, the Reef Lounge bar, and in-house Pool Terrace Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, light lunches and à la carte dinner menu.

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$680 - 880
Awaken to absolute beachfront views at the Beach Club. Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the well appointed boutique rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe, tailor-made for relaxing.

Palm Bay Resort

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$229 - 600
Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful boutique resort nestled in the neck of Long Island, one of the stunning islands of the Great Barrier Reef. With their very own secluded private cove Palm Bay offers spacious Balinese inspired villas with extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea.

Nari's Beach Whitsunday Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$3.40 - 24.60
Nari’s Beach is located on Whitsunday Island, at Cid Harbour, approximately 15 kilometres east-north-east of Shute Harbour. The campground is set against a steep hill, under a rainforest canopy, with fantastic views of Cid Island.

Harmony Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$250 - 450
Due to recent weather events this business is currently closed. Please make direct contact or visit their website for information regarding bookings and travel plans. Restore your Harmony in this modern, fully self-contained private holiday home.

Dugong Beach, Whitsunday Island

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$3.40 - 24.60
Dugong beach is located on Whitsunday Island, at Cid Harbour, approximately 17 kilometres east-north-east of Shute Harbour. The campground is ideal for larger groups and offers several walking trails from the site;

Lagoon 102 - The Beach Shack

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$400 - 550
Lagoon 102 - The Beach Shack is a luxury two bedroom apartment located directly opposite the beach with spectacular ocean views! This exclusive apartment is perfect for those who are looking for something really special for their Island getaway!
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