Mount Archer National Park

Rockhampton,

Protecting bushland remnants in the Berserker Ranges, this scenic national park is the dramatic backdrop to Rockhampton. At 604 metres above sea level, Mount Archer is the highest peak and has spectacular views of the city and the surrounding ranges from its peak.

Named in honour of the Archer brothers who explored the Fitzroy area in 1853, the park is part of the Darumbal Aboriginal people’s traditional country.

Mount Archer is home to a variety of woodland birds including vulnerable powerful owls. Look for glossy black-cockatoos feeding on she-oak seeds. If you wait quietly, you may see unadorned rock-wallabies coming to drink from Moores Creek in the early morning and late afternoon.

Have a picnic and then explore the national park and nearby council park on one of the many tracks.

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UMI Arts Alumni Art Exhibition

Cairns North, Cairns Area
Free Entry
18 – 19 January 2018
The Exhibition Theme for the annual UMI Arts Alumni Art Exhibition is “New beginnings, new directions and leading the way forward.” This theme follows the beginning of the new year in 2018. This sees the Alumni Exhibition as their first exhibition of the UMI Arts calendar and one that pushes them into the year on a high while inspiring others and setting a standard for the year to come.

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.

Festival 2018

Gladstone 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.

Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival, Cairns

Redlynch, Cairns Area
From AU$8 - 85
15 April 2018
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival is a female-focused event that celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. Men are welcome to join in too.

ASN ICN Cairns Tropix

Gladstone Area
From AU$25 - 35
21 April 2018
The ICN Tropix fitness circuit kicks off in the prestige destination of Far North Queensland. Cairns Convention Centre will play host to the premier natural fitness and bodybuilding show that is ICN Tropix.

Inkfest: a Festival of Printmaking

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
Free Entry
1 May 2018
Inkfest is a multi-event festival of arts in the print media held tropical Cairns. The biennial event is organised by Inkmasters Cairns Inc a not-for-profit arts organisation established in 2011. Inkmasters aims to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and promote Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence.

Cairns Expo

Parramatta Park, Cairns Area
From AU$10 - 12
11 – 13 May 2018
The Cairns Expo (Incorporating Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo) is back again in 2018 for another three big days at the Cairns Showgrounds! This event features plenty of local and regional businesses displaying the very latest products and services for your home and lifestyle and everything you need to get outdoors and about on wheels and water.

Cairns Invitational PBR

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$45 - 146
2 June 2018
They don’t rope calves and they don’t chase barrels. This is bull riding and the first step is to just stay alive. There are no time outs, no towels to throw in. There is only one man, one bull and eight desperate seconds.

Tour of the Tropics

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$0 - 170
29 June – 1 July 2018
Tour of the Tropics is the re-branded Tour of the Tablelands cycling event which has been in operation since 1997. Tour of the Tropics has come to life to incorporate not only a sporting event for cyclists, but a festival inspired food, wine and music event for not only sporting enthusiasts, but leisure travellers and families of all ages.
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