Fresh air and great fishing are two good reasons to spend some time in the picturesque little town of Surat, midway between St George and Roma on the Great Inland Way.

But they're not the only things you'll find in this relaxed river town. Take your time to soak up the history of Cobb & Co, unwind on a river walk or picnic in the tranquil surrounds of the Balonne's riverside parklands.

Early mornings are gold for birdwatchers. Active types can get out on the river water skiing or jetskiing and then there's the fishing. The Balonne is an angler's paradise and locals are only too happy to swap fishing tips and recommend favourite spots to wet a line.

Steeped in history with links to Cobb & Co and the 'boom time' of the wool-growing industry, Surat is a 'must-see' for any history buff. Here you'll get a taste of life as it used to be. The Cobb & Co Changing Station, the original site of the Cobb & Co Store and a 'drop-off' point for coach travellers and goods, houses a museum of regularly changing displays depicting the lifestyles of yesteryear including a 14-seater Cobb & Co coach.

The complex houses the Surat on Balonne Gallery, featuring local and travelling exhibitions, and the Window to the Balonne Aquarium - a 25,000 litre fresh water aquarium displaying a range of native fish species.

Make a visit to the Aboriginal Interpretative Shelter, which displays family histories of Aboriginal families who lived on the site in the mid 1900s.

Nature lovers and photographers visiting from January to May will love Beranga Creek with its blanket of colourful water lillies.

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Surat, Maranoa Area
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Wednesday Night Comedy at Nobbys Arc

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 13 December 2017
Join them Wednesday nights from 7:30pm, with resident MC Dusty Rich (SA) for a night of laughter featuring the best comedians from around Queensland, Australia and the world! Based Comedy is bringing the most hilarious acts to Nobbys Arc every single week and, the best bit?

The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$69.90 - 69.90
3 February 2018
Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show across Australia in January and February. A beautifully crafted tribute, the show will honour the talent, music and memory of one of the world’s most revered singers.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Basketball - Gold Coast Finals

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 80
13 – 15 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.

Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
27 – 29 April 2018
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Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
17 – 20 May 2018
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Broadbeach Country Music Festival

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
27 – 29 July 2018
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Burleigh Barbecue Championships 2018

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 – 26 August 2018
On August 25 and 26, it’s not fog you’ll see rising over Burleigh…it will be smoke from 50 of Australia’s best barbecue competition teams battling it out for the highest honour in the annual Burleigh Barbecue Championships.

Pan Pacific Masters Games

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
2 – 11 November 2018
Play it, Live it, Love it! at the eleventh Pan Pacific Masters Games to be held 2 to 11 November 2018 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. More than 13000 athletes from over 30 countries will converge on one of the most popular holiday destinations to compete in the world’s biggest and best biennial masters games.
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