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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Royal Opera House Cinema Season: Swan Lake

Cairns Area
21 – 22 July 2018
A brand new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classic Swan Lake will screen exclusively nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Presented in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, the 2018 production includes additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to perfectly close the season.

Innisfail Art Deco Tours

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 24 July 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.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 July 2018
The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Thursday morning from the Visitor Information and Heritage Centre located in Cardwell. The tour incorporates all the buildings in the historic precinct and takes visitors on a fascinating journey of the area’s colourful history as they move through each building.

InkMasters Print Exhibition

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
Free Entry
27 July – 19 August 2018
Inkmasters biennial exhibition shows a magnificent range of prints selected from regional, national and international artists both indigenous and non-indigenous. Printmaking methods and techniques include the traditional such as etching, linocut and woodcuts.

Beach Netball - Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$200 - 400
28 July 2018
Beach Netball is played on a specially designed half court on the sand with five players on the beach per team. It’s a round robin event, featuring shoot outs and finals with the winners taking home the James Cook University Cup.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 29 July 2018
The Mission Beach Monster market is a local community market run by Rotary Mission Beach. Traditionally this market starts on Easter Sunday and then on the last Sunday of each month up to and including November.

Tour of the Tropics

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$55 - 232
3 – 5 August 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.

Ross Noble - El Hablador

Cairns, Cairns Area
4 August 2018
Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show.

Mareeba Military Muster

Mareeba, Mareeba Area
4 – 5 August 2018
The Mareeba Military Muster is planned to take place within the Mareeba Turf Club. A weekend of military vehicles, displays, relics, and equipment, as well as re-enactors dressed in period uniforms. A weekend dedicated to honour veterans of all wars and conflicts, with a particular World War Two focus.

John Moffatt Festival

Irvinebank,
From AU$15 - 15
4 – 5 August 2018
The annual John Moffatt Festival acknowledges the pioneer of Irvinebank with demonstrations of yesteryear, live music day and night, cash prizes for truck pulling, tin carrying and more. Relax on Friday night with live music and a two course meal at the Tavern.
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