Jandowae

North of Dalby, the town of Jandowae welcomes visitors to their friendly country community.

The Dingo Barrier Fence – ‘the longest fence in the world’ has its northern end near Jandowae. The fence is 5600 kilometres long and stretches to the Great Australian Bight. A two-metre high dingo sculpture by Scottish artist, Andy Scott, takes pride of place in Jandowae’s main street.

Pick up some local produce at the country markets, held the fourth Sunday of the month in Lions Park.

The biennial Timbertown Festival, next in June 2018, features markets, roving entertainment, a gala art show, a ute show, a rodeo and bronc extravaganza.

Jandowae Dam is a popular fishing, swimming, skiing and boating spot. Farm stays are also available in the area. You can expect to find many of the amenities of much larger towns in this thriving country centre.

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Mermaid Waters

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Area
Boasting waterways with names such as Rumrunner Lake and Lake Wonderland, it's easy to see the appeal of Mermaid Waters, a canal community which sits at the elbow of Mermaid Beach. Australian surveyor John Oxley first came to the area in 1823 and gave it its name after the cutter ship Mermaid on which he travelled.

Miami

Miami, Gold Coast Area
For 69 years, this relaxed Gold Coast suburb was home to Miami Ice, an iconic ice factory built from two recycled army huts which were demolished in 2013. Even Australian singer John Farnham used this venue to film his Two Strong Hearts film clip.

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
Adjacent to its fashionable neighbours Broadbeach and Miami lies the Gold Coast's coastal town of Mermaid Beach, called so after the cutter HMS Mermaid. This relaxed stretch of golden coastline is popular with swimmers and surfers looking to escape the flocks of people.

Tweed River

Gold Coast,
The Tweed River is a popular shore diving location at the southern end of the Gold Coast. While there are a number of site that can be dived in the Tweed River, the best site is the rocky wall adjacent to the harbour near the river mouth.

Broadbeach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Boy has bustling Broadbeach come a long way baby. Once the little brother to big sister Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach or "Broadie" to locals, is all grown up, and how. You could start in the surf, with its beautiful beaches, framed by lazy parks home to weekend markets and weekday yoga classes.

Broadbeach Waters

Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast Area
Picture perfect Broadbeach is centred around Kurrawa Beach and likened to the Gold Coast's metropole - mixing Aussie beach culture with high-end apartments, shopping and dining. Take advantage of the rolling swell and patrolled coastline only a stone's throw away and stretch surfed-out muscles at a yoga class in nearby parklands or a day spa.
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