Moonie

Moonie, the oil capital of Queensland is a tiny settlement on the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie Highways.

And they’re racing! Not an unusual call in the horseracing obsessed country, but in Moonie the highlight of the year is the Yabbie Races! Billed as the race that stops the outback, Moonie Yabbie Races are a one-of-a-kind quirky country event run each March by the Moonie Sports Club.

You’ll find Moonie on the crossroads of the Moonie Highway and Leichhardt Way. It is the site of Australia’s first commercial oil field. Established in 1961, it still operates today. For a small town, Moonie is a vibrant place.

Moonie, Goondiwindi Area
Queensland
Australia

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Lake Wabby is relatively close to the ocean side of Fraser Island and unlike the other lakes, it supports several varieties of fish. It is known as both a window lake and a barrage lake. Window lakes form when the ground level falls below the water table.

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Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
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Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area
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There are many different aspects to Fraser Island, but the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake McKenzie makes it probably the most visited natural site on the island. It is a ‘perched’ lake, which means it contains only rainwater, no groundwater, is not fed by streams and does not flow to the ocean.
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