Gregory Downs

The old Gregory Downs Hotel holds court as the centre of town society. Originally built to serve passengers on the coach run from Burketown, the hotel is in the historic village of Gregory Downs which accesses the perennially-flowing Gregory River.

At one time it was a Mounted Police post. In World War II, officers at this station won fame when they searched with Doomadgee Aboriginal trackers for the crew of the ditched plane Little Eva. The crew flew out of Iron Range Airport for a bombing run to then-New Guinea and they became disoriented in a tropical storm.

Gregory Downs Station was one of the first cattle runs in the Gulf Savannah. It was one of a range of properties established on Lort Stokes' Plains of Promise, a vast monsoonal savannah stretching from Gregory to the Leichhardt Rivers.

The peaceful waters of The Gregory remain a natural attraction. Here you can canoe year-round the site hosts thousands for the annual May Labour Day weekend canoe race.

While camping has traditionally been in the riverbed, public hygiene has prompted discussions to move away from the river's edge. Rent a canoe or time your visit to coincide with Gregory's racing and rodeo calendar. The Gregory Ball is a not-to-be missed social event.

It may take a while to get here, but you will be guaranteed a load of fun.

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$8 - 18
14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018
‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images' is the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist, widely recognised as one the world's greatest living painter. With over 90 works spanning five decades of Richter's practice, it will include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and reveal the unparalleled influence of the artist on contemporary art.

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

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Free Entry
4 November 2017 – 11 February 2018
Co-curated with the National Gallery Singapore, this vibrant exhibition surveys the work of leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A wild and wonderful journey through significant moments in Kusama’s career, the exhibition explores over seven decades of the artist’s practice through more than 70 works.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

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From AU$9 - 12
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Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Arj Barker: Organic (Brisbane)

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$38.00 - 46.90
5 – 12 December 2017
As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals, and 100 per cent goat-approved by the time you hear them.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

Brisbane City,
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
7 – 10 December 2017
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Knockoff

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 8 December 2017
Down tools, gather your friends, knock off and start your weekend with a good laugh at Brisbane Powerhouse. Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been a fan of their comedy on Sundays they encourage you to knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer.

Ultimate Christmas Party Cruises

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$145 - 145
9 December 2017
Many dates available in December! Impress your guests this holiday season with a unique function experience on board Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise in Brisbane. Your colleagues and friends will enjoy a sensational buffet dinner and unlimited selected beer, wine and soft drink package whilst taking in the sights of Brisbane from the river.

Resin Jewellery Workshop Brisbane

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From AU$135 - 150
Monthly from 9 December 2017
Learn how to make beautiful resin jewellery! In this three hour workshop you will learn how to mix resin, create effects with pigments, dyes and metallic powders, and create a professional finish for your jewellery pieces.
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