Horn Island

Horn Island is part of the Torres Strait Islands group at the tip of Cape York Peninsula, Australia's northernmost point. Located approximately 17 kilometres off Queensland's coast and just south of Papua New Guinea, Horn Island offers a truly remarkable island experience.

Horn Island came to prominence during World War II when it suffered eight Japanese air raids. Today the island has a small population of approximately 650 people, with a focus on pearling and fishing. Horn Island is home to the only airport in the Torres Strait Island group, as most of the other inhabited islands only have an airstrip. Make sure to visit the museum and art gallery in the small town of Wasaga. And be sure not to miss some of the historic World War II sites on one of the tours that operate on the island.

Horn Island is a lovely island to experience the exciting fusion of Melanesian and Australian Aboriginal cultures. But make sure to get permission from the Torres Strait Regional Authority if you plan to visit any of the other islands (except for Thursday Island).

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Da Vinci Machines

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
9 December 2017 – 27 May 2018
Leonardo’s Inventions Brought to Life This award-winning international touring exhibition showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, a vast array of machines created from original da Vinci drawings bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life.

Murphys Creek Markets

Murphys Creek, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 20 January 2018
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies. Murphys Creek Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month on Murphy's Creek Road (adjacent to Murphy's Creek Tavern) from 7am to 12.

Summer Tunes - Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
21 January 2018
Their Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at popular parks in the Toowoomba region and is a great way to relax with friends and family. Concerts feature local musicians from a variety of music genres and can be enjoyed on weekends throughout January and February.

Australia Day at the Woolshed

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$1 - 2
26 January 2018
Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.   What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.   Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites.

Crows Nest Day

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
27 January 2018
A fun day in the High Country north of Toowoomba! The theme will be Motorcycle Friendly Crows Nest. You can go to Grand Old Crows Hotel Cup for racing worms. There will be food and market stalls, Crows Nest Parade, rides for the children, live music, fireworks and Ride and Shine for motorbikes.

Curator Conversation - Hustling Hinkler

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 7 February 2018
Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell. Theme: Jennifer Wilson the Queensland Museum Senior Curator, Transport Energy and Science will present:

Da Vinci Maker Space

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 6.50
17 – 18 February 2018
Tinkering workshop weekend for kids to get creative. Imagine it, draw it, and make...it just as Leonardo da Vinci did. Join them in the da Vinci Maker Space to create handmade toys and inventions using wood, fabric and other recycled materials.

Bangarra Dance Theatre - OUR land people stories

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$20 - 48
17 February 2018
Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 24 – 25 February 2018
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

Pirates of Penzance at the Empire Theatre

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$30 - 74
14 – 17 March 2018
Heritage Bank presents the Empire Theatres production of Essgee’s Pirates of Penzance. Come along for a rollick on the high seas in this new production full of adventure, gentlemanly pirates and General’s daughters.
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