Prairie

Prairie is a small township to the east of Hughenden in Queensland's Flinders Shire in the great North West. The township has a history as an old Cobb and Co depot and is serviced by a cafe/post office and an authentic Aussie hotel providing food and accommodation. The Prairie Hotel is a must-see for its collection of stockmen's hats and other memorabilia.

The name Prairie would seem to be derived from the 'prairie-like' setting. The explorer William Landsborough passed through this area in 1862. He camped by Jardine Creek (named after the explorer Alexander Jardine), viewed Jardine Valley and named Tower Hill. The earliest occupants were the Dalleburra tribe and then came the settlers. Many sheep and cattle properties were developed around the area and helped the town to progress.

57 kilometres south of Prairie is Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve for those wishing to enjoy a natural waterhole. Kooroorinya offers swimming, bush walking, fishing, bush camping and bird watching. The Reserve comes alive for three days every year when the Oakley Amateur Picnic Race Committee holds their Annual Race Meeting.

Prairie, Hughenden
Queensland
Australia

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New Year's Eve Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
31 December 2017
New Years Eve will be held at the Torquay Foreshore (Bill Fraser Park and Ernie Organ Park) from 4pm to 8pm on December 31. This will be a family friendly event with various activities for the kids, Wide Bay Laser Skirmish, live music, markets and food stalls and Firework Finale at 8pm.

By the C

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$109.90 - 139.90
10 February 2018
By The C, a celebration of live music, food and community, is heading to Hervey Bay, hitting the pristine shores of Queensland's Fraser Coast for the first time in February 2018, featuring headliner John Farnham and joined by fellow Australian artists James Reyne, The Black Sorrows and Ross Wilson.

Fraser Coast Winter of Bowls 2018

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
3 April – 10 September 2018
Fraser Coast Winter of Bowls is a grouping of many Carnivals and special days held on the Fraser Coast from April 2018 to August 2018 at the various bowls clubs across the Fraser Coast. There is over AUD50000 in combined prize money on offer, many of the Carnivals are registered with Bowls Australia and can attract ranking points for the winners.

Bay Break - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
14 – 15 April 2018
Bay Break is a multi-sports event held in the beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay in Queensland. This year Bay Break is a run, walk and bike event held in the Urangan Pier Precinct. Participants can enter in a single event or multiple events.

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$5 - 5
12 August 2018
The Hervey Bay Seafood Festival celebrates the sea with Hervey Bay's abundance and variety of wild caught seafood from the pristine waters of the Fraser Coast. Escape for a warm wintery weekend and the ultimate seafood escape at the festival's signature Tastes of the Bay long lunch with Chef Andrew Mirosch or cruise your way around the seafood stands serving an array of seafood dishes headlined by the world famous Hervey Bay scallop along with a variety of prawns and fish by local restaurants and the seafood industry.
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