Lizard Island

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.

A National Park covering 1013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only by private charter from Cairns Airport in northern Queensland, Australia. Cairns Airport is accessible from all major Australian airports and directly from some cities in Asia.

Lizard Island is renowned for its scuba diving and snorkelling and is surrounded by coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. But its Lizard Island's close proximity to one of the best known diving sites in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole, that distinguishes it from many other reef islands.

Lizard Island Resort is reserved for the fortunate few who will experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach degustation on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef - right on your doorstep.

There is also a campground at the national park at the northern end of Watson Bay.

And when you have the chance, make sure to take one of the many magnificent walks on the island. On at least one you can expect to glimpse a Monitor, the lizard after which Lizard Island was originally named.

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Kern Arcade Markets

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 17 December 2017
Held every Sunday - Visit the Arcade Markets to stock your fridge and cupboards with fresh food, and to find that perfect gift for someone, or for yourself.

One Hot Night - featuring Busby Marou and Amy Shark

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$55.10 - 55.10
29 December 2017
Busby Marou are starting their own annual event in Rockhampton One Hot Night! Featuring Amy Shark, Timberwolf, and Pandamic! One Hot Night is set to become a signature event in Rocky’s calendar. Busby Marou has put together an all-time line up featuring friends and well-respected musicians alike.

Australia Day Celebrations Goovigen 2018

Goovigen, Banana Area
Free Entry
26 January 2018
Come and enjoy the Australia Day Celebrations at the Community Hall, from 9am until 3pm. There will be an official ceremony at 9am, followed by Australia Day festivities at the recreation grounds.

Moura Muddy Water Classic - Fishing Competition

Moura, Banana Area
31 March – 1 April 2018
Upwards of 400 contenders turn up for the Moura Muddy Water Classic each year. Held at Apex Park on the beautiful Dawson River, hopeful contenders begin to pour in on Friday to get their nominations in.

Beef Australia 2018

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
6 May 2018
Australia’s national beef expo is one of the world’s great beef cattle events and is held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Beef Australia 2018 will be held from May 6 to 12 and will be a celebration of all facets of the Australian beef industry.

7 Rocky River Run

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10 - 80
27 May 2018
The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds for the Rockhampton community such as Ronald McDonald house and the prevention of youth suicide, which has been a significant issue in Rockhampton for several years. The 7 Rocky River Run has become a great tourist attraction for Rockhampton and is a major contributor to funding local community groups.

Winter Racing Carnival

Berserker, Rockhampton Area
6 – 7 July 2018
Come along to the two feature race day events at the Winter Racing Carnival; XXXX Gold Newmarket Race Day and Rockhampton Cup. Race day functions and packages. Fashions on the Field.

Paradise Lagoons Campdraft

Nine Mile, Central Highlands Area
19 – 22 July 2018
Paradise Lagoons Campdraft is Australia's premier Campdraft, conducted over four days in a world class venue. In true Outback style, it features the exciting sport campdrafting, family entertainment, and social events for all ages.

Rockhampton Expo

Wandal, Rockhampton Area
From AU$10 - 12
24 – 26 August 2018
The 2018 Rockhampton Expo (Incorporating Rockhampton Home Show and Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive and Fishing Expo) is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. This event continues to grow every year, with an estimated 180 local and regional businesses will be on showcasing products and services in 2018.
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