Birdsville

Possibly outback Queensland's most renowned and remote town, the name Birdsville prompts thoughts of pioneering history and outback adventure in the 'back of beyond'. Once a toll point for stock crossing the Queensland and South Australian border, Birdsville had a pre-federation population of over 300. With federation came the town's decline into a town supporting pastoralists on surrounding cattle stations until tourism increased and the lure of the treacherous Simpson Desert and legendary Birdsville Track began to attract four-wheel-drivers in droves.

These days, Birdsville is a thriving community of 115 people with a pub, bakery, caravan park, two service stations and general stores and an excellent display of artwork and artefacts in the Wirrarri Visitor Centre. Come September, an influx of up to 8,000 people descends upon the tiny town for the annual Birdsville Races, which many call 'the Melbourne Cup of the outback'. The event has delighted race-goers for more than 125 years and is listed as one of the ‘100 things to do in Australia before you die'.

'Big Red', the 40 metre high sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert, the world's largest area of parallel sand dunes, is the best spot to watch the sun set. Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns from 4 to 6 July 2017, at Big Red.

The old Diamantina Crossing is the pick of fishing spots in the mighty Diamantina River. One of Burke and Wills' camp sites is marked with a blazed tree and the largest patch in the world of rare Waddi Trees, or Acacia Peuce, stand boldly on a gibber flat 12 kilometres to the north of the town; one of only three such patches in the world.

Birdsville
Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Queensland
Australia

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Fiji Greenhouse - Weaving Cultures Together

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
8 – 27 October 2017
This exhibition presents the first intercultural exhibition and residency process of its kind in the Mackay Region. Local artists have created new. contemporary work by fusing traditional Fijian craft materials with their own arts practice.

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 October 2017
The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market is the showcase of local, fresh produce and value added products from within Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region. Every Wednesday afternoon in Mackay's vibrant city heart on the beautiful Bluewater Quay, join families and restaurateurs in buying local produce that does not come any fresher.

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls Botox Party!

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$33 - 50
28 October 2017
Brisbane comediennes #FirstWorldWhiteGirls are bringing their latest show Botox Party! to Mackay, as part of an extensive Queensland tour, following great success at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Brisbane Comedy Festival earlier this year.

Explore Eungella Day Trip

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$129 - 129
4 November 2017
The Pioneer Valley awaits! Sit back and relax as they do the driving for you on this fantastic day trip to Eungella. If you have never been or haven’t been in a while, this little mountain township has so much to offer.

The Rhythms of Ireland 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$64.90 - 220
5 November 2017
Ireland’s most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, will return to Australia in 2017 on their worldwide “10 Year Anniversary Tour”. The Rhythms of Ireland has been seen by over two-million worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation of their “stunning executed performances”.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon - Magpies Sporting Club

Glenella, Mackay Area
From AU$60 - 60
7 November 2017
Join Dave Perkins from 4MK AM as he hosts Magpies Sporting Clubs annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon, in the comfort of Magpies Sporting Clubs Skys Function Venue. Upon arrival receive a complimentary beverage, then settle in the air conditioned comfort in front of the big screens for the famous race that stops the nation.

Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies - Sentimental Journey

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$13.50 - 15
17 November 2017
Sentimental Journey – with violinist Vov Dylan and Vocalist Glenn Amer. A musical journey through over a hundred years of songs from ‘light classical delights’, the standards of ‘the American songbook’, through to the musical theatre hits of recent years.

Airlie Beach Christmas Shopping Trip

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$115 - 115
18 November 2017
Join helloworld as they take you on a wonderful day exploring the beautiful Whitsundays region. Gather your friends and make a day of it. With your Christmas shopping list in hand they will help you along the way to find that unique gift, something different for the hard to buy for or maybe a little treat for yourself.

An Evening with Damien Leith

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$55 - 60
24 November 2017
An evening with Damien Leith - Performing Solo Hits, Favourites, Lost Treasures and Introducing New Works. It’s been 11 years since Damien caught the nation’s attention by performing on Australian Idol.

Dance Avenue Mackay and Dance Central Sarina presents Dance Dance Dance 2017

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$25.30 - 42.30
27 November 2017
Dance Avenue Mackay and Dance Central Sarina present Dance Dance Dance 2017, a celebration of their 2017 dance year. Be entertained by their talented dancers as they take you on a jammed packed dancing adventure with fantastic routines, stunning costumes, amazing lighting and brilliant choreography in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Cheer, Hip-Hop, Cabaret, Acro, Music Theatre and of course their very cute Tiny Tots classes.
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