Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 50 kilometres north of Mackay, is a natural paradise where rainforest meets the ocean. The rugged scenery, picturesque walking tracks and native wildlife make it a perfect destination to explore.

Watch the sunrise on the beach and meet friendly wallabies and kangaroos as they bound along the sand and feast on the water’s edge. This is the perfect opportunity to get beautiful photos of the sunrise over the national park and get up close to these iconic Australian animals.

Explore nearby walking tracks to view a plethora of colourful birds and butterflies, including the vivid Ulysses butterfly. Meander through a mangrove community, eucalypt open forest and vine thicket along the Diversity Boardwalk, or discover the 1.6 kilometre Juipera Plants Trail for a fascinating insight into local Aboriginal history.

A nearby nature resort offers a variety of accommodation options from caravan and camping to beachfront huts and motel units; the ideal location to prepare for the morning beach sunrise. There’s also camping available at Smalleys Beach nearby.

Cape Hillsborough
Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Queensland
Australia

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19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
18 March 2017 – 14 October 2018
View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

This is my Heritage

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
12 September 2017 – 21 January 2018
Viewing a photograph from the past, or holding an object of historical significance, can spark interest, emotion and dialogue. But, when a unique personal connection is established between an object and an individual, it has the power to stir poignant memories and promote a deeper understanding and knowledge of times gone by.

River 949 Christmas Lights Competition

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
24 November – 26 December 2017
Take a tour and share in the magic of the River 949 Christmas Lights displays around Ipswich. Every Christmas houses are lit up with glowing lights and tastefully decorated with Christmas trees, santas, snowmen and reindeer.

A Room for Wild Animals

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
7 December 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

Insectarium

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$44.50 - 44.50
9 December 2017
Explore the microscopic world of insects in a fantastic photographic exhibition of Queensland Museum specimens. Come face to face with colourful insects with hands on insect activities.

Summer Days at The Workshops Rail Museum

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$44.50 - 44.50
9 – 10 December 2017
Make the Museum your essential Summer Stop these school holidays! See mammals large and tall, insects big and small, real life steam trains, diesel locomotives and more. All aboard! First stop: Insectarium - Enter the world of Insectarium.

Christmas Lunch Every Saturday in December

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
Weekly from 9 December 2017
Club Services Ipswich are putting on a Christmas lunch every Saturday in December! Why not get everyone together and they will organise the nibbles, entree, main meal, dessert and chocolate mints! So just give them a call to book and let them know you are coming.

Ipswich Christmas Lights Tours

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$15 - 20
12 – 14 December 2017
The stunning light and decoration displays of the annual Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition help to bring the festive season alive and add a special magic to the city in the lead-up to Christmas. View a selection of the best displays from the 2017 competition from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach.

Museum Twilight Markets

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$2 - 2
Monthly from 15 December 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Museum Twilight Markets

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$2.00 - 10
15 December 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!
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