Taroom

The tell-tale sign that you’ve arrived in Taroom is the Steel Wings windmill at the northern entry to town. Manufactured around the turn of the 20th Century, the windmill is a rare commodity, being only one of two known windmills of its type still in working order.

The landmark says a lot about the town. Taroom is steeped in early European history and built on primary industries – first sheep, now cattle and grain.

The region opened up to settlers in the 1840s with the northern exploits of early explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. The good doctor took a liking to the place while camped by the Dawson River, carving his initials and year date – LL 1844 – into the bark of a coolabah tree. The initials long since gone – in somewhat controversial circumstances – the tree still stands pride of place in the main street, which is as it happens, the Leichhardt Highway.

A pleasant walk up the hill takes you to Gilbert’s Lookout, named after Leichhardt’s companion who met a violent end here.

Across town in Yaldwyn Street, Leichhardt Park is the site of Leichhardt’s memorial. The park is dedicated to the region’s native flora with weeping bottle brush, flaxleaf paperbark, lemon scented gum, swamp mahogany and bloodwood found throughout the grounds. The exception is a single Aleppo Pine, seeded from Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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Art After Dark

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 23 March 2018
Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition opening night. Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available.

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.

Ocean Festival 2018

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
10 – 19 August 2018
There is no other place in the world that compares to the awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, up-close whale watching encounters that you will find in Hervey Bay. Between July and November, thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘humpback highway’ and arrive in the calm, protected waters of Hervey Bay.

Skate Titans Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
11 August 2018
The second annual skateboarding titles for Fraser Coast located in its own premier indoor skatepark Rockoff indoor. A must see location and awesome event to see some top skateboarders from up and down the coast.

Hog's Hervey Bay 100

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
18 November 2018
The Hog's Breath Cafe Hervey Bay 100 is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim - 80 kilometre bike - 18 kilometre run. It takes place along the beautiful foreshore of the protected waters of Hervey Bay and is run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.
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