Torbanlea

The quaint country town Torbanlea on the Fraser Coast was one of Queensland's first coal mining settlements and is famous for its annual picnic races.

Every October, visitors can experience the fantastic atmosphere of the annual event at the town's Racetrack and Sports grounds - it is Queensland's best picnic races by a country mile! While at Torbanlea, visit its historic hotel, which retains much of its characteristics from its days when an enterprising miner built it as a waterhole for his workmates in the 188os.

There are great swimming, fishing and camping spots on the nearby Burrum River. A good access point is the Powerhouse Road Picnic Area and Boat Ramp near neighbouring Howard.

Follow a Mining Villages and Waterholes Trail or Burrum Coast Discovery Trail to explore the area. The trails take in Howard, also one of Queensland's first coal mining settlements and the picturesque fishing villages Burrum Heads and Toogoom.

Explore nearby Lenthall's Dam and the Wongi Waterholes - a beautiful picnic and camping spot, fringed by paperbark trees and surrounded by forest.

Torbanlea, Burrum Coast
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!

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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

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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

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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”.

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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

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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.

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

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From AU$25.30 - 42.30
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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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