6 Jul

7 Things To Do In Queensland This Winter

We’re a few cold snaps into winter now, but there are still plenty of things to do across the state to get you through the cooler months.

No matter where you live, whether it’s in Brisbane or regional areas, the next few months are full of delicious, exciting, and inspiring events. We take a look at the top 7 events across Queensland coming soon:

Supercars Townsville 400

North Queensland’s largest sporting and entertainment event is back with more cars, more races, more on-track entertainment, and big live performances from Jimmy Barnes and James Reyne. Find out more here.

When: 7th – 9th July
Where: Townsville, Qld
How much: Trackside passes start at $40. Purchase tickets here.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

The annual CIAF celebrates Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music, dance, performance and fashion. The three day event includes an art market, art fair, fashion performance and a dance and music performance program held at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Visit the website for more information.

When: 14th – 16th July
Where: The Esplanade, Cairns
How much: Free entry

Regional Flavours

Regional Flavours is back. You can experience the Sunshine State on a plate at Queensland’s premier free food and wine festival. Sit and eat all the state has to offer on the banks of the Brisbane River, what more could you ask for.

When: 15th & 16th July
Where: South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
How much: Free entry

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

The Airlie Race Week, hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club, is a highlight of the sailing fraternity’s sailing calendar. The event provides exciting racing events in a spectacular setting. Evenings are fun-filled with food, free live music, and other events. Sailors, friends and family are welcome.

When: 10th – 17th August
Where: Airlie Beach, Qld
How much: Free entry

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)

Queensland’s largest annual event is back this August, with the Ekka set to be bigger and better than ever. The 10 day event showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing the best of regional life to Brisbane City, with some delicious food stands and family-fun rides thrown in.

When: 11th – 20th August
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
How much: Single day pass starting at $27.20 for adults and $17.85 for children. Purchase tickets here.

Gympie Music Muster

2017 marks the 36th year of the Gympie Music Muster, and the line-up includes Jessica Mauboy, Adam Brand, Lyn Bowtell, Darren Middleton, and Busby Marou. The country music festival is fun for the whole family, jam packed with events, stalls, and over 100 artists.

When: 24th – 27th August
Where: Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, Gympie
How much: Single day adult tickets starting at $56. Purchase tickets here.

Whale watching

From June to October, something magical happens off the coast of South East Queensland. Humpback whales make their annual migration to the warm, tropical waters of Northern Queensland. It’s the perfect time to take the family whale watching.

When: From June to October
Where: Moreton Bay Region, try Brisbane Whale Watching or Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruises.
How much: Prices vary

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