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    Where on Earth is Eumundi

    by al2401 Written Mar 5, 2014

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    The small town of Eumundi is situated just west of Noosa Heads on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. The town boasts of 500 residents.

    So what is its claim to fame?

    Each Wednesday and Saturday the town is taken over by a multitude of people who come to sell and buy at the farmer's markets.

    It is also known as the home of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the tennis player Pat Rafter.

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    by al2401 Written Mar 5, 2014

    The small town of Eumundi is situated just west of Noosa Heads on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. The town boasts of 500 residents.

    So what is its claim to fame?

    Each Wednesday and Saturday the town is taken over by a multitude of people who come to sell and buy at the farmer's markets.

    It is also known as the home of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the tennis player Pat Rafter.

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    The Blackall Range

    by al2401 Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    The Blackall Range runs behind the Sunshine Coast parallel to the ocean. Starting with Maleny in the south a road travels along the ridge, linking Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton and showing spectacular views over the Sunshine Coast.

    A drive up the range is a very popular outing for residents and tourist alike. One of the favourite views is of the Glasshouse Mountains from Mary Cairncross Park.

    Activities are varied. There are three main parks with walking tracks through subtropical rainforest and sclerophyll forest - Mary Cairncross Park, Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park.

    Shops, galleries and restaurants can be found in all of the range town and there are wineries at Maleny and Montville. There are also many Bed & Breakfasts and small hotel accommodation. There is even a reception centre on the east side of the range which caters mainly for weddings and offers amazing views.

    On the western side of the range are the towns of Kenilworth and Connondale. This is rich dairy country and Kenilworth is famous for its cheese.

    Along with the Bunya Mountains the Blackall Range isthe only are where the Bunya Pine is found naturally. The area was first established by timber getters after the Red Cedar which grows in the rainforest.

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    Australia Zoo

    by al2401 Written Mar 1, 2014

    Australia Zoo is located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was established under the name of Beerwah Reptile Park by Bob and Lyn Irwin in 1970. Bob's son Steve - aka 'The Crocodile Hunter' - made the park a popular tourist attraction and changed the name to Australia Zoo. The zoo is a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association. Unfortunately Steve died in 2006 but his widow Terri keeps the zoo running. Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003-2004 in the category Major Tourist Attraction and in 2004 the first Animal Hospital was opened. The hospital was upgraded in 2008.

    The main feature of the park is the Crocoseum featuring Steve's first love - crocodiles. It also hosts bird and snake shows. The main exhibits (apart from the crocodiles) are of course Australian native animals. There is a large kangaroo and wallaby enclosure where the animals love being hand fed. There are South East Asia exhibits including Tigers, Elephants, Small Clawed Otters and Komodo Dragons.

    I love Australia Zoo because it is so well kept and clean. The animal enclosures are roomy and clean and the staff are always Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful.

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    Beerwah - Mountains and a Zoo

    by al2401 Written Mar 1, 2014

    Beerwah is a small town siuated in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. It takes it's name from the previously named mounatin (part of the Glass House Mountains) and is about 80Km north of Brisbane. Normally a quiet, unremarkable town and the gateway to the Glass House Mountains and D'Agular Range, it has been put on the map by the presence of Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.

    It is easy to get to Beerwah. There is a railway station on the main line from Brisbane to Nambour (and further North) and it is on a major road that follows alongside the M1 northbound. There are plenty of sign posts and road signs.

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    Bush Balladeers & Musters..

    by wise23girl Updated Nov 11, 2013

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    Sit around a camp fire....camp in the bush...listen to music and poetry

    Written Oct 7, 2012

    There are a number of such musters in Queensland every year so if you are travelling about look at the link below for dates.These events are very reasonably priced.....not to be confused with The Woodford Folk Festival or Gympie Muster at Amamoore Creek both very highly organized events and much more expensive methinks.

    Usually at a Bush Balladeers & Muster there 3 to 4 days of Australian Bush Music and Poetry held in beautiful country settings. The most ardent followers of these events are usually middle aged to older folk with caravans or other camping vehicles and equipment.
    The events are usually bush camping and pets are allowed

    The artists too are often roving from place to place through out Australia....some more widely known than others. Most come by invitation of the organizers
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    Bundaberg (famous for Bundy Rum) has had an Easter Round-up for the past 29 years...yodeling, golden oldies,bush verse.....
    email bundaberg.country.musci.club@Gmail.com

    Then in 2014 you will find Phil & Chris Coad's Country Muster on from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th May at Wyper Park Scout Camp Bundaberg.
    Ph +61 419603371.

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    BONY MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

    1107- UPPER WHEATVALE RD BONY MOUNTAIN. VIA WARWICK QLD AUSTRALIA.
    Tel: +61 7-46674 604 - M- 0412 668 208
    Email: noharamurphy@optusnet.com.au

    Sept 13th to 16th in 2012
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    MUNNA CREEK

    email :scj7@bigpond.com

    Munna Creek, Maryborough
    Queensland Australia 4570

    18th to 21st October in 2012

    Munna Creek Festival is held in Munna Creek Hall and Recreation grounds

    Bush camping...no public showers

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    MILLMERRAN

    Oct 2012 - 07 Oct 2012

    The Australian Camp Oven Festival is a weekend of great family fun that celebrates their cultural bush heritage. There is something for everyone...

    There is a Poet's Breakfast

    VT member thripence says this is fun.
    Powered sites for camping
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    MURGON .... there is a Music Muster every year the first weekend in November.......

    Sponsored by the Rotary club contact in 2012 ia bruceb45@bigpond.com or PO Box 131 Muggon Qld 4605
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    WIDGEE
    Widgee, 25 kilometres west of Gympie in South East Queensland..... In 2012 the dates were
    11 - 14 October 2012

    +61 7 5484 0403
    Email: whr@spiderweb.com.au

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    Also check out these but we have no first hand knowledge to pass on.....

    CHARTERS TOWERS

    Held May Day weekend

    Will add to these as I find out more SO WATCH THIS SITE

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    See here for dates of events

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    SEE THE MYSTERY CRATERS

    by balhannah Written Oct 11, 2013

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    It has been a while since I went and saw the Mystery Craters. Back then, I didn't have a digital camera! I saw the brochure and this triggered me to tell you about them, you see, with something like this, they never change, so it doesn't matter that I didn't see them yesterday!

    The craters were discovered by a Farmer in 1971, not that long ago!
    There are 35 oddly shaped craters, some with water, others without! Three are in the shape of footprints! Were these sandstone and ochre stained Craters caused by a Meteorite 25 million years ago - Nobody knows!
    These Craters have caused many a knowledgable person to scratch their heads!

    Go and have a look and see what you think they are!

    ADMISSION PRICES FROM 25 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2014
    Adult $7.50
    Child(Aged 4-16) $5.00
    Concession $6.50 Blue and white Australian seniors card only.
    Family $20.00 Two adults and two children under the age of 16 years.

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    VISIT THE FRASER COAST OF QUEENSLAND

    by balhannah Written Oct 10, 2013

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    The Fraser coast, a beautiful part of Queensland, is located approx. 3.5 hours from Brisbane. The area runs along the coast and a little inland, starting with Tin Can Bay & Rainbow Beach in the south and nearest Brisbane, to Bundaberg & Bargara in the north.

    TIN CAN BAYis a favorite of mine for a relaxing holiday.
    You can feed the Dolphins and walk or ride along the esplanade bike/walking track for a long way.

    RAINBOW BEACH is where my family comes to camp on the beach and to 4Wd along the beach, a very popular holiday spot with many Queenslanders who love to camp and 4WD.

    Rainbow Bay was named after the multi-colored sand which consists of different types of minerals such as Zircon, Monazite and Rutile. Can you imagine 74 different shades of color in the sand dunes? If you haven't a 4WD, tours are available.
    Other activities are fishing, canoeing, rainforests, miles of sandy beach & good surf, and freshwater lakes.
    From here you can access Fraser Island in 10 minutes on a barge from Inskip Point.

    The World Heritage listed Fraser Island, is the biggest Sand Island in the World.
    Here you find crystal clear freshwater lakes and creeks, long stretches of unspoilt beaches and ancient rainforests, heaps of Bird varieties, Wallabies, Possums, Flying foxes, Echidnas and Dingoes - do not feed these!

    THE GREAT SANDY STRAIT stretches from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay has calm water perfect for fishing and a chance to spot turtles, dugongs, reef fish and Dolphins. Shorebirds come from Japan and Siberia to the wetland each summer to take advantage of the warm conditions and to feed and rest.

    MARYBOROUGH is one of the cities in the region and another favorite of mine.
    It has a connection with Mary Poppins, has lots of stunning old Queenslander homes, Museums, Parks and a lot of historical buildings enough to spend several days looking around.

    HERVEY BAY probably one of the most popular cities, is known as the WHALE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Flights from Brisbane only take 45mins.

    There are many more smaller seaside towns to rest and relax if you want to stay somewhere quiet.

    Of Course, it is not all Beach, there is the Fraser coast hinterland, a pretty area with smaller towns
    where you find markets and craft stores, perhaps buy some homemade jams, pickles, cakes and local art and craft. Pay a visit to the town of Bauple, home to Macadamia nuts.

    As you can see, the Fraser Coast is an interesting place to visit with some of the best sights to see and enjoy in Queensland.

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    VISIT THE SOUTH BURNETT REGION OF QUEENSLAND

    by balhannah Updated Oct 6, 2013

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    Of course, the South Burnett is closer to Brisbane than the North Burnett, approx. 2 hours drive from Brisbane. The area stretches from the Blackbutt Ranges to nearly Gympie.

    The main towns in the South Burnett are Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Yarraman, Wondai, Goomeri, Nanango and Kilkivan. These larger towns service the small towns of Cooyar, Maidenwell, Dandabah (in the Bunya Mountains), Kumbia, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Proston and Hivesville.

    In this area, you will find Wineries and lots of Arts & Craft places. Kingaroy is the Peanut Capital of Australia, so why not buy and try some fresh Australian peanuts from the Peanut van. There are good museums in the area, I especially like the South Burnett Timber Industry Museum at Wondai. Plenty of parks and picnic areas, accommodation from cheap to more expensive, Bed & Breakfasts, flora & fauna and the wonderful Bunya Mountains National Park.

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    VISIT THE NORTH BURNETT REGION OF QUEENSLAND

    by balhannah Written Oct 6, 2013

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    The North Burnett region is located approx. 4 hours drive north of Brisbane.
    There are 6 main townships in the area - Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera.
    They service the smaller surrounding towns.

    The North Burnett is inland from the coast, so you will be in the country where there are Mountain ranges, National Parks, Gorges, big Rivers, farms and nice rural scenery. Located 13 kms away from Munduberra, is the Auburn National Park. I enjoyed it here, but didn't see any Platypus! Near Monto, is the wonderful Cania Gorge, well worth a visit, and Lake Cania. Camping is available, and at Monto there is accommodation.
    Eidsvold is home to the RM Williams Bush Learning centre, I haven't been to the centre yet, though have been to Eidsvold on several occasions.

    This area is where you will enjoy country hospitality, country entertainment in the way or Rodeo's and other different events to what is found in the cities. I like buying the fresh fruit at one of the roadside stalls, straight from the farmer to me!
    Check out these towns like I have done recently, and you will find interesting stories and historical museums.
    Take the car, the Caravan or Motorhome and "get- away" from it all!

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    AUSTRALIAN RODEO HERITAGE CENTRE

    by balhannah Updated Oct 5, 2013

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    This museum is entirely dedicated to the Rodeo and Cowboy AND is the Head Office of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA).

    In here, I found everything I wanted to know and see about Rodeos. My husband does leatherwork, and what great examples there were here. The winning saddles were stunning! I was able to see the trophies winners receive, learn about the events, see what the cowboys wear including some great buckles, and peruse the list of winners since it began.
    Exhibits include interactive and static displays, live rodeo demonstrations, a theatrette, bar, and function room.

    The museum is very well set out, and is the only one in Australia.

    OPEN ..Monday - Saturday 10 - 3pm

    ADMISSION:......
    Single $10.00
    Couple $15.00
    Aged Pensioner $7.50 single / $10.00 couple

    More information can be found on my WARWICK page.

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    VISIT THE OLDEST TOWN IN QUEENSLAND

    by balhannah Written Oct 5, 2013

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    GAYNDAH is the oldest town in Queensland, is located in the North Burnett.

    It is a country town, known for the amount of citrus fruit it grows. Upon entering town, one of the first sights you see, is the BIG ORANGE. Every 2 years, the Gayndah Orange Festival is held to celebrate this industry, and after this event, the Gayndah Rodeo begins.

    Located on the Burnett River and 366kms to the north of Brisbane, this town has grown since it was first settled in1849. The town was once considered to be a good place for the Capital of Queensland to be located, this didn't happen because the river was not deep enough, making it impossible for large cargo ships to unload near the town.

    I walked along the main street [Capper street] and found some very nice heritage buildings. The town museum was excellent! I found the Riverside Park had great views of the Burnett River.

    If you haven't your own car, then catching the local Bus would be the best bet.

    A lot more information can be found on my GAYNDAH pages.

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    Feel Like a Day at the Races?

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 15, 2013

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    This will be a 'one stop shop' for Brisbane and our regional cities racing information

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    BRISBANE

    EAGLE FARM

    Now at the end of Race Course Road you will find the Eagle Farm Course (I might pop in here that there are some great eating places along Race Course Road). I really like Eagle Farm as sometimes we are guests in a Corporate Box right in front of the finish line ...and that is something.

    Some special Meets include:

    Queensland Derby (2400m)

    Stradbroke Handicap (1400m)

    The TJ Smith (1600m)

    Winter Stakes (1400m)

    Queensland Oaks (2400m)

    DOOMBEN

    Races have been held here
    since 1933. It is the home of the Doomben 10,000 Weight for Age.

    The Racecourse is situated in Ascot 6.3 km from the Brisbane CBD

    Hampden Street, Ascot. Qld. 4007. Australia
    +61 (7) 3268 2171

    ALBION PARK is the one for Harness Racing....an enjoyable night out.....went there a few times some years ago. D won a trifecta

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    REGIONAL CITIES

    CAIRNS

    In Cairns we have CANNON PARK located in Woree

    .The Cairns Cup was first run in the 1990's

    I have never been to this racetrack

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    IPSWICH

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    ROCKHAMPTON

    CALLAGHAN PARK

    Yes I used to enjoy the evening races here...hot days made the evening meet more pleasant.

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    SUNSHINE COAST

    Regular Race Meets are held near Caloundra....parking a little easier here.

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    TOOWOOMBA

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    But the famous annual outback BIRDSVILLE RACES still capture the 'outback imagination'...and there are tours...and a dance!
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    DINOSAUR TRAIL

    by balhannah Updated Aug 23, 2013

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    I bet you didn't know that Australia had a Dinosaur Trail to follow. Well, neither did I know that the route actually had a name put to it.

    This is another Outback Adventure, but not a really, really huge one!

    The Town's that are visited are LONGREACH, where the famous Stockman's Hall of fame is, and the Qantas Founder's Museum [Qantas began in Longreach] You have to pay extra, but you can do a "wing" walk on a Qantas 747.

    WINTON is interesting, as it has the Waltzing Matilda Centre located here. You are also in Dinosaur country.
    In Winton is the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History, which is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils.
    Tours of the dinosaur collection and fossil preparation laboratory start every two hours from 9 am to 3 pm daily.

    RICHMOND in prehistoric times, was submerged beneath an Ancient Inland Sea, and today the fossilised remains of animal and plant life from this Sea are being marketed globally through Kronosaurus Korner [Marine Fossil Museum.]
    Richmond is the Fossil capital of Australia.

    HUGHENDEN and complete skeleton's have been found here. Hughenden Flinders Discovery Centre [Visitor centre] has a huge display of dinosaur fossils from around the world, as well as a growing display of fossils from the local area.
    “Hughie” the star attraction, is a life size skeletal replica of Muttaburrasaurus, cast from the original bones of a 110 million year old dinosaur found in the Flinders Shire.
    Entry fee to the display area is $3.50 per adult and children age from 5 – 12 are $1.00.

    This trip should satisfy all Dinosaur hunters!

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    LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK

    by balhannah Updated Aug 23, 2013

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    Lamington National park is a MUST VISIT if you have a car or can go on a tour.

    It is approx 2hours drive from Brisbane

    Why do I say this?................
    Well, most people like the Australian parrots, they are brightly coloured and beautiful.
    At O'Reilly's in Lamington N/Park, you can feed these wild Parrots, and in exchange, they will sit on your head, shoulders, arms and even Camera to make you fill with happiness and have a smiling face!
    I have brought VT'ers here, and they said it was the best part of their Australian holiday, I could hardly tear them away from the birds so they could do the FREE TREE TOP WALK!

    You will see Kangaroo's, Wallabies, different Birdlife, wonderful views, Rainforest, take a walk on one of the many trails, have a bbq, enjoy a meal at the Restaurant, and perhaps share a meal with the Bush Turkeys and Kookaburra's, they are very cheeky, so watch them!

    Lamington National Park also included Green Mountain and Binna Burra, both areas worth paying a visit to.

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