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QLD events

What's on in Queensland

While you're holidaying in Queensland, check out the great events across the region. From performances to festivals, sports to exhibitions, there's plenty to see and do and Queensland for the whole family!

Outback Queensland

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Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory

Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory

Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory is dedicated to ensuring visitors enjoy the wonder of the outback night sky. The guides at the Cosmos Centre share their knowledge and allow you to observe binary stars, star clusters, planets and the Moon.

Gold Coast

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GENERAL INFORMATIONACCOMMODATION 

Queensland Recreation Centres

The Queensland Recreation Centres have two great locations at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast and Currimundi Beach on the Sunshine Coast. The ensuited rooms sleep up to seven people and include a bar fridge, microwave, kettle and air-conditioning or fan.

BOUNCE Inc

BOUNCE is an adrenaline playground packed with awesome adventure challenge experiences for free spirits of any age and skill level. Check out their sessions and book in with an Awesome 4some Super Pass!

Timezone

Timezone is a great place to treat your kids, hang with your mates, take a date, or spend alone time. Our games and amusements boost you when you want to escape or cut loose and have fun.

Spaceflight Academy

Spaceflight Academy is a new and unique attraction in the Gold Coast offering basic Astronaut training to schools, private groups and the general public.

The Escape Hunt Experience

Calling all family detectives! If you love doing challenging things as a family, solving mysteries and consider yourself a 'super sleuth', then The Escape Hunt Experience is just what you're after!

Infinity, Gold Coast

Infinity - Gold Coast
Infinity is a mind-blowing 40-minute journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder. It's filled with unique special events, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity. It's an exciting, hilarious, interactive experience with unforgettable impact!

Tropical Fruit World

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Voted one of the Gold Coast's most popular tourist activities, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary allows you to get up close to many of Australia’s iconic wildlife. Located among 27 hectares of rainforest and filled with interactive animal exhibits, wildlife shows and activities for young and old, this is a great value day out on the Gold Coast.

Sea World

Australian Outback Spectacular

Discover the Outback Spirit at Warner Village Theme Parks' $23 million show extravaganza - Australian Outback Spectacular is a unique and exciting evening dinner show and a first of its kind in Australia!

Sea World

Sea World, Gold Coast

Make contact with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of amazing rides, shows and attractions at Sea World. 

Dreamworld

Dreamworld
One of Australia's biggest themeparks! Adventure can be discovered at every twist and turn. With endless fun for both the young and young at heart. There are millions of memories waiting to be made.

Dreamworld

White Water World
One of Australia's biggest themeparks! Adventure can be discovered at every twist and turn. With endless fun for both the young and young at heart. There are millions of memories waiting to be made.

Wet'n'Wild Water World

Wet'n'Wild Water World, Gold Coast

For splashtacular fun you can't go past Wet'n'Wild Water World, Australia's premier water theme park. With all slides and pools heated during cooler months, you can enjoy all this family fun all year round. 

Warner Bros. Movie World

Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast

Movie magic comes alive every day at Warner Bros. Movie World - Hollywood on the Gold Coast. This park hosts a myriad of rides to cater for all tastes. 

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport

"Mum and Dad took me on a holiday and we went in a big plane to the Gold Coast. Gold Coast Airport was really cool and we saw lots of other big planes landing."

Brisbane and surrounds

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The Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane offers spectacular sky-high views in the heart of Brisbane's entertainment precinct, South Bank. Unrivalled for its 360 degree views, a ride on The Wheel of Brisbane is an uplifting experience for young and old.

The Escape Hunt Experience

Calling all family detectives! If you love doing challenging things as a family, solving mysteries and consider yourself a 'super sleuth', then The Escape Hunt Experience is just what you're after!

Alma Park Zoo

Visit Alma Park Zoo - Brisbane's cool spot for an enjoyable family day out!

The Australian Woolshed

The Australian Woolshed, Brisbane

Come and experience the Australian Woolshed, just 20 minutes 'outback' of Brisbane City. See how a sheep is shorn, and watch the sheep dogs muster the sheep.

Lyell Deer Farm

Lyell Deer Farm, near Brisbane

Currently four species of deer are now being bred on the farm, Red, Fallow, Chital, and Rusa. We have educational tours for primary and high school students where they can see how the deer are being farmed. The farm is open to visitors Sundays 10am - 4pm (Free Entry). 

Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum

The museum is a modern World class facility built around the heritage listed original Qantas hangar, combining historical artifacts and multimedia displays for all ages to enjoy.

Sunshine Coast

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Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo has over 1,200 native and exotic animals to share with you. Visit the African Savannah, South-East Asia exhibit or Bindi's Island. Australia Zoo also offers a range of wildlife shows daily where you can learn about the Australia Zoo's animals.

QLD events

The Ginger Factory

During the Easter school holidays the Ginger Factory will be staging some very special holiday activities to keep the littlies occupied and give parents a moment to sit back and relax over coffee or try the new menu at the fully refurbished Ginger Cafe.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is a multi-award winning, all weather attraction where you can walk among thousands of marine and freshwater animals in 11 zones over three levels.  Enjoy more than 14 live and interactive presentations.

Sunshine Coast day tours and activities

More Sunshine Coast Activities - Viator

Choose from a wide range of day tours and activities around Queensland's Sunshine Coast region.

Fraser Island and Central Queensland

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Get transported to paradise with 1770 LARC! Tours

The amphibious LARC! vessels will take you on a journey over vast sandy beaches and in crystal clear waters north of the Town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy) in Queensland.

Tondoon Botanic Gardens

Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone

One of Australia's few totally native Botanic Gardens, specialising in plants from the local Port Curtis Region. Situated 6km from the city on Glenlyon Road. 170hectres of native forest, lake, walking tracks, botanical display, playground, picnic and BBQs.

Fraser Island day tours

More Fraser Island acitivites - Viator

Choose from a wide range of day tours and activities on Queensland's Fraser Island.

Mackay and Whitsundays

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Whitsundays day tours and activities

More Whitsundays activities - Viator

Choose from a wide range of day tours and activities around Queensland's Mackay and Whitsundays region.

Cruise Whitsundays

has a selection of fantastic experiences and activities that really make the most of this incredible part of the world including the stunning Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical North Queensland

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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

This unique eco-adventure takes you into the beating heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline and tree platform tour through all levels of the rainforest canopy.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed tropical rainforests in the Barron Gorge National Park.

4 Park Pass

Cable Ski Cairns

Cable Ski Cairns and Cables Wakepark Penrith offers a unique watersport experience to the whole family.

Sunlover

Sunlover Reef Cruises 

Located just off the coast of Cairns, the reef is an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle of brilliantly coloured corals and more than 10,000 diverse and unique marine species. At Sunlover Reef Cruises, we have had the pleasure of introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the magic of the Great Barrier Reef through our express daily luxury cruises from Cairns.

 

4 Park Pass

4 Park Pass

Any holiday to Tropical North Queensland would not be complete without visiting four of the region's best and most unique attractions: Rainforestation Nature Park and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Port Douglas, and the Cairns Wildlife Dome in the heart of the city. These diverse attractions have an exciting 4 Park Pass, which entitles entry into each of the parks at a great discount.

The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

A leader in its field of wildlife immersion exhibits, the award winning Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary provides visitors with a chance to observe up close a huge range of flora and fauna.  Visitors can wander through three different and unique environments that depict a wide variety of animals of the surrounding Rainforest, Wetlands and Grasslands. 

Deep Sea Divers Den

Deep Sea Divers Den, Great Barrier Reef

Diving or Snorkelling with Deep Sea Divers Den is the right choice for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Diver or Snorkelers, your safety and enjoyment is on the top of our list when you visit the Great Barrier Reef with us.

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns Tropical Zoo, Cairns

Cairns Tropical Zoo is the largest and most diverse wildlife attraction in Tropical North Queensland, and is set amidst six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens. Locally owned and operated, our zoo is home to hundreds of native and exotic species, many of which are indigenous to our area. 

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cairns

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles in Australia. Situated just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland, Hartley’s is fun and educational for the whole family.

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters

Great Barrier Reef Helicopters, Cairns

Tropical North Queensland - where the rainforest meets the reef...and the most fun way to see it is from above, on board a Jet helicopter! For a family holiday you won't forget, enjoy breathtaking flights over this beautiful region.

In addition to the attractions listed below, click on the following links to browse and book a range of tours and activities in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, in Palm Cove, Shute HarbourPort Douglas and Cairns.

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