Watch the dust rise as hundreds wrestle, ride and race on bucking beasts at the Xstrata Mount Isa Rodeo – the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
See the streets of Cloncurry come to life with the colours of the Mardi Gras street parade or lay out a blanket with your kids for the Teddy Bear’s picnic. Join the punters at the Birdsville Races and hold onto your best racing hat as the dust flies and you cheer the horses to the finish line or pick up a prize at Fashions of the Field.
Swap your racing best for boots and the track for bushland as you place your bets at the quirky Windorah Yabbie Races. Celebrate Queensland’s rural heritage and discover a unique Australian sport, campdraft, where cattle, horse and rider come together.
Or try your hand at polocrosse or admire the skills of Australia’s stockman keeping the traditions of the bush alive at the Stockman’s’ Hall of Fame Campdraft.
29 Jul to 3 Aug 2014
This a truly unique way to experience Outback Queensland. Take part in a five day live in retreat with watercolour artist John Lovett.
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31 Jul to 3 Aug 2014
The weekend promises an action packed weekend full of extreme sports, entertainment and fun for the whole family in a unique location.
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2 to 3 Aug 2014 Free Entry
Shockwave is a festival designed by, for and with young people and the wider community of Central West Queensland to celebrate, exchange and learn about creative arts and as an opportunity for young people's artistic expression.
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2 to 3 Aug 2014
The Corfield Race Club is situated in the small town of Corfield, right in the heart of Queensland.
Held annually at the start of August, this event attracts crowds of around 500 racegoers.
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8 to 10 Aug 2014
Become part of the legend that is the Isa Rodeo! The largest and richest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere, staged in Mount Isa, Outback Queensland, since 1959.
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9 to 10 Aug 2014 Free Entry
Charters Towers hosts the annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival which includes the Gold Fever Le Tour and the Gold Fever Fun Run.
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16 Aug 2014
Who says small Outback towns cant do drags? Head to the town of Boulia and take in the adrenaline pumping action of the Boulia Outback Drags.
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16 Aug 2014 Free Entry
Heading to Boulia? Why not check out this exciting event and don't forget to bring your family and friends.
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16 to 17 Aug 2014 Free Entry
Sweat, dust and the smell of the stockyards mingle in the air as the clock ticks and the tension grows, man and beast pit their strength against one another in the traditional method of cattle branding.
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19 to 24 Aug 2014
Do something a little different and take part in a five day retreat with well known photographer Barry Alsop.
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