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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Gold Coast’s leading native wildlife, adventure and coastal rainforest experience.
The Sanctuary is an Advanced Eco-Tourism Certified and Queensland heritage listed property where you can get closer to hundreds of native Australian animals. You can cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo and experience the wild Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding.
Experience one of our 13 daily shows including free flight bird show, the Australiana Show and our Croc show or ride our famous train.
Aboriginal and Islander dancers perform in daily shows and tours, plus much more including the Green Challenge Adventure Parc, an exhilarating 65 challenge tree-tops ropes course.
After dark Currumbin comes alive with the Gold Coast’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dinner show called Yanguwah.
Transfers are available from Gold Coast Airport and Surfers Paradise bookings are essential.
Pacific Fair is one of the oldest and biggest shopping centres on the Gold Coast with hundreds of shops dedicated to fashion, electronics, food and more!
Tandem Cairns in the Tropical North is a spectacular location for a Tandem Skydive and your extreme adventure. Land on your own exclusive beach, the closet beach landing to Cairns. Free return transfers daily.
Tandem Cairns in the Tropical North is a spectacular location for a Tandem Skydive and your extreme adventure. Land on your own exclusive beach, the closet beach landing to Cairns. Free return transfers daily.
Adventure joins nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain less than an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play. Choose from a range of exciting adventures and on-site accommodation on this 112-hectare rainforest playground. It’s fun for all the family and there is something to suit all age groups.
Hunt for gemstone filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Take the Adventure Parc challenge, its Australia’s highest and longest adventure ropes course; do battle with Laser Skirmish, a fun experience in a jungle setting. Relax in the rainforest, go bushwalking, horse trail riding or swim in the rock pools.
Thunderbird Park is a wildlife and geological oasis. Find treasure in the world's largest thunderegg mine. Thundereggs range from a few grams to over 600 kilograms. Most are filled with agate and other quartz varieties. The mine is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 3.30pm, every day during Queensland Public School Holidays and all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday. The admission price includes a mining permit, a pick, shovel, and a bucket to hold the treasure.
The ropes course offers a range of challenges from relatively easy to very strenuous. Choose your challenge and enjoy hours of high adventure. Hang on to the ropes and take a flying fox ride through towering eucalyptus trees, crawl through tunnels, play action movie jungle games and tumble through the air. Choose from a range of adventure games. The course is open to adults and children (height requirements apply). Jump suits and harnesses are supplied, covered footwear must be worn. The ropes course is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, phone 5545 1468 for bookings.
Laser Skirmish is a fun outdoor activity for all ages. It’s like paintball but without the paint (or the pain). Zap your mates with a laser beam in this tactical combat game. Kit up in camouflage gear and face paint. Laser Skirmish games are challenging but safe. Join in a public session or book a private party. It’s great for birthday parties, end of year school break-ups, corporate events, and field trips. Open sessions at Thunderbird Park every Saturday afternoon, bookings essential. Visit www.laserskirmish.com.au or phone 1300 666 559.
Go horse trail riding through mountain rainforest and bushland. Gentle horses take riders on a fun filled adventure; rides are suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Friendly guides escort groups of up to 12 riders. Bookings essential, phone 5545 1468.
Self-catering lodges suit couples, families, and larger groups. Get back to nature, pitch a tent on a large, shady site, or book a landscaped caravan site. Prices suit all budgets. Enjoy the rainforest greenery and the trickle of the rock pools. Meet the friendly wildlife and colourful birds. Breakfast with the birds; enjoy a cold drink and a pizza from the wood-fired oven on The Terrace, its open every day of the week. The onsite Rainforest Restaurant and Bar is open for dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.
Artspace Mackay is a regional art gallery operated by Mackay Regional Council which provides the community and its visitors with access to a wide range of cultural services including:
- An ever-changing program of international standard touring and curated exhibitions of visual arts and social history
- Access to the Mackay Regional Council Collection of artists' books and prints through the Tate Adams Reading Room, with presentations, displays and exhibitions
- Public and educational programs including art classes, workshops, masterclasses, lectures, seminars, performances, presentations, guided tours and events
- A multi-purpose functions venue for meetings. seminars, functions and events
Marina Mirage is Queensland's finest waterfront shopping and dining resort.
Marina Mirage is situated on the Gold Coast, directly opposite the five star Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa and is adjacent to the worlds first Palazzo Versace Hotel.
Marina Mirage offers award winning restaurants, designer boutiques filled with the world's top fashion labels, specialty stores overflowing with elegant homewares, gifts and exceptional artwork.
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions.
Discover our story of ginger from paddock to plate and see how Buderim Ginger have become the largest processor of ginger in the world.
Experience the fascinating world of bees with our live bee show then taste our sensational varieties of honey.
Go Overboard with the gingerbread man as you set out on an exciting water voyage visiting hundreds of puppets from every port of the world.
Ride Moreton our 100 year old Ginger train as you relax in our open air carriage and enjoy our beautiful gardens.
The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland with great shopping along with a fantastic café featuring modern Australian cuisine surrounded by acres of beautiful tropical gardens & walks.
Overboard Boat Ride
Family: $ 44.00
The Factory Tour
The Live Bee Show
Tour Double Deal – Includes the Factory tour and the Live Bee Show
Ride Double Deal – Includes the Ginger Train and the Overboard Boat Ride
Superpass – Includes all rides and attractions
Just 60 minutes north of Brisbane Airport. Follow the Bruce Highway (M1) to the Yandina/Coolum exit and follow the signs.
Explore the Sunshine Coast with our mini-coach tours. Go whale watching, see the crocodiles being fed at Australia Zoo, cuddle a koala or just pat a friendly kangaroo. Sample some great taste treats at the Nutworks and Ginger factory.
Our modern air conditioned coaches visit all the best places on the Sunshine Coast including Noosa, Mooloolaba, Montville, Eumundi Markets and the Hinterland
Storeyline Tours is a 100% Queensland owned family business operated by Ralph and Sue Storey with more than 30 years conducting coach tours throughout Australia.
When you next visit Queensland, come and share your Sunshine Coast tour with us. Join one of our coach tours and allow us to show you why we think the Coast, tourist attractions and it\'s Hinterland is the most fascinating and beautiful part of Australia.
Established in 1990, the Hervey Bay Go Kart Track has been keeping both locals and tourists entertained for years.
A family run business, we offer great prices, deals and memories to last a lifetime.
Whether you're looking to keep the grandkids entertained, throw an adrenaline-pumped bucks party or just try something new and exciting, you'll love it!
Aside from our single karts, we also offer tandem karts with dual steering so you can teach the little ones how to handle the corners before they graduate to a single kart (once they meet the age and height requirements) or even just to get them used to the track before they go it alone!
We have a kiosk supplying cold drinks, ice-creams, chips, lollies & a barbeque is available for larger gatherings and group bookings.
Located on the Hervey Bay Maryborough road, you can't miss our 650 metre long bitumen track and 120 metre long waterslide running down the side of the hill.
Nestled within the tranquil Botanic Gardens and adjacent to the Murray Lagoon, the Rockhampton Zoo is home to more than 50 species of native and exotic animals. It’s the perfect place for families to see magnificent and cheeky creatures, great and small in their natural surroundings and best of all it’s free to visit.
You can view our most intimidating resident, the ‘Colonel’ saltwater crocodile, or get up close to our koalas, kangaroos and the exotic lion tailed macaques. As you walk through the zoo you will be sure to come across our most loveable residents, the Chimpanzees. Always found roaming around their giant enclosure, their daily feeding show with the zoo keepers are just part of the reason why visitors keep returning to this special part of Rockhampton.
You’ll also find animals native to Central Queensland and observe the purpose built homes of wombats, Frank, Katie and Donna. A day at the Rockhampton Zoo is the perfect outing for families!
Keeper talks and feedings begin at 2.45pm and go through to 3.30pm. Please see zoo signage for details on the day.
Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.
Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!
Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.
You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!
Visit us at Australia Zoo to experience Australia’s ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination.
Visit the Historical Proserpine Museum, where you can learn about the interesting history of this sugar cane and cattle town. The establishment of a permanent museum in the Whitsunday region was a major initiative with strong support throughout the whole community. The facility is a multi-purpose venue, which houses the museum collection, and offers the opportunity for genealogical and extensive local history research. It affords educational benefits to their youth and has been embraced as a cultural centre for their local arts and crafts and travelling exhibitions. The museum will 'Bridge the Decades since Federation' with historical thought-provoking displays which showcase the most significant achievements of this region during the last century.
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is the caretaker of the Bundaberg Regional Council Collection on behalf of the community of Bundaberg and the Bundaberg Regional Council. The Arts Gallery's role is to develop preservation and conservation plans and practices to ensure the future protection of this Collection and to make it accessible to the Bundaberg and district community through exhibitions and public display.
The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery's permanent collection is comprised of four sub-collections which amount to over 400 works across all art forms. The Collection sub-sections include: The Dr Egmont Schmidt Memorial Collection, The Bundaberg Regional Council Corporate Collection ( which now includes the former Burnett, Isis and Kolan collections), The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Collection and the Bundaberg Public Art Collection.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Located just off the Tropical North Queensland coast of Cairns, Australia, 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.
We love the reef and we love showing it off. We would love to show you too.
We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.
Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.
After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.
Are you looking for thrills and spills? Then you’ve found it all at Aussie World – slap bang in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway.
There are rides that will get you soaked! There are rides that will make you green and dizzy! There are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! And of course there is the Aussie charm of the Ettamogah Pub.
With so many thrilling rides and games we're a FANTASTIC day out for the entire family!
Welcome to the Crazy Joker!
Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10 minutes from both Cairns and Northern Beaches to suit even the most time conscious visitor or perfect for a soft adventure activity for the whole family!
Blazing Saddles is now a working sugar cane farm and the property also boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes! You will also meet our resident geese, peacocks and ducks, perhaps even spot a crocodile!
They cater for large groups as well as the corporate and incentive market making these activities great for team building ideas.
At DFO Cairns, you can buy all your favourite brands without the big price tag, in an accessible location and with ample free parking.
Since opening in 2008, the people of Cairns have really embraced the concept and the centre is now home to a stack of leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Quiksilver, Skechers, Williams Outlet and Guess; all up to 70% OFF original retail prices.
Stores at DFO can heavily discount as they offer discontinued lines, previous season's stock, current end of season lines and special purchases.
The centre also has a fully appointed food court and a wide range of services including a beauty salon, post office, pharmacy, newsagent, bank and Coles Supermarket.
Flames of the Forest transports you into a world beyond your imagination so relaxing and uplifting for your soul you will never want to leave. A completely intimate natural feast for your senses.
If you are on holiday choose from two different evenings to suit your tastes and your budget - please go to the dining experience. We offer a very different experience to a restaurant being in a pristine natural setting in the rainforest near Port Douglas. It is like no other dining experience in Australia.
Flames is also a magical, private and very exclusive venue for weddings, private parties and corporate groups with tailor made event theming, entertainment and menu design from our award winning catering.
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport’s specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry’s best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 11 person crew are dive masters or instructors.
The three night ‘Fly Dive Cod Hole’ expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night ‘Fly Dive Coral Sea’ expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night ‘Coral Sea Safari’ expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Cod Hole.
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialise in dive courses, three day dive trips, retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at their modern training centre with Cairns' deepest diver training pool and their three multi-million dollar dive boats are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards in the area that can travel around from reef to reef. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week to add flexibility to your itinerary.
Training Centre & Office
Address: 116 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 5255
Fax: (07) 4044 9955
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 0700 - 1800
Address: Cnr Grafton & Shields St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 6681
Fax: (07) 4051 6194
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 1000 - 1900
One of the best reasons to visit fabulous Port Douglas! Experience the Great Barrier Reef aboard Synergy's full day luxury Sail and Snorkel Cruise. Catering for a maximum of 12 pampered guests, Synergy offers exclusive sites, superb cuisine and friendly, five star service. Inclusive of transfers within Port Douglas, morning and afternoon tea, gourmet barbecue lunch, in-water snorkelling tuition and guided snorkelling tour. Synergy is a 'must do' experience when you visit Tropical North Queensland. Relax, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with Synergy Reef Sailing.
The award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia's leading environmental wildlife experience, providing visitors with a change to observe up close, a huge range of flora and fauna. Wildlife Habitat was constructed in 1988 on 8 acres of land that has been recreated to provide a window into our natural environment.
Visitors wander along boardwalks and meandering pathways to experience some of the Wet Tropics endemic species. Allowing for a full immersion experience, the park is divided into four distinct North Queensland environments; the Woodland, Wetlands, Rainforest and Savannah. Wildlife Habitat is unlike any other zoo or wildlife experience you have ever encountered.
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking is a family owned and operated business which has been operating in the Whitsundays since 1997.
Our passion for adventurous water sports led us to this amazing part of the world and It's here that we chose to put down roots, raise a family & share our love of nature & sea kayaking with our visitors.
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking guides are carefully selected- as much for their character and local knowledge as their more obvious sea kayaking skills. They are without exception extremely experienced and fully qualified and importantly love their job & lifestyle.
Our kayaks & equipment are replaced regularly to ensure the best standard of equipment is available to our clients.
We pride ourselves on our service and value our hard earned reputation for offering the best sea kayaking experience in the Whitsundays.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of adventure and nature in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
Whitsunday Dive Adventures is your best choice for scuba dive adventure, scuba diving training and scuba diving equipment in the Whitsundays. Whether you look for daily dive trips, snorkelling trips or PADI dive courses, Whitsunday Dive Adventures is the place to be.
Our purpose built dive training centre, located just 3 minutes drive from the Airlie Beach main street, has a 4 bed dorm and camper-van parking space. Enjoy the simplicity of staying on site while doing your dive course and share the facilities with other PADI scuba dive students, have an evening swim or go to town for dinner. Its very convenient to be able to wake and walk just one minute to class!.
Whitsunday Dive Adventures have been involved in the diving industry in the Whitsundays for over 10 years. Although low key, our primary mission is to conduct High Quality Dive Courses, in small numbers (maximum 4 students) with a high degree of emphasis placed on the student’s Safety, Knowledge and Competency.
We don’t just do Dive Courses! We specialise in them!
Our dive courses are structured to keep you focused and entertained from start to finish! Ensuring you gain the highest level of understanding and competency, in both the practical and theory aspects of diving.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills to perfection and at times even put your feet up and relax taking in the scenery of our beautiful tropical island, as we don’t have the time constraints many dive student’s encounter when doing their course on a vessel.
Discover the spectacular wilderness of the Whitsunday Islands aboard the tourism award-winning vessel Mantaray.
Visit two of the Whitsundays most pristine locations – beautiful Whitehaven Beach and Mantaray Bay. Whitehaven Beach has an amazing 7km stretch of white silica sand and an amazing lookout at Hill Inlet, while Mantaray Bay encompasses a myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish. Scuba dive and snorkel in this fascinating marine wonderland, lie on the spacious sun-deck, swim in the aqua-blue waters or simply feel the sand between your toes. It’s yours to enjoy.
Experience a day like no other aboard Mantaray.
This eco-sensitive cruise operation will whisk you around this World Heritage area at a comfortable speed of 21 knots giving you up to two hours to enjoy Whitehaven Beach/Hill Inlet Lookout, and two hours to explore snorkelling and/or diving at Mantaray Bay. You will enjoy lots and lots of fish and beautiful corals.
Mantaray has plenty of space, unobstructed views, a large shaded area, easy access for all ages, an on-board toilet and shower facilities
Enjoy the company of the friendly and experienced Mantaray crew.
Listen to expert commentary about the special nature of the island national parks and the fabulous marine life. Snorkel and scuba dive under the watchful eye of our qualified crew, be tempted by a tantalising Mediterranean-style lunch and enjoy free morning and afternoon tea.
It all adds up to an unforgettable addition to your Whitsunday holiday.
SkyPoint Climb takes place on the top of the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise and at 270 metres in the air, it is one of Australia's highest external building walks. Starting on level 77 of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Climbers will enter the open air dressed in a full body suit and harness. Following their Climb guide, participants will then traverse up towards the crow's nest located at the highest point of the Climb at around 270 metres above the ground. Regular stops will be taken to admire the stunning 360 degree views of the Gold Coast region including the golden beaches, city skyline and lush green hinterland. Climbers will then descend to level 77. Altogether the experience takes approximately 90 minutes including a briefing session and the time on the Climb course.
Runaway Bay Shopping Village offers superior shopping convenience and services on one level in air conditioned comfort. With three major discount department stores, Big W, Target and Best & Less, three supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles and ALDI, and over 130 specialty stores and services, shopping close to home or your holiday accommodation could never be easier. With 50 per cent of the car parks under cover, you can be promised to keep your cool all the way home. If you are arriving by boat, disembark at the Centre's jetty on the Boardwalk Canal outside the food court.
Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba's Seafood Lunch Signature Cruise picks you up from the Wharf Mooloolaba, takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy sensational, scenic views right down to Noosa the headland. Stop next at the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up your lunch and then continue on a nice leisurely cruise down through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, Harbour and Canals. Your lunch ticket gives you a choice of one of four inclusive meals: Fresh Mooloolaba prawns Calamari and chips Fresh Fish of the day Bacon Egg and Cheese Burger Optional extras available onboard include oysters, crayfish, scallops and much more. Beverages are available from the onboard bar throughout the cruise. The 90 minute cruise also includes a light 25 minute commentary before lunch is served. The 35 foot European style vessel is easy to access for young and old, is fully enclosed with prime waterfront viewing from almost everywhere in the vessel. The interior has been recently refurbished has comfortable booth seating, bar facilities and brand new amenities.
The Memorial Swim Centre is located in Mackay's City Centre and beside Canelands Shopping Centre. This is the only heated public pool in Mackay and remains a constant temperature of 26 degrees in both the 50 metre pool and toddler pool year round. Features Include: 50 metre by eight lane Olympic heated outdoor pool Heated toddler pool with water fountain Grandstand suitable for large events and swimming carnivals Extensive grounds which are ideal for family picnics Car park and bike rack facilities Easy Access Chairlift Fully serviced first aid and lifesaving equipment Provision of free sunscreen (in partnership with Suncorp)
Nutworks is in Yandina directly across the road from The Ginger Factory.
Visitors are welcome to uncover the history and health benefits of macadamias – local to this very area, view macadamia processing, chocolate panning and roasting, as well as sample macadamias in a variety of flavours.
Admission is FREE and the retail shop is full of unique gifts and souvenirs including boutique macadamias, chocolate, confectionery and beautifully packaged gifts and hampers.
Relax with a coffee in the Cafe and enjoy a macadamia scone or a decadent treat from the ever-changing cake display.
Nutworks also has an online shop where all products are at your fingertips to order for delivery Australia-wide.
Follow Nutworks on Facebook for updates, recipes and more.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests from Cairns to Kuranda. Spanning 7.5 kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands. Your adventure includes time at two mid-stations, where you can alight from the cableway learn more about this fascinating environment from the forest floor. At Red Peak Station, Skyrail's Rangers provide guided boardwalk tours sharing their knowledge on these ancient tropical forests, amongst giant buttress roots, ancient Kauri Pines and climbing wait-a-while palms. Barron Falls Station has pathways and lookouts over the Barron Gorge and Falls, historical displays and a Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, the Rainforest Interpretation Centre houses interactive touch-screen computers and audio-visual displays, providing an engaging and fun learning experience for people of all ages. Multiple winner of the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, Skyrail is The World's Most Beautiful Rainforest Experience and is a convenient 10-minutes from Cairns and 50-minutes from Port Douglas.
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre in Surfers Paradise has all you need for a relaxing holiday, with a Coles supermarket, 12 restaurants, nine take away food stores, a range of fashion and all the health, beauty and essential services you could enjoy during your stay. Relax into holiday mode at the brand new Endota Day Spa offering luxurious pampering in 10 treatment rooms, mineral and plunge pools, steam, sauna and all the usual services to help you unwind. If you need help organising your holiday, or wish to linger a little longer, let Chevron Renaissance's tourism providers ensure your holiday remains stress-free. Flight Centre, a range of banks, Super Duck Adventure Tours, Surfside Realty, Holiday Club and Holiday Holiday accommodation specialists can all assist with your travel needs. So for a getaway that is easy for the whole family, explore Chevron Renaissance and make it the Centre of your holiday. The family friendly atmosphere and open air piazza provide that relaxed feeling of a little Italian village. Just 200 metres from the beach and 400 metres from Cavill Avenue, Chevron Renaissance is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and enjoy your beachside holiday in comfort.
If you want to get up close and personal with Australian native animals, Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to visit. Enjoy a great day out. Be greeted by Charley, the long billed corella. Take a walk through the free flight aviary and the sanctuary where you will experience genuine Australian fauna such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, turtles and native birds and ducks. Check out our reptiles and dare to hold a python. Meet and learn all about Australia's largest land predator, the dingo. Take a guided walking tour and experience "true blue" dingo interactions. All ages welcome and discounts available for group bookings. Their dedicated volunteer staff are happy to guide you.
Dubbed 'the art heart of the South Burnett', the Wondai Gallery is sure to surprise and impress. Prominently situated on the roundabout, behind the eye-catching dingo sculptures and rock pool, the building now housing the gallery was the original Stationmaster's residence, dating back to the early 1900s. It has been lowered and tastefully renovated, while retaining its old world charm, including the original timber flooring. A new Exhibition opens the first Friday of the month (except January), with artists attracted from throughout the State. A light supper is served and a local cellar door offers wine tasting. Usually, the exhibiting artists are on hand to discuss their works. As well, a 'Kids Korner' features art work from local schools. Works of pottery, silversmithing, ceramics and other arts and crafts are also displayed for sale. The recent addition of a workroom has allowed for the scheduling of children's art classes and various workshops for adults.
The Nikenbah Markets are held at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge on the first and third Sundays of each month. Items for sale at these very popular Markets include arts and crafts, fresh produce, trash and treasure, cakes and jams and much more. The Nikenbah Markets are held to raise much need funds to care for the animals at the Hervey Bay Animal Refuge.
Archer Park Rail Museum contains several exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways. Rolling stock and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the Capricorn Heritage Rail Association (The Friends of Archer Park) and Queensland Rail. Purrey Steam Tram rides are available on Sundays between 10 am to 1pm free of charge, except on Family Fun Days that are held every second month where there is a small charge, and from the end of November until the beginning of February. The Archer Park Railway Station is located on the infamous Denison Street, (where the main rail runs down the centre of the street) in Rockhampton, between Archer and Cambridge Streets. This wonderful station is sure to have items to interest for many different age groups, and truly is a rail lovers delight ...
If there is one song that lives in the hearts of all Australians, it is "Waltzing Matilda". Written by "Banjo" Paterson in 1895 near Winton, it has played a significant part in defining the Australian character.
The Waltzing Matilda Centre is the only attraction in the world dedicated to a song. It’s a one-stop tourism shop! Self-guided tours allow you to experience this multi-award winning attraction at your own pace. Pull up a stump by the Billabong, where the swagman ghost tells his side of the story of Waltzing Matilda. Learn the truth, myth and romance behind Australia's favourite song in the interactive Legends Room. Wander through the outside displays of pioneering railways, trucks, buggies and early station life and equipment. Explore the fascinating timeline of Winton's history in the Qantilda Museum. Visit the Outback Regional Gallery and Foyer, offering new exhibitions every six to eight weeks. You can also pick up a gift in the Station Store or just relax in the Coolibah Café with free WIFI.
Take a ‘Matilda’s Ghost’ guided tour to discover the truth and legend behind the story of the writing of Australia’s most famous song. Take a journey through time with the ‘Ghost’ of Banjo Paterson or Christina McPherson, who inspired him to write the song. Your guide will reveal what brought Banjo to Winton, the events that led up to writing the song and the momentous fall-out from the scandal. A humorous, revealing and entertaining hour’s tour will begin with the story of the song as told by the swagman before Banjo or Christina share with you the intimate details of this event that changed their lives forever.
For your convenience an accredited Visitor Information Centre and Westpac In-store Bank is also located inside the Centre.
Main Admission Prices:
Banjo's Ghost Tour:
* Includes entry to the rest of the attraction