Outback Events

July 2018

Thu, 01 Mar 18 - Wed, 31 Oct 18

Staircase to the Moon

Nature at it’s finest - an optical illusion.

Fri, 29 Jun 18 - Mon, 02 Jul 18

Alice Spring Beanie Festival

Artists and craftspeople from all over the world have taken up the challenge to raise beanie making into a distinctive art form.

Fri, 29 Jun 18 - Sat, 14 Jul 18

Derby Boab Festival

Two weeks of unique and varied events to celebrate the Kimberley lifestyle and culture

Fri, 29 Jun 18 - Sun, 15 Jul 18

Festival of Voices Hobart

The Festival of voices brings the best talent from around the world to Hobart.

Sat, 30 Jun 18 - Sun, 01 Jul 18

Marble Bar Ball & Races

Come along to the annual Marble Bar Ball and Races for a great weekend

Sun, 01 Jul 18 - Mon, 02 Jul 18

Duck Creek Picnic Races

Enjoy traditional outback horse racing

Sun, 01 Jul 18 - Sun, 08 Jul 18

The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive

Climb into the saddle for an adventure of a life time - 2017 Event to be confirmed

Thu, 05 Jul 18

Mowanjum Festival Derby

Respect Yourself Respect Your Culture

Fri, 06 Jul 18 - Sat, 07 Jul 18

Winton QBOA Opal Festival

The Queensland Boulder Opal Association’s Winton Opal Festival brings together miners, buyers, retailers, exporters, jewellers and the public in a social atmosphere to trade, sell and admire Australia’s national gemstone.

Fri, 06 Jul 18 - Sun, 08 Jul 18

Windorah - Bronco Branding & Gymkhana

Windorah’s Bronco Branding, Gymkhana & Stockman’s Challenge

Sat, 07 Jul 18

Stamford Races and Community Fun Day

If your looking for entertainment for the whole family then the Stamford Races are not to be missed.


Sat, 07 Jul 18

Marree Australian Camel Cup

Have a thought for the jockeys trying to control this magnificent creatures

Sun, 08 Jul 18

City of Port Augusta Cup

A major community event not to be missed

Tue, 10 Jul 18 - Thu, 12 Jul 18

Birdsville Big Red Bash

A bucket-list event with some of the biggest names in Australian music to perform in the desert at the iconic Big Red sand hill Birdsville

Thu, 12 Jul 18 - Mon, 16 Jul 18

Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

One of Australia’s great horse events.

Fri, 13 Jul 18 - Sun, 15 Jul 18

Bedourie Camel Races

Part of the Western Queensland Camel Festival - Bedourie, Boulia & Winton
Bedourie Camel races kick off the Camel Racing Festival - saddle up for 3 weeks of fun and festivities in the Queensland outback.

Fri, 13 Jul 18 - Sun, 15 Jul 18

Yowah Opal Festival

Promoting Australia’s Natural Gem Stone - The Opal

Sat, 14 Jul 18

Alice Springs Camel Cup

Racing these “Ships of the Desert” can be a nightmare for riders but fantastic entertainment for the spectators

Sat, 14 Jul 18

Milparinka Gymkhana

Part of Corner Country
The Milparinka Gymkhana is a family fun day packed full of outback events

Sat, 14 Jul 18 - Sun, 15 Jul 18

Biloela Old Wheels In Motion Rally and Swap Meet

Yester-year beautifully restored and much more.

Fri, 20 Jul 18 - Sun, 22 Jul 18

Boulia Camel Races

Part of the Western Queensland Camel Festival - Bedourie, Boulia & Winton
Boulia Camel Races are the second exciting weekend of the festival not to be missed.

Sun, 22 Jul 18

Darwin Beer Can Regatta

A boat made out of cans in a race where anything goes; flour bombs, water sprays and generally anything to sabotage the opposition.

Thu, 26 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

Celebrate the culture and character of Lightning Ridge’s Opal Festival.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Winton Camel Races

Part of the Western Queensland Camel Festival - Bedourie, Boulia & Winton
Winton Camel racing may be the last on the Western Queensland Camel Festival Calendar but make no mistake, it holds a great tradition in the bush and the Winton races have something for everyone.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Hughenden Country Music Festival

Top entertainment over 3 great days.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sat, 04 Aug 18

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Chamber music is like listening to, and being part of, a really interesting conversation with friends.

Sat, 28 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Quamby Rodeo

The Quamby Rodeo is a one day event, held on the weekend before the Cloncurry Rodeo. It is run as a true Aussie Bush Rodeo with the emphasis on family and having a great day out.

Sat, 28 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Devonport Jazz in July

Devonport Jazz is an annual music festival in the City of Devonport on Tasmania’s northwest coast.