Outback Events

Outback North

The gulf country is renowned for its Barramundi, seafood and the “tin hare” (Gulflander rail motor) Further south it’s Hughie & Mutt at Hughenden, The Isa & Qantas’ birth place. Stir in Dirt & Dust, Merry Muster and a dozen other festivals & you’ll have a rip – roaring time in the outback north.

Fri, 29 Sep 17 - Sun, 01 Oct 17

Morning Glory Festival

Celebrating the unique cloud formations in the Gulf of Carpentera


Fri, 29 Sep 17 - Sun, 01 Oct 17

Wallaby Creek Festival

A three day festival celebrating music & the arts.


Fri, 04 May 18 - Sun, 06 May 18

Richmond Outback Fossil Festival

The next Biannual Richmond Fossil Festival is to be held May 2018
Ever wanted to dig up your own dinosaur fossil? Richmond is the place to do it!


Fri, 04 May 18 - Mon, 07 May 18

Wintermoon Music Festival

Music, market stalls, holistic health and massage


Fri, 18 May 18 - Sun, 20 May 18

Great Wheelbarrow Race Mareeba

A tribute to our pioneers.


Fri, 08 Jun 18 - Sun, 10 Jun 18

Weipa Fishing Classic

It’s on again, the biggest event in Cape York


Fri, 15 Jun 18 - Sun, 17 Jun 18

Cooktown Discovery Festival

The Re-enactment of Captain Cook’s 1770 landing on the banks of the Endeavour River.


Sun, 17 Jun 18

Kuranda Roots Festival

Peace, love and reggae in the rainforest.


Fri, 22 Jun 18 - Sun, 24 Jun 18

Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival

Put your boots on and grab ya hat for the Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival


Fri, 22 Jun 18 - Sun, 24 Jun 18

Laura Rodeo and Races

An action-packed weekend with something to entertain the whole family.


Sat, 23 Jun 18 - Sat, 30 Jun 18

Croydon Heritage Week

Celebrate the history and heritage of Croydon with us


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.



Thu, 12 Jul 18 - Mon, 16 Jul 18

Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

One of Australia’s great horse events.


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.


Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Hughenden Country Music Festival

Top entertainment over 3 great days.


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.


Fri, 03 Aug 18 - Mon, 06 Aug 18

Curry Merry Muster Festival

Join the stampede for the Curry Merry Muster Festival!


Sun, 05 Aug 18

Atherton Gem Festival

A day full of gem displays and activities.


Thu, 09 Aug 18 - Sun, 12 Aug 18

Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo

The Biggest and the Best! For Rodeo action like nowhere else in Australia, be sure not to miss the Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo celebrations.

Mount Isa

Wed, 15 Aug 18 - Sat, 25 Aug 18

Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament

Billfish Fishing in Cairns


Fri, 24 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival

In the past, Camooweal was a colourful droving centre for the largest cattle drives the world has ever seen. Today, huge transports and road-trains carrying millions of dollars worth of livestock and general goods use the roads.


Sat, 01 Sep 18 - Wed, 31 Oct 18

Morning Glory Cloud Formation

A rare and spectacular meteorological phenomenon that occurs over the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Sat, 29 Sep 18 - Sun, 30 Sep 18

Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend

The biggest family fishing competition in the country