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.

Sat, 31 Mar 18 - Mon, 02 Apr 18

World Barramundi Fishing Championships Burketown

Known for its fishing Burketown’s World Barramundi Fishing Championships is not to be missed


Fri, 06 Apr 18 - Sun, 08 Apr 18

Karumba Anglers Classic

A fundraiser for the Karumba Progress Association


Fri, 13 Apr 18 - Sun, 15 Apr 18

Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival

Dirt and Dust Festival

Julia Creek

Sun, 15 Apr 18

Einasleigh Races & Rodeo

A great weekend of action at Einasleigh.


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