Events


Townsville North Queensland offers a huge line up of entertainment and events with sports, food, cultural and music festivals in full swing throughout the year. Cheer yourself hoarse at a national sporting match, bask in the sun during Magnetic Island Race Week or enjoy a performance by the world’s finest chamber musicians at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Become part of the exciting calendar of events and immerse yourself in the laid back, vibrant lifestyle. 

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Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous gives you a chance to experience life on earth 145 million years ago. Featuring more than 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models, including the fearsome T-Rex, and Queensland’s very own Muttaburrasaurus, the Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition will transport you back millions of years to when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

10th December 2016 to
8th July 2017

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 presents a group of artists who were a central feature of QAGOMA’s flagship 2012 exhibition, The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. These works join the state’s pioneering collection of contemporary Indonesian art, and builds on the strong relationship we maintain with one of our closest neighbours.

3rd February 2017 to
19th March 2017

Fantasea Destination Adventure Women Mountain Bike Retreat

This is your time! Three days of mountain bike skills, snorkelling, yoga, strength session, seminars, food and friendships all whilst discovering the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

23rd February 2017 to
26th February 2017

Remember Me: The lost diggers of Vignacourt

During the First World War, the small French town of Vignacourt was always behind the allied front lines. It was used as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for the troops moving to and from the battlefields on the Somme. For them, it became a home away from home. In February 2011, over 3,000 glass-plate photographic negatives were discovered in the attic of a farmhouse in Vignacourt. They are informal photographs, taken by French couple Louis and Antoinette Thuillier, of allied soldiers, many of them Australian, during their time in Vignacourt. An Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition.

24th February 2017 to
30th April 2017

Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year

An inspiring array of talent, passion and achievement – with many examples of triumph over adversity – is celebrated in this exhibition. Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year has been developed specifically as a National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition to regional Australia, with major portraits drawn from the NPG collection and supplemented with works from private and institutional sources. This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

24th February 2017 to
16th April 2017

Fantasea Destintation Adventure Mountain Bike Retreat

Three days of Mountain Bike Skills, 23 bays and beaches, strength sessions, informative seminars, snorkelling the fringing Great Barrier Reef, Ambrose golf and Craft Beer. Bring your bike, a sense of freedom and join them for an exploration of magnificent Magnetic Island.

2nd March 2017 to
5th March 2017