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2019 Events and Insider Guide

Whether it's on the beach, the stage, or field, be prepared to experience world-class events in spectacular settings. View or download your 2019 Events and Insider Guide to start planning your perfect holiday to Townsville North Queensland. 

Events

30th November 2019 to 8th March 2020

Rescue

How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with lives at stake? Rescue puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. Experience the challenges, technology and training used by specialist rescue teams through a range of exciting hands‑on exhibits. Take the controls of a full-size helicopter simulator, navigate jet skis around obstacles, find your way through a smoke-filled room and much more!

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26th January 2020

Australia Day

Townsville City Council will host Australia Day celebrations starting at 7am at Jezzine Barracks followed by the Great Australian Bites event from 12pm to 5pm at Strand Park. These events bring the community together to celebrate the multicultural society and the values, freedoms and lifestyle of the nation. The 2020 Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony and 2020 Great Australian Bites are presented by the Townsville City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government. The Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony and Great Australian Bites are assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

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25th January 2020 to 27th January 2020

Goldfield Ashes

The Charters Towers Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere. It is conducted in January by the Charters Towers Cricket Association Incorporated (CTCA). The event was recently given the status of being a Queensland Iconic Event. Matches are played on 58 different playing fields, including some which are privately owned. Whilst 'The Ashes' has grown to levels well beyond the imagination of President Jack Meeson's original concept, it has not lost its reputation for friendliness and hospitality. Perhaps within that reputation, lies the secret of its past success and assured growth in the future.

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21st January 2020 to 16th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Creekwatch

Conservation Volunteers Australia believes in a healthy and sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. They offer environmental volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. All are welcome to participate in their projects to make a difference in the community, learn something new and meet other locals. Creekwatch is an opportunity to learn more about our waterways and how to keep them healthy. Come along for a day or two to conduct fish and macro-invertebrate (water bug) surveys, undertake water quality monitoring, look out for water birds and clean up the waterways. It is a fantastic way to see out of the way areas around Townsville. Creekwatch runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7.30am to 1pm visiting Louisa Creek, the Townsville Town Common, Bluewater Creek, Fairfield Waters, Sach’s Creek, Stuart Creek, Rollingstone Creek and Bohle River. Transportation (from a pick up point), safety gear and morning tea are provided. In addition to their weekly projects, they run monthly beach scrub camping trips, and occasional weekend tree planting days and marine debris beach clean ups the whole family can join!

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9th January 2020 to 17th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Beach Scrub Conservation

Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. The beach scrub project aims to promote conservation of beach scrub semi-evergreen vine thickets, an endangered ecosystem that’s crucial for reducing erosion and preserving strong ecological diversity. You will be involved in weed identification and removal, photo monitoring and removal of marine debris from beaches. Join the team and explore areas up and down the coast from Townsville. You will get to see out of the way places while helping to preserve these unique habitats. Projects run most Thursdays and Fridays and depart from our office in Pallarenda at 7:00 am returning no later than 2:00 pm. If you're interested in more conservation projects, check out our website. We occasionally run family friendly weekend events like tree plantings and beach clean ups or, for the more adventurous, there are monthly camping trips to beautiful, remote locations.

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30th January 2020

Paul Fenech: Fat Pizza

Enjoy all the laughs from cult comedy television sensation 'Fat Pizza' performed live by iconic Australian comedian Paul Fenech in The Ville Resort-Casino's Grand Ballroom.

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10th January 2020 to 18th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Ocean View Nursery

Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, the ocean view nursery concentrates on producing local provenance species for planting in areas around Townsville and North Queensland. Learn how to process seeds and raise seedlings for revegetation projects that preserve the local gene pool and biodiversity. Join us from 8:00 am to midday on Fridays and learn new skills while meeting new people. If you're interested in more conservation projects, check out our website. We occasionally run family friendly weekend events like tree plantings and beach clean ups or, for the more adventurous, there are monthly camping trips to beautiful, remote locations.

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4th August 2018 to 5th December 2020

Mercer Lane Markets

Set against the stunning backdrop of Mercer Lane Mosaics, this market brings to life Hinchinbrook's finest hand made local art, craft, produce and garden plants. Located beside Westpac Bank

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17th November 2019 to 20th December 2020

Raintree Markets

Under the shade of Ingham's iconic raintrees of Rotary Park, right in the heart of Ingham. This market offers a diversity of offerings from local craft, bric-a-brac, fresh produce, real coffee, tropical plants and tasty treats. Hosted on the 1st and 3rd Sunday in February and March followed by every 3rd Sunday of the month from April to December. All monies raised proudly supports Ingham Palliative Care.

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2nd February 2020 to 6th December 2020

QCWA Sunday Markets

The QCWA markets promises to be a feast for your senses. Indulge yourself and experience Charters Towers' local hospitality and listen and chat with the stallholders who love nothing better than to share their local knowledge and experiences. With their vibrant colours, locally grown and freshly picked produce is a delight to the eyes, and those freshly harvested fruits and veggies smell wonderful, good enough to eat straightaway. Charters Towers boasts some of the best cooks in the country there are baked goodies, bottled jams and all kinds of condiments for all occasions. Your taste buds will thank you. Craftsmen and craftswomen create a feast for your eyes by proudly spreading their wares, ranging from leather work, handmade jewellery, knitting, crocheting and machine made garment, card making, potted plants and knick knacks that will bring a smile to your face. These indoor markets are a delight whatever the weather may bring. So rain or shine the hall provides a very comfortable venue for everyone to feel at home. Come along and treat your senses to an array of delights. The funds raised are utilised by the local QCWA branch to help individuals and families identified as needing assistance.

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