Southern Great Barrier Reef

Just 4 hours drive from brisbane and stretching from Bundaberg through to Gladstone, Rockhampton and right up the Capricorn Coast, the Southern Great Barrier Reef is the official start of one of the world’s great wonders. Boasting colourful coral cays, authentic seaside towns, island jewels and country hospitality the Southern Great Barrier Reef provides a pristine and picture perfect gateway, with an abundance of events and festivals throughout the year.

The Bundaberg North Burnett Region is the launch pad to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Mon Repos Beach is home to the largest loggerhead turtle rookery in the South Pacific, where between November and March visitors can get up close and personal with these ancient mariners of the sea.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2018

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

January Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
26 Australia day

February Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
17 Emerald Jockey Club Race Meeting

March Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
10 St Patricks Day Race
17 Eat Street Markets
24 Emerald Jockey Club Race Meeting
31 Easter Sunflower Race Meeting at EJC

April Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
25 Anzac Day
28 Emerald Jockey Club Race Meeting

May Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
19 Marist College Race Day at EJC
22 – 23 Alpha Show
25 – 26 Capella & District Show
29 – 30 Clermont Rodeo & Show
TBA Comet Rodeo

June Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
1 – 2 Springsure Agriculture Show
5 – 6 Emerald Agricultural Show
28 – 30 Ag-Grow Field Days
29 – 30 Rodeo: Junior National Finals

July Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
1st week Naidoc Week
18 Capella Christmas in July Craft Fair
TBA Emerald Jockey Club Race Meeting
TBA Emerald Rodeo

August Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
9 – 12 Gemfest Festival of Gems
TBA Relay for life

September Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
1 Ladies & Tradies Race Meeting EJC
8 Capella Pioneer Village Heritage Day
22 – 23 Comet Sporting & Agricultural Show
TBA Central Qld Recreation & Travel Expo

October Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
13 Emerald 100 Race Meeting

November Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
3 St Patrick’s School Fete
17 – 18 Emerald State School Christmas Craft Fair

December Events

Event Date Event Name
Central Highlands
9 Emerald Lions Club Christmas Markets
31 Emerald Jockey Club Race Meeting

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