Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is the only place on the planet where two World Heritage Wonders sit side by side. Here, the world’s largest reef – The Great Barrier Reef….Daintree rainforest.

From reef to outback, through rainforest and grasslands, driving in North Queensland is an unforgettable driving experience incorporating 3 popular drives such as the Great Tropical Drive, the Savannah Way and the Epic Cape York Drive. Drive North Queensland offers journeys ranging from the adventurous 4WD and camping routes to the more laid back shorter drives from the Waterfall Circuit in the Tablelands to the beautiful coastal drives of the Great Green Way south of Cairns or the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2018

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

January Events

Event Date Event Name
Gulf Savannah
26 Australia Day

February Events

Event Date Event Name
Gulf Savannah

March Events

Event Date Event Name
15 – 17 Queen’s Baton Relay
17 Cairns Races
24 AFL Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne
24 Mareeba Races
22 – 27 Feast of the Senses, Innisfail
Gulf Savannah
8 International Women’s Day
March 30 – April 1 Easter – The Burketown Barramundi World Fishing Championships
March 30 – April 16 School Holidays

April Events

Event Date Event Name
4 – 15 Festival 2018
5 – 10 Commonwealth Games: Basketball Heats
20 – 22 Outback Rock and Blues, Undara
21 – 22 Yungaburra Triathlon
26 Cairns Races
Gulf Savannah
25 Anzac day
TBA Burke Shire Tidy Yard Competition

May Events

Event Date Event Name
1 – 5 Tour de Cure
4 Mount Garnet Races & Rodeo
6 The Feast of the Three Saints
11 – 13 Cairns Expo
17 Cairns Races
18 – 20 Great Wheelbarrow Race
20 Cairns Children’s Festival
22 – 26 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week
25 – 27 Port Douglas Carnivale
Gulf Savannah
5 Gregory Saddies & Paddies Race day
6 Gregory Downs Canoe Race
TBA Burketown Campdraft & Horse Sports

June Events

Event Date Event Name
2 Professional Bull Riders Cairns Invitational
8 The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour at the Tanks
10 Cairns Airport Ironman
15 – 17 Cooktown Discovery Festival
15 – 17 Cairns Classic PGA Golf Tournament
June 29 – July 1 Laura Races and Rodeo
June 29 – July 1 Tour of the Tropics
June 30 – July 6 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride
Gulf Savannah
June 30 – July 15 School Holidays

July Events

Event Date Event Name
1 NRL – Rabbitohs v Cowboys
6 – 8 Malanda Show
9 – 10 Atherton Show
12 – 13 Innisfail Show
13 – 15 Three Marathons in Three Days
14 – 15 Mareeba Rodeo & Festival
18 – 20 Cairns Show
22 – 23 Mossmna Show
27 – 28 Tully Show
27 – 28 Cooktown Show
28 – 29 Cairns Relay for Life
Gulf Savannah
1 Order of the Outback Ball
8 Gregory Campdraft & Horse Sports
8 – 15 Naidoc Week

August Events

Event Date Event Name
9 – 12 Reef to Reef Mountain Bike Race
17 – 19 Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
Aug. 24 – Sept. 2 Cairns Festival
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 Targa Great Barrier Reef Car Rally
Gulf Savannah

September Events

Event Date Event Name
2 – 9 Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour
7 – 8 Cairns Amateurs Carnival & Races
14 – 16 Taste Port Douglas
16 Ona Mission Multisport Adventure
22 – 24 Cardiac Challenge
28 – 30 Wallaby Creek Festival
Gulf Savannah
23 Burketown Rodeo
Sept. 22 – Oct. 7 School Holidays

October Events

Event Date Event Name
2 – 7 Australian Irish Dancing Championships
13 Cardwell UFO Festival
13 – 20 Crocodile Trophy Mountain Bike Race
21 Tastes of the Tablelands
28 Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival
Gulf Savannah

November Events

Event Date Event Name
Gulf Savannah
11 Remembrance Day
TBA Young Ambassador
TBA Dux – Burketown State School

December Events

Event Date Event Name
Gulf Savannah
TBA Council Breakup

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