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September 2016

Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge

September 17, 2016 - September 19, 2016

The Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge is an annual three-day recreational bike ride and camping trip all for a good cause. This fundraising event raises money for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, which endeavours to improve cardiac care in the Far North through the purchase of specialised equipment. Taking place in the September holidays, this is a family-friendly event, which welcomes both amateur and experienced cyclists. The planned route begins in Cairns, travels up the Kuranda range, goes through Speewah,…

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June 2017

Weipa Fishing Classic

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Western Cape College,
Weipa, Australia

This three day event in Weipa lures in heaps of tourists and locals as they try their luck for the ‘big one’. Major prize draws, random draws, live entertainment, stalls and much much more is availble this weekend in Weipa! This is a great way to start your trip up through Cape York, bookings for this competition are essential and it is advisable to pre-book your accommodation/ camp grounds. For more information on this event contact Brooke Courtnage on 0477762108…

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Bramwell Cup Bush Carnival and Races

June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Bramwell Tourist Park,
Cape York,
Bramwell Cup

Our 1330 sq km Bramwell Station is welcoming over our neighbours and opening up for Cape York visitors for the 4th fun carnival. We wish to promote beautiful Cape York and let our visitors get to know our station as we do, while at the same time have some fun and involve our neighbouring communities and stations with some old style horse races – only grass fed local horses – and events for our younger carnival goers, including poddy rides (see video), foot races, calf scruffing (see video), and a talent quest along with evening music and…

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Laura Dance Festival

June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Laura Dance grounds,
Laura dance festival

Beginning 30 years ago, this bi-annual event has become one of the largest gatherings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, and the most varied display of Indigenous culture in the world. Share in the celebration of the world’s oldest living culture. 500 artists, 20 Cape York Communities and guests, 5,000 visitors, 40,000 years in the making…all in 3 days What makes this event unique is that over 20 Communities travel to Laura to dance and share culture with one another…

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June 2018

Cooktown Discovery Festival

June 15 - June 17
Various venues around town,
Cooktown, QLD Australia
cooktown discovery festival

A fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr people is just part of the entertainment available on the June Long Weekend. Come join our celebrations all weekend throughout the town. The 2016 Cooktown Discovery Festival will take place from June 10-13 – the Queen’s Birthday public holiday remains! This is one of Cooktown’s premier events and most FNQ residents would have fond memories of the travelling up to experience the…

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