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Min Min Encounter

Min Min Encounter

Herbert Street, Boulia, Queensland, 4829
Email: tourism@boulia.qld.gov.au
Website: www.boulia.qld.gov.au
9006409 Phone Number: 61 07 4746 3386
Fax Number: 61 07 4746 3387

The Min Min Encounter is a unique theatrical experience incorporating animatronics, fibre optics and loads of other high tech wizardry. The encounter is a tribute to the long honoured art of the bush yarn, all based around the famed Min Min Light phenomenon. At the Min Min encounter you will have an outback experience like no other. In the 45 minute show you will be introduced to the story of the Min Min Light by various characters who claim to have taken on a journey through Min Min country to have your own Min Min experience complete with spine tingling effects and an unpredictable ending. Refreshments including sandwiches, cakes, drinks and cappuccinos are available from the Encounter's Cafe also within the facility. The whole centre is wheelchair accessible.

Redland Art Gallery

Redland Art Gallery

Middle Street, Corner of Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, Queensland, 4163
Email: gallery@redland.qld.gov.au
Website: www.more2redlands.com.au/ArtGallery/About%20Us/Pages/default.aspx
9074258 Phone Number: 61 07 3829 8899
Fax Number: 61 07 3829 8891

Opened in 2003, Redland Art Gallery is a vibrant award winning regional gallery showcasing innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions. Redland Art Gallery features six exhibition spaces over two locations at Cleveland and Capalaba. The gallery's policy is to present a balanced and varied exhibition program of innovative and traditional works that provide opportunities for residents and visitors to engage with the visual arts, craft and design and support representation of the Redlands diverse culture and heritage.

Clown fish, Great Barrier Reef

Thetford Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Email: info@tropicalaustralia.com.au
9110591 Phone Number: 61 07 4051 3588

Thetford Reef, off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef, is almost 2 kilometres long with scattered coral heads, sandy floor in-between and lots of swim-throughs. Look for giant clams, butterflyfish, rabbitfish, damsels, angelfish and pipefish, large gorgonian fans and soft coral. Anemones host commensal fish, and boulder coral heads have multi-coloured Christmas worms. The area is home to larger pelagic fish, including mackeral and tuna; also trevally, wrasse, spangled emperor, red bass, blue and gold fusiliers and sergeant majors.

The Robber

Robbers Tree

Stockyard Street, Cunnamulla, Queensland, 4490
Email: cunnamullainfo@paroo.qld.gov.au
Website: www.paroo.info
9031022 Phone Number: 61 07 4655 8470
Fax Number: 61 07 4655 1120

A living reminder of the Cunnamulla Bank Robbery in 1880, The Robber, Joseph Wells, hid in the tree but was quickly captured by the irate townspeople whose money he had stolen. Joseph Wells goes down in history as the last man, in Queensland, to receive the death penalty for his particular crime.

Artesian Arts and Arts West

Artesian Arts and Arts West

77 Shamrock Street, Blackall, Queensland, 4472
Email: artswest@bigpond.net.au
Website: www.artswest.asn.au
9049490 Phone Number: 61 07 4657 4821
Fax Number: 61 07 4657 4047

Artesian Arts, located in Shamrock Street in Blackall, is the premier retail outlet for authentic Australian made art and craft in Central Western Queensland. Artesian Arts – the retail outlet of Arts West Inc. – provides consumers with a unique retail tourism experience. Artesian Arts merchandise is fashioned from an extensive range of mediums, carefully chosen to ensure a high level of craftsmanship. Over sixty regional art workers provide the stock, supplying a wide range of items on commission. Whether created from an old cow horn, a piece of corrugated iron, leather offcuts or the finest metals and gems, Artesian Arts aspires to showcasing the very best of the region’s products. Visitors will find handcrafted, 100 percent Australian-made merchandise on show throughout the year. Artesian Arts is proud to promote and preserve the arts and cultural heritage of Western Queensland whilst providing customers with high quality mementos of their travels.

QMM Entrance

Queensland Maritime Museum

412 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101
Email: info@maritimemuseum.com.au
Website: www.maritimemuseum.com.au
9045658 Phone Number: 61 07 3844 5361
Fax Number: 61 07 3846 1945

The Queensland Maritime Museum was established in 1971 and is a fantastic visitor experience. The museum features the historic warship Diamantina, the 1925 steam tug Forceful, the heritage listed South Brisbane Dry Dock, and a large collection of exhibits such as Jessica's Pink Lady. Visitors can board the Diamantina at her berth in the dry dock and access throughout the vessel is visitor friendly. She is especially popular with younger visitors. The Diamantina has been restored to her 1945 condition and she is the only one of her kind left in the world. Completed in 1881 the South Brisbane Dry Dock housing the Diamantina and a lightship is the centrepiece of the Museum. Visitors can gain easy access to the dry dock and marvel at its construction and the large warship above them. Lighthouses are popular exhibits and the Museum has a very special presentation of lighthouse technology. Their volunteer workforce are only too pleased to welcome visitors.

Entrance to Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, Playground and Zoo

Quay Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670
Email: info@bundabergregion.info
Website: www.bundabergregion.info
9207948 Phone Number: 61 07 4153 8888
Fax Number: 61 07 4153 8880

Nestled on the banks of the Burnett River on Quay Street, Alexandra Park offers a playground for all ages under the shade of large trees. The kids can play on the playground or run in the large open spaces. The Rotunda gives the park an old time feel. Keep an eye out for locals participating in yoga lessons or walking/running along the Riverside Walk. Alexandra Park is also home to some birds, kangaroos and dingoes. On school holidays check out the times that Old MacDonald's petting zoo visit for an up close encounter with various farm animals. While you are there, keep an eye out as the wildlife keeper may just bring the dingoes out for their daily stroll through the park.

Mount Bithongabel

Mount Bithongabel

Green Mountains section, Lamington National Park, Canungra, Queensland, 4275
Email: qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
Website: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Lamington National Park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. As the Border Track to Mount Bithongabel climbs 240 metres, observe the change from subtropical to temperate forest. Good examples of Antarctic Beech, a cool temperate species, are growing in the area around Mount Bithongabel. The view from Bithongabel Lookout allows one to trace Bernard O'Reilly's journey when searching for the lost Stinson in 1937, along the McPherson Range to the West as far as Mount Throakban. Continue past some large tree ferns on the left to Toolona Lookout where a view can be obtained of Mount Warning and Murwillumbah.

Quilberry Creek Fishing, Cooladdi

Quilberry Creek Fishing

Diamantina Development Road, 86 kilometres west Charleville on Quilpie Road, Cooladdi, Queensland, 4479
Email: tourism@murweh.qld.gov.au
Website: www.murweh.qld.gov.au
9069129 Phone Number: 61 07 4654 7771
Fax Number: 61 07 4654 7772

On the way to the Opal fields of Quilpie, great Fishing can be found along the banks of Quilberry Creek just on the outskirts of Cooladdi (Aboriginal word meaning 'plenty of water'). Located near the Cooladdi Fox Trap, fishing could not be easier, all you need to do is turn up, throw your line in, sit back and relax. Species in the creek include Yellow Belly, Black Brim, Jew Fish and Murray Cod. If you happen to catch a Carp, please kill and burn this fish. Originally the creek was known as the 'pump hole', as it was the watering place for the Railway steam engines on the Charleville-Quilpie line. Free camping is permitted at this site.

Berardo

Berardos on the Beach

Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, Queensland, 4567
Email: info@berardos.com.au
Website: www.berardos.com.au
9206132 Phone Number: 61 07 5448 0888
Fax Number: 61 07 5448 0707

Designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking views of the sea, the North Shore and First Point, Berardo's Bistro on the Beach is just a towel-length away from the sand. Floor to ceiling slide-away windows allow the sound of crashing waves to accompany the modern Australian bistro style fare. The ambience is casual, the interior is 'beach'. The style of food is modern Australian with a Noosa flair. The clever ever changing menu, suiting the region's sub-tropical lifestyle, has been created by chef Gene Quinlan. Gene aims to provide light coastal cuisine using top quality and mostly local produce with an emphasis on seafood. The bistro offers daily specials allowing the best produce and the freshest seafood caught that day. The wine list is comprehensive with all wines available by the glass. A more extensive wine list is available from their sister restaurant Berardo's Restaurant and Bar. Not only is it a great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is perfect for a relaxed afternoon snack or that sunset cocktail.

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