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Events in and around Gulf Savannah

As the seasons change, so do the fun and exciting events in and around Gulf Savannah. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, there is always something to look forward to in this region of Queensland, Australia. Here, we list some of the most popular events that take place throughout the seasons.


When the summer season arrives, temperatures rise and the festive spirit takes over. Gulf Savannah is home to many exciting events during summer, including:

- Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival: This is an annual event celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history, and traditions. The festival features music, dance, art, and food, and attracts visitors from all over Australia. The festival takes place in Normanton and runs for three days, usually in late August.

- Karumba Community Anglers Classic: This is a fishing competition held in Karumba every year during the first weekend of October. The event has been running for over 20 years and attracts fishermen from all over the country. It's a great opportunity to compete, catch some fish and have fun with your family.

- Townsville 400 Supercars: During the last weekend of June, Townsville hosts the most popular street race in Australia, the Townsville 400 Supercars. Over 100,000 people gather to watch the high-speed races, concerts, and other fun events that take place throughout the weekend.


As autumn sets in Gulf Savannah, the region offers many cultural and sporting events that span the months of March, April, and May.

- Mareeba Heritage Museum: This museum offers a glimpse into the history of the Mareeba region in Far North Queensland. Visitors can learn about the early settlers who came to Mareeba, see the old farm machinery that was used on the sugar cane plantations, and marvel at the collection of vintage cars and steam engines. The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10.00am – 2.00pm.

- Mount Isa Rodeo: This is Australia's largest Rodeo event, attracting competitors from all around the country. Held over the August long weekend, the Mount Isa Rodeo is a spectacular display of skill and courage, featuring events such as bull riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling and roping competitions.

- Chillagoe Rodeo: This rodeo is held in April and is a celebration of life in the far north of Queensland. There are bull rides, horse rides, steer wrestling and barrel racing competitions, and plenty of campfire entertainment to be enjoyed.


Winter in Gulf Savannah is still warm, but there is a noticeable decrease in humidity and an increase of outdoor activities to take part in, such as:

- Quambatook Tractor Pull: This one is for the tractor enthusiasts and takes place in early August. Visitors come from all around Australia and New Zealand to watch the tractor-pulling competitions. It's an event that's not to be missed if you're interested in antique and vintage tractors.

- Lawn Hill Gorge: Located in Boodjamulla National Park, this is a natural wonder that makes for a great day trip for tourists to the Gulf Savannah. Visitors can picnic by the crystal clear waters of Lawn Hill Creek, or take a guided tour to Adels Grove, where they can explore some of the natural caves in the area.

- The Big Buffalo Mega Bike Ride: This is a charity ride that starts in Townsville and ends in Normanton. It covers over 2000km and attracts bikers from all over Australia. The ride takes place over two weeks in August and raises money for a variety of charities.


As the temperatures rise in Gulf Savannah, the region comes alive with some of the most exciting events that mark the beginning of the spring season.

- Cooktown Discovery Festival: This festival celebrates the arrival of Captain Cook in the area over 200 years ago. It's a week-long event that features street parades, markets, live music, kite displays and other activities for people of all ages.

- Birdsville Races: This is one of the most anticipated events on the Gulf Savannah calendar, attracting visitors from all over the country. The two-day event takes place in September and features six Camel races, bookies, live music and a variety of outback activities.

- Gulf Western Four Ball Championship: This is a golf tournament held in Normanton, and is often referred to as the "bush golfing event of the year." It's a four-person team event and attracts golfers of all levels.

No matter what time of year it is, Gulf Savannah is always buzzing with activity. From live music, markets to cultural festivals, there is something for everyone. For more information about these events, contact the Visitor Information Centre at gulfinfo@nrm.qld.gov.au or call (07) 4745 2687. Plan your visit today and experience the magic of Gulf Savannah.