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Coober Pedy Opal Festival
Bucket List

Must-See Outback Events in Australia 2024

Outback and country Australia has some very quirky events – world class festivals, rodeos, concerts, regattas and more … We’ve asked people travelling with the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App and books to share some of their favourite regional events across this vast land. Here’s a guide to the best festivals and gatherings – a smorgasbord of music, culture, sport and Aussie icons! Enjoy six months of fun, just waiting to be experienced. Coober Pedy Opal Festival MAY May 2 – 5 AUSTRALIAN CELTIC FESTIVAL Glen Innes, NSW https://www.australiancelticfestival.com/ May 3 – 5 FESTIVAL OF OUTBACK SKIES Hughenden, QLD https://festivalofoutbackskies.com.au/ May

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Camping

Be in the know – share these gems around the campfire

We are WA bound, via the centre. One of our first stops was Cunnamulla Hot Springs. Wow! Six pools, all different temperatures and sunset views over the river. Plus a relaxation room, sauna and cafe. Top notch fun with my sister, we loved it – what an epic start to our ‘across the centre’ trip. Meanwhile, we have some pumpkin-rolling, wave-riding and rock-hiking camping fun ahead in our latest newsletter. Create your own adventure Thanks Warrick for your lovely testimonial – your trip looks amazing! “Firstly I would like to thank you for such a great App and resource base.

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Goomeri Pumpkin Festival - Pumpkin Roll Competition
Events

Visit Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, Queensland

Pumpkin Roll Competition Goomeri Pumpkin Festival is on May 24 to 26, 2024.  This is an event I have been wanting to visit for years! Melissa Haslam kindly shared her photos. Have you seen the pumpkins rolling? It is on the Sunday as is the street parade and traditional festival games and music. Friday has the Wine and Cheese Under the Stars. This region is a little known gem for wineries! We checked them out a few years back when we visited the Wondai Races, we stayed on the Bjelke-Petersen Dam at Yallakool Caravan Park. There is even a Pumpkin

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Birdwatching

Camp and dance at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Queensland

Book Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in advance for upcoming concerts in 2024! If you love music, and you love camping (like I do) then it is a no-brainer. Camp onsite and a short walk to the bands and action under the Big Fig. All this is at Mount Archer in the Somerset Region, near Woodford, Queensland. They say it is 75 minutes from Brisbane and 75 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. We relaxed, fireside, and danced down by the stage to tribute bands for Icehouse and INXS. Each guest has a chance to win lucky door prizes – they were

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CAMPS at Baldy Top Quilpie QLD
Camping

Climb Baldy Top at Quilpie, QLD

Baldy Top, outside Quilpie, Queensland, is minimum effort for maximum views!

Only 7km outside town – and on the way to Toompine Hotel – it is a hike we highly recommend. 

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Eumundi Markets, QLD
Destinations

Camp beside a famous QLD market

This is a dream come true for market lovers. South East Queensland’s Eumundi Markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the RV Park is open again! 

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