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  • WinterSun Festival
  • North Coast
    Suncoast Campout, Tewantin - October
  • South Coast
    Rods Inc, Day Run - July
    Trinity College Gladstone Show/Shine - August
    Rocklea Swap Meet - August
    Southside Day Run - August
    Brunswick Heads Rod Run - September
    Yamba Rod Run - November
  • City
    Redcliffe Show - July
    Eliminators Day Run - August
    Biggenden Auto Spectacular - August
    King of the Mountain Hot Rod & Custom Show - July
    Graffiti Rods Swap Meet - September
    Performance Racing Trade Show - September
    Graffiti Rods First Annual Run - November
  • West
    Nambour Swap Meet - July
    Toowoomba Swap Meet - September

Other Links

Queensland at a glance

AREA: 1,723,936 sq. km.
POPULATION: 2,625,000
CAPITAL: Brisbane (1,200,000)

Queensland enjoys the self-appointed name of the 'Sunshine State', much of which is deserved for its semi-tropical weather, thousands of kilometres of beaches, and easy going life-style.

It may well be called the 'diverse' state, due to the variety of landscape and climate which it constitutes. In the north the tropical region has rain-forests, gorges, islands, and massive rivers which cut access to many places after rains. Being tropical it is also cyclonic and the extremes of weather can be experienced.

In the south, the climate is more moderate with cooler nights and clearer days. The state is divided east-west by the Great Dividing Range which closely follows the coastline. West of the range the 'Outback' is cattle country with sparse vegetation and in the more remote areas nights will be below zero in winter and days can reach 50 in summer.

Many of these regions are criss-crossed by a network of rivers including the Diamantina and Cooper Creek which can flash flood after rains many kilometres away and isolate the lonely stations of the outback.
The state is rich in primary industry with copper and lead mines at Mount Isa, opals, gold and precious metals around the state, bananas, mangos and pineapples along the coast. peanuts at Kingaroy, and all types of vegetables and fruits. A wine industry is being established in the south near the border.

Queensland also contains several of Australia's best known and visited tourist attractions in the Gold Coast, and the Great Barrier Reef. In the far north Cape York Peninsula and the Daintree Forest and gaining increasing popularity, and the islands off the coast in the reef are popular holiday destinations for millions each year.
Queensland is high on the list of places to visit for international travellers and there is an International Airport at Cairns in the north and Brisbane in the south. A railway follows the coast between Brisbane and Cairns.

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