Tropical Tablelands Tourism is kicking off the new year with a Queensland-wide blast featuring the ﬂagship Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands event on Channel 7’s Queensland Weekender.
TTT chairman Michael Trout said the free exposure was fantastic, not just for Rotary’s annual event, but for the whole of the Atherton Tablelands’ region.
“Television exposure is terriﬁc for the region and promises a great start for the 2016 tourism season,” Mr Trout said.
“We have an early Easter this year so the Queensland Weekender timing couldn’t be better for grabbing the attention of potential Easter visitors to the Atherton Tablelands.”
The Taste of the Tablelands segment was ﬁlmed at last year’s successful festival and is due to be broadcast on Saturday, February 13.
Mr Trout said this year’s TTT calendar was full of interesting and exciting events, from Kuranda’s Easter in the Park on March 26, to further a ﬁeld with the Norman Barra Classic from March 26 to 28.
April includes the Undara Outback Rock & Blues, Mt Garnet Races and Tinaroo Sailing Club’s May Day Regatta, from April 30 to May 2.
The cooler May weather will set the scene for the Great Wheelbarrow Race, the Mt Garnet and Chillagoe rodeos, Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton and the Dimbulah Lions Festival.
The Weipa Fishing Classic, Cooktown Discovery Festival and Laura Rodeo, Races and Horse Sports will all be held in June.
July is the month for the Malanda and Atherton agricultural shows, the big Mareeba Rodeo and Rodeo Festival, and Mareeba’s Christmas in July.
The last of the winter months will see the Atherton Gem Festival, Mt Carbine Bull & Bronc Ride, VP Day Memorial Service at Tolga and Mareeba’s North Queensland Gold Panning event and Multi-Cultural Festival.
In September, it is time to head off to historic Herberton for the 70th Flower Show.
“October is festival month on the Atherton Tablelands, beginning with the Torimba Festival, Mardi Gras and Parade at Ravenshoe, the FNQ Country Music Festival at Mareeba, the Tablelands Folk Festival at Herberton and Yungaburra, the Kuranda Festival, and Atherton Bike Festival,” Mr Trout added.
Two other big-ticket events this month are Opera in the Outback at Undara and the mountain biking Crocodile Trophy.
“The action moves to the Chinese Temple at Atherton on October 16 for this year’s Rotary Tastes of the Tablelands showcase of our wonderful local produce and food experience with a garden party atmosphere.
“Atherton’s Christmas Carnival in the main street and the keenly contested Yungaburra Triathlon will both be held in November,” he said.
Mr Trout said there was always something happening in the region, with produce and craft markets to be found in one of the local villages and towns on any given weekend.
“Check out our website www.athertontablelands.com.au for dates, times and details on all these exciting events,” he said.
Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 8th Feb 2016