The Great Wheelbarrow Race

On the third weekend in May, Mareeba Shire Council is the host to the ‘Great Wheelbarrow Race’. This is an event where competitors push an empty wheelbarrow along the ‘Wheelbarrow Way’ between Mareeba and Chillagoe in three stages. The 2018 event smashed the $2M mark raising funds for charity since the race began. Here are the highlights from the 3 day …

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May Event Madness 

Pioneer Weekend – Historic Village Herberton  Step back in time as pioneers climb out of the history books and on to the streets. Pioneer Weekend at the Historic Village Herberton makes the past come alive with lots of costumes, demonstrations of days gone by with blacksmithing and tin panning, as well as train rides and plenty of fun for the …

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Flying High

Sliding along hundreds of metres above the earth is one of the best ways to start the day on the Atherton Tablelands. It’s an early start and probably a strong coffee to prep for hot air ballooning. But the reward for getting up in the dark is a smooth ride over riveting scenery: most days a cloudless sky makes for …

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Christmas in July Celebrations

There is a buzz happening among the motorhome and grey nomad population as they prepare for the annual pilgrimage to Mareeba for our famous Christmas in July festivities. Visitors from throughout the region will be joined by old friends and new from across Australia and internationally for this festive and fun celebration in our northern winter. This year the Far …

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