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Celebrate Easter at the Moogerah Passion Play

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

100The popular Moogerah Passion Play returns for its 22nd year this Easter.
The community performance, delivered in an open-air on the banks of the Moogerah Dam, near Boonah.
It features a cast of more than 100 locals and is a dramatic account of the Passion of Christ (His life, death and resurrection).
Such plays have been performed by communities in Europe through the ages to teach others the central truths of the Bible.
Up to 11 denominations are involved in this annual ecumenical event.
All shows start at 5pm and will be staged on April 12, 13, 18 and 19.
Gates open at 4pm and food is available for purchase before, during and after the performance.
Entry is free.
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Grab these great deals

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Escape to the Scenic Rim for the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends.
Take advantage of one of these great  accommodation deals.
There’s something to suit all budgets, right across the Scenic Rim.
Luxury mountain lodge, cosy B&B, budget motel.
Book your  Scenic Rim stay now

Don’t miss Donkey Fun Day

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

donkeyfarmplayOn Easter Sunday meet the locals at Boonah’s Donkey Farm.
Property owner and donkey rescuer, Heike Mack Behle, is hosting a Donkey Fun Day on Sunday April 20 from 10am to 1pm. At 11am there’s a ‘Show and Tell’ session with cheeky donkey Lucy.
Brush, walk or cuddle a donkey of your choice, or relax and watch 30 entertaining ‘long ears’ from the ASSquestrian Centre.
All funds raised in April will go towards lick blocks, worming paste and vaccination.
Entry is $7 for adults and $5 for children. A family is $20. No booking required.
Wear enclosed shoes and bring your picnic basket for lunch under the trees.
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Beaudesert Anzac Day Races

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This Anzac Day take in some country racing at the Beaudesert Race Track.
Gates open at 11am on Friday April 25.
Bring the kids and wear your best race outfit to be in the running for the $500 Fashions on the Field prize.
A tapas-style lunch will be served in the marquee.
Race entry is $15 for adults and $5 for pensioners and under 18s.
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Harry goes Mexican

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

A slice of Mexico is coming to Boonah this month, when Harry’s Café & Restaurant dons its sombrero and offers customers an authentic taste of Mexico.
On April 26 Harry’s Café & Restaurant will set up a Granada kitchen, offering traditional Mexican flavours. Bring the family and friends for a night of feasting, with prices starting at $4.
Book a table now.

Find yourself in the Lost World Valley

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

UnknownThe way ahead is clear in The Lost World from now on with the help of a new map, produced by Lost World tourism operators and illustrated by local artist Thea Ward.
The map backs a brochure and showcases accommodation and activities available in The Lost World as well as giving day visitors a drive suggestion highlighting scenic vistas and historical points.
The clearly drawn graphics make it easy to see connections with neighbouring precincts like Mt Barney, Boonah, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
A QR code provides a direct link to The Lost World website and all Lost World operators’ websites and contact details are included.
The Lost World area is aptly described as a land of mountains and streams, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.
Upcoming Lost World events include, Arts in the Olives on Sunday May 11 and the inaugural Farm Gate Festival as part of Eat Local Week on Saturday June 28.
Visit the Lost World Valley website
Download the new Lost World Valley map

The Escarpment voted Best in Australia

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Don’t take their word for it, listen to what the customers are saying.
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa on Tamborine Mountain has been voted best accommodation business in Australia for outstanding service by WOMO (word of mouth online), a leading business review website.
The WOMO Award acknowledges businesses which have had consistent five-star reviews by customers on the website. Each month the website is said to be visited by 1.5million people.
The Escarpment owner, Gary Poole, says his is the only tourism business in Australia to be in the top five percent of those reviewed.
“The award is testimony to our hard work and will join other awards we have won, including Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Best Spa Accommodation in the South Pacific region,” he says.
“We do so much to make guests happy and it is always a humbling and unexpected surprise when guests give back to us. After all we are a tiny rural retreat existing close to the giants of the industry.”
The retreat is located on Tamborine Mountain and features six villas and a three-bedroom house, day spa, function room and cinema.
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Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Garterbelts and GasolineTamborine Mountain is preparing to welcome thousands of rockabilly enthusiasts for the annual Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival.
The three-day event runs from May 2 to 4 and features day and night-time activities, including a Hot Rod Carnivale, Kustom Kulture Art Exhibition, Rockabilly Ball, traditional Pin-up contest to crown Miss Garterbelts & Gasoline, vintage markets, and a Soapbox Derby.
This Rockabilly Rod & Kustom Show attracts thousands of people to the mountain and is a true celebration of the rockabilly era. (more…)

Open Studios of the Scenic Rim returns

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Andy RemanisScenic Rim artists will open their studios to the public during May for the annual Open Studios festival, which offers visitors a rare glimpse into the creative process
In it’s sixth year, Open Studios of the Scenic Rim 2014 is a celebration of art and culture featuring over 80 artists.
As well as art exhibitions, visitors have the opportunity to learn from some of the Scenic Rim’s talented professional artists, including Christopher Trotter, Therese Flynn-Clarke, Kate French and Ali George.

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Spend Mother’s Day at Arts in the Olives

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Dave Groom art workshopArts in the Olives in the Lost World Valley is the perfect way to spoil mum this Mother’s Day.
The art, music and food event is part of Studios of the Scenic Rim, which runs from May 3 to 25.
Arts in the Olives is held in the Worendo Olive Grove and features a great range of half and full-day art workshops, led by the region’s leading artists.
There are workshops for the kids too, live music, food and craft stalls and incredible scenery.
This year’s festival takes on a Music, Masks and Masquerade flavour and workshops include bamboo flute making with Windelf, Masks in the Olives with the Goat Track Theatre, random and recycled weave basket making with Therese Flynn Clark, Magical Monotypes workshops with Sandra Pearce, rug making with textile artist Bec Anderson, landscape painting with Dave Groom and many more.
See the full workshop schedule.
Sunday workshops begin at 9am and cost $60 for full day and $30 for halfway. Children’s workshops are free.
Entry just to the festival is $6.
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