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7 02, 2018

Go camping for charity

2018-02-07T10:41:31+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

ALAN Cutts is going back on the road again – and wants you to come with him.

Last year, the Boreen Point man, shocked at the statistics of farmers and their families as they struggled with costs and the vagaries of weather, decided to organise the Aussie Camping Rally to raise funds through the towns on the journey, with Mr Cutts saying there is an average 18 suicides a week in western Queensland.

This year, the Aussie Camping Rally is kicking off on the morning of April 2 starting at Jimbour House, north of Dalby, the same starting point as 2017, arriving at Routh Creek Station 20k east of Georgetown on April 9.

Fellow travellers can join for all or some of the trip. Towns and stations visited will include Jandowie, Eidsvold, Cracow, Theodore, Middlemount, Capella, Clermont, Baralaba and Charters Towers.

“Many people hear of, but do not fully appreciate, that outback farms and towns are not surviving,” he said.

Mr Cutts said last year’s inaugural rally was enjoyed by 66 people and could have been more.

“It would have been more than 100, but it was two days after Cyclone Debbie had hit and there were a few last-minute cancellations.

“One woman took two days to get from Tenterfield to [the starting point at] Dalby.

“But it went well; we raised a bit of money in the towns.”

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7 02, 2018

Cocktails for a Cure raises funds for Mater Foundation supporting ovarian cancer research

2018-02-07T10:41:45+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Cocktails for a Cure (CFAC) is preparing for its third annual even which raises funds for ovarian cancer research.

Cocktails’ founder and committee member, Edwina McVeigh, Dalby, is partnering with local organisations on numerous levels of sponsorship and donations to bring guests a Hampton’s themed event in the beautiful gardens of Jimbour Homestead.

All funds raised will be donated to the Mater Foundation to fund research studies for a cancer that affects about 1400 women each year in Australia.

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15 12, 2017

Big Skies Camping at Jimbour

2018-02-07T10:40:43+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

27th April 2018

Why not camp with us for Big Skies Festival 2018?!

Camping packages are available for a 10, 6, 3 or 1 night stay.

Camping sites are set at 10x8m and each site is restricted to the following options:

  • Option 1
    A single caravan, a camper-van, a motor home or camper trailer along with an awning and 1 vehicle;
  • Option 2
    2 tents, a gazebo and 1 vehicle

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15 12, 2017

Cinema under the Stars

2018-02-07T10:42:28+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

2nd May 2018

BYO chairs, blankets and rugs and join us on the Jimbour runway to preview a new release movie.

As a preview to the movie, a Smart Phone Short Film Festival will be presented.

This festival is a competition consisting of 3 minute shorts filmed in and/or featuring the Western Downs and must have been produced and edited on a smart phone.

Free Event

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15 12, 2017

Big Night Sky – Guided Tour of the Galaxy

2018-02-07T10:42:39+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

4th May 2018

Join us here where earth meets sky and where you will have the opportunity to view some of the best night skies in the world from within the Jimbour Amphitheatre.

The highly enthusiastic guides will tour you through the southern night skies sharing from their vast well of knowledge on subjects from the basics of astronomy to some of the more mind boggling science of outer space all set to a “galactic score” of a space-themed soundtrack.

Get ready to enjoy the commentary and spectacular views while reclining comfortably in outdoor chairs gazing skyward – BYO chairs, blankets and rugs or hire a recliner!

Free Event

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15 12, 2017

Hot Air Balloon Breakfast

2018-02-07T10:42:52+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

6th May 2018

Join Balloon pilots as they inflate their balloons on the Jimbour Airstrip from early morning before ascending into the sky and creating an exhilarating back drop to our natural landscape.

The Balloon Spectacular will also include some special shape balloons from across the globe adding a sense of novelty to the stunning setting.

Be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. The atmosphere of the balloons is complemented by a delicious hot breakfast available for purchase along with champagne and orange juice.

6:00 AM

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15 12, 2017

Big Skies – Camp Oven Experience

2018-02-07T10:43:08+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

3rd and 4th May 2018

The camp kitchen will come alive for the ultimate camp oven experience. Enjoy a two course meal consisting of a succulent roast meal with all the trimmings as well as a true-blue Aussie dessert.

This is the perfect opportunity to experience good old fashioned country hospitality whilst watching the sun set.

Camp Kitchen – Jimbour Station
86 Jimbour Station Road, Jimbour, QLD 4406

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2 12, 2017

Day on the Plain Event at Jimbour

2017-12-02T09:33:15+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|

 5 May 2018 | part of the Big Skies Festival

Are you ready to Rock?!

Join us on the Jimbour Ampitheatre to hear some of Australia’s best Rock ‘n’ Roll artists – Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Wendy Matthews, Richard Clapton, Glenn Shorrock, The Eurogliders and, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows.

This is an event not to be missed!

10:00am | Jimbour Ampitheatre | Jimbour House

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1 12, 2017

Big Skies Festival – Western Downs

2017-12-02T09:28:47+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

28th April  – 6th May 2018

A BRAND new seven-day event is set to delight the residents of the Western Downs and drive tourism next year as Big Skies dawns on the area.

Big Skies, approved by the Western Downs Regional Council, will raise the bar for destination-driven experience and anchor the regions tourism push.

The event will be bookended by the Dalby Picnic Races on Saturday, April 28, and the May Day long weekend, and will feature a line-up of ticketed and free events designed to showcase the region.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said he was thrilled the area would be hosting an event of this size and calibre.

“We’ve already established a reputation for delivering fantastic signature events such as Opera at Jimbour, and I believe Big Skies will be an unforgettable series of events that will put our region on the map and really set a new precedent for the Western Downs,” Mayor McVeigh said.

“Whether you want to recline on a guided tour of the galaxy, enjoy a champagne breakfast as you watch hot air balloons fill the sky over the Jimbour Plains or relax with friends as you enjoy a rock concert in the impressive amphitheatre of Jimbour Station, this event has something for everyone.”

Camping and glamping options will be available at Jimbour Station for the duration of the stellar line-up of events, along with accommodation options from moteliers.

Signature events will include Big Night Sky – Guided tour of the Galaxy; rock music concert Day on the Plain; Big Skies Hot Air Balloon Spectacular and Food and Fibre, an event to showcase everything that has been locally sown and grown.

Further details coming shortly

2 11, 2017

Exploring Jimbour House – Queensland Weekender

2017-11-02T10:20:53+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Jimbour House lies about 20 minutes north of Dalby.

Back in its glory days, its holding stretched over 120,000 hectares and was home to 200 people and over 300,000 sheep. Today the property is a much more modest 4,500 hectares. It’s still a working station, with about 2000 head of cattle.

The main attraction at Jimbour is its grand homestead and gardens.

The gardens are open every day and visitors can explore them on the ‘Living History Walk’. All that’s needed is a gold coin donation and a brochure which visitors can pick up at the entrance. The walk is self-guided and explores the fascinating history of the station and the families that called it home.

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