Can you believe the September school holidays are almost here, where has the rest of 2023 gone?
If you’re as surprised as we are about the quick turnaround, and you’ve not quite thought that far ahead – fear not, we’ve done the work for you!
Join us in our region and experience all the great things we have to offer!
Keep the kids’ brains ticking while they solve the riddles as part of our Scavenger Hunt. With each clue you solve, you’ll collect a colourful town Fish Token to add to the special I Got Hooked on St George Region key ring on which you can proudly display your catch. Anyone who collects all seven tokens will then go in the draw to win a major prize.
While we’re keeping the kids educated. Take them along on a Heritage Tour– learn about the history of St George including a guided tour through one of the oldest homes in Queensland. Learn about Cotton and Horticulture in our Region by joining a Cotton farm and Vineyard tour. Perhaps take a trip to Dirranbandi and learn all about the largest irrigated cotton farm in the southern hemisphere by joining a Cubbie Station Tour. In Bollon meet our First Nations people and sign up for a tour learning all about our local culture, you can also enjoy a bush tucker morning tea and browse the Nullawokka Gallery.
We’re on the Campdraft countdown with September being the month for cowboys and cowgirls!! St George region will host a number of Campdrafts at various locations including Bollon, Nindigully, and St George you won’t be disappointed with the skill and horsemanship of our local competitors.
With the weather warming up the fish are biting! Try your luck at snagging a yellow belly or maybe yabbies are on the menu! Hang around for the long weekend at the end of the month for our local fishing competition, boasting some incredible prizes including a half day fishing charter for 3 people with guide Matty Langford.
Its not all about fishing – you could launch the boat, canoe, kayak or paddle board, take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks of any of our towns and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. If swimming in the Balonne is not your thing or maybe a tad chilly, soak those bodies in the minerals of our warm Artesian Pool.
The St George Region is home to a diverse range of bird species, making it a great destination for birdwatching enthusiasts. Call into the Information Centre and collect your free copy of the Birds of the Balonne providing a check list, a map with hot spots and some great general information about what you can find in our region.
We have a range of self-guided tours and attractions as well, take your pick or better yet do them all! Cotton Tour, Heritage Tour, Pub Trail, St George Region Art Trail which includes sculptures and murals from all around the region and The Unique Egg.
There you have it September sorted! See you soon!
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