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Moonie

Moonie, the oil capital of Queensland is a tiny settlement on the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie Highways.

And they're racing! Not an unusual call in the horseracing obsessed country, but in Moonie the highlight of the year is the Yabbie Races. Billed as the race that stops the outback, the Moonie Yabbie Races are a one-of-a-kind quirky country event run each March by the Moonie Sports Club. Race action, fashions on the field, food and live entertainment make for the best day out you'll have all year.

You'll find Moonie on the crossroads of the Moonie and Leichhardt Highways. It is the site of Australia's first commercial oil field. Established in 1961, it still operates today. For a small town, Moonie is a vibrant place.

You can picnic at the Rural Transaction Centre, browse local arts and crafts or experience the Moonie Heritage Trail. At Moonie Crossroads you'll see brilliant murals depicting the history of the town and a giant cod caught in local waters.

Moonie: Events

The W.O.L.F Moonie Yabbie Races


This year The W.O.L.F Moonie Yabbie Races has changed seasons, now planned for Autumn, the event is being held on the Saturday March 4, 2017. Locals and experienced punters are wondering if this will be the cool change needed to make those Yabbies run faster and beat times from previous events.

The day kicks off with a 'Buy Your Own Yabbie' Race, followed by a six race program and culminates with the all mighty Moonie Cup.

Known as an event for the whole family, this year will be no different, with face painting and rides, helicopter lolly drop, foot races and fireworks.

While the punters try their luck with the Yabbies, an Autumn fashion parade and market stalls will be on display inside the clubhouse. Lock the March 4 into your calendars, for an event not to be missed.

Food will be available for purchase and licensed bar.

Please note: there are no EFTPOS facilities.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Mar


Moonie Highway
Moonie, QLD, 4406

Located 2.9K from Moonie

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