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Gregory Downs

The old Gregory Downs Hotel holds court as the centre of town society. Originally built to serve passengers on the coach run from Burketown, the hotel is in the historic village of Gregory Downs which accesses the perennially-flowing Gregory River.

At one time it was a Mounted Police post. In World War II, officers at this station won fame when they searched with Doomadgee Aboriginal trackers for the crew of the ditched plane Little Eva. The crew flew out of Iron Range Airport for a bombing run to then-New Guinea and they became disoriented in a tropical storm.

Gregory Downs Station was one of the first cattle runs in the Gulf Savannah. It was one of a range of properties established on Lort Stokes' Plains of Promise, a vast monsoonal savannah stretching from Gregory to the Leichhardt Rivers.

The peaceful waters of The Gregory remain a natural attraction. Here you can canoe year-round the site hosts thousands for the annual May Labour Day weekend canoe race.

While camping has traditionally been in the riverbed, public hygiene has prompted discussions to move away from the river's edge. Rent a canoe or time your visit to coincide with Gregory's racing and rodeo calendar. The Gregory Ball is a not-to-be missed social event.

It may take a while to get here, but you will be guaranteed a load of fun.

Gregory Downs

Gregory Downs: Events

Gregory Campdraft


The Gregory Campdraft is a two day event held at the beautiful Gregory Downs sports facility. There is two full days of campdrafting with music and bar until late on both Friday and Saturday.

The local ladies do a wonderful job at catering for the weekend and supplying a beautiful hot buffet meal on Saturday night.

There is a playground for the kids to enjoy while mum and dad are watching the action.


Event Dates
2018
      23rd Jun
      24th Jun


Wills Developmental Road
Gregory, QLD, 4830

Located 17.7K from Gregory Downs

The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival


The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is the authentic Outback Australian experience, and brings together National and International musicians, Indigenous and First Nation's performers and Australia's best cowboys in the heart of Queensland's Gulf Country.

The Festival revolves around the Frontier Days Rodeo and the National Indigenous Rodeo Championships. This APRA affiliated event is one of the richest on the Rodeo circuit, and attracts Australia's top Rodeo talent to the Gulf.

Indigenous Australian and First Nations cultural performers from around the world take to the stage each night, for dance and theatrical performances in the Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular - The Coming Together of Nations.

And then there's the music, headlined by Australian music royalty. Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers and Shane Howard have performed at the Festival, together with local and international Indigenous musicians.

If the authentic Outback experience is what you're looking for, the Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is a Must Do for you!


Event Dates
2018
      15th Aug
      16th Aug
      17th Aug
      18th Aug
      19th Aug


Wills Developmental Road
Gregory, QLD, 4830

Located 19.9K from Gregory Downs

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