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Want to know what to get up to and all the best spots when visiting Chinchilla? Read through our handy articles today for helpful information!

Astronomical 2017 Winter Tour - A world first!

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Astronomical 2017 Winter Tour - A world first!

Something very special is coming to Chinchilla for the very first time on Thursday 29 June.

The Townsville Astronomy Group and Full Throttle Theatre have teamed up to bring what is believed to be a world-first tour during the 2017 winter.

The new production Astronomical not only delivers belly laughs as it explores the Universe, but the audience participates by looking at the various astronomical wonders through large computer controlled telescopes.

Meet Galileo, Einstein, Neil Armstrong and others as they lead you through the history of Astronomy.

The show is suitable for all ages between 6 and 96 and will start at 6.30pm at Clover Hill Ranch, Chinchilla. 

This event is FREE to Chinchilla local residents courtesy of the Western Downs Regional Council.

Places are limited – to book contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or visit www.fullthrottletheathre.com

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Lest We Forget

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Lest We Forget

“ANZAC” was the name given to a combined force of First Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand Army troops who landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula at around dawn on Sunday, the 25th day of April, 1915, barely nine months after the outbreak of World War I.

Galvanised by the example of courage and sacrifice demonstrated on that bloody battlefield, on the 10th day of January 1916 a public meeting of Brisbane citizens voted unanimously to establish the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee to lay the groundwork for a nationwide, solemn day of public remembrance on the first anniversary of the landings.

On every 25th day of April for the past 100 years, “ANZAC Day” has been observed in Australia and New Zealand, becoming an honoured and sacred institution along the way.

The Western Downs will be commemorating Anzac Day with the following services:

Bell

Dawn Service 6am

Anzac Memorial Park, Dennis Street

Community Breakfast - 8am

RSL Sub Branch, Ensor Street

Bunya Mountains

Commemoration Service - 8am

Opposite National Park Office, Bunya Avenue

Chinchilla

Kapyong Service

Korean War Memorial Service held

before Anzac Day on Monday 24 April - 11am

Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Dawn Service - 5.55am

Fuller Place, Heeney Street

Gunfire Breakfast - To follow Dawn Service

Chinchilla RSL Sub Branch Soldiers Memorial Hall, Heeney Street

Commemoration March - 10.45am

Heeney Street

Commemoration Service - 11am

Fuller Place, Heeney Street

Dalby

Dawn March - 4.15am

Patrick Street

Dawn Service - 4.28am

Anzac Park, Patrick Street

Commemoration March - 9.30am

Bell Park, Cunningham Street, and Patrick Street

Commemoration Service - 9.45am

Anzac Park, Patrick Street

Dulacca

Commemoration Service - 8.45am

Roy Henderson Park, Warrego Highway

Jandowae

Dawn Service - 6am

Jandowae Memorial Hall,

corner George and Market Streets

Commemoration March - 11.30am

Dalby Street, High Street, and George Street

Commemoration Service - 12pm

Jandowae Memorial Hall, corner George and Market Streets

Community Lunch To follow Commemoration Service

Kaimkillenbun

Commemoration Service - 8.30am

Cumkillenbar Park, Isabelle Street

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service

Kogan

Breakfast* - 7am-8am

Kogan Memorial Hall Park, Kogan-Condamine Road

Commemoration March - 8.30am

Commemoration Service - 9am

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service

Meandarra

Dawn Service - 5.30am

Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Opening of new exhibition

‘The Light Horse’ - 9.30am

Commemoration March - 10am

Meandarra State School, Sara Street

Commemoration Service - 10.30am

Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, Sara Street

Community Lunch* - 12pm

Meandarra School of Arts Hall, Sara Street

Miles

Dawn Service - 5.45am

Anzac Park, Corbett Drive

Commemoration March - 11am

Murilla Street

Commemoration Service - 11.15am

Anzac Park, Corbett Drive

Tara

Dawn Service - 5.30am

Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Community Breakfast - 6.20am

Commemoration March - 10am

Day Street, Fry Street

Commemoration Service - 10.40am

Tara Memorial Hall, Fry Street

Community Lunch* - 12.15pm

Wandoan

Dawn Service - 5.30am

W. O’Sullivan Memorial Park, Henderson Road

Commemoration March - 9.45am

Royd Street

Commemoration Service - 10am

Wandoan Cultural Centre, Henderson Road

Community Morning Tea - 11am

Warra

Commemoration Service - 9am

Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway

Community Morning Tea to follow Commemoration Service

We hope you will find something of interest in the above events and that you will join the community and Kings Park Accommodation in continuing the tradition of honouring ANZAC Day

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Bringing Science to the Bush

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Bringing Science to the Bush

In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program that connects audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.

The Festival’s regional program is returning to Chinchilla on Saturday, 1 April for a FREE community event.

The World Science Festival Brisbane regional program takes science from the lab to the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to meet with a range of science professionals, including a renowned drone expert and 2015 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, paleontologists, a biomedical illustrator, arachnologist, biomedical researchers and more!Visitors can also enjoy getting their hands on some seriously fun street science and science experiments, virtual reality, science meets art as well as a free exhibition, workshops and displays.

Running from 9am-4pm at the Cultural Centre, bookings are not required.

For more information click here

Kings Park Accommodation proudly supports community events such as the World Science Festival and strongly encourages people at attend this free community event so that we can see the Festival return to our town year after, after year.

 

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#Guests love us

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#Guests love us

For most guests, the first time they see a property is online. Those first few seconds—the pictures they see, the first words they read—go a long way to forming their opinions about a place. And few things are more reassuring to guests than approval from their fellow travelers.

One of the reasons travelers trust Booking.com’s review scores is that previous guests have nothing to gain from talking up a property. Their research shows that 71% of guests who share reviews do so to “give something back” to the property and other travelers. When reviews are good and scores are high, new guests feel much more confident about booking.

Now it is our turn to say thank you! The managers and staff at Kings Park Accommodation were delighted to receive their 2016 Bookings.com Guest Review Award. 9.4/10 is an outstanding result, so thank you to all those who took the time to write a review and give us such a wonderful ranking.

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Celebrate Australia Day in the Western Downs

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Celebrate Australia Day in the Western Downs

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. Many of us will ‘throw a shrimp on the barbie’, scoff a few lamingtons and chug down a beer. Cities and towns will hold festivals, parties and award ceremonies, which all bring us together to celebrate our great nation.

The Western Downs Regional Council has organised some wonderful events to celebrate our local heroes at the 2017 Australia Day Award Ceremonies and community celebrations on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Chinchilla

7am Free Breakfast

8am Awards Ceremony

Chinchilla Museum, 14 Villiers Street (gold coin entry)

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Miss Chelsea Higgins

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Australia Day puzzles

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   Train rides (gold coin donation)

▪   Instabooth

2pm – 6pm Family Fun Afternoon

Chinchilla Museum, 14 Villiers Street ($5 per family)

▪   Giant inflatables

▪   Water slide (BYO towel)

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Australia Day puzzles

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   Cricket Speed Bowling Challenge (entry fee applies – funds raised will support the Chinchilla and District Cricket Club)

▪   Face painting

▪   ‘Flavour It Your Way’ Sausage Sizzle

▪   DIY lamington stand

▪   Damper, tea and coffee (gold coin donation)

▪   Train rides

▪   Instabooth

▪   Bar (charges apply – funds raised will support the Chinchilla and District Cricket Club)

Contact: Terri Keller, Community Development Officer 07 4660 7241 or terri.keller@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Dalby

7am – 9.30am Breakfast

10am Awards Ceremony

From 7am – Family fun activities

Dalby Showgrounds, Nicholson Street

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Mr Scott Stidston OAM

▪   Inflatable obstacle course

▪   Inflatable bumper balls

▪   Face painting

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   DIY lamington station

▪   Instabooth

▪   Entertainment and much more

Contact: Fiona Henderson, Community Development Officer 07 4679 4420 or fiona.henderson@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Miles

7.30am Free Breakfast

8.30am Awards Ceremony

Leichhardt Centre, Cnr Marion & Dawson Streets

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   DIY lamington stand

▪   Jumping castle

▪   Face painting

▪   Instabooth

10am – 3pm Pool Party

Miles Aquatic Centre, Marian Street free entry

▪   Pool inflatables

▪   Canteen operating

Contact: Jason Erbacher, Community Development Officer 07 4628 5355 or jason.erbacher@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Tara

11am Awards Ceremony

After awards – Family fun activities and lunch

Tara Showgrounds, Showgrounds Road

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Miss Chelsea Higgins

▪   Children’s craft activities and entertainment

▪   Cookie decorating

▪   Instabooth

▪   Face painting

Contact: Diane Bradford, Community Development Officer 07 4678 7856 or diane.bradford@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Wandoan

7am Free breakfast

8.30am Awards Ceremony

10am – 12pm Family fun activities

Juandah Heritage Site, Windeyer Road

▪   Australia Day Ambassador Ms Chern’ee Sutton

▪   Children’s craft activities

Contact: Jason Erbacher, Community Development Officer 07 4628 5355 or jason.erbacher@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Kings Park Accommodation is a proud supporter of the Western Downs Regional Council and would like to wish all the entrants in this year’s Australia Day awards the best of luck. 

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