Welcome to Big Skies
The inaugural Big Skies event celebrates the sights, tastes and unique experiences that the Western Downs has to offer.
All the fun and action of Big Skies kicks off on Saturday 28 April 2018 and comes to a close on Sunday 6 May 2018.
Saturday, 28 April 2018, will see the Bunya Park Racecourse come alive for the 106th Dalby Picnic Race Day. Prior to attending the races make sure that you have set up your camp at the Jimbour Station Camp area.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 starts with a FREE tour of the Dalby Saleyards. Don’t miss this opportunity to join an exclusive tour of the Dalby Saleyards and to experience the thrill of Sale Day. Then take the opportunity to take your seat among friends and fellow food lovers as you’re you’re treated to a sumptuous feast showcasing the best of our region’s produce at our Big Skies Long Lunch. Spend the evening relaxing and unwinding whilst watching a new release movie at our very own FREE Cinema under the Stars at Jimbour Station.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 is a day to explore all the things to see and do on the Western Downs at your leisure.. What better way to finish your day than with a a taste of country hospitality where the camp kitchen comes 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. Spend the evening relaxing and unwinding whilst watching a new release movie at our very own FREE Cinema under the Stars at Jimbour Station.
Friday, 4 May 2018 is a day for you to continue ticking off your Western Downs Bucket List of items things to see and do. Once again dinner is ready and waiting when you return with 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. Love our night skies? Join us for a FREE guided tour of the galaxy at Big Night Sky – Guided Tour of the Galaxy where you will be treated to a guided tour of the galaxy.
On Saturday, 5 May 2018, the Jimbour Amphitheatre will come alive with a line-up of Australia’s best Rock ‘n’ Roll artists for Day on the Plain.
It’s time to rise and shine early on Sunday, 6 May 2018 to view the Western Downs like you have never seen it before as you ascend into the sky to enjoy a spectacular Hot Air Balloon Ride over the majestic Jimbour Plain. Don’t like heights? We have you covered with a Hot Air Balloon Breakfast where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloons come to life as they are inflated along the Jimbour Airstrip. Be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. After your balloon ride and or breakfast, join us for Food and Fibre which showcases everything locally grown and sewn on the Western Downs.
For the ultimate Big Skies experience, camping is conveniently located onsite to enjoy the HUGE program of events on offer. Alternatively, motel accommodation is also available and details can be found on our accommodation page.
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