Ellie Dyer on the monkey bars at a fun filled playground.
Ellie Dyer on the monkey bars at a fun filled playground.

Beating the heat in the school holidays

WITH this summer marked to produce high temperatures, beat the heat and begin a marvellous adventure this school holidays in Isaac.

From relaxing family getaways by the water to Summer Reading Club programs at our local libraries, Isaac is the place to be this school holidays.

Mayor Anne Baker says there is something for everyone to enjoy in the region.

"With extended daylight hours in summer, the school holidays are a perfect opportunity for a staycation,” Cr Baker said.

"If you've never seen the dugongs off the coast of Clairview, been to Greenhill Beach to relax, or thrown in a fishing line in Isaac, than you are in for an untold adventure.

"We have some top camping spots on our doorstep like Theresa Creek Dam and Windmill Bay in Cape Palmerston National Park.

"For those families staying at home, cool off at one of Isaac's aquatic facilities or spend time exploring one of your local playgrounds.

"There are adventures to be had at our local Isaac libraries with free school holiday activities catering for all ages. These include Summer Reading Club, craft, story time, Lego Robotics, and more.

Sky and  Mum, Christine Laycock enjoying One Million Stars at Dysart Library
Sky and Mum, Christine Laycock enjoying One Million Stars at Dysart Library

"Not to mention that the Moranbah Coalface Art Gallery has just opened its doors, displaying artist Alison McDonald's Wanton, Wild and Unimagined exhibition, an innovative recycled art treasure-trove.

"Council is proud to be host to so many great school holiday programs and proud to live in a region with such beautiful scenic surrounds.”

Artist Alison McDonald with her wacky Wanton, Wild and Unimagined creation.
Artist Alison McDonald with her wacky Wanton, Wild and Unimagined creation.

Try hiking around Mt Britton and visit Moonlight Dam, both located in Homevale National Park near Nebo.

Explore the Isaac Coast. Discover the St Lawrence Wetlands, or launch a boat from Carmila's boat ramp to discover a new fishing spot.

Sam Cafferky fishing at his favourite fishing spot.
Sam Cafferky fishing at his favourite fishing spot.

Bushwalk around the Peak Ranges National Park. For the more experienced walkers, Wolfgang Peak or Gemini Peaks are a great climb. These are located about halfway between Clermont and Moranbah.

Camp grounds are scattered across the region. Favourites include Theresa Creek Dam, Lake Elphinstone, the renowned Notch Point (4WD only) and St Lawrence Recreation Grounds. Be sure to visit isaac.qld.gov.au/national-parks-and-state-forests for hiking information and camping spots.

For families or art enthusiasts, pull up at the Moranbah Coalface Art Gallery, opening times vary. More details, visit isaac.qld. gov..au/wanton-wild-unimagined. Go to www.isaac.qld.gov. au/ school-holiday-programs.


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