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Trek on over to St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

Put on your bush trekking boots and hail the free bus service to St Lawrence this weekend as the iconic wetlands comes to life with activity.

St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend has a smorgasbord of activities that will take us on a food and nature-loving adventure.

Isaac Regional Council Deputy Mayor Kelly Vea Vea said the weekend will tantalise your taste buds, invoke creativity and teach you about a nationally significant coastal wetlands right in our backyard.

“Held at the unspoilt St Lawrence Wetlands, this emerging festival will be both appetising and educational,” Cr Vea Vea said.

“Celebrity chef Matt Golinski will be headlining the event, hosting cooking demonstrations that use locally grown produce.

“Learn about the ecological importance of the wetlands by making friends with nature at one of the birdwatching tours, expert presentations and reptile displays.

“We have free buses leaving from Mackay and Rockhampton on Saturday, June 9. Bookings are essential and can be made before 12pm on Friday, June 8 at

“Get creative during this family-friendly event with arts, craft and nature weaving on offer this Saturday”.

Mackay Tourism General Manager Tas Webber said St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend is just another great reason to visit the Mackay-Isaac Region.

“The Mackay Region is home to a large diversity of ecosystems, such as the St Lawrence Wetlands, that draws visitors from across Australia and the world looking for that nature, reserved experience,” Mr Webber said.

“The St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend showcases this unique, natural habitat and with this year’s exciting line-up of events and local produce, it is sure to be a major drawcard for the Mackay-Isaac Region”.

Tickets are still available for purchase to the Bushman’s Dinner and free bus service.

  • Bushman’s Dinner - Saturday, June 9
    $35 per adult or $20 per child under 14 – entertainment by Mackay band Mango Junction
  • Free bus from Mackay and Rockhampton – Saturday, June 9 only (Limited seats available)

For more information on St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend in the Isaac region including a ticket information or a full list of activities, visit, call 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27) or visit an Isaac Regional Council office.


Image: Hayley Hemsworth getting up close and personal with the reptile display at last year's St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend.

7 June 2018