A Quirky Country Queensland Event
For an Aussie tradition that is as wild and wacky as it gets, head to the Queensland outback town of Moonie for the annual Moonie Yabbie Races. Yes, you read that right! Those freshwater crustaceans usually found in dams are put to the test in an iconic race that stops the nation – well, stops the town at least!
The Annual Moonie Yabbie Races
The annual yabbie race has put the small town of Moonie Queensland on the map with travellers coming from far and wide to get in on the action. The quirky event attracted a crowd of more than 450 to the 10th annual race. That’s almost double the population of Moonie itself! Currently in its 15th year, the event is set to be bigger and better each year!
Yabbie racing at its best
Some say larger claws are a winner; others swear by smaller legs and a harder shell. Truth be told you never can tell how your yabbie will perform under pressure. Choose yourself a beauty and get in on the yabby racing action. The Moonie Yabbie Races include a six-race program before the yabbies are put to the ultimate test in the Moonie Cup. An impressive collection of prizes is up for grabs, so if you play your crustacean right, you could leave with a fist full of cash.
Fun for the whole family
A fun-filled day for the whole family, the annual Moonie Yabbie Races offers a program of events from 1pm to 11.30pm. Frock up for the cocktail luncheon or enter the fashions on the field. After the race, enjoy bush poetry, live entertainment, rides, a helicopter lolly drop and face painting.
Things to do in Moonie
Moonie is a vibrant place with friendly folk. Picnic at the Rural Transaction Centre, learn about the town’s history at Moonie Crossroads or check out the heritage trail. There is plenty to see and do around Moonie. You’d be mad not to make an adventure of it! The Adventure Way travel itinerary takes you from Brisbane to Cunnamulla through remote and iconic Australian towns. You can also plan your own itinerary with the 10-day travel pass.
(2 adults + 4 children)
Visit the Moonie Yabbie Races website for luncheon prices.
Moonie Yabbie Races Quick Reference Guide
Travel to Moonie with Bus QLD Outback