​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tropical North Queensland Regional Final​

View the 2017 winners for the Tropical North Queensland region​.

Friday 6 July 2018
6pm - 11pm

Rainforestation Nature Park
1030 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda

Formal attire

Tickets on sale 4 June 2018
$99 each (includes bus transfers)

​More information
Direct all enquiries to:
Krystal Kin​g, Tropical North Queensland regional coordinator
Telephone: (07) 4037 3949
Email: krystal.king@det.qld.gov.au​

Master of Ceremonies


Jay Laga'aia

Jay Laga'aia is a much-loved actor and children's entertainer. His film credits include Nim's Island and Star Wars, and television credits on Home and Away, Bed of Roses, Legend of the Seeker, Xena Warrior Princess and of course, Play School!

A gifted musician, Jay has written and recorded four children's albums with ABC for Kids. He's performed his music with Queensland, Melbourne and WA Symphony Orchestras, and will perform with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in December this year.

In 2017 Jay appeared in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and drama series Fighting Season. He filmed the fourth season of his children's television show Jay's Jungle and starred in the Sydney Opera House Classic Christmas Concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Jay, a proud father of 8, is the Queensland Government's 'The Early Years Count' ambassador and is a passionate advocate for early childhood education and early literacy.



Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe

The Rainforestation Nature Park first introduced an aboriginal cultural experience in 1987, giving tourists the chance to learn how to throw a boomerang whilst waiting for an Army Duck Tour of the rainforest.

In 1993, an expansion was made on this growing interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, with the formation of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Pamagirri means 'silent snake', and is symbolic of the Rainbow Serpent, responsible for the creation for the mountains and rivers in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. The acclaimed Pamagirri dancers perform three times daily, and have taken their popular show overseas to Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong.

Most of the troupe are expert Didgeridoo players. Markula, one of the leaders, has been recognised in the Guinness Book of Records for the furthest​​ spear throw of 120 metres using a woomera. The members of the troupe are mainly from Northern Australia and take great pride in educating visitors about their ancient culture.


Mikey Mike

Mikey Mike is a singer/songwriter whose songs draw from life's trials, tribulations and celebrations and are delivered with equal measures of power and subtlety.

His live performance weaves his own music with a blend of songs handpicked from across a range of eras and genres to create an intriguing mix of familiarity and curiosity.

Visit mikeymikemusic.com.au​​.


DJ Bart

DJ Bart's passion, talent and dedication to his craft have seen him forge a formidable career as a professional DJ and special events promoter. Starting his musical journey DJ'ing and promoting events for the Cairns Hilton from the age of 18, DJ Bart has built an enviable reputation for playing cutting edge, quality music and moving dance floors.

With a professional DJ career spanning over 20 years, DJ Bart's uncanny ability to read and move a crowd has seen him become a much sought after entertainer across the far north. For DJ Bart, music is a lifestyle and a passion - his experience and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of wide range of genres takes in everything from cutting edge house music, right through to pop, rock, RnB, retro and even country. ​​

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Last updated
23 May 2018