The Dairy Farmers Stadium, located in the suburb of Kirwan, was constructed in 1995 with a seating capacity of 30,000 after it was announced that the Twin Cities would be home to an National Rugby League team. The stadium is today the home ground for the North Queensland Cowboys. The stadium was previously known as Stockland Stadium and Malanda Stadium in the past.
In 2003, Dairy Farmers Stadium was chosen to host three games for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and hosted the Japan national rugby union team. On the 12 of May 2006, the final season match of the Super 14 between Queensland Reds and the Highlanders was played at the stadium.
The Riverway is a major urban and recreational development that has a new cricket and Australian rules football stadium. On New Years Eve 2008, the new 10,000+ capacity Tony Ireland Stadium played host to the Queensland Bulls against the Victorian Bushrangers.
This was the first match in the expanded Twenty20 competition as part of the 2007-08 interstate program.
Greenwood Park Sporting complex was officially opened on February 15, 2007. It features 8 fully lit Touch Football fields as well as carparking and a fully licenced clubhouse which is home to Redskins Touch Club and Thuringowa Touch Association.
The Willows Golf Club, an international-standard golf course with a 72-hectare (180-acre) golf wildlife sanctuary, is home to the Queensland Masters, an annual tournament which is a joint initiative between the PGA Tour of Australasia and the PGA Tour. The area is also home to a residential estate.
Thuringowa also has a 1/4 mile drag strip, a dirt track speedway, sealed go-cart track, motocross training track, fishing farm, rodeo and a gun club.
There are many otherthings to do in Thuringowa, like seeing a movie at the Reading Cinemas, Cannon Park, play some bingo at Brothers Leagues Club Thuringowa, go bowling at Kirwan Tenpin Bowling, play Squash maybe some Pool or even Slot cars.
There is still Playworks911 or Mini Golf and Barra fishing at Thuringowa’s Barra Fishing Farm in Kelso.
If you want a night out then you could have a meal at any of the many food outlets and restaurants. The night life, including the Kirwan Tavern, is vibrant.
This is a small list of some of the Restaurants in the CBD area
Major Dining Venues
Cactus Jacks Bar and Grill
Hog's Breath Cafe
Giardini Pizza and Pasta Bar
La Cucina Pizza nad Pasta House
Joy Thai Restaurant
Tom Yum Thai Restaurant
Ocean Palms Bistro
Brothers Leagues Club
Hobbo's Hut (just opened in the old BJ's night club on Thuringowa Drv)
Chinese Tea House
Fast Food Restaurants
McDonald's family Restaurant
Eagle Boys Pizza
Mount View Cafe and Takeaway
Richshaw Chinese Takeaway and Noodle bar
Black River Stadium
Dairy Farmers Stadium
Mystic Sands Golf and Country Club
Willows Golf and Tourist Resort
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