Giru, Queensland

Giru, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Giru
state = qld

caption =
lga = Burdekin Shire Council
postcode = 4809
est =
pop = 375 (2001 census)
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Burderkin
fedgov = Dawson
dist1 = 1310
location1= Brisbane
dist2 = 54
location2= Townsville
dist3 = 42
location3= Ayr

Giru is a small town in Queensland, Australia, situated on the Haughton River 56km south-east of Townsville. The Bruce Highway bypasses the town. Giru is noted for its sugar mill, crushing some three million tonnes of sugar cane annually, the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. During the Second World War, Giru was the site of an airbase used by the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) and United States Army Air Forces (U.S.A.A.F.).


The Palm Creek Folk Festival is an annual event held in Giru on the Queen's Birthday public holiday, and stretches over the four days. It commonly features known and up-and-coming bands from several genres, ranging from folk to alternative. The festival-goers pitch tents on the site and live off the food and drink stalls for the four days as most travel from Townsville which is 40 km to the north of Giru. Any one can set up a stall as all that is needed is the merchandise and it can be sold anywhere along the main track. Frequent vendors at the festival include Hare Krishnas and the Boy Scouts of Australia.

ee also

*Burdekin Shire

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Giru — may refer to: * Giru, Queensland * Giru, Afghanistan * Giru (Dragon Ball), a character in Dragon Ball …   Wikipedia

  • Queensland Rail — Type government owned corporation Industry Rail transport Founded 1865 …   Wikipedia

  • North Coast railway line, Queensland — QR North Coast Line Legend …   Wikipedia

  • Woodstock, Queensland — Woodstock is a small rural community and suburb 40km west in the Rural area of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The Woodstock Shopping Centre has a local shop, restaurant, cafe, news agent, service station, bank and post office. Woodstock also… …   Wikipedia

  • Country Women's Association — CWA building at Bungendore, New South Wales CWA building at …   Wikipedia

  • Townsville — This article is about the metropolitan area of Townsville. For the Townsville CBD suburb, see Townsville City, Queensland. For the local government area, see City of Townsville. For other uses, see Townsville (disambiguation). Townsville… …   Wikipedia

  • Traveltrain — provides long range passenger rail services in Queensland, run by QR. Its flagships are the electric and diesel Tilt Trains, servicing Brisbane – Rockhampton and Brisbane – Cairns respectively. It also operates diesel locomotive hauled services… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Australian Air Force installations — This is a list of current and previous Royal Australian Air Force bases. The air force also owns and maintains bare bases in remote areas of Australia. These bases have runways and buildings, but only a caretaker staff. They are generally only… …   Wikipedia

  • List of dams and reservoirs in Australia — Dams and reservoirs in Australia is a link page for any dam or reservoir in Australia. Contents 1 Australian Capital Territory 2 New South Wales 2.1 Cancelled 2.2 Weir …   Wikipedia

  • 1999–00 Australian region cyclone season — Infobox hurricane season Basin=Aus Year=2000 Track=1999 2000 Australian cyclone season summary.jpg First storm formed=December 9, 1999 Last storm dissipated=April 22, 2000 Strongest storm name=John Strongest storm pressure=915 Strongest storm… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.