Charleville Self-Drive Itineraries

Charleville, Murweh Area

Planning an Outback Holiday and don't know where to start. Well enjoy some of Charleville’s Self Drive Itineraries.

Chill out in Charleville: Enjoy Yabby Races, a Historic Outback Pub Tour, Camp Oven Dinners, Station Tours, the Outback Night Sky through powerful telescopes, the Royal Flying Doctors Service and much more.

Stars, Spas and Station Stays: Meet the folks on Outback Stations, unwind in Spas and mud baths, explore the great Outback Night Sky, and discover Outback Pubs, camp oven dinners, explore cattle properties and much more.

These and other suggested itineraries are available from the Charleville Cosmos and Visitor Information Centre.

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Note: Activities on the itineraries may only be available on certain days and at certain times. To get a detailed itinerary please contact the Charleville Cosmos and Visitor Information Centre.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information


There is access for guests with a disability.


Children are welcome.
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Charleville, Murweh Area

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Explorers Caravan Park

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
From AU$25.00 - 115.00
Make your base camp here at the Explorers Caravan Park in Thargomindah, just a two minute walk from town. Take it easy on this holiday and relax, stroll down to the Bulloo River, put in yabbie pots for a true outback lunch, or take a walk around the river to the Cobb and Co Crossing to see the wonderful bird life here. Perhaps have a few days' break from the roads and just watch the birds visiting the native shrubs in the park. About 40 kilometres from Thargomindah on the bitumen road eastwards takes you to Lake Bindegolly National Park where you can amaze at the abundance of birds and stroll along the walks around the Lake. Take a day trip along the all bitumen roads to see the historic hotels around - Noccundra, Eromanga, Quilpie and Toompine. Call in to see Thargomindah's Hydro Power Plant, the Old Hospital, Historic House, Visitor Information Centre and Library and while you are there check out the weather for a visit to the Burke and Wills "Dig Tree". Come back each day and meet up with old and new friends and recount your adventure around the campfire, barbecue and camp kitchen.

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35.00 - 120.00
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback. Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone at Bonus Downs. Bonus Downs offers good old fashioned country hospitality in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Bonus Downs is 46 kilometres south west of Mitchell on the Bollon Road, has bitumen to the door and is only half an hour from the Mitchell spa. It has accommodation in the rustic Jackeroos Quarters. Camping is also available in the shearing shed or bring your own tent. Caravans, motorhomes and campervans are all welcome, powered sites and water is available. Fly ins welcome and school groups.

Aldville Station

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$10.00 - 250.00
Aldville Station is a 30,000 hectare sheep and cattle station which offers visitors a chance to experience the real outback. The station is 120 kilometres north-west of Cunnamulla and is the ideal location for the adventurous traveller. Whether you're looking for an adventure holiday or just wish to relax and enjoy the great outback, there are activities to suit almost all requests. Help in the daily running of the station. Explore local caves and discover the unique wildlife on a bushwalk. Try your luck fossicking for opals or relax on a river bank while you fish. At the end of the day relax in the hot tub or simply sit outside under the pergola and chat with your host.

Country Way Motor Inn

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$110.00 - 150.00
Country Way Motor Inn, Cunnamulla's Award Winning Accommodation, as voted by guests reviews. It provides a relaxing escape from the world, with a range of comfortable room choices, including a unit with full disabled facilities and wheelchair access. Cooked or continental breakfasts are available to your room. Or if you would like a toaster, or a meal heated in the microwave, just ask. Communication is the key. You'll find the facilities and rooms comfortable, exceptionally clean and attractive with everything you need to make your stay a pleasant one. Keep in touch with complimentary wi-fi access in your room. Just ask for your password access. Country Way get the basics right, and all the rest follow suit. Make contact now, discuss your requirements and book your escape.

Cunnamulla Tourist Park

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$105.00 - 105.00
Cunnamulla Tourist Park is the closest park to all town facilities. The park is ideally located at the cross roads of the Matilda and Adventure Highways and is the perfect spot to base yourself while contemplating your next adventure. The park is also a great starting point for the Natural Science loop which takes in the towns of Quilpie and Charleville plus other locations in between. It has all the conveniences you would expect from a modern tourist park, including 50 powered sites, ensuite cabins and shady tent sites plus a unique sandhill close by, a fantastic spot to enjoy your sunset happy hour. The park is within walking distance of the Cunnamulla town centre and there is a convenient store just 200 metres away.

Cobb & Co Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$24.00 - 90.00
Cobb & Co Caravan Park is a friendly, clean, peaceful and quiet caravan park in a bushland setting. The park has acres of camping space and drive through sites, and is in walking distance to the town centre of Charleville. Visitor information and bookings for all attractions are available from their reception. The caravan park is conveniently located in town and only a short walk to the shops. John, your host will ensure a friendly stay.
From AU$25.00 - 150.00
Just Imagine....a caravan park with large drive through powered sites catering for non-smokers only, no pets and unsuitable for children.....Charleville Bush Caravan Park is just two kilometres from town. Charleville Bush Caravan Park also offers you great laundry facilities, beautiful bathroom amenities, undercover free barbecue area, large campfire area and use of camp oven equipment. Television reception, internet and phone coverage (major telcos). Charleville Bush Cottage is also on this property. Beautifully appointed, fully self-contained with your own backyard and campfire. With the prices as they are they are the best self-contained accommodation in Charleville! Just a two hour flight from Brisbane, rent a car or discuss a personalised package with Graham and Deb and enjoy a short break in Queensland's Outback at Charleville Bush Cottage. Wander around the 62 acre property or go to town for a coffee and the daily newspaper. Enjoy some pampering at Artesian Waters Day Spa and see stars like never before at the Cosmos Centre. Just imagine sitting around the campfire under a chandelier of stars and waking to the sound of birds and a big blue outback sky.

Bailey Bar Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$36.00 - 130.00
Owners Wendy and Julian invite you to join them at the Bailey Bar Caravan Park, Charleville's Top Tourist Park, conveniently located only a short walk to the heart of town. The Bailey Bar team will assist you in every way including showing you into your grass or slab site and providing information on all that Charleville has to offer. They also have some of the best amenities in the west. Don't miss Charleville's original and legendary Camp Oven Stew, the only camp oven dinner to be featured on Discover Down Under twice!! You may also like to join in the fun of the yabby races, which support the Aussie Helpers. Why not join them for this fun and hilarity? You might even win a stash of cash! ( Wednesday 6pm) or at their Camp Oven meals ( Friday and Sunday 6pm) and lamb on the spit dinners ( Tuesday 6pm) are delicious and hearty. You can save on fuel, food, drinks, souvenirs and beauty treatments with their Stay N Save vouchers They welcome pets and children and smokers .. not all parks in Charleville are hard to get on with!

Pelican Rest Tourist Park

St George, Balonne Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27.00 - 130.00
Steve and Lorraine McNamara invite you to come and spend some time in their spacious, well appointed Pelican Rest Tourist Park in St George Queensland. Try their new 12 metre Heated Therapeutic Mineral pool, filled with their town's beautiful soft Artesian Water, and then infused with a specifically formulated blend of minerals, which softens the water and makes for a silky smooth swimming experience, like no other. Not to mention the health benefits for the skin, hair, eyes and nervous system. So come and luxuriate in their mineral pool. Check out the quiet, peaceful surroundings, the landscaped grounds featuring native trees, shrubs, resident kangaroo's and birdlife and huge grass sites. Pelican Rest Tourist Park St George features powered sites, drive through sites and plenty of room for Big Rigs and fifth wheelers. Their superbly equipped camp kitchen, includes a pizza oven and is a great spot to cook up a storm or just sit by the wood fire. The caravan park features free wi-fi and a dump point for your convenience. There are camping sites and a wide range of air conditioned accommodation including, Superior Cabin and Two Bedroom Deluxe Cabins, Ensuite and Spa Cabins to Multi Ensuite Cabins.

Evening Star Tourist Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$26.00 - 110.00
They invite you to warm yourself by their camp fire and be dazzled by mother nature's ultimate evening accessory... her brilliant night sky. Evening Star Tourist Park is located on Thurlby Station eight kilometres west of Charleville, a working cattle property owned and operated by the Cornford family. The tourist park is set in a quite location, with large landscaped drive through sites, with a spacious camp kitchen, gas and wood fired barbecues, open camp fire and a licensed bar.
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