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Mitchell

Soaking in the soothing mineral springs at Mitchell is just one of the surprises that awaits you in this quaint town on the edge of the outback.

Just 87 kilometres west of Roma via the Warrego Highway, Mitchell sits peacefully on the banks of the Maranoa River. It lies in the westerly-most reaches of Southern Queensland Country and services the adjoining communities of Amby, Muckadilla and Mungallala.

Many a sun-scorched traveller has found bliss floating in the thermal mineralised waters of the Great Artesian Spa. It's relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul, and a precious natural resource that the locals proudly share. Located in Mitchell's aquatic centre, the Spa offers two large pools, one warm and one cool, of natural artesian water. It has been designed for easy access, with a hydro chair for those with restricted mobility.

You can explore magnificent sandstone formations, and pristine native ecosystems and take in magnificent panoramic vistas at numerous sites throughout the area. Accessing the Mt Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park is easy from Mitchell. Nature lovers will be impressed with the abundance of wildlife including over 250 bird species living in and visiting the area.

Mitchell's active community is keen to preserve the treasures and lessons from the past and have created a range of heritage and cultural displays covering its local indigenous cultural heritage, early explorers and pioneers, bushranging past and social history.

Make your first stop the Heritage Museum - packed full of local history, historical items and photographs.

Don't miss Major Mitchell's Campsite - established in 1846 on his fourth expedition to map an overland route from Sydney to Darwin.

For a taste of the town's chequered past take in the history at Kenniff Court House - the original courthouse where local bushrangers, the Kenniff Brothers, were committed to stand trial in 1902.

And well worth a visit is working property and fully restored homestead Bonus Downs, built in 1911 by Australian pastoral legend, Sir Samuel McCaughey.

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mitchell War Memorial

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
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Mitchell's war memorial stands out from the crowd for its unusual design and colour, urging recall and fostering remembrance of names which, as its engraving says, 'liveth forever more'. Major General Sir Thomas Glasgow unveiled the memorial, erected in 1927. The one-of-a-kind sandstone and granite memorial had cost Mitchell's farming community £464. A financial subscription for the memorial was initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and the Booringa Shire Council in 1920. Four steps lead to four Doric pillars surrounding recessed plates of red polished granite which bear the engraved names of 51 locals who served in WWI. One panel also bears the AIF badge. A red granite column, capped by a polished orb, sits atop the square monument's base.

Maranoa Art Gallery

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
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The Maranoa Art Gallery is housed in the beautifully transformed old Maranoa Picture Theatre and is the cultural hub of Mitchell. This unique arts precinct includes an impressive gallery area, library, movie projection room display and outdoor artists’ workspace and sculpture garden. A dedicated Gallery Committee strives to develop an impressive exhibition calendar of inspiring and creative works from local, regional and metropolitan artists.

Great Artesian Spa

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
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The Great Artesian Spa provides a relaxing and unique outback experience - a soak in the thermal mineralised artesian waters is relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul. Located at the eastern entrance to Mitchell in the aquatic centre, the Great Artesian Spa comprises two large pools of artesian water. One spa has naturally heated waters from the Great Artesian Basin which is maintained at a comfortable temperature designed to relax tired muscles, ease tension and revitalise both body and mind. The other pool is designed for those who prefer a cooler experience. The Spa has been designed for easy access which includes a hydro chair for those who have restricted mobility. Also located within the complex is the Internet Cafe, Booringa Fun and Fitness Centre and Mitchell's Visitor Information Centre. For entry prices and opening hours contact the Great Artesian Spa.
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