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Morven

In 1859 on the mail route from Brisbane to Charleville, a small area was taken from the property Victoria Downs and set aside for public use and designated on maps and documents as 'Victoria Downs Reserve'. It became known informally as 'Sadlier's Waterhole' when Captain TJ Sadlier and his wife camped at the property. When the town was officially surveyed in 1880 it was called Morven.

Originally chosen as an ideal camping spot for early travellers into the Outback, a settlement formed. Even today Morven, with its garden beds and picnic tables, is regarded as a good place to take a break from driving.

Morven Museum houses a must-see collection of handcrafted, perfectly recreated miniature buildings from the bark and slab hut days of early Outback settlement, as well as an original kerosene tin hut.

Just 10 kilometres south of Morven is Tregole National Park. Discover the rare Ooline Tree, a rainforest remnant right here in the Outback. Take a break overlooking Sadliers Waterhole or explore the 4x4 stock route trails.

As with most Outback communities the history is colourful and vibrant. Get a copy of the Heritage Trail guidebook and uncover Morven’s unique history.

Morven, Murweh Area
Queensland
Australia

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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.

Augathella Palms Motel

Augathella, Murweh Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$60.00 - 135.00
Augathella Palms Motel offers spacious new luxury units featuring King size beds in a quiet location away from the busy highway. Set in a tropical garden with towering palm trees. In the centre of town between the shops and the Ellangowan Hotel, where you can enjoy a great meal and a few quiet drinks, before relaxing in the airconditioned comfort of your unit. Two and three bedroom self contained family units are also available with all the comforts of home including a washer and dryer. Now under combined Management with the Ellangowan Hotel, where budget accommodation is available in their refurbished rooms, with new beds. You can also enjoy the newly opened Smileys Cafe, don't visit Augathella without visiting them.
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