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St George

Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River and towered by beautiful river gums, St George is an oasis in the bush. Life here is easy with the river the source of rest and play for the friendly locals who welcome visitors to share their town.

Get your bearings with a walk along the two kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway flanking the town. Below the Jack Taylor Weir is where explorer Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne River back in 1846 and gave St George its name.

Keen anglers won't be disappointed. The Balonne Shire has a reputation for the best inland fishing in Queensland, with no fewer than seven river systems traversing it. Settle in at the riverbank for a quiet afternoon in search of the great Murray cod and yellowbelly.

There are also plenty of quiet spots to picnic and throw in a line like Beardmore Dam and Jack Taylor Weir. There is no shortage of fishing events to keep the family entertained; Thallon Carp Busting Competition in March, Dirranbandi Family Fishing Competition over Easter, Dirranbandi Carp Buster in October and the annual St George Family Fishing Competition in September.

You'll have a whole new appreciation for the humble egg once you've visited The Unique Egg in St George. You'll see the work of local character and artisan Steve Margaritis - 'Stevie the Greek' to his friends - and his talented daughter Panorea - who have created the world's only display of carved, illuminated emu eggs.

Down tree-lined streets you'll find great coffee, gourmet delis, award-winning restaurants and quality pub grub. And don't miss a visit to the most westerly winery in Queensland - Riversands. While away the afternoon with a free, personalised wine tasting at the cellar door followed by scones and homemade jam or a cheese platter and a glass of wine in their shady country garden. Check out the wine labels which feature country characters and legendary locals.

St George, Balonne Area
Queensland
Australia

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Pelican Rest Tourist Park

St George, Balonne Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27.00 - 130.00
Steve and Lorraine McNamara invite you to inspect Pelican Rest Tourist Park to check out the quiet, peaceful surroundings, the landscaped grounds featuring native trees, shrubs, huge grassed sites, Free-Wifi, cabins and welcoming environment... in all, the perfect base to explore St George and surrounds. Enjoy the attractions of St George including The Unique Egg, Riversands Vineyards, Pilot's Memorial, River Walk, Murals, Beardmore Dam, Sandytown River Cruises, Nindigully Pub fishing in the Balonne River. Steve and Lorraine can provide advice for those seeking information about the St George district, events, people and history.

Nindigully Pub

Nindigully, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$50.00 - 50.00
Nindigilly Pub is Queensland's oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer's accommodation for the Nindigully Station. From the late 1800s the Nindigilly Pub was a Cobb and Co coach change over station. Despite its population of only nine people, The Gully attracts a regular flow of locals (nearest eight kilometres) and tourists from all over Australia for a cold beer and a chef fresh prepared meal - the kilogram T-bones are legendary or try the new two kilogram plus road train burger (feeds minimum of four people). Caravans and campers are welcome to set up in front of the pub alongside the banks of the Moonie River and use the public showers and toilets for free. Rooms are available and popular in the 1864 end of the pub (no ensuite). Swags welcome on verandahs. The Gully attracts thousands every year with its unique country events. The Nindigully Pig Races and Country Music Festival and fireworks are held annually on the last Saturday in November raising over AUD6,500 per annum for RFDS. Or make plans for Queensland's largest annual New Years Eve.
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