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Charleville

Immortalised in Slim Dusty's song by the same name, Charleville is the largest town in Queensland's south west and is a hub for visitors and pastoralists alike. In the heart of 'mulga country', Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in history, flora and fauna. Meander along the Charleville Heritage Trail to see some impressive examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town. The Save the Bilby Fund, at the National Parks Research Station, is worth a visit for an up close and personal experience with Australia's most famous endangered marsupial.

Speaking of up close and personal, the Cosmos Centre provides an intimate look at our night sky, and with the outback's low residual light, there's no better place to do so. If you time your visit with the Charleville Campdraft, one of the region's largest, you'll be able to see skillful demonstrations of timeless bush horse skills as riders and their horses work together to guide cattle through a timed course. Charleville also holds a rodeo, where cowboys and girls conquer their fears to ride wild and powerful beasts.

Gazetted in 1868, Charleville was named after a town in Ireland where the government surveyor of the day once lived. Rail transport from Brisbane reached the town in 1888 and is still in use as a passenger line today.

Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. On the subject of transport, Qantas scheduled its first fare paying passenger service from Charleville to Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton, back in 1922.

Charleville is home to south west Queensland's largest Royal Flying Doctor Service base that serves remote communities as far afield as Birdsville, 900 kilometres to the west.

Charleville
Charleville, Murweh Area
Queensland
Australia

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Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$30 - 205
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays, Australia, you'll discover the wide range of accommodation styles and modern facilities. From camp sites and camp-o-tels, to Deluxe Spa, and Tropical Villas, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing the beautiful Whitsundays and Airlie Beach, or relax in the tropical pool.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is truly 'Paradise found' in the Whitsundays. The region's most awarded resort holiday park, it's proudly famous for top quality accommodation from budget to spare no expense, for amazing facilities, including the new multi purpose function room The Palm House, activities and for their incredibly helpful, infectiously happy and caring staff.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$22 - 192
Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of Airlie Beach. Relax in their beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an "over 18 years only" budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.

One Oceanview

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$445 - 715
Quality, style and an unrivaled location come together in one of the Whitsundays’ most luxurious residences, all just a short stroll to the centre of Airlie Beach and Abell Point Marina. One Oceanview is a small luxury hotel style accommodation in a private residence set on 1800 square metres of incredible oceanfront land.

Shingley Beach Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$125 - 450
Shingley Beach Resort offers a variety of affordable self-contained accommodation overlooking the Abel Point Marina, Pioneer Bay and Whitsunday Islands. Located less than 50 metres from the waterfront, adjacent to Abel Point Marina and nestled in a natural amphitheatre of trees, parkland and beaches.

Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
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Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat is located on an immense property and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. They offer a wide range of facilities that caters superbly to both the overnight traveller and the short term resident.

Coral Sea Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes;

at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury adult only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service.

Peppers Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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Located in Queensland’s famous Whitsundays, Peppers Airlie Beach offers majestic views over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Passage. Featuring beautifully appointed One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments with breathtaking ocean views, wide breezy balconies and intelligent design to enhance the tropical lifestyle of North Queensland.

at Whitsunday Vista Resort

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at Whitsunday Vista Resort offers you distinctive apartment style accommodation, located directly across from the Port of Airlie and adjoining Boathaven Bay. Relax and enjoy the Whitsunday Vista of turquoise blue waters from your private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.
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