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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Sicilian Vintage Lunch

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18 February 2017
Come and celebrate the start of Vintage at Golden Grove Estate. Now in its 16th year, help bring home the harvest, with the blessing of the vintage and then the stomping of the grapes to the music of the tarantella.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

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1 July 2017
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a winter based festival in the coldest town in Queensland. This festival will give a visitors a snow based experience and include a snowfield, ice skating rink, snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes.

Opera in the Vineyard

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From AU$110 - 275
30 April 2017
Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.
From AU$450 - 520
21 January 2017
If you can imagine yourself cycling on quiet country roads; smelling the aroma of the camp oven cooking; seeing billions of stars sparkling in the night sky and hearing the crackling fireplace as you toast marshmallows over the open fire, then grab your sense of adventure and book your tour today!
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