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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Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$30 - 445
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you.

Mount Barney Lodge

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$16 - 320
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage. Situated within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park and offers graceful Queenslander homesteads, rustic cabins, glamping in deluxe camper trailers and camp grounds.

Lillydale Farmstay

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$325 - 625
Lillydale Farmstay offers the warmth of a genuine Queensland country family and is a welcome alternative for people wanting to escape their busy lifestyles and relax at an advanced ecotourism farm. Lillydale is 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Thistledown Country Retreat

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$165 - 235
Framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney is Thistledown Country Retreat with its magnificently appointed guest spaces. Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self-contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$230 - 270
Breathtaking views of the Condamine Gorge, Wilson's Peak, World Heritage listed rain forests and the Border Ranges. These are just some of the attractions of Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages! Situated overlooking the headwaters of the Condamine River, delight your senses and your tastebuds with contemporary Australian Cuisine from their award winning Chef.

Boonah Hilltop Cottage

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 155
In a quiet cul-de-sac on a hill, Boonah Hilltop Cottage is a fully-renovated 1930s home. The spacious front deck offers excellent views of Boonah, with an outlook to Mt. French and Cunningham's Gap from the rear garden.
From AU$150 - 275
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages offer romantic accommodation at Mount Barney, an area of stunning mountain scenery. The Lakeside Bungalow and Hill Station are designed specifically for couples with a decor and attention to detail not often found.

Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort, The

Moogerah, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$450 - 450
The Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort is the perfect destination for your romantic getaway. Located only one hour south-west of Brisbane near Boonah, it is a unique venue for your South East Queensland escape. A truly exclusive, luxury boutique resort with accommodation for up to eight adults only.

Milford Country Cottages

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200 - 240
Located just four kilometres from Boonah town centre and located within the Scenic Rim region, Milford Country Cottages offers you the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of modern living, with a country escape feel about it.

Main Range National Park Camping Ground

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
There are three developed camping areas in Main Range National Park; Spicers Gap camping area and the Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas at Goomburra. Private campgrounds are located opposite Queen Mary Falls and at Goomburra.
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