Hungerford

Hungerford, a tiny border town located near the Paroo River on the Queensland/New South Wales border, features a large boarder gate that doubles as a Wild Dog and Dingo Fence. The town was named after Irish pioneer pastoralist Thomas Hungerford.

The Royal Mail Hotel is located in the main street of Hungerford on the Dowling Track, and is within short driving distance of the Currawinya National Park. The Pub stands near the Queensland/New South Wales Border adjacent to a large gate in the rabbit proof Dog/Dingo Barrier Fence, which allows access between the States. Accommodation is available at the Royal Mail in a number of rooms, including a single, twin and a family room plus a Bunkhouse, which accommodates 18 people. There are Shower and Toilet Blocks, and Laundry Facilities in the grounds of the Hotel for guests.

The Hungerford "Royal Mail Hotel" was constructed in 1873 of corrugated iron, which was transported over 200 kilometres from New South Wales on bush tracks. It is the original building, which is still in use to this day. The Royal Mail was originally a Cobb & Co Staging Post where weary horses and travellers gained some respite from the road, heat and infrequent floods. Even Henry Lawson, the Poet, had an Ale at the Royal Mail, and a welcome break from the harshness of the Outback countryside. The Royal Mail, as it was in the past, is still a meeting place for the locals, families, shearers, stockmen, and a resting place for travellers who all enjoy the homely, unsophisticated, friendly feel of this iconic Outback Pub. Many visitors use the Royal Mail Hotel as a base for visits to the Currawinya National Park.

The Wild Dog Barrier Fence as we know it today was originally conceived as a means of controlling rabbit infestations in the 1880's. Over time, smaller sections of fence have been joined together, and the entire structure stretches from Jimbour in Queensland to the Eyre Peninsular in South Australia.

Hungerford holds and annual sports day in October which features a horse and motor bike gymkhana.

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Hungerford, Bulloo Area
Queensland
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Currawinya National Park

Hungerford, Bulloo Area
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In Currawinya National Park, waterbirds and migratory shorebirds are drawn in their thousands to globally important wetlands in the otherwise dry and dusty mulga lands of south-western Queensland. With more than 200 bird species, large kangaroo species and reptiles, wildlife watching in this park is a stunning experience.

Cooladdi

Cooladdi, Murweh Area
On your way to the Quilpie opal fields stop a while in Cooladdi, one of Australia's smallest towns. Cooladdi was once a thriving railway town, but when the rail connection closed the residents slowly drifted away.

Lake Bindegolly National Park

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
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Lake Bindegolly National Park is a remote but accessible park on the edge of Queensland's channel country. This park is a bird and sunset-watcher's paradise, distinguished by desert landscapes, a string of salt and freshwater lakes, thousands of waterbirds and a rare tree.

Mud Springs

Eulo, Paroo Area
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The Mud Springs are located nine kilometres west of Eulo. The mud springs have evolved due to the underground pressure from the Great Artesian Basin, forcing mud through fissures in the ground. The mud springs are centuries old.

Idalia National Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
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Amid the gorges and rocky formations of the Gowan Range tablelands, Idalia National Park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the Bulloo River's headwaters and threatened wildlife. Seven species of macropods, including yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies live here.

Bulloo River

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
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The Bulloo River flows through the town of Thargomindah and there are several different fishing holes along the river. There is vehicle access from the bridge, follow the walking tracks along the river.

Eulo Five Mile Waterhole

Eulo, Paroo Area
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The Five Mile Waterhole at Eulo is the perfect spot to throw a line in and catch Yellowbelly, Catfish and Yabbies. The area has good camping and you can bring your pets along too. Not interested in fishing - well don't despair why not take a bit of a bushwalk or do some birdwatching.

Bollon

Bollon, Balonne Area
The soil gets redder as you approach Bollon - a great little western town sitting on the banks of the peaceful Wallam Creek. The free caravan and camping area complete with toilets and showers is the perfect spot to rest up for a few days.

Baldy Top Lookout

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
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Located 7.4 kilometres from Quilpie on the Toompine Road rests a red rocky formation, aptly named Baldy Top Lookout. Part of the Grey Range, Baldy Top is one of the most elevated points in South West Queensland.

Thallon

Thallon, Balonne Area
Signalling your approach into Thallon, giant grain silos act as landmarks for the town. Thallon was gazetted in 1911 and was named after the Commissioner of Railways, Mr JF Thallon. The town is surrounded by prime grain growing country and draws grain in from Weengallon, Nindigully, Mungindi, Dirranbandi and Thallon.
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