Bedourie

Bedourie, meaning ‘dust storm', is a quaint little town with a population of 120 people. Perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek, it is the administrative centre of the huge 95,000 square kilometres of the Diamantina Shire – perfect for a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Did you know? In the 1880s, Bedourie was a major watering and rest stop for drovers moving cattle from the Northern Territory and northwest Queensland to the customs collection point in Birdsville, 200 kilometres south.

Bedourie is also home to the Bedourie Camp Oven. Borne of necessity under a tree in Bedourie during the 1920s by a tin smith, the Bedourie Camp Oven was constructed for the drovers and cameleers of the camel trains who were having problems with their outback cookware. The cast iron ovens they were carrying were cracking and breaking under the harsh conditions of the outback.

Over time the design for the oven was refined and was manufactured from spun steel with a tight fitting lid. In 1945, R.M. Williams began selling the ovens and in 1966, an R.M. Williams catalogue listed the Bedourie Camp Oven with heavy duty rolled edges for sale at two pounds, fifteen shillings (AUD5.50).

In 2001, the Australian Government recognised the origins of the Bedourie Camp Oven as ‘Uniquely Australian' and noted its significance as an improvised oven used by the pioneers of the Queensland outback. In recognition of the iconic oven, a street in the ACT was named Bedourie Street in March 2001.

For a small community, the town has excellent facilities including a hotel/motel, two caravan parks, a restaurant and tavern, general store, wireless internet, fuel services, a police station, and a medical clinic. Everything you need is right there.

Must visit Town attractions include:
• The historic Mud Hut
• The cemetery
• The new artistic representation of a dust storm that stands on Herbert Street.

Attractions around Bedourie include:
• The Vaughan Johnson Lookout
• The renowned wetland of Cuttaburra Crossing
• Carcoory Ruins
• The Diamantina National Park – one of Australia's top ten National Parks.

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Bedourie, Diamantina Area
Queensland
Australia

Find What's Nearby

Displaying 1-10 of 69
Sort by:
Show:

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$8 - 18
14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018
‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images' is the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist, widely recognised as one the world's greatest living painter. With over 90 works spanning five decades of Richter's practice, it will include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and reveal the unparalleled influence of the artist on contemporary art.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

Emily Brown and the Thing

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$35 - 35
12 – 17 December 2017
One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it. Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find that the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk or his tickly cough medicine.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
12 – 17 December 2017
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Brisbane Golf Club

Yeerongpilly, Brisbane Area
From AU$99.00 - 99.00
15 December 2017
This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Sydney Opera House, Raffles Singapore and London’s West End. In this, its twentieth birthday year of touring, it returns to the Brisbane Golf Club – but be warned:

Knockoff

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 15 December 2017
Down tools, gather your friends, knock off and start your weekend with a good laugh at Brisbane Powerhouse. Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been a fan of their comedy on Sundays they encourage you to knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer.

Resin Art Workshop Brisbane

East Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$200 - 200
Monthly from 16 December 2017
Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren't sure where to start? They'll guide you through the process in this hands-on Resin Art Workshop that is perfect for beginners. You'll design and create a 30 centimetre by 40 centimetre canvas.

Jan Powers Markets Brisbane Powerhouse

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 16 December 2017
Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

Christmas Carnival - 18 November Raceday

Ascot, Brisbane Area
16 December 2017
Enjoy the spring sunshine with a day at the races. There is no better way to kick off the silly season festivities than with a day at the races. With live racing, exquisite food and drink, and live entertainment in their Public Bar after the final race you will have the ultimate day out.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 69
Sort by:
Show:

Explore the Region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).