Aramac

Aramac is one of the oldest towns in the central west and steeped in history. Originally known as Marathon, their town was later renamed after Robert Ramsay Mackenzie - the first explorer to the area who carved his name (R R Mac) on a tree. The tree was found by the explorer William Landsborough and the name Aramac was born.

The district was one of the biggest wool producers in Australia but it's the history of their local cattle industry that has made Aramac famous.

The infamous Harry Redford (Captain Starlight) was a drover and cattle duffer who stole cattle from the Aramac area and drove them to South Australia. Among the cattle he stole was a white bull from Bowen Downs which nearly proved to be his undoing.

Harry faced court in Roma, Queensland on cattle stealing charges after the white bull was recognised by staff from Bowen Downs. The story of his daring escapades has been retold in many forms but in Aramac they have their own way of celebrating this historical event. There is a statue of the white bull in Gordon Street and each year visitors can join the droving trip to celebrate Aramac’s connection to Harry. The Harry Redford Interpretive Centre contains information about the fascinating story of Harry and his cattle duffing exploits and photographs from the Harry Redford Cattle Drives.

The Aramac area is a great region to explore and get off the beaten track. Aramac’s wonderful natural attractions include Lake Dunn, Gray Rock and Horsetailer's Gorge. Make a stop at the Gray Rock Reserve and Horsetailers Gorge where Cobb and Co. stopped and spelled their horses, or join in the Artesian Country Tours to see Gracevale Caves and Mailman’s Gorge with the region’s most recognised historian, Tom Lockie. Learn the story about etched images of strange six-toed human footprints and the Central West’s own Rainbow Serpent imprinted on the sandstone walls.

While in Aramac visit the Aramac Tramway Museum which contains memorabilia from the early years of settlement, the most famous piece is the resorted ‘Aunt Emma’ RN28 Rail motor.

Aramac
Aramac, Barcaldine Area
Queensland
Australia

Find What's Nearby

Displaying xx of xx -Displaying 1-10 Displaying xx of xx - of 10
Sort by:
Show:

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$125 - 330
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon.

Pumpkin Island

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$325 - 2870
One of Australia's hidden gems and best-kept island secrets nestled in the Keppel Group of islands, 14 kilometres off the coast from Yeppoon. A holiday on Pumpkin Island offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature.

Rosslyn Bay Resort and Spa

Rosslyn, Livingstone Area
From AU$135 - 230
Rosslyn Bay Resort is your complete holiday and function destination. Situated on the shores of Kemp Beach, they offer unprecedented access to Great Keppel Island and the realms of the Southern Great Barrier Reef through Keppel Bay Marina.

Emu Park Holiday and Accommodation

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$110 - 150
Located in the heart of Emu Park, this holiday accommodation features six units. Two bedroom, air-conditioned with full kitchen and laundry facilities, it is ideal for families and groups. Linen supplied.

BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Mulambin, Livingstone Area
From AU$21 - 190
BIG4 Capricorn Palms is a lush green oasis situated half way between Yeppoon and Emu Park and within walking distance from beautiful Mulambin Beach. This modern and quiet retreat is where you can get away from it all.

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

The Keppels,
From AU$25 - 300
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village is located in a gum tree bush setting less than a minute's walk to two perfect swimming beaches. Accommodation includes twin bed rooms; double bed canvas tents erected on timber decks, ensuited cabins which sleep up to four people, and campsites to bring your own tent.

Island View Caravan Park

Kinka Beach, Livingstone Area
From AU$38 - 155
They offer fantastic style accommodation for couples, families and groups holidaying in Australia’s beautiful Tropical coast of Capricorn Queensland. Their guests can enjoy a range of quality self-contained holiday accommodation, van and camping sites , extensive family friendly facilities, kids’ activities, warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere.

Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage

Zilzie, Livingstone Area
From AU$100 - 180
Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage features a two bedroom house and a one bedroom cottage. It is very quiet, down a private lane with relaxation areas. The houses are surrounded with coconut and pandanus palms and is very tropical.

Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$29.00 - 150.00
Formerly known as Bell Park Caravan Park. Unwind and soak in the serenity of this unique natural setting with its abundance of pine trees and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Direct beach access and a leisurely stroll to the heart of the coastal village of Emu Park.

Endeavour Inn Emu Park

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$99 - 170
Endeavour Inn Emu Park provides guests with a most enjoyable experience, blending comfortable accommodation and friendly personal service with a unique convenient setting, that's as beautiful as it is tranquil.
No Results Message
Displaying xx of xx -Displaying 1-10 Displaying xx of xx - of 10
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).