Charleville and South West

Meet colourful outback characters and look to the stars in Outback Queensland’s South West, starting from a six-hour drive from Brisbane. It's where wedge-tail eagles soar, bilbies are born and the sky is painted with stunning sunsets.

Heaven and earth

Spot the Milky Way through a powerful telescope at the Cosmos Centre and Observatory in Charleville. Slip into a mineral-rich outdoor artesian mud bath in Eulo or see dinosaur fossils in Eromanga. Just outside of Quilpie, you can try your luck and dig for boulder opal gems at the designated fossicking area. Camp beside a waterhole in the Currawinya National Park, or hike through Carnarvon National Park, an Outback oasis known for its sandstone cliffs diverse flora and fauna, stunning lookouts and Aboriginal rock art. Visit Thargomindah, the first town in Australia with electrical street lighting.

Local characters

Have a yarn over a cold ale at the desolate ‘pub without a town’ in Toompine. Nurture an endangered marsupial at Charleville's Bilby Experience Centre or join the fun and cheer on the sidelines of a local Yabby Race. Check out Cunnamulla, the home of Slim Dusty's iconic Australian bush character 'Cunnamulla fella'. Experience the early morning action of the biggest sale yards in the Southern Hemisphere with a local in Roma.

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The Rocks Motel

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$148 - 200
A new era in accommodation has opened in Charleville: Where city sophistication meets country hospitality. All 20 rooms are boasting superior quality bedding and furnishings, modern and stylish fixtures and fittings, sweeping wide verandas, landscaped gardens and a resort style pool.

Charleville Bush Caravan Park and Cottage

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$25 - 150
Just Imagine - a caravan park with 32 large drive through powered sites, with water and sullage catering for non-smokers only, no pets and just two kilometres from town. Charleville Bush Caravan Park also offers you great laundry facilities, beautiful bathroom amenities, undercover free barbecue area, large campfire area and use of camp oven equipment.

Kilcowera Station

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
From AU$25 - 45
Kilcowera Station is situated between Thargomindah and Hungerford, half way along the Dowling Track, in South West Queensland. Travellers by air or road are now able to visit the 94,000 hectare property and enjoy the rangelands, lagoons, creeks, waterholes, gorges, caves and wildlife.

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35 - 120
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback.

Cobb & Co Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$32 - 95
Cobb & Co Caravan Park is a friendly, clean, peaceful and quiet caravan park in a bushland setting. The park has acres of camping space and drive through sites, and is in walking distance to the town centre of Charleville.

Moble Homestead

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
From AU$45 - 150
The Rutledge family are proud wool producers and keen environmentalists, passionate about their country and its sustainability. A shared interest in great seasonal food and good company has been their inspiration to open the doors and create the Moble Homestead experience.

Cooper's Country Lodge

Eromanga, Quilpie Area
From AU$145.00 - 195.00
Experience the Australian Outback and the home of Australia’s largest dinosaur ‘Cooper’ and enjoy the blissful Cooper’s Country Lodge onsite at the Eromanga Natural History Museum. This exciting new outback stay in South West Queensland lets you experience the best of both worlds the past and the present.

Cunnamulla Cottage Accommodation

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$115 - 160
Cunnamulla Cottage Accommodation is a century old early settler's cottage that has been renovated to maintain a sympathetic blend of originality and modern comforts. It can accommodate from one to five people, is securely fenced and the pleasant garden provides a cool and restful outdoor area for adults and children alike with plenty of lawn and shady trees.

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$110.00 - 159.00
Relish in the convenience and quality which is blended in a grand style unique to Club Boutique Hotel, the top choice accommodation in Cunnamulla. You’ll sleep cosy and sound in their sumptuous beds, which are composed of high quality mattresses, crisp clean white linen and several pillows to provide the highest comfort possible and quality amenities.

Warrego Hotel Motel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$135 - 195
Ideally located in the Centre of town, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the business centre and the Cunnamulla Fella Centre. Designed with a great nights sleep in mind their rooms are built for extreme comfort.
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