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.

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.

Bailey Bar Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$38 - 195
Owners Darryn, Pam and Alan would like to invite you to join them at the Bailey Bar Caravan Park, Charleville's Top Park, conveniently located only a short walk to the heart of town. This little tree lined park is a winter haven for many travellers looking for a homely stop over on their way to the north.

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.

Windorah Caravan Park

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$10 - 16
Water is available to fill tanks, both at the caravan park and at the dump point. Windorah has one Caravan Park, spread across two sites, available year round, with 64 powered sites, and many more unpowered sites.

Hotel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$65 - 85
Hotel Cunnamulla is an iconic 1930s double story outback pub, in the heart of Cunnamulla, overlooking 'The Cunnamulla Fella' statue, made famous by Slim Dusty. Hotel Cunnamulla offers real country comfort with classic hotel style double and triple rooms, some with private ensuites, others with shared facilities.

Western Star Hotel/Motel Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$0.00 - 165.00
The property is an Outback pub spread over a large area. The business is made up of the public bar and beer garden. The restaurant/café is connected with an alfresco outdoor sitting area in between. They offer accommodation including six hotel/pub rooms with shared amenities, eight motel rooms (ensuited), four brick ground level rooms with parking, four cabin style rooms with one step and parking direct in front of room.

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.
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