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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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.

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.

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.

Charlotte Plains

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$32 - 90
Charlotte Plains is a family owned and operated sheep station near Cunnamulla Queensland! They continue to run several thousand head of sheep, which they shear in their historic woolshed! They offer an authentic outback experience to visitors, combining an insight into station life with a spectacular campground at their artesian bore.

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.

Kilcowera Station

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
From AU$25 - 50
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.

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.

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$99.00 - 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 sound in their sumptuous beds, composed of high quality mattresses, crisp white linen and pillows to provide the highest comfort plus quality amenities.

Quilpie Motor Inn

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
From AU$115.00 - 155.00
Family operated Motel offering quality accommodation with ground level spacious en-suite units set in landscaped gardens and plenty of off-street parking. Country style home cooked evening meals and full or continental breakfasts served to your room.

Moble Homestead

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
From AU$65 - 170
The Rutledge family are proud wool producers and keen environmentalists, passionate about this country and its sustainability. A shared interest in great seasonal food and good company has been the inspiration to open the doors and create the Moble Homestead experience.
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