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Charleville - Cities, Towns and Localities
Mulga country: this town has had a colourful history being a major production centre for Cobb & Co coaches from around 1890, the timber reportedly cured better out here than in the dry weather. First established in 1865 with 2500 acres, Charleville was so name by a Mr W. A. Tully naming it after Charleville in Ireland, he also named Burke, Wills, Eyre, King and Sturt Streets after the explorers of the time.

QANTAS setup their first regular transport route from Charleville to Cloncurry their first passenger being Mr Arthur Kennedy on 2nd November 1922.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Charleville Visitor Information Centre
Sturt Street (Matilda Highway),
Ph: 07 4654 3057
Fax: 07 4654 3970
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Charleville Attractions

Charleville Heritage Trail
• Maps are available from the Information Centre and guides visitors through the history of the town and local heritage buildings.
Currawinya National Park
• Surrounded by semi arid landscapes and rocky ranges this inland area of Queensland near the NSW-QLD border is one of Australia's most important inland bird breeding habitats. With two large lakes and a myriad of water holes and flood channels from the Paroo river the area is also home to many native mammals and has a long cultural association with Australia's original inhabitants.
Mariala National Park
• Dry and remote this newly designated national park once a station offers steep escarpments, gorges, dry vegetation and open woodland.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Base and Visitor Centre
• Old Cunnamulla Rd, CHARLEVILLE QLD 4470 • Ph: 07 4654 1233 • Email
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• The Charleville base services approximately 622,000 square kilometres of southwest Qld - an area almost the size of the United Kingdom - extending from the New South Wales border to the Northern Territory and South Australia borders in the west and the Carnarvon Ranges in the east.
The Base operates a Visitor Centre and Outback Shop where people can learn more about the RFDS or purchase quality gifts and memorabilia.
Tregole National Park
• Ph: 07 4656 1255
• Conserves almost pure stands of the attractive Ooline tree. Ooline is now listed as 'vulnerable' under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This 7,500 hectare national park was gazetted in February 1995. The park conserves a representative sample of diverse and fragile semi-arid ecosystems. Tregole’s mosaic of mulga ridges, undulating brigalow plains and poplar box floodplains provides a range of habitats for a wide variety of animals. Look for animals during the cooler parts of the day. Tregole offers low-key, nature-based activities such as birdwatching, drawing and photography.
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