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Cunnamulla - Cities, Towns and Localities
Small pleasant town with tree lined streets and a large proportion of indigenous residents. Many aboriginal art and craft shops are found here run by descendants of the local tribes originally found here. They are active in preserving their history, culture and heritage in the area.

First established in 1862 the town soon grew with the establishment of sheep and cattle runs on the rich red soils and river plains in the area. The Warrego River runs through this area. Today more than 2 million sheep roam these rich grazing lands. In 1899 the railway arrived which further bolstered the area's population and fortunes.

Many other towns sprung up around this time but have failed such as Balbuna, Tuen, Tego, Wooroorooka and Coongoola now they are just memories or ghost towns. Located in the Paroo Shire on the banks of the Warrego River, Cunnamulla is the largest of the four towns in the shire that include Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah. Cunnamulla sits on the Matilda Highway that stretches from Barringun on the New South Wales border to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This great drive offers the tourist a great way to sample the Queensland outback with its heritage and country hospitality, connecting the New South Wales border with the Gulf Country. Cunnamulla is also at the intersection of for those travelling from Brisbane to Cameron Corner.

Irrigation from the Alan Tannock Weir makes possible grapes and other fruit produce. The weir sits on the Warrego River, just south of Cunnamulla. There are picnic areas and walking trails. Fishing and swimming are also popular activities in the area. A great spot for bird watching, a list of the birds seen in the area can be had from the visitor centre.

Check out our listing of Cunnamulla accommodation. 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 Cunnamulla Visitor Information Centre
Centenary Park
Jane Street
CUNNAMULLA QLD
Ph: 07 4655 2481
Email
Web: www.paroo.info
Open
Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday
(from April to November)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Cunnamulla Attractions

Cunnamulla Museum
• Small museum offering many photographs of early life, books and equipment from earlier times.
Cunnamulla Interstate Sheep Show
• Annual Show in May features, sheep shearing, dressage, show jumping, gymkhana, arts, crafts, photography, pony club, and horticultural lessons.
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 the Aboriginals.
Robbers Tree
• Named after a thief Joseph Wells broke into the local bank and hid in this tree at one end of the main street. He was captured by the locals.

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Cunnamulla Distance

Distance to Cunnamulla
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Cunnamulla:
  Km
• Barcaldine 607
• Blackall 500
• Bourke, NSW 256
• Brisbane 836
• Cairns 1,683
• Charleville 199
• Goondiwindi 498
  Km
• Longreach 713
• Quilpie 282
• Roma 464
• St George 294
• Toowoomba 713
• Warwick 695
• Winton 892
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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