There’s more to Murweh than endangered marsupials and clear night skies.
In addition to our adorable bilbies, the Murweh Shire has rich history to explore, plenty of fun to be had and extensive nature to discover above, below, and beyond.
Corones Hotel Tour
Join a Hotel Corones History and Stories Tour and hear a story like no other. Harry ‘Poppa’ was the first Greek to make it from rags to riches in Australia. This VIP tour takes you to rooms not open to the public. Poppa was buried in Charleville Cemetery so if you still haven’t had enough of his story you can grab a map and enjoy a self-guided tour and visit the final resting place of him and many of our other cherished past residents.
Australia’s smallest town, Cooladdi (meaning black duck) was once a thriving railway town with a solid population of 270. It is now home to three residents and the famous Foxtrap, an all-in-one store, motel, post office and pub. Hear how it got its unique name and try tackling the Cooladdi King Burger.
WWII Secret Base & Tour
See what life was like for 3,500 USAAF personnel stationed at the strategic and secretive Charleville base in 1943. Join a 1.5 hour WWII Secret Base tagalong tour and visit seven different sites from hangars to secret vaults!
It wouldn’t be a trip to Charleville without visiting the Cosmos Centre – learn about constellations, view our brightest star – the sun – and see flares shoot into the darkness of space. There is something for everyone and every budget, day and night.
Outback Date Farm
Meet the farmer at one of Charleville’s newest attractions – Charleville’s Outback Date Farm. Delve into history and taste the delights of locally grown produce. See the water recycling, learn about the benefits of juicy dates, and wrap up with a cuppa and a homemade date slice.
Tregole National Park
Tregole National Park – 11km south-west of Morven – is home to the rare Ooline tree and stunning black orchids. It is the perfect setting for a relaxing picnic or a tranquil stroll where nature lovers will be no doubt be enticed to linger longer.
Experience Augathella, nestled on the banks of the Warrego River, a mere kilometre off the Matilda Highway. This picturesque outback town was once the haunt of the notorious bushranger brothers Patrick and James Kenniff. Check out the tree they tied their horses to, ready for a quick getaway after a beer at the pub! You can’t miss the strikingly colourful water tower painted to depict outback scenes and part of the Silo Trail.
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Travelling to the Murweh Shire
Rex Airlines flies to the Murweh Shire on their Western 2 Route from Brisbane to Toowoomba (Wellcamp) to Charleville to Quilpie to Windorah to Birdsville to Bedourie to Boulia to Mount Isa and return.
See the map below for details on how to travel to the Murweh Shire and book your flight here.