To preserve the history and myths surrounding the Min Min Light, the Boulia Shire Council created the Min Min Encounter Centre. Be part of a 45-minute show introducing you to characters like Gunna and Bluey who have seen the light. Join Trish McGreil and her husband Ian on the porch of their station house and hear their stories about the lights and the possible explanations. But remember this – you don’t go looking for the Min Min, the Min Min goes looking for you!
More than a hundred million years ago Boulia lay on the western edge of a vast inland sea while Hughenden and Richmond were close to the eastern shore. 110 million years ago this area was in an inland sea named the Eromanga Sea. Marine reptiles such as the longnecked Plesiosaur (looking very much like the Loch Ness monster), the Kronosaurus and the Icthyosaur were to be found in this inland sea. The Marine Reptile Fossil Display has a wonderful collection of fossils that are world class.
The Stonehouse also boasts an array of historical artifacts from early settlers, including machinery, saddlery and hospital instruments.
Boulia is the gateway to the Diamantina National Park, home to abundant bird life including the rain bird, blackfaced cuckoo, lorikeets, brolgas and plain turkey/bustards.