Charleville

About Charleville


Population: 3,300

The largest town in the Murweh Shire, Charleville is a must do. You will need a few days to visit the attractions and all thee is to see and do.

See Australia’s iconic bilby’s up close and you may even get the chance to touch their soft fur. View the outback wonders of the night sky at the Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory. You can also look at the sun or enjoy the interactives in the Cosmos Shuttle. Follow a guide to find out what the Top Secret WWII Tour is all about.  See what remains on site and discover why the USAAF were here, all 3500 of them.

Do you love nature; Charleville hosts its own Outback Native Timber Walk which showcases all the local native trees around a pond where birds love to convene. Graham Andrews Parklands also holds the famous Vortex Rainmaking Guns. Was Clement Wragge just crazy or was it Charleville’s fault that the experiment never worked.

Visit Historic House Museum and displays of a by-gone era. Learn all about the Cobb & Co Coaches and the impact they had in the town. Charleville is definitely not a place to be missed.

 

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Experiences

Top Secret WW II USAAF History Tour

It’s like finding an archaeological dig before it’s uncovered. Charleville Airport became part of the United States of America in 1942 when the site was handed over to the United States Military as a top secret site during World War II. The area was a village in its…

Charleville Graham Andrews Parklands

Whether it’s a quick stopover, or a day out with family and friends, Graham Andrews Parklands is always a great place to stop, relax and stretch your legs. This park with its peaceful surrounds, lake, barbecues, rustic native gardens, Outback Timber Walk, adventure playground and the fascinating Vortex…

Charleville Historic House Museum

There aren’t too many buildings in Charleville that can boast a history as long and colour as the Charleville Historic House Museum. Dating back to 1887 the building was purpose built as Charleville’s first national bank, before it went onto become a private boarding house until the 1970’s…

Charleville Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre provides you with an incredible insight into this iconic outback service which is still being delivered to the people of the outback by the Flying Doctor. Medical supplies and radio equipment have changed dramatically over the years and throughout it all…

Charleville Yabby Races

Who needs the Melbourne Cup? Every Wednesday the crowd goes wild at Bailey Bar Caravan Park for the Charleville Yabby Races. It’s the one race meeting where holding your breath could be fatal (let’s face it… yabbys are not sprinters!). Come along and join in the fun and…

Cosmos Centre and Observatory

Wow, Ooh ahh and Brilliant, are the words you hear as visitors view the incredible beauty of the Milky Way Galaxy, through the powerful Meade telescopes. Charleville’s Cosmos Centre and Observatory is dedicated to ensuring visitors enjoy the wonder of the outback night sky. The guides at the…

Charleville Stars and Secrets Tour

The Stars and Secrets Tour allows you to explore the outback town of Charleville with the local Charleville Story tellers and Cosmos Observatory Guides. It’s a bit like finding out the family secrets with the added advantage of meeting the people of the outback. For two days and…

Travel West Outback Tours

Travel West Outback Tours is a professional boutique tour operator and owners, Graham and Deb pride themselves on operating well planned tours specialising in nature-based experiences, Australian history, especially Burke and Wills. Travel West operate Four Wheel Drive Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and the…

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