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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WWII Secret Base – Charleville

Experience for yourself what life was like for 3500 United States Army Air Force personnel stationed in Charleville in 1943. Enlist yourself at our brand new interactive, educational Base, showcasing; Ocean voyages, Top Secret information, classified missions, wartime romances and command your own bombing mission from inside a

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 Cosmos Centre

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

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

WWII Secret Tour – Charleville

Discover why over 3500 United States Army Air-Force personnel were stationed in Charleville during World War II. In this guide led, tag along convoy tour you will discover; aviation history, romance stories, living quarters and appreciate the extreme measures taken to keep one of the most sought after

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