About Cooladdi

Population: 4

Don’t let the Murweh’s ghost town deter you from stopping to visit. Stop at Cooladdi Foxtrap the towns all in one store, accommodation, bar and post office. This town may be one of Queensland’s smallest towns but it still has a lot to offer.

Once a thriving railway town, the original name of the railway station was called Yarronvale but was later renamed in 1913 to Cooladdi (Aboriginal meaning “Black Duck”) to stop the confusion between a nearby property with the same name.

Explore the remnants of what once was. The town once had a population of 270 and housed a police station, butcher, school, post office and boarding house. All that remains today is the school, railway siding and the single grave of a little girl.

Take a stroll along Quilberry Creek (Aboriginal name meaning “Plenty of water”) and enjoy the serenity of what nature has to offer, or throw in a line and try your luck at catching a fish.