Cunnamulla

About Cunnamulla


Population: 1200

Visit Cunnamulla where the handshake’s stronger and the smile lasts longer.

Immerse yourself in a true outback experience. Discover meaningful connections with people and places. Just ask the larger than life Cunnamulla Fella!

If experiencing the real deal is your thing, then Cunnamulla has the goods. Passionate local tour operators, local station stays and genuine outback experiences sure to tick the box. Fully immerse yourself in typical outback station life with a choice of working properties to visit. Get a taste of the Outback life. See sheep shearing (in season) or cattle mustering, go on a water run or help with some of the daily station tasks.

The township of Cunnamulla was created by Cobb & Co. on the third of September 1879, when the first coach drove through from Bourke. Today it is the only surviving south-west town along the original route.

This says a lot about the people of Cunnamulla. Tough, resilient, creative….down to earth folk who love their country. While wool growing and beef production are still the main industries, the new kids on the block are irrigated table grape farming, organic wheat and organic lamb production.

The mighty Warrego River is on the edge of town. Kayaking, fishing, swimming ….it’s the perfect place for a bush picnic.

Cunnamulla locals are sharing folk, so don’t be shy when asking for the best spot to throw in a line. Hire a kayak and discover the secrets of this natural wonderland. Keep an eye out for the cheeky Cooper Creek turtle as you paddle the tranquil waters.

Keen ‘twitchers’ will love discovering the region’s native birds in their natural environment too. Cunnamulla has some of the best natural sand hills in Australia. Just seeing them is an eye-catching feast. Picture vibrant red sand hills contrasting brilliant blue skies. It’s photo heaven!

If ‘sight-doing’ is more your thing, then get ready to burn a few calories with some sand-boarding. Climb to the top of the sand-hill then feel the rush as you carve up the sand on the way down.

Experiences

Cunnamulla Fella

The Cunnamulla Fella is a song written by Stan Coster and sung by Slim Dusty. He is an iconic Australian Bush character. The town of Cunnamulla has erected a statue of the Cunnamulla Fella as a tribute to Stan and Slim and to the ‘ringers’ of the bush.

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Meanwhile in Cunnamulla | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 17867057558196036 Cooling down or warming up?

No matter what time of year a soak in the waters of the artesian bore is a must when you visit @charlotteplains 

Charlotte Plains is a family owned and operated sheep station near Cunnamulla. They continue to run several thousand head of sheep, which they shear in their historic woolshed.

They offer an authentic outback experience to visitors, combining an insight into station life with a spectacular campground at their artesian bore.

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Instagram post 18169880740019151 Yowah is ‘The Friendly Opal Field’ 165 kilometres west of Cunnamulla. It is the home of the Yowah Opal Nut and the Ironstone Matrix Opal, an opal type to be found only in this part of Queensland.

Stay at the Artesian Waters Caravan Park and then set about enjoying your time in this small community. Try your hand at fossicking to find your own colour in the fossicking area adjacent to the town (don’t forget your Fossickers Licence!).

Visit the Bluff and marvel at the views of the surrounding country and the magnificent rock formations for great photo opportunities and spectacular sunsets. 

Beautiful photo by @sandpiperblue 

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Instagram post 17860858232152079 This is Thargomindah earlier this week.

Thargomindah in @explorebulloo is situated along the Adventure Way, and lies on the banks of the Bulloo River approximately 200 kilometres west of Cunnamulla, and 1,100 kilometres west of Brisbane.

Take the heritage walk in town, stroll along Bulloo river and explore the rich history of the region.

Safe travels everyone.

Great photo by Annette Girdler

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Instagram post 17872318243912219 A visit to Cunnamulla isn't complete without a photo of the Cunnamulla Fella!

This larger-than-life statue is a tribute to the Aussie larrikin stockman. The Cunnamulla Fella is a song written by Stan Coster and sung by Slim Dusty. 

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