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.

Where To Stay

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 17961870589564120 Have you seen the new improvements at @charlotteplains? 

They have retained areas around the bore and baths, giving you the perfect sun-soaking spot! 

Charlotte Plains is located approximately 800kms west of Brisbane and about 40kms east of Cunnamulla. Powered and unpowered sites, shearing shed showers and shearers quarters, plus toilets and a meal shelter adjacent to the bore head form the foundation of the camping experience. 

We know where we'll be these school holidays - how about you?

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Instagram post 17923825457213533 Lake Wyara located in Currawinya National Park, this saltwater lake is not to be missed!

Currawinya National Park, one of Queenslands largest parks, also offers stunning camping spots for you to stay and enjoy the nature around you. 

This 334,000 hectare park features two large bodies of water - Lake Numalla, freshwater, and Lake Wyara, a salt lake.

Finding Currawinya - 

* Near Hungerford on the Queensland/New South Wales border, all access roads to Currawinya are unsealed and impassable when wet. A 4WD vehicle is recommended.

* From Cunnamulla, drive 70 km south·west to Eulo, then a further 4 km west before turning south towards Hungerford. The final 97 km to the park office takes 1-1.5 hours to drive.

* From the south, enter the park via Hungerford, 217 km north-west of Bourke. The park office is 20 km north of Hungerford.

Great photo by @granitaqueen 

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Instagram post 18158605999226828 More Awards for Outback Queensland!

Last night the @greynomadawards announced the winners for their 2021 National categories.

@charlotteplains has come away with three!

🏆Gold for Best Grey Nomad Farm or Station Stay (for the second year running!)
🥈Silver for Best Grey Nomad Tour
🥉Bronze for Best Grey Nomad Attraction

This Cunnamulla station, is a 27,000-hectare sheep and cattle station on the Adventure Way. It provides an opportunity to stay on a property half the size of Singapore! 
Powered and unpowered sites, shearing shed showers and shearers quarters, plus toilets and a meal shelter adjacent to the bore head form the foundation of the camping experience. However, the real attraction of this station are its renowned artesian baths that allow guests to soak away the day while watching the sun slip below the horizon.

Fantastic news for a well deserved team, congratulations.

Keep watching our posts today for more award winning businesses from Outback Queensland.

Cheers to @alittleatlarge for this great photo.

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Instagram post 17911119440466340 Love is the food of life, travel is dessert!

And there’s some amazing dessert to see and experience in Outback Queensland.

One not to miss is @charlotteplains with their outdoor artesian water baths. These baths are located within a historic sheep station property about 50kms east of Cunnamulla. They have powered and unpowered campsites or comfy accommodation. 

Happy Valentines Day

Beautiful photo by @shelleyfish_ 

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Instagram post 17928078581045581 I’m keeping a look out for when my mates get here! 

Are planning your next Outback Queensland holiday? Use our Drive Outback Queensland Guide to help you create the ultimate driving holiday to see unique attractions, unspoiled natural sites and meet friendly locals. 

Go to https://www.outbackqueensland.com.au/drive-outback-queensland/

This little guy was spotted in Yowah by @sim_pleasures on Instagram.
Yowah is 165kms west of Cunnamulla. Definitely one to add to your itinerary planning.

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