About Middleton

Population: 3

Middleton made history in 1862 when the first white men, John McKinlay and his search party for Burke and Wills entered the area.

Middleton later became the site of the Middleton Hotel in 1876 and was a Cobb & Co. staging post. The small town that grew up around the hotel has since disappeared, leaving the pub with the distinction of being one of the most isolated hotels in Queensland.

You can still stop off for a drink at the Middleton Hotel and with a spectacular scenic drive to Middleton and Cawnpore Lookout, you won’t be disappointed.