Mitchell

About Mitchell


Population: 990

Mitchell is situated on the banks on the Maranoa River. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, tourism, primary production such as cattle, sheep, cypress pine milling and a quarry with crops grown in the eastern part of the area. Mitchell was named after Sir Thomas Mitchell who camped on and named the Maranoa River on June 3, 1846 during an expedition to find an overland route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria. A memorial stands at the campsite, which is located approximately 40km north of Mitchell on the Forrestvale Road.

Visitors weary from their travels will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Great Artesian Spa, natural hot spring from the artesian basin or a treck through the Yumbas indigenous “bush tukka trail.” Tourists will be captured by the Bushrangers story – Patrick & James Kenniff and their hideouts and monuments to view at Arrest Creek, 7 km to the South of Mitchell. Grab yourself a picnic lunch from the Mitchell Bakery and relax in the many Parks or Fisherman’s Rest and Neil Turner Weir fishing/boating precincts.

Stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Mitchell or an overnight stay at the Motels / Hotels or cabins at the Caravan Park or perhaps you’re bringing your own camping equipment/caravan and would like to camp on the banks of the Maranoa River or the Major Mitchell Caravan Park which has fabulous facilities for travellers. We look forward to making you feel welcome when you visit Mitchell.

Experiences

The Great Artesian Spa, Mitchell

Share the secret locals have known for years: a soak in their mineralised waters is relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul. Throughout the ages people have traveled great distances to seek natural mineral waters. Whole communities have grown and prospered by tapping into these healthy

Mitchell on Maranoa Art Gallery

The Maranoa Art Gallery is housed in the beautifully transformed old Maranoa Picture Theatre and is the cultural hub of Mitchell. This unique arts precinct includes an impressive gallery area, library, movie projection room display and outdoor artists’ work space and sculpture garden. A dedicated Gallery Committee strives

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Instagram post 17894655275359785 When you visit Mitchell stop and see an artist’s impression of the capture of one of the Kenniff Brothers, and the monument commemorating members of the police force who fought the bushrangers throughout Australia.

The sculpture was designed by Peter Baulch and the Statues represent the capture of Patrick Kenniff, lying on the ground with two police constables standing guard over him.The image facing to the south is that of the Aboriginal Tracker. 

Fantastic photo by @carolc.photography 

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Instagram post 17894405278888894 In Welford National Park, wind-blown sand dunes form a dramatic contrast to white-barked ghost gums, golden-green spinifex and delicate wildflowers. 

The Barcoo River, with its large, permanent waterholes, dissects Mitchell grass plains and arid mulga woodlands.

Discover the ancient connections the local Aboriginal people have with this land, including water wells and stone arrangements, throughout the park. 

A rare pise (rammed earth) homestead, built on this former grazing property in 1882, is listed on the National Trust.

Beautiful photo by @molakai101 

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Instagram post 17857296719404819 At 9.50pm on the 5th of September 2014, at Angellala Creek Bridge approximately 30km south of Charleville on the Mitchell Highway, Australian transport history was made. A truck carrying 53 tonnes of ammonium nitrate caught fire, crashed and exploded at Angellala Creek.

The blast radius was felt over 30km away and had Charleville locals thinking it was an earthquake. 

The force of the explosion injured eight people.

Today, the road bridge has been rebuilt, but signs of the explosion still remain, and the story is told through an interpretive area at the site.

Be sure to stop and read the full story when you pass through.

Video by @adam_oiiiiiiio_ 

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Instagram post 18179355484056875 Share the secret locals have known for years: a soak in the @great_artesian_spa in Mitchell, mineralised waters is relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul.

One of the pools has naturally heated waters from the Great Artesian Basin which is maintained at a comfortable temperature designed to relax tired muscles, ease tension and revitalize both body and mind. The other pool is designed for those who prefer a cooler experience. 

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