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ABOUT Mitchell

Soaking in the soothing mineral springs at Mitchell is just one of the surprises that awaits you in this quaint town on the edge of the outback.

Just 87 kilometres west of Roma via the Warrego Highway, Mitchell sits peacefully on the banks of the Maranoa River. It lies in the westerly-most reaches of Southern Queensland Country and services the adjoining communities of Amby, Muckadilla and Mungallala.

Many a sun-scorched traveller has found bliss floating in the thermal mineralised waters of the Great Artesian Spa. It’s relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul, and a precious natural resource that the locals proudly share. Located in Mitchell’s aquatic centre, the Spa offers two large pools, one warm and one cool, of natural artesian water. It has been designed for easy access, with a hydro chair for those with restricted mobility.

You can explore magnificent sandstone formations, and pristine native ecosystems and take in magnificent panoramic vistas at numerous sites throughout the area. Accessing the Mt Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park is easy from Mitchell. Nature lovers will be impressed with the abundance of wildlife including over 250 bird species living in and visiting the area.

Mitchell’s active community is keen to preserve the treasures and lessons from the past and have created a range of heritage and cultural displays covering its local indigenous cultural heritage, early explorers and pioneers, bushranging past and social history.

Make your first stop the Heritage Museum – packed full of local history, historical items and photographs.

Don’t miss Major Mitchell’s Campsite – established in 1846 on his fourth expedition to map an overland route from Sydney to Darwin.

For a taste of the town’s chequered past take in the history at Kenniff Court House – the original courthouse where local bushrangers, the Kenniff Brothers, were committed to stand trial in 1902.

Places to stay near Mitchell

Things to see and do near Mitchell

While at Mitchell why not try these Tours

Boobook Explore

83 km

Find inspirational small-group experiences revealing the unique landscapes, ecology and history of the southwest Outback Queensland region, including Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

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Roma Saleyards Val Harms Interactive Centre

86 km

The Roma Saleyards are the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere, seeing over 400,000 cattle a year.

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WWII Secret Tag-A-Long Tour – Charleville

170 km

Discover why over 3500 United States Army Air Force personnel were stationed in Charleville during World War II.

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Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’

172 km

Discover stars, WWII secrets and bilbies for starters on Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’ day tour in Outback Queensland. Morning tea, lunch and transfers included.

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Charleville Bilby Experience

172 km

See bilbies in their nocturnal house and learn how our breeding facilities are making a massive difference at saving them from extinction.

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Outback Date Farms

173 km

Outback Date Farms is an Australian, family run enterprise based in Charleville, Queensland. We grow delicious eating dates. The farm is environmentally friendly, utilising recycled

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Travel West Outback Tours

174 km

Travel West operate Four Wheel Drive Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and the Corner Country.

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Nullawokka First Nations Tours

181 km

Nullawokka First Nations Tours is based in Bollon, south west Queensland. The company is owned and operated by Bill Speedy.

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Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour

185 km

Don’t miss out on experiencing the Cotton Farm and Winery Tour held from May to September.

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St George Heritage Tour

185 km

Discover the stories and legends of St George, including a visit to the Anchorage Homestead with a fully guided tour including morning tea.

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Sandytown River Cruises

186 km

Sandytown River Cruises offers visitors an opportunity to experience the beautiful Balonne River, a small but important part of Queensland’s inland river system.

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Riversands Vineyards Tours

188 km

Riversands Vineyards in conjunction with the St George Explore Centre run a combined cotton farm & vineyard tour from April to September.

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