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ABOUT Noccundra

Welcome to what remains of the historic township of Noccundra, located 140km south-west of Thargomindah, 240km north of Cameron Corner and 271km east of Innamincka. During the time of early exploration and settlement, the Wilson River Aboriginal Tribe, known as the Nockaburrawarry, lived in the area.

The town started with and will end with the Heritage Listed Hotel. The Hotel was built in 1882 with sandstone mined at Mt Poole, near Milparinka NSW and brought to Noccundra by Camel Train. Some of the interesting characteristics of the building include the gidgee timber used in the veranda which was too hard to put nails into, so the roof is wired together.

To the west of the hotel are the remnants of the Noccundra General Store c1890-1970’s. It is unsure what fate befell this sandstone building, but at one point the building housed the pub, and the hotel building was used for accommodation and meals.

Set between the store remains and the hotel is a memorial plaque to the ill-fated Andrew Hume Expedition, which passed the Noccundra Waterhole late 1874.

The Noccundra Waterhole is part of the Wilson River which sees an abundance of wildlife, particularly birds, including the grey grass wren. Other bird life you can spot are pelicans, brolgas, egrets, heron and the painted honeyeater. The river itself boasts a population of yellowbelly, catfish and silver perch along with blue claw yabbies and a large population of turtles.

Places to stay near Noccundra

Things to see and do near Noccundra

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Eromanga Natural History Museum

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Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’

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Outback Pioneers

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Outback Aussie Tours – Day Tours

Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with over 35 years of experience and unrivalled local Outback Queensland knowledge, passion and connections.


Outback Aussie Tours – Outback Rail Adventure Day Tours

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St George Heritage Tour

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


Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour

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


Sandytown River Cruises

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


North West Tours

North West Tours specialise in small group tours around Mount Isa and beyond.


Cobbold Gorge Tours

Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis – Cobbold Gorge.


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