About Quilpie

Population: 654

A stay in Quilpie can be as busy or as relaxing as you choose. Picnic, catch a yellow belly or some yabbies in the river, or swim a few lazy laps of the pool. Sit back and enjoy the unique flora and fauna throughout the surrounding countryside.


Make your first stop in Quilpie the Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery. The friendly local staff are knowledgeable and eager to help you enjoy your visit to the Shire. Explore the Shire Museum, Military History Museum, Rail Museum and Regional Gallery all attached to the centre. Enjoy access to free Wi-Fi and even make your National Park bookings here!

An outback adventure would not be complete without enjoying a sunset from Baldy Top Lookout. A 10 minute walk to the top and you will be rewarded with complete panoramic views sure to take your breath away.

Home to “The Jewel of the Outback”, the beautiful boulder opal, Quilpie displays it in the most unique of ways. See the opal in all its glory at St. Finbarr’s Church with the spectacular Opal Altar, Font & Lectern or try your luck at the free opal fossicking area 2km west of town.

Don’t miss the literal ‘End of the Line’, Bulloo River Walk, the old Powerhouse Museum and the Mini Museum at the airport. There is something for the whole family to enjoy in Quilpie!

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St Finbarr’s Opal Altar

Take the Warrego Way or Natural Sciences Loop and explore the exquisite Quilpie Shire Boulder Opal in all its beauty. Home to one of Quilpie Shire’s most iconic attractions, St Finbarr’s Church rests on the foundations of an intriguing history. In 1976, the Priest at the time, Father

Quilpie Airport Mini Museum and Wool Scour

In 1930 famous Amy Johnson landed in Quilpie on her journey from England to Australia. A little different than now days as the Warrego Way and Natural Sciences Loop will lead you right here. The story goes that she was supposed to go to Charleville and she was

Quilpie Memorial Swimming Pool

Beat the heat and relax at the Quilpie Swimming Pool Complex. There is a children’s wading pool and kiosk available for your convenience. Entry is free year round. The Quilpie Swimming Pool is owned and operated by Quilpie Shire Council as a community service for locals and visitors

Quilpie Powerhouse Museum

Did you know that Quilpie, along the Warrego Way and Natural Sciences Loop, was the first town in Western Queensland to have a powerhouse? Step inside the original Powerhouse and learn its history. The Quilpie Powerhouse was turned on in Quilpie March 1952. Whilst Quilpie had power, the

Quilpie Shire Gallery, Arts and Cultural Community

To appreciate the incredible art of the Quilpie Shire all you need to do is take the Natural Sciences Loop and Warrego Way to Quilpie to start your Outback art tour. The Quilpie Shire Gallery at the Visitor Information Centre showcases local talent as well as artists from

Quilpie Shire Military History Museum

The Quilpie Shire, along the Natural Sciences Loop and Warrego Way has an incredible Military History and they want to share it with you. Located next door to the Visitor Information Centre is the Quilpie Shire Military History Museum. This display features photographs, memorabilia and literature depicting Quilpie’s

Quilpie Shire Railway Museum

Long before the Warrego Way or the Natural Sciences Loop the Quilpie Shire relied on the Railway Line. The Quilpie Shire has a long railway history with Quilpie being at the end of the Western railway line. The line was destined for the township of Adavale, but this

Quilpie Opal Fossicking

Allow the Quilpie Shire to introduce you to a radiant beauty – the exquisite boulder opal. You can literally try your luck at finding your own piece of opal alongside the Warrego Way and Natural Sciences Loop at the Quilpie Shire Council fossicking area, two kilometres west of

Quilpie’s ‘End of the Line’

Long before the Warrego Way and the Natural Sciences Loop people relied on the Rail to explore the Quilpie Shire. Quilpie is the ‘End of the Railway Line’ or the beginning …… depending on how you want to look at things. The Western Railway line reached Quilpie in

Bulloo River Walk

A stroll along Quilpie’s Bulloo River Walk is a tranquil way to appreciate the native flora and fauna of the Bulloo River Catchment, Warrego Way and the Natural Sciences Loop. Signs, bearing information about the plant species, are located along the walk. The Bulloo River is an ideal

Bob Young Memorial Park

Whilst in Quilpie visit the Bob Young Memorial Park which is situated in Brolga Street it is a tribute to those who served our country in the Armed Forces with a mural depicting various scenes in honour of those who served. While you are taking in these beautiful

Baldy Top Lookout

The best views in the Quilpie Shire are at Baldy Top lookout, along the Natural Sciences Loop and Warrego Way. Located 7.4 kilometres from Quilpie on the Toompine Road rests a red rocky formation, aptly named Baldy Top Lookout, one of the most elevated points in South West

Quilpeta – Quilpie Night Show Experience

Take your seat on the expansive green space in front of the supersized outdoor screen for the brand new Quilpeta Night Show. Meet your digital host, Q the Stone Curlew who will guide you through an interactive journey of the story of Quilpie stepping back some 95 million

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