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ABOUT St George

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, St George relaxes the senses in all the right ways. Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River, its just the place from which to explore the beautiful Balonne Shire. Stretch your legs and take in the breeze on the shady riverbank walkway flanking the town. Below the Jack Taylor Weir is where explorer Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne River back in 1864 and gave St George its name.

Pack up some drinks and nibbles to enjoy on a Sandytown River Cruise. As you idle down the river you will enjoy views and abundant birdlife including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles. Anglers wont be disappointed either, with St George reputed as having the best inland fishing in Queensland. Beardmore Dam or Jack Taylor Weir are great spots to picnic and throw in a line.

Events such as the Dirranbandi Family Fishing Classic, the annual St George Family Fishing Competition, and the Yellow Belly Country Music Festival will keep the family entertained, and you can learn more about the local cotton and grape industry by joining a Cotton Farm and Winery Tour in St George.

You’ll have a whole new appreciation for the humble emu egg when you see it carved into a stunning, illuminated piece of art at The Unique Egg in St George. Local character and artisan Steve Margaritus – or “Stavros” as we know him, hand carves an amazing variety of patterns and scenes on each egg.

St George has tree lined streets where you’ll find great coffee, gourmet delis and quality pub food. And don’t miss a visit to the most westerly winery in Queensland while you’re here – Riversands Wines, where you can while away the afternoon with a free personalised wine tasting at the cellar door followed by scones and homemade jam or a cheese platter and a glass of wine in their country garden.

Places to stay near St George

Things to see and do near St George

While at St George why not try these Tours

Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour

11 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

11 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

11 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

13 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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Nullawokka First Nations Tours

103 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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Roma Saleyards Val Harms Interactive Centre

156 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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Boobook Explore

156 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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WWII Secret Tag-A-Long Tour – Charleville

282 km

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

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Outback Date Farms

283 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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Charleville’s ‘Magnificent 7’

283 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

283 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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Travel West Outback Tours

286 km

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

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