Stonehenge

About Stonehenge


Population: 30

Stonehenge may not resemble its namesake in the United Kingdom, nevertheless this Outback Queensland town is somewhat of a sentinel.

It is the Defence Department’s site for the Over the Horizon radar initiative and, though a long way from the ocean, this system actually guards our coastline.

Stonehenge is ideally situated for birdwatching enthusiasts with the Thomson River just 1km from town. Photograph the colourful profusion of galahs and cockatoos as well as brolgas, emus and wild budgies.

Add your name alongside other travellers in the Stonehenge address book, a tradition started by the then mailman. The address book is located two kilometres out of town on the Longreach side of the sealed Stonehenge turn-off and when you see a wide, flat area and spy messages made from stones, you’ll know you’ve found it.  

Experiences

John Egan Pioneer Track

The John Egan Pioneer Track highlights the ecological and cultural values of the Stonehenge town reserve. The track passes through downs country, scenic hill view country, spectacular erosions and rocky outcrops, natural springs and waterfalls (in wet seasons). Take in the views from lookouts along the escarpment. Rock

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