About Toompine

Population: 2

Only 80km south of Quilpie the sign at this old Cobb & Co. staging post says it all: Toompine – the pub with no town!


The South Western Hotel, locally known as the Toompine Pub is all that remains of this once bustling opal mining town. This iconic outback pub is over 120 years old but don’t let its age fool you – it is full of all the character and charm you’d expect in an outback town.


The local “Cemetery” is just a kilometre down the road; ask for directions and the story behind the name. Obtain a fossicking Licence and try your luck at finding a beautiful opal at nearby Duck Creek and Sheep Station Creek Opal Mines.


Toompine is home to a large variety of pet animals that visitors will enjoy interacting with. Toompine is a great place to have a cold drink and a yarn with the locals and great meals are available day and night. There are excellent fishing, yabbying, birdwatching and camping spots on the Bulloo River, not far from the pub. Annual events include the Easter Sunday Clay Target Shoot and Toompine Quick Shears Championships.