About Windorah

Population: 80

Located in the heart of the Channel Country, Windorah boasts the beauty and majesty of Coopers Creek and the intrigue and colour of the red sandhill country which surround the town.

In the heart of cattle country, the Cooper’s Creek is the only place where two rivers, the Thomson & Barcoo, join to form a creek.  A haven for bird watching, fishing, water sports and just relaxing and is only 10km from Windorah and provides visitors to the area the relaxing break they have been looking for.

While staying in Windorah you can visit the Whitula Gate Museum which is housed in the grounds of the Visitor Information Centre amongst the beautiful gardens.  Here you will be taken back in time, and discover what life was like for a family living in the area in the 1800’s.  The Visitor Information Centre provides free Wifi, free use of computers, free entry to the museum and free Driver Reviver tea and coffee.

An Information and History self-guided walk can be picked up from the Visitor Information Centre and will guide you around the town, explaining the history and significance of points of interest from churches, to memorials and infrastructure.

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Whitula Gate Museum

The Whitula Gate Museum is based around an original slab hut built by the Rabbit Board in 1906 as a boundary riders’ hut. The hut was moved to its present location in 1996 to be used as the centre point of the museum. The museum has been designed

Windorah Sand Hills

The epic Sand Hills, located at Ourdel Station, west of Windorah, have great views and some of the reddest sand ever seen. Ourdel Station has been with the Kidd family since settlement. Their visitors and locals alike, regularly go to the sandhills, as it is a great place

Native Wells

The Native Wells, located approximately 90 kilometres west of Windorah on the Diamantina Development Road, offer a quick stop by the side of the road and an opportunity to view the native wells, and read a little bit about them on the Information board available. Native Wells in

Cooper Creek Windorah

Visitors and locals alike often take time out enjoying Cooper Creek, whether it’s a spot of fishing for Yellowbelly, swimming or boating. Cooper Creek is located 10 kilometres from the township of Windorah, which is indigenous for “place of big fish”. Free camping is available, just bring your

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