Are you planning a holiday or wanting to find things to do in Charleville? Well you have come to the right place!
In the heart of ‘mulga country’ and part of the adventurous South West Region, Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in both history, flora and fauna. Being the largest town in the Murweh Shire, Charleville offers numerous attractions and experiences for everyone to enjoy!
Wander along the Charleville Heritage Trail to see some impressive examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town. The ‘Save the Bilby’ Fund at the National Parks Research Station is well worth a visit for an up close, personal encounter with Australia’s most famous endangered marsupial.
The Charleville Cosmos Centre provides an intimate look at our night’s sky, and with the outback’s low residual light, there’s no better place to do so! Using Meade telescopes, marvel at the breathtaking views of the Milky Way, observe binary stars, planets and the Moon or enjoy seeing solar flares with their special solar scope during the day.
If you time your visit with the Charleville Campdraft, you’ll be able to see skillful demonstrations of horse skills as riders and their horses work together to guide cattle through a timed course. Charleville also hosts an Annual Show Rodeo, where cowboys and cowgirls conquer their fears to ride wild and powerful beasts and attempt to stay on for that elusive 8 seconds!
Charleville features a WWII Secret Base and is also home to South West Queensland’s largest Royal Flying Doctor Service base, serving remote communities as far afield as Birdsville. With so many wonderful things to do in Charleville its easy to see why people love the country town.
Experiences in Charleville
Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences.
Charlevilles Cosmos Centre and Observatory
Charleville’s Cosmos Centre and Observatory is committed to providing visitors with a spectacular experience, delighting in the wonder of the outback’s night sky. The travel guides at the Cosmos Centre share their expertise and help you observe binary stars, galaxies, star clusters, planets, as well as the Sun and Moon, with specialist telescopes.