Are you looking for things to do in Cunnamulla or planning your next outback adventure? You’ve arrived at the right place!
Cunnamulla, meaning ‘long stretch of water’, which refers to the nearby Warrego River, is located in the Paroo Shire and is part of the South West Region of Outback Queensland. Cunnamulla is known for its famous character, the Cunnamulla Fella, who was immortalized in song by the late Slim Dusty. The Cunnamulla township was founded by Cobb & Co. in 1879, and marked by the first coach driving through from Bourke. To this day, it is the only surviving town located along the south-west route.
Immerse yourself in true outback style and enjoy various sites and experiences with local tour operators, livestock stations and sheep shearing fun. If exhilirating experiences are more your thing, why not enjoy sand boarding, kayaking, swimming or fishing in the nearby Warrego River. With so much to see and plenty of things to do in Cunnamulla, everyone is catered for!
For nature lovers, Cunnamulla is a prime location to visit and discover the very best of the bush. Enjoy a day trip to Lake Bindegolly or visit Currawinya National Park, one of Queensland’s largest National Parks, where you can explore Lake Wyara and Lake Numulla. These places are home to some of Australia’s biggest and most vital inland waterbird habitats and wetlands.
Some popular events and attractions in and around Cunnamulla and the Paroo Shire include visiting Yowah to walk around a living opal gallery, fossicking for opals, enjoy the Yowah Craft Day, visit the Yowah Opal Festival, Cunnamulla Fella Festival and Bullride, go on the Cunnamulla Heritage Trail or visit the Allan Tannock Weir.
The Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery, Museum and Artesian Time Tunnel provides a simulation of time travel into the beginning of the artesian basin, with the first Queensland flow in Cunnamulla dating back to 1887. With so many great things to do in Cunnamulla, make sure you add it to your next planned trip.
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Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum
The Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum is a popular tourist attraction in Cunnamulla. Built around 1850, the original Cunnamulla Customs House served as a customs point where taxes for goods crossing the Queensland-New South Wales border were collected. The charming three-bedroom cottage now serves as a museum, having been lovingly restored and surrounded by lovely cottage gardens. The museum is a step back in time, with everything from antique typewriters and cash registers, to steam engines, primitive washing machines, and federation-style clothes.