Are you looking for things to do in St George or planning your next outback holiday? You’ve arrived at the right place!
Discover St George
Nestled in the banks of the Balonne River, St George is the perfect secluded bush ‘oasis’. Life is easy here, with the river being the source of rest and play for the friendly locals who welcome visitors to share their town. The plentiful bird life, picturesque views, river and tree lined streets of St George offer the perfect backdrop to enjoy a coffee or delicious meal.
You will discover that St George is a unique, tranquil yet vibrant & contemporary setting for one of Queensland’s fastest-growing communities. In late spring, you’ll see a breathtaking display of jacaranda trees in full purple bloom lining the main streets.
The town’s major rural products include wheat, cotton, beef and wool, while major industries include service industries, machinery sales and repairs. St George is also home to one of the largest cotton gins in the world, with tours available every Thursday from May to September.
Walk along the two kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway flanking the town. The Balonne Shire has a reputation for the best inland fishing in Queensland. Settle in at the riverbank for a quiet afternoon in search of the Great Murray Cod or Yellowbelly. There are also plenty of quiet picnic and fishing spots at the nearby Jack Taylor Weir or Beardmore Dam.
The St George Heritage Trail takes you back in time to the 1800’s, whilst the St George Heritage Tour allows you to discover the stories and legends of this beautiful town. Visit the Anchorage Homestead to learn more about one of the oldest homes in the Balonne Shire. With so many things to do in St George, you will be spoilt for choice!
To experience St George you can always take the Bus Queensland Outbacks Brisbane to St George Loop Trip which goes through some of outback Queensland’s most iconic towns, including Toowoomba, Dalby, Moonie & Goondiwindi.
Experiences in St George
Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences.
The Unique Egg St George
The Unique Egg is St George’s most famous un-egg-spected attraction. You won’t find painted emu egg carvings like these anywhere else on the planet. For more than 60 years, Steve Margaritis has been carving emu eggs by hand. At The Exclusive Egg, this talented man’s carved and painted emu eggs are on show and for sale.