CHARLEVILLE

Charleville is another of those towns heading west on the Mitchell Hgy. Charleville is in fact the last ‘major’ centre in western Queensland.

Charleville is a nice town that has plenty going for it. All major services are available, have a long and interesting history, and of recent time have the tourist draw card with the Cosmos Centre.

The first European exploration of the area was conducted by Edmund Kennedy in 1847. A hotel was built in 1865, and a town began to grow to service the region. It was situated near Gowrie's Crossing, a permanent waterhole, now on the outskirts of the modern town.

Proximity to the Warrego River makes town flood prone. In 1990, 2008 and again in 2010 when major floods hit western Queensland, with Charleville being badly affected.

Charleville was also enshrined in music by Slim Dusty in his country music song "Charleville.

The Cornes Hotel has a fabulous story to tell. At 2pm each day the hotel tour gives a terrific insight into the past history and the merino wool wealth that was brought to the area.

The Cosmos Museum is also a worthwhile and interesting must visit.

The Charleville Churches are of the modern era.

The War Memorial is located in the centre of town and is a fitting acknowledgement.

The Historic Museum gives a definitive snapshot of history of the town.and the VE Day celebrations.

Charleville is one of those places that deserve an extended stay.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course