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
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
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
The Charleville Churches are of the
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.