Chinchlla is one 0f the main eastern communities/towns on the Dorrego Hgy traveling west to Charleville. On this road you most likely would have left Dalby. Your Bustout traveler actually has traveled south to Miles, and has now ventured east to Chinchilla, intending to travel west again after this stopover.
Chinchilla was once known as Charley’s Creek is a quite impressive town. There is a lot going for the place, not the least a full provision of services. Yes Chinchilla is a nice town.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the community, with beef and pork production, wool growing, and horticulture traditionally underwriting the local economy. However, with the recent resources boom, the new Kogan Creek Power Project (and other coal and gas projects) has begun to inject welcome cash into the town and Chinchilla is experiencing mass growth and development. House prices in Chinchilla have boomed as a result of the need to house new workers.
Chinchilla is known as the 'Melon Capital of Australia', and plays host to a Melon Festival every second year in February – the next is to be held in 2011.