Cunnamulla is, when traveling east the
last truly outback town. Some 250k to Bourke, 260k to St George, 200k
north to Charleville and 200k west to Thargomindah. Cunnamulla is
Queensland’s most isolated community/town. That said, Cunnamulla has
all the key services. But there is also a negative edge to what is a
industries of the area are wool, pig and kangaroo hunting, and
hospitality industry. The town itself came into being in the late
1800s as a coach stop for Cobb and Co coaches.
also been stated that the very first interstate game of Rugby League
(between New South Wales and Queensland) was played between Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla used to be a pub town, but
over recent years three traditional hotels have closed. The surviving
hotels are mix of the modern and classic.
The Catholic Church is an enigma.
The Anglican being a modern design. There was no evidence of other
The Cunnamulla War Memorial is being
upgraded, but still lacks the stuff of recognition.
The Museum opens each day but with
restricted hours on Sat and Sun. Something is missing with Cunnamulla.
The place just does not seem to grab you. The
town needs its thing. And that is not
here at the moment.
Cunnamulla deserves a look over, but
there is nothing compelling or inviting to stay overnight. We wish we
could put our finger on the negative vibe.