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 proud community.

Major 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.

It has also been stated that the very first interstate game of Rugby League (between New South Wales and Queensland) was played between Cunnamulla and Bourke.

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 denominations.

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.

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