Hughenden is another of those towns along the Flinders Highway when traveling the Townsville to Mount Isa route. Visiting Hughenden in the middle of winter is a pleasurable event. The town has loads of community pride that is readily on display and is also the Dinosaur Capital of Australia. The Hughenden Museum has a must visit display that gives a succinct commentary of the events eons earlier.

Hughenden also boasts a replica of the Muttaburrasaurus, a dinosaur, whose bones were discovered in 1963 near Muttaburra (a town visit still for Bustout to do)) and some teeth and other bones were also discovered around Hughenden. One reason for fossils being discovered must be the dry climate, which means the rocks are usually bare of vegetation. The town is home to the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival,

The Flinders River ‘flows’ through Hughenden. Note the flood depths. The mind boggles at the amount of water that has to have fallen to create such a flood level.

The Hughenden War Memorial is poorly located. The small town square would be an appropriate consideration.

The Hughenden Churches are of modern design.

The Grand Hotel is a majestic testimony of an earlier era. The remaining hotels are of a modern era.

Allow an overnighter to enjoy what Hughenden has to offer. Bustout did not have the time to visit Porcupine Gorge. We are told visitors should make the effort.

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