Quilpie is the last town with full services on the Warrego Hgy. I.e. is at the end of the line. Literally with the railway. There are significant historic aspects of Quilpie that are important the visitor should gain an understanding.
Primary industry continues to play an important role in Quilpie, but tourism is increasingly having a positive commercial impact. Paleontology and dinosaurs are forming a strong element of that tourism growth. Be sure to check in at the Info centre to get the ‘Quilpie Shire Tourism Brochure’. That way you can be sure not to miss out on what is on offer.
The name Quilpie comes from the aboriginal word ‘quilpeter’ that stands for stone curlew.
In the early days Quilpie was home to a number of larger than life pioneers and risk takers. At the museum and around the town testimonies to Pasty Durack, and colleagues Tully and Costello make for more than just interesting reading.
Artist Cheryl Pratts work is on display throughout the town.
To make the most of Quilpie the traveler will need a stopover at a minimum.