QUILPIE

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.

Opals are also a feature of Quilpie. Opal practioneer Des Burton donated a number boulder opals that make up the alter at the Catholic Church.

The Quilpie War Memorial is unique and telling acknowledgement to the districts fallen.

The Brick Hotel ‘lost’ its license to a Brisbane merchant. The remaining hotel is of the modern era.

To make the most of Quilpie the traveler will need a stopover at a minimum.

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