After a near 300k and deserted trip from Cunnamulla the traveler arrives at St George. St George is quite a nice town. Named on St Georges Day 23rd April 1846 breaking the tradition on naming towns after explorers or founding fathers. St George also demonstrates a high level of community pride.
The town is a centre for cotton growing, as well as sheep and wheat. It sits on the Balonne River which is reputedly an excellent fishing site for fish such as the Murray cod.
It sits at the junction of several highways including the Castlereagh Highway, the Moonie Highway, the Carnarvon Highway and the Balonne Highway.
The St George show is celebrated every year over the Labour Day long weekend (weekend of the first Monday in May), everyone is encouraged to go and locals have a great time sharing stories at the bar and watching the rodeo.
In 2010, the town was severely affected by the 2010 Queensland floods
St George has a very restful quality and this attribute determines more than a cursory look-over.