ST GEORGE

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 nestled on the Ballone River/Weir, a viaduct that was flooded in early 2010.

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 is a rural town, with cotton, beef, wool, agricultural products and even wine being grown this both chilly and very hot climate.

The St George Hotels are a mix of design. The Australian Hotel being a classic pre motel accommodation hotel of choice.

The Museum is located at the western entrance of the town.

The Churches in St George are now of the modern era.

The St George War Memorial is located in the Apex Park. There is also a (local icons) WW 2 pilotís memorial. The eulogies are worth both time and thought.

St George has a very restful quality and this attribute determines more than a cursory look-over.

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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