From bilbies to starry night skies, historic pubs to WWII connections, Charleville in Queenslands South-West is more than a stopover destination on the Outback Queensland road trip. So when your in town for the second leg of the Outback Queensland Masters, make to put these things on your to do list:

 

1. Charleville Cosmos Centre and Observatory

Have you seen the outback wonders of the night sky? Without the light pollution of a big city, the starry night skies in Outback Queensland are truly something that need to been seen to be believed.

Each night Charleville’s Cosmos Centre and Observatory rolls open its roof, revealing binary stars, clusters and planets. Come and enjoy the passionate guides, experience the night sky as our ancestors did and learn about objects that have plummeted from the skies to land here in the Outback Queensland.

 

2. WWII Tour

Follow a guide to find out what the Top Secret WWII Tour is all about. See what remains on site and discover why the USAAF were here, all 3,500 of them. Insider tip: Bookings are essential via the Visitor Information Centre.

 

3. Hotel Corones

Take a stroll through the town centre with its historic architecture and experience the famous Hotel Corones. Step back in time at Hotel Corones, well know as one of the iconic hotels in the heart of Outback Queensland. The history of this hotel goes back to its construction from 1924-29. Just the place to enjoy a few cold beers after a round of golf.

 

4. Royal Flying Doctors Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre provides you with an incredible insight into the outback service which still operates today.

Medical supplies and radio equipment has changed dramatically over the years and throughout it all the Flying Doctor always made it through. The long history of the medical service to remote outback communities is explained in an introductory film. Enjoy displays of past and present equipment and medical kits. Absorb information that will take you through the journey from the humble beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service through to the present day operations of this vital service to outback communities.

 

5. Visit the Bilbies

The bilbies are back!

After the long snooze of 2020, due to the global pandemic, the bilbies are ready to welcome you to Charleville. See the super cute bilbies up close and personal in their spectacular nocturnal house, learn about the plight of the bilby and the successful breeding and release program.

Make sure to book ahead

 

Find out more:

Charleville Visitor Information Centre
Railway Station
King St Charleville QLD 4470
www.experiencecharleville.com.au

 

Accommodation

Accommodation from motels to caravan parks and on the outskirts of town beautiful bush resorts.

BAILEY BAR CARAVAN PARK
196 King St, Charleville (07)
4654 1744
www.charlevillebaileybar.com.au

CATTLE CAMP HOTEL/MOTEL
149 Alfred St, Charleville
(07) 4654 3473
cattle.camp@hotmail.com

CHARLEVILLE BUSH CARAVAN PARK & BUSH COTTAGE
LOT 1 Frawley St, Charleville
0428 545 200
www.charlevillecaravanpark.com.au

CHARLEVILLE CMCA RC PARK BUSH CAMP
75 Adavale Rd, Charleville
www.cmca.net.au

CHARLEVILLE MOTEL
148 King St, Charleville
(07) 4654 1566
reception@charlevillemotel.net.au

CHARLEVILLE WALTZING MATILDA MOTOR INN
125 Alfred St, Charleville
(07) 4654 1720
www.charlevillewaltzingmatildamotorinn.com.au

COBB & CO CARAVAN PARK
1 Ridgeway St, Charleville
(07) 4654 1053
www.caravanparkscharleville.com.au

COSMOS COUNTRY MOTOR INN
27-29 Sturt St, Charleville
(07) 4654 2499
www.cosmoscountrymotorinn.com.au

EVENING STAR TOURIST PARK
818 Charleville-Adavale Rd, Charleville
(07) 4654 2430
www.eveningstar.com.au

HOTEL CORONES
33 Wills St, Charleville
(07) 4654 1022
www.hotelcorones.com.au

MULGA COUNTRY MOTOR INN
118 Sturt St, Charleville
(07) 4654 3255
www.mulgacountry.com.au

RED LIZARD CAMPING GROUND
Mitchell Hwy, Charleville
0428 928 867
www.redlizardcamping.com

THE ROCKS MOTEL
74 Wills Street, Charleville
(07) 4654 2888
www.rocksmotel.com.au

WARREGO MOTEL AND LUXURY UNITS
73 Wills St, Charleville
(07) 4654 1299
www.warregomotel.com.au