CUNNAMULLA

The locals in Cunnamulla- western Queensland, all say their town is ‘’appealing naturally !!’’, …to me it was just another pass through town to somewhere else, until now. I was actually passing through to go further west but several very hot days had me grounded in the Cunnamulla shire. Now while I love a free camp, it was decided to find a caravan park for some down time. Just 3km south of town on the Warrego River is the Cunnamulla Riverside Caravan park, with plenty of sites for the big vans they also have a paddock area where you can find a little piece and quiet on the river bank if you don't need plug in power. They have easy access to the Warrego River and for the cooler times there are fire pits at most camp sites. They call it ’The free camp area !!’’.
Cunnamulla is a good 800 km drive west of Brisbane and could be called the gate to the outback with several major highways intersecting the town. Back in 1846 Sir Thomas Mitchell explored the floodplains of the Warrego River, but being so far away from the goldfields and other favourable areas, growth was slow. But by 1860 there was an influx of settlers and graziers a courthouse was built and the Cobb & Co coach came to town. Soon
Cunnamulla the was becoming the hub for several intersecting stock routes the population grew and with that the railway came to town, shops opened including a soap maker and a cordial factory, a school was built and new areas were being discovered.












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