Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla originated as a settlement in the 1860’s at the intersection of two major stock routes, one running from east to west from St George to Thargomindah and the other north to south from Charleville to Bourke.

The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal term meaning “long stretch of water” referring to the Warrego River, which passes through the town.

Discover Aboriginal Art and Culture 
All over the globe people express a fascination with the oldest culture in the world.  More than five tribes of Aboriginal people call Cunnamulla home.

Discover the Adventure 
The adventure begins in Cunnamulla the outback Queensland town perfectly located on the crossroads of two major highways between Sydney and Cairns and Brisbane and South Australia.  Vast distances can be travelled in every direction with a choice of remote and rugged terrain or sealed bitumen roads to make this a true adventure of a lifetime.  With everything imaginable on offer to explore and discover the real Australian Outback you simply must include this fascinating destination “Cunnamulla” in your itinerary.  Once you arrive all the attractions and adventure is at your doorstep or only a short drive away.  There are many day and extended tour options on offer throughout the area suitable for all types of travel and travellers.

Discover Art and Culture 
Cunnamulla boasts a strong art and cultural scene that reflects both the diversity and talent of the local people.  To really discover Cunnamulla’s art and cultural scene you need to immerse yourself in the local galleries, annual festivals and sit down one on one with the locals and artist’s to talk about what makes them tick.  Take the time to discover the history in the area and you will be fascinated by what’s on offer.

Discover the Authors/Books/Writers with a connection to Cunnamulla 
For a small town we have a number of well read authors with some fascinating reading material on offer.  As you will see if you read some of their published works the authors are mostly inspired from their life experiences in the Australian Outback around the Cunnamulla, Eulo, Yowah districts.  The history of the Aboriginal people and the pioneering early settlers are also big influences along with the vast landscapes and some of the harshness faced by living in these remote areas.

Discover the Cunnamulla Fella 
Sitting proudly on his swag on the former site of the Great Western Hotel the two and a half times life size bronze is nothing short of magnificent.  The original artwork was produced by Michael Nicholas in an Australia wide search for the artwork that depicted the “Cunnamulla Fella” based on the lyrics of the song written by Stan Coster and put to music by Slim Dusty.  Archie Sinclair a sculpture originally from the Northern Territory won the bid to transform the artwork to a bronze statue.  While some may argue he is a bit young, he should be Aboriginal or there should be a dog beside him, there is no taking away his rugged personality which reflects the true soul of the Australian Outback.

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Club Boutique Hotel

Club Boutique Hotel provides an all-inclusive stay and is located near Cunnamulla’s CBD. Club Boutique Hotel offers a fine-dining a la carte restaurant, free parking, complimentary wifi, business facilities (upon request), mini-bar, television and more.

Contact:
07 4655 1679
15 Louise Street, Cunnamulla 4490
www.clubboutiquehotel.com
info@outthebackaustralia.com.au

For more details on Cunnamulla Accommodation please visit the Paroo Shire Tourism website.

Club Boutique Restaurant

Club Boutique Hotel has a quality restaurant offering exquisite meals and a variety of local and imported beers, wines and spirits.

For more details on Cunnamulla restaurants and cafes please visit theParoo Shire Tourism website.

Out the Back Australia Tours

To discover the real Australian Outback your journey begins in Cunnamulla where there are no shows, just real people living in the real Australian Outback. Get up close and personal with the local people and wildlife.  Travel the remote roads and explore the small towns on your journey.  Cruise the Warrego River on a sunset river cruise, climb to the top of the natural sand dunes, soak up the therapeutic value of a natural Artesian Spa hundreds of millions of years old.

Experience real life on a working sheep and cattle property or simply lay back on the riverbank and experience nature at it best.  Embark on a pub crawl of the local watering holes, say G’day to the Cunnamulla Fella, play lawn bowls with the locals or enjoy organic lamb around the campfire with local entertainment, no matter what your interest the Outback journey begins here “Cunnamulla”.

Cunnamulla Markets

Club Boutique Hotel has local markets every Saturday from June – September 2015. The markets operate from 12-5pm on Saturdays and offer a range of sweets & treats, antiques & collectibles, crafts, art, live music and more! If you are interested in holding a stall at the markets, please contact the Club Boutique Hotel on 07 4655 1679.

Outback characters know how to make their lives interesting. Rodeo, Horse Races, Pub Crawls or Country Music Festivals are as common as weekly Club-Meetings.

Artesian Time Tunnel

Travel back in time 100 million years.  When you visit Cunnamulla you are standing on the Eromanga Basin, the world’s largest underground river that flows beneath half of inland Australia.  The water takes almost two million years to travel from its starting point at the Great Dividing Range to where it surfaces in the deserts of central Australia.

The Cunnamulla Fella

Sitting proudly on his swag on the former site of the Great Western Hotel the two and a half times life size bronze is nothing short of magnificent.  The original artwork was produced by Michael Nicholas in an Australia wide search for the artwork that depicted the “Cunnamulla Fella” based on the lyrics of the song written by Stan Coster and put to music by Slim Dusty.  Archie Sinclair a sculpture originally from the Northern Territory won the bid to transform the artwork to a bronze statue.  While some may argue he is a bit young, he should be Aboriginal or there should be a dog beside him, there is no taking away his rugged personality which reflects the true soul of the Australian Outback.

Fishing

The coffee-coloured water of the Warrego River provides some excellent angling opportunities.  The fish that will try and elude your hook are primarily catfish, yellow belly, Murray cod, silver perch and spangled perch.

 

Cunnamulla 2015 Events
Anzac Races | April 25
Angel Flight Charity Ride | April 17
Cunnamulla Dog Trials | May 19-21
Music in the Mulga | May 14-17
Cunnamulla Show | May 23
Cunnamulla Gun Club Shoot | May 10-15
Cunnamulla Polocrosse Carnival | June 6-7
Slim Dusty Day | June 13
Cunnamulla & Dist Diggers Races | June 27
Cunnamulla Fella Bowls Carnival | August 29-30
Bronco Branding Gymkhana & Rodeo | August 15
Cunnamulla Golf Open | August 1-2
Birdsville Races | September 4-5
Cunnamulla Fella Festival & Pro Bull Ride | November 6-7

Cunnamulla 2016 Events
Cully Fest | March 31 – April 3rd