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Springsure

Situated in a delightful valley with spectacular Mount Zamia and Virgin Rock overlooking the town, Springsure is located 66 kilometres south of Emerald on the Gregory Highway section of the Great Inland Way. If you hadn't already guessed, the town was given its name thanks to the springs located in the creek and gullies at the time of settlement.

There are a number of historical sites in this town including the Staircase Range Cutting, built by Chinese immigrants in 1905 to pay tribute to the many early wagon teams that stopped in Springsure overnight on their way from Rockhampton to the Gulf and Barcoo country. Just south of the town you'll find Old Rainworth Fort, built in 1862 as a way of defending settlers against aboriginal attack.

To learn more about the history of the town, head to Cairdbeign Homestead and School where relics from the past are on display for visitors. There's also the chance to go fossicking for opalised wood and labradorite in the fields around Springsure.

Abajaz Motor Inn - Longreach

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Central Point Motel - Mt Isa

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From: A$117

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Coopers Country Lodge - Eromanga

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Discovery Parks - Argylla - Mount Isa

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From: A$159

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Kinnon and Co - Longreach

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From: A$220

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Leichhardt Accommodation - Mount Isa

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From: A$117

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Longreach Motor Inn - Longreach

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North Gregory Hotel - Winton

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From: A$140

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O'Reilly's Mountain Villas - Lamington National Park

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From: A$468

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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat - Lamington National Park

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From: A$181

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Oaks Moranbah - Moranbah

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Spicers Hidden Vale - Grandchester

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From: A$358

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The Rocks Motel - Charleville

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Springsure

Springsure: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Virgin Rock


Virgin Rock, which is situated four kilometres from Springsure is on the eastern side of Mount Zamia and has a naturally formed likeness to the Virgin Mary and Child. The spectacular cliffs are floodlit at night and can be viewed from the Lions Park. The formation is amazing and a must see when travelling to Carnarvon Gorge.




Gregory Highway
Springsure, QLD, 4722

Located 2.8K from Springsure

Minerva Hills National Park


A relatively small National Park near Springsure in Central Queensland, Minerva Hills is dominated by Mount Boorambool, rising 600 metres above sea level, and the larger cliff fringed Mount Zamia (560 metres), which offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Named after the Minerva Hills Volcanics, these mountains are some of the oldest in a line of volcanoes across the eastern Australian continent - dating back some 20 million years.

The rich variety of plants provide habitat for much wildlife. Look for eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and several different wallabies throughout the park. Spotlighting at night may reward with a sighting of the elusive sugar-glider or the larger greater-glider. The park is also home to the locally rare fawn-footed melomies and the little known pebble-mound mouse.

Fred Gorge picnic area has wood barbecues, toilets, limited drinking water and shelter sheds. Picnic tables are provided at the Springsure and Eclipse lookouts.

Camping is not permitted.




Dendle's Drive
Springsure, QLD, 4722

Located 4.9K from Springsure

Old Rainworth Fort


Old Rainworth Fort, just south of Springsure, was built in 1862 as protection against aboriginal attack. The fort was fireproof and very nearly impregnable, being constructed of basalt blocks and corrugated iron. Take time to walk through the Cairdbeign Homestead and School, which houses relics from the period.

Half the attraction is the Fort's caretakers - 87 year old Colleen McLaughlin and her 84 year old sister Lorna Smith. The two ladies have managed Rainworth Fort since 1980.




Old Rainworth Road
Springsure, QLD, 4722

Located 8.7K from Springsure

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