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Visit 'Hughie', the seven-metre Muttaburrasaurus and an impressive fossil collection at the Flinders Discovery Centre. While you are there, relive the glory days of sheep production and its subsequent demise in the 'Shearing Straggler' exhibit. A small entry fee applies.

Follow the windmill blades through the streets of Hughenden, exploring the Outback history and art features of the town. Meet 'Mutt', a full-bodied Muttaburrasaurus replica along the way.

Just outside Hughenden, Mount Walker rises out of the flat back soil plains, proving a great location for grazing across town and around the district. Further afield, Porcupine Gorge National Park is a spectacular gorge often referred to as Australia's 'Little Grand Canyon'. The first lookout gives you and indication of the depth and magnitude of the gorge and is a 'must see' for all visitors. Camping grounds are located at the Pyramid Lookout; campers should take their own water and be full self-sufficient. Contact Parks and Wildlife for permits.

The Basalt Byway is a scenic drive plotted through the picturesque volcanic basalt countryside, boasting excellent lookouts and an abundance of flora and fauna. For the four wheel driving enthusiasts, the Eromanga Sea Byway traces the edge of the prehistoric inland sea and is a fossil fossicker's delight! Make the sandy crossing on the Flinders River Byway and reward yourself with a cold drink at the pub.

Fossicking enthusiasts will delight in the Chudleigh Park Gemfields. Peridot, rare sapphires and black spinel are generally found in this area. Whilst general permission for fossicking and camping has been given to holders of fossicking licences, please check at the Flinders Discovery Centre prior to arrival.

Hughenden is located half-way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway, North West Queensland. Hughenden is situated on the banks of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin.

Albert Park Motor Inn - Longreach

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Burke & Wills Motel - Mt Isa

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Central Point Motel - Mt Isa

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Chillagoe Cabins - Chillagoe

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Club Boutique Hotel - Cunnamulla

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Inland Oasis Motel - Mount Isa

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Kinnon and Co - Longreach

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Leichhardt Accommodation - Mount Isa

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Longreach Motor Inn - Longreach

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North Gregory Hotel - Winton

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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat - Lamington National Park

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Oaks Moranbah - Moranbah

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Outback Mt Isa - Mount Isa

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Spicers Hidden Vale - Grandchester

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The Rocks Motel - Charleville

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Hughenden

Hughenden: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Basalt Byways


The Basalt Byway is a four wheel drive track winding between the landscapes north of Hughenden. This track takes you on a journey through some amazing country, featuring rolling walls of basalt, creating deep meandering valleys.

Excellent lookouts show the depth and length of many of the valleys you will wind through. One lookout in particular is over an open downs area with the township of Hughenden in the distance.

These track travels through many grazing properties. These properties used to be mainly sheep stations but they've since changed to cattle grazing. History tells stories of pioneering families who lost everything in the great floods that swept through these valley areas many years ago.




37 Gray Street
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 0.1K from Hughenden

Historic Coolabah Tree


The Historic Coolabah Tree is situated past the causeway on the right as you head to the Hughenden Showgrounds. It is of immense historical importance as it is linked to two relief expeditions searching for the Burke and Wills Expedition. Both expeditions blazed the tree on the banks of what is now Station Creek.

In 1861 Fredrick Walker led a team from Rockhampton to the Gulf searching in vain for the missing explorers. The following year Landsborough's search party passed through from the Gulf. These relief expeditions led people to become aware of the fertility and wealth of the plains adjacent to the Flinders River.

Truly this tree should be preserved as a memorial to the brave explorers of this land. Two plaques have been erected near the tree as a tribute to them.




Stansfield Street
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 0.5K from Hughenden

Hughenden: Events

Hughenden Races


Experience Outback Racing at its best and check out the Hughenden Races. These races offer something for everyone. Fashions on the Fields, live entertainment and fun and games for the kids. Kiosk and bar available. Bring the swags and make a weekend of it.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Jun
      23rd Jul


Winton Road
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 0.1K from Hughenden

Hughenden Rugby 7s


The Hughenden Rugby 7s is a rugby union 7's carnival held in the town of Hughenden every year. The carnival attracts players and spectators from all across Western Queensland to Hughenden for a great family fun day full of entertainment and excitement. Men's and Women's teams come from Townsville, Mt Isa, Longreach, Barcaldine, Richmond, Prairie and Cloncurry to compete for a chance to win the prize money.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Jul
      31st Jul


Hughenden Showgrounds
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 0.6K from Hughenden

Mount Walker Fun Run


During the Mount Walker Fun Run, competitors take on the steep climb to the summit of spectacular Mount Walker lookout, located 10 kilometres south of Hughenden on the Muttaburra road. For those in the Open or Under 16 categories, the track is a challenging 4 kilometres, whilst the Under 12 competitors tackle the shorter 2.4 kilometre course . Prize money is awarded for winners from each section.


Event Dates
2016
      19th Jun


Hughenden-Muttaburra Road,
PO Box 274
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 10.3K from Hughenden

Hughenden: Travel Tips

Flinders Discovery Centre


The Flinders Discovery Centre is located on Gray Street in Hughenden.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Flinders Discovery Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking




37 Gray Street
Hughenden, QLD, 4821

Located 0.0K from Hughenden

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