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Thargomindah

Thargomindah provides the perfect launch pad for Cameron Corner and the point where three Australian states meet and the iconic Burke and Wills ムDig' Tree at Cooper Creek and historic hotels at Noccundra and Hungerford. Take a free tour of Australia's first hydro-electricity system driven by artesian water pressure or enjoy fabulous birdwatching and nature activities at the unique Lake Bindegolly and Currawinya National Parks. Take your car (and caravan), motorcycle or four wheel drive to Thargomindah. The Adventure Way is a sealed road from Brisbane to Thargomindah and beyond to within 100 kilometres of the historic Burke and Wills ムDig' Tree. It is the ideal touring route to or from South Australia via the famous Strzelecki Track and the Flinders Ranges. Become an explorer! Discover the natural beauty and unique qualities of Queensland's south west by following in the footsteps of Cobb and Co. Enjoy pristine river systems in your own boat or canoe, fish for famous yellowbelly or catch delectable yabbies. If you're lucky you may spot the rare grey grass wren in the lignum or Bourke's parrot along the Bulloo River. Enjoy the thrill of exploring deserts, gibber and flood plains in your four wheel drive or motorcycle. Stay on cattle stations and drive the ムback track' to Lake Wyara. Ask about the shortcut to Cameron Corner and discover seasonal wildflowers. There is plenty of adventures around Thargomindah! Vincent Dowling's decision in 1864 to establish a pastoral lease (which he named ムThargomindah Station') resulted in a town of the same name being gazetted in 1874. Today, Thargomindah is a modern country town with most services a visitor would expect. Thargomindah retains much of its bush character with nicknames in common use! Say hello to the Mayor ムTractor' Ferguson, or ムDogga' Dare and Rob and ムDuck' and ムDaisy' who owns the hotel.

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Thargomindah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Leahy Historical House


Leahy House was built around 1885 when a deed of grant was made to the Thargomindah Newspaper Company.

The house is built of local mud brick and was owned by Sir Sydney Kidman in the early 1900s. The Bulloo Shire Council purchased the building in 1995 and the Thargomindah Historical Society were entrusted to preserve its history.

It is now a museum, open to the public, seven days a week.




Dowling Street
Thargomindah, QLD, 4492

Located 0.1K from Thargomindah

Hydro Power Plant


The Hydro Power Plant is the first in Australia and third in the World! In 1891 drilling commenced on a bore to supply the town with water and in 1893 an exceptionally good supply was struck at 795 metres (2650 feet) with the water at 84 degrees Celsius.

Thargomindah was the first town to have reticulated Artesian Bore water. The bore was the source of energy for Australia's first hydro-electric scheme when in 1893 Thargomindah's streets were lit by means of a generator coupled to a water turbine driven by the bore's natural water pressure. They are third in the world to Paris and London to have street lighting generated by Hydro Power!

For visitors to Thargomindah a working display is provided at 4.30 p.m. each day.




Gilmour Street
Thargomindah, QLD, 4492

Located 0.3K from Thargomindah

Bulloo River


The Bulloo River flows through the town of Thargomindah and there are several different fishing holes along the river. There is vehicle access from the bridge, follow the walking tracks along the river. There is a picnic area for your convenience. Be sure to visit the Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre to find out where the best fishing spots are.




Adventure Way
Thargomindah, QLD, 4492

Located 1.1K from Thargomindah

Thargomindah: Travel Tips

Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre


The Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located in the Bulloo Shire in far south west Queensland. To get there, you just follow the Adventure Way until you reach the town of Thargomindah. The VIC is situated at Echidna Place on Dowling Street, which is the main road into town. It is a great place for visitors to relax and unwind after a long journey, as it shares a precinct with a Coffee Shop and a Library and has a lovely big deck where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with the locals.

The VIC provides information on road conditions, tourism attractions, tourism products, and events within the Bulloo Shire, and the greater Outback region, and also stocks a wide variety of maps, brochures and tourism magazines. VIC staff are happy to provide visitors with advice on roads; where they can stay and eat; and what there is to see in town and in the wider region. It's a great place to visit, and has been likened by visitors to an "Oasis in the Desert". Please remember to stop and drop in when you are driving through on your Outback Odyssey.




Echidna Place,
37 Dowling Street
Thargomindah, QLD, 4492

Located 0.5K from Thargomindah

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