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Windorah

With a panorama of giant red sandhills, Windorah is located in the heart of the Channel Country , beside Cooper's Creek. It doesn't get much more 'Outback' than here, with its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites.

Windorah's history is linked with Isisford for it was the Whitman brothers who established both towns. Originally known as Stony Point, its current name is the Aboriginal word for 'place of large fish'. This relates to Cooper's Creek, which is formed by the junction of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers just south of Jundah. Cooper Creek at Windorah is a top fishing spot, ideal for birdwatching and enjoying watersports with a waterhole about 19 kilometres in length and up to 10 metres deep. The channels can spread floodwaters up to 100 kilometres wide as they flow towards Lake Eyre.

A scenic 12 kilometre nature drive from town to Cooper's Creek gives a view of the area with all its diversity. Magnificent red sandhills are situated just to the west of town. The towns main industry is cattle grazing, due to the abundance of Mitchell Grass and other herbage that is available after heavy rainfall.

Windorah

Windorah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Whitula Gate Museum


The Whitula Gate Museum is based around an original slab hut built by the Rabbit Board in 1906 as a boundary riders' hut. The hut was moved to its present location in 1996 to be used as the centre point of the museum. The museum has been designed to re-create an 1800s homestead. The museum has household and station equipment as well as aboriginal artifacts on display. Combined with the museum is the Windorah Information Centre, it is a great place to stop, revive and collect local information.




7 Maryborough Street
Windorah, QLD, 4481

Located 0.2K from Windorah

Windorah: Events

Anzac Day Celebrations - Windorah


Windorah's Anzac Day celebrations begin with a Dawn Service, commencing at 5.30am at the Windorah Cemetery.

The Morning Service begins with the march from the Windorah Information Centre, gathering at 9.00am, and proceeding to the Rock of Remembrance, at the Windorah Caravan Park.

Morning Service is followed by a shared plate morning tea. All are welcome.

Two-Up begins at 1pm at the Western Star Hotel, lunch is available.


Event Dates
2018
      25th Apr


7 Maryborough Street
Windorah, QLD, 4481

Located 0.1K from Windorah

Australia Day Celebrations Windorah


Barcoo Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards and Celebrations will be held at Windorah Community Centre.

Commencing at 6pm, there will be a barbecue, indoor bowls and a Jumping Castle for the kids and bingo. A great way to celebrate Australia Day with the people of the Barcoo Shire communities. All are welcome.

This event is bring your own and a shared plate.


Event Dates
2018
      26th Jan


8 Edward Street
Windorah, QLD, 4481

Located 0.2K from Windorah

Windorah: Travel Tips

Windorah Visitor Information Centre


The Windorah Visitor Information Centre is located on Maryborough Street in Windorah.

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 Windorah Visitor Information 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.

Call in and collect your free "Information and History Walk around town" booklet and while you are there, visit the Whitula Gate museum which is housed in the beautiful gardens of the Windorah Visitor Information Centre. Enjoy a free tea or coffee while you relax on the verandah of the Information Centre or catch up with friends and family back home on the free wi-fi.

Road conditions and weather forecasts can be obtained at the centre to help plan the next leg of your journey.




Maryborough Street
Windorah, QLD, 4481

Located 0.4K from Windorah

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