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Amby

Amby, originally called Amby Creek, became a township in 1883 and forms part of the eastern boundary of the Outback region. It can best be described as where the grain and the grazing belts meet.

The Old Stage Changeover Shanty - known to the locals as Netting Hole - dates back to 1875 and is located on the northern side of town, along the Warrego Highway near Amby Downs waterhole.

Amby Quarry, located on the western side of town, is a lava flow of pure basalt ten metres deep, five kilometres wide and sixty-four kilometres long. It is quarried for construction of roads, bridges and dams. Fossils can be found occasionally in the lava.

Renowned for its country hospitality, stop and meet the locals and take up the challenge of the 'no horse' golf course.

Amby

Amby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mitchell on Maranoa Art Gallery


The Maranoa Art Gallery is housed in the beautifully transformed old Maranoa Picture Theatre and is the cultural hub of Mitchell. This unique arts precinct includes an impressive gallery area, library, movie projection room display and outdoor artists' work space and sculpture garden. A dedicated Gallery Committee strives to develop an impressive exhibition calendar of inspiring and creative works from local, regional and metropolitan artists.




33 Cambridge Street
Mitchell, QLD, 4465

Located 22.4K from Amby

Mitchell War Memorial


Mitchell's war memorial stands out from the crowd for its unusual design and colour, urging recall and fostering remembrance of names which, as its engraving says, 'liveth forever more'. Major General Sir Thomas Glasgow unveiled the memorial, erected in 1927.

The one-of-a-kind sandstone and granite memorial had cost Mitchell's farming community ?464. A financial subscription for the memorial was initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and the Booringa Shire Council in 1920.

Four steps lead to four Doric pillars surrounding recessed plates of red polished granite which bear the engraved names of 51 locals who served in WWI. One panel also bears the AIF badge.

A red granite column, capped by a polished orb, sits atop the square monument's base.




Cambridge Street
Mitchell, QLD, 4465

Located 22.4K from Amby

Great Artesian Spa


The Great Artesian Spa provides a relaxing and unique outback experience - a soak in the thermal mineralised artesian waters is relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul.

Located at the eastern entrance to Mitchell in the aquatic centre, the Great Artesian Spa comprises two large pools of artesian water. One spa has naturally heated waters from the Great Artesian Basin which is maintained at a comfortable temperature designed to relax tired muscles, ease tension and revitalise both body and mind. The other pool is designed for those who prefer a cooler experience.

The Spa has been designed for easy access which includes a hydro chair for those who have restricted mobility. Also located within the complex is the Internet Cafe, Booringa Fun and Fitness Centre and Mitchell's Visitor Information Centre. For entry prices and opening hours contact the Great Artesian Spa.




2 Cambridge Street
Mitchell, QLD, 4465

Located 22.6K from Amby

Amby: Events

Mitchell Camel and Pig Races


Each year on the last Saturday in August the Mitchell Camel and Pig Races are hosted by the Mitchell Show Society, coinciding with the weekend before the Birdsville Races. The camel races feature a Calcutta race program with prize money for first, second and third place along with the Camel Cup final. Camels are auctioned before each race with the winning bidder or syndicate nominating the jockey. There are also novelty races, pig races, sweeps and market stalls.

Come and enjoyed the hospitality of Mitchell - a great family fun day for all! Full bar and canteen operating plus free camping available at the Showgrounds during the event.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Aug


Mitchell Show Grounds, Alice Street
Mitchell, QLD, 4465

Located 22.4K from Amby

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