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You've heard of spitting the dummy? Well in Millmerran they throw the damper! The fun and irreverence of the biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival is a great reason to visit, but there's so much more to this little town on the western fringe of the Darling Downs.

The rich agricultural area of the Condamine and Macintyre catchments make Millmerran a prosperous rural town. Of note to travellers is that it's a town that does much to preserve its past and keep its pioneering history alive.

To get your bearings and a little local history lesson, take in the panoramic views from Commodore Peak Lookout. A series of larger than life murals here depict the district's history and how the town developed.

Europeans first settled the area in 1841 when brothers George and Ralph Gore established Yandilla Station in an area of 1,784 kilometres squared between Millmerran and Pittsworth. At one time it was the size of a small township with its own store and telegraph station.

Consecrated in 1887, the National Trust-listed All Saints Anglican Church in Yandilla is the oldest building in the district and believed to be the second oldest church in Queensland. Its classic design features superb stained-glass windows made in memory of Reverend William Francis Gore.

There's a firm nod to the past at Millmerran Museum. Don't miss its prized "water baby" - a 28 foot steam vessel which was made at Yandilla Station in 1878.

It's worth a drive, just 19 kilometres south of Millmerran, to The Mt Basalt reserve. This unique geological and environmental area features rare volcanic formations and offers a variety of walking trails and a lookout with spectacular views.

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Millmerran Museum and Tourist Information Centre


As a visitor to the Millmerran Museum you will reminisce of a time gone by when you see the displays collected from the local district, many of which have been donated by the families of the district's pioneers. This is not a stark and sterile museum, it's a living, breathing and continually evolving collection from the people and the stories of Millmerran, housed in 11 buildings on site. Experience the museums' collections of pioneering histories and photographs, war, railway, schooling and dairy industry memorabilia along with so much more.

One item of interest is the Water Baby, a steam launch - built entirely on Yandilla Station in 1877 was both a pleasure craft, taking guests for trips on the river, also used to rescue stud sheep during times of flood.

The Millmerran Museum also has a large section of written local histories and photographs - appointments are recommended for family research.

Large groups and bus groups are most welcome. You can bring along your lunch or catering can be organised (by prior arrangement).

Millmerran Museum is a part of the Toowoomba Region Transport Heritage Trail. The tourism office is available to answer all of your regional tourism questions.




24 Charlotte Street
Millmerran, QLD, 4357

Located 0.2K from Millmerran

Historical Mural Series, Millmerran and Cecil Plains


Follow the trail of Millmerran and Cecil Plains' historical murals, where various stages of the region's history are depicted on the side of buildings.

The Old Millmerran Butter Factory Mural depicts the development of the dairy industry. Swim costume fashions of years gone by feature on the wall of Millmerran's Swimming Pool.

The Millmerran Reservoir Mural shows the development of water in the Millmerran area or The Transport Mural shows the development of transport from the nineteenth century to the early part of the twentieth century.

The four giant Murals at the Cecil Plains Memorial Hall illustrate life on the land and the coming of the railway line.




Mary Street,
And various locations in Millmerran
Millmerran, QLD, 4357

Located 0.3K from Millmerran

Millmerran: Events

Australian Camp Oven Festival


The Australian Camp Oven Festival is a weekend of great family fun that celebrates Aussie cultural bush heritage. Kids can be part of the damper throwing or billy boiling competitions, while adults might like to try their hand at making a damper or even putting together a team for one of the friendly cooking competitions.

Visitors are encouraged to slow down and savour the country pace and choose to do as much or as little as they like, you can sit back while watching the cooking demonstrations, or enjoy the arts, crafts, and old working machinery. Enjoy some authentic camp oven food before you kick up your heels with the Saturday night entertainment. The Poet's Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings brings the best poets from afar. Aussie dining and full bar facilities are available throughout the weekend and visitors can camp on-site with convenient amenities.



Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct


Millmerran Cecil Plains Road
Millmerran, QLD, 4357

Located 1.4K from Millmerran

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