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St George

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, St George relaxes the senses in all the right ways. Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River, it is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Balonne Shire. A star feature, the two kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway which begins below the Jack Taylor Weir and travels alongside the township where you'll find picnic and barbecue facilities, a flood height marker, exercise equipment and information signs on fish and birds unique to this area.

In an unassuming small brick building in the main street, you'll find humble emu eggs carved into stunning, illuminated pieces of art at The Unique Egg. Local character and artisan Steve Margaritus or 'Stavros' has hand-carved an amazing variety of scenes on each egg and illuminated them. For the wine lover Riversands Wines satisfies your thirst for a good drop. With a free, personalised wine tasting at the cellar door you're sure to find a new favourite. Not only do they offer superb wine but why not relax and enjoy their shady country gardens and outdoor caf? offering scones and homemade jam or a cheese platter and a glass of wine.

To really take in the Balonne River's magnitude of water, pack a few drinks and nibbles and jump on board a Sandytown River Cruise. As you idle down the middle of the river, sit back and enjoy the views and abundant birdlife including pelican's cockatoo's and eagles.

Fill in the morning or afternoon by experiencing the St George Cotton Self-Drive Trail. Pack your thermos and smoko as you head off and get to know more about the local cotton industry. The St George Heritage Centre also offers plenty of historical information and artefacts, blacksmith, printing press, old gaol and courthouse. Take a step back in time as early as the 1800s by discovering the 45 minute drive route known as the St George Heritage Trail. Pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centre to explore important historical sites, colourful stories and buildings that have shaped the town's history.

St George

St George: Where To Go / Sightseeing

St George Riverbank Walkway


Car weary legs will appreciate the two-kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway flanking St George. A star feature, the riverbank walkway begins below the Jack Taylor Weir. There you'll find a commemorative stone to mark Major Thomas Mitchell's crossing of the Balonne River on St George's Day back in 1846. Further along the river walk, a marker showcases the flood heights of the swollen Balonne River from years gone by.




St George's Terrace
St George, QLD, 4487

Located 0.5K from St George

St George Pilots Memorial


This fighter pilot memorial pays tribute to two brave men hailing from St George. One of these men, Squadron Leader John Jackson bravely served in World War II in some of its most dangerous battles and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medal for his work in the Middle East after destroying seven aircraft. less than six months later, Jackson led his squadron of Kittyhawks in the Battle of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea which prevented the Japanese advancement into the country. In recognition of his efforts, Jacksons International Airport at Port Moresby is named in his honour.

The other serviceman, Warrant Officer Leonard Waters, was the first Aboriginal fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. The legacy of these two locals will forever be remembered on the sandstone monument overlooking the Balonne River.




St George's Terrace
St George, QLD, 4487

Located 0.5K from St George

St George: Travel Tips

Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre


Make the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre your first stop when looking for local tourist information and accommodation. Situated overlooking the Balonne River, parking is accessible at the rear with caravan parking in Roe Street.

The friendly staff and volunteers at this accredited visitor information centre will fill you in on plenty of experiences for you to enjoy while in St George and within their shire spanning over 31,119 square kilometres.

Whether it's brochures and maps, or general tourist advice you need, the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre has it covered. While you're in there, browse the centre for locally made arts and crafts; history books or yummy jams and sauces. Giving unbiased advice, the staff and volunteers that make up the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre love nothing more than to guide you around the streets of St George and direct you to the attractions that make this town wonderful. The town bore water supply is available to fill up the caravan for the next leg of your journey.




112-114 St Georges Terrace
St George, QLD, 4487

Located 0.4K from St George

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