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Cunnamulla and where the handshake's stronger and the smile lasts longer! Follow the Matilda Highway or Adventure Way right into the heart of Cunnamulla, where you will be greeted by a colourful showing of roses, petunias and a lush green park. Cunnamulla offers a break from the hectic pace of everyday life. After your long trip, take the time to enjoy the slower pace of the Outback. Cunnamulla is the name everyone has heard and it conjures up nostalgic images of stockmen, shearing and days when everyone had time for a yarn. In pride of place in the town centre is a bronze statute of the ムCunnamulla Fella' immortalising the larrikin in all Australians, he sits on his swag enjoying the moment. The Heritage Trail will give you a glimpse of earlier times. There are walking trails along the river bank and through the Cunnamulla bushlands. Collect a map, bird list and plant list from the Cunnamulla Fella Centre. While you are at the Centre take a look through the art gallery and interpretive displays of local history, opal mining, wool, native vegetation and the Great Artesian Basin. Outback Holidays are all about meeting the locals! There are many events you can enjoy from Social bowls and tennis to the Cunnamulla Fella Festival. The Festival is held each year in November and includes country music and the excitement of a professional bullride. You don't have to be born here to be a Cunnamulla Fella and you just have to enjoy being here!


Cunnamulla: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cunnamulla War Memorial Fountain

An inscription is all that identifies an ornately carved water fountain as a war memorial, standing in a traffic island at a five-way intersection in the outback town centre of Cunnamulla.

Paroo Shire decided on a war memorial fountain in 1920. The process of selecting and installing a monument took some time. Despite the submission of memorial designs from AL Petrie and sons in Brisbane, the council and the Diggers Racing Club collaborated on the purchase of a stock item, and had it railed to Cunnamulla - an identical fountain can be found in NSW. It was installed prior to the Armistice Day race carnival in 1926 and unveiled on ANZAC Day 1927.

Fountains were an unusual choice in Queensland. It's thought that the symbology of water, a scarce commodity in outback Queensland, may have been considered a suitable 'sacrifice'.

The centrepiece comprises four basins decreasing in scale as they peak. Gargoyles' heads, winged griffins holding shields bearing emus and kangaroos, leaf-like motifs and scrollwork add to the elaborate classic design. The figure of a little boy stands at the very top.

The fountain doesn't bear names of the fallen: they're found on an honour board in the Civic Centre.

John Street
Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490

Located 0.1K from Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla Fella

The Cunnamulla Fella is a song written by Stan Coster and sung by Slim Dusty. He is an iconic Australian Bush character. The town of Cunnamulla has erected a statue of the Cunnamulla Fella as a tribute to Stan and Slim and to the 'ringers' of the bush. The statue is double life size bronze. It was created by sculptor Archie Sinclair from a drawing by Mike Nicholas. The statue is located in front of the Paroo Shire Hall in Cunnamulla gazing across the centre of the town.

The Cunnamulla Fella Statue was unveiled on November 18, 2005 by Russel, Jane and Tracy Coster and Ann Kinkpatrick.

Jane Street,
Paroo Shire Council
Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490

Located 0.4K from Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla: Events

Cunnamulla Fella Festival

The Cunnamulla Fella Festival is an annual three day event located at Cunnamulla in south west Queensland and showcases the the best of the outback lifestyle. It features activities and entertainment including a shearing display, bronc and bull riding, markets, live music, motorbike and horse sports and much much more. A variety of food and drinks are available over the course of the event and tickets can be purchased from the Paroo Shire Council or at the gates.

Event Dates
      24th Aug
      25th Aug
      26th Aug

Louise Street
Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490

Located 0.3K from Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla: Travel Tips

Cunnamulla Fella Centre

The Cunnamulla Visitor Information Centre is located at Centenary Park on Jane Street in Cunnamulla.

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 Cunnamulla 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.

2 Jane Street
Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490

Located 0.1K from Cunnamulla

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