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The town of Surat, situated on the banks of the Balonne River, is an ideal place to enjoy a little country relaxation. Its position on the Great Inland Way between Roma and St George makes it an ideal stop for visitors heading north from New South Wales. Founded in 1849 after Sir Thomas Mitchell passed through the area, Surat is also the site of the very last Cobb and Co. coach run. The Cobb and Co. Changing Station Complex in Surat incorporates the Cobb and Co. Store Museum, the Balonne River Gallery, the Balonne Freshwater Aquarium, the Library and the Visitor Information Centre. In days gone by, the building served as a change over station for travellers and their horses to refresh during long journeys. On display in the Cobb and Co. Store Museum are progressively changing displays depicting the lifestyles of yesteryear, giving you an insight into the area's social history. Also on display is a 14 seater working Cobb and Co. Coach. The Balonne River Gallery proudly showcases local artists, as well as travelling art exhibitions featuring well-known artists. In the 25,000 litre freshwater fish aquarium 'The Window to the Balonne' you'll see Murray Cod, Yellowbelly and many other freshwater fish species. As you enter the complex the magnificent floor to ceiling mural of the Balonne River bank will captivate you. Surat is home to Villacoola Winery. Taste the award winning wines at Surat's boutique winery, Villacoola. Open for wine tastings and sales, this cool oasis is situated on the banks of the Balonne River. Surat has some great fishing thanks to the local Fishing and Restocking club. The club regularly restocks Surat's gorgeous stretch of the Balonne River with Murray Cod and Yellowbelly fingerlings.


Surat: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cobb and Co Changing Station

Steeped in history with links to Cobb and Co and the 'boom time' of the wool growing industry, Surat is an ideal destination for anyone wishing to reconnect with history of the pioneering spirit of life on the land. The Cobb and Co Changing Station - original site of the Cobb and Co Store and drop-off point for coach travellers and goods, houses a museum depicting lifestyles of yesteryear, is home to a 14-seater Cobb and Co coach and houses an amazing 25,000 litre freshwater aquarium, social history museum and regional art gallery.

62 Burrowes Street
Surat, QLD, 4417

Located 0.2K from Surat

Surat: Events

Surat Riveside Markets

A market event held on the riverside. Stalls include home cooking, hand-made jewellery, pottery, quilting, arts and crafts, plants, jams and preserves, knick-knacks and other gifts.

There will be a barbecue breakfast. Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available.

Event Dates
      23rd Nov

Marcus Street
Surat, QLD, 4417

Located 0.2K from Surat

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