Cunnamulla (1 Day's Stay)
The history of Cunnamulla begins with the Heritage Trail (available from the visitors Information Centre which also has info on other nearby towns) and continues with the range of memorabilia and documents on display at the Cunamulla Historical Museum. There is also the Bi-Centennial Museum (once a Masonic lodge) which has also has memorabilia on display, a photographic display of the town's development and a number of historical records and ledgers that provide an interesting read into what life used to be like. An unusual historical landmark is the Robbers Tree that gained its name when, in 1880, a bank robber named Joseph Wells climbed the tree in an unsuccessful attempt to hide from his pursuers.
One of the town's great landmarks is the Cunamulla Fella Statue (from the song sung by Slim Dusty and written by Stan Coster) which was erected as a tribute to the bush balladeers who have fired our imagination.
Recreational activities at Cunnamulla include boating, fishing and swimming in Warrego River, the Warrego River Walk (a local joggers haven where you can enjoy birdwatching, fishing or enjoy the sunset viewing deck at the halfway mark) and the Allan Tannock Weir (for picnics and barbecues), swimming and fishing, walking trails and more birdwatching). The Nearby town of Eulo (who have adopted Frilled Neck lizard as their symbol) is where you can see the World Lizard Racing Championship track (an Annual event) which is presided over by a 20 foot tall Frill neck sculpture and also contains a plaque in memory to Destructo the racing Cockroach who accidentally died from a terminal case of Race Clerk.s foot.
You can also enjoy Heritage & Nature Trails, the delightful Lizard Lounge (a picnic area constructed of galvanised iron walls to represent Frill Neck which was designed and painted by local Artist Peta Warner), enjoy a jar of local Yapunya Honey or walk on the remains of the Eulo Mud Springs (which once were quite active with mud being forced up out of the ground due to underground pressure but now have become a mound of dry mud which sounds hollow if jumped on).
These are some of the great destinations to see while exploring Cunnamulla. Be sure to add them to your list of places to visit.
- Heritage Trail
- Bi-Centennial Museum memorabilia, Photographic display, historical records
- Cunamulla Fella Statue - (song sung by Slim Dusty, written by Stan Coster)
- Boating, Fishing, Swimming in Warrego River
- Warrego River Walk, birdwatching, joggers haven, fishing
- Cunamulla Historical Museum - local history & memorabilia
- Robbers Tree (bank robber Joseph Wells)
- Allan Tannock Weir (picnic, swimming, fishing, walking trails, birdwatching
- Eulo (Frilled Neck lizard symbol) - World Lizard Racing Championship track
- 20 foot Frill neck
- Heritage & Nature Trails, Lizard Lounge
- Yapunya Honey
- Eulo Mud Springs, now mostly inactive