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Wandoan and Surrounds

The quiet wheat and cattle town of Wandoan is the perfect stop over between Miles and Taroom as you travel along the Leichhardt Way. You’ll discover a proud heritage and some of the region’s best bush camping and fishing spots.

Wandoan

The ‘Wandoan Windmill’ stands sentinel on the edge of town, which is a 45 minute drive north of Miles.

The friendly staff at the Wandoan Information Centre in O’Sullivan Park will arm you with the local knowledge to make the most of your visit. The park’s statue of Mick the Dog who saved his master’s life after he fell from a horse is nearby.

Don’t forget your camera when you visit the original site of the original European settlement, the Juandah Head Station. Discover original buildings and historical displays, and a fascinating insight into Ludwig Leichhardt’s explorations and the soldier settlers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a picnic to the tranquil wetlands of Waterloo Plain Environmental Park, a popular recreation spot teaming with birdlife. Caravanners are welcome.
  • Our self-guided Heritage Trail will take you on a discovery tour of our rich history captured through colourful public murals.
  • Time your visit with one of our fun-filled events including the Lindsay Williams Shield Football Carnival, Wandoan Diggers Race Day in March, Bucking for Cancer Rodeo and an annual Polocrosse Carnival.

GULUGUBA

The small settlement of Guluguba lies south of Wandoan on the Leichhardt Highway and home to just over 40 farming families. Originally a mixed cropping area, the area now successfully produces beef cattle and grain. Since 2008, Guluguba is increasingly under the resources spotlight with the Woori Coal Project of Cockatoo Coal PTY exploring 900 hectares of land near the town.

Contact

For more information on experiencing the Western Downs contact one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres
Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)
(07) 4679 4000 for interstate callers or email: info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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