Held a Shooting Star in your hand? Visited a miniature pioneer township? Found out where the story of the ‘Smiley’ Movies started? OR visited one of Australia’s smallest towns?
NO? THEN PLAN TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER IN CHARLEVILLE, MORVEN, AUGATHELLA TO DISCOVER SOME UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.
CHARLEVILLE – unique and interesting experiences at every turn…
View the beautiful outback night sky at its best through powerful Meade Telescopes in the Cosmos Observatory. Hold a real ‘shooting star’ in your hand at Astronomy by Day. Meet the endangered Bilby and learn about the struggle to ensure the survival of this iconic little Australian.
If its history your interested in there is plenty to do. ‘Stories & Scones’ tour at historic Hotel Corones. Historic House Museum, listen to fascinating outback history with the Audio Heritage Trail CD and don’t forget to visit the famous Vortex Rainmaking Guns.
Meet the people on the land on a tour of Thurlby Station, place a bet on a thoroughbred of a different kind at the weekly Bailey Bar Yabby Races, or fly above the wide brown land with Outback Air Services. With more than twenty experiences, one day will not be enough, plan to stay longer, you will be pleased that you did.
Surrounding Charleville are the small towns of Morven and Augathella.
There is more than meets the eye at Morven. One of Australia’s hidden treasures is on display at Morven Museum; a collection of hand-crafted miniature buildings replicating the original settlement. . Discover the history of the drovers and stockmen on the 4×4 Stock Route Trail. Visit Tregole National Park, home to rare Ooline trees or come for the annual Morven Picnic Races in September.
Augathella is famous for its colourful history of bushrangers, bullockies and bullock teams who camped along the Warrego River, highlighted in the 20-minute ‘Outback to Augathella’ documentary. Remember the ‘Smiley’ movies? The story ‘Smiley’ originated in Augathella. One of the murals celebrates this unique outback ‘kid’. Enjoy a fair dinkum outback experience over Easter, when hundreds of people head west to Augathella for the Annual Augathella Diggers Rodeo & Races.