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Queensland Explore Centre - Charleville


Uncover our secrets, see the stars, vast landscapes, flora and fauna and consider pausing a moment to meet the people that make up our vibrant communities. We invite you to join us in our towns, each filled with colourful characters and treasures from history to nature. Plus, there is great fishing for those that like to throw in a line. Slow down, re-energise as you enjoy your time discovering our wonderful slice of Outback Queensland. Drop in and see our friendly staff for tours and other bookings within the Murweh Shire and beyond.

Please Note: The Queensland Explore Centre - Charleville will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day as well as additional public holidays between November - February 


Opening Hours:

March – October: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 2:00pm | Public Holidays: 10:00am – 2:00pm

November – February: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sat – Sun: Closed


charleville explore centre 


Services your centre offers to visitors:

  • Helpful Friendly Staff
  • Car, Coach and caravan parking
  • Free Wi-fi and charging stations
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Toilets 
  • Picnic Area
  • Tour Bookings 
  • Local accommodation information
  • Local places to eat information 
  • Local shopping information 
  • Local and surrounding event information 
  • Regional information 
  • Road conditions 
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities


Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Visit the largest bilby breeding program in Queensland and unearth more about how the Greater Bilby was discovered, how the breeding program is working and view them in our specially designed nocturnal house as they go about their daily bilby business.
2. Discover the secrets and learn about life on the WWII base and discover for yourself why the Americans chose Charleville to house one of the most sought after secrets of WWII.
3. Be mesmerised and amazed when visiting the Charleville Cosmos Centre. What the eye cannot see, a telescope can! A night at the Charleville Cosmos Centre is the perfect introduction to the spectacular Outback Night Sky. There is something for everyone and every budget, even during the day.
4. Check out our beautiful Charleville Botanic Reserve. In the semi-arid Mulga Lands, an easy 15 km drive south of Charleville, this 2,000 ha reserve contains most of the region’s major vegetation types.
5. Whether it’s a quick stopover or a day out, Graham Andrews Parklands is always a great place to stop, relax and stretch the legs. Within this award-winning peaceful pretty park there is much to see and do. Stroll the pathways and read about 18 different species of Outback Trees along the native Outback Timber Walk, feed the ducks, see the rustic sculptures, pause a moment up high on the big Red Chair then view the Steiger Vortex Rainmaking Guns, which were fired under a suitably cloudy sky in the hope of breaking the drought in 1902.
6. Wander along Charleville’s Warrego River Walk beside the northernmost tributary of the Darling River. Along the path, you can read a sign about Mundagudda, the Rainbow Serpent, see the new and old bridges and view native trees and grasses.
7. View the Angellala Bridge Explosion Site. The site and ruins of this historic explosion are signposted and the story is told through a specially prepared interpretive area at the site.
8. Take a day trip 84kms north of Charleville and uncover picturesque outback town Augathella. View the giant meat ant sculpture, meet the locals at Ellangown Hotel, see the colourfully painted water tower and be sure to drop into the Boadicea Gallery.
9. Visit Tregole National Park. Home to the rare Ooline tree, this pretty park straddles the boundary between two of the state’s natural regions, the Brigalow Belt and the Mulga Lands.
10. Enjoy Australia’s smallest town Cooladdi and visit the Foxtrap for a Cooladdi King Burger

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4656 8359
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Website: www.experiencecharleville.com.au