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Queensland Explore Centre - Chinchilla

Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre

The Chinchilla VIC is easily accessible on the Warrego Highway near the Big Melon and Chinchilla Botanic Parkland. Built in the early 90s from locally sourced Cypress Pine, the building has a verandah to sit and relax, while inside visitors can find a vast collection of information, both local and regional and a great range of local preserves and artisan gifts made in the region. 

Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am – 4:30pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm | Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Chinchilla Explore Centre Photo credit: Chinchilla Explore Centre

What We Offer:

  • Local  Information
  • Local Produce for sale
  • Regional Information
  • Retail local artisans products
  • Potable Water
  • Picnic Tables
  • Toilets
  • Free Wi Fi

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Take a pic of the family or do a selfie in front of the Big Melon slice.
2. Walk through the award winning Chinchilla Botanic parkland and cool off in summer under the watermelon bucket
3. Good country shopping in the camphor-laurel tree-lined Heeney Street, our main retail precinct with retail and cafes.
4. Camp, picnic, fish, waterski, bird-watch and admire the sunsets at the Chinchilla Weir
5. Wander through the displays at the Chinchilla Museum and the new Fire Tower Interpretive Centre explaining these amazing structures that once overlooked the Barakula Forest.
6. Check out the latest art exhibition at the Lapunyah Art Gallery in Heeney Street.
7. Take a walk from Rotary Park in Chinchilla Street along Charleys Creek.
8. Fossick for petrified wood just outside Chinchilla with a licence and your permit fees.
9. Bird watch at a number of  nearby creeks, lagoons and waterholes
10. Visit the Cactoblastis Monument and Shed for some plant and district farming history

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4660 7291
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Website: www.westerndownsqueensland.com.au