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Murweh Area, QLD

Charleville, the largest town in the Murweh Shire (pronounced “mer-way”), is situated 758 kilometres west of Brisbane on the banks of the Warrego River, which flows south into the Darling River. The Murweh Shire Council covers an area of 43,905 square kilometres and includes the towns of Morven and Augathella

Edmund Kennedy was the first known white person to explore the area that is now known as the Murweh Shire. Kennedy entered the area in 1847 and in later years was followed by AC Gregory in 1858 and William Landsborough.

In March 1888, rail transport reached Charleville. This railway gave Charleville a direct link with the state capital, Brisbane. This line still operates passenger services twice a week to Charleville on board Queensland Rail’s Westlander.

Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. Charleville is also home to the first scheduled QANTAS flight

Murweh Shire boasts many interesting attractions and places of interest. Detailed information on these are available from the Charleville Visitor Information Centre.

Visitors should note that Charleville offers all major medical services with five local doctors, hospital, ambulance, dental and chiropractic care to name a few.

Nearest Airport: Charleville


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Historic/Heritage

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Outback
  • Shopping

About Murweh Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains