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Paroo Area, QLD

The Matilda Highway begins in the Paroo Shire in South West Queensland. The Matilda Highway runs north/south through the Shire and the Adventure Way runs east/west.

There are four towns in the Paroo Shire, namely Cunnamulla, Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah. The Shire offers fishing, birdwatching, history of early pioneers, unusual natural attractions and opal mining. You can be a part of the outback lifestyle by participating in local events such as school fetes, polocrosse carnivals, sheep shows, field days and lizard races.

In Cunnamulla there are several tours available. A local operator offers tours of the town, a day trip to the opal fields and three to four day tours of the south west area. There is also a cemetery tour available.

The Warrego River runs through Wyandra and Cunnamulla and there are several good fishing holes and areas for birdwatching.

Eulo is the home of the only date winery in Australia. Local honey and by-products of the bees and of the dates are also sold in Eulo. Just west of Eulo are several artesian mud springs. The Nine Mile Bore at Eulo is a popular spot for birdwatching.

Yowah offers opal mining, tours of an underground mine and of an open cut mine, and stunning views from the ‘Bluff’.

Take a walk around the Heritage Trail in Wyandra and learn the history of this old railway town. The museum is located in the Power House.

Paroo Shire offers a choice of accommodation from old Queensland pubs, hotels/motels, caravan parks and farmstays. Access to all towns and attractions is possible by conventional vehicles as all major roads are sealed.

Nearest Airport: Cunnamulla


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Fossicking
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Outback
  • Wilderness

About Paroo 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