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Toompine, QLD

A small friendly outback community south of Quilpie, Toompine is a social centre for the surrounding grazing properties and opal mines. The town derives its name from the Aboriginal word ‘Thempin’ meaning a leech.

Cobb and Co once serviced this town with its regular coach schedules. All that remains today of those early pioneering days is the Toompine Hotel (circa 1893). This is a great place to relax with a cold drink and listen to the yarns of some great outback characters.

Ask for directions to the Toompine cemetery just a kilometre away and find out why it is called a ‘cemery’ (not cemetery).

Try your luck fossicking at Duck Creek Opal Mine or Sheep Creek Station Opal Mine – fossicking licence required.

Nearest Airport: Quilpie


  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Remote
  • Self-Drive

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Outback
  • Fossicking

About Toompine

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