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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.

Activites and Experiences at Toompine

  • Camping
  • Fossicking There are many opal fossicking sites in the area. Please contact the Quilpie Museum and Visitors Centre regarding camping and fossicking licences.
  • Sightseeing
  • Accommodation One room only.
  • Golf Nine hole course.
  • Public Bar Toompine Hotel.
  • Restaurant Toompine Hotel.
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural Quilpie Museum and Visitors Centre provide all the information needed on local cultural sites and displays.
  • Farm/Station Shearing displays available by arrangement.
  • Fishing Local waterholes stock yabby and yellowbelly, find a shady spot and somewhere to pitch a tent.
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Remote
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

Nearest Airport: Quilpie

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