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Yowah is a small opal mining town 165 kilometres west of Cunnamulla. It is the home of the unique Yowah Nut Opal and Ironstone Matrix Opal, a type of opal only found in this part of Queensland.

Opal was first discovered at Yowah towards the end of the nineteenth century. The original mine, The Southern Cross, is still producing today and the council provides a public fossicking area for visitors. It could be your lucky day, so stay a while.

Show an interest in opals and opal mining and there are plenty of locals eager to help. The town has numerous opal cutters and retail outlets where you can purchase the stones the area is famous for.

The unique Yowah nine hole golf course has sand greens and earth fairways. The ‘Bluff’ forms part of the high ground adjacent to the opal fields with scenic views of the mine workings and area.

Activites and Experiences at Yowah

  • Barbecue A barbecue is held each Saturday night at the Community Centre from Easter to September.
  • Camping
  • Fossicking An opal fossicker’s paradise – Yowah Nuts and Matrix Opal.
  • Golfing Nine hole course with sand greens and earth fairways.
  • Shopping The tailgaters’ market on Sundays is an opportunity to purchase opals straight from the miners.
  • Sightseeing
  • Airport Light air strip.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Medical Facilities Royal Flying Doctor on call 24 hours.
  • National Park Currawinya National Park and Lake Bindegolly National Park.
  • Police Contact the Cunnamulla Police Station.
  • Supermarket General stores with most supplies.
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Golf Nine hole course with sand greens and earth fairways.
  • National Park Currawinya National Park and Lake Bindegolly National Park.
  • Outback
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • 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: Cunnamulla

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