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Yowah, QLD

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.

Nearest Airport: Cunnamulla

Yowah Map

Experiences

  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Remote
  • Self-Drive
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Fossicking
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About Yowah

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Yowah Postcode: 4490
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -27.96828
  • Longitude: 144.63622
  • Elevation: 208m
  • Population: 141
  • Median Income: $18980
  • Area (Sq/km): 2909.333
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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