See and do: Augathella See and do: Augathella

AUGATHELLA LIBRARY & VISITOR INFORMATION

Surrounded by the grounds of the picturesque Meat Ant Park, your first point of call must be the Augathella Library & Visitor Information Centre. Laraine and her team have lived in Augathella all their lives and are keen to share their town with you.

OPEN:
Mon/Wed/Thurs 8.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4.30pm (closed between 12.30pm-1.30pm),
Tuesday 8.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm (closed between 12.30pm-1.30pm),
Saturday 9.00am-12 noon

Main Street
P 07 4654 5244
E
augathella_library@bigpond.com
www.murweh.qld.gov.au

 
 

AUGATHELLA POST OFFICE, COFFEE, GIFTS & VISITOR INFORMATION

This Post Office has more than one might think. Not only can you send your letters, you can pay your bills, check out the extensive gift line, find a magazine and… grab a REAL COFFEE as Leah and her team tell you all there is to know about Augathella.

OPEN: Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm (closed between 12.30pm-1.30pm)

Main Street
P 07 4654 5247

E augathellapo@hotmail.com

 
 

AUGATHELLA CEMETERY

Outback Cemeteries are always interesting. As you walk around you get the feeling of the pioneering days when life was tough.

OPEN: Everyday. At your own leisure.

PRICE: Free

Off Jane Street
P
07 4654 5244
www.murweh.qld.gov.au

 
 

AUGATHELLA DIGGERS EASTER RODEO & RACES

Experience a great outback Easter weekend of Rodeo and Horse Racing. The Augathella Diggers Rodeo and Race Meeting, should be on your list of things to enjoy.

OPEN: Easter Saturday & Monday

PRICE: Gate admission applies.

 

 

AUGATHELLA MEAT ANT PARK & GIANT MEAT ANT SCULPTURE

Why name a park after a Meat Ant you ask? Augathella’s local football team, known as the Mighty Augathella Meat Ants were fearless in their attack against their opponANTS. This earned the town the nickname, ‘Meat Ant Country’. Features of the park include: Landscaped gardens, picnic table, story boards of Augathella History, adventure playground and let’s not forget the GIGANTIC MEAT ANT SCULPTURE... Over a million times the size of an actual ant!

PRICE: Free

OPEN: Anytime, public area

Main Street
P 07 4654 5244
E
augathella_library@bigpond.com

 
 

BOADICEA GALLERY & CINEMA

Experience the rich history of Augathella and the surrounding area through;
• A photographic exhibition featuring over 150 heritage photos.
• Screening of the 1956 Australian film ‘Smiley’ based on the local identity ‘Didy Creevey’
• A 20 minute documentary featuring the characters, history and lots of classic outback humour
• Art exhibitions.

PRICE: 
Photo Exhibition & Gallery Gold coin donation,
Documentary $3pp,
‘Smiley’ movie $5pp.
Family concessions available


OPEN:
Mon-Fri 9.30am to 3.30am [Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm]
Sat 9.00am to 11.30am

Main St [within Rural Transaction Centre]
P 07 4654 5007

 
 

MURALS

Augathella’s murals celebrate the history of the town, from the great sheep stations of the west to the famous 1950s movie ‘Smiley’. The character is based on a local boy growing up in Augathella. For further information on the murals and their stories collect your copy of the Augathella Heritage trail from the Library or Post Office.

PRICE: Free

OPEN: Every day – public areas.

Along Main St

 

 

AUGATHELLA SELF GUIDED HERITAGE TRAIL

It’s not until you take the time to walk Augathella’s self-guided heritage trail that you discover the rich and diverse history of the town, it’s Bushrangers, bullockies and the huge sheep stations that all played a part in Augathella’s development.

OPEN: Every day – public areas.

PRICE: Free

Various locations. Pick up your written guide from either the Library or Post Office.

 
 

KENNIFF BUSHRANGERS TREE

Many towns lay claim to a bushranger or two. Augathella is no exception as it was here at this tree the notorious Kenniff Brothers would tether their horses when planning a quick getaway.

OPEN: Every day – public areas.

PRICE: Free

Cnr Jane & Cavanagh Sts

 
 

WROUGHT IRON SCULPTURES

Humorous locally made sculptures that feature the Meat Ant Football Team, a famous racehorse and the biggest sunrise…Dancing Brolga’s. These iconic birds of Australia nest and bring up their young on the Warrego River. For information about the sculptures collect the Heritage Trail from the Library or the Post Office.

PRICE: Free

OPEN: Every day – public areas.

Along Main St

 

 

4X4 STOCK ROUTE TRAIL

Follow the pathway of those who opened up the outback. Travel along this stock route to discover the land and explore it’s history. NOTE: During and after wet weather parts of the track become impassable.

Map and instructions available at all Murweh Shire Visitor Information Centres [Charleville, Morven, Augathella].

PRICE: Free

OPEN: Every day, self-guided

Collect your map from any Murweh Visitor Centre.

 

 

Q150 SHED

In 2009 as part of the Q150 Celebrations the Queensland Government constructed a shed that would travel the state providing each community it visited with a night of free entertainment. Communities it toured included: Mount Isa, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Blackall, Augathella, Cherbourg, Warwick, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The shed has now come to rest permanently in Augathella and is used as a community function and entertainment centre. It’s well worth a look through its architecture. See signage at the Shire for further information.

PRICE: Free

OPEN: Everyday