AUDIO HERITAGE TRAIL
1 TRAIL – 47 STORIES
There’s history at every turn in Charleville. Dating back to 1845, it’s a history that couldn’t be more colourful. It’s filled with wartime secrets, early rainmaking experiments, transportation initiatives and more. Available to in audio CD format, the trail is beautifully narrated to you by those who know this history best, ‘Charleville Locals’.
PRICE $5 [For CD – during visitor centre opening hours]
OPEN Own leisure
Charleville Visitor Information Centre, 1 Milky Way [within Cosmos Centre]
P 07 4654 3057
BUY A BIRDSVILLE BURGER
Travel with Outback Air Tours for a unique day tour from Charleville to Birdsville. Fly over wide brown land, visit Birdsville Pub and enjoy an Outback size burger.
MINIMUM OF 4 REQUIRED. MAXIMUM OF 5 PASSENGERS.
PRICE: $800pp OPEN Tues, Wed, Thurs. [Subject to weather]
TIME: Depart Charleville 8.00am – Return 4.30pm
Flight Deck Café, Qantas Drive
P 07 4654 3033
CAMP OVEN OR ROAST BEEF DINNER
At Bailey Bar, everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a two course Camp Oven or Roast Beef dinner. Followed on by traditionally made damper and toasted marshmallows. This authentic outback experience has all the ingredients needed for those cold winter nights.
PRICE: Tues – Roast Beef Dinner $23pp, Fri & Sun – Camp Oven Dinner $18pp
TIME: 6.00pm [May to Sept only]
196 King St
P 07 4654 1744
CHECK OUT CHARLEVILLE TOWN TOUR
BEST VALUE TOUR – MUST DO!
For $10 per person hear about the Floods, Fires & Heritage Buildings. So sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving as you enjoy 2 hours of fabulous history and amazing stories.
PRICE: $10pp OPEN Tues, Thurs, Sun [Apr - Sept only] TIME 9.00am
Pick up points available [enquire when booking]
P 0428 545 200
COBB & CO CHANGEOVER STATION TRAIL
Did you know it was in Charleville that Cobb & Co Coaches had their largest and longest running coach making factory? Follow in their footsteps and learn of the local stories on the new Charleville Cobb & Co Changeover Stations trail.
PRICE: $2 [for written guide – available at the Historic House Musuem]
Historic House Museum, Alfred St [for written trail collection]
P 07 4654 3349
HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
There aren’t too many buildings in Charleville that can boast a history as long and colourful as the Charleville Historic House Museum. Dating back to 1887 the building was purpose built as Charleville’s first National Bank, before it went onto become a private boarding house until the 1970s when it was purchased by the Charleville & District Historical Society. It then became the museum it is today. Filled to the brim with treasures of yesteryear, some dating back as far as the 1800s, you’ll be surprised at
what you will find and it’s well worth your time to take a look. Many of the original features of the bank still remain which include marble fireplaces and the vault. The display is completed with a large early day machinery display in the grounds including a life size replica Cobb & Co Coach, Rail Ambulance and Steam Engine.
PRICE: Adults $7, Children $0.50 [primary school aged]
TIME: Mon - Sat 8.00am to 3.00pm, Sun 10.00am to 2.00pm
87 Alfred St
P 07 4654 3349
CHARLEVILLE SCENIC FLIGHTS & OUTBACK AIR TOUR PACKAGES
There is nothing like seeing the beautiful landscapes of the Outback through the eyes of a bird. On a Charleville Scenic Flight you will see the vast outback plains, river systems and the amazing blues, greens, yellows and ochre of the landscape. Visit www.swas.net.au for extended tour details.
PRICE: $80pp [Min. 2 req.] Single bookings at the cost of 2 [$160].
Extended flight POA TIME Year round by appointment
Flight Deck Café [Airport, Qantas Dr.]
P 07 4654 3033
SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION TOUR
Imagine going to school in a 420,000sq km classroom and you only got to see your classmates face to face a handful of times each year. This is everyday life for the children in the outback. This tour will show you firsthand how children on remote properties receive their education originally via two way radio and today via the internet and web conferencing.
PRICE: $2pp OPEN Monday to Friday 10.00am [Closed w’ends & QLD School holidays – refer to holidays section of this guide pg53 for dates]
P 07 4656 8999
THURLBY STATION TOUR
April to October only.
Learn of the unique grazing and water management practices of this semiarid Mulga Country. Find out what life is like for people living on the land in Outback Queensland.
PRICE: $50pp [includes morning tea] OPEN Wed & Sat 9.00am [dur 3hrs]
Tour is subject to weather. Group bookings by appointment.
818 Adavale Rd [Evening Star Tourist Park – 8km from Charleville]
P 07 4654 2430
4WD MOTEL ACCOMMODATED
TAG A LONG TOUR
7 night/7 Day Fully Inclusive Motel Accommodated Tour Package.
BIRDSVILLE, INNAMINCKA & CORNER COUNTRY
Let Graham & Deb show you some great parts of the outback where they have guided tours for many years. The driving is not extreme and they will be there to help you along the way. Visit the website for details. Tours cater for non-smokers only. Tour starts in Charleville and free caravan parking is available whilst you’re away on tour.
PRICE: $2470pp twin share
DATES: 1st May, 19th May, 15th June, 11th July, 17th Sept
P 0428 545 954
www.travelwest.com.au [for itinerary]
TOUR PACKAGES AND ITINERARIES
The Charleville Visitor Information Centre are here to help. Contact our friendly staff on a variety of packages or suggested itineraries that are available. We can even tailor one to suit you.
Charleville Visitor Information Centre
1 Milky Way [within the Cosmos Centre]
P 07 4654 3057