Whether you seek an extraordinary adventure through little trammelled parks, an immersive cultural experience, an indulgent food and wine extravaganza, an action-packed Outback event or a relaxing sojourn where you can reconnect with yourself, your partner, your family or the world around you, there’s something for every kind of traveller in the St George Region.
In no particular order, here are our Top 23 things to do in the St George Region in 2023.
- Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Balonne River aboard the Balonne Baroo Andoo with Sandytown River Cruises in St George.
- Follow in the footsteps of our First Nations people on a Bollon Cultural Walk. Throw a boomerang, discover bush medicine and taste gourmet bush tucker.
- Touch a piece of history at Mungindi’s One Ton Post, an extraordinary monument erected by JB Cameron in 1881, forming the Queensland–New South Wales border.
- Capture the colours of the award-winning Thallon GrainCorp Silos, painted by Joel Fergie and Travis Vinson, aka The Zookeeper and Drapl.
- Take your tastebuds on a journey with delectable treats like Pryanick (traditional Russian honey bread), Turkish delight and baklava at Dirranbandi Bakery.
- View Australian realist painter John Murray’s artwork at the Hebel Hotel. If the walls could talk, they’d tell tales of the Ned Kelly gang, who are said to have frequented the pub.
- Tackle a ‘road train’ burger – a whopping five-kilogram burger, big enough to feed you and 10 of your mates – at the Nindigully Pub, which claims to be the longest continually licensed pub in Queensland.
- Find out the real story behind the development of cotton on a Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour in St George.
- Camp under a billion stars and experience untouched nature at Thrushton or Culgoa Floodplain National Park.
- Take a selfie of William the Wombat – a giant statue commemorating Thallon’s special connection to the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.
- Sip wine in Queensland’s most western winery – at Riversands Wines in St George.
- Get sculptural following the 2.5km Mungindi Sculpture Trail which features sculptures by award-winning local artist Tony ‘Nicko’ McMillan and uniquely crosses the Queensland/New South Wales border in two spots.
- Take a town tour aboard the St George Bakery’s classic 1917 T-Model Ford Bakery truck.
- Revel in our region’s silver screen past with the iconic Boomerangs at Nindigully which featured in Hugh Jackman’s first-ever full-length film, Paperback Hero.
- Explore Dirranbandi’s Rail and River Precinct, which was the destination of the last mail train to operate in Australia.
- Marvel at the wonders of The Unique Egg in St George where you will find emu eggs transformed into genuinely impressive hand-carved pieces of illuminated art!
- Quench your thirst at one of the region’s many welcoming watering holes dotted along the St George Region Pub Trail.
- Learn about the rural history of our towns’. The Hebel Historical Circle, Bollon Heritage Centre, St George Heritage Trail and Thallon History Trails are great places to start your history lesson.
- Stay the night. Whether you want a rustic camp by the river or a modern, full-amenities motel in the centre of town, you are guaranteed to find accommodation to suit your travel style and budget.
- Explore our waterways. From gliding down Wallam Creek on a kayak to zipping along the mighty Balonne on a jet ski to dropping a line in the Moonie River – there are plenty of ways you can make a splash.
- Experience an event of the Outback kind. Whether your tastes lean towards music, culture and arts, a family-friendly local show, a food and wine extravaganza or an all-action campdraft, car rally or other great sporting event – we’ve got you covered!
- Savour our flavours. From freshly brewed coffee and sweet-smelling treats to good-old fashioned pub grub and award-winning fine dining there are a huge variety of food and drink options.
- Stroll the streets of our towns and browse through the local shops where you’ll find a plethora of goodies to stock up on from unique hand-made gifts and designer duds to homewares and electrical and everything in between.
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