Another historic town, Bedourie started life in the 1880s as a major watering and rest stop for drovers and cattle. Cobb and Co coaches serviced the town. Today, Bedourie is the administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire Council and has much to offer visitors.
A particular favourite is the 22 person therapeutic spa with the warm, fresh, crystal-clear water coming directly from an artesian bore. To soak up the historic atmosphere of Bedourie is a ‘must do’ experience. The Royal Hotel was first licensed in the early 1880s and has since traded continuously. The famous Bedourie Camp Oven, invented in the droving camps of a bygone era, can still be purchased in town. In contrast to all the history, the modern Simpson Desert Oasis motel, ensuite caravan park and bar offer visitors every convenience.
Just a day trip from Bedourie is the fabulous Diamantina National Park, well known for its fishing (Hunters Gorge), birds, wildlife and scenery. Overnight camping is also permitted.
In September the annual horse race meeting, in July the gymkhana, campdraft and rodeo and all the fun of camel racing draw a large number of sport loving visitors.
Permanent water in the nearby creek means numerous species of birds can be observed at Carcory Ruins. Cuttaburra Crossing is a renowned wetland area, with prolific birdlife.
Activites and Experiences at Bedourie
- Off Road Driving
- Animal Viewing
- Accommodation Simpson Desert Oasis.
- Airport MacAir Regional Airlines.
- Chemist Bedourie Clinic has limited supplies.
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Medical Facilities Bedourie Clinic.
- National Park Diamantina National Park.
- Post Office
- Sporting Facilities Bedourie Community Hall offers indoor sports.
- Supermarket Mini-mart.
- Swimming Pool Bedourie Public Swimming Pool.
- Takeaway Food
- Visitor Centres
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Caravan and Camping
- National Park Diamantina National Park was formally a pastoral holding. It was gazetted as a national park in 1992 to conserve 500,000 hectares of diverse Channel Country. The park sweeps across highly weathered sandstone ranges in the east, down to floodplains of the Diamantina River, then across to Mitchell Grass plains and dunefields.
- Soft Adventure
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
- Empty Nesters
- Gay and Lesbian
- Meetings Incentive Conventions
- Outback Queensland Tourism
Nearest Airport: Bedourie
Accommodation In Bedourie
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