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Flinders Area

Flinders Shire has many attractions to offer with four National Parks, Gemfields, mountainous volcanic basalt country and sweeping black soil plains and rich fossil and dinosaur areas. One of the most famous of these attractions is Porcupine Gorge National Park. Porcupine Gorge offers camping, birdwatching, swimming, splendid photographic opportunities and a diverse range of flora and fauna living amongst the brilliantly coloured volcanic basalt countryside and sandstone rocks. Campers should take their own water. Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve is also a beautiful natural spot for fishing, camping, bushwalking and swimming.

Hughenden is the major centre of the Flinders Shire, the other centres being Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford. Hughenden is situated on the banks of Queensland’s longest river, the Flinders. The annual rainfall predominantly falls between December and March, although some variation has been experienced over the last couple of years with rains falling as early as October. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin and relies on sub-artesian bores for its water supply.

The Flinders Shire is predominantly a grazing area. The basalt red and black volcanic soil country north of the Flinders River consists of cattle properties, with the black soil downs country of Hughenden proving suitable grazing land for sheep.

Activites and Experiences at Flinders Area

  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Flora
  • Fossicking For fossils and gemstones.
  • Gold prospecting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop Greyhound Australia.
  • Convention Centre
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Adventure
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Rail
  • Sport
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

Nearest Airport: Hughenden Airport

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