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Miles, the headquarters of Murilla Shire, was originally named Dogwood Crossing and was established on a track blazed by the explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt in 1884.

The Miles Historical Village is a big talking point amongst all who have travelled this way before. Here the visitor will literally step back into history when step into the many buildings within this turn-of-the-century village. There are more than 20 buildings, including a hospital, cafe, bank, post office and bakery.

The town has a shopping centre, hospital, commercial, educational and professional facilities available. Also sporting amenities include an olympic swimming pool.

Miles is the centre of a native wildflower region extending north to the Great Divide. In the heart of the Western Downs the region had diversified primary production, and successful mining of Bentonite Clay. The beautiful Balonne River highlights the beauty of Miles, particularly in September when the wildflowers blossom in abundance.

Closest major town: Toowoomba 212 kilometres approximately.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 346 kilometres approximately.

Activites and Experiences at Miles

  • Off Road Driving
  • Abseiling
  • Art and Craft making
  • Quad Bike Riding
  • Trail bike riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Flora
  • Fossicking
  • Gambling
  • Golfing
  • Horseriding
  • Animal Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports Participate
  • Sports Viewing
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop Caltex Service Station
  • Convention Centre Leichhardt Centre
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist Based at the Hospital with limited hours.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Gambling
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Nature based
  • Wildflower
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Miles (unlicensed)

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