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Springsure

Springsure is located on the Gregory Highway section of the Great Inland Way, 66 kilometres south of Emerald. Sitting in a delightful valley with spectacular
Mount Zamia and the famous Virgin Rock overlooking the town, Springsure is home to the Zamia Parklands that incorporates the Rich Park Historical Complex, the heritage listed 1868 hospital and Bauhinia Shire Art Gallery.

Old Rainworth Fort, just south of town, was built in 1862 as protection against aboriginal attack. The fort was fireproof and very nearly impregnable, being constructed of basalt blocks and corrugated iron. Take time to walk through the Cairdbeign Homestead and School, which houses relics from the period.

Day permits are available to fossick for opalesced wood and labradorite. Ask at Macs Cafe.

20 kilometres east of Springsure is the Staircase Range, named after a sandstone escarpment that has naturally formed in the shape of a staircase. See the old wagon road which was cut into the sandstone by pick and crowbar.

Activites and Experiences at Springsure

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Driving
  • Sightseeing
  • Animal Viewing
  • Accommodation
  • Caravan and Camping
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Capricorn Tourism

Nearest Airport: Emerald

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