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Texas is a picturesque town nestled along the banks of the Dumaresq River in southern Queensland on the state border. Texas was named over a land claim in the 1850’s which bore many similarities to one happening in Republic of Texas and Mexico in the United States at the same time. The original town was established on the river flats in 1875 but was relocated after the disastrous floods of 1890 and 1921. Remnants of the original historic township still exist for visitors to see.

Texas is located on the Bruxner Highway between Goondiwindi and Tenterfield and links north south into the Fossickers Way via Inverell or Warialda as an alternative route to Sydney.

The picturesque Dumaresq River is one of the star attractions of the region, it winds through gentle hills and rocks crossed by the historic weirs of Bonshaw, Cunningham and Glenarbon. The fertile river flats are dotted with old tobacco barn relics from a colourful past where grape vines now flourish alongside orchards, vegetables, peanuts and a myriad of other agricultural crops.

These beautiful water and wilderness areas of Texas invite canoeing, fishing, hiking, four wheel driving activities and picnicking.

The fishing is outstanding in the region with anglers having the choice of many peaceful fishing spots along the Dumaresq River or at the spectacular Glenlyon Dam.

For those less active there are the wineries to visit, camping areas, farm stays, craft shops, the Texas museum, or just relaxing by the river.

There is an avid interest in sport in Texas resulting in a number of sporting groups and facilities which visitors are welcome to participate in such as Scouts and golf, race, bowls, football, fishing, Lions, tennis, cricket, gun and swimming clubs.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 320 kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Texas

  • Off Road Driving
  • Trail bike riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Driving
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Flora
  • Golfing
  • Horseriding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Accommodation
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Southern Downs Tourism

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