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With a panorama of giant red sandhills, Windorah is located in the heart of the Channel Country, beside Cooper’s Creek. It doesn’t get much more ‘outback’ than here, with its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites.

Windorah’s history is linked with Isisford for it was the Whitman brothers who established both towns. Originally known as Stony Point, its current name is the Aboriginal word for ‘place of large fish’. This relates to Cooper’s Creek, which is formed by the junction of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers just south of Jundah. This is a top fishing spot, ideal for birdwatching and enjoying watersports with a waterhole about 19 kilometres in length and up to 10 metres deep. Fish to be caught include yellowbelly, freshwater catfish and bream, as well as yabbies. After flooding, the area becomes a breeding habitat for waterbirds.

A scenic twelve kilometre nature drive from town to Cooper’s Creek gives a view of the area with all its diversity. Magnificent red sandhills are situated just to the west of town.

Windorah’s main industry is cattle grazing, due to the abundance of Mitchell Grass and other herbage that is available especially after floods.

Activites and Experiences at Windorah

  • Off Road Driving The scenic 12 kilometre drive from town to Cooper’s Creek gives a view of the area with all its diversity.
  • Birdwatching Cooper’s Creek provides a habitat for flocks of waterbirds.
  • Camping
  • Flora
  • Fossicking Opals are found in the region.
  • Sightseeing
  • Animal Viewing
  • Accommodation
  • Airport MacAir Airlines.
  • Banking Facilities Commonwealth Bank agency at the post office.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel Petrol and diesel – last fuel before Birdsville.
  • Medical Facilities Windorah Primary Health Care.
  • National Park Welford National Park.
  • Police
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket General store.
  • Visitor Centres Windorah Visitor Information Centre.
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Environmental
  • Fishing Yellowbelly, freshwater catfish and bream can be caught in Cooper’s Creek.
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park Welford National Park.
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

Nearest Airport: Windorah

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