This Charleville visitors information guide is designed to help you get the most out of your visit to Charleville and the other towns in the Murweh Shire.
The Murweh shire is an outback area in South West Queensland with Charleville, Morven and Augathella being the three main towns in the region. It is a rich pastoral area.
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Charleville is the largest town in South West Queensland and is a service centre for a vast area of the outback.
Looking for Charleville accommodation…
If you are looking for places to stay in and around Charleville, there are a good number of motels and caravan parks to choose from. Charleville motel accommodation is renowned for the friendliness and outback style of the hosts with comfortable rooms and great food. The caravan parks are many and varied with an option to suit all travelers.
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Looking for places to Eat, Drink and Play…
There’s a lot to offer in Charleville and you really need to try some of the great local cuisine.
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Charleville has a population of around 3300, with origins dating back to 1847. For an experience you will never forget, visit Charleville and experience the great Aussie outback at its best, in a town rich with history.
Charleville played a significant part in Australia’s early pioneering and has a history of innovation and inventive spirit. Cobb and Co had their largest and longest running coach making factory in Charleville.
The Charleville Vortex Gun
In 1902 Queensland was in the grip of a terrible drought so six vertical Vortex Guns were built and placed strategically throughout Charleville. These large guns were fired into the atmosphere in the hope the blast would change the atmospheric pressure and produce rain. Today two guns are on display in the Graham Andrews Parklands for all to enjoy.
All of this and so much more is what you can expect to see and experience when you choose Charleville as your outback holiday destination
As an outback town Charleville visitors will experience a semi-arid climate with temperatures similar to those of a desert.
In summer we have dry, hot days with little or no humidity and warm nights. Average temperatures range from 20 to 38 degrees Celsius and can exceed 40 degrees.
In winter we have mild and sunny days with frosty nights. Winter temperatures range from 4 to 22 degrees Celsius.
The mild winters are an ideal time to visit our region and experience the crisp nights and clear skies.
Which brings us to the Charleville Cosmos Centre
Experience the awesome beauty of the magical night sky in the new multimillion dollar Cosmos Centre with 3 telescopes to view the night sky in all its glory. You have never experienced the night sky like this.
And you can also stand up and join the fight to help save Queensland’s rarest and most endangered species, the bilby.
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