Chudleigh Park Gem Fields

Gem quality peridot occurs on the property of Chudleigh Park, approximately 155 kilometres north of Hughenden. Gemstones were first worked in the area in the 1920s. In accordance with the Fossicking Act, the landowner of Chudleigh Park has given a ‘general permission’ for fossicking and camping to continue at the peridot locality by holders of [...]

Queensland Instameet at Mount Walker at 5.15am

Capture an Outback sunrise with your Instameet hosts @flindersdiscoverycentre. Meet at Mount Walker Lookout at 5.15 a.m. This event is part of the state-wide Queensland Instameet event which will be attempting to beat the world record for the biggest Instameet in the world on Saturday, 4 October 2014. Come along to one of the events [...]

Porcupine Gorge Challenge

The first Porcupine Gorge Challenge was held in 2001 in conjunction with the Centenary of Federation celebrations. This event was not only to challenge serious competitors but to give the opportunity for locals and adjoining communities to enjoy such a wonderful natural attraction, whilst walking the gorge with friends. Competitors travel from vast distances to [...]

Hughenden Dinosaur Festival – Pioneer Days

Get back to Hughenden for family friendly fun ! Jump on a bus and enjoy one of the tours of Hughenden’s surrounds. Other events include a Trivia Night, Mercantile Bowls, Games Night, the Famous Float Parade, and the ‘Get Back to Hughenden’ Reunion. There is so much more for you and the family to do, [...]

Flinders Discovery Centre

The Flinders Discovery Centre is located on Gray Street in Hughenden. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Flinders Discovery Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss [...]

Pyramid Track, Porcupine Gorge National Park

Covering an area of 5410 hectares, Porcupine Gorge National Park extends for more than 25 kilometres along Porcupine Creek and includes surrounding open woodland and grassland. The creek has carved an impressive canyon that reveals strata of sedimentary rocks spanning hundreds of millions of years. In the wider section of the gorge the eroding action [...]

Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park

The Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park is located half way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Overlander’s Way, situated on Winton Road. Their beautiful park offers shaded grassy camp grounds. Caravan sites with power and sullage. Available are clean, modern cabins (one and two bedroom), with ensuite air-conditioning, cooking facilities, linen, air conditioned single [...]

Basalt Byways

The Basalt Byway is a four wheel drive track winding between the landscapes north of Hughenden. This track takes you on a journey through some amazing country, featuring rolling walls of basalt, creating deep meandering valleys. Excellent lookouts show the depth and length of many of the valleys you will wind through. One lookout in [...]

Flinders Discovery Centre

This huge display area houses an amazing exhibition of fossils from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area. ‘Hughie” is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus. Come and witness the amazing light and sound show that takes you back over [...]

Historic Coolabah Tree

The Historic Coolabah Tree is situated past the causeway on the right as you head to the Hughenden Showgrounds. It is of immense historical importance as it is linked to two relief expeditions searching for the Burke and Wills Expedition. Both expeditions blazed the tree on the banks of what is now Station Creek. In [...]

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