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Duaringa

Duaringa is located 107 kilometres west of Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway. The small town is the essence of a small rural community.

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Duaringa - The essence of a small rural community.

Duaringa is located 107 kilometres west of Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway
and is the oldest township in Duaringa Shire and home of the Council Chambers.
Buildings date back to the 1860’s and a corner of the local hotel has been preserved to show how pioneers lived.

The Duaringa Tourist Information Centre can easily be identified from the Capricorn Highway by its huge mural; painted by local artists, depicting the meeting of the Nogoa and Fitzroy rivers.

The Mackenzie Park has a man-made waterfall and is also home to the rare endemic “Duaringa Stringy Bark”, known to the Aborigines’ as ‘budgeroo’. These trees were of great cultural significance to the early indigenous community, who used its bark to make rope, baskets and building material.

Next to Mackenzie Park is a historic cemetery with many graves and headstones dating back to the 1800’s.

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