Outback Towns

Augathella

'Home of the Meat Ant' - One thing about Augathella, don't be afraid to stop and ask a local, this is one of the friendliest towns in the outback.

About Augathella

'Home of the Meat Ant'

Nestled on the bank of the Warrego River, 760km west of Brisbane, Augathella holds quite a few nice surprises. The noteriety of Augathella would undoubtedly be it's claim to fame as 'Home of the Meat Ant', a large ant which can carry 100 times its own weight. Meaning 'waterhole', traditionally the town was a popular stopover for passing bullock teams resting their teams. These days there is no sign of the bullock teams, having been replaced by the constant flow of 'Grey Nomads' discovering the delights of this unassuming little town.

See the sights of Meat Ant Country

With unique metal sculptures and some locally painted murals only a couple of the towns cultural attractions, there is also an impressive range of local arts and crafts.

If walking is your thing you will also find a few scenic trails to take a stroll along. One thing about Augathella, dont be afraid to stop and ask a local, this is one of the friendliest towns in the outback.

The Mighty Meat Ants 

Although a little quiet in the last few years, the once mighty 'Augathella Meat Ants' rugby league team were a force to be reckoned with. Winning several premierships consecutively and breeding many tough and talented players - the legend of the Meat Ants lives on.

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