Outback Towns

Cunnamulla

Perched on the banks of the Warrego River, 800km West of Brisbane, Cunnamulla is home to about 1500 and is headquarters of Paroo Shire. Interestingly, the shire covers over 47000 sq. km, yet supports only four towns, Cunnamulla, Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah.

About Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla – Home of ‘The Cunnamulla Fella’

A large bronze sculpture of the ‘Cunnamulla Fella’ takes pride of place outside the civic centre in Cunnamulla.

It was Stan Coster and Slim Dusty who invented the ‘Cunnamulla Fella’ – he’s a legend in a song they co-wrote, and they made him famous as they performed the song all around the country. You can attend the Cunnamulla Fella Festival in November.

Cunnamulla, population 1500, is the southern gateway to the Matilda Highway in south west Queensland, on the way to Eulo and the Yowah Opal Fields and then on to Thargomindah and Innamincka.

Cunnamulla Attractions

  • Follow the Paroo Pioneer Pathways through Cunnamulla, Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah. This series of heritage trails runs through the Shire linking the history and development of the towns. The locals you meet along the way will tell you stories about their families and probably a few about other families too.
  • The Paroo Pioneer Pathways also include nature walks along the rivers and around the opal mines.
  • Currawinya National Park is a bird- lovers paradise.

Cunnamulla Activities

For a small town, Cunnamulla has many activities, including many race days, the Cunnamulla Outback Masters Games, Wyandra Rodeo, the Cooper Creek to Cunnamulla Bike Ride, Wyandra Polocrosse, Clay Target Shooting, Cunnamulla Sheep Show, Paroo Pony club reunion, Yowah Craft Day, Yowah Opal Festival, Polocrosse, the PBR Australia Bull Ride and of course the Cunnamulla Fella Festival.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs