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Mungallala

Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the Warrego Highway crosses the Mungallala Creek

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Mungallala

Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the Warrego Highway crosses the Mungallala Creek. Mungallala originated as a railway town and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch and experience the workings of an outback town.

The Cypress Sawmill, the town’s major attraction, was unfortunately gutted by fire in February 2007 and the future of this attraction is in question.

Ooline Trees

On the road between Mitchell and Mungallala, the Warrego Highway crosses hills which are wooded by a specimen of a rare tree commonly known as Ooline (Cadelia Pentastylis). It is said to be a remnant of rainforests of a previous age.

Cobb and Co

For the self-sufficient traveller there is a rest area provided on the western side of town. This is the approximate site where the Cobb and Co. coach horses were changed on the journey to and from Charleville before the coming of the railway in 1885.

At its peak, Cobb & Co operated along a network of tracks that extended further than those of any other coach system in the world. Cobb & Co created a web of tracks from Normanton on the Gulf of Carpentaria and Port Douglas on the Coral Sea down to the furthest reaches of Victoria and South Australia – in all, a continuous line of 2000 miles (3200km) of track over eastern Australia from south to north, with a total of 7000 miles (11,200km) of regular routes.

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