Outback Towns

Windorah

As I look around at a panorama of giant red sandhills, I get the feeling it doesn't get much more 'outback' than this. With its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites, Windorah offers a welcome and interesting stop off for visitors and travellers alike.

About Windorah

Windorah was established in the 1880's by the Whitman brothers and is named after the Aboriginal word meaning 'Big Fish' or 'place of large fish'.  This relates to Cooper's Creek, which is formed by the junction of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers just south of Jundah.

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Windorah is known as "the heart of the Channel Country" in the south west region of Queensland and is one of only three towns in the Barcoo Shire.

With a population of about 80 people, Windorah’s main industry is sheep and cattle grazing.  This is due largely to the abundance of Mitchell Grass and other herbage that is available, especially after floods.

Featuring a waterhole about 19 kilometres in length and up to 10 metres deep, Windorah is also a top fishing spot and ideal for birdwatching and water sports.

As I look around at a panorama of giant red sandhills, I get the feeling it doesn't get much more 'outback' than this.  With its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites, Windorah offers a welcome and interesting stop off for visitors and travellers alike.

Features

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