Miles

Dogwood Crossing, Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Population 1164

Miles is in the Western Downs. Ludwig Leichhardt passed through this district on three expeditions and named the place Dogwood Crossing. The town was later renamed Miles in honour of a local member of parliament. After spring rains, this pocket of the Darling Downs is ablaze with wildflowers.

Visitor Information

141 Murilla St; (07) 4627 2330

Nearby national parks

  • Bunya Mountains National Park

    The Bunya Mountains hosted important gatherings for the Waka Waka tribe and up until the late 1800s local and neighbouring Aboriginal groups...more

  • Isla Gorge National Park

    Isla Gorge National Park, in Queensland’s Central Highlands, lies at the southern end of the Dawson Range and features rugged...more

  • Crows Nest National Park

    Crows Nest National Park, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range west of Brisbane, features the picturesque Crows Nest Falls with its...more

Nearby towns

  • Chinchilla

    Chinchilla is a prosperous town in the western Darling Downs. Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt named the area in 1844 after the local Aboriginal...more

  • Taroom

    Taroom is on the banks of the Dawson River in the Capricorn region. Since settlers took up land in 1845, cattle raising has been the main...more

  • Dalby

    Sitting at the crossroads of the Warrego, Moonie, Condamine and Bunya highways, Dalby is conveniently linked to all of Australia's capital...more

In Town

Dogwood Crossing, Miles This modern cultural centre combines history and art in an innovative space. The excellent Wall of Water displays imagery and stories of the local people – a novel way of discovering the personal history of Miles. The art gallery has changing exhibitions from local and regional artists. There is an IT centre and library also on-site. Murilla St.

Historical Village: a pioneer settlement with all types of early buildings, a war museum, shell display and lapidary exhibition; Murilla St.

Wildflower excursions: some of the most beautiful wildflowers in Australia; details from visitor centre.

Nearby

Condamine: small town known for inventing the Condamine Bell, a bullfrog bell that, hung around bullocks, can be heard up to 4 km away. A replica and history display are in Bell Park. There is excellent fishing on the Condamine River, and the town holds a famous rodeo in Oct; 33 km S.

The Gums: tiny settlement with historic church and nature reserve; 79 km S.

Glenmorgan: the Myall Park Botanical Gardens; 134 km SW.

Campsites around town

Grays Reserve camping area (bush camping) 36 km

This small site has no facilities and suits self-sufficient campers only. From Chinchilla, travel 16 km south along Chinchilla–Tara Rd. After a large dip in the road, travel 200 m and turn right onto the bush... Find out more


Caliguel Lagoon camping area 41 km

Very popular with waterskiers, this site is 7 km south of Condamine and 33 km south of Miles. Bring your own firewood and water (or boil/treat the tank water provided) to the camping area, reached from... Find out more


Chinchilla Weir camping area 42 km

Catch some perch, catfish or Murray cod in the Condamine River near this campsite, where a maximum 2-night stay applies. There is a boat ramp on site but fishing is not permitted within 200 m of the weir wall.... Find out more


Dogwood Creek camping area 42 km

This old sawmill site is now a clearing for campers, but offers no facilities. It is reached from Barakula State Forest Rd off Auburn Rd. Go past the Department of Primary Industries area and look for the forestry camp... Find out more


Archers Crossing camping area 52 km

A great spot for fishing, Archers Crossing has a boat ramp on the southern side of the Condamine River. Suitable for self-sufficient campers, the only facilities are the shelter shed, tables and BBQs. The site is 24 km... Find out more


Old Yuleba Town camping area 72 km

Suitable for self-sufficient stopover camping, there are no facilities at this site 13 km east of Yuleba. From the Warrego Hwy, go south onto Forestry Rd, then right onto Mongool Rd and right again after the fourth grid.... Find out more


Judd’s Lagoon camping area 79 km

Great for fishing, this quiet and tidy campsite is on Mongool Rd, 5 km south-east of Yuleba. There are few facilities on site, so bring drinking water and firewood. Yuleba is on the Warrego Hwy, 60 km east of Roma and 80... Find out more


Pialaway Reserve camping area 81 km

This no-frills site is 85 km north of Surat. From the Surat–Condamine Rd, head along the Warkan Rd for 18 km. Surat is on the Carnarvon Hwy, 78 km south of Roma and 116 km north of St George.... Find out more


Bingi Crossing camping area (bush camping) 90 km

This site, suitable for self-sufficient campers (bring drinking water), is 45 km east of the town of Surat. Take the Surat–Tara Rd from the Carnarvon Hwy. Surat is 78 km south of Roma and 116 km north of St George.... Find out more


Jandowae Accommodation Park 93 km

You’ll find a good range of facilities at this park, 50 km north of Dalby, but bring your own firewood. There’s a swimming pool, camp kitchen, laundry facilities, kiosk and the option of self-contained... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Possum Park Caravan and Camping Park 20 km

We always enjoy staying at this unusual caravan park; once a World War II munitions dump, the underground bunkers have been converted to cabins. Owner-operated, it is a great park set in a quiet location alongside the... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Miles park area

At Miles

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Dogwood Creek rest area 1 km

1km W of Miles (R) or 138km E of Roma (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Drillham rest area 21 km

At Drillham

Just off the highway among a few trees on the banks of a river.


Condamine rest area 30 km

At Condamine

Adjacent to the highway at the Condamine Bell.


Caliguel Lagoon camping area 37 km

T/O 91km N of Moonie (L) or 3km S of Condamine (R)

Among trees at the lagoon 4km west of the highway via Meandarra Rd.


Chinchilla Weir camping area 42 km

T/O at Chinchilla

Large camping area on the banks of the Condamine River located 8km south of town via Tara Rd. Some powered sites available.  


Archers Crossing camping area 51 km

T/O 72km W of Dalby (L) or 10km E of Chinchilla (R)

Very secluded camping area located 15km south of the highway via Hopelands and Hopelands School rds, and Archers Crossing Rd (unsealed). Camping restricted to one night only.


Wandoan rest area 64 km

At Wandoan

Just off the highway. On the south side of town.


Barneys rest area 73 km

72km W of Miles (R) or 67km E of Roma (L)

Just off the highway among the trees behind the truck bay.


Warra rest area 79 km

At Warra

Just off the highway under shady trees at the old railway display in the middle of town.        


Yuleba Creek rest area 80 km

79km W of Miles (R) or 60km E of Roma (L)

Just off the highway among a few large trees on the banks of the creek.


Wallumbilla park area 100 km

At Wallumbilla

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


What's on around town

St Luke's market: Dawson St; 2nd Sat each month.

Show: May.

Back to the Bush: includes the Wildflower Festival; Sept.

Beef, Bells and Bottle Tree Festival: massive month-long celebration including country music bash, bush poetry and fishing competition; even-numbered years, Sept.

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