Texas

Population 1159

Texas lies alongside the Dumaresq River (pronounced Du-meric) and the Queensland–New South Wales border. Its name comes from the similarity between an 1850s land dispute in the area to a dispute between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. The town was originally on the river flat, 2 kilometres from its current position. Severe floods forced the move. Remains of the original town can be seen on the river off Schwenke Street.

Visitor Information

Newsagency, 19 High St; (07) 4653 1384

www.texasqld4385.com.au

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Stanthorpe

    Stanthorpe is the main town in the Granite Belt and mountain ranges along the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The town came...more

  • Tenterfield

    Tenterfield is a town of four seasons with many deciduous trees making it particularly spectacular in autumn. It is perhaps best known from...more

  • Goondiwindi

    Goondiwindi is situated beside the picturesque MacIntyre River in the western Darling Downs. Explored by Allan Cunningham in 1827 and...more

In Town

Heritage Centre and Tobacco Museum: located in the old police building (1893), with memorabilia that shows 100 years of the tobacco industry, as well as horse-drawn vehicles, mini shearing shed and the gaol; open Sat or by appt; Fleming St; (07) 4653 1410.

Art Gallery: local and touring art exhibitions; open Tues–Sat; High St.

Riverside Freezing and Rabbit Works: interpretive display on the rabbit skins factory and Aboriginal artefacts; open by appt; Mingoola Rd; (07) 4653 1453.

Nearby

Beacon Lookout: regional views; 3 km SE on Stanthorpe Rd.

Cunningham Weir: site where Allan Cunningham crossed the Dumaresq River in 1827; 31 km W off Texas–Yelarbon Rd.

Glenlyon Dam: excellent fishing spot; 45 km SE.

Inglewood: Texas's twin town at the centre of Australia's olive industry. Visit Inglewood Heritage Centre for local memorabilia (open 2nd and last Sat each month or by appt). Tour the local olive groves and follow the scenic drives in area; brochure available; 55 km N.

Coolmunda Reservoir: picnics, boating and fishing; 75 km NE via Inglewood.

Dumaresq River: winding river popular for canoeing and fishing, and hiking through wilderness areas along its banks.

Campsites around town

Bonshaw Weir camping area 18 km

Tall eucalypts, mirror-still water and big, brazen blue skies are on offer at this camping site, up on the Qld–NSW border west of Tenterfield and 45 km north-east of Ashford. It’s on Bonshaw Rd, off Bruxner... Find out more


Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park 32 km

A popular destination for watersports, Glenlyon Dam is also a top spot for fishing for perch, eel-tailed catfish and Murray cod. The tourist park has laundry facilities, a kiosk, boat hire and fuel. Follow the signs off... Find out more


Lemon Tree Flat camping area 37 km

To reach the camping area, follow Wallangra Rd north from Ashford and turn onto Limestone Rd. Parts of the road are unsealed, so if it’s been raining check with the parks office for road conditions. You can set up... Find out more


The Broadwater camping area 41 km

These grassy sites on the banks of the Severn River are on Permanents Rd, signposted from Glenlyon Dam Rd. Visitors with caravans longer than 4 m are recommended not to attempt entering the site due to narrow sections of... Find out more


Bush camping areas (walk-in camping) 46 km

Bush campsites throughout the park are for experienced and self-sufficient walkers only. Campers should discuss their planned itinerary with the park ranger and check conditions before setting out. Open fires are... Find out more


Burrows Waterhole camping area 47 km

This site has a maximum capacity of 60 people, with a maximum group size of 6. It is reached from the park’s eastern boundary, 18 km from the park entrance gate and signposted along the Sundown National Park access... Find out more


Lake Coolmunda Caravan Park 49 km

Waterskiing and fishing for silver perch, cod and catfish are popular pursuits on Coolmunda Dam, on the dam access road 13 km east of Inglewood. The caravan park has drive-through campsites, 8 cabins and an excellent... Find out more


Bengalla Reserve camping area (bush camping) 55 km

This area is about 34 km from Goondiwindi, with good river access for dropping in a line. You need to bring firewood and water. From the Goondiwindi post office, travel east on Marshall St to the large roundabout. Take... Find out more


Pindari Dam camping area 60 km

Pindari Dam is 22 km east of Ashford on the Severn River, accessed via Pindari Dam Rd. The small camping area is perched just above the dam with lovely water views. It offers easy access to aquatic activities such as... Find out more


Blatherarm Creek camping area 69 km

From Deepwater, north of Glen Innes on the New England Hwy, turn west onto the Stannum Rd and follow the signs to the conservation area. The campground is via Blatherarm Rd off Silent Grove Rd. It’s not far from... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Country Style Tourist Accommodation Park 72 km

Adjacent to the highway, this park is 9 km south of Stanthorpe. The spacious, wellcared- for establishment is an ideal base from which to explore the region’s vineyards and national parks. Bookings are recommended... Find out more


Girraween National Park 75 km

Girraween National Park has camping areas that provide space for caravans and motorhomes. The camping area is 10 km from the New England Highway along a sealed road. There is a minimal amount of unsealed road within the... Find out more


Top of the Town Caravan Park 80 km

This good quality park is ideally located in town for a short stay or a longer period to explore the granite belt region. Facilities include a pool and barbecues. Bookings are recommended during the fruit-picking season... Find out more


Big4 Goondiwindi Holiday Park 90 km

The park is located in a quiet part of town and has good facilities. There are some nice grassy areas with easy drive-through access.... Find out more


Glendon Caravan and Camping Grounds 91 km

This park is 38 km north-west of Warwick and 2 km south of the Cunningham Highway along a good unsealed road. Situated on a 1600-acre property, the well-shaded, quiet camping area boasts modern amenities, a shop, a golf... Find out more


Goondiwindi Top Tourist Park 93 km

This park has shown great improvement and we are happy to now include it as an Authors’ choice. Located 3 km north of town and best accessed from the Leichhardt Highway, it is well laid out and ideal for an... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Bluff Rock rest area 88 km

80km N of Glen Innes (R) or 12km S of Tenterfield (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


North Star rest area 91 km

85km N of Moree (R) or 29km S of Boggabilla (L)

Well off the highway among a few trees.


Dumboy Creek rest area 94 km

25km SE of Warialda (R) or 36km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Koorligur rest area 95 km

3km E of Warialda (R) or 58km W of Inverell (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.


Cunninghams rest area 97 km

78km E of Moree (L) or 2km W of Warialda (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Bells rest area 100 km

46km SE of Warialda (R) or 15km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


What's on around town

Torture on the Border - Texas Triathalon: Mar.

Show: July.

Country Music Roundup: Sept.

Horseracing: Dec.

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