Population 340

Aramac is a small service town west of the Great Dividing Range. The town was named by explorer William Landsborough; the name is an acronym for the name of Queensland premier Sir Robert Ramsay Mackenzie (RRMac). The town's sole water supply is from two bores that tap into the Great Artesian Basin.

Visitor Information

Post office, 22 Gordon St; (07) 4651 3147

Nearby national parks

  • Idalia National Park

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  • Carnarvon National Park

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Nearby towns

  • Barcaldine

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  • Muttaburra

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  • Longreach

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In Town

Harry Redford Interpretive Centre: photographic exhibition of cattle drives, also local arts and crafts; Gordon St.

White Bull replica: commemorating Captain Starlight's arrest for cattle-stealing; Gordon St.

Tramway Museum: with old rail motor and historical exhibits; McWhannell St.


Lake Dunn This freshwater lake and its surrounds have greatest appeal to birdwatchers. It is also popular for swimming and fishing. Follow signs to 'The Lake'; 68 km NE.Forest Den National Park This remote park is an important wildlife sanctuary due to its semi-permanent waterholes. Have a picnic next to Torrens Creek and go birdwatching at dusk. 4WD recommended. Torrens Creek Rd; (07) 4652 7333; 110 km N.

Gray Rock: large sandstone rock engraved with the names of hundreds of Cobb & Co. travellers. This was once the site of a hotel – a nearby cave was used as the hotel's cellar; 35 km E.

Lake Galilee: 15 000 ha saltwater lake with large waterfowl population; some of access road unsealed; 100 km NE.

Campsites around town

Aramac Caravan Park

This campground is next to the Aramac Showgrounds on Booker St in Aramac. There are some powered sites and laundry facilities are available. Aramac is part of the Barcaldine Regional Council, 440 km west of Rockhampton,... Find out more

The Lake Campground 59 km

Camp on the shores of freshwater Lake Dunn, 68 kilometres north-east of Aramac. Traditional owners call it Pajingo Bola (Big Fella Waterhole), but this is desert country so you might find it too shallow for swimming or... Find out more

Barcaldine Tourist Park 66 km

About 1.5 km from the centre of town on Box St (Matilda Hwy), this tourist park with drive-through grassy sites has an excellent range of facilities including wireless internet, and free use of the washing machines and... Find out more

Muttaburra Caravan Park 83 km

Muttaburra Caravan Park is on Bridge St in Muttaburra, about 85 km north-west of Aramac. Muttaburra is part of the Barcaldine Regional Council, one of the largest cattle-producing regions in central western Qld.... Find out more

Four Mile Waterhole camping area 91 km

Campers must be totally self-sufficient to use this site near the banks of Torrens Creek; there are no facilities. Take the Corinda turn-off from Torrens Creek Rd; travel for 5 km to the park entrance, plus a further 5... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Barcaldine Tourist Park 66 km

A newer park on the southern outskirts of town, this park is easily accessible from the Matilda Highway. It has good facilities and offers free billy tea and damper in the tourist season. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Barcaldine East rest area 65 km

85km W of Jericho (R) or 2km E of Barcaldine (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Tara rest area 68 km

29km W of Barcaldine (R) or 51km E of Ilfracombe (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

Lloyd Jones Weir camping area 76 km

T/O 102km N of Blackall (L) or 5km S of Barcaldine (R)

Secluded area among trees on the banks of the Alice River. Located 9km (partly unsealed) west of the highway via Isisford Rd.

Dartmouth rest area 84 km

63km W of Barcaldine (R) or 17km E of Ilfracombe (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

Alice River Rest Area 87 km

34 km W of Jericho (L) or 53 km E of Barcaldine (R)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees at the site of a memorial. Good shade.

Newstead Creek rest area 92 km

74km W of Barcaldine (R) or 6km E of Ilfracombe (L)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub.

Clover Hills rest area 92 km

78km N of Blackall (R) or 29km S of Barcaldine (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

Ilfracombe park area 95 km

At Ilfracombe

Adjacent to the highway at the historical vehicle display.

What's on around town

Harry Redford Cattle Drive: May–June.

Ballyneety Rodeo: Sept.

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