Eulo Queen Hotel, Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Population 108

Eulo is on the banks of the Paroo River in south-west Queensland and was once a centre for opal mining. The town was originally much closer to the river but, after severe flooding, moved to where it currently stands. Eulo's population is variable as beekeepers travel from the south every winter so their bees can feed on the precious eucalypts in the area.

Visitor Information

Centenary Park, Jane St, Cunnamulla; (07) 4655 2481

Nearby national parks

  • Currawinya National Park

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  • Charleville

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In Town

Eulo Queen Hotel: owes its name to Isobel Robinson who ran the hotel and reigned over the opal fields in the early 1900s; Leo St.

Eulo Date Farm: taste the famous date wine; open Mar–Oct; western outskirts.

WW II air-raid shelter: part of Paroo Pioneer Pathways; self-guide brochure available from visitor centre.

Destructo Cockroach Monument: commemorates the death of a champion racing cockroach; near Paroo Track, where annual lizard races are held.

Eulo Queen Opal Centre: opals, Aboriginal art and jewellery on display and for purchase; Leo St.

Lizard Lounge: beautiful picnic area inspired by the frill-necked lizard; Cunnamulla Rd.

Fishing: on the Paroo River; details from visitor centre.


Currawinya National Park The lakes and waterholes of Paroo River form an important refuge for the abundant birdlife of this park. The 85 km circuit track for vehicles starts at the Ranger Station and is the best way to view the park. See the black swans and grebes at Lake Wyara or go canoeing at Lake Numulla. For an excellent outlook over the park, climb the Granites. 4WD necessary to reach the lakes. (07) 4655 4143; 60 km SW.

Mud springs: natural pressure valve to artesian basin that is currently inactive; 9 km W.

Yowah: small opal-mining town where visitors can fossick for opals or take a tour of the minefields. The 'Bluff' and 'Castles' provide excellent views over the minefields. Yowah holds a craft day in June and the Opal Festival in July, which includes an international opal-jewellery competition; 87 km NW.

Lake Bindegolly National Park: walk to the lakes to see pelicans and swans. The 9.2 km lake circuit track may flood after rain. No vehicles are allowed in the park; 100 km W.

Thargomindah: pick up a mud map at visitor centre for Burke and Wills Dig Tree site; (07) 4655 3173; 130 km W.

Noccundra Waterhole: good fishing spot on Wilson River; 260 km W.

Campsites around town

Paroo River camping area (bush camping) 66 km

Bush camping for self-sufficient campers is permitted in the park’s northern end on the Paroo River at Caiwarro waterhole, Pump Hole and Corni Paroo waterhole. The park is off Hungerford Rd, 50 km north of... Find out more

Sheep Station Creek camping area (bush camping) 92 km

Self-sufficient bush camping is permitted in the opal fields of Sheep Station Creek, about 60 km south-east of Toompine and 130 km south of Quilpie. Check road conditions before arriving, as access is dry weather only.... Find out more

Ourimperee Waterhole camping area 95 km

Behind the Currawinya Woolshed, the Ourimperee Waterhole is accessed off the Hungerford Rd, 20 km north of Hungerford. The campground, for self-sufficient campers only, is accessible by 2WD in dry weather only.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Cunnamulla Caravan Park 64 km

This is a typical country-town caravan park with good amenities, good basic facilities and a resident manager. The park is in a quiet, off-highway location and is an ideal base for exploring the area or a good choice for... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Cunnamulla park area 63 km

At Cunnamulla

Next to the Cunnamulla Fella monument on the west side of town via Jane St.

Nardoo Camp Area 91 km

36 km N of Cunnamulla (R) or 164 km S of Charleville (L)

Campground located just off the highway at the homestead. Good facilities but only limited shade.

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