Jundah

Old police station, Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Jundah is at the centre of the Channel Country and its name comes from the Aboriginal word for women. Gazetted as a town in 1880, for 20 years the area was important for opal mining, but lack of water caused the mines to close. The waterholes and channels of the Thomson River are filled with yabbies and fish, including yellow-belly and bream. The spectacular rock holes, red sand dunes and beauty of Welford National Park are the natural attractions of this outback town.

Visitor Information

Dickson St; (07) 4658 6930

www.outbackholidays.tq.com.au

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In Town

Museum: documents area's early pioneer heritage; Perkins St.

Post Office: beautiful shopfront mural; Dickson St.

Nearby

Welford National Park This park protects mulga lands, Channel Country and Mitchell grass downs – 3 types of natural vegetation in Queensland. See the rare earth homestead (1882) that is now listed by the National Trust (not open to the public) or go wildlife-watching to see pelicans and whistling kites at the many waterholes of the Barcoo River. There are 2 self-guide drives that start at the campground: one through the mulga vegetation to the scenic Sawyers Creek; the other a desert drive past the impressive red sand dunes. 4WD is recommended. Roads are impassable in wet weather; call 000 or Jundah police station on (07) 4658 6120 in emergency. (07) 4652 7333; 20 km S.

Stonehenge: named not for the ancient English rock formation, but for the old stone hut built for visiting bullock teams. Nearby on the Thomson River are brolgas and wild budgerigars; 68 km NE.

Windorah: holds the International Yabby Race in Sept; 95 km S.

Campsites around town

Jundah Caravan Park

You’ll find this caravan park on Miles St in Jundah, near the town park and swimming pool. There are on site laundry facilities; a dump point is availble 800 m away on Longreach Rd. Jundah is part of Barcoo Shire,... Find out more


Thomson River camping area (bush camping) 23 km

This site for self-sufficient campers is beside the Thomson River, west of Jundah on Thomson Developmental Rd.... Find out more


Little Boomerang Waterhole camping area 39 km

On the banks of the Barcoo River, this is a remote campground for experienced, self-sufficient campers. To get here, turn west off the Jundah–Quilpie Rd; the campground is about 10 km from the turn-off.... Find out more


Cooper Creek camping area (bush camping) 45 km

Bush camping for self-sufficient campers is offered 6 km east of the Thomson Developmental Rd, north-east of Windorah in Barcoo Shire. The shire’s primary river systems are the Thomson and Barcoo, which join above... Find out more


Trafalgar Campground 52 km

Four-wheel drives are recommended to access this campground for self-sufficient campers. From Jundah, follow the Jundah–Quilpie Rd for about 30 km to the park’s northern boundary. Travel a further 47 km for... Find out more


Stonehenge Caravan Park 57 km

This caravan park is on the corner of Salisbury and Stratford sts in Stonehenge, part of Barcoo Shire, a remote council in central western Qld. Bring your own firewood.... Find out more


Windorah Caravan Park 77 km

There are laundry facilities at this caravan park on Diamantina Developmental Rd (Maryborough St) in Windorah, part of Barcoo Shire. There is a dump point 800 m away. The primary river systems here are the Thomson and... Find out more


Broadwater Waterhole camping area (bush camping) 86 km

Camping for self-sufficient campers is permitted at Broadwater Waterhole, 2 km north of the access road. There are no walking tracks, but the waterhole is a great spot for watching wildlife such as birds and turtles.... Find out more


What's on around town

Race Carnival: Oct.

Wooly Caulfield Cup: sheep races; Oct.

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