Despite being a tiny outback community, Muttaburra has much to promote in its history. Famous cattle duffer Harry Redford (Captain Starlight) planned his daring robbery at nearby Bowen Downs Station in 1870. He stole 1000 head of cattle (thinking they wouldn't be missed) and drove them 2400 kilometres into South Australia. He was arrested and tried; the jury acquitted him, probably because his daring was so admired. These events were the basis for Rolf Boldrewood's novel Robbery Under Arms. More recently, a skeleton of an unknown dinosaur was found in 1963 in a creek close to the Thomson River. It was named Muttaburrasaurus. A replica can be seen in Bruford Street.
Post office, Sword St; (07) 4658 7147
Nearby national parks
Dr Arratta Memorial Museum: this museum has medical and hospital displays with original operating theatres and wards; tours by appt; (07) 4658 7287.
Cassimatis General Store and Cottage: restored store depicts the original family business in early 1900s. The adjacent cottage was home to the Cassimatis family; tours by appt; (07) 4658 7287.
Cemetery: outskirts of town; 1 km W.
Agate fossicking: 5 km W.
Pump Hole: swimming and fishing for golden perch and black bream; 5 km E.
Broadwater: part of Landsborough River for fishing, birdwatching, bushwalking and camping; 6 km S.
Campsites around town
Aramac Caravan Park 83 kmThis 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
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Longreach Tourist Park 99 kmThis holiday park provides a comfortable stay in one of central Qld’s popular tourist towns. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, 3 spas, a mini mart, wireless broadband internet or internet kiosks, free electric... Find out more
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Longreach Tourist Park 98 kmLongreach is a busy tourist centre during the cooler months and a booking is important even though the park has expanded. It is within walking distance of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and about 2 km from... Find out more
Rest areas around town
Morella rest area 82 km
69km NW of Longreach (R) or 111km SE of Winton (L)
Adjacent to the highway.
Macsland rest area 87 km
24km NW of Longreach (R) or 156km SE of Winton (L)
Just off the highway near the scrub.
Longreach Waterhole camping area 96 km
5km NW of Longreach (R) or 175km SE of Winton (L)
Well off the highway near the river via River Farms Rd.
Ilfracombe park area 99 km
Adjacent to the highway at the historical vehicle display.
What's on around town
Anzac Day Celebrations: Apr.
Landsborough Flock Ewe Show: June.
Christmas Celebrations: Dec.