Chinchilla Travel Guide

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    Chinchilla Welcome
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    Historic Club Hotel @ Chinchilla
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    Whitegums Gallery
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Chinchilla Things to Do

  • Simply Indulgent: Antiques Collectables...

    There are many small antigue shops, galleries and similar shops in this area.This one, Simply Indulgent, I found not far from the Whitegums Gallery (same side of the road) and it was actually the coffee and scones that got me into the shop.Lots of things to admire, some local crafts as well.The afternoon tea was well worth a visit but I din't find...

  • Chinchilla White Gums Regional Gallery

    A lovely gallery and I was surprised to find so many nice exhibits. Apparently these change monthly and the exhibitions showcase a variety of paintings, pottery, sculpture, etc by professional artisans and local talent.

  • Club Hotel Chinchilla - great meals

    A beautiful old building on the edge of the main shopping street. Well worth a visit for a 'coldie' or meal. The food is really good, you can eat inside or out in the beer garden. Lunch and Dinner are available from Monday through to SaturdayAttached to the hotel is The Central Motor Inn but I wasn't staying the night so didn't look into the typre...

  • Historical Museum

    There are so many of these museums on the Road to Charleville that it was a hard decision whether to have a look at this one as well as the others. This visit was worth it.There are some lovely displays of machinary, buildings, and motor vehicles.There are cottages and a blacksmith's and old saw mill and lots more.If you are a plane buff the first...


    We went to the Chinchilla weir for the "free camping", but not only that, the Chinchilla weir is a lovely area for many other things.Chinchilla, is located in a warm area of Australia, so in Summer, it is nice to be near water. Here at the weir, the grass is cut and the picnic area well maintained. There are shelters with tables & chairs, wood...


    As usual, when we are coming into Town, [even one we have been to a few times before], we look for the Information sign that leads us to the Tourist Information Centre. A stop here, and we found out how to reach the Chinchilla weir where we were to spend our night. The lady gave us directions, and a map of how to find our way there. Jars of...


    "Chinchilla Sands" is one of the three most highly significant fossil sites in Australia.Molluscs, frogs, fish, birds, reptiles including fresh water turtles, crocodiles, skinks, geckos, snakes, goannas, extinct Kangaroo's, Lions, Tigers and many more members of the mammal families all have been found here.


    RED WINE.....You ask?..........NO...........RED PETRIFIED WOOD!Probably something that you and I did not know, is that Chinchilla is a prime location for finding a lovely red coloured Petrified wood.[petrified wood is.. wood turned into stone]From information at the Visitor info centre, it evidently occurs in abundance around Chinchilla, and people...

  • Don't cook, Barbecue!

    The climate in Chinchilla is dry on most days with cool evenings below 25 deg C. Starry starry skies and peaceful surroundings. It takes a BBQ to jazz things up. Meat, sausages etc is cheap and easily available at the local supermarket, IGA.


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  • PRICKLY PEAR [Type of Cacti]

    Well, Captain Arthur Phillip has a lot to answer for, as he was the person who brought the first plants of prickly pear species into Australia on the First Fleet.He obtained the cochineal infested plants from Brazil on his way to establish the first white settlement at Botany Bay. He was using it as a dye for the soldlier's Red Coat fabric.PRICKLY...


    Travelling along the Warrego Highway to Chinchilla, expect to see big areas of the flat plains being farmed with Cotton.Cotton production in this area has been steadily growing, with the majority being grown along the Condamine River and on the Brigalow floodplain. Type of farming is dryland and irrigated cotton, with the dryland farming...

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