Laurels of Chinchilla is a rustic stay in the far reaches of the Darling Downs.

Weekend away: Laurels of Chinchilla

Since moving to the homestead from Noosa three years ago, the owners at Laurels of Chinchilla have found old cottages, dismantled them plank by plank, spruced up the timber, and set about reassembling them on their own property.

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Boulia, QLD.

Spooky lights, speedy goats

The surprises keep coming as Sue Williams explores towns of the outback.

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Harry Redford Cattle Drive

Chook, Madonna and me

With the promise of a sore behind and dusty days ahead, would-be drover Lance Richardson saddles up for a ride into history.

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Winton - Places to See

Winton
The town where 'Waltzing Matilda' was written.
Located 849 km west of Rockhampton, nearly 1400 km north west Brisbane and 186 m above sea level, Winton is the centre of an important cattle and sheep raising region (although the annual rainfall of 410 mm makes it prone to drought) and, since early settlement, has been a vital transportation point.

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Winton

Winton
The town where 'Waltzing Matilda' was written.
Located 849 km west of Rockhampton, nearly 1400 km north west Brisbane and 186 m above sea level, Winton is the centre of an important cattle and sheep raising region (although the annual rainfall of 410 mm makes it prone to drought) and, since early settlement, has been a vital transportation point.

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Springsure

Springsure (including Rolleston and Carnarvon National Park)
Attractive country town with good access to the beautiful Carnarvon National Park.
Springsure is a very typical and rather charming Queensland country town nestled in below the Capricorn Highlands with the local landmark Mount Zamia, of which Virgin Rock is the most prominent feature, looming above the town. It is located 66 km south of Emerald and 975 km from Brisbane (via Rockhampton).

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Proston - Places to See

Proston
Small rural service centre.
Located 280 km north-west of Brisbane via the Burnett, D'Aguilar and Bruce Highways and 40 km north-west of Wondai, Proston is a tiny settlement which was created after a few hundred acres had been carved off the large Wigton property.

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