“Oh he’s the Cunnamulla fella. Yes he’s the Cunnamulla fella.”

Cunnamulla, a town that I could never say the name right, remains deep in my heart. It’s a small town lies on the Warrego River, two hours drive from Charleville, and seven hours drive west from Brisbane. I continued the outback expedition by driving to Cunnamulla from Charleville. Besides kangaroos and emus jumping on the road, the drive is fantastic if you like this kind of landscape.

Cunnamulla looks like a middle of nowhere in the outback, but it is surprisingly diverse if you look around. As a historic outback town, the information center museum shows various historical facts and artifacts from the olden days. It also lies on the Great Artesian Basin. Many cattle and sheep farms located near the town, some are open for visitors. Warrego River is a great place for kayaking, camping, and birdwatching, and the naturally formed sand hill is a wonderful playground for everyone. The town itself is quite charming as well. At night, drive five minutes away from the town, and you’ll see the best and brightest night sky.

I slept only a few hours each day in Cunnamulla because I didn’t want to miss a thing. With the guide of Pieta Mills of Out the Back Australia, we did all the activities I mentioned and more. I love this red soil country.

David Carline and his Kooma family
Davie Carline, Australia’s Aboriginal Kooma tribe
The Great Artesian Basin bore bath at Charlotte Plains
The Great Artesian Basin bore bath at Charlotte Plains
Kayaking on Warrego River
Kayaking on Warrego River
Black swan on the Warrego River
Black swan on the Warrego River
Pelicans on the Warrego River
Pelicans on the Warrego River
Cunnamulla downtown
Cunnamulla downtown
Cunnamulla Coach mural
Cunnamulla Coach mural
The famous 'Indiana Jones bridge' at the Rocky - it's for sheep and people during the flood
The famous ‘Indiana Jones bridge’ at the Rocky – it’s for sheep and people during the flood
Dancing brolga
Dancing brolga
Shearing shed at the Chalotte Plains
Shearing shed at the Chalotte Plains
The Great Artesian Basin bore at Charlotte Plains
The Great Artesian Basin bore at Charlotte Plains
Robyn Russell - the woman behind the Charlotte Plains
Robyn Russell – the woman behind the Charlotte Plains
Camel bags
Camel bags
Downtown
Downtown and gazibo
Tourist information
Tourist information
Club Boutique Hotel
Club Boutique Hotel
Sunset in Cunnamulla
Sunset in Cunnamulla
Sheep waiting for the shearing at the Rocky
Sheep waiting for the shearing at the Rocky
Cunnamulla downtown
Cunnamulla downtown
Cunnamulla post office
Cunnamulla post office
The southern Milky Way
The southern Milky Way
With Pieta on the Warrego River
With Pieta on the Warrego River


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9 thoughts on “Oh he’s the Cunnamulla fella Yes he’s the Cunnamulla fella”

  1. That starry sky was epic! The canal must have been pretty toasty warm as well, though I’d be looking over my shoulders for crocs, lol!

  2. I so enjoyed your photo’s of Cunnamulla. IO haven’t been to the outback for years. to see the bore drains and channel, Brolga’s and the pubs was great. I need a trip outback!

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