We enjoy our natural attractions and experiences. Spend some time exploring nearby Currawinya National Park, discover century old mud springs and mineral rich mud baths. Amble along the Warrego River Walk or explore the Cunnamulla Bushlands. You’ll love it!
Currawinya National Park
Prepare to be awestruck by the lakes, rivers and wetlands of this stunning national park. This area is one of Australia’s most important waterbird habitats. It’s also home to our ‘Aussie’ easter bunny, the endangered Bilby. If you’re keen on history, then you should visit the old Caiwarro Homestead site at the northern end of the park.
Lake Wyara and Lake Numalla are two large lakes separated by only a few kilometres of sand dunes. Lake Numalla is freshwater. The slightly larger Lake Wyara is saline. The best time for capturing that perfect picture of arid zone wildlife is early mornings.
For stunning views over the whole park, walk to a small outcrop of granite called The Granites. It’s located 10 km north of Ten Mile Bore on the Boorara Road.
You can bush camp at Ourimperee waterhole behind the Woolshed (close to flushing toilets and a bush shower), or at several sites on the Paroo River near Caiwarro Homestead site.
Drive approximately 170 km south-west of Cunnamulla then turn towards Hungerford 4 km west of Eulo. Travel by 4WD is recommended. Make sure you fuel up and take good supplies of food and water.
Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary
Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary is internationally renowned as one of Australia’s most rewarding bird watching destinations. Purchased for conservation by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), the area is now protected forever as part of Australia’s National Reserve System. This diverse habitat is rich in birdlife and is a stronghold for many threatened and declining bird species.
This 14000 hectare reserve is home to more than 200 bird species including the iconic Hall’s babbler, the chestnut-breasted quail, Bourke’s parrot, chirruping wedgebill and the black falcon.
You are welcome to travel about the sanctuary on well-maintained dirt tracks seeking birds or other wildlife. During August and September you may see a stunning display of wildflowers.
Camping is availabile in open areas adjacent to the buildings and around the lagoon. You have the choice of powered and unpowered sites.
The sanctuary is around 15km from Cunnamulla. Head west from town across the Warrego River and turn right at the sign to Bowra. Drive 9km to the entrance gate and another 6km along a dirt track to the accommodation area.
Artesian Mud Springs
Built up over centuries these Mud Springs were the original release valves for the Great Artesian Basin. As underground pressure grows, mud is forced up through fissures in the ground. You’ll notice the mounds have soft jelly-like tops. These springs are centuries old and are a permanent water source in our semi arid landscape.
This super-group of Great Artesian Basin (GAB) springs have a very high conservation value. They support specialised plants and animals only found in GAB springs.
For your chance to soak in the mineral rich mud from these springs, head to the nearby Eulo Mud Baths. Thermally heated water is pumped straight from the Artesian basin to your clawfooted bath. Pat on the milky grey natural mud and let your skin relish the goodness from this mineral rich mud. Complete the experience with wine and nibbles platters.
Drive 8km out of Eulo on the road to Thargomindah where you’ll see a sign which reads ‘Mud Springs’.
Discover our regional ecosystems when you visit the Cunnamulla Bushlands spanning a 6km site. Follow a 1km walking track through Mulga Lands, Sandhills, Gidgee Stands, Mitchell Grass Plains, Brigalow Country and Wetlands. This easy stroll meanders along a flowing waterway that ends at the Wetlands.
See native plant interpretive signage as you journey through the regional ecosystems. You’ll also spot plenty of birdlife around the waterways and Wetlands. The paths are wheelchair friendly.
Arrange to visit around sunset for the best chance of viewing local wildlife. Bring some drinks and nibbles to enjoy as you watch Kangaroos coming to the waterhole to drink and perhaps see an Emu or two strolling by. These Bushlands offer you an ideal opportunity to experience multiple ecosystems in the one location.
Drive around 1km from the Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Information Centre to reach the Bushlands. Pick up a map and information sheet before you go.
- Mulga Area
- Gidgee Area
- Brigalow Area
- Dry Land Area
- Sandhill Area
- Mithcell Grass Plains
- Jumpup Area
- Ironbark, Wilga and Box Flats