Perfectly located halfway between Cunnamulla and Charleville, Wyandra is a must-see town. If you have an interest in architecture, there are some great old buildings to discover. It may be small, but as the locals will attest, it’s a great little town to explore.
Bring your togs
Well you’re a long way from the ocean, but who says you can’t find a beach? Wyandra is about 100km north of Cunnamulla and boasts its very own beach. Popular with locals and visitors alike, ‘The Beach’ on the Warrego River was so named given its appealing sandy enclave. In days gone by, the whole community would gather there to celebrate Christmas Day with picnics, swimming and playing in the sand.
On the line
Like so many outback towns, Wyandra came into being as a railway settlement. Built along the Western Railway Line, the town was a major water stop for the steam engines heading through to Charleville.
Walk the town
Your camera is a must as you stroll the Heritage Trail. You’ll see some interesting examples of outback architecture with some great old buildings from the boom period. The original powerhouse was designed as a one man 24-hour operation with the superintendent living next door. It’s now a museum on the trail and is definitely worth a look. Finish your walk with a cool drink at the Gladstone Hotel and a burger at the Post Office Café. Don’t miss the chance to watch a movie, under the stars, at the outdoor cinema.
Peace & Tranquility – Take time out to camp or picnic beside the Warrego River or enjoy a refreshing dip at the Wyandra ‘Beach’.
Discover Kennedy’s Camp
In November 1847, Edmund B. Kennedy partially mapped the Warrego River from its head waters to a point about 30 miles south of Cunnamulla. Kennedy camped here on 12 November 1847 – the camp site has since been used by many drovers moving stock along the stock route.
Water worth bottling
Treat yourself to the natural health benefits of locally produced Alkaline Artesian Mineral Water. Life Energy Water is sourced and bottled in Wyandra. Even non-water drinkers will love the soft and sweet taste of this natural drop.
‘100% Australian from a Deep & Pure Ancient Source’.
The Powerhouse and two national engines were moved here from Cunnamulla in 1955. Prior to that time there was no electricity supply. The Powerhouse was designed as a one man 24 hour operation with the superintendent living next door.
Top things to do in Wyandra
- Follow the Pioneer Pathway to Kennedy’s Camp 18
- Feel the sand between your toes & take a dip at ‘The Beach’
- Marvel at the outback architecture along the Heritage Trail
- Quench your thirst with locally bottled Artesian water
- Share an ale with mates at the Gladstone Hotel
- Test your skills with a game of mini golf
- Take a nostalgic journey at the Powerhouse Museum
- Enjoy a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema
Accommodation in Wyandra
The Gladstone Hotel
21 Railway St, Wyandra
Phone 07 4654 9582
Wyandra Post, General Store & Caravan Park
35 Railway St, Wyandra
Phone 07 4654 9212
Experiences in Wyandra
Wyandra Powerhouse Museum
Macks St, Wyandra
Phone 07 4654 0322