Chinchilla

Chinchilla - Southern West - Queensland

Producing 25% of the country's watermelons, Chinchilla is the melon capital of Australia. An effortless drive 165 kilometres west of Toowoomba and three hours drive from Brisbane, Chinchilla and it's surrounding areas is well known for bushwalking, camping, fishing, fossicking and sporting facilities.

Fossickers from all around the globe visit in search of the well known "Chinchilla Red" petrified wood, resulting in a truly beautiful, hard stone once cut and polished. Before you head off on your own unique hunting adventure you will need a licence from the Tourist Information Centre.

The picturesque tree-lined street of this quaint country town takes pride in its most treasured possession, The Cultural Centre, with its inbuilt cinema, library and the White Gums Art Gallery. Make time to visit the impressive "Wongongera Cottage", the old jail, schoolhouse and steam-driven sawmill for an appreciation of days gone by.

Chinchilla's sporting culture is put into the spotlight with a variety of first class recreational facilities like golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, rugby league and more. The town also holds equestrian events and the Grandfather Clock Campdraft. Chinchilla also hosts the nationally recognisable Melon Festival attracting visitors to join in the festivities with family entertainment, fireworks, farm tours and melon events making it a fun and colourful gathering.


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