QUILPIE SHIRE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE, MUSEUM & GALLERY
Brolga Street, Quilpie QLD 4480 Phone: (07) 4656 0540 Email: email@example.com
Ensure your first stop in Quilpie is the Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery located in Brolga Street. Have a break and enjoy FREE Wi-Fi and friendly company at the Visitor Information Centre!
Quilpie was gazetted as a town in 1917, due to its location at the end of the railway line that had been laid down from Brisbane. The local government centre was previously held at Adavale within Adavale Shire, but this was moved to Quilpie with the availability of rail transport and the name changed to Quilpie Shire. Along with Adavale, the other towns that make up the Shire are Toompine, Eromanga and Cheepie. Quilpie lies on the banks of the Bulloo River and is the border of the Boonthamurra and Mardigan Aboriginal groups; taking its name from the Indigenous word for the bird – stone curlew, ‘quilpeta’.
Opening hours of the Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery:
March to October Monday to Friday – 8.00am-5.00pm; Weekends – 9.00am-12.00pm.
November to February Open only Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm; Not open on Weekends.
Please contact Visitor Information Centre regarding Public Holiday opening hours.
Planning to visit? www.visitquilpieshire.com Review the variety of natural, cultural and historical attractions available across the Shire. National parks and the natural features of the landscape cater for a range of special interest activities. Quilpie Shire is home to the largest Dionsaur found in Australia at the Eromanga Natural History Museum.
The Visitor Information Centre’s interactive museum proudly displays the history and hardship of the early pioneers. Opal mining; cattle barons and their role in developing the Outback; native flora and fauna; and hardships faced by early settlers are just a few of the interesting topics covered in the museum.
Review the Calendar of Events at the Visitors Information Centre as there’s bound to be something of interest happening at the Centre or in the Shire.
The Visitor Information Centre, Museum and Gallery hosts a different exhibition every 6 weeks including travelling displays and works accomplished by gifted local artists.
Be sure to ask the staff about 1) Guided Town Tours running twice a week and the 2) Eromanga Dinosaur Tours visiting the Eromanga Natural History Museum on Wednesday afternoons. These tours run from April 1st– 30th September.
Book a Guided Bus Tour of Quilpie
Local bus tours take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from April to September and take in all the places of interest around Quilpie. Sit back and enjoy the drive as we take you on a 2.5 hour local tour. Sites included are: –
Baldy Top Lookout Quilpie Stock Yards End of the Rail Line
Wool Scour Mini Museum St. Finbarr’s Opal Altar Airport Mini Museum
Powerhouse Museum Eagle Gallery The Lake
Military History Museum
Our knowledgeable guide will tell you the history of these sites, tales – tall and true – and answer any questions you may have about the early lifestyle and heritage of the region.
DATES OF TOUR: April 1st – 30th September – Mondays and Wednesdays, weekly
TIME OF DEPARTURE: 9.00am
LENGTH OF TOUR: Tours take approximately 2.5 hours
COST PER HEAD: $12.00 per person.
Book your tour today using the booking form available@here. …it’s that easy! Please note: We need a minimum of 4 passengers for this tour!