Located 972 km west of Brisbane and 120 km north of the NSW border on the Warrego River, the township of Cunnamulla is the administration hub of the Paroo Shire, and includes the towns of Wyandra, Eulo and Yowah. Cunnamulla, meaning long stretch of water, gets its name from the picturesque Warrego River, which meanders past the town and is a popular spot for fishing and water sports.
Don’t just stay for the festival; extend your stay to take in some of the natural wonders and activities in the area. Call in at the Cunnamulla Fella Centre and discover what this inviting region has to offer.
Cunnamulla lies at the crossroads of two great Australian drives, the Adventure Way and the Matilda Way. People come from all over Australia to enjoy the relaxed and friendly country atmosphere and to chat with the locals and hear their yarns. A 4WD is not necessary as all roads to Cunnamulla are sealed, as are most of the local roads, and unless conditions are wet, most places of interest can be reached by conventional vehicles.
MATILDA WAY: BARRINGUN – CUNNAMULLA – KARUMBA
This fully sealed 1812 km highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.
ADVENTURE WAY: BRISBANE – CUNNAMULLA – ADELAIDE
Now fully sealed, the 2088 km Adventure Way follows the wheel ruts of the old Cobb & Co route from Brisbane to Adelaide.
REX (Regional Express Airlines) flies twice weekly between Brisbane and Cunnamulla. Known as the Cobb & Co Flight Route, you’ll stop at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and St George Airport in both directions. Enjoy the spectacular view of Outback Queensland from the air on your way to Cunnamulla. For REX bookings phone 13 17 13, or visit www.rex.com.au
A great way to start the perfect outback adventure is aboard the historic Westlander train. Travel from Brisbane across the Great Dividing Range to Charleville and connect with a rail coach service to Cunnamulla. To book travel on Queensland Rail Travel’s services, phone 1800 TRAINS (872 467) or visit www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Getting to Cunnamulla with Bus Queensland is as easy as booking an online ticket at www.busqld.com.au or calling 1300 287 537 and chatting to one of the friendly staff. The new coaches offer passenger comfort and convenience — sit back, relax and watch the scenery unfold.
Services to Cunnamulla run from St George with connections to Toowoomba on the Moonie Highway and arrive at Cunnamulla at 7:45 pm from St George on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and depart from Cunnamulla at 6:45 am on a Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.