Duaringa is a small town (pop. 500) and the administrative centre of the Duaringa Shire Local Government Area in central Queensland, Australia. The town lies on the Capricorn Highway, 116 kilometres west of Rockhampton.
The Dawson and Mackenzie Rivers flow to the east and north of the town respectively. Duaringa suffers from periodic droughts and floods, and experiences summer temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius.
Duaringa is a significant centre for Aboriginal peoples and there is a former reservation at Woorabinda. Indigenous people were granted small parcels of land under Queensland native title legislation. There are Aboriginal rock art sites at Carnarvon National Park, south-west of Duaringa.
The Duaringa Shire Council hopes to provide all with an insight into this important area of our State. We trust that the information will assist people within the Shire, new to the Shire and visitors to the area.
Tourists are provided with all the information needed to spend a few days as they travel through our Shire. Whether viewing coal mining, fishing or boating in our rivers or exploring our historical Blackdown Tableland National Park, we are sure you will be given an appetite to return for more.