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Muttaburra QLD


Postcode: 4732

Muttaburra is a small grazing town located in central western Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the banks of the Thomson River, approximately 120 kilometres north of the town of Longreach and 84 km north of Aramac. Muttaburra is located within the Aramac Shire.

Muttaburra was developed as a town in the 1870’s. The name derived from an Aboriginal word meaning “meeting of the waters” and was once part of a vast inland sea.

Muttaburra also has claims to fame, It was the discovery site of the Muttaburrasaurus, one of Australia’s largest dinosaurs, The creature is believed to have been 12 metres long, two and a half metres high from the hip and weighing 15 tonnes, there is a full size replica in the town. And Muttaburra was also the scene of one of the most daring acts of cattleduffing ever performed in Australia. The main industry of the area is grazing.

The Great Dividing Range is the main feature to the east of the Aramac Shire. The region is a sub-basin of the Great Artesian Basin. The Great Artesian Basin supplies water from bores to the towns of Muttaburra and Aramac. the area is well known for it’s good quality land that is used for sheep and cattle grazing.

Bush-walking, water-skiing or fishing are some of the main attractions in the area. The headwaters of the Thomson River, the camping area at Broadwater and the Muttaburra Pump Hole, is where you will find some of the biggest Yellowbelly and Black Bream.

Other attractions are found in Muttaburra itself, the Memorial Medical Museum displaying medical history from the early 1900’s and the Cassimatis Store. The Cassimatis Store opened in 1914 but was closed around 1974, until it was reopened in 2001 after a full renovation.

The Muttaburra Rest Area provides the first two nights stay free plus meals and accommodation are also available at the Exchange Hotel on the main street and the Caravan Park has Powered Sites, BBQ’s and a washing machine. Hot food, groceries and fuel are available at the local store.

Plus on the first Saturday of June Each year is the annual Landsborough Flock Ewe Show, the show has Sheep & Wool judging, Cattle displays, Trade displays, Ladies Pavilion – Shopping, Activities for kids, Cattle Drive plus Dinner and Entertainment.