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Located in Far West Queensland, in the heart of the Channel Country, Barcoo region is one of the more remote shires with an area of 61,974 square kilometres in far Western Queensland, incorporating the townships of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah.

The Barcoo Shire lays claim to the most exceptionally unique place in Australia and the world. It is the only place where two prominent and significate inland rivers, the Thomson and Barcoo meet to form a creek the Cooper Creek.

Rich in history, the Barcoo Shire has an outback experience to offer everyone. Along with unique rustic landscapes, distinctive flora and fauna, spectacular wildlife, freshwater fishing, golf, bird watching and stunning sunsets. The Barcoo is also home to Magee’s Shanty, birth place of the famous Bush Christening renowned by Banjo Paterson.

The welcoming three outback towns of Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge can all be easily accessed via sealed roads and are located within a leisurely drive to the major towns of Longreach or Quilpie.

Barcoo Shire is the gateway to Birdsville, Bedourie, Innaminka, Quilpie or Longreach and Winton to the north.

WHERE IS CHANNEL COUNTRY?

Boulia Shire

Boulia is located 300km south of Mount Isa at the junction of the Diamantina & Kennedy Development Roads. The towns fame largely rests with being the Land of the Min Min Light, a strange spectral light that can appear, hover, disappear and reappear with an eerie will of its own.

Diamantina Shire

Rich in natural, cultural and pastoral heritage, the Diamantina covers 95,000 square kms, yet is home to just 11 stations and 300 residents. It captures the very essence of Australia's Outback, and is accessible to most vehicles, caravans and motor homes.

Barcoo Shire

Located deep in the heart of the Channel Country, this region is one of the more remote shires with an area of 61,974 square kilometres in far Western Queensland, incorporating the townships of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah. The main industries are beef, oil, wool, opal, tourism and macroped harvesting.

Areas of Interest in Barcoo Shire

  1. Stonehenge
  2. Jundah
  3. Windorah
  4. Welford National Park
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