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Welford National Park

In Welford National Park, wind-blown sand dunes form a dramatic contrast to white-barked ghost gums, golden-green spinifex and delicate wildflowers. The Barcoo River, with its large permanent waterholes, dissects Mitchell grass plains and arid mulga woodlands.

Remnants of Aboriginal heritage and use, including water wells and stone arrangements, are found throughout the park. A rare pise (rammed earth) homestead, built on this former grazing property in 1882, is now staff quarters.

Watch wildlife, including colourful Major Mitchell cockatoos, mallee ringnecks and red-winged parrots. Red and grey kangaroos and wallaroos are a common sight at Welford. Drive the self-guided scenic tracks around the park. Go fishing (size and big limits apply). Enjoy bush camping at Little Boomerang, on the Barcoo River. Permits required.

For more information or to book a camping site, please visit the Welford National Park website.

FACILITIES

  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Riverside Camping Sites

ACTIVITIES

  • 4WD tracks
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking Tracks

Thomson River

Discover and explore the Thomson at your leisure. There are a variety of recreational activities available including fishing, yabbying, kayaking, birdwatching or just simply relaxing.

 

The Native Well

Located 32km north of Jundah, the Native Well was a valuable water source for Indigenous people.

 

Barcoo Shire Museum

Located on Macrossan Street, Jundah, the Historial Museum offers a window into the early pioneering times of the district. Please phone visit the Jundah Information Centre to arrange access or a guided tour.

 

Historical site of Magee’s Shanty

Visit the historical site of Magee's Shanty, a piece of our Shire's history about 90 kms east-southeast of Jundah. The site was put on the map by Banjo Paterson in the heyday of ballad writing and mentioned in his poem “A Bush Christening”. 

It is believed that Banjo was writing the poem about Mr. Tim McPhellamy and his ten-year-old son who were on Sedan Station, and at one time owned the Welford Lagoon Hotel. The McPhellamy boys’ parents resided at the Shanty Pub for some time working their carrier teams before moving to Windorah where Tim was a butcher and later took over the Western Star Hotel in 1912, which still stands today.

A few hundred metres east of these ruins is the resting place of gold prospector Richard Magoffin who at the age of 52 years perished on the 6th of December 1885 in search of water for his horses during a severe dust storm.

 

Barcoo Shire Memorial Park

Grab a coffee from the Jundah Store located directly adjacent and relax in a green oasis if you're wishing to take a break. With BBQ facilities on site and a playground for the kids, Barcoo Shire Memorial Park makes the perfect desitination to stop for a picnic lunch and enjoy the serenity.

 

Settler’s Nature Drive

Jump in the car and take a nature drive around Jundah. Along the way take note of the diverse range of flora and fauna. Stop on the banks of the Thompson River to enjoy a packed morning or afternoon tea. 

 

Archer Bros Pioneer Pathway

Take a leisurely walk around the outskirts of town along the path, stopping to read information on Jundah's rich history. 

 

Jundah Golf Club

The Jundah Golf Club boasts an 18 hole sand greens course, set amongst a rustic landscape featuring distinctive flora and fauna. The challenging golf course offers an unforgettable experience, whether you're a keen amateur golfer or experience player.

FACILITIES

  • Fully licenced Club House
  • Open 7 days, 6am - 7pm
  • Cart Hire available

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For further information about Things to Do in Jundah, please contact the Jundah Information Centre.