Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is the site of a cypress sawmill, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the Warrego Highway crosses the Mungallala Creek. Mungallala originated as a railway town and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch and experience the workings of an outback town.
One of the interesting natural features of the area is a stand of Ooline trees. On the road between Mitchell and Mungallala, the Warrego Highway crosses hills which are wooded by a specimen of a rare tree commonly known as Ooline (Cadelia Pentastylis). It is said to be a remnant of rainforests of a previous age.
For the self-sufficient traveller there is a rest area provided on the western side of town. This is the approximate site where the Cobb and Co. coach horses were changed on the journey to and from Charleville before the coming of the railway in 1885.
Temperatures for Mungallala
Mungallala has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Mungallala is approximately 34 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 19 °c.
Mungallala has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Mungallala is approximately 20 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 11 °c.
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