The Matilda Highway begins in the Paroo Shire in South West Queensland. The Matilda Highway runs north/south through the Shire and the Adventure Way runs east/west. There are four towns in the Paroo Shire, namely Cunnamulla, Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah. The Shire offers fishing, birdwatching, history of early pioneers, unusual natural attractions and opal mining.
You can be a part of the outback lifestyle by participating in local events such as school fetes, polocrosse carnivals, sheep shows, field days and lizard races. In Cunnamulla there are several tours available. A local operator offers tours of the town, a day trip to the opal fields and three to four day tours of the south west area. There is also a cemetery tour available.
The Warrego River runs through Wyandra and Cunnamulla and there are several good fishing holes and areas for birdwatching. Eulo is the home of the only date winery in Australia. Local honey and by-products of the bees and of the dates are also sold in Eulo.
Just west of Eulo are several artesian mud springs. The Nine Mile Bore at Eulo is a popular spot for birdwatching. Yowah offers opal mining, tours of an underground mine and of an open cut mine, and stunning views from the 'Bluff'.
Take a walk around the Heritage Trail in Wyandra and learn the history of this old railway town. The museum is located in the Power House. Paroo Shire offers a choice of accommodation from old Queensland pubs, hotels/motels, caravan parks and farmstays. Access to all towns and attractions is possible by conventional vehicles as all major roads are sealed.
Temperatures for Paroo and Surrounding Area
Paroo and Surrounding Area has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Paroo and Surrounding Area is approximately 35 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 21 °c.
Paroo and Surrounding Area has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Paroo and Surrounding Area is approximately 20 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 7 °c.
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