Despite having a population of just over 3500 people Charleville is the largest town in south west Queensland. Nestled on the banks of the Warrego River the town has endured ferocious floods and devastating droughts over the years to be where it is today. Slim Dusty wrote a song about Charleville and somewhere out in space between Jupiter and Mars is an asteroid also named in honor of this unassuming little place. Got your curiosity now? When booking your car hire in Charleville you can’t go past Budget Car Hire.
Charleville, QLD 4470
Many a city dweller will often lament that the bright lights of the ‘big smoke’ has oft prevented them from gazing wistfully into the night sky to wish upon a star. Out in Charleville this is not a problem in the slightest, and the town takes it a step further by having its own observatory! The Cosmos Centre in Charleville has astronomy activities by day and night. View planets, clusters and all manner of stars in the night sky. For daytime visitors an incredible filter allows you to view the sun. Times and viewings vary depending on the time of year but if you’re driving into Charleville via the Mitchell Highway then turn off at the airport and visit the Cosmos Centre.
Unfortunately the humble Bilby is one of a growing number of endangered species in Australia. Out at Charleville volunteers work tirelessly to help save these little marsupials with habitat preservation and a captive breeding program. ‘The Bilby Experience’ allows visitors to the town to learn about the Bilby and how to help increase their chances of survival.
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