With a panorama of giant red sandhills, Windorah is located in the heart of the Channel Country
Windorah is an Aboriginal word meaning “big fish” and there are still big yellowbelly cruising the depths of Cooper’s Creek near Windorah. The term Channel Country refers to the intricate network of braided channels and waterholes that spread up to 80km across the landscape during flooding, producing what is said to be the best cattle fattening pasture in the world. For most of the time the water is confined to deep, permanent waterholes, perfect spots for camping, fishing and relaxation.
Visit Windorah with Outback Aussie Tours:
- Birdsville Desert Escape: 2020 9-11 Day Tour. A very popular fully inclusive tour featuring Birdsville, where the Channel Country meets the desert, Winton & Longreach. Tour the picturesque Far West Outback region, a fusion of stunning red sand hills, abundant wildlife and magnificent flora and fauna.
- Corner Country Explorer: 2020 16-17 Day Tour. Journey to the spectacular Channel Country and discover fascinating and remote Outback communities with legendary outback characters. Retrace the last days of Burke and Wills and explore majestic desert landscapes on this fully inclusive memorable tour. The Corner Country Explorer departs Brisbane and visits Roma, Charleville, Thargomindah, Tibooburra, Innamincka, Birdsville, Windorah and Longreach.
Some attractions in Windorah include:
- Windorah Solar Farm: On the edge of town five sun mirrored dishes 13.7m across provide daytime electricity to the town, a first for Queensland. The Windorah Solar Farm is expected to save up to 100,000 litres of diesel fuel per year. It is the first time that Ergon Energy have integrated a solar farm and diesel power.
- Windorah Red Sandhills: Watch the sunset from the crest of a magnificent red sand dune while sipping a glass of your favourite wine, then take in the panorama of the spectacular outback starlit sky.
- Whitula Gate Museum: Wander through the restored 1900’s slab hut which was built by the Rabbit Board as a boundary hut on Whitula Creek, west of town. The Museum is located just outside the Windorah Visitor Information Centre.
- Nature Drive: Wind through a diverse range of landscapes between Windorah and Cooper’s Creek, with 45 plants identified and signposted along the way.
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Take in the spectacular landscapes, iconic landmarks and fascinating historical sites on this 9 day Birdsville Desert Escape. You will tour the picturesque Far West Outback region, a fusion of stunning red sand hills, abundant wildlife and magnificent flora and fauna....
Journey to the spectacular Channel Country and discover fascinating and remote Outback communities with legendary outback characters. Retrace the last days of Burke and Wills, visit the historic Dig Tree, toast the sunset overlooking the Simpson Desert and much more......