Known as ‘the melon Capital of Australia’ and famous for its unique wood, Chinchilla is located in Queensland, within the Darling Downs area. Within easy reach of Brisbane, it is primarily an agricultural area. There are still lots of things to see and do though for an interesting and fun getaway, with the added bonus of always having fresh tasty produce right on your doorstep! Take a look at our excellent selection of Chinchilla accommodation to start planning your trip.History
The town has a long and varied history, and you will notice a number of heritage sites as you stroll through the streets. There are a number of festivals and celebrations that have been held in Chinchilla for many years, with one of the most famous being the biennial Melon Festival. It’s certainly something different to add to your travel experiences! If you’re around for the May Day festivities, you’ll see how the town showcases its agricultural roots, with plenty to amuse everyone.Things to do
A holiday in Chinchilla is likely to be packed full of exciting activities. It’s a place to do things rather than sight see. Enjoy long days fossicking for wooden treasures, fishing for your supper, camping under the stars, and exploring the bush. The bush is home to many native creatures, and bird lovers will definitely be pleased! The Soldier Statue in the town is an interesting sight, and the Cultural Centre is one of Chinchilla’s highlights. Inside you’ll find a cinema, an art gallery, and a library. Learn more about the town’s past at the History Museum. Of course, you will likely also want to see some of the area’s famous red petrified wood.Shopping and dining
There are plenty of places to shop, eat, and drink along the pleasant main street. You can browse local arts and crafts, or perhaps pick up an antique.Getting here and around
Booking a flight to Brisbane is perhaps the easiest way to get to Chinchilla. You can book your flight and Chinchilla hotel with us for total convenience. Once you’re here, a hire car is usually the best way to get around the marked leisure drives and other places of interest.
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