About the Region
In Hughenden, you will be strategically based to visit many major attractions in the North West. Wander around Hughenden and see the local attractions including the historic blazed Coolibah tree and surveyors peg, impressive sculptural pieces, the Wirilla Comet Windmill, Federation Rotunda. Mount Walker Scenic Lookout and the Eco Walk On Flinders.
With a prehistoric history over 100 million years old, Hughenden and the Flinders Shire are located on the edge of a vast prehistoric inland sea, and was once home to many terrestrial dinosaurs as well as marine reptiles, making this country well known "Dinosaur Country". Visit the Flinders Discovery Centre which houses an amazing collection of fossils from not only around the world and an extensive and growing collection from the local area. "Hughie" is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus. Witness our famous Porcupine Gorge Light and Sound Show in the Centre which takes you back 500 million years to the formation of what is known as "Australia's Little Grand Canyon". With other historical displays such as Shearing the Stragglers, changing exhibitions and movie on our local area, there is something for everyone.
Travel north and visit Porcupine Gorge National Park, be amazed at the depth of the volcanic rock cliff faces, the brilliantly coloured rocks and the cool shady pools. Boasting spectacular views, bushwalking, bird watching, swimming and splendid photography opportunities. Drive one of our scenic Byways and experience the scenic lookouts along the top of these basalt walls.
Call into Prairie and enjoy a chat and refreshments at the Prairie Pub surrounded by relics of yesteryear. South of Prairie is Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve. Enjoy swimming, fishing and camping in a perfect rural setting.
Stopover at Torrens Creek, this town played a vital military role in the war. Locals love to tell the story! Today, favoured as a spot for bird lovers and botanists. Visit the Exchange Hotel for a cool drink with camping available.
Once a busy railhead for local wool graziers, the Stamford of today, now a quieter place, fires up once a year in July for the Stamford Race Meeting.