Self-Driving Guide for families & Adventurers

A two day self-drive tour around some of Hughenden and Flinders Shire best attractions

Days: 2

Day 1: Town & Surrounds

Day 2:: Porcupine Gorge

Highlights: Porcupine Gorge, Mount Walker Lookout at Sunset, Hughenden

Day 1


Spend the morning discovering the history of Hughenden and district at the Flinders Discovery Centre. Step back in time inside our museum and see the exhibition of dinosaur fossils from around the world and a growing display of fossils from our local area. Meet ‘Hughie’ our seven metre skeletal Muttaburrasaurus and much more. The Flinders Discovery Centre is also an accredited Information Centre.


Spend the rest of the day exploring the town’s history, with the historic Coolibah Tree and the Surveyor’s Peg and Hebrew grave. A wide range of sculptures and the Federation Rotunda dominates the streetscape of Brodie Street. This Rotunda is made from two 20’ windmills brought into Hughenden from a property south of Prairie. Relax under the curved roof while sitting on original bush furniture which has been created by local residents.


You can’t have a night in Hughenden without witnessing a big sky sunset. There are several vantage points to see the sun go down with the prime one being Mt Walker, which is a 10km drive east of Hughenden. Mt Walker has impressive 180-degree views of the landscape, BBQ areas, picnic tables and toilets. Alternatively, head down to the dock on the eastern side of the lake, there is some lovely seats perfectly positioned to catch the sunset over the water. 

If you’re not self-catering at one of the BBQ sites around town, you can dine out at one of the pubs,  grab a takeaway meal from the Chinese Restaurant, or head down to the Railway Social Club for a  meal. The social club is open from 3 – 6 pm every day, with extended trade on Friday night, and has a children’s playground and field, so plenty of room for the kids to roam and mingle with the local youngsters. 


Van | Campertrailer | Tent 

The Terry Allen Caravan Park has powered and unpowered sites and is conveniently located beside the town pool, gym, skatepark and basketball courts. The Caravan Park also has self-contained 

cabins. If your van is fully self-contained and you don’t require power the council have a free RV site conveniently located near the lake and main street. 

Motel Rooms | Air BNB 

The two Hotels in town offer self-contained rooms along with the Rest Easy Motel. Additionally, there is a cottage and room rental available in town through Air BNB.