Hughenden has a lot to offer travellers, with four national parks, mountainous volcanic basalt country, sweeping black soil plains and rich fossils and dinosaur areas.

Population: 1136

Elevation: 324m

Annual Rainfall: 493mm

Avg. min. temp. in winter: 9.6℃

Avg. max. temp. in summer: 35℃

The Comet Windmill on the Flinders Rivers‘Digging up the Past’, painted by Joel Fergie & Travis Vinson on Alys St Water TowerHistoric Coolibah TreeFresh Water Crayfish at Hughenden Recreational LakeMount Walker Lookout at SunsetSculpted Metal Fish on the Flinders Eco WalkPaddle boarding on Hughenden Recreational Lake

Wide-open spaces, slower paces and memorable places. Hughenden is the centre point for your outback adventure and it has plenty to offer visitors. Whether you’re looking to take a deep breath of the country air after a long haul drive and enjoy a cup of coffee while you figure out which adventure to embark on next. Or, simply want to base yourself at the centre of the experience and place to hang your hat between explorations. “Hughie” has something for you.

Come visit Hughenden and enjoy a true country town that offers guests a glimpse into rural life, with a close-knit caring community. From us here at Hughie, “Feel welcome and make sure you have a look around. We’ll see you soon.”

The Hughenden Recreational Lake is a multi-use lake shared by boaters, water skiers, kayakers, rowers and swimmers. We welcome all visitors to the Flinders shire region and encourage you to enjoy the facilities and your time on the water.

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Moonda Nurra

, Hughenden, Queensland


, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Water Tower Art

54 Alyss Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Fossicking site (Showgrounds)

, Hughenden, Queensland

Dinosaur Trail

, Hughenden, Queensland

Great Western Hotel 

14 Brodie Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Guest House

Flynn Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Campdraft

Stansfield Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Country Music Festival

21 Brodie Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Races

, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Markets (CM Assoc)

Brodie Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls

13 Little Avenue, Hughenden, Queensland

Hebrew Grave

, Hughenden, Queensland

Historic CoolAbah Tree & Surveyor's Peg

Stansfield Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Ammonite Sculpture

, Hughenden, Queensland

Flinders River Fish Sculptures

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, Hughenden, Queensland


37 Gray Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Darby the Dinosaur

, Hughenden, Queensland

Federation Windmill Rotunda

Brodie Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Returned Soldiers' Memorial Rotunda

Gray Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Mutt - Full Bodied Replica of a Muttaburrasaurus

Stansfield Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Recreational Lake

Little Avenue, Hughenden, Queensland

Flinders Discovery Centre

37 Gray Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Hughenden Golf Frothies Wednesdays

, Hughenden, Queensland