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Situated on the banks of the Balonne River, St George QLD is the perfect place from which to explore the Balonne Shire. There is something for the whole family to enjoy in this regional town!
For wine lovers, you can’t miss a visit to Queensland’s most westerly vineyard! Their large, shady country garden is perfect for the kids while you enjoy a free, personalised wine tasting at the cellar door, or tuck into delicious scones and homemade jam or a cheese platter with a glass of wine.
Pack the drinks and nibbles and jump onboard the Sandytown River Cruise. Sit back, enjoy the views and spot the array of birdlife as you cruise down the river.
St George Flood Marker
Located along the River Walkway, the flood marker showcases the history of flooding in the Balonne River over the years. It really puts into perspective the sheer amount of water that has flowed through here!
The Unique Egg
You won’t see this anywhere else – The Unique Egg is home to the world’s only display of hand-carved, illuminated emu eggs. Each piece of art has been created by local artist ‘Stavros’, and it is well worth the small fee to view this impressive collection.
Cotton Self-Drive Trail
Drop into the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre to pick up the tourism brochure to enable you to embark on the Cotton Self Drive Trail. This drive showcases the history of cotton-growing in the area and allows tourists a closer look into the local agricultural industry.
St George Riverbank Walkway
The walkway stretches for two kilometres along the riverbank, starting below the Jack Taylor Weir is where explorer Major Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne River in 1864 and gave St George its name. There are parks for the kids to enjoy, free electric BBQs and picnic tables for use, as well as the flood marker and Pilot’s Memorial to discover on your walk.
Just a short trip out of town is the Beardmore Dam recreation area. Upstream from the Beardmore Dam the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers meet, forming the northern catchment of the Murray Darling Basin.
St George boasts some of the best inland fishing in Queensland, with Beardmore Dam and Jack Taylor Weir some of the best spots for families to throw in a line.
St George Accommodation
St George QLD offers a variety of accommodation, from caravan parks to hotel rooms and Airbnb rentals.
For our visit, we stayed in our caravan at the Pelican Rest Tourist Park.