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Miles is located approximately 50kms west of Chinchilla, on the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Roma. Originally named Dogwood Crossing, Miles was established in 1884 on the track blazed by explorer Ludwig Leichardt.
These days, Miles is a vibrant country town with an active arts and cultural community and a region rich in history and natural attractions, making Miles a perfect stop for travellers.
Related: Gil Weir Free Camp
Miles Historical Village Museum
The Miles Historical Village will literally have you stepping back in time in a street reminiscent of a town from the late 1800s. The Museum features over 34 replica buildings from the turn-of-the-century, including a hospital, bank, cafe, printers, school, post office, chemist, garage and bakery that each house their own special collection. This is a fantastic educational experience for families, taking visitors on a journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked in the region, and is one of the best things to do in Miles with kids.
Located at 141 Murilla St, Miles and open from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day except Christmas Day.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles
The arts and cultural community of Miles and the surrounding district is celebrated it’s art gallery and community centre Dogwood Crossing, with architecturally stunning seven-metre-tall stylised bottle trees featured at the front of the building. Here you will find the John Mullins Art Gallery, as well as the Library and IT Centre.
Located at Cnr Leichhardt – Warrego Hwys, Miles.
Chinamans Lagoon is home to a rare pink Australian native waterlily, producing a spectacular display over the Summer and Autumn months.
Located on the Leichhardt Highway, Miles.
Dogwood Creek Walking Track
The Dogwood Creek Walking Track is lined with the beautiful native flora and fauna of the region, including the iconic Dogwood tree.
Located at Murilla Street, Miles.
Gurulmundi Wildflower Tour
Travellers who venture off the main roads will be rewarded with blooming wildflowers and native plants! The Miles Gurulmundi Wildflower Tour also passes historical points of interest and the Wild Dog (Dingo) Barrier Fence. Spring is the prime time to see these beauties, so drop into the Miles Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the self-drive tour map, or download one from here.
Miles has a variety of accommodation options, from hotel rooms to caravan parks and Airbnb rentals.
For free camping at Miles, check out the Gil Weir free camp.
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