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Windorah - Cities, Towns and Localities

Located in south-west Queensland, in the heart of the Channel Country, beside Cooper’s Creek, Windorah is surrounded with stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historic sites.

One of three townships in the Barcoo Shire, the small town provides a welcome stop for those travelling to Birdsville, Bedourie, Blackall, Longreach, Quilpie and Thargomindah.

Originally known as Stony Point, Windorah gets its name from an Aboriginal word for ‘big fish’, that relates to Cooper’s Creek, which is formed by the junction of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers, just south of Jundah. Indeed, this area is a great fishing spot and a great place to do some bird watching, as well as a number of other aquatic activities. The waterhole is about 19 km in length and 10 metres deep. After times of flood, the area becomes a magnet and breeding habitat for waterbirds.

Check out our listing of Windorah accommodation and Central West accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Windorah Information Centre
Maryborough Street
Ph: 07 4656 3063
Open — April to October
April to October
7 days a week
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
November to March
5 days a week
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Public Holidays
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Windorah Events

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International Yabby Races
• Albert St, WINDORAH QLD 4481 • Ph: 07 4656 3063 • Email
• August
Herald as the ‘International Yabby Races’, this annual event attracts over 400 people from around the region and visitors passing through on their way to the Birdsville Races. Held in the main street, punters have the opportunity to buy one of 40 yabbies, which will race for glory in four races including the Barcoo Bolt, Thomson Trot, Kyabra Kanter and Coopers Creek Cup.

Fifty percent of the money raised from the auction supports many local organisations and helps in purchasing equipment in a number of worthwhile projects in Windorah.

The International Yabby Races is a unique racing event and once the last yabby has crawled its way past the finishing line, visitors can enjoy the local hospitality at the Western Star Hotel.

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