The town experiences hot, humid temperatures throughout the year, with highs in the summer months of December to February. These months are also characterised by heavy rainfall and tropical storms, so if you prefer to visit in drier weather, book your trip between April and September.
If you are planning to fly to Queensland, it is worth booking early to get the best travel deals and to also avoid travelling during the school holidays.
If you’re looking for a friendly small Australian town in the heart of the outback, then Charleville could be the perfect destination. Located in south west Queensland, 8.5 hours west of Brisbane, Charleville is a heritage town offering an authentic outback experience. Sitting on the banks of the Warrego River, the town was once home to the famous Cobb & Co Stagecoach company. You can tour many of the heritage buildings on foot, including the Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Centre, which gives a historical overview of this vital outback medical service. You can also get a personal experience of outback education by taking a class and a guided tour at the School of Distance Education. Charleville offers a number of unique wildlife experiences, including the chance to see a number of endangered animals, like the bilby. This rare marsupial can be seen by taking an exclusive night tour of its habitat. You can also see yellow-footed rock wallabies in an enclosure at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Office. On the southern edge of town, the Cosmos Centre gives visitors the rare opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the sky at night and fascinating astronomical activities during the day. If you love the idea of getting back to nature, the town offers plenty of unusual and interesting activities, including scenic flights of the outback, yabby races and self-guided walks around the lake in the Graham Andrews Parklands. For anyone who wants to learn more about local history, the town’s Historic House Museum features a collection of historic photographs, architecture and artefacts, giving a fascinating insight into the lives of local inhabitants from the past. Whatever your interests, Charleville offers a unique range of attractions that can only be experienced by visiting this beautiful, remote region.
Due to the small size of the town, most of the attractions can be easily reached on foot. Although there is no public transport within the town, you may choose to hire a car from the car rental companies in town, or book a tour with a local taxi company.
Charleville Airport (CTL) is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the town on Qantas Drive. If you are flying into the airport, you can book an airport shuttle to reach your hotel. Alternatively, book your transfer with a local taxi company.