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Heart of the Channel Country

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Located deep in the heart of the Channel Country, this region is one of the more remote shires with an area of 61,974 square kilometres in far Western Queensland, incorporating the townships of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah.  The main industries are beef, oil, wool, opal, tourism and macroped harvesting.

The Thomson River flows into the shire from the north, while the Barcoo River enters the east, merging to form Cooper Creek. This mosaic of channels flows on to Lake Eyre during the wet season.

Improved roads and facilities make this area an attractive outback holiday destination. Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah are linked together by a sealed road that continues on to either Quilpie or Longreach, giving an unbroken sealed road access from the east coast.

Enriched with history, unique landscapes, distinctive flora, fauna and serenity, that allows one to enjoy every moment and experience of the outback. The heart of the Channel Country has something to offer everyone.

Travellers can choose to enjoy the tranquillity or experience one of the many annual events held in our communities. Designated camping areas on permanent waterholes adjacent to each of the towns, give ample opportunities to fish or catch the delectable yabby for the camper's menu.