Heart of the Channel Country

Discover Barcoo Shire's diverse outback landscapes and unique people of our small towns. Our site features must-see locations and must-do activities during your visit to the channel country.

Windorah is surrounded by scenic countryside, picturesque ruins and spectacular red sandhills. Cooper Creek, immortalised in poetry by Andrew "Banjo" Paterson, is one of the great natural attractions of Windorah. There are also ruins, mostly old pub sites, situated within 90km of the town.

Jundah is at the centre of sheep and cattle grazing land and is the administrative centre for the shire. The Barcoo Shire Museum is open 24 hours and there you'll find everything from antique mortuary tools to an old Royal Flying Doctor Service medicine kit.

Situated just off the Thomson Developmental Road, Stonehenge is a small town with a population of 40. You won't find any standing stones like that of England's Stonehenge, but you will find friendly people, beautiful scenery, and great camping and fishing.

Browse our site for more things to do in Barcoo Shire.

Located in Far West Queensland, in the heart of the Channel Country, Barcoo 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 Barcoo Shire lays claim to the most exceptionally unique place in Australia and the world. It is the only place where two prominent and significate inland rivers, the Thomson and Barcoo meet to form a creek the Cooper Creek.

Rich in history, the Barcoo Shire has an outback experience to offer everyone. Along with unique rustic landscapes, distinctive flora and fauna, spectacular wildlife, freshwater fishing, golf, bird watching and stunning sunsets. The Barcoo is also home to Magee’s Shanty, birth place of the famous Bush Christening renowned by Banjo Paterson.

The welcoming three outback towns of Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge can all be easily accessed via sealed roads and are located within a leisurely drive to the major towns of Longreach or Quilpie.

Barcoo Shire is the gateway to Birdsville, Bedourie, Innaminka, Quilpie or Longreach and Winton to the north.


Find out more about Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge on our VisitBarcoo.com.au website.


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