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Miles

The Miles Historical Village is a must see for all travellers to the region. Walk into yesteryear as you wander through this village with its authentic and replica buildings. Imagine what life was like as you peek into our past.

Highlights

The Miles Historical Village is a must see for all travellers to the region. Walk into yesteryear as you wander through this village with its authentic and replica buildings. Imagine what life was like as you peek into our past.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the tranquility of the pink lilies in Chinaman’s Lagoon. Learn of the outlaw Chinese gardener after whom this piece of paradise was named.

Take in the majesty of the bottle trees planted at the entrance of Dogwood Crossing. Not only will you find information on all there is to enjoy in the town, the centre often hosts touring exhibitions.

Best time of year to visit

If you want to witness the brilliance and colour of the wildflowers, early to mid September is the time to come. After the early spring rains, the area comes to life. Follow the self-drive Gurulmundi Wildflower tour for breathtaking displays.

Or perhaps you prefer to enjoy a little track-side action. The Miles Picnic Races are held in February each year and provide a chance for locals and visitors to all this day brings.

Although only held every two years, keep an eye for the next Back to Bush Festival. This festival is a combination of several previous events in the town and celebrates every aspect of country life.

Climate

Miles enjoys a sub-tropical climate – warm to hot summers and mild winter days followed by cool to cold nights. At 304 m elevation, the town has an annual rainfall of over 600 mm, the majority of which falls during the months of November to March.

Miles – A Snapshot in Time

Located on Dogwood Creek, Miles was originally named Dogwood Crossing by German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844. When the railway arrived in 1878, the town was renamed Miles as a mark of respect to Sir William Miles, the Queensland Colonial Secretary.

Miles’ economy relies heavily on agriculture, with the area producing barley, cotton, wheat, barley and sorghum. A mining industry has continued to develop with both bentonite clay and coal being mined.

For a small town, Miles has a big heart. Come and experience life at the turn of the century in this friendly town.

Tours that visit Miles

Queensland South West Wonders

10 day Queensland Tour

Stanthorpe - St George - Cunnamulla - Quilpie - Charleville - Roma - Miles and everywhere in between!

Leaving From: Gold Coast

$3,399 Per Person - Twin

$4,699 Single