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St George

With a rich history, river cruises, world-class fishing and a variety of cafes and restaurants dotting the wide, tree-lined streets, there is something for everyone in this Bush Oasis.

Highlights

Located in the flat lands of the western Darling Downs, St George has become known as the inland fishing capital of Queensland. Yellowbelly and Murray Cod can be found in the many rivers, dams, and creeks around this relaxed, rural town.

Visit Queensland’s western most winery, and discover why Riversands is renowned for its port and fortified wines.

For a small donation to the invaluable work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, take a guided tour around town in the bakery’s 1917 T-Model Ford truck.

Experience the magic of over 150 illuminated, hand-carved emu eggs at The Unique Egg. Stavros (Steve) Margaritis has been perfecting his intricate art for over 50 years and you will be amazed by his unique creations.

Best time of year to visit

St George offers something for everyone at any time, however the lure of fishing, boating and swimming in the natural waterways make summer an ideal time to visit.

There are several events and festivals held throughout the year, including the annual St George Family Fishing Competition in September.

And lovers of country music and bush poetry shouldn’t miss the Yellowbelly Country Music Festival, held at the Showgrounds in early July.

Climate

With its sub-tropical climate, St George experiences four distinct seasons in a year. There is little variation in rainfall, with the warmer months only experiencing a slight increase in average monthly rainfall.

Enjoy clear, mild days and cool evenings during winter or the warmer days and mild nights of summer.

St George – The Bush Oasis

Sir Thomas Mitchell was the first European to travel through these parts and a plaque located at the Jack Taylor Irrigation Weir commemorating this event shows how St George received its name.

“At this spot on St Georges Day – April 23 1846 – Sir Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne and established a camp calling the crossing St Georges Bridge. This was the origin of the town St George.”

As a result of Mitchell’s reports on the region, pastoralists began to make their way to the area and the town was officially established in 1862.

Despite the number of rivers and waterways, full scale irrigation was not achieved until the completion of the Jack Taylor Weir in 1972.

The weir finally completed the irrigation project started decades earlier and led to the region becoming one of the largest cotton producer’s in the country.

With a rich history, river cruises, world-class fishing and a variety of cafes and restaurants dotting the wide, tree-lined streets, there truly is something for everyone in this Bush Oasis.

Tours that visit St George

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