Cunnamulla Easter

Top things to do around Cunnamulla over Easter Weekend

Cunnamulla the town of living history and untold stories

April and Easter the perfect time of year for Cunnamulla the Outback and Outdoors!

Easter is always a special time of year for me. Not because it’s Easter but I totally love the weather at that time of the year. For me I think it’s the perfect time to enjoy Cunnamulla and Outback Queensland. The temperature while cooler in the mornings and later at night is beautiful during the day. Warm enough for a swim in the day and cool enough to enjoy a campfire at night even if it is just for looking at. Two necessities are insect spray as we have had a flood in the river and the sand-flies are breeding. The other is a fly veil as flies are particularly friendly now.

Looking around Cunnamulla over Easter weekend

What’s Open over Easter in Cunnamulla and When?

It can be a little tricky and sometimes frustrating when travelling over the Easter period to find shops open.

Here’s a few places that will be open in Cunnamulla that should be able to service most if not all your needs.

Accommodation, Restaurant, Bar, Cellarbrations Bottleshop

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Good Friday – Closed

Easter Saturday – 10am – 8.30pm

Easter Sunday – 12 Midday – 8pm

Easter Monday – 10am – 8.30pm

Map Directions Link to Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

https://goo.gl/maps/eEd3JK7DjHq8BXRL6

Groceries

Holidays are a time where we all find ourselves chowing down and snacking as we catch up with family and friends. No matter how much we buy there is always something we need!

IGA Mills & Sons Cunnamulla – Groceries, Deli, Bakery, Meat, Fruit & Veg, General Merchandise & Small goods

Good Friday – Closed

Easter Saturday – 9am – 1pm

Easter Sunday – Closed

Easter Monday – 9am – 1pm

Map Directions Link to IGA Mills & Sons Cunnamulla

https://goo.gl/maps/eUebCKKFc44DZGXX8

Fuel

Fuel cunnamulla easter weekend

As you travel further into the outback you will experience some difficulty in 24 hour accessibility of fuel and petrol stations.  This is particularly frustrating on public holidays as demand is low and wages high.

If you are travelling to or through Cunnamulla and not able to find an open petrol station never fear as Hatchman Petroleum has come to your rescue!

Hatchman Petroleum has a 24/7 fuel card machine so you will never be stuck when travelling. In addition to this the depot is manned on normal days of trading. You can also get your gas replaced!

Directions Link on Google:

https://goo.gl/maps/vhmgFcexkuH2

Newsagency

Cunnamulla Newsagency has restricted opening hours over the Easter Weekend so make sure you get those lotto's on and be there in time to collect the latest papers.

Good Friday – Closed

Easter Saturday – 9am – 11am

Easter Sunday – 10am– 11am

Easter Monday – Closed

Good Friday Tips for what to do around Cunnamulla

Great Read over Easter Holidays

Good read over Easter Unforgiving

If you are looking to wind down and relax with a great book over Easter weekend we must recommend “Unforgiving” The story of the life and death of Sam. The author is mother Carmel Beresford. Described by Brunette Lenkic* as …’a compelling tale with strong filmic elements..Unembellished language allows the reader’s focus to remain on the dramatic story. The author is especially good at evoking sadness; the raw emotion expressed in the part following Sam’s accident is especially moving. Although it is unusual for the dramatic high-point to occur so early in a memoir, there are confronting revelations in the rest of the work that balance it out. This manuscript tells a powerful story.’

Copies are available for purchase at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla as well as Cunnamulla Newsagency and at Ellie's News Quilpie.

You can also order directly from the author for $39.99 including postage. Order Now!

Recent #Comments

Annabelle Brayley - Australian Outback Storyteller

9 October 2018

Book Review: Unforgiving - The story of the life and death of Sam.

I first read the manuscript of Unforgiving when Sam's mother Carmel Beresford sent it to me last year. I don't know Carmel and, at the time, I was editing Bush Docs with a deadline looming so I shouldn't have even read it but I remembered hearing of Sam's accident back in 2011 and I was curious. Once started, I couldn't not finish...

I read Carmel's newly published book again last week. It is, first and foremost, a love story about an engaging bush lad who clearly still owns the heart of his mother. While it was clearly her intent that the reader should know, I did feel as though I had intruded into her very personal relationship with her youngest son. It felt like a privilege on some level but, just as it did the first time, it left me feeling a bit unsettled.

Unforgiving is also an uncompromising, brutally honest recollection of Sam's terrible accident, subsequent death and the aftermath of that tragedy. It is easy to read but it is, by no means, an easy read. It is a confronting but very compelling glimpse into the often challenging, sometimes funny and occasionally terrifyingly harsh reality of one family's life in remote SW Queensland.

Once again, I couldn't stop reading it...

Details for purchase below...

Krysta Cini to Unforgiving - The Story of the Life and Death of Sam

Having a rum while reading this incredibly heartbreaking yet exceptionally well written book. Only thing missing in this picture is the box of tissues I have been through!

The love and strength Carmel Beresford shows in writing and publishing this book is admirable.

Jo Emery

This is a story no mother should ever have to share. One that describes how her baby was taken not by the hands of fate but by the careless hands the family held as friends and in trust. Carmel Beresford shared her draft manuscript with me some time ago, leaving me with not only the deepest of sorrow but the greatest of hope that truth could be found in the most harsh yet most beautiful landscape of Queensland. I’ve held Carmel in the highest regard as a professional and mother, giving her life to the children in the outback, their families and the land. I hope that Sam’s story brings rain to a drought for not one family, but the many his story will touch. Australian Story

If you have read the book please leave a review, we would love to hear what you think!

Trow a Rug on the Warrego River Banks

As Good Friday is a day where most if not all shops will be shut it’s a great day to throw a picnic rug out on the banks of the Warrego River.  Look for mussels in the mud banks, fish and even yabbies’ to create your own Good Friday feast.

As kids, we would be kept busy for hours searching in the muddy banks of the Warrego for mussels. Catching yabbies’ are also a fun activity for all the family either with a piece of meat tied to a string, with a pot or if you’re tough enough bare hands in the rocks.

Once you have your catch there is a range of ways to cook but if you’re looking to not have much washing up and want to try something different we have a tip.

Pack mud around fish and bake it straight on the hot coals of a campfire.

Once cooked peel the mud off and the skin peels off at the same time leaving the beautiful white flesh.

Spuds are also great wrapped in foil and baked on the coals.

Be sure if you start a fire that you clear the surrounds. Always put out the fire with water as burying a fire often causes severe burns to the next person that comes along. This is most important in the outback as the dense hardwood timbers like Gidyea will remain hot for days.

Get a bit of Salt Bush from the Bushland Gardens.

Include the Fishing holes’ info and maps.

Darby Land Bridge Cunnamulla Eastern Side

Travel through Cunnamulla on Louise Street which will take you directly towards Thargomindah.

Just before you approach the bridge there is a driveway on the right-hand side of the road where you can drive onto the riverbank and fish.

Darby Land Bridge Cunnamulla Western Side

Travel through Cunnamulla on Louise Street which will take you directly towards Thargomindah.

Drive across the bridge and you will see a road directly on your right as you cross.

Take that road and park your vehicle around the tree.

Allan Tannock Weir

Travel along Louise Street and turn left into Garden street (Follow the Warrego Riverside Tourist Park Signs).

Travel past the Cunnamulla Cemetery on your left and follow Weir Road for about 4km.

You will eventually arrive at the weir.

There are many spots both up and down the river where you can fish. 

You may see the locals in the water scooping however we do not recommend as it is extremely dangerous.

If there is water over the weir do not attempt to drive across or you could be in some trouble.

You could also catch yabbies’ in the weir area over the rocks.

Be sure to ask a local and most would be happy to help you out.

You may even find the odd one that will give you part of their catch so be friendly and don’t be shy, it’s not the Outback way.

Map Directions Link to Allan Tannock Weir

https://goo.gl/maps/jXmeEmPHDoP4vbWs7

A - 8 Mils Hole – Travel along the Old Charleville Road from Cunnamulla and turn off at the bend in the road.

B – 10 Mile Hole – Travel along the Old Charleville Road from Cunnamulla and turn off over the “Killowen Grid”.

C- Tickleman Hole – Travel along the Old Charleville Road from Cunnamulla and turn off just past the house.

D – 22 Mile Hole – Travel along the Old Charleville Road from Cunnamulla and turn off at old gate post before gate.

Cunnamulla Water Tower

The Cunnamulla water tower is currently involved in a massive transformation as artist Guido Van Helten paints a full-size mural around the entire tower.

Each day his vision evolves and sets tongues wagging and cameras on auto pilot as locals and travellers express their thoughts on the work of art.

Local resident Chris Mills said, she can’t wait to see what evolves on the part of the tower that is clearly visible from where she has her morning coffee.

http://www.guidovanhelten.com/

To follow Guido on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/guidovanheltenART/

Map Directions Link to Cunnamulla Water Tower cnr Watson & Jane Sts

https://goo.gl/maps/mWyPs7G1pXUdkHrd6

Paroo Pride photography competition

Sandhills

Deer Foot

Gardens around town

Yapunyah about to flower – Bees

Keep an eye out for Turtles!

Easter Sunday

6pm Sunday Campfire Dinner Club Boutique Hotel

Lunch at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Easter Weekend

Easter Saturday Cunnamulla Golf and lots more..

Cunnamulla Golf Club Fun Day – All Welcome!

10 Hole 3 Ball Ambrose $10 per player

1.30pm shotgun start

Club house open 12 noon

Sponsored by Cellarbrations @ Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Directions to Cunnamulla Golf Club

Travel West along Louise street and go over Darby Land Bridge.

At the old sale yards turn right onto Humeburn Road.

At the end of the old sale yards on the right hand side you will see the entry to Cunnamulla Golf Club.

Drive through the grid and follow the road all the way in until you reach the club house.

Once you arrive go upstairs and let someone know you have come to join in and they will get you all sorted.

This is a great fun day out and an excellent way to meet and mix with locals. Whether you are on your own or with a group we highly recommend you join in.

Eulo Gymkanah

Three days of fun. Motorbikes, dust, great food and great company. Head out to the Eulo Sports Grounds. Call into the Eulo Store or Eulo Queen Hotel for directions as there is nothing better than local knowledge.

Art Exhibition “The Four of Us”

There is a great deal of talent involved in the current exhibition at the Regional Art Gallery that is housed in the Cunnamulla Visitor Information Centre. The exhibition is a joint exhibition of four Cunnamulla locals with a range of work on display and for sale. It is totally worth your time to pull in and have a browse.

Good Friday – Closed

Easter Saturday – 9am – 2pm

Easter Sunday – 9am – 2pm

Easter Monday – 9am – 2pm

Map Directions Link to Cunnamulla Visitor Information Centre

https://goo.gl/maps/TfLCFgBGsSdjBTDd8

Artesian Mud Bath

A trip to the outback is not complete until you have experienced an Artesian Mud Bath.

This is a leading attraction in Outback Queensland and has been voted number two in the world for that type of spa experience.

You can do it on your own or in a group but always ring ahead and book or you will be sadly disappointed.

Club Boutique Hotel Beer & Wine O’Clock

Come in and try our great Cunnamulla Characters Brewed craft beer or some Angove wine. Have a chat, get some local knowledge.

Planning ahead? Check out what’s on around Cunnamulla!

19-21 April - Eulo Gymkhana & Motorbike Sports

21 April 2019 – Trivia Night Noccundra Hotel

25 April 2019 - Anzac Day Cunnamulla

3-6 May 2019 – Barcauldine Tree of Knowledge Festival

10 May 6.30pm – Cunnamulla State School Beyond Broncos Hot Dish Night at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

10-12 May 2019 – Cunnamulla Gun Club May Shoot

16 – 19 May 2019 - Music in the Mulga Wondilla Station Eulo

21-26 May 2019 – Channel Country Quick Shears Shindig Thargomindah

1 June 2019 - Markets @ Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

13 June 2019 - Slim Dusty Day at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

15 June 2019 – Cunnamulla & District Diggers Races

21 June 2019 - Salute the Stars of Yesterday Today Dinner & Show at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

22 June 2019 - All About Country Dinner & Show at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Sunday Campfire Dinner & Show Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

28 June 2019 - All About Country Dinner & Show at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

29 June 2019 - Salute the Stars of Yesterday Today Dinner & Show at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

5 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

6 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Mark Porter

7 July 2019 - Blues on the Grass with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

7 July 2019 - Sunday Campfire Dinner

12 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

13 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

14 July 2019 - Blues on the Grass with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

14 July 2019 - Sunday Campfire Dinner & Show Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

16-18 July 2019 - Big Red Bash Birdsville

19 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

20 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

20-21 July Channel Country Music Muster Thargomindah

21 July 2019 - Blues on the Grass with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

21 July 2019 - Sunday Campfire Dinner at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

26 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

27 July 2019 - Boutique Beers & Blues Dinner & Show with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

28 July 2019 - Blues on the Grass with Mark Porter at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

21 July 2019 - Sunday Campfire Dinner

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Cunnamulla Ready for 2019 Year of Outback Queensland Tourism

2019 Year of Outback Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared 2019 Year of Outback Queensland Tourism and Club Boutique Hotel, Cunnamulla is eager to welcome you.

The heritage town that celebrated Cunnamulla 150 in November 2018 is renowned for rolling out the welcome mat, the quality of its events, flashing the pearly whites and saying g’day! It could possibly be the most friendly laid back place on the planet.

Club Hotel Cunnamulla Cunnamulla 150

Hotelier Peieta Mills of Club Boutique Hotel says tourist are most welcome in Cunnamulla and to show them just how much we treat them to a down to earth genuine real life experience. No pretence just a big smile, a firm handshake and a real-life Outback Queensland adventure.

Ms Mills who has also run local Cunnamulla tours for more than twelve years says don’t just stay overnight or pass through.

Les Capewell riding horse into Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla

Pull up, kick back and relax, uncover the hidden secrets and history on the Cunnamulla Town & Industry Tour that operates daily June to September and at other times for group bookings.

There is something for every dynamic in Cunnamulla with great tours, caravan parks and facilities, restaurants, craft beer tastings, tipples and tales, campfire dinners, counter meals, and local Cunnamulla events for those that are travelling by caravan or motorhome.

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Campfire Dinner

There is plenty on offer for those travelling by coach, car or plane.

Up market Cunnamulla accommodation at Club Boutique Hotel in the centre of the CBD just 5 minutes walk from pretty well everywhere.

Phillip Walker Litejets Australia Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla regular guest

In April 2019 Club Boutique Hotel will also open up its Safari Glamping experience, which will give you all the five star luxuries, under five million stars.

While Outback Queensland region has been devastated with drought for fourteen of the past sixteen years they’re so many reasons for tourists to see beyond that and to visit Cunnamulla and immerse themselves into the local community.

Three good reasons to visit Cunnamulla in 2019;

  1. Meet the locals

  2. Try the local food and

  3. Lap up the great hospitality as you depart your home you’re welcomed into ours!

Cosy up to a Cunnamulla Fella or Cunnamulla Shiela, say g’day and learn a little about their life and their lifestyle in Cunnamulla. Did you know some of the locals are 6th – 8th generation locals!

At Club Boutique Hotel there is plenty of Cunnamulla history and there are plenty of tales dying to be shared from John Wilson harbouring Ben Hall the famous Bushranger to locals immortalised with Cunnamulla Characters Brewed the best craft beer on tap in Outback Queensland.

Cunnamulla Anzac Day

Two police boys with C.W. Cocky Bill Easton during war. One of the Cunnamulla Characters Brewed is in honour of our old mate Cocky!

Have a drink to them at the bar, purchase a takeaway growler or help Club Boutique Hotel celebrates these great Cunnamulla characters of the past with their daily Whisky, Wine, Beer & Rum o’clock.

There will be great entertainment if you are looking for things to do, meal options at lunch and dinner and a great opportunity to meet some locals past and present. If you feel a little tipsy they’ll even give you a FFEE ride home!

entertainment Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Mark Porter

On Sunday’s the Sunday Roast gets taken to a new level with a three-course dinner around the campfire in the gardens of Club Boutique Hotel however booking is essential by no later than 2pm on the day. Free pick up and drop off is available from anywhere in Cunnamulla town area and caravan parks.

roast lamb Club Boutique Hotel Sunday Campfire Dinner

Entrée is hearty home made soup, the main is classic old time roast like ya grandma used to make, with a choice of two meats, roasted potatoes, pumpkin, peas and gravy. Desert is a homemade old time favourite with ice-cream and cream. All for the budget price of $30 per person and you help yourself!

Cunnamulla area also boasts many great natural or nature based attractions like the natural sand dunes, the Warrego River and an abundance of local wildlife. The Cunnamulla area has the largest population of kangaroos and wallabies in Australia.

Brolgas Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla is also a bird watching or twitcher hotspot boasting more than 215 documented species of Australian Native Birds. That’s more than 1/3 of all birds in Australia. The birds alone attract people from all over the world to come to Cunnamulla.

travellers Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Bar

So no matter what style of travel, if you are a single, a retiree, a couple of a family Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla has you covered, plan ahead and get outback in 2019! Cunnamulla is ready and waiting for you!

Cunnamulla Road Trip Down Memory Lane With John Hill

JJohn Hill Transport Pty Ltd

John, Jan and Georgie Hill finally took a Cunnamulla road trip down memory lane from Southport to Cunnamulla staying at Club Boutique Hotel and then onto Bourke for some more reminiscing of a bygone era.

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Top Cunnamulla Accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival

If great service and all the extra comforts you could wish for are appealing then the place to stay in Cunnamulla during the annual Cunnamulla Fella Festival is Club Boutique Hotel. 

Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla offers top Cunnamulla accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival and other events held in the area.  You can guarantee you will get a great night sleep in our beautiful comfy beds with fluffy cloud like pillows and pristine five star bed linen.

Cunnamulla Accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival

Club Boutique Hotel is the most luxurious Cunnamulla accommodation and is perfectly located in the center of the Cunnamulla CBD making it the perfect home base.  

Just five minutes walk to all major attractions in Cunnamulla you can securely park your car, have a cold drink in the hotel bar or restaurant and walk to all the Cunnamulla Fella festival events in a matter of minutes.

Word has spread about the great country hospitality offered at Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla and during the festival it becomes a fun hub to meet and mix with other travellers, rodeo riders and locals.Cunnamulla Accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival

With beautiful gardens, a large verandah that wraps around the front of the hotel and a great restaurant Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla is a great place to meet friends, dine or simply chill out between events at Cunnamulla Fella Festival.  

Cunnamulla Accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival

Wake up in time to view the perfect outback sunrise or enjoy a beer or glass of wine while taking in the sunset.

Saturday will provide the perfect festival and market atmosphere as locals sell their wares around the hotel including bric a brac, antiques and collectables, home made cakes, slices tarts, jams and chutney.  The perfect gift or souvenir to take home and they are guaranteed Yum!

Local musician Rueben Birchley will create the perfect backdrop sharing his musical talents as he sings and plays the guitar and Ukulele.  Originally from Brisbane some say that music is in fact in the blood of this primary school teacher.  The son of a concert pianist and music teacher, Reuben began playing the cello at age 8, the guitar at 13 and, since those times, has a huge range of genres including hip-hop anthems, pop songs, rock and folk ballads.

So remember if your looking for the best outback adventure on your travels book Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Accommodation for Cunnamulla Fella Festival 2018!