Visit attractions around St George area
Riversands Vineyards has been a Blacket family venture since 1996. In that time David and Alison have developed the vineyard and raised three boys, Nick, Loxlee and Jock. Riversands is nestled on the banks of the Balonne River in St George, south-west Queensland. We are Queensland's most western winery. You will find us 5 minutes from the town centre and open 7 days a week. MORE >>>>
The Unique Egg
In an unassuming small low set brick building in the main street of town, you will find the humble emu egg carved into a stunning, illuminated piece of art at the Unique Egg. Local character and artisan Steve Margaritus - or 'Stavros' as we know him - has carved an amazing variety of patterns and scenes on each egg and illuminated them. This is the world's only display of hand carved, illuminated emu eggs, which have been gifted as far as the White House! 108 Victoria St St George. Ph 07 4625 3490 More >>>>
Sandytown River Cruises
To really take in the Balonne River's magnitude of water, pack a few drinks and nibbles and jump on board a Sandytown River Cruise. As you idle down the middle of the river, sit back and enjoy the views and abundant birdlife including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles. Try a leisurely afternoon cruise, fishing tour or a full moon evening cruise. More >>>>
1917 T-Model Ford Baker's Truck Drive
Step back in time on board a classic 1917 T-Model Ford Bakery truck. For only $5, Trent from the St George Bakery will take you on a guided tour around town. Trent is available until lunch time, and all fund raised go towards the invaluable Royal Flying Doctors Service.
97 Victoria Street, St George
07 4625 3777
Nindigilly Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer’s accommodation for the Nindigully Station. The Gully, as it’s affectionately known, brewed its own beer and spirits before XXXX and Bundaberg Rum even existed. Today the boom town of approximately 50 people and 15 houses of the early 1900s have been reduced to two houses, the pub, the old General Store and the Town Hall with a population of six!
The Gully is a must see for Australian history buffs as you can feel it all around you from the original buildings to the traditional farming lands. More >>>>
St George Pilot's Memorial
A fighter pilot memorial pays tribute to two brave men hailing from St George. One of these men, Squadron Leader John Jackson bravely served in World War II in some of its most dangerous battles and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medal for his work in the Middle East after destroying seven aircraft. less than six months later, Jackson led his squadron of Kittyhawks in the Battle of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea which prevented the Japanese advancement into the country. In recognition of his efforts, Jacksons International Airport at Port Moresby is named in his honour. The other serviceman, Warrant Officer Leonard Waters, was the first Aboriginal fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. The legacy of these two locals will forever be remembered on the sandstone monument overlooking the Balonne River. More >>>
Cotton Self Drive Trail
Fill in the morning or afternoon by experiencing the St George Cotton Self Drive Trail. Pack your thermos and smoko as you head off and get to know more about the local cotton industry. Pick up our tourism brochure St George & Surrounds from the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre to embark on the Cotton Self Drive Trail.
114 St George's Terrace, St George
07 4620 8877
Take a trip to the outskirts of town to rest at the Beardmore Dam recreation area where you'll have the chance to spot a mob of kangaroos lazing around. Upstream from the Beardmore Dam is the point where the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers meet forming the northern catchment of the Murray Darling Basin. Find out more on the importance of Beardmore Dam through the Cotton Self Drive Trail.
Thungaby Road, St George
St George Heritage Centre
The keenest of history buffs and those wanting to retrace their family history will want to call into the St George Heritage Centre and browse their collection of artefacts, historical information, blacksmith, printing press, old gaol and courthouse. Please contact the friendly staff at the Balone Shire Visitor Information Centre on 07 4620 8877 for their opening hours as the Heritage Centre is manned by volunteers.
St George Heritage Trail
Take a step back in time as early as the 1800s by discovering the St George Heritage Trail. Download or pick up a brochure from the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre and follow the 45 minute drive to explore important historical sites, colourful stories, and buildings that have shaped the town's history.
114 St George's Terrace, St George
07 4620 8877