Located in the Balonne Shire in Queensland’s Western Downs, St George is a small rural town located along the banks of the Balonne River. Primarily acting as a service centre for the surrounding wheat, sheep and cotton farmers, the town still has plenty of activities to explore during your stay! As you’re passing through for the River Dragon Festival this September, why not take some time to check out some of the other offerings below St George has to offer;
Owned and run by the Blacket family since 1996, the Riversands Vineyard produces wines, muscat and port made from locally-grown grapes. Located just 5 minutes from the town centre and open 7 days a week, visitors are welcomed by a free wine tasting and can relax in the garden cafe to sample the best of Riversand’s boutique wines, tasty food and country hospitality.
66 Whytes Rd, St George QLD 4487
The Unique Egg
Situated within the Balonne Sports Store is this impressive collection of hand-carved, illuminated emu eggs created by Steve Margaritis over a period of more than 40 years. Having been displayed at World Expos they are now on permanent display in the store.
108 Victoria Street, St George, Queensland 4487
The St George Heritage Centre
For a look into the history of St George, head to The St George Heritage Centre at the western end of Victoria Street. The centre houses a collection of historical material relating to the town, including a working blacksmith operations, operational printing press, local Aboriginal artefacts, an extensive harness collection and the old gaol and courthouse which have been relocated from within the town.
Victoria Street, St George, Queensland 4487
Sandytown River Cruises
Sit back, relax and take in the Balonne River’s magnitude of water aboard the Sandytown River Cruises. Enjoy the views and abundant birdlife including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles as you idle down the middle of the river. With afternoon cruises, fishing tours and full moon evening cruises on offer this is not to be missed.
Cotton Self-Drive Trail
For a half-day activity jump in the car to experience the St George Cotton Self Drive Trail and get to know more about the local cotton industry. Pick up the 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, QLD 4487
To check out even more activities St George has to offer head to http://www.balonne.qld.gov.au/st-george
As you arrive in St George drop in to the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre to pick up your tourism brochure, information and maps.
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