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Published March 5th 2016
The Warrego River runs through the western side of Cunnamulla and this walk is located just over the bridge, on the outside of town. It is one of the stops on the town's heritage trail, which you can get a guide for at the heritage centre.
The trail begins as you enter what was once a police paddock, where police horses were kept and stock that had been impounded sometimes held.
The entrance to the police paddock and the start of the walk
From here, there are two routes, with the first being a short walk to a viewing area over the river, where you can do some birdwatching. Interpretive signs provide information about wildlife and local flora (the one for kangaroos happened to have a kangaroo sitting in front of it when I read it).
The longer path offers a better view of the landscape because it heads away from the river and soon takes you into a flat, open plain. Unfortunately, my first impression of this part was a little ruined by the presence of goats (they're everywhere in this region of Queensland and easy to see because they don't camouflage well like Australia's native wildlife).
The goats I saw always seemed to be in groups of three or four
If you look at a map of this walk, the attractions it lists are things like an ants' nest and a seat, which don't make it sound very impressive. But I thought it was quite beautiful, particularly the open area (and the ants' next was actually quite large). One of the best spots to spot to stop for a while and take in the scenery is the viewing platform, which is placed so that you can watch the sunset.
The entire Walk along the Warrego is 2.5 kilometres (but some of that is returning along sections you've already walked) and covers very easy terrain. I found it was a great way to fill in some time before being let into my accommodation.
It looks great.I love the terrain. We were in Cunnamulla earlier this year but did the walk over the sanddunes instead. I did the walk along the Warrego River in Charleville and in parts that were dry, I walked on the river bed.