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Walk Along the Warrego

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
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.

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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).

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Part of the 1,380 km Warrego River


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).

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The goats I saw always seemed to be in groups of three or four


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One of two kangaroos I saw on my walk (although it may have been the same one twice)


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.

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The view from the sunset viewing platform


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.
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Why? Take a walk along the river and the flood plains of Cunnamulla.
When: Any day
Where: To the east of town, over the bridge, on Bulloo Developmental Road
Cost: Free
Your Comment
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.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6230) 1322 days ago
Nice article...and your photos are lovely!
by Carolyn Hopping (score: 2|950) 1322 days ago
The photos are great - this is Australia!!
by schal (score: 2|155) 1200 days ago
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