Rolleston

Rural

Rolleston is in the southeast of Queensland’s Central Highlands and is the nearest town to the world renowned Carnarvon Gorge and Carnarvon National Park. Rolleston is 70 kilometres east of Springsure and can be reached by travelling along the Great Inland Way.

A journey through Arcadia Valley, once home to the indigenous ‘Karinal’ tribe, takes you to the unusual Lake Nuga Nuga, believed by the tribe to be the home of the mythological male and female Rainbow Serpents (Mundagarri) living under the two peaks dominating the lake’s northern shoreline.

Boasting a diverse pastoral history, the township of Rolleston is also famous for the notorious Patrick and James Kenniff – Queensland’s last legendary bushrangers.

The boundary rider’s hut from Purbook has been resited and restored at Beazley Park as a memorial to the area’s pioneers. Rolleston is also the closest town to Lake Nuga Nuga and sits above a natural gas field.

Quick Facts

Rolleston is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Central Highlands, it is located approximately 552kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 140.079 square kilometres. Rolleston has a recorded population of 309 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Rolleston we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Rolleston and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.