With a panorama of giant red sandhills, Windorah is located in the heart of the Channel Country , beside Cooper’s Creek. It doesn’t get much more ‘Outback’ than here, with its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites.
Windorah’s history is linked with Isisford for it was the Whitman brothers who established both towns. Originally known as Stony Point, its current name is the Aboriginal word for ‘place of large fish’. This relates to Cooper’s Creek, which is formed by the junction of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers just south of Jundah. Cooper Creek at Windorah is a top fishing spot, ideal for birdwatching and enjoying watersports with a waterhole about 19 kilometres in length and up to 10 metres deep. The channels can spread floodwaters up to 100 kilometres wide as they flow towards Lake Eyre.
A scenic 12 kilometre nature drive from town to Cooper’s Creek gives a view of the area with all its diversity. Magnificent red sandhills are situated just to the west of town. The towns main industry is cattle grazing, due to the abundance of Mitchell Grass and other herbage that is available after heavy rainfall.
Windorah is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Barcoo, it is located approximately 1056kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 8807.71 square kilometres. Windorah has a recorded population of 115 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Windorah 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 Windorah and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.