Bedourie, meaning ‘dust storm', is a quaint little town with a population of 120 people.
Did you know?
For a small community, the town has excellent facilities including a hotel/motel, two caravan parks, a restaurant and tavern, general store, wireless internet, fuel services, a police station, and a medicalclinic.
Must visit Town attractions include:
• The historic Mud Hut
• The cemetery
• The new artistic representation of a dust storm that stands on Herbert Street.
Attractions around Bedourie include:
• The Vaughan Johnson Lookout
• The renowned wetland of Cuttaburra Crossing
• Carcoory Ruins, and
• The Diamantina National Park – one of Australia's top ten National Parks.
Bedourie is also home to the Bedourie Camp Oven.
What is it?
In 2001, the Australian Government recognised the origins of the Bedourie Camp Oven as ‘Uniquely Australian' and noted its significance as an improvised oven used by the pioneers of the Queensland outback. In recognition of the iconic oven, a street in the ACT was named Bedourie Street in March 2001.