Mitchell & Surrounds

​​​​Population: 985
Average Maximum Temperature: 34.5°C
Average Minimum Temperature: 2.8°C
Did you know?: Mitchell is named after renowned explorer Major Thomas Mitchell, who passed through the area in June 1846. During this (his fourth expedition) he set up camp to the north of Mitchell by what he noted as a 'fine river' naming it the Maranoa River.

​Located on the banks of the Maranoa River 87 kms west of Roma on the Warrego Highway, Mitchell is known as the Gateway to Queensland’s Outback.

No visit to Mitchell would be complete without a soak in the thermal mineralized waters of the Great Artesian Spa. Situated in Mitchell’s aquatic centre, the Great Artesian Spa comprises of a warm and a cool artesian water bath.

North of Mitchell visitors can enjoy superb vistas and explore the magnificent sandstone formations of the Mt Moffatt section of the Carnarvon National Park.

Visitors interested in more leisurely pursuits are invited to experience the tranquillity of local fishing spots along the Maranoa River such as the Neil Turner Weir and Fisherman’s Rest.

The people of Mitchell are proud of their cultural heritage and welcome the opportunity to share it with visitors. Steeped in history, the Mitchell community is keen to preserve the treasures and lessons from the past and have created a range of heritage and cultural displays covering its local Indigenous cultural heritage, early explorers, bushranging past, and social history.​


The quaint town of Amby is well known for its country hospitality and it is recommended visitors stop to meet the locals and take up the challenge of the 'no horse' golf course.


Mungallala is located 45 km west of Mitchell on the Warrego Hwy and boasts a small country hotel and thriving cypress pine sawmill. The town is home to a Cobb & Co rest stop, where coach horses were changed on the journey to and from Charleville before the coming of the railway in 1885.

Take a step back in time and visit Ooline Park 10 kms east of Mungallala on the Warrego Hwy. The Ooline tree (Cadellia pentastylis), with its rainforest origins dating back to the Pleistocene Era, has been listed as a vulnerable species.