St George

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, St George relaxes the senses in all the right ways. Perched on the banks of the mighty Balonne River, it is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Balonne Shire.

 

 

 

Cotton Self Drive Trail

Fill in the morning or afternoon by experiencing the St George Cotton Self Drive Trail. Pack your thermos and smoko as you head off and get to know more about the local cotton industry. Pick up our tourism brochure St George & Surrounds from the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre to embark on the Cotton Self Drive Trail.

114 St George's Terrace, St George
07 4620 8877

 

 

St George Riverbank Walkway

Car weary legs will appreciated the two kilometre stretch of shady riverbank walkway flanking the town. A star feature, the riverbank walkway begins below the Jack Taylor Weir. There you'll find a commemorative stone to mark Sir Thomas Mitchell's crossing of the Balonne River on St George's Day back in 1846. Further along the riverbank walkway, a marker showcases the flood heights of the swollen Balonne River from years gone by.

St George's Terrace, St George

 

 

Unique Egg

In an unassuming small low set brick building in the main street of town, you will find the humble emu egg carved into a stunning, illuminated piece of art at the Unique Egg. Local character and artisan Steve Margaritis - or 'Stavros' as we know him - has carved an amazing variety of patterns and scenes on each egg and illuminated them. This is the world's only display of hand carved, illuminated emu egss, which have been gifted as far as the White House!

108 Victoria Street, St George
07 4625 3490

 

 

Riversands Wines

For the wine lover, Riversands Wines satisfies your thirst for a good drop. While away the afternoon in their shady country garden with a free, personalised wine tasting at the cellar door followed by scones and home made jam or a cheese platter and a glass of wine.

66 Whytes Road, St George
07 4625 3643
www.riversandswines.com

 

 

Sandytown River Cruises

To really take in the Balonne River's magnitude of water, pack a few drinks and nibbles and jump on board a Sandytown River Cruise. As you idle down the middle of the river, sit back and enjoy the views and abundant birdlife including pelicans, cockatoos and eagles. Try a leisurely afternoon cruise, fishing tour or a full moon evening cruise.

0400 219 379 to arrange a booking
www.stgeorgerivercruises.com

 

 

Cotton Farm & Winery Tour

Don’t miss out on experiencing the Cotton Farm and Winery Tour held every Thursday from May to September.  Enjoy the on board commentary provided by a local cotton farmer as they showcase their fully operational cotton farm and learn how cotton is grown, irrigated and harvested. Once finished you will head onto Riversands Wines for a vineyard tour before being treated to a personalised wine tasting and a delicious lunch with entertainment in their relaxed country garden. To make things easy for you, your bus driver will collect you from the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre or your accommodation provider in town and drop you back. To make a booking contact the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre.

114 St George's Terrace, St George
07 4620 8877

 

 

Balonne Shire Pop Up Gallery

Browse through the collection of local artwork on display at the Balonne Shire Pop Up Gallery. Each piece of artwork tells a different story and is available for purchase. If one catches your attention be sure not to miss it as the exhibition constantly rotates throughout the year. 

St George Library
112 Victoria St, St George
07 4625 3375
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St George Pilots Memorial

A fighter pilot war memorial pays tribute to two brave men hailing from St George. One of these men, Squadron Leader John Jackson bravely served in World War II in some of its most dangerous battles and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medal for his work in the Middle East after destroying seven aircraft. Less than six months later, Jackson led his squadron of Kittyhawks in the Battle of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea which prevented the Japanese advancement into the country. In recognition of his efforts, Jacksons International Airport at Port Moresby is named in his honour. The other serviceman, Warrant Officer Leonard Waters, was the first Aboriginal fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. The legacy of these two locals will forever be remembered on the sandstone monument overlooking the Balonne River.

St George's Terrace, St George (opposite the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre)

 

 

1917 T-Model Ford Baker's Truck Drive

Step back in time on board a classic 1917 T-Model Ford Bakery truck. For only $5, Trent from the St George Bakery will take you on a guided tour around town. Trent is available until lunch time, and all fund raised go towards the invaluable Royal Flying Doctors Service.

97 Victoria Street, St George
07 4625 3777

 

 

Beardmore Dam

Take a trip to the outskirts of town to rest at the Beardmore Dam recreation area where you'll have the chance to spot a mob of kangaroos lazing around. Upstream from the Beardmore Dam is the point where the Maranoa and Balonne Rivers meet forming the northern catchment of the Murray Darling Basin. Find out more on the importance of Beardmore Dam through the Cotton Self Drive Trail.

Thungaby Road, St George

 

 

St George Heritage Centre

The keenest of history buffs and those wanting to retrace their family history will want to call into the St George Heritage Centre and browse their collection of artefacts, historical information, blacksmith, printing press, old gaol and courthouse. Please contact the friendly staff at the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre on 07 4620 8877 for their opening hours as the Heritage Centre is manned by volunteers.

Victoria Street, St George
07 4625 5168

 

 

 

St George Heritage Trail

Take a step back in time as early as the 1800s by discovering the St George Heritage Trail. Download or pick up a brochure from the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre and follow the 45 minute drive to explore important historical sites, colourful stories, and buildings that have shaped the town's history.

114 St George's Terrace, St George
07 4620 8877

 

 

Cacti Garden

If you still have time to spare in St George, then give Roy and Jan Aldridge a call to arrange a viewing of their impressive cacti garden, for just a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going towards the Hear and Say Centre.

Cnr Alfred and Scott Street, St George
07 4625 4190

   

Miniature Car Collection

Car enthusiasts will appreciate Doug and Kerry King's miniature car collection specialising in diecast cars. Call them to arrange a viewing of the remarkable collection for a gold coin donation, with the funds raised going towards Care Flight.

Scott Street, St George
07 4625 3636