With its rolling plains of Flinders grass the little township of Prairie , east of Hughenden lives up to its name.
It’s a great place to visit if you want to experience a genuine piece of Australiana where the local pub has a plethora of memorabilia including old stockman’s hats creating a great
atmosphere to enjoy a quite ale and a country meal. While you’re there, you need to ask about the ghostly prowler first told in the 1930s.
Prairie was first settled in the 1870s when it was a main horse change centre for Cobb & Co coaches. At the turn of the 19th century, it was a thriving community but has slowly dwindled to a population of around 50 people.
The town comes alive for the Prairie races held annually usually in late August where you can enjoy the horses, music, fashion and outback glamour.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the famous comet windmill that can be seen from the highway, a common backdrop for photos of the region.
Not far from Prairie is Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve which is a natural waterhole surrounded by high rock walls on one side and shaded banks on the other.
There is a creek with an abundance of water and the falls can be spectacular during the wet season.
You’ll find facilities for all manner of camping with public toilets and showers and a delightful picnic area made all the better because its pet friendly.
There’s so much to do whether your partial to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, birdwatching, four wheel driving, walking or photography.
Always take plenty of water with you and be sure to check road conditions before travelling, especially during the wet season.
If you’re one of the lucky ones living in the vicinity and need help with your computers or IT, give us a call on 1300 775 442 and we’ll be sure to help the next time we visit your area.