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Clara Creek 4x4 Stock Route Trail Logo and Images

Clara Creek 4x4 Stock Route Trail

Albert Street, Morven Visitor Information Centre, Morven QLD 4468

The Morven Clara Creek 4x4 Stock Route Trail will lead you to discover the Clara Creek Hotel Ruins. Follow the trail to discover a part of Queensland that dates back to 1882. Clara Creek was a thriving and busy hotel, the focus of life in the area; today just the ruins remain to remind us of its past glory. The trail takes you along Stock Routes and less commonly used roads around Morven. Discover old stock water holes, an age old bridge (that was once painted with a tooth brush to prove a bet), and areas where thousands of Merino sheep used to graze. You will need to collect a trail guide from either the Charleville or Morven Visitor Information Centres. This trail contains washed-out areas and also bitumen road. Please note this track can be closed for maintenance and for up to two weeks after rain.

Tregole National Park Logo and Images

Tregole National Park

Morven-Bollon Road, Morven QLD 4468

In semi-arid, south-western Queensland, Tregole National Park straddles the boundary between two of the state's natural regions, the brigalow belt and the mulga lands. The park protects a small, almost pure stand of ooline Cadellia pentastylis, an attractive dry rainforest tree dating back to the Ice Ages. Ooline has been extensively cleared and is now uncommon and considered vulnerable to extinction. Tregole's ooline forest survives in the less than ideal semi-arid conditions. Mulga grows on the ridges while poplar box woodlands cover the alluvial plains, brigalow woodlands grow on areas with heavy clay soils and Mitchell grasslands are found on the park's undulating plains.

Morven Museum, Kerosene Tin Hut and Miniature Pioneer Village Logo and Images

Morven Museum, Kerosene Tin Hut and Miniature Pioneer Village

Albert Street, Morven QLD 4468

Step back in time where every day early Outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Museum, Kerosene Tin Hut and Miniature Pioneer Village contains some fascinating memorabilia. A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township. Painstakingly recreated over 15 years, buildings that have long gone have been preserved. The attention to detail of the buildings and the early building techniques makes this display a unique attraction. The Museum also has a collection of Aboriginal grinding stones, stone axe heads, spears, columns and boomerangs. In the grounds there is the 'tin hut', built of kerosene tins which is a testament to Outback ingenuity.

Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek Logo and Images

Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek

Eurella Street, Morven QLD 4468

With a population of less than 250, Morven is thought to be named after a mountain and town of the same name in Scotland. Captain T.J. Saddlier and his wife arrived in the area in the 1860s and camped on a deep waterhole of nearby Hamburg Creek. This waterhole was later to become Morven's water supply and provided irrigation for a large Chinese market garden. It now only fills after rain storms. A hotel was established near the waterhole to service the Cobb and Co. Coach route. Passengers, drovers and bullock drivers all took advantage of the relative comfort of the Hotel. By 1887, Morven had three more hotels, a railway station and school. As the town grew the waterhole could not supply enough water, and bores were sunk into the Great Artesian Basin. Today, Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek are a traveller's oasis. The large red river gums provide shade and make it a great place for visitors to relax and wash away the cares of long day's travel.

Morven Historical Museum and Miniature Building Display Logo and Images

Morven Historical Museum and Miniature Building Display

Albert Street, Morven QLD 4468
Step back in time where everyday early outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Historical Museum and Miniature Building Display contains some fascinating memorabilia. A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township. Painstakingly recreated over 15 years, buildings that have long gone have been preserved. The attention to detail of the buildings and the early building techniques makes this display a unique outback attraction. The Museum also has a collection of Aboriginal grinding stones, stone axe heads, spears, coolamons and boomerangs. In the grounds there is the 'tin hut', built of flattened kerosene tins, which is a testament to outback ingenuity. Built as housing during the great depression of the 1930's, these huts were common homes for pensioners. With only a few remaining today, Morven is fortunate to have one on display.
Morven Rabbit Board Gate Logo and Images

Morven Rabbit Board Gate

Albert Street, Morven QLD 4468
The Morven Rabbit Board Gate was constructed at the turn of the 20th century and made all the difference to agriculture in the area. Rabbits were on the move, destroying pasture lands and increasing in numbers at an alarming rate. In a desperate bid to halt the rabbit migration Queensland set up 'Rabbit Boards', and the Rabbit Proof Fences came into being. The fences were designed to prevent rabbits digging under and invading more property. The gates were placed on the highways and were the only gap in the fence that stretched for thousands of miles. Travellers would stop at the gate, open it, drive through and then close it. If you forgot to close the gate you could be fined fifty pounds. The history of the Rabbit Board Gates can be found at the site in Morven. It may not be the Great Wall of China, however, the Rabbit Board Gate was definitely built to keep rabbits out.
Morven Branding Board Logo and Images

Morven Branding Board

Albert Street, Morven QLD 4468
The branding of cattle is an integral part of raising cattle. The 'brands' are unique designs that belong to each cattle property, and 'brands' from surrounding properties can be viewed at the Morven Branding Board. In the past, using a hot branding iron, the brands were branded onto the skin of the cattle, as proof of ownership. Today, many owners use ink stencils to 'brand' their cattle. A recent innovation is to insert micro chips under the skin of the cattle. To celebrate the year of the Outback in 2002, a re-enactment of the Harry Redford Cattle Drive was carried out. As the Cattle Drive travelled through Morven, the Community got together to celebrate the occasion, by burning their local cattle brands into a piece of bloodwood, which became 'The Branding Board'. The Branding Board is a collection of brands from surrounding properties who paid to have their mark placed on this board. Monies raised were then donated to the Starlight Foundation. Please take a look at each brand and you will notice some innovative designs. For cattle people often a quick glance at the brands is all they need to recognise the station that the cattle have come from.
Morven Great Artesian Basin Logo and Images

Morven Great Artesian Basin

Morven Town Common, Morven QLD 4468
Morven is fortunate to be situated on the Great Artesian Basin, ensuring the town of a constant and reliable water supply. The water is approximately two million years old, and really did run off the backs of dinosaurs! Today, two bores provide Morven with their water. The depths of the bores range from 700 to 800 metres; pumps are needed to ensure adequate water pressure is provided to every household. The main bore has an interpretive sign, explaining this amazing water source, the largest underground Water Reservoir in the Southern Hemisphere.
Round Hill Hotel Logo and Images

Round Hill Hotel

Brownrigg Street, Morven NSW 2370
Some time before 1874, Aneurin Heriot sold Ed Culnane allotments numbers nine and ten, section 32 in the Morven Township, for just 20 pounds. This was the land on which the Round Hill Hotel now stands. It was first named the Bridge Hotel and the year that the Hotel first started trading is not known. The year 1868 has been mentioned but not verified. The name was changed to Round Hill Hotel around 1959 after it left the hands of the O'Donoghue family. On visiting the Hotel today, you can view interesting old photographs and information relating to the history of Morven as well as the original Cobb and Co stables. Enjoy an ice cold beverage or something from the bistro menu. Enjoy regular live music and great food specials regularly. See the website for what's on.
Cobb and Co Stables Morven Logo and Images

Cobb and Co Stables Morven

38 Brownrigg Street, Morven NSW 2370
Experience the Cobb and Co way, take an easier trip back in time when the coach rolled over flat terrain and tranquil creeks. Cobb & Co 'Changing Stations' were established by 1877. The route for the run was Wagga Wagga, Cookardinia, Morven, Gerogery and Albury, via Magloplah. Changing stations were set up where the horses could be changed and passengers could take a break. The Cobb and Co Stables at Morven are situated beside the historic Round Hill Hotel, dating back to the 1850s when the hotel was a Cobb and Co Station. The decline of Cobb and Co came with the arrival of the Railway line through nearby Culcairn, and today the stables stand as a reminder of times gone past.

Morven Rabbit Board Gate

Albert Street, Morven QLD 4468
The Morven Rabbit Board Gate was constructed at the turn of the 20th century and made all the difference to agriculture in the area. Rabbits were on the move, destroying pasture lands and increasing in numbers at an alarming rate. In a desperate bid to halt the rabbit migration Queensland set up 'Rabbit Boards', and the Rabbit Proof Fences came into being. The fences were designed to prevent rabbits digging under and invading more property. The gates were placed on the highways and were the only gap in the fence that stretched for thousands of miles. Travellers would stop at the gate, open it, drive through and then close it. If you forgot to close the gate you could be fined fifty pounds. The history of the Rabbit Board Gates can be found at the site in Morven. It may not be the Great Wall of China, however, the Rabbit Board Gate was definitely built to keep rabbits out....

Morven

Morven, Morven NSW 2660
The small town of Morven lies on the road between Holbrook and Culcairn. Settled in the 1850s, it was a Cobb and Co stop for the changing and resting of horses. With the arrival of the railway line to the west of the village, the use of the Cobb and Co declined and the plans for Morven never materialised. As one of the oldest licensed Cobb and Co coach stations in New South Wales, the remains of the old stables can still be seen next to the hotel. Enjoy Morven with the locals at the local watering hole, the Round Hill Hotel. With live music regularly held on a Sunday, it's a great place to enjoy a meal and cold beverage. ...

Morven Great Artesian Basin

Morven Town Common, Morven QLD 4468
Morven is fortunate to be situated on the Great Artesian Basin, ensuring the town of a constant and reliable water supply. The water is approximately two million years old, and really did run off the backs of dinosaurs! Today, two bores provide Morven with their water. The depths of the bores range from 700 to 800 metres; pumps are needed to ensure adequate water pressure is provided to every household. The main bore has an interpretive sign, explaining this amazing water source, the largest underground Water Reservoir in the Southern Hemisphere....