Quamby was once a little railway town that existed to serve the region’s thriving cattle and mining industries.

Relics of the town that once was remain in the form of a handful of sheds, water tanks, memorabilia from nearby cattle stations and the old Quamby Pub.

The pub in the scrub, as it is affectionately referred to, has recently re-opened. The new owners brought the old 1860’s Customs House back to life. Its wide verandah and rusted tin roof perfectly compliment the outback landscape surrounds.

Each year in July, Quamby attracts thousands of visitors for their rodeo. Calf roping, team roping, breakaway roping and more – each rodeo event celebrates a real-life skill required to work the land in Outback Queensland.

Don’t forget to pick up a fossicking license and map from Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre (*link webpage) and try your luck digging for zigzag amethyst or hornblende gemstones.

Interesting fact

Quamby is an Aboriginal word meaning to stop and rest a while.