The Australian Camp Oven Festival takes place in the regional township of Millmerran, situated on the western fringe of the Darling Downs, Queensland.
Millmerran is one of Queensland’s rural production areas with industries including cattle, poultry, timber, horticulture and grain. With a clear focus on traditional agriculture and production industries, Millmerran is a great home for the Australian Camp Oven Festival and paying homage to the rural Australian way of life and heritage.
The area was first settled by Europeans in 1841 when the Gore family established the Yandilla Station.
The town of “Back Creek” was gazetted in 1881 but the name was changed to Millmerran by 1895.
The name Millmerran is said to be of Aboriginal origin from “meel” meaning the eye and “merran” to look out.
The Camp Oven Festival is a great contributor to Millmerran’s regional economy and profile, attracting over 9000 visitors in 2018. We love welcoming visitors to our town and sharing our real country hospitality with all!
Millmerran Information Centre on the corner of Mary and Edward Street is available to answer all of your tourism questions. You can call them on 07 4695 2560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While in Millmerran, why not explore our area?
Commodore Peak – The lookout has panoramic views over Millmerran and the commodore coal mine and power station.
Mt Basalt – A unique geological and environmental landmark that features rare volcanic formations. There are walking tracks and a lookout with lovely views. There are no bins or toilet facilities at Mt Basalt – please “go” before you go and take all rubbish away with you.
All Saints Anglican Church at Yandilla – Consecrated by Bishop Webber in 1887. The building is now listed by the national trust and is the oldest building in the district. More information is available at the Millmerran Information Centre.
Millmerran Museum – A well maintained local museum which houses a treasure trove of history from the area; including the “Water Baby” a 28 foot steam boat which was built by the Gore family in the late 1800s and was used to rescue people and sheep during flood events on the Condamine River.
Millmerran Mural series – located at various locations around Millmerran and Cecil Plains, the charming series depicts varying stages of the district’s history.
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