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Old Rainworth Fort
Old Rainworth Fort
Virgin Rock
Map of Springsure

Springsure
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Description

Springsure is located on the Gregory Highway section of the Great Inland Way, 66 kilometres south of Emerald.

The town derived its name from the permanent springs in the creek and gullies at the time of settlement in the area. The town developed primarily from the early wagon teams camping on their way from Rockhampton to the Gulf and Barcoo country.

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The Staircase Range Cutting, built in 1905 by Chinese labour, pays tribute to the early wagon trails, once the lifeblood for the township. The Staircase Range is a sandstone escarpment that has naturally formed in the shape of a staircase.

Sitting in a delightful valley with spectacular Mount Zamia and the famous Virgin Rock overlooking the town, Springsure is home to the Zamia Parklands that incorporates the Rich Park Historical Complex, the heritage listed 1868 hospital and the Art Gallery.

Old Rainworth Fort, just south of town, was built in 1862 as protection against aboriginal attack. The fort was fireproof and very nearly impregnable, being constructed of basalt blocks and corrugated iron. Take time to walk through the Cairdbeign Homestead and School, which houses relics from the period.

Day permits are available to fossick for opalised wood at 'Marmadilla' and labradorite at 'Cardbeign'. Ask at Macs Cafe.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

Today's Weather

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Springsure Weather Today - Sunny
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thunderstorm
23 °C 5:12am EST 6:36pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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Forecast Springsure Weather Forecast - Possible thunderstorm
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Springsure Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Springsure Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Springsure Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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sunny
Springsure Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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shower
Springsure Weather Forecast - Possible thunderstorm
Possible
Thunder-
storm
Springsure Weather Forecast - Possible thunderstorm
Possible
Thunder-
storm
Minimum 22°C 22°C 21°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 20°C
Maximum 38°C 37°C 35°C 36°C 35°C 32°C 30°C

Weather last updated at 6:19am Saturday, 22 November 2014.


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