Difference between revisions of "Yowah"
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Yowah is an opal mining town in South Western Queensland.
Access is by 60km of sealed road from the Bulloo Developmental Road (The Adventure Way) just outside of Eulo. A 23km unsealed 4wd track takes around the same time to traverse as the sealed road to Eulo, but may provide a time saving if travelling to or from Thargomindah.
You will need a car to get around town.
Why opals of course. Direct from the miner. There are many opportunities for opal shopping in town.
You can get food at the General Store and Short and Sweet (follow the pink signs into town). Hamburgers, milkshakes, that sort of thing.
There is no pub, or bottle shop in Yowah. The nearest beer is in Eulo or 135 kilometres north at Toompine where the population is just 2, the publican and his wife. On holidays much of Yowah's population can migrate to Eulo for a beer.
There is a single caravan park in Yowah, with six cabins. Closest alternative place to stay would be Eulo.
There is Telstra 3G coverage in Yowah. No other mobile networks are available. There is a public phone.
If you have a four wheel drive, and you came in via the sealed road, perhaps you would like to return via the Black Gate Road. Turn left off the main road just out of town, next to the dummy fireman.