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Yowah

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Outback Queensland : Yowah
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Yowah is an opal mining town in South Western Queensland.

Get in

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.

Get around

You will need a car to get around town.

See

View to the end of the world from the bluff
  • Opal Galleries. Browse through the many opal galleries in town.
  • The Bluff, (Follow the road towards the communications tower from the main bore). The bluff is a 50m elevation in remarkably flat country, around 4km out of town. It gives a view of the country for around, and an appreciation for how flat and remote it all is.

Do

  • Mine Tour. You can take an underground opal mining tour. negotiable.
  • Fossicking, (At the fossicking fields), [1]. Get a fossicking licence from the general store, and follow the signs to the fossicking fields. Maybe strike it lucky! 8.70 for a 1 month licence.

Buy

Why opals of course. Direct from the miner. There are many opportunities for opal shopping in town.

Eat

You can get food at the General Store and Short and Sweet (follow the pink signs into town). Hamburgers, milkshakes, that sort of thing.

Drink

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.

Sleep

There is a single caravan park in Yowah, with six cabins. Closest alternative place to stay would be Eulo.

Contact

There is Telstra 3G coverage in Yowah. No other mobile networks are available. There is a public phone.

Get out

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.



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