Riversands Wines, best known for fortified muscats and ports, graces the banks of the Balonne River in St George. It is Queensland’s most western winery. Enjoy a personal wine tasting or alfresco lunch in their outdoor garden cafe.
Relax aboard Sandytown River Cruise’s ‘Balonne Barroo Andoo’ and let their experienced guide, Brett Schweikert, take you on an unforgettable cruise down St George’s mighty Balonne River. Part of the Murray- Darling Basin System, the river is home to Yellow Belly, Murray Cod and Blue Claw plus some 230 native bird species.
Travel south east along the Carnarvon Highway to Nindigully and the famous Nindigully Pub, the longest continually licensed pub in Queensland. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer’s accommodation for the Nindigully Station. From the late 1800s the Nindigilly Pub was a Cobb and Co coach changeover station. Call in for some refreshments before travelling on to St George to join the Cotton Farm and Winery Tour. Learn how cotton is grown, irrigated and harvested from a local cotton farmer. Visit Riversands Wines for a vineyard tour and personalised wine tasting before a delicious alfresco lunch in their relaxed country garden. This afternoon join a relaxing two hour cruise on the Balonne River at sunset with Sandytown River Cruises. Your experienced guide will entertain you with interesting stories about the river and native birdlife.
This morning we’ll visit the Unique Egg where artist Steve Margaritis has been hand carving emu eggs for more than 60 years. His work is truly unique! Join our local guide for a heritage tour of St George including a visit to Anchorage Homestead to discover the history of one of the oldest homes in the shire. The Anchorage is a heritage-listed homestead built in 1903. Enjoy morning tea at the Homestead then travel west along the Adventure Way to Bollon on the banks of the Wallam Creek. Spend some time in the Bollon Heritage Centre for an insight into the challenges faced by the first white settlers before enjoying some lunch at Debs Cafe.