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Sunday, 20 November 2005

Drovers Camp Festival

25th - 27th August 2006

About the Drovers Festival...

Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend. Friday opens with a riotious street parade including humorous floats, musicians, horses and coaches culminating in a fun-filled night full of entertainment. All this takes place in the Ellen Finlay Park so bring your chair, rug or swag and lie back or join in the fun.

During the weekend, wander through our historical town and view the displays at the old Shire Hall and Freckletons Historical Store. Enjoy the top class art and photographic exhibitions and competition. Be entertained at the new Drovers Campsite, enjoy the traditional camp cooking, have a yarn with an old drover, listen or enter in with the bush balladeers and story tellers. To liven up the action, a Bronco Branding competition is on all weekend. There is plenty of fine food, company and entertainment for all!

Festival Brochure

What's On...

Country Music
Bush Poetry
Talent Quest
Horseshoeing Competition
Bronco Branding
Aussie Post Mail Race
Street Parade
Old Time Dance
Yarn Spinning
Art Exhibition
Photo Competition


Spend some time in our region and take in the beautiful sites of the:

Camooweal Caves
Ribbon Stone Deposits
Georgina River incorporating
Lake Frances & Lake Cannellan
Historical Sights such as the Shire Hall, Freckletons Store, Pioneer Cementery and the Post Office Historical Display.

Spend another week and visit the famous Riversleigh Fossil Site and the majestic Lawn Hill National Park.
You won't regret it!


Bring your swag or enjoy the comfort of our town.

Shell Camooweal Roadhouse
Motel/Caravan Park
Barkly Highway, Camooweal.
Phone: (07) 4748 2155
Fax: (07) 4748 5132

BP Driveway Cabins
Barkly Highway, Camooweal.
Phone: (07) 4748 2137

Post Office Hotel/Motel
Caravan Park
Barkly Highway, Camooweal.
Phone: (07) 4748 2124

Camooweal Rainbow Hostel
Barkly Highway, Camooweal.
Phone: (07) 4748 2011

Information & Enquiries
Drovers Camp Association Inc.
PO Box 21 Camooweal, Qld. 4828
Phone: (07) 4748 2022

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2006 Festival Program | 2006 Festival Race Program


The explorer William Landsborough was the first European to pass through the Camooweal area. At the time (1862) he was looking for Burke and Wills. His reports led to the area being settled by pastoralists but it wasn't until 1884 that the town of Camooweal was gazetted. It grew as a service centre for the surrounding properties but the growth of Mount Isa meant sustained growth was not possible.

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