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Thursday, 19 October 2006

Drovers Camp Festival

24th - 26th August 2007

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
Bronco Branding
Xstrata 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

Brochure photos


During the 1800's, cattle were walked via Camooweal to the Kimberley area in West Australia to populate the big cattle runs. The largest mob was 20,000 in one lift of 2000, two days apart, taken by "The King" - Nat Buchanan (Old Bluey). In all, over 200,000 were walked in this way. In the years that followed, Camooweal became the Drovers centre after delivery at Dajarra - then the world's largest rail trucking centre.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 October 2006 )
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