South West Queensland is an area where wedge-tail eagles soar, bilbies are born and the nights are filled with stunning sunsets and countless stars and towns come alive with Rodeos and campdrafts.
The region noted for its cattle grazing, cotton farming, opal mining and oil and gas deposits. The northern extent of the Sturt Stony Desert lies within the region around the location known as Cameron Corner. Part of the Cooper Basin is located in the region. The basin contains the most significant on-shore petroleum and natural gas deposits in Australia. The Tookoonooka crater is a large impact crater located in the region, however it is not visible at the surface.
Major towns of South West Queensland include Charleville, Roma, Augathella, Windorah, Thargomindah, St George and Cunnamulla. Cunnamulla has the biggest wool-loading station on the Queensland railway network. Australia s largest cotton farm, Cubbie Station near St George, covers 93,000 hectares.
Waterways coursing through South West Queensland include the Warrego, Maranoa, Merivale, Balonne and its tributary the Bokhara River, Culgoa, Wilson and Cooper Creek. The Balonne is used for an extensive irrigation network. The Bulloo River system is the only closed river system in Australia.