©

Hungerford trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Hungerford

(5/5 based on a few reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: nature
Hungerford is a locality in outback South West Queensland, Australia, immediately north of the border with New South Wales and the Dingo fence. At the 2006 census, Hungerford and the surrounding area had a population of 59. Surrounding the town is the Currawinya National Park.HistoryThe town is named after Thomas Hungerford who once camped at the site. The town developed from a border customs post on a stock route alongside the Paroo River. In 1874, the first hotel in the opened and the following year the town was gazetted. For a number of years, before a proper survey was conducted the town was thought to be located in New South Wales.Hungerford Post Office opened on 1 October 1880, was replaced by a New South Wales office in 1881, reopened in 1886 and closed by 1907, replaced the New South Wales office in 1941 and closed by 1985.In 1892-3, Henry Lawson visited the town and wrote a short story named after it. In the story he wrote: The town is right on the Queensland border, and an inter-provincial rabbit-proof fence -- with rabbits on both sides of it -- runs across the main street....Hungerford consists of two houses and a humpy in New South Wales, and five houses in Queensland. Characteristically enough, both the pubs are in Queensland. We got a glass of sour yeast at one and paid six pence for it -- we had asked for English ale.
Whether you only want to go to Hungerford, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Australia itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Hungerford

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Hungerford

Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Hungerford:
Sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nature, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors, wildlife areas, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Scenic drive, nature, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Queensland

37 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney & Cairns BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC January, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News