Recreation for Families, Children & Young People

Bi-Centennial Park
Bi-Centennial Park in Brolga Street is a newly refurbished Park that is fully enclosed by a cute white picket fence.  The Park has colourful innovative shaded playground equipment which is sure to keep young children fully entertained.  For the older children, teenagers and the young at heart there is the newly installed skate park. Also at the Park is a range of outdoor exercise equipment for those who want to keep fit.  Other facilities at the Park include a new Toilet & Shower block, a coin operated BBQ and a tables and chairs.

Quilpie Memorial Swimming Pool                                                                                                    
Cool off at the recently renovated Quilpie Memorial Swimming Pool.  The complex has a 25 metre pool complete with shade cover and also a heated multi-purpose pool. A Disability Hoist is available for use. Children will love the Leisure Play Pool equipped with interactive play features including a slide and fountains.  Free Entry! 

The Quilpie Pool hours for the 2011/2012 season are as follows:

Monday  -  6.00am – 8.30am and 3.00pm - 7.00pm                                          
Tuesday  -  6.00am – 8.30am and 3.00pm – 7.00pm                               
Wednesday  -  Closed                                                                             
Thursday  -  6.00am – 8.30am and 3.00pm – 7.00pm                                          
Friday  -  6.00am – 8.30am and 3.00pm – 7.00pm                                              
Saturday  -  6.00am – 11.00am and 3.00pm – 9.00pm                                    
Sunday  -  8.00am – 11.00am and 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Quilpie Shire Library                                                                                                  
The Quilpie Library is located next door to the Quilpie Shire Council Administration building in Brolga Street, Quilpie.  Our library services a large rural and remote area, including the townships of Quilpie, Eromanga, Toompine, Cheepie and Adavale.  We also service the families on the many sheep and cattle properties in our shire, as well as those on the oil, gas and Opal mines. Due to the vast distances people must travel in our shire to reach Quilpie, we offer a mail service. Essentially this means that those who reside out of town may request books to be delivered by mail truck.                          

Library Hours:
MONDAY      10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4:30pm
TUESDAY     12noon - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY 10:00am - 1:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm
THURSDAY   12:00noon - 4:30pm
FRIDAY        10:00am - 1:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm
SATURDAY   9:00am - 12:00noon

Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery
Ensure your first stop in Quilpie is at the Museum and Visitor Information Centre located in Brolga Street.  The centre’s building is shaped like a train to celebrate Quilpie’s position as the beginning and the end of the railway line.  As Quilpie is known as the “Home of Boulder Opal”, the building is painted in various softer hues of the opal.  In recognition of the importance of water in the Outback, a windmill graces the outer garden.  A collection of Hebel Sculptures depicting different aspects of the Outback, enhance the front garden.

The centre showcases everything you need to know about the Shire and the friendly staff reflect the warm hospitality that you will find everywhere else in the area.  The indoor interactive museum proudly displays the rugged history of the early pioneers.  Opal mining, native flora and fauna are just a few of the interesting topics covered in the museum.  The Shire Gallery hosts a different exhibition each month including travelling displays and works accomplished by gifted local artists.

Monthly Markets During Tourist Season
Monthly markets are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the tourist season.  Located on the lawns beside the Tourist Information Centre.  Come and grab a bargain.  One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.



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