The quiet country town of Miles holds a most interesting historical background for travellers to indulge in.
The town was purpose built in the late 1870’s when workers building a railway from Brisbane had problems crossing the Dogwood Creek and therefore had to establish a settlement. After a short time, Miles became the supplies handle for the west.
The town’s major attraction is the Miles Historical Village. Here you will find an accurate re-creation of a Queensland country town at the turn of the century. It consists of more than 20 buildings, including a post office, a general store, a bakery and a pub.
The village also features the old Australian Bank of Commerce, the Murilla Express building, an old cafe and Andersen's Smithy. This is the birthplace of the first famous Condamine Bell.
Miles Historical Museum was built to complement a sister museum in near by town, Chinchilla. They were developed simultaneously and are designed to offer visitors a complete picture of the area’s early history. Another point of interest is Dogwood Crossing at Miles, which is home to the local art gallery, library and social history.
Being a country town, Miles is abundant in native flora and fauna. Travellers to Miles in September will witness the beauty of the wildflower season, and are urged to stay around for the spectacular Miles Wildflower Festival. Locals say the festival reminds them that the area around Miles is alive with dramatic and beautiful displays of nature.
Camping among the Miles wilderness is a favourite for visitors, as they can truly get close to Mother Nature. Apart from offering a magnificent display of flora, Miles too offers opportunities for bird watching, canoeing, abseiling, fossicking, fishing, trail-bike riding, horse riding and four-wheel-driving.
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