CONDAMINE

Condamine is one those ‘outback’ places that does not qualify, but given the distance to reach this remote location the synopsis is earned by default. Condamine is a very small cross roads town encounted when traveling between the Goondiwindi and Miles. Condamine is a small service town that is now being influenced with Gas Mining that is now prolific in the region.

Condamine is claimed to be the location of the invention of the 'Condamine Bell', a small bell made from sheet metal used to locate herds of cattle.

Condamine is serviced by a small hotel and a roadhouse. The roadhouse is an old style classic trucker’s roadhouse.

The Roma to Brisbane gas pipeline passes to the south of Condamine. There are two gas compression facilities to the east of Condamine. This location is the intersection of the Roma to Brisbane pipeline, the Peat/Scotia Lateral and the Braemar Line Pack Pipeline.

 The Condamine River passes to the west of the town. On 30 December 2010, flooding forced evacuation of the town, with the level of the river expected to exceed 15 metres (49 ft.). The town was evacuated twice in 10 days during January 2011 as the rains continued and caused floods. The first January flood peaked at 13.2 metres (43 ft.).

Condamine is serviced by the Anglican and Catholic Churches. They are both unnamed and undated.

The other various quirky artefacts and memorials to be investigated.

Condamine will most likely be a diversion. Just to say you have been to Condamine makes the trip worth it.

Heritage diary

 

  Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course