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WELCOME TO SURAT

… just the place to immerse yourself in natural tranquility on the banks of the beautiful Balonne River, enjoy inland fishing, admire the local birds and wildlife, or simply enjoy a chat with the friendly locals.

Fisherman’s Rest is a popular shady free campsite on the banks of the river and within easy walking distance of the main street.

The Surat Riverwalk follows the Balonne River for approximately 2 kilometers and features leisure equipment, excellent footbridges and a spectacular viewing platform overlooking the river.

Take a stroll through the picturesque Lions Park to the main street where you will experience great country service from local businesses. Continue on and around the corner to walk by the grand 1930’s Shire Hall.

Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum is located at the original site of the Cobb & Co Store and was the drop off point for coach passengers and goods, the Changing Station now houses an amazing 25,000 L freshwater aquarium, social history museum and regional art gallery.

Cobb & Co Way is 76km journey, between Surat and Yuleba, following the route taken by the last Cobb & Co coach service in Australia, with interpretive signs along the way.

Things to do in surat

COBB AND CO CHANGING STATION

  • Replica Cobb & Co Coach
  • Display of Cobb & Co Changing Station dining
  • Giant freshwater fish aquarium
  • Art Gallery

 

62 Burrowes St, Surat
07 4626 5136

Fishing

Drop in a line on the mighty Balonne River in Surat and you may just reel in one of the famous murray cod!  The local fishing & restocking club release fingerlings to keep freshwater fish species numbers up.

Fishermans’ Park is a popular overnight camping and fishing spot right on the Balonne River.

Lot 2, Carnarvon Highway, Surat Queensland

BALONNE RIVERSIDE WALKWAY

Take a lovely stroll following the pathway along the southern bank of the Balonne River, through the edge of Surat.

ART GALLERY

Rotating exhibitons.

62 Burrowes St, Surat
07 4626 5136

LIONS PARK

  • Riverside walkway
  • Picnic facilities
  • Children’s playground
Marcus Street, Surat

COBB & CO WAY TOURIST DRIVE

The Last Cobb & Co Coach service in Australia ran from Surat to Yuleba on the 14th August 1924.  Ask at Surat’s Cobb & Co Changing station about the markers that you can follow in re-tracing this journey to Yuleba.

GIANT FRESHWATER AQUARIUM

62 Burrowes St, Surat
Ph: 07 4626 5136

HISTORIC POST OFFICE

Cobb & Co monument at the entrance to the Post Office.

Corner Charlotte st and Carnarvon Highway, Surat

TOP SUNSET SPOT

The timeless beauty of Surat’s grand Shire Hall is a beautiful foreground for capturing a sunset moment in Surat. It’s only 2 blocks from the riverside walkway, so we suggest beginning with an afternoon Balonne Riverside stroll, ending with a short walk further to capture sunset at the Shire Hall.