|Public Swimming Pool
|Miles Heritage Museum
|Cafe and Bakery
Towns Near By
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115-119 Murilla Street
Miles Qld [map]
07 4627 1211
To Stay With Us
|This Motel is operated by the owners of the Motel
|A-la-Carte Licensed Restaurant
|Free Wi-Fi Internet
|Centrally located in town
|All rooms are non-smoking
|All rooms have whisper quiet reverse cycle air-conditioning
|Noise free – double glazed windows
|Resort style Swimming Pool
|All rooms have Undercover Parking outside your room
|Room Service Breakfast and Dinner if required
|Free Foxtel – 40” Large Flat Screen TV’s
|Fully equipped in house laundry for Guests
|Across the road from IGA Supermarket open 6am to 7pm
|Walking distance to everything
|Daily housekeeping included in room rate
Miles is a friendly country town with a population of approximately 1200 of us in the town today. We are situated on the Warrego Highway approximately 340 kilometres west of Brisbane and also accessible via the Leichardt Highway. A pleasant and relaxing day’s drive. It’s a great stopover if you are heading to, or from, Carnarvon Gorge, Charleville, Goondiwindi, Birdsville, Longreach, Winton or any of Queensland’s historic country towns.
Miles was formerly known as Dogwood Crossing as the town is located on Dogwood Creek, named by a German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844. The town was later renamed in honour of Gene Miles the Queensland Legend NRL Footballer…just joking it was really named after a local member of Parliament and the Queensland Colonial Secretary, William Miles.
The economy is mainly based on agriculture and cropping, producing wheat, sorghum, barley and cotton along with cattle and sheep.
The local attractions are:
Miles Historical Village Museum Street – is a town in itself with all the shops like Post office, general store, bakery and pub of yesteryear. Many original buildings from the Miles town-ship have found a second home in the village like the old Australian Bank of Commerce and the Murilla Express Building. It also has a variety of older vehicles and wagons along with other buildings faithfully recreated town businesses and a large selection of donated collections of historical artefacts.
The Museum is located within 300 metres of the Motel and also contains the Information Centre, Refreshments, Pet Friendly and Free Parking.
Dogwood Crossing – Art Gallery, Library and Social History Technology Hub. The Gallery displays outstanding exhibitions throughout the year offering a diverse mix of local, regional and touring exhibitions.
Relax in the library catching up on local news, a favourite magazine or novel. Use the public access computer for all your IT needs.
Enjoy a picnic or BBQ under the bottle tree with a playground for children.
Discover the interesting social history stories, tales and legends from the area. Local character have also recorded their stories to form an electronic oral history quilt.
3 Great Old Pubs – located in Miles and each supply great food and beer.
Jean's Doll Collection – Appointment only and enjoy a Devonshire Tea for $10 or a viewing only for $5
Calico Cottage – Located at Wallumbilla about 1 hour from Miles. Assorted crafts for every room in your home. Also available is handmade Crafts, Woodwork, Pottery and Needle Craft. There is also a Heritage Complex displaying old vehicles and wagons. Enjoy Devonshire tea whilst you browse.
Meandarra Anzac Memorial Museum – Located just over an hour from Miles with over 30 years of collecting military artefacts from local veterans. It has Tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers, Aircraft, Mortar and Mountain Guns. A fantastic display well worth your time and only $5 for adults $3 for children or $12 for a family.
Myall Park Botanic Garden – Heritage listed garden with amazing flora, incredible fauna and surprises on the beautiful walks and trails with art throughout. The Garden is located 1 hour 15 min drive from Miles.