Chinchilla Melon Festival

Chinchilla Melon Festival

Fact File

Expired Event
Frequency Biennial
Cost Paid Entry
Contact Details
Type Fairs, Shows & Festivals
Region Darling Downs, QLD
Chinchilla is known as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia. This home of the 'BIG MELON' triples in population for the most fun and unique festival in the southern hemisphere. Our biennial event is on again this February and is definitely something you must experience. There are a huge range of events to try your hand at from Melon Skiing, Melon Bungy and even Farm tours so head to the website for all the details.

Situated less than 300 km from Brisbane, Chinchilla's small, thriving community has progressed a grain crop based economy into a dynamic region where coal and gas exploration and power station development projects go hand-in-hand with extensive feedlots, cotton and broad-acre farming.

Chinchilla is ideally located for those who wish to escape to the pristine beauty and rustic experiences of the Western Downs. The Warrego Highway provides the most efficient way of getting here for the visiting motorist.




Chinchilla, Chinchilla QLD 4413
Chinchilla QLD 4413

Directions & Extra Info

The town of Chinchilla is located at the western extent of the Darling Downs region of Queensland, approximately 300 kilometres north west of Brisbane.


Brisbane 3.5 hours, Gold Coast 4 hours, Gympie 3 hours, Lismore 5 hours, Miles 30 mins, Roma 2 hours, Sunshine Coast 3.5 hours, Toowoomba 2 hours


Chinchilla is situated on the crossroads of the Warrego Highway and important arterial roads run southward and eastward with major highways. As Chinchilla is approximately 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane, it is the ideal place to stop or rest a while en route to Carnarvon Gorge and other outback destinations.

To ascertain the easiest and best way to get here from wherever it is you are right now, will create a personalised route map and driving dirctions for you. Simply type in your current address in the "From:" box and then 'Chinchilla' into the "To:" box.


Chinchilla has an all-weather floodlit airport, a grass strip and a modern terminal with amenities. Charter flights are available.


Travel in air-conditioned coaches with on-board movies and meal breaks at towns along the way with Greyhound Australia or Murrays.

Greyhound Australia operates daily from Brisbane to Chinchilla, as well as non-daily service. For information and reservations phone 13 14 99 or visit

Murrays operates daily from Chinchilla to Brisbane and return. Catch the Murrays bus from Brisbane to the festival. 132 251 or visit



Enjoy the comfort of sleeping compartments and dining cars on the Westlander. The train departs from Brisbane on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, arriving in Chinchilla on Wednesday and Friday mornings before continuing westward to Roma and Charleville. Return services from Chinchilla on Thursday and Saturday mornings. For information and reservations phone 132232 or visit

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