"MILES - [Dogwood Crossing]" Miles by balhannah

Miles Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 64 photos

About Miles

Miles was originally named Dogwood Crossing by Explorer.....
Ludwig Leichhardt in 1884.

Wildflowers & Festivals

Miles is also known for the native wildflower's in the region, so pay a visit in Spring [September] when they are blooming. Wildflowers are in abundance after the Spring rains.

The 'Back to the Bush Festival' is held then.
The Beef, Bells and Bottle Tree Festival is a month long biennial event held during the month of September.

We stopped at the Information Centre / The Miles Historical Village and went for a look. It really is excellent, and worth a visit.
There are more than 30 historic buildings, including a hospital, cafe, bank, post office and bakery.

Miles farming

Around here, life on the land is spent producing wheat, sorghum, barley and cotton. Timber production is important, and cattle and sheep grazing, including feedlots is widespread in the area.

Miles is located 339 kms west of Brisbane

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:Petrol is getting more expensive
  • In a nutshell:Interesting historical village
  • Last visit to Miles: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    this turned out to be a nice village museum that i am used to seeing on different regions. it was very informative e.g. irons and greeting cards. nice effort on part of the museum to preserve heritage.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Quite good that someone has preserved some of this history. At the very least it gives people an appreciation for what we have today.

  • patagoniapaul's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Thank god for drip-dry!

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    GREAT Intro photo Dee..interesting,looking buildings...seem to be built on blocks from what I can tell..I have a hard enough time using an iron..every BLUE MOON,I cant imagine using an old fire heated one ever!


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