Muttaburra derives its name from the local aboriginal tribe of Mootaburra which means the meeting of waters – which is most appropriate as Muttaburra is situated close to a number of water courses. There are several spots along the Thomson and Landsborough Rivers where you can enjoy camping, fishing and water sports.
Muttaburra’s most famous moment was when local grazier Doug Langdon uncovered the fossilised skeleton of a dinosaur. The Muttaburrasaurus langdoni was a land living, plant eating dinosaur that roamed the earth 100 million years ago. The discovery of the skeleton was the first of its kind in Australia and is celebrated with an impressive statue located in the new Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre.
Muttaburra is the geographic centre of Queensland. Have your photo taken in front of the centre of Queensland Monument before exploring the Dr Arratta Hospital Museum and A.A. Cassimatis General Store and Cottage.