Hughenden - QLD



DEG: -20.84399 144.20035
DMS: 20º 50' 38.37" S 144º 12' 1.25" E
UTM: 55 K 7692584mN 208647mE
Altitude: 328.28m


Place Type

Population - Town


521.99kms South of Daintree - Driving 838 km (9 hours 46 mins)

Address & Contact

38 Stansfield St
Hughenden QLD 4821
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Hughenden is the business and commercial centre of the Flinders Shire. Other townships within the Shire are Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford. Hughenden is situated on the banks of Queensland longest river, the Flinders and is located on the Overlander's Way (Flinders Highway).
Hughenden has direct road access to a number of major centres and tourist attractions within the region. A major highway links Hughenden to Townsville (376km) and Mount Isa (519km) with a southern sealed road access via the Dinosaur Way to Winton and Longreach. For those wanting to travel north there is a good gravel and sealed road to the Atherton Tablelands and Cairns.
'The Hughenden area 100 million years ago, was on the edge of a shallow inland sea that extended from what is now the Gulf of Carpentaria through to South Australia. Australia was joined to Antarctica, but there were no polar ice caps at this time and the world climate was quite warm. Large marine reptiles called Icthyosaurus and Plesiosaurs swam in the inland sea while on land dinosaurs such as Muttaburrasaurus and the long necked Austrosaurus browsed on the vegetation amongst conifers, cycads and ferns. Most of the remains of Muttaburrasaurus came from two individuals. The first was found in 1962 near Muttaburra where it derives its name and the other in 1987 near Hughenden. Their bones were preserved because the carcases had been washed into the sea and became buried in the mud which protected them from destruction.'

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Closest Weather Station

Hughenden at 15/08:00pm EST
Distance from Hughenden 4.39km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Hughenden Airport
Distance from Hughenden 4.39km NE
Mean Max. °C35.234.934.131.828.425.725.727.932.
Mean Min. °C23.322.721.217.912.810.49.010.315.418.521.623.2
Mean Rain mm142.682.430.323.46.620.913.410.09.715.253.584.8

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