All About Miles

The centrepiece of the Murilla Shire on the Western Downs, Miles stands at the crossroads of the Warrego and Leichhardt highways.

he original settlement of Dogwood Crossing was established on a trail blazed by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844 and was renamed in 1878 in honour of local MP and Railways Minister William Miles.The crowning glory in an attractive town is the District Historical Village - a magnificent open-air museum containing 21 authentic period buildings, including a smithy, bakery, hotel, general store, bank and cafe. The village also features a world-class shell collection and displays reflecting local Aboriginal culture, while the War Museum has been formally recognised as an official repository for historic military items and memorabilia.The Artesian Basin Centre, too, captures its share of the audience with displays that plot the rise and fall of the prickly pear menace and an informative model of the artesian basin which waters so much of the Australian bush.The annual Wildflower Festival in September includes self-drive tours through part of the state's largest state forest.

Miles Historical Village Museum and Visitor Information Centre is located on Warrego Highway on the eastern end of the Miles Township.

With over 30 buildings and countless displays this complex has become an important tourist destination featuring authentic and original buildings from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The Miles Back to the Bush Festival is a non profit incorporated association. We are volunteers representing our local community to help celebrate our local region and welcome visitors.

The festival’s origins began in the 1950s with the Miles Wildflower Festival and since then has been renamed, including the Miles Beef, Bells and Bottletree Festival.Dogwood Crossing continues to bring arts and culture to the greater Western Downs. Proudly fostering talent and providing access to valuable learning resources for our youth. The Centre houses the library, IT centre, holds workshops and information sessions and is also home to the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery.

Miles is abundant in native flora and fauna. Travellers to Miles in September will witness the beauty of the wildflower season, and are urged to stay around for the spectacular Miles Wildflower Festival. Locals say the festival reminds them that the area around Miles is alive with dramatic and beautiful displays of nature.  The Festival is incorporated as a part of the Back to the Bush Festival and includes street parades, market stalls and self-drive tours of nearby wildflowers fields.

2 May 2019

Big Skies Self Drive Tour Radio Cabaret @ the Village

MRAC will partner with the Miles Historical Village to present a radio play with dinner under the stars at the Village as part of the Big Skies Festival program.

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3 May 2019

#firstworldwhitegirls Spirit Animal

Rising from the ashes of #metoo, wellness and fake news come your new spirit guides Tiffany and Madison. They're back!

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1 June 2019

Kids Movie Night

Bring the kids, their friends, bean bags and blankets for a cosy night out at the movies.

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10 August 2019

Miles Covers: Movie Sountracks

Come and support your emerging and established local talent drawing on the wealth of great movie soundtrack to entertain you. All acts welcome. Contact Miles Regional Arts Council for more info.

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3 May 2019

#firstworldwhitegirls Spirit Animal

Rising from the ashes of #metoo, wellness and fake news come your new spirit guides Tiffany and Madison. They're back!

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20 August 2019

Loose Ends

Tie up some 'Loose Ends' when this adventurous one man family show loaded with groovy gadgets, naughty puppets and madcap clowning lands in Miles. 

Kids workshops running so watch out for registration for a fun filled afternoon.

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31 August 2019

Roman Rudnytsky Pianist

World Renowned concert pianist, graduate of the Juliiard School in New York Roman brings the pleasure of classical music to Miles. 

Contact us to register a workshop with Roman.

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19 September 2019

Chinchilla, A Night in Vegas

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21 September 2019

Miles, Awesome 80s Dance Party

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18 & 19 Oct 2019

Local Theatre Production

2 plays over two big night.
Local cast, local directors, platters to order.
Auditions will be announced.

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1 & 2 October 2019

Local Theatre Production

2 plays over two big night.
Local cast, local directors, platters to order.
Auditions will be announced.

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