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Chinchilla is a small Australian town located in the Darling Downs region in Queensland. It is also called “The Melon Capital” and every year, in February, Chinchilla is the host of a melon festival which is best explored by a rental car. The population of this little town counts almost 4000 people, although the city has existed since 1877. Chinchilla is situated at the banks of Charley's Creek which is between Toowoomba and Dalby.

Have a fun-filled holiday in Chinchilla in your rental car

Book a cheap car rental  and discover the main occupation of the community which is agriculture, but coal and gas projects determined an economy rise, so Chinchilla is an interesting place to see.

Agriculture is the core while beef and pork production, wool growing, and horticulture are the traditional supports of Chinchilla's economy. But recently, cash inflow and development increased due to the new Kogan Creek Power Project and other coal and gas projects.

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Attractions

The Chinchilla Historical Museum
 
The museum, where you can enjoy a “glimpse to the past” for the whole family, is located on Villiers Street, Chinchilla. The Chinchilla Museum is Chinchilla's history museum with memorabilia from the beginnings of the town.  The building where the museum resides are historical buildings from the area, making the place one of the most interesting and unique attractions here. Chinchilla Museum has an excellent collection of a 1910 steam sawmill (a non working replica), steam engines, ancient vehicles, period costumes, and many historical relics! Buildings from early village times have been reconstructed on the grounds to emphasize the historical ambiance around the area. The buildings include Goombi Hall, the Emmerson Building, Wongongera Cottage, a blacksmith shop, the authentic slab hut, and an old jail. The museum also features a steam sawmill and a steam traction engine. If you enjoy learning about history, this is the place to see in Chinchilla.

Chinchilla Family Sports Center is the place for family fun. A place that promotes the healthy lifestyle, Chinchilla Family Sports Center offers all sorts of options for family fun and endless possibilities of exercising for adults and children too. Be welcomed to try all the activities this center offers and stay in shape spending quality time with your family. If you do not enjoy team sports, do not worry, because you have countless options and you can also work out on your own.

Chinchilla Weir was built in 1973 on the Condamine River, in the south of Chinchilla, in order to provide water for the irrigation of cereal and of the famous melons. Visit the Weir in a rental car that is also used to provide water for the town. In this area of the town you can also experience camping, boating and fishing and you can subscribe to fishing competitions. This is a quiet area of Chinchilla where you can relax and enjoy classic outdoor activities.

 The Melon Festival
Chinchilla is known as the “Melon Capital of Australia” and it hosts a Melon festival every second year in February (the next is to be held in 2011). The Melon Festivalis one of the most unique festivals in Australia! In this festival, watermelons are the stars of the show! See men crack watermelons with their heads, ski using watermelons, bungy with watermelons, and spit watermelons as far as you can! Oh wait, there's still the Melon Chariot, an obstacle course of melons! What else can you do with watermelons?! This happening is only once every two years! So, DO NOT MISS IT!!
Join the festival and get ready to experience a messy and exciting fun!

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