Description

Boulia is a outback town and locality in the Shire of Boulia, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Boulia had a population of 301 people. Boulia is the administrative centre of the Boulia Shire, population approximately 600, which covers an area of 61,176 square kilometres. The area is best known for sightings of the Min Min lights, mysterious shimmering lights that appear at night. The lights are said to be caused by atmospheric refraction that occurs when cold air is trapped below warmer air, a phenomenon known as Fata Morgana.

Images around Boulia QLD 4829


Around Boulia QLD 4829


Our Picks on what to Do in Boulia QLD

Tours Sign Post

Boulia Camel Races

Boulia Stone House

Astrebla Downs National Park

Boulia Sports and Aquatic Centre

Our Picks on where to Stay in Boulia QLD

Desert Sands Motel

Boulia Caravan Park

The Australian Hotel Motel Boulia

Our Picks on what to Eat in Boulia QLD

Shopping in Boulia QLD

Community Services  


Min Min Encounter and Boulia Information Centre QLD
25 Herbert Street,
BOULIA QLD 4829

Boulia Shire Council
18 Herbert Street,
BOULIA QLD 4829

Boulia Police Station QLD
Herbert Street,
BOULIA QLD 4829

Boulia Primary Health Care Centre
49 Wills Street,
BOULIA QLD 4829

Boulia Sports and Aquatic Centre
Burke Street,
BOULIA QLD 4829

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 161.8
  • Population: 301
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1879
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Birdsville QLD 4482 (381 km, 4 hrs 40 mins)
Mount Isa QLD 4825 (304 km, 3 hrs 26 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Boulia QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.