Standing at the junction of the Moonie and Carnarvon Highways 535km west of Brisbane, St George grew from the base camp that explorer Major Thomas Mitchell left in the wake of his 1845 expedition into the Western Downs region of southern Queensland.
With an average rainfall of only 500mm, crops, cattle and high-class merino breeding stock are the traditional products, but in recent years more and more land has been given over to cotton which flourishes on irrigated land.
Murray cod, yellow-belly and freshwater jewfish keep drawing fisherman back to the Bearmore Dam which controls the flow of water between the Balonne River and Kajarabie.
Roseville Aviaries, 64km west of town, shows one of the largest private collections of native parrots in Australia. Apart from native and some exotic species of parrots, Roseville also displays finches, pigeons, emu, scrub turkey, waterfowl and kangaroos and sugar gliders. Refreshments are available in the park.