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This historic town originally known as Yarrowie, laid out in 1872, hosts a very interesting perspective of how things used to be. Appila is an Aboriginal word meaning 'hunting ground'.
The few locals who live in and around Appila on the surrounding farms are very passionate about the area and love a chat.
The Yarrowie pub was very popular in its time and while still maintained today is unfortunately not open any more, but is certainly a landmark you have to see. Stacey Park is the sporting hub of the town and with a playground for the kids, beautiful trees and public toilets it provides the perfect spot for a picnic and an opportunity to take in the scenery.
Just out of Appila is the Appila Springs picnic and camping ground. This time-honoured traveller's stop, eight kilometres north-east of Appila, showcases the rolling farm country of the mid-north. It is a beautiful, peaceful part of nature that you won't want to miss when visiting the area.
The camping ground is in a quiet nook accessible off Appila-Tarcowie Rd and has public toilets and a picnic area. Bring your own firewood, water and stove. Please note Camping is prohibited during the November-April fire-ban season.
Appila Spring itself is a natural spring that was widely used in the late 1800’s to water stock travelling to the Jamestown and Gladstone markets, and is home to many native species. It’s the perfect spot for self-sufficient travellers seeking an amazing experience and who want to experience this secluded beauty for themselves. It is a tranquil spot that allows you to escape to a different world.