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Dont miss a bed, book ahead!

Organisers of the 2018 Miles Back to the Bush Festival are encouraging visitors to book ahead for the festival so they don’t miss out. Most of the festival activities will centre around the town with tours through the district. Miles has a good selection of motel accommodation, cabins, camping and caravan park. For more information,…

About Miles Back To The Bush Festival

The Miles Back to the Bush Festival is a non profit incorporated association organised by a band of generous volunteers representing the local community. The festival’s origins began in the 1950s with the Miles Wildflower Festival and has since be renamed, including the Miles Beef, Bells and Bottletree Festival. The Festival was incorporated and re-named…

New Name Heralds a Fresh Start for the Beef Bells And Bottle Tree Festival

The Beef Bells and Bottle Tree Festival has been renamed with visioning to develop a biennial festival showcasing the vitality of the Miles district in the Western Downs of Queensland. The festival aims to celebrate and promote a sense of community for residents and visitors to Miles and District. It encompasses a variety of exciting…


Author and TV Presenter, Anna Daniels will be in Miles next month as guest speaker at the Back the Bush Ladies High Tea, held in the lead in to the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.  Women from across the region will gather to be inspired by Anna’s story and also the stories of local…

Vintage Fly-in for Festival Spectacle

A host of vintage aircraft will fly in to join the Festivities in Miles next month, taking the vintage spectacle of it’s reinvented Festival to the skies.  The vintage fly-in is one of the exciting new aspects of the Miles Back to the Bush Festival, where entertainment has been taken to the next level to…

Repowered Tractors to ‘Pull’ in Festival Crowds

It’s the motorsport of the bush and its one-of-a-kind repowered tractors will draw a crowd as they rev it up at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival exhibition tractor pull.  Bull Pipe Australia and Kerwick’s Earthworks have teamed to present an afternoon of tractor pulling action at the Festival’s Main Event, Saturday 8 September.…

Festival Offers Backyard View to Bush Life

Local residents in the country town of Miles in Queensland, are calling their city cousins to get “back to the bush” this September, with a rare opportunity to experience country life. Local residents will literally welcome visitors for a backyard experience of life in the bush, opening their homes and yards for a unique peek…

Drovers: Our Living History

Local photographer Sharon Cruickshank snapped this pic of a mob being moved ’on the hoof’ through Dogwood Crossing at Miles recently. Where they’ve come from or where they are headed is unknown, but it is an amazing sight to see when you're back in the bush.

And there’s another bit of droving history currently in town, although closing soon. Be sure to swing by the Art Gallery at Dogwood Crossing to view the touring exhibition of works Boss Drovers by Robert MacPherson.

Do you have a droving tale to share?

Sharon Cruickshank
Dogwood Crossing Miles
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
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Miles Back to the Bush Festival

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