A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIA'S HISTORY

Book a seat on the horse-drawn coach for a section of the historic route, saddle up your horse and team up with the trail ride, or join the celebrations at both ends of the track – this family friendly event retraces the 76 km route of Cobb & Co Mail Service No. 177.

AUSTRALIA'S LAST RUN...

Book a ticket for Yuleba’s Long Table Dinner where diners devour dinner and dessert under the stars in the middle of the town’s main street!

Cobb & Co Festival -Australia’s Last Run

16th – 25th August 2024

Celebrating 100 years

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Celebrating the anniversary of the last Cobb & Co coach service in Australia, the Cobb & Co Festival is a fast-moving, rattling and clattering event celebrating the history and heritage of the Australian bush. It takes place in the small country towns of Surat & Yuleba and along the dusty track in between. 

Travel in a horse-drawn carriage, see a bullock team in action, and celebrate a piece of Australia’s unique outback history.

vintage carriage with three people dressed in Cobb and co era clothing

Cobb & Co Festival - Australia’s Last Run 16 – 25 August 2024

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Cobb & Co Festival 2024

Celebrating the anniversary of the last horse-drawn mail coach service in Australia, the Cobb & Co Festival is a fast-moving, rattling and clattering event showcasing the history and heritage of the Australian bush.

It takes place in the small country towns of Surat & Yuleba and along the 76 kilometre dusty bush track in between.

Commencing on Thursday 16th August 2024 with the Cobb & Co Long Table Dinner in Yuleba, the Festival involves bullocks, wagons, a horse-art exhibition, markets, beards, coach rides, gatherings of Cobb & Co descendants and friends where we want to hear your stories, an open-air concert and more…

On Saturday morning the horse hooves are drumming when the journey along the Cobb & Co Way begins as the coach collects the mail from the Surat Post Office, wheels past the Spirit of the River markets, and crosses the bridge to pick up speed on the open road.

Adding to the spectacle are the horse-drawn vehicles and trail riders who are also setting off to tackle the historic track.

On Saturday evening enjoy classic Australian movies at the Surat Recreation Oval, or join the bush poets in Yuleba for dinner and entertainment under the stars.

 

Little Cobb and Co Passenger

The Festival Finale comes with hustle and bustle on Sunday as a parade of carriages and riders enter Yuleba. Then the Cobb & Co coach delivers the mail to the Yuleba Post Office, completing the historic re-enactment and celebrating in Yuleba’s main street.

This event combines iconic images of horses, country characters and bushrangers that enable visitors to participate in the story of the development of the outback. It delivers an authentic experience with coach travel from a century ago, immersing everyone in a bush adventure.

Come along in period dress and join us in this unique celebration of Australia’s history.

Tickets are required for most events.


Keep an eye on Facebook’s Cobb & Co Festival for when bookings open. 

And beware the bushrangers!

Proudly Supported by:
Maranoa Regional Council
Queensland Destination Events Program

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Travel in the horse-drawn coach, ride on your horse, or watch the action ... just don't miss the ride of the century!