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WESTERN DOWNS Visitor Guide

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Chinchilla • Dalby • Miles • Jandowae • Tara • Wandoan A part of Southern Queensland Country


Welcome to the Western Downs

Contents

Only three hours from Queensland's capital, the Western Downs is an easy escape from fast-paced city life.

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Getting Here

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Events Calendar

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Major Events & Festivals

Discover country towns, rich with pioneering history and friendly local characters. Vibrant and distinctive festivals are truly special celebrations of what makes this region so special.

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History & Heritage

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Arts & Culture

Our country landscapes, national parks and freshwater lakes provide natural settings for camping and all kinds of outdoor adventures, from water sports to bird watching, fossicking for rare petrified wood, hot air ballooning and much more.

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Our Big Open Skies

Join in the crazy fun of the world’s biggest watermelon festival; experience a grand night of opera in the grounds of the magnificent Jimbour House; watch the camels racing at Tara’s Festival of Culture and Camel Races or immerse yourself in country-style fun at the Back to the Bush Festival in Miles.

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Agriculture & Industry

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Regional Map

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Our Towns & Villages

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Ask a local

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Travel Directory

This is Big Sky country where days unfold under vast, wide open skies before the sun sets in vivid splendour and a blanket of stars appear in the clear nights.

Image Credits Some images courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland, Western Downs Regional Council, Sean Scott Photography, Alex Coppo, Krista Eppelstun, Nancy Evans, HAC Imagery and Ange Stirling Photography. Copyright notice Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is true and correct at time of publication. Western Downs Regional Council assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have occurred. All copy and artwork remains the property of Western Downs Regional Council and may not be reproduced in part or whole, without the written permission of Western Downs Regional Council. © Western Downs Regional Council 2019. August 2019 Edition

Hero image: Exploring the Western Downs Cover image: Chinaman’s Lagoon – Image courtesy of HAC Imagery


Getting here Weipa

An easy escape from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, the Western Downs region begins only three hours west of Brisbane. Our major arterial road, the Warrego Highway travels through towns while a network of open, sealed roads offers easy access to all major towns, visitor attractions and natural sights. Cairns

Brisbane

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Toowoomba

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Dalby

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Jandowae

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Tara

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Linking the east coast to the Outback, the Warrego Highway (A2) stretches 700km from Brisbane to Charleville, taking in our region’s townships and settlements along the way. Please take care when travelling west in the late afternoon. The inland Leichhardt Highway (A5) is an epic journey from Melbourne through our region to Rockhampton, while the Moonie Highway (State Route 49) heads from Dalby to Thargomindah and onto the Queensland/ South Australian Border. The Bunya Highway (State Route 49) linking Dalby to Kingaroy, connects to Australia's Country Way.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

The Westlander operates twice weekly services from Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles and onwards to Charleville, stopping at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla. queenslandrailtravel.com.au or P: 1300 131 722.

Road condition reports qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, P: 13 19 40 or contact our Visitor Information Centres.

Wellcamp Airport serves as an excellent access point into the Western Downs. Pick up a hire car and hit the open roads. QantasLink flies daily to Toowoomba from Sydney with connections from Australian capital cities. qantas.com.au or P: 13 13 13. Airnorth flies direct from Melbourne and Townsville to Toowoomba. airnorth.com.au or P: 1800 627 474. Regional Express (Rex) flies from Brisbane to Toowoomba and onto Thargomindah (and return). rex.com.au or P: 13 17 13.

By coach Daily services depart from Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles and Wandoan, stopping at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla.

Brisbane Airport

Greyhound Australia greyhound.com.au or P: 1300 473 946

Brisbane Airport is a three hour drive from Dalby with domestic and international flights available.

Bus Queensland busqldoutback.com.au or P: 1300 287 537 Murrays murrays.com.au or P: 13 22 51.

Top Tip We’re proudly RV Friendly with dump points, potable water and casual parking areas available in most of our communities. Contact our Visitor Information Centres for further information.

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See the full events calendar at WESTERNDOWNSQUEENSLAND.COM.AU

DALBY Races 1 November

BELL Races 4 January

DALBY Races 7 March

JANDOWAE Races 16 May

DALBY Races 29 September

CHINCHILLA Races 9 November

DALBY Races 14 January

TARA Show 7 March

MILES Show 19 May

JANDOWAE Show 21 March

CHINCHILLA Show 22 – 23 May

WANDOAN Cup Race Day 21 March

JIMBOUR HOUSE Big Skies May

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JIMBOUR Opera at Jimbour July

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SEP MILES Back to the Bush Festival 10 – 13 September

TARA Festival of Culture & Camel Races August

DALBY Races 1 February

WANDOAN Show 3 April

MILES Picnic Races 8 February

FLINTON Races 11 April

CHINCHILLA Races 29 February

DALBY Show 17 – 18 April

WARRA Races July

BELL Show 29 February – 1 March

DALBY Picnic Races 25 April

DALBY Races July

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TARA Races 5 October

DALBY Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival August DALBY Saints Race Day August

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CHINCHILLA Races 14 December

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DALBY Races 23 November

JANDOWAE Timbertown Festival 12 – 14 June

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CHINCHILLA One Long Table 14 September

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019/20/21

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Major Events & Festivals 2020

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Set on the stunning Jimbour Plains, Big Skies is an annual event celebrating the sights, tastes and unique experiences that our region has to offer. Thousands of festival goers will visit the region for a week of extraordinary events including camp oven dinners, beautiful Western Downs local produce and a concert with some of Australia’s greatest rock legends. Camping will be available onsite within Jimbour Station.

Enjoy a slice of the action at the world’s biggest melon festival! Every two years, Australia’s melon capital, Chinchilla, transforms into a sea of pink and green lemon. Polish up your pip spitting, try melon bungy and melon skiing if you dare. More than 30 events include a street parade, market stalls, melon farm tours, golf day, poets breakfast, beach party, rodeo and free family concert.

Chinchilla Melon Festival

Big Skies 2020

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Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races

Dalby’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival

August 2021 The tiny township of Tara is the place to be on the first weekend of August. Saddle up for three days of culture and camel races and fun for all ages, with multi-cultural performances and delicious food, market stalls, live music, kids entertainment and rides.

August 2020 A vibrant celebration of multiculturalism, the Dalby Delicious & Delightful Festival is a day of delicious food, markets, live entertainment and fun competitions, culminating in a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall Creek in the heart of Dalby. deliciousanddelightful.com.au

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Miles Back to the Bush Festival September 10 – 13, 2020

Celebrate Jandowae’s rich timber heritage in June every second year at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival.

This celebration of bush culture and lifestyle is not to be missed. Meet the locals at the Ladies High Tea, Men’s Night or art exhibition, and immerse yourself in days gone by at the renowned Miles Historical Village Museum.

The weekend is packed with family friendly activities including a street festival, grand parade, art and craft show, live music, a busking competition, bush poets breakfast, yabbie races, car and ute show, fireworks and so much more.

Weekend highlights include a street parade, vintage car displays, collections tours, country markets, bush poets and performers, quirky tractor pulls and bush obstacle races, beard competitions and quart pot boiling competition.

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Jandowae Timbertown Festival June 12 – 14, 2020

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Opera at Jimbour July 2021 One of Australia’s most iconic music events, Opera at Jimbour is staged in the grounds of Jimbour House, one of the nation’s most gracious historical homes. Join thousands of music lovers as the amphitheatre comes alive with orchestral music and soaring opera. Sample some of the local produce from the colourful market stalls, this event promises a full day of magnificent fun for the whole family. operaatjimbour.com westerndownsqueensland.com.au  07


History & Heritage

Highlights

Take the time to discover the true meaning of pioneering spirit in the townships and villages of the Western Downs. Follow the footsteps of early explorers, railway pioneers and experience the graciousness of grand pastoral life. The Western Downs echoes with the past, preserved in authentic bush museums and quirky tributes to insects, artists and adventurers.

Athlone Cottage, Jandowae

Imagine life as an early settler in a lovingly-preserved slab hut at Jandowae’s Athlone Cottage and check out the town's Dingo Sculpture, which represents the area’s famous 5,400km Dingo Barrier Fence.

Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum

Miles Historical Village Museum

Take a leisurely stroll through our many historical villages and museums. Miles Historical Village Museum is recognised as one of Australia’s best. Monty’s Garage Vintage Car Museum, Glenmorgan

Don’t miss Monty’s Garage Vintage Car Museum in Glenmorgan for classic 1940s automobiles, and head to the Dalby Pioneer Park Museum for Queensland’s largest collection of agricultural machinery and to read a letter from Ned Kelly.

Warra Mine Memorial

On the western side of Warra you'll see a monument dedicated to the district’s first miners while Brigalow is home to the Cactoblastis Memorial Hall, the world’s only building dedicated to an insect!

For a true insight into the life of our diggers, visit the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum. Other poignant memorials include a wall of the signatures of local soldiers before they departed for WWII.

Bush Friendship sculpture, Kogan

Leichhardt monument, Warra

European explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who passed through the region in the 1840s, is commemorated with the Leichhardt monument and other sites including his campsite.

Don’t miss the Bush Friendship sculptures along the Hugh Sawrey Walkway, a tribute to the renowned Australian impressionist artist who lived at Kogan, and Condamine's large replica of the famous Condamine 'Bullfrog' Bell, first made in Condamine in 1868. Nearby is the Condamine Flood Boat, a memorial to those who have lost their lives in floods.

Jimbour House

Explore the beautiful gardens and original buildings of historic Jimbour House. Smaller townships, including Dulacca and Drillham, also have historical tributes to pioneering hardships.

Grab your free History & Heritage Trail brochure at our Visitor Information Centres. Dalby War Memorial

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Arts & Culture

Gallery 107, Dalby

A vibrant arts community thrives on the Western Downs, inspired by life on the land. The region’s art galleries showcase the creativity of local artists as well as touring exhibitions. These rich artistic offerings are complemented by regular markets, concerts and local cultural celebrations.

Our region’s cultural scene is brimming with talented artists and colourful country characters. You’ll discover works by internationally renowned artists including wool artisan Barbara Geisel and the late Hugh Sawrey who have called the Western Downs region home, as well as a thriving contemporary art community, whose creations in various mediums make an ideal memento. Also well worth exploring are our region’s award-winning museums. Wander the heritage buildings and memorabilia collections of the Miles Historical Village Museum and Chinchilla Historical Museum. Even our region’s smaller centres have perfectly preserved reminders of our pioneering days, an original jailhouse and 1912 slab hut at the Tara & District Historical Museum, poignant tributes to our Anzacs at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum. Learn some new skills at an arts and craft workshop or take in a concert or musical performance. Browse twilight markets or join the locals at a movie night. Our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff will let you know what’s on around our region.

Dogwood Crossing - John Mullins Art Gallery

Galleries at a glance • The Lapunyah Art Gallery in Chinchilla’s cultural precinct features regular exhibitions and artworks by local and touring artists. • Check out the region’s newest art space, Gallery 107@Dalby located in Dalby’s MyALL 107 precinct. • Don’t miss the outstanding cultural facility, Dogwood Crossing in Miles. The centre’s John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery hosts quality exhibitions and events throughout the year.

• Other gallery spaces including The Bluebelles Art Gallery in the Bell Bunya Community Centre at Bell and Leichhardt Gallery in Wandoan's Cultural Centre often exhibit works by local artists and cultural groups. • Myall Park Botanic Garden's Art in the Garden features sculptures, the Gallery Wall Mural, musical instruments plus an Enchanted Pathway dotted with tiles painted by local children.

Grab your free Arts & Culture in the Western Downs brochure at our Visitor Information Centres.

Bluebells Art Gallery, Bell

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Fishing, Camping & Caravanning Peaceful freshwater rivers and creeks, wide open spaces and big skies … just naturally suited to outdoor activities. The mighty Condamine River weaves through the Western Downs, creating tranquil camping sites and a haven for water sports, fishing and bird watching. There are heritage camping sites where you’ll wander among a renowned botanic garden or pioneering relics.

Camping on the Western Downs

Slip into a slower pace as you explore the peaceful waterways and quiet country roads of the Western Downs. You’ll soon recognise the country wave: a laconic finger raised in greeting or be invited to enjoy a sun downer with fellow travellers. Unspoilt bush and pristine freshwater lagoons, lakes and weirs provide idyllic campsites, and friendly caravan parks are dotted throughout our region. Why not stay somewhere truly special? There are newly-renovated shearers quarters and campsites at Myall Park Botanic Gardens, where you’ll wander through one of Australia’s largest collections of arid and semi-arid native plants. Original pioneering buildings are still standing at the Juandah Heritage site: the

station settlement which later became Wandoan. You’ll have tales to tell after staying in a converted underground bunker or troop train carriage at the ex-RAAF site of Possum Park.

Brigalow Creek in Meandarra. Bird watchers are lured by the chance to spot some rarer bird species, including the painted honeyeater, grey-crowned babbler and flocks of glossy black cockatoo.

The Western Downs is a natural playground for water sports, including canoeing, water skiing and boating.

Our region is renowned for petrified wood, so don’t miss trying your luck fossicking. Ask the Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre for licences and official fossicking areas to explore.

Favourite fishing spots include Tara Lagoon, Archers Crossing on the Condamine River east of Chinchilla, and Gil Weir on Dogwood Creek south of Miles. Ask our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff for the best secret waterholes in our many creeks, rivers and dams.

Clear blue skies give way to vivid outback sunsets as a peaceful end to a day’s outdoor adventure.

Especially after rain, there are some truly special sights, including the carpet of rare waterlilies at Chinaman’s Lagoon in Miles and

Our free Fishing, Camping & Caravanning in the Western Downs brochure is available at our Visitor Information Centres.

Archers Crossing South

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Our Big Open Skies

Lake Broadwater Conservation Park Located 30km south west of Dalby, Lake Broadwater is the perfect spot for a picnic under the shady river red and blue gums. Its peaceful setting among cypress pine, brigalow and eucalypts is a haven for waterbirds and native wildlife. A 2km track links the park’s two campsites.

Exploring our backyard yields a treasure trove of natural landscapes. From the mighty Condamine River to spectacular National Parks, vast State Forest, lakes and waterways, there are many ways to make the most of your time on the Western Downs. Try your luck fossicking, bush walking or enjoy a riverside picnic under shady gum trees.

The lake covers one-third of the 1,200 hectare site and fills only after heavy rain. When water levels permit, it’s the perfect spot for boating, picnics, swimming and water sports. Facilities include a boat ramp and children’s play ground. Fishing is not permitted. Don’t miss: With easy access to the water, walking tracks and good facilities, the lake is a great spot to relax and enjoy the natural surrounds. Stay overnight at one of two camping areas, suitable for tent camping, caravans and camper trailers. The Wilga Bush Camping area offers secluded camp sites. The lake is a renowned waterfowl breeding ground. You can watch a huge variety of waterbirds from the bird hide near the lake’s neck. Best short walk: The Red Gum Track will take you 3km around the lake’s perimeter. Allow one hour for the walk, take water with you and a pair of binoculars as you’ll spot many species of birds in the lakeside forest and on the water. Getting there: From Dalby, drive 20km west along the Moonie Highway, then turn left into Broadwater Road. Drive 9km to the picnic and camping area.

Bunya Mountains National Park Queensland’s second oldest national park is an awe inspiring landscape where ancient bunya pines tower over tall rainforest along a dramatic mountain range rising high above the plains. Until the late 1800s, Aboriginal people met here to celebrate and feast on bunya nuts, contained in cones that weigh up to 10kg.

Chinaman’s Lagoon

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Stay in rustic mountain cabins or camp in the lush natural surrounds. Explore the extensive range of walking trails, hand feed colourful native birds and soak up the panoramic mountain views. Keep your eyes open for the park's 120 species of birds, including brilliantlycoloured Australian king-parrots, crimson rosellas and satin bowerbirds. Spotlight at night to spy common ringtail possums and watch red-necked wallabies lazing around the picnic areas. Don’t miss: A range of walking tracks wind through towering rainforest, ancient stands of giant grass trees, past sparkling clear creeks and views that go forever. From 500 metre short strolls to the all day (20km one way) Dandabah to Mt Kiangarow hike, the Bunya Mountains National Park is a walker’s paradise. Best short walk: Don’t miss the 4km Scenic Circuit Track taking in Festoon Falls and Pine Gorge Lookout. The breathtaking valley views, Tim Shea Falls and the peaceful rock pools make this a must do walk. Getting there: Several steep, narrow and winding routes, signposted as the Great Bunya Drive, lead to the park. Bunya Mountains Road passes through the park from the south-east to the north. From Dalby, drive 25km along Dalby-Cooyar Road to Kaimkillenbun, then 30km via Yamsion to Bunya Mountains Road to the south-eastern park entrance. The roads are sealed.

forest with a large network of roads (beware of logging trucks and wildlife). Don’t miss: The journey along Auburn Road will take you past historic landmarks, such as the first oil bore in Australia – known as Speculation, the mysterious Guymer baby grave and the dingo barrier fence. A highlight of the drive is the vegetation comprising dry spinifex hollows, stands of paper-bark and a considerable variety of wattle, including the rare Hando wattle. Woolly Oak, Budgeroo, Yellow Jackets, broad and narrow leaf Ironbarks can be found amongst the stands of Black Cypress and the better quality timber producer, White Cypress. Barakula State Forest is bordered by the Great Dividing Range and is popular for bird watching. You may even see shy cattle or the occasional brumby (wild horse). Getting there: The forest is a readily accessible drive from Chinchilla. Turn off 500m along the Warrego Highway, west of the town and follow the Auburn Road (sealed, single lane bitumen) until signs indicate directions to the Barakula State Forest. Turn left off the Auburn Road and travel along the gravel road to the Forestry office and remains of the early settlement site. Gravel and sandy roads are only suitable for conventional vehicles in dry weather. Mobile phone coverage is limited.

Southwood National Park

Barakula State Forest

One of our lesser known National Park treasures is Southwood. The park’s scrubby forest is a refuge for wildlife, including more than 92 bird species. Best explored by 4WD as there are no official walking trails.

Barakula State Forest is the largest State Forest in the Southern Hemisphere, supplying much of Queensland’s millable cypress pine.

Don’t miss: Take your binoculars and go birdwatching. Glossy black-cockatoos feed on the seed-filled cones of the belah trees. Go spotlighting at night to see sugar or feathertail gliders. Camping is not allowed.

First gazetted in July 1907, this forested area is rich in both local and regional history, particularly facets of life connected with the early exploitation and transportation of this timber resource. The once historic Barakula settlement supported a Railway camp, sawmill, school, boarding house, shop, array of timber huts and water tank used for community and mill water storage, as well as the fill up point for the steam train in its day. Very little remains of these structures today, although it continues to operate as a working

Formerly known as Wild Horse Paradise, Southwood became a national park in 1970. Getting there: Southwood is about four hours’ drive west of Brisbane or 130km south-west of Dalby on the Moonie Highway. Four-wheel-drive is recommended on Fabians Road which dissects the park. Roads become boggy when wet. Visit parks.des.qld.gov.au for detailed park information or check with the friendly staff at our Visitor Information Centres.

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Agriculture & Industry

Cotton harvesting, Dalby

At its very heart, agriculture is part of the daily fabric of Western Downs’ life. The fertile plains of the Darling Downs are ideally suited to cattle and crops. Also part of our story is a burgeoning energy industry. Why not watch the cattlemen at the massive cattle sales or join in the fun of the world’s biggest melon festival to understand what drives our local industry.

The rich soils and wide open plains of the Western Downs are an ever changing tapestry. Depending on the season, you’ll pass the rusty red fields of sorghum, golden wheat, barley, chickpeas, soy, mung beans or harvesters busy with vast cotton crops, the fluffy white balls lying by the roadside.

Visitors are welcome at the Dalby saleyards, Australia’s second largest. Join the dozens of Akubra-wearing cattlemen at the sales held every Wednesday. More than 200,000 cattle are sold through the yards annually, and attending the sales is an experience not to be missed.

Our region is proudly one of Queensland’s most significant agricultural areas, with an early history contrived by the fortitude of early explorers like Ludwig Leichhardt, followed by drovers forging stock routes.

Chinchilla celebrates its famous melons with the town’s Melon Festival every two years. Be sure to grab a fresh juicy watermelon from one of our roadside stalls during the summer season.

• 194,000 pigs are produced in the region annually.

The Western Downs is also rapidly cementing its position as the Energy Capital of Australia with more than 40 projects totalling more than $140 billion earmarked for the region. These exciting energy developments including coal seam gas, power stations, solar, wind farms and water projects, combine with our agriculture sector to create a truly diverse economy.

• Dalby is home to Australia’s first grain-to-ethanol facility.

There are proud legacies to our early pioneers, such as the heritage-listed Jimbour House. This gracious homestead stands on a station which was one of the first settled on the Darling Downs. A station once so vast it covered 313,000 acres and ran a quarter of a million sheep.

Fast Facts • 25% of Australia’s melons are grown in Chinchilla. • 4,600 cattle properties in the Western Downs.

• Western Downs produces 38.2% of Queensland’s cereals and legumes.

• Dalby is home to Australia’s second largest sale yards. • Western Downs has 68 feedlots.

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Dalby and Surrounds

Our Towns & Villages

With its beautiful gardens and bustling main street, the thriving regional hub of Dalby is the gateway to the Western Downs. Nearby you’ll find the beautiful little town of Bell, nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains. Take your time and sample our area’s rich heritage and country hospitality.

These towns and villages are the lifeblood of the Western Downs region where you can experience our authentic rural lifestyle, endless investment opportunities and stories of a bygone era. Each have many historic buildings, art galleries, attractions and modern amenities. Strike up a conversation with one of the locals who are proud to call this place home.

Dalby

Pioneer Park Museum, Dalby

From humble beginnings in 1841 as a simple crossing of the Myall Creek (a tributary of the Condamine River), Dalby is a vibrant regional centre boasting cafes and coffee shops, and an array of boutiques where you’re sure to find something special.

Highlights • Follow our self-guided Heritage Trail for a glimpse of our early European history. • Marvel at the enormous collection of working tractors and agricultural machinery at Pioneer Park Museum. • Don’t miss the fast paced cattle auctions held every Wednesday at our impressive saleyards, the second largest in Queensland.

Bell Biblical Gardens

The Bun Pub, Kaimkillenbun

Kaimkillenbun & Macalister Recognised as the town with the longest single name in Queensland and affectionately known by locals as "The Bun", Kaimkillenbun is a local Aboriginal word for the rim of the moon coming over the horizon.

Grab your free Explore Dalby brochure at our Visitor Information Centres.

With population of less than a dozen, the tiny settlement of Macalister is a major grain handling depot and coal loading facility, both clearly visible from the highway.

Highlights • Built in 1911, the Bun Pub has a poignant reminder of WWII with an original wall panel signed by local soldiers before they left for the war.

Locals’ secret • A favourite local walking spot is along Myall Creek, which runs through the heart of Dalby. The well-sealed track follows the creek bank through beautiful parklands to the CBD.

Bell The beautiful little town of Bell is nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains, less than an hour’s drive away.

Highlights • Grab your camera and head to Cody’s Hill for sweeping views of the surrounding plains. • Our Catholic Church features exquisite murals by local artist Megg Cullen depicting the story of salvation.

Dalby Town Centre

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Chinchilla and Surrounds

The Big Melon

Famous for its quirky and fun-filled biennial Melon Festival, Chinchilla is a vibrant country town in the heart of the Western Downs. Picnic by the peaceful weir or in the museum grounds, try your luck fossicking for petrified wood or wander the shady tree-lined main street. Tiny Brigalow and Kogan complete our local area.

Chinchilla Named for the Aboriginal word 'jinchilla', the cypress pine which grows on the Western Downs, Chinchilla is a thriving community offering much to see and do.

Highlights • Join visitors from all over Australia at the Melon Festival every second February. • Take a photo of The Big Melon, which stands pride of place on the Warrego Highway. A national competition, organised by online travel company Wotif, saw Chinchilla’s bid for the Big Melon beat three other finalists. • Visit the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland, showcasing prehistoric flora and fauna native to the area, the rich Aboriginal cultural history and the town’s railway heritage connection with the early Western line. • Take a relaxing stroll down our Camphor Laurel tree-lined main street, featuring our retail and cultural precincts. Adjacent to Fuller Place is the Lapunyah Art Gallery, Ironbark Cinema and public library.

Brigalow The small settlement of Brigalow lies 20km east of Chinchilla on the Warrego Highway. A sentry of grain silos signals the town, which was named for the brigalow tree that grows in the area’s fertile black soil.

Chinchilla Botanic Parkland

Highlights • Tuck into an all day breakfast or famous Brigalow Burger from the Brigalow General Store. • In summer, buy just-picked fresh melons and pumpkins at our roadside farm gate. • Wander the peaceful Brigalow Lutheran Cemetery, where many of our pioneering German ancestors lie. • Don’t miss the Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall (located halfway between Chinchilla and Brigalow), the only hall in the southern hemisphere honouring an insect.

Boonarga Cactoblastis Memorial Hall

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Kogan With a colourful history as an old droving centre and home to famous Australian artist Hugh Sawrey, Kogan is now dominated by the Kogan Creek Power Station, a 750 megawatt coal-fired power station.

Highlights • Enjoy the public artworks and metal sculptures made by local artists in the gardens of the Q150 Hugh Sawrey Walkway. • Visit the power station’s viewing platform midway between Brigalow and Kogan. It’s a spectacular sight, particularly at night!

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Miles Historical Village Museum

Miles and Surrounds The charming town of Miles sits at the crossroads of the Warrego and Leichhardt Highways. It’s home to one of Australia’s finest historical museums, a vibrant arts community and the Back to the Bush Festival held when the first wildflowers appear. The country villages of Drillham, Dulacca and Condamine are easily accessible on a short drive.

Miles

Dogwood Crossing @ Miles

Originally named Dogwood Crossing in 1844 by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt after the area’s prolific Dogwood shrubs, Miles was later named in honour of William Miles, Minister for the Railways and local Member of Parliament. Its wide streets are a legacy of the time when bullock wagons turned here at the teamsters camp.

Highlights • Explore the pioneering era buildings at the remarkable Miles Historical Village Museum. • Catch an exhibition at the renowned art gallery at Dogwood Crossing @ Miles. • Take a stroll along the Dogwood Creek Walking Track, enjoy the spectacular native waterlilies on Chinaman’s Lagoon or take a self drive tour of the springtime wildflowers. • Our Back to the Bush Festival is held every second year in September.

Drillham

Condamine

Twenty kilometres west of Miles and once a thriving settlement, Drillham’s railway weir on the creek provided water for steam locomotives. Reminders of these times can still be seen by the creek and roadside.

Located 33km south of Miles on the banks of the meandering Condamine River, Condamine is home to the famous Condamine or Bullfrog Bell, created by a local blacksmith.

Dulacca A further 22km west along the Warrego Highway, Dulacca was established in 1879 with the coming of the railway.

Highlights • Discover the town’s history and wartime contribution at the Roy Henderson Park.

Grab your free Explore Miles brochure at our Visitor Information Centres.

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• Enjoy a cold drink at the Dulacca Hotel, known as the Waterhole on the Hill, dating from 1908.

Condamine Bell Park

Highlights • Don’t miss a large replica of the Condamine bell, inscribed with the history of the township in the Condamine Bell Park. • Savour a great pub meal at the timberclad Condamine Hotel. • Ask the locals where the best fishing spots are along the Condamine River and try your luck.

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Jandowae and Surrounds Jandowae’s charming street scape is a taste of its true jewel: Jimbour House. One of Queensland’s most gracious heritage homes, wander through the gardens and experience world-class cultural events. Our biennial Timbertown festival is country-style fun at its best. Nearby is the friendly township of Warra.

Jandowae Classic Queensland architecture and heritage shop fronts give our town character and charm. Spend some time exploring our historic attractions and meet the locals on market day.

Highlights • Check out classic Queensland hotel motels the Middle Pub and Bottom Pub, as well as shop facades from the 1950s. • Take a picnic to historic Athlone Cottage (circa. 1890). • Discover the northern end of the world’s longest fence, the Dingo Barrier. • Don’t miss market day, which is held on the fourth Sunday of every month. The Jandowae Timbertown Festival is held in June every second year and celebrates the town’s early timber industry. Dingo Sculpture, Jandowae

Warra

Jimbour

First settled in the 1840s, Warra’s beautifully maintained park is a testament to the town’s proud railway heritage and a pleasant rest stop.

Home to a tiny Queensland school, a classic Clayton Shuttleworth tractor and an iconic heritage-listed homestead, Jimbour is a tiny town around 15 minutes northwest of Dalby.

Highlights • Stop off for a cuppa at the restored railway station to the right of the Warrego Highway when you head west through town. • Stock up on local produce at the markets held on the second Sunday of the month. • Mingle with the locals at our annual Warra Race Day in July when our population almost triples.

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Old Warra Railway Station

Highlights • Discover Jimbour Station, the great pastoral run that prompted the formation of the Jimbour township. While the heritage Jimbour House is a private residence, the owners graciously welcome guests to explore their gardens. • One of Queensland’s premier music events, Opera at Jimbour is held every second year on the grounds of Jimbour House at the spectacular amphitheatre.

Jimbour House

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Oil Rig at Moonie

Tara and Surrounds Discover some truly remarkable treasures in this corner of the Western Downs. From an internationally renowned botanic garden to a quirky vintage car museum, Tara and its surrounding towns are a surprising treat. The Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races are not to be missed.

Tara Tara has lovingly preserved its pioneering history in its museum, while celebrating its multiculturalism with the award-winning annual Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races. You’ll find a network of outlying villages well worth exploring on a leisurely drive. Take your time and discover their individual character and charm.

Highlights • Held every second year, the festival features delicious food, market stalls, cultural dance displays, live entertainment and racing camels. • Take a relaxing stroll in the Tara Lagoon Parklands. • Step back in time among the authentic memorabilia at the Tara and District Historical Museum. • Take a self-guided tour highlighting different eras of local architecture.

Commercial Hotel, Tara

Meandarra

Hannaford

Military memorabilia enthusiasts will be enthralled by our ANZAC Memorial Museum.

Don’t miss the fascinating memorabilia at our Hannaford Historical Museum inside the Post Office.

Enjoy a scenic walk along the banks of Brigalow Creek.

Moonie The site of Australia’s first commercial oil field, Moonie’s Visitor Information Centre in the Rural Transaction Centre sells local arts and crafts, and the gardens are perfect for a picnic. The Moonie Yabbie Races are held every November.

Glenmorgan Monty’s Garage Vintage Car Museum featuring around 60 vehicles dating from 1921 to 1966, and the internationally recognised Myall Park Botanic Garden seven kilometres outside town are absolute highlights.

The Gums

Me & Darra Statue, Meandarra

Inglestone Try your swing on our nine hole rural golf course at Inglestone, a small settlement around 40km south of Meandarra.

Westmar Westmar is a welcoming break at the crossroads of the Moonie Highway and Meandarra-Talwood Road. Relax in the nearby rest area or the roadhouse gardens.

Flinton A quiet rural settlement west of Westmar where you’re welcome to camp on the banks of the Moonie River. The annual Flinton Races are held over Easter.

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Wandoan and Surrounds The quiet wheat and cattle town of Wandoan is the perfect stop over between Miles and Taroom as you travel along the Leichhardt Way. You’ll discover a proud heritage and some of the region’s best bush camping and fishing spots.

Wandoan The Wandoan Windmill stands sentinel on the edge of town, which is a 45 minute drive north of Miles. The friendly staff at the Wandoan Information Centre in O’Sullivan Park will arm you with the local knowledge to make the most of your visit. The park’s statue of Mick the Dog, who saved his master’s life after he fell from a horse, is nearby. Don’t forget your camera when you visit the site of the original European settlement, the Juandah Head Station. Discover original buildings and historical displays, and a fascinating insight into Ludwig Leichhardt’s explorations and the soldier settlers.

Highlights • Take a picnic to the tranquil wetlands of Waterloo Plain Environmental Park, a popular recreation spot teaming with birdlife. Caravanners are welcome.

Juandah Historical Site

• Our self-guided Heritage Trail will take you on a discovery tour of our rich history captured through colourful public murals. • Time your visit with one of our fun-filled events including the Lindsay Williams Shield Football Carnival, Wandoan Diggers Race Day in March, Bucking for Cancer Rodeo and an annual Polocrosse Carnival.

Guluguba The small settlement of Guluguba lies south of Wandoan on the Leichhardt Highway and is home to just over 40 farming families. Originally a mixed cropping region, the area now successfully produces beef cattle and grain. Since 2008, Guluguba is increasingly under the resources spotlight with the Woori Coal Project of Cockatoo Coal PTY exploring 900 hectares of land near the town. 30  westerndownsqueensland.com.au

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Ask a local We hope you enjoy your stay. Our Visitor Information Centres can help you travel around our region. Drop in for friendly advice on where to stay, what to do or chat to one of our Tourism Ambassadors.

Visitor Information Centres Dalby

Tara

Wandoan

Visitor Information Centre

Customer Service Centre

Visitor Information Centre

Thomas Jack Park

19 Fry Street

O'Sullivan Park

Warrego Highway

(07) 4678 7804

Zupp Road

(07) 4679 4461

info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

(07) 4627 5227

dalby.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Bell

info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Chinchilla

Visitor Information Centre

Moonie

Visitor Information Centre

Bell Bunya Community Centre

Rural Transaction Centre

Warrego Highway

71 Maxwell Street

(07) 4660 7291

(07) 4663 1087

Corner Moonie and Leichhardt Highways

chinchilla.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

bellbunyacommunitycentre@gmail.com

(07) 4665 0189

Miles

Jandowae

Visitor Information Centre

Community and Cultural Centre

Miles Historical Village Museum

Corner George and High Streets

Murilla Street

(07) 4668 4480

(07) 4627 1492

jandowae.ccc@wdrc.qld.gov.au

moonie.rtc@wdrc.qld.gov.au

miles.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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Travel Directory – Accommodation Accommodation Dalby and Surrounds

Farm Stays, B&Bs and Boutique Accommodation Flag Springs Artists Bush Retreat 11315 Auburn Road, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4665 1122 flagsprings.com Laurels of Chinchilla 15 Warrego Highway, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4669 1021 laurelsofchinchilla.com.au

Accommodation - Chinchilla and Surrounds

Hotels and Motels

Hayden House 164 Hayden Street, Dalby QLD 4405 M: 0419 700 757 haydenhouse.com.au

Hotels and Motels

Little Hollow Farm Stay Greenswamp Road, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4665 8289 or M: 0429 014 930

Bunya Vista Boutique Townhouses Bunya Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 0412 240 818 bunyavista.com.au

Kobbers Motor Inn 37A Nicholson Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4669 7488 kobbersmotorinn.com.au

Acacia Motel 96 Glasson Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 7379 acaciamotel.com

Riverdell Park Accommodation B&B Lot 53 Tomlinson Court, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 0405 443 950 riverdellparkaccommodation.com

Country Pathfinder Motor Inn 62 Condamine Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 4433 countrypathfinder.com.au

Motel Myall Cnr Myall & Drayton Streets, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 3399 motelmyall.com.au

Central Motor Inn (and Club Hotel) 131 Heeney Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4669 1100 clubhotelchinchilla.com.au

Caravan and Tourist Parks

Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn 60 Heeney Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4669 1080 chinchilladmi.com.au

Chinchilla Showgrounds Zeller Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 7194

Dalby Fairway Motor Inn 34 Myall Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 2255 dalbyfairwaymotorin.com.au Dalby Homestead Motel 27 Drayton Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 5722 dalbyhomesteadmotel.com.au Dalby Homestyle Accommodation 84, 86, 88 & 90 Nicholson Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 0408 178 313 dalbyhomestyleaccommodation.com.au Dalby Hotel Motel (Hoey Moey) 2 Cunningham Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 5020 dalbyhotelmotel.com.au Dalby Manor Motor Inn Cnr Pratten & Drayton Streets, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 1011 dmmi.com.au Dalby Mid Town Motor Inn 58-60 Condamine Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 6400 dalbymidtown.com.au Dalby Parkview Motel 31 Drayton Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 3222 dalbyparkviewmotel.com.au Drovers Motor Inn 87 Drayton Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4669 0444 droversmotorinn.com.au Gallery Motor Inn 128 Drayton Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 2300 thegallerymotorinn.com.au 34  westerndownsqueensland.com.au

Windsor Hotel Motel 32 Patrick Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 2911 osheaswindsor.com Bellview Hotel 29 Dennis Street, Bell QLD 4408 P: 07 4663 1211 The Bun Pub 72 Moffatt Street, Kaimkillenbun QLD 4406 P: 07 4663 4108 Exchange Hotel 41 High Street, Jandowae QLD 4410 P: 07 4668 5139 Jandowae Hotel Motel 32 High Street, Jandowae QLD 4410 P: 07 4668 5206 Caravan and Tourist Parks Dalby Tourist Park 32 Myall Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 4793 dalbytouristpark.com.au Pioneer Caravan Village 28 Black Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 1811 pioneervillagedalby.com.au

Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn 52-62 Warrego Highway, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 8288 chinchillagreatwestern.com.au Chinchilla Motel 65-69 Downes Road, Chinchilla Warrego Highway West P: 07 4665 5373 chinchillamotel.net.au Chinchilla Motor Inn 45-51 Park Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 7314 chinchillamotorinn.com.au Chinchilla White Gums Motor Inn Cnr Warrego Highway & King Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4669 1560 whitegumsmotorinn.com.au Commercial Hotel Motel 17 Chinchilla Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 7524 thecommercialchinchilla.com.au

Chinchilla Country Camping 200 Auburn Road, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 0434 666 130

Chinchilla Tourist Park 264 Zeller Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4669 1465 chinchillatouristpark.com.au CMCA RV Park ‘Clover Hill Ranch’ Braithwaite Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413

Accommodation Miles and District Hotels and Motels Eastwood Accommodation Laycock Road, Miles QLD 4415 P: 0400 590 298 Golden West Motor Inn 50 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1688 goldenwestmiles.com.au Hotel Australia 55 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1106

Kings Park Accommodation 48 Park Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4662 7733 kingsparkaccommodation.com.au

Miles Outback Motel 11 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 2100 milesoutbackmotel.com.au

Glasby’s Caravan Park 82 Moffatt Street, Kaimkillenbun QLD 4406 P: 07 4663 4228

The Palms Motel 64-70 Warrego Highway, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 07 4672 9888 thepalmsmotel.com.au

Miles Windsor Hotel Motel 39 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1159 mileswindsor.com.au

Jandowae Accommodation Park 104 High Street, Jandowae QLD 4410 P: 07 4668 5071 jandowaeaccommodationpark.com.au

Stonewood Villas 91 Oak Street, Chinchilla QLD 4413 P: 0448 109 307 stonewoodvillas.com.au

Queensland Hotel 29 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1152 qldhotelmiles.com.au

Bell Tourist Park 40 Cedarvale Road, Bell QLD 4408 P: 07 4663 1265 belltouristpark.com.au

Royal Motel 60 McNulty Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1517 theroyalmotel.com.au

Tara Spa Apartments 18 Milne Street, Tara QLD 4421 P: 07 4669 4001 taraspaapartments.com.au

Starline Motor Inn 97 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1322 starlinemotorinn.com.au

Glenmorgan Bottle Tree Inn Cnr Godfrey & Lorna Streets, Glenmorgan QLD 4423 P: 07 4665 6727

Swagsman Motor Inn 1-9 Marian Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 2663 swagsmanmotelmiles.com.au

Meandarra Motel Sara Street, Meandarra QLD 4422 P: 07 4665 6121 meandarramotel.com.au

Western Downs Motor Inn 115-119 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1211 westerndownsmotorinn.com.au

Meandarra Royal Hotel 3 Sara Street, Meandarra QLD 4422 P: 07 4665 6183

Condamine Bell Hotel Motel Wambo Street, Condamine QLD 4416 P: 07 4627 7219 Bullocky’s Rest Motel 5 Wambo Street, Condamine QLD 4416 P: 0418 961 929 bullockysrest.com.au Dulacca Hotel Cnr Glynn Avenue & Bell Street, Dulacca QLD 4425 P: 07 4627 6101 Caravan and Tourist Parks Miles Cross Roads Caravan Park 132 Murilla Street, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 2165

Moonie Crossroads Roadhouse & Hotel/Motel Cnr Moonie & Leichhardt Highways, Moonie QLD 4406 P: 07 4665 0200 Club Hotel Motel 893 Moonie Highway, Westmar QLD 4422 P: 07 4663 0870 Westmar Roadhouse Hotel/Motel 18447 Moonie Highway, Westmar QLD 4422 P: 07 4663 0751 Caravan and Tourist Parks Meandarra Caravan Park Gibson Street, Meandarra QLD 4422 P: 0400 656 190

Miles Showgrounds Hawkins Street, Miles QLD 4415 M: 0418 776 756

Myall Park Botanic Garden 1 Myall Park Road, Glenmorgan QLD 4423 P: 07 4665 6705 myallparkbotanicgardens.com

Possum Park 36865 Leichhardt Highway, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4627 1651

Tara Caravan Park 78 Milne Street, Tara QLD 4421 P: 0455 211 173 or M: 0437 932 192

Columboola Country 1381 Ryalls Road, Miles QLD 4415 P: 07 4665 8293 columboolacountry.com.au

Accommodation Wandoan and District

Condamine River Caravan Park 8 Wambo Street, Condamine QLD 4416 P: 07 4627 7179 condaminerivercaravanpark.com.au

Accommodation Tara and District Hotels and Motels Commercial Hotel 35 Day Street, Tara QLD 4421 P: 07 4665 3214

Bushlander Motel 17 Henderson Road, Wandoan QLD 4419 P: 07 4627 5500 bushlander.com.au Juandah Hotel Motel Cnr Royd & Lawton Streets, Wandoan QLD 4419 P: 07 4627 4155 Wandoan Accommodation Park 4 Zupp Road, Wandoan QLD 4419 P: 07 4627 5000 wandoan.com.au

Tara Hotel Motel 1 Baddleys Lane, Tara QLD 4421 P: 07 4665 3410

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Travel Directory - Restaurants Dining - Dalby and Surrounds

Stella Rossa 115B Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 3656

Bellview Hotel 29 Dennis Street, Bell P: 07 4663 1211

Salty’s Seafood and Takeaway 107 Heeney Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 8292

Restaurants

Urban Paddock Quambi House, 138 Cunningham Street, Dalby QLD 4405 P: 07 4662 2628

Kaimkillenbun Hotel 72 Moffatt Street, Kaimkillenbun P: 07 4663 4108

Sharpys Takeaway Warrego Highway, Chinchilla P: 07 4668 9320

Coffee Club The 104 Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2966 Curry Resort Restaurant 4/8 Stuart Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2338

Dalby Shoppingworld Food Outlets Donut King, Fresh, Gembu Sushi, Kebab Zone, Michel's Patisserie, Muffin Break, Subway

Dee's Vintage Thai Restaurant 64 Condamine St, Dalby P: 07 4662 0417

Takeaway Dining includes: Domino's Pizza, Hungry Jacks, KFC, McDonalds, Red Rooster

Kobbers Restaurant Kobbers Motor Inn, 37A Nicholson Street, Dalby P: 07 4669 7488

Centre Coffee Shop The Bell Bunya Community Centre, 71 Maxwell Street, Bell P: 07 4663 1087

Lum's Chinese Restaurant 135 Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4544 8707

Pips 'n' Cherries Cafe 15 Ensor Street, Bell P: 07 4663 1184

Squires Restaurant Dalby Manor Motor Inn, 18 Drayton Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 1011

Clubs and Hotels

Saffron Blue - Indian and Thai Restaurant 7/24 New Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2205 Cafes and Takeaway Dalby Road Inn Takeaway 72 Nicholson Street, Dalby P: 07 4669 6997 Katty Cakes 28 Cunningham Street, Dalby M: 0419 737 734 Lotus River Chinese Takeaway Drayton Street, Dalby P: 07 4669 6743 Marinate Indian Drayton Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 6262 Marissa's 22 Bunya Street, Dalby P: 0455 122 728 My Noodle Box 119 Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4669 8368

Australian Hotel 38 Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2980 Criterion Hotel 77 Drayton Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 3303 Dalby Bowls Club (Friday night only) 58 Patrick Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2243 Dalby Golf Club (Friday night only) Moreton Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2259 Dalby Hotel Motel 2 Cunningham Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 5020 Dalby Leagues Club Orpen Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 1433 North Dalby Bowls Club (Friday night only) 13 Eagle Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 3716 Russell Tavern Cnr Cunningham and Roche Streets, Dalby P: 07 4662 2122 Windsor Hotel Motel 32 Patrick Street, Dalby P: 07 4662 2911

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Dining - Chinchilla and Surrounds Restaurants Cheong Kong Chinese Restaurant 23 Chinchilla Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 8268 Great Western Restaurant The Great Western Motor Inn Warrego Highway, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 8288

The Bakery 105 Heeney Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4668 9338 Takeaway Dining include: Domino’s Pizza, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway Clubs and Hotels Chinchilla Bowls Club 9 Park Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 7319 Chinchilla RSL Memorial Club 61 Heeney Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 7196

Masala Hut Indian Restaurant Middle Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 7535

Club Hotel 131 Heeney Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4669 1100

Palms Restaurant The Chinchilla Palms Motor Inn, 64-70 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla P: 07 4672 9888

Commercial Hotel Motel 17 Chinchilla Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4662 7524

Thai Delicious Restaurant 2/25 Bell Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4668 9477 Cafes and Takeaway Amelia's Place Shop 4-6, 44 Middle Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4669 1263 Coffee Club The Village Travel Centre, Warrego Highway, Chinchilla P: 07 4665 5691 Dorney’s Cake Shop 83 Heeney Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4669 1407 Downtown Café 25 Bell Street, Chinchilla P: 07 4669 1757 House N Tea Cnr Wambo & Durah Sts, Chinchilla QLD 4413 M: 0400 885 000 Panache @ Home Café and Gift Shop Warrego Highway, Chinchilla P: 07 4665 5313

Kogan Hotel 10 High Street, Kogan P: 07 4668 1720

Clubs and Hotels

Dining - Tara and District

Sportsman Arms Bistro, Hotel Australia 55 Murilla Street, Miles P: 07 4627 1106

Cafes and Takeaway

Queensland Hotel 29 Murilla Street, Miles P: 07 4627 1152 Windsor Hotel Motel 39 Murilla Street, Miles P: 07 4627 1159

Tara Café 25 Day Street, Tara P: 07 4665 3152 Meandarra Motel and Sara Street Café Sara Street, Meandarra P: 07 4665 6121 Clubs and Hotels

Condamine Hotel Leichhardt Highway, Condamine P: 07 4627 7219

Commercial Hotel 35 Day Street, Tara P: 07 4665 3214

Dulacca Hotel Warrego Highway, Dulacca P: 07 4627 6101

Tara Bowls Club Bilton Street, Tara P: 07 4665 3329

Dining - Jandowae and Surrounds Cafes and Takeaway JAMPACK'd Cafe 35 High Street, Jandowae P: 0.7 4668 5599 Jandowae Café 48 High Street, Jandowae P: 07 4668 5004

Wieambilla South Country Club 22 Billabong Lane, Wieambilla P: 07 4665 3166 Meandarra Bowls Club Maud Street, Meandarra P: 07 4665 6159 Meandarra Royal Hotel 3 Sara Street, Meandarra P: 07 4665 6183 Glenmorgan Bottle Tree Inn Cnr Godfrey and Lorna Streets, Glenmorgan P: 07 4665 6727

Clubs and Hotels

Dining - Miles and Surrounds Restaurants Swagsman Restaurant The Swagsman Motor Inn 1-11 Marian Street, Miles P: 07 4627 2663 Cafes and Takeaway Creek Café Cnr Murilla and Pine Streets, Miles P: 07 4627 2797 Mace’s Hot Bread & Coffee Shop 3 Pine Street, Miles P: 07 4627 1592

Exchange Hotel 41 High Street, Jandowae P: 07 4668 5390

Dining - Wandoan and District

Jandowae Hotel Motel 32 High Street, Jandowae P: 07 4668 5206

Restaurants

Warra Hotel 104 Robinson Street, Warra P: 07 4668 1203

Bushlander Motel 17 Henderson Road, Wandoan P: 07 4627 5500 Wandoan Accommodation Park 4 Zupp Road, Wandoan P: 07 4627 5000 wandoan.com.au Cafes and Takeaway Wandoan Café and Coffee Shop 35 Royd Street, Wandoan P: 07 4627 5818 Clubs and Hotels Juandah Hotel Motel Cnr Royd and Lawton Streets, Wandoan P: 07 4627 4155 westerndownsqueensland.com.au  37

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