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Blackall Acacia Motor Inn

Corner Shamrock & Short Streets, Blackall QLD 4472

Featuring 25 beautifully appointed motel suites which include: reverse cycle air conditioning, queen size beds, tea and coffee making facilities, in-house movies. Guest facilities include: swimming pool, spa, covered car parking, licensed restaurant, guest laundry, cafe/coffee shop.

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Blackall Caravan Park

53 Garden Street, Blackall QLD 4472

On the banks or the Barcoo River, Blackall is a town to rest, relax and revive in amongst a green and friendly environment where a soak in an artesian spa will pleasantly surprise travellers.

Blackall has a fresh country atmosphere enhanced by glorious sunsets and clear night skies. Noted in particular as a tidy and refreshingly pollution-free town.

Blackall is located on the Landsborough Highway approximately 1100 km inland from Brisbane, distanced from the hectic pace of city living yet easily accessible by road and air. With temperate climate that produces winter temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius, the town has a welcoming atmosphere set in picturesque main streets lined with beautiful bottle trees, old-style buildings and lively well-kept gardens.

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Blackall's Acacia Motor Inn

110-122 Shamrock, Blackall QLD 4472
At Blackall's Acacia Motor Inn you can relax after a long drive in the artesian pool and spa, enjoy the outback hospitality and dine in the modern licenced restaurant. The Motor Inn is centrally located in the heart of Blackall, the home of Jack Howe and the infamous sheep shearing record. After a long days travelling, take a time out and relax in the stylish rooms offered at Blackall's Acacia Motor Inn. Your hosts Ozzie and Mike look forward to seeing you there.
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Barcoo Hotel

95 Shamrock, Blackall QLD 4472
The Barcoo Hotel is situated on the Matilda Highway in the main business area of Blackall. Management and staff provide country hospitality in a small rural community.Gaming, TAB and Keno are part of the services provided. The restaurant offers good country meals week days and nights and a selection of Chinese meals on Sundays.As well as the usual hotel bar services, the Barcoo has a small caravan park at the rear, along with tidy accommodation on the second floor. The Barcoo Hotel is a restrained pet-friendly establishment.
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Blackall Coolibah Motel

36 Shamrock St (Matilda Hwy), Blackall QLD 4472
When genuine outback hospitality is what you're looking for, try us. Our refurbished, standard or budget rooms are homely, fully air-conditioned and heated with all the little extras. Even your car is protected with undercover parking. Our salt-water pool is a terrific place to relax over a cold beverage from the bar, then tantalize your tastebuds with our famous "great steaks" or just a simple seafood salad. In town for something special? Nothing is too far to walk to, or we can arrange a courtesy drop off. Pets welcome with prior notice.

Blackall Heartland Festival

Evora Road, Blackall QLD 4472
G'Day! The Blackall Heartland Festival is a celebration in Blackall, the home of the Black Stump, Jackie Howe and the centre for Arts and Culture in the Central West. Showcasing its sheep and wool heritage as well as its regional produce, with a Barbecue Cook Off, Art and Photography Exhibition, and fun workshops there is something for everyone. 2016 sees the return of The Heartland Bull Ride, then country racing at its best followed by fast horse sports under lights in the evening. Come and be dazzled by art, music, regionally produced beef and lamb, singers, dancers and activities over a three day weekend in a unique outback setting. You will be bowled over by the friendly town of Blackall, so grab your hat and come and join them for some outback hospitality. With flights direct to Blackall from Brisbane there's no excuse not to get to Blackall during festival time. Don't forget to grab a mate and sign up for the Blades and Blisters Challenge. Some great prize money and a whole lot of fun. Tickets to some events book out early so get your ticket online at through the website....

Wave Rock Trail

Idalia National Park, Blackall QLD 4472
Wave Rock Trail is located within Idalia National Park. This 144,000 hectare park, in Central Western Queensland protects extensive mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River and threatened wildlife, including a translocated population of bridled nailtail wallabies. Explore the gorges and rock formations of Idalia's Gowan Range tablelands. As you emerge from the dense mulga, catch surprise views of rugged escarpments, home to yellow-footed rock-wallabies. You may also see other macropods grazing along the creek flats. The Wave Rock Trail is a 1.2 kilometre return walk of an easy grade. Departing from Old Idalia, walk past the old ship's tank to reach the cliff overhang shaped like a wave. Wind, sun and time are nature's carving tool here; sunset is the paintbrush. Panoramic views from the top of the cliff give an idea of the size of the park and its diverse vegetation. Allow one to two hours to complete this walk. ...

Five Mile

Landsborough Highway, Blackall QLD 4472
The Five Mile Waterhole is a great little waterhole which is quiet and shady location with plenty of room for keen fishermen. The Five Mile Fishing Hole is not far from Blackall on the Landsborough Highway heading north. Turn left at the "Riverview"/"Garden" sign. Follow the road along then take track down between the two houses. There is all vehicle access to this fishing hole....

Blackall Saleyards

Evora Road, Blackall QLD 4472
Built around the mid 1970s the saleyards were established as a structure to sell local cattle and have been in operation for many years. While in recent years there have been additional activities such as private scanning, weighing or spelling, the major function remains auctioning of cattle. Attendance at a typical sale day would be approximately 100 people with an average of 8500 cattle sold a year. A decision was made to cease sheep and lamb sales in 2000. The sheep yards still exist but are in poor repair. Cattle sales are usually held each Thursday. ...

Ram Park

145a Shamrock Street, Blackall QLD 4472
Ram Park is a museum complex designed to inspire residents of Blackall and visitors to the region to reflect on the present and imagine the future, through active engagement with the past. The aim of Ram Park is to bring Blackall history to life and preserve it for future generations. At Ram Park visitors will be able to wander through buildings steeped in local history and view items from a world long past. Strolling through the grounds visitors will be able to visualise how the pioneers of the land tried to tame the outback. Ram Park is also home to the Blackall Visitor Information Centre and travellers will be able to find out not only local history, but what present day Blackall can also offer those who visit the town on the 'banks of the Barcoo'....

Black Stump

Thistle Street, Blackall QLD 4472
Anything west of here "is beyond the Black Stump". Located behind the Blackall State Schools in Thistle Street is the Black Stump memorial. This site represents the observation used to establish a principal meridional circuit traverse around the town in 1888. This surveying was done to gain a more accurate basis for maps of Queensland. The surveyors used the stump for the placement of their transit to gain latitude and longitude observations. The use of a stump rather than a set of legs gave more stability for the transit. As time passed any country to the west of Blackall was considered to be 'beyond the Black Stump'. Visit Navena Homestead at Ram Park to see the original transit that was placed on the Black Stump for the surveying purposes between Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. ...

Mr and Mrs Behan Sulky Display

Clematis Street, Blackall QLD 4472
Mr Behan made his first sulky when he was about 14 years old in Wagga. His buggy and wagon display are on show in his garden, and gives Blackall a special charm that wouldn't been seen anywhere else. Most afternoons, you will encounter the Behan's trotting around in a horse and buggy saying hello to visitors and locals alike. ...

Jack Howe Sculpture and Gallery

Shamrock Street, Blackall QLD 4472
Jack Howe, Australia's most famous shearer, shore a record of 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 minutes in 1892. He also set a record of 237 sheep shorn with electric shears which was not broken for 58 years. A memorial statue is located outside the Universal Garden Centre in Shamrock Street. Inside is a gallery, with a historic display, relating to the legendary shearer Jack Howe and local town history which can be seen for a small charge. ...

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Blackall, Blackall QLD 4472

Moonbria Road and Barcoo River Road

Moonbria Road, Blackall QLD 4472
Get the feel of a real outback driving adventure! The Moonbria and Barcoo River Roads are a great way to travel off-road between Barcaldine, Blackall and Isisford. As you travel over the black soil plains to the Barcoo River, you will see a wide variety of native wildlife and birds. Camp on the banks of the mighty Barcoo and try your luck at catching a yellowbelly. The Moonbria Road section is 96 kilometres and the Barcoo River Road is 120 kilometres and suitable for four wheel drives only. This road can become impassable in the wet weather....

Blackall Aquatic Centre

Salvia Street, Blackall QLD 4472
What better way to rest, relax and unwind after a day's sightseeing but in the warm waters of the Great Artesian Basin at Blackall Aquatic Centre. Set in tropical surroundings, the oasis comprises of a 50 metre pool, two paddle pools and a naturally fed artesian spa. All pools are beach entry to enable easy access and heated throughout the cooler months....

Blackall War Memorial and Memorial Seat

Matilda Highway near Hart Lane, Blackall QLD 4472
The bravery of shearers, jackaroos and 'townies' who voluntarily signed up to be a part of WWI is remembered within Blackall's A and M Lehman Park. Returned soldier and former mayor James Minnis unveiled a sandstone obelisk, fashioned by AL Petrie, on ANZAC Day 1927. It carries the names of 37 locals who died in the conflict. There's also a stone seat, dedicated in 1928 by the Queensland Country Women's Association Blackall branch members in 'grateful memory'. And there's a sculpture honouring the town's own Military Cross and Victoria Cross recipient, Edgar Thomas Towner. The grazier's son was 25 when he enlisted. He served at Gallipoli, Egypt and in Europe. The VC, the highest of honours in the British Empire, was awarded for his actions during an attack on Mont St. Quentin, a key German stronghold, on the Western Front in 1918. Towner continued his life on the land in central Queensland, with a short time serving in WWII. He died in 1972 and is buried at the Longreach Cemetery....

Major Mitchell Memorial

Shamrock Street, Blackall QLD 4472
The Major Mitchell Memorial, which is located in Shamrock Street, was unveiled on the 19th September 1946. Thomas Mitchell was the first European to explore the area in 1846, which then led to the area being opened up for settlement. The clock is dedicated to Major Mitchell, Graham Douglas and their aboriginal interpreter Youranigh....