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EASTERN REGION

ABOUT EASTERN REGION

Outback Queensland’s eastern Sandstone Wonders region has many natural attractions including gorges, rivers and National Parks such as the Glebe Weir and Expedition National Park. Visit Lake Murphy, Kroombit Tops and Mt. Scoria Conservation Parks, or relax at Isla and Cania Gorges.

The Dawson River and Callide Dam provide many opportunities for fishing and water sports. The region can also provide many adventures for the 4WD enthusiast.

Many towns in the area have a rich history which has been well documented photographically and can be explored in historical villages and museums.

Towns in the EASTERN REGION

Banana

Visitors are always a little baffled by the town’s unusual name, particularly as there isn’t a single banana tree in sight.

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Baralaba

Old fashioned values and friendly townsfolk are the hallmarks of Baralaba. Those traits and a stubborn streak for sticking around.

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Biloela

Today, Biloela is a busy commercial and tourist hub, though it still retains that relaxed, country feeling.

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Cracow

About 155 kilometres south-west of Biloela along the Theodore-Eidsvold Road, you’ll find Cracow – a tiny ghost town packed with surprises.

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Dululu

The northern most town in the Banana region, Dululu is a junction point that divides the two southern arterials.

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Goovigen

Goovigen is a small rural village in the region’s northern farming heartland.

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Jambin

A rural hub with a pub to service weary travellers, Jambin is on the Burnett Highway just south of Smoky Creek.

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Moura

Moura is a central point and vibrant community for the people who serve its local industries – the farmers, growers and miners and their families

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Taroom

The tell-tale sign that you’ve arrived in Taroom is the Steel Wings windmill at the northern entry to town.

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Thangool

More than 130 years in the making, Thangool first opened to settlers, who tried it as a sheep run in the 1850s.

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Theodore

Theodore is located on the Dawson River 105 kilometres south west of Biloela.

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Wowan

In its heyday, Wowan was the dairy capital of the region.

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