Baralaba

About Baralaba


Population: 314

Old fashioned values and friendly townsfolk are the hallmarks of Baralaba. Those traits and a stubborn streak for sticking around. More than a century of economic upheaval has threatened the town on many an occasion, but Baralaba locals are a stoic lot. Like Mount Ramsay, the landmark from which the town derives its name, the 500 residents are steadfast and here to stay.

Baralaba people are proud of the past. It’s ever-present too, preserved in the shop front and building facades, giving the streets a quaint yesteryear feel. Like everything around here, the town’s other main attractions revolve around the heritage, land and river systems and country life.

Local historians, Tinny and Colin Major, have spent three decades creating the Historical Village close to the edge of town. The heritage houses are filled with memorabilia, offering visitors an insightful passage back in time. The Village opens by appointment so you’ll need to book ahead. P: (07) 4998 1163 or 0427 981 235.

The Landcare centre on the corner of Stopford and Ashfield Streets is a hub for visitor information, WiFi access, local art and pictorial history exhibitions as well as information on Baralaba and its surrounds, open on Wednesdays.