Blackall

About Blackall


Population: 950

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, Blackall’s friendly locals always give visitors a warm welcome.

Literally growing on the sheep’s back, Blackall became a thriving outback township in the early years. Today, you can discover the region’s wool heritage at the Historic Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining scour in Australia, a virtual living museum, where friendly volunteers can take you on an intimate guided tour through the complex.

 

Blade shearer Jack Howe put Blackall on the map in 1892 at nearby Alice Downs Station, when he set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. It took another 58 years before anyone matched this feat and this was by machine shears. Jack Howe is memorialised in a bronze sculpture that can be viewed when wandering along the Shamrock Stroll, a historical walk around the town.

Blackall has the reputation as the Arts Capital of the West, boasting an outdoor gallery of public artworks created by local and well renowned artists, which range from scrap metal sculptures, wool carvings and hand-painted murals to large bronze depictions of the town’s most famous.

The first artesian bore in the outback was drilled in Blackall in 1885 and today visitors can rest, relax and revive in the natural artesian waters at the Blackall Aquatic Centre’s thermal spa and swimming pool.

Blackall is the home of the Black Stump which was used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of this point is said to be ‘beyond the black stump’.

Experiences

Ram Park

Under the watchful eye of the big ram, Ram Park is a collection of old buildings filled with displays and stories that bring Blackall’s colourful history to life, preserving it for future generations. Visitors can wander through the station homestead and gain a feel of a life gone

Langlo – Adavale Road

Take a side trip off the Matilda Way along the Langlo-Adavale Road for a bit of off-road adventure, it’s a great way to see more of Queensland’s Outback as you travel between Tambo and Blackall. The drive presents great views of beautiful outback landscapes. You will see native

Idalia National Park

Amid the gorges and rocky formations of the Gowan Range tablelands, Idalia National Park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the Bulloo River’s headwaters and threatened wildlife. Seven species of macropods, including yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies live here. 15 native species of fuchsia grow here. Explore the

Five Mile

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

Blackall Woolscour

Discover history in action at the Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. A living museum with a direct link to Australia’s pioneering era. Operating from 1908 until it closed in 1978, the scour played a large part in the lives of many

Blackall Aquatic Centre

Are you in need of some rest and relaxation? Then take time out at the Blackall Aquatic Centre. Relax in the spa, its warm bubbling artesian waters fed by 58 degree bore water. If you prefer to swim some laps, there is also a 50 metre olympic size

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Meanwhile in Blackall | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 18173059282130383 Cheers to the end of another spectacular weekend in Outback Queensland.

Here's cheers to the upcoming @betterinblackallfestival 19-22 August.
Combining the best that Blackall has to offer, the outback explodes into a four-day festival packed with local grazing plates, sunset wine and food tastings, street parties, art and cultural displays, billycart races, BBQ cook-offs, live music and a swag load of familiar faces. Life is #betterinblackall 

Type in your browser https://www.betterinblackall.com/ for more information.

Great photo by @holly_andmilly 

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Instagram post 17889554354283981 This weekend sees the @outbackqueenslandmasters tee off on Australia’s most remote golf series, spanning an epic 1,600 kilometres across Queensland’s Outback.

Tomorrow and Sunday the round starts off in Biloela, @sandstonewonders.

Followed by
26-27 June – Charleville, @experiencecharleville 
3-4 July – Quilpie, @visitquilpieshire
10-11 July – Blackall, @betterinblackall 
17-18 July – Hughenden, @visithughenden 
23-25 July – Longreach, @experiencelongreach 

Good luck to the competitors and all involved.
For more information go to https://www.outbackqldmasters.com/ 

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Instagram post 17919891358662853 @greg_graingers_adventures next stop on his Travel Oz Outback Queensland special is in the Blackall-Tambo region @tamboteddies and the Blackall Woolscour.

Be sure to tune into @channel7 7TWO at 8.30am Saturday.

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Instagram post 17898255889949867 It’s getting cooler in Outback Queensland but don’t let that stop you from taking a dip at the Blackall Aquatic Centre.

Take a swim in the heated pool or lounge around in the spa and relax those tired travellers muscles.

Opening hours-
Weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends and public holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Instagram post 17936038135478438 Outback Queensland comes alive next month with the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera.

Presented by @operaqueensland in association with @camerata_qco Queensland's Chamber Orchestra, the Festival visits Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall and Windorah from 19 to 27 May.

Go to https://www.oq.com.au/whats-on/festival-of-outback-opera/# for more information and to book your tickets.

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