About Tambo

Population: 400

Step back in time when you arrive in Tambo, enjoy the slower pace and all the history that the oldest town in the Central West has on offer.

Tambo has a relaxed atmosphere and visitors are encouraged to wander around and enjoy a self-guided walk along the banks of the Barcoo or around the town’s historical buildings. Meet and chat with local volunteers at the town’s heritage Post and Telegraph buildings where you can try your hand at Morse code and learn of the town’s rich history.

Take a picnic to the Tambo Dam where an abundance of birds will keep you entertained with their antics, or you can pull up in the middle of town at the EE Parr Park which has a well-equipped picnic area with a playground to allow those little travellers to work off any excess energy.

Across from the park, the Grassland Art Gallery is well worth a visit, a contemporary art space showcasing artworks from local and regional artists, the exhibitions change every six to eight weeks so there is always something different to see.

A trip to Tambo, the Outback Teddy Bear Capital is not complete without a visit to the Tambo Teddies workshop where you can marvel as these pure wool teddies in a variety of colours and styles come to life.

Plan your visit to spend an extra day so you can take a four wheel drive adventure east along the Wilderness Way, a 320km round trip that takes in an area of rugged beauty traversing a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Crossing the Great Dividing Range and looping back into town, this route is a nature lover’s delight full of native flora, fauna and brilliant wildflowers from August to September.


Tambo Heritage Precinct

Discover stories of the oldest town in the west at Tambo’s Heritage Precinct . The buildings were originally Tambo’s Post and Telegraph Offices, and Tambo played a vital role in the early telegraph system linking the north of Australia with the south. These heritage listed buildings were moved

Tambo’ s Wilderness Way Self Drive Route

Travel Tambo’s Wilderness Way, a self-drive tour through an area of rugged beauty, known as the ‘Rooftop of Queensland’. The tour traverses a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Enjoy vistas of tangled ranges where the wind and rain have created massive sandstone formations which contrast

Tambo Teddies

Tambo Teddies create quality hand crafted sheepskin teddy bears in the tiny Outback town of Tambo in western Queensland, truly Australian made teddies. These very appealing, friendly teddy bears come in different styles. Find a soft and cuddly Bickie Bear for your newborn or a fully dressed Mr.

Stubby Bend

On the banks of the Barcoo River away from the highway noise, Stubby Bend offers fully self-contained travellers a free site for camping. A variety of birds visit the area throughout the day, you can watch the kangaroos grazing in the afternoons, and quite often at night friendly

Tambo Aquatic Centre

Nestled amongst mature palm trees and manicured lawn areas the Tambo Aquatic Centre, with a 25m swimming pool and smaller wading pool, embodies the relaxed and restful Tambo lifestyle. The staff are friendly and are willing to offer any information or assistance to patrons. So unwind with a

Tambo Dam

At the town’s southern entrance lies the picturesque Tambo Dam and parklands. A habitat for water birds and wildlife, a place for rest and relaxation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the grassy areas for picnics and make use of the barbecues provided. Pathways wind through the forest parkland

Grassland Art Gallery

Call into Tambo’s Grassland Art Gallery, a modern, stylish purpose-built art facility located in the centre of town. Opened in 2009, the complex is the cultural hub of the township with the gallery being managed as a Council and Community collaborative partnership. Tambo Arts Council volunteers working closely

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